Jason was born and raised in Southern California. He went on to study at the University of Arizona where he obtained a Business Management degree and later furthered his education, earning a master's degree from the University of Texas-Pan American.
He has extensive basketball experience on multiple levels of the game, including HS, JUCO, NAIA, NCAA D1, and the NBA. His NBA experience includes working as a regional advance scout for the Orlando Magic, where in-person scouting of future Magic opponents was a major responsibility of his.
Jason has also worked for scouting services, assisting NBA teams with in-person scouting of NBA Draft prospects.
In addition to this, he has a vast player development background, where he has helped to produce 40 NBA Draft selections in the last 8 years alone. He works with individuals from the youth levels to collegiate, international, and NBA players.
As an international sports consultant working with teams and federations from various sports, his travels have also taken him to all parts of the world and to 6 continents. Jason currently serves as the Director for Core Focus Sports Group.
Tomaso was born in Bologna, Italy and graduated from the University of Bologna with a major in Business and further a postgraduate MBA in Marketing. With huge experience as a sales export manager in different markets and for different industries, he eventually specialized in the markets in Eastern Europe. Sasdelli has lived in Russia and Latvia and speaks five languages including Italian, English, French, Spanish and Russian.
He obtained the Italian Federation coaching license in 2011 and then turned his passion and devotion for the game into a job. Tomaso is currently in charge of creating relationships, scouting and recruiting prospects in Europe. He is a key figure in the European youth basketball scene, consistently attending the main youth events and recruiting the best young talents for major Italian clubs, as well as for U.S. schools and colleges.
As an experienced coach with stops at multiple NCAA D1 colleges, including Washington State University, Seattle University, and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Mitch is not only incredibly well-respected, but very well known too.
Having participated in 3 NCAA Tournaments, including 2 while working with Tony Bennett (current Virginia Head Coach) and 1 while on staff at Cal Poly, Mitch is no stranger to success. In addition, he has coached over 20 professional players, including multiple NBA players over the years. Now, he looks forward to combining his passion for helping people and his deep relationships in college basketball to help the EET family to accomplish their goals of playing college basketball.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and with Belorussian origins, Olga eventually moved to Italy 11 years ago. With a degree in Business and with an expertise in communication psychology, Olga is capable of identifying players with the right personalities and characteristics. Moreover, she has great experience in helping the families to choose and settle into Italian clubs.
Ольга родилась в Санкт-Петербурге, имеет белорусские корни. 11 лет назад переехала на ПМЖ в Италию. Получила высшее образования в области бизнеса и имеет опыт в психологии коммуникации. Ольга способна выделить игрока с подходящим характером и личностью. А также есть большой опыт в помощи семьям в выборе и обустройстве в клубах Италии
As a Lithuanian native with expertise across various major sporting organizations, Martynas, is well versed in the global sports scene. He has a truly international background, which includes periods of study in Lithuania, Russia, the Netherlands and the UK. As a result, he is able to speak Lithuanian, English and Russian, which enables him to successfully navigate the various sporting landscapes.
Prior work experiences includes time spent with the Lithuanian Basketball Federation, Wasserman Media Group, pro basketball clubs Neptunas and Sevenoaks Suns, and more.
Martynas serves in a variety of areas for EET and is able to assist clients in finding the right athlete for their organization as well as helping families to find their next athletic and academic opportunity abroad.
Almantas was born in the small town of Jonava, Lithuania and graduated from the University of Klaipeda with a Bachelors degree in Business Management.
Almantas has been in sports his entire life, closely following the game of basketball and playing since he was a child.
Known as AK to his friends, he has successfully developed sports businesses in the Baltics and is the right person to answer any questions Lithuanian families may have.
With his knowledge of the Lithuanian market, local talents, and fluency in the Russian and English languages, he will help families to find the best possible solution.
The most influential basketball family in Kiev, the Dziubas know talent when they see it.
Vlad is a very well-known talent scout in Ukraine, and has already reported to EET some good Ukrainian talents in the past. Now, the relationship has become official with the addition of him to our team.
Anton is a professional basketball player of 206cm, who has played professionally in Spain and Ukraine. Now, he is starting his coaching career and also specializing in the scouting and development of young players.
The Dziuba scouts are the best in this field in Ukraine and they have the experience not only in evaluating talent, but also in supporting the families of the young players in making the right decisions for their future basketball and academic careers.
A highly experienced manager with strong organizational and relational skills, Mr. Sharifov is a very will known person in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
His deep knowledge of the local environment and culture, is of great help to the families that aspire for an academic/athletic career abroad.
Feel free to contact Mr. Sharifov for any questions related to academic and athletic opportunities abroad.
London born and raised, Kieran is an established individual in the UK basketball scene. As a standout in high school, Kieran was set to have opportunities to reach the collegiate ranks, but when an injury hit, he lost scholarships and the opportunity to compete at a higher level.
. This has been a huge driving force ever since, as he has sought out ways to help others and make sure they get the necessary exposure and opportunities as the Director of On My Grind.
His ten years as a coach across every level of British basketball, ranging from the grassroots stages, to the Elite Youth Basketball League and the National Team pathway have put him in a position to support players and families and to always put them and their developmental needs first.
As a regular in the Baltic States basketball environment, Ansis has been involved in basketball from all possible directions. It started as a player in the Latvian Youth Basketball League and carried on from there to several amateur leagues in Latvia and LBL3. In addition, he has been a basketball equipment sales consultant for national teams, and a regular on the camp scene as a coach throughout Europe. Now, he unites his biggest passions, which are traveling Europe and basketball. His mission is to help players chase their goals by find the right playing opportunities, and reaching the highest levels possible.
A native of Spain, Adrian, is a Scout with an impeccable reputation. Always seeking to further himself academically, he has studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Tilburg Universiteit, and now is advancing his knowledge base even more at the Universidad Nacional de Estudios a Distancia and the Universidad Católica de Murcia in Sports Psychology and Big Data in Sports.
As a basketball coach with experience working with youth players, he understands the daily challenges that athletes are presented with, and the opportunities that may exist for them. He aims to continue to help more players to study and play in the U.S.A., as well as help any players to realize pathways within Europe.
Born and raised in France, Stephane, brings a different perspective to the UK basketball scene. Having played at the highest of levels as a youth player, he understands what it takes for a young player to reach their goals. Seven years ago, he made the move to the UK and in 2019, Stephane founded Performance Skills, where he specializes in all aspects of skill development training.
Stephane has a wide-ranging coaching background and now works with players of all ages. From U12 to U18 National League, he does it all in the youth scene. In addition to his work with youth players, he also works with some of the top professionals in the UK.
With an eye for talent, Stephane, is well-versed in understanding not only a player’s developmental needs, but the pathways which can help them to accomplish their ultimate dream.
As someone who has truly lived the American experience, Ivan, is well prepared to identify and help players to reach their goals of competing in the U.S.A.
Having graduated from Florida International University in Miami and having spent time working at the University of Miami and Miami Dade College, Ivan's experience in NCAA and collegiate operations is immense. He has assisted with the international student enrollment process and worked face to face with influential donors and VIP. With a background and strong passion in football and basketball, he aims to help players realize their dreams, whether in the U.S.A. or in Europe.
A regular in the sporting scene in France, Loïck, is a graduate of the prestigious IESEG School of Management in Paris.
With experience interfacing with various stakeholders, including the ITF, ATP, and WTA, just to name a few, Loïck, has also worked closely with players and the media to help ensure smooth operations of the legendary Roland Garros.
With the ability to speak French, Spanish, and English, and an eye for talent, he lives to help those with potential to find pathways in their sport.