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Grizzlies Youth Basketball

About Us

Grizzlies Youth Basketball presented by Nike provides exciting NBA settings in which to learn, play and enjoy the game of basketball.

We offer programs to players of all ages and skill levels, including camps, clinics, leagues, tournaments and special events. We are an accredited program of the Jr. NBA and are an official supporter of the NBA/USA Basketball guidelines designed to promote positive and healthy youth basketball experiences.

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Meet the Staff

When participating in our programs, your child will learn from some of the area’s best youth development coaches.

Below are just a few of the men and women who are eager to share their basketball knowledge with program participants.

Antonio Perez
Director of Youth Basketball Programming
(901) 205-1279 | aperez@grizzlies.com
Jr. NBA/NBA FIT Clinician
USA Basketball Gold-Licensed Coach
B.S. Sport Management, West Virginia University

Allen McCLain
Played semi-professionally in the ABA; Played collegiately at Belhaven University

Ariel Hearn
Plays professionally overseas; Played collegiately at University of Memphis

Brandon Branch
Coached collegiately at Southwestern College; Played collegiately at Walters State

Jalen Lynn
Plays collegiately at Arkansas State University

Jordan Jeffries
Plays collegiately at Martin Methodist University

Katie Woodruff
University of Memphis Athletics; Coached and played collegiately at Union University

Mariah Chandler
Memphis Grizzlies Basketball Operations; Played collegiately at Baylor University

Mike Parks Jr.
Plays professionally overseas; Played professionally in the G League; Played collegiately at University of Memphis

Rafaella Angelidou
Played for the Greek National Team; Played collegiately at Christian Brothers University

Rosalyn Knox
National Jr. NBA Coach of the Year Finalist; Played collegiately at Lane College

Sidy Sall
Coaches collegiately at Rhodes College; Played professionally overseas; Played collegiately at Christian Brothers University

Guest Appearances

As a highlight, many of our programs feature appearances by special Memphis Grizzlies guests. These have recently included:


Brandon Clarke, De’Anthony Melton, Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, Ja Morant, Jaren Jackson Jr., John Konchar, Jonas Valanciunas, Josh Jackson, Kyle Anderson, Marko Guduric, Tyus Jones, Yuta Watanabe and various Memphis Hustle players


David McClure, Jason March, Niele Ivey, Taylor Jenkins


Brevin Knight, Elliot Perry, Mike Miller, Tony Allen


Chris Vernon, Claw Crew, Eric Hasseltine, Grizz, GrizzFit Coaches, Grizz Girls, Grizzlies Grannies and Grandpas, Grizz Line, Hustle Crew, Kelcey Wright Johnson, Kings of the Court Dunk Team, Meghan Triplett, Michael Wallace, Pete Pranica


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