Courtney Lee 11 season in the NBA player for new York Knicks
This was a special event for me. My former Pike 2004 Freshmen County Champions (undefeated 20-0) team came to give back in 2013. Phil Collins, owner of M.A.D.E., David Barlow, owner of Hometown Heroes and Kyle Riley, owner of MVP came together to give out 20 Thanksgiving dinner to the community-along with a free basketball clinic.
Coach Lands had the opportunity to train a group of 13-15 years from Brazil. All different skill levels, including some high level prospects in the Brazilian National Team. They trained for a week-learned about basketball and life in America. Coach Lands took them to Pike High School so they could see a high school in a different high school, they got to experience the cultural and academic aspect of the States.
George Hill's 2014 9th and 10th grade AAU team. Many high level college prospects on this roster.
Coach Billy Wright (1992 Richmond State Champion), Coach Larry Bullington-Former Head Coach at Pike High School, averaged 36.2 at Indianapolis Marshall). This picture was taken after Pike's Championship victory in 2003, we went 29-0 that season. Coach Wright and I were Assistant Coaches.
Ron Mercer (1996 National Champion at Kentucky, played 9 years in the NBA). Coach Lands coached alongside Coach Mercer at the University of Louisville during the 2009-2010 season.
Trey Lyles (Mr. Basketball in 2014, McDonald's All-American in 2014, State Champion in 2014).
The Pike family at Jeff Teague's Basketball Camp.
Mr. Teague (Indiana All-Star, father of Jeff and Marquis Teague) and Gary Harris (Mr. Basketball 2012, Michigan State: All Big Ten Team 2014, Big Ten Freshman of the Year 2013).
Coach Krzyzewski (Head Coach and 4 time National Champion at Duke, Olympic Gold Coach) and Coach Steve Wojciechowski (former Assistant at Duke and current Head Coach at Marquette University.) We are at a high school game recruiting my nephew, Jalen Coleman.
Historic picture: Courtney Lee (29-0, State Champion, Team ranked 2nd in nation in 2003, went to the Sweet 16 at Western Kentucky, played in the 2009 NBA finals with Orlando, currently plays for the Mempshi Grizzles). Justin Cage (Mr. Basketball in 2003, went to the Sweet 16 in 2007 with Xavier, has played 5 years in Belgium). Christ Thomas (Mr. Basketball in 2001, went to the Sweet 16 with Notre Dame, played in Spain for 5 years). Sydney McDaniel, Anthony Lee, Mike McCoy and Torrian Bluliett (State Champs and State Runner Up, 2002 & 2003).
This is Indiana Elite's 8th and 9th grade team. Run and Slam Champions, 2014. Coach Omar does a great job teaching the young men.
George Hill's 7th grade AAU tea, 2014 State Champions. Many high level prospects on this roster.
Trevon Bluiett (Park Tudor, 2 time State Champion, Indiana All-Star in 2014, 6th leading scorer in the state of Indiana). I started coaching Trevon in 5th grade with the Tempo AAU program. I'm alongside Bryce Moore and Kobe Webster (Park Tudor State Champions). I started training them in 2013.
Jaquan Lyles, very skilled, athletic player. Will do well in the Big 10. I've been working with him for 3 years.
Training session with an Indiana All-Star, Purdue legend David Teague. He played years overseas.
6.7.14-First Pike Alumni Game. 3 time State Champions-1998, 2001, 2003. State Runner-Up in 2002, 2003 and 2012. USA Today-Ranked 2nd in the nation, 29-0. Mr. Basketball in 2001 & 2003. 10 Indiana All-Stars. 4 NBA players. 15 Overseas players. Teachers, accountants, coaches, police officers, small business owners, musicians, dj's....great men. The Pike family.
Jalen Coleman (Sectional, Regional and Semi-State Champion in 2013 at Cathedral High School).
Erica Moore, Mt. Vernon State Champion 2013, Indiana All-Star 2014, Purdue signee. Trained with Coach Lands in 2013, she has tremendous work ethich a nd a great competitive spirit.
Khristian Smith (Indiana State, Missouri Valley Con).ference 6th Man of the Year
Khristian Smith (Indiana State, Missouri Valley Conference 6th Man of the Year.
Christen Cunningham (Kentucky Junior All-Star in 2013 and Kentucky All-Star in 2014). His brother Trae was a student manager at Louisville. He came to train with me last summer.
George Hill's 4th grade team (2014 State Champions, 2013 National Champions as 3rd graders. They work very hard and are dedicated to getting better. I trained Kalen, John Jr. and Grant from this team.
Kenny Johnson (Assistant Coach at the University of Louisville), Greg Lansing (Head Coach at Indiana State), Je'Ney Jackson (IU Strength and Conditioning Coach at IU), at a Pacers game.
Mike Wells, Lawrence North graduate. I trained his son and Jacob Franklin (Jukebox)'s 3rd grade team.
Freshman County Champs, Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Indiana All-Stars. Jeff Teague, Louis Hogan, Kyle Riley and Phil Hogan. They are all running their own businesses now.
Coach Sean Miller (Head Coach, University of Arizona) and brother Archie Miller (Head Coach, University of Dayton). Coach Lands has known Sean for 10 years, he recruited Pike's Justin Cage (Mr Basketball, 2013) to Xavier University. Archie recruited Pike's Courtney Lee (Indiana All-Star in 2004) to Western Kentucky, where they made the Sweet 16 his senior year. Both brothers led their teams to the Elite 8 in the 2014 NCAA Tournament.
Lawrence North, 1992. We were Conference, County and Sectional Champions. Coach Lands was All County and All-Sectional.
Former Butler Coach Brad Stevens and current Butler Coach, Brandon Miller. I played against Brandon at Butler the summer he was going to school. I also worked at Butler's Summer Camp for 3 years.
George Hill's 9th and 10th grade AAU team. Many high level college prospects on this roster.
Kevin and KJ, from George Hill's 8th grade AAU team.
My father, Coach Rick Pitino and me. Two men that know the definition of accountability. Great men, great leaders.
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Two time Sun Belt player of the Year, RJ Hunter. 2015 Tournament win, beat #3 seed Baylor. He is in the gym working hard with Kamari, Jason, Peter, Warren and Wyatt.