JR. HEAT Coaches
Tony Fiorentino is in his 30th year with the Miami HEAT organization. As a HEAT original, Tony has held the positions of broadcast analyst, assistant coach and/or scouting coordinator. He was an assistant coach with the Miami SOL (WNBA) for 3 years. Tony is a former high school teacher and coach with a master's degree in guidance counseling. This will be Tony's 30th summer involved in basketball camps for boys and girls in South Florida.
Glen Rice appeared in 478 games (461 starts) as a member of the HEAT from 1989-95 and averaged 19.3 points while shooting 45.9 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from three-point range. He was the fourth overall selection in the 1989 NBA Draft by the HEAT out of the University of Michigan. He led Michigan to the 1989 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, scoring an NCAA-record 184 points in tournament play, a record that still stands. Rice was also voted the tournament's Most Outstanding Player and was part of the Associated Press All-America second-team, after averaging 25.6 points for the season. Immediately after being drafted, Rice became the HEAT's first bonafide star and earned Second-Team All-Rookie honors while leading Miami to its first playoff appearance in 1992. Rice was the first HEAT player to average 20+ points per game in a season (1991-92) and led Miami in scoring in four consecutive seasons from 1991-95. During his 15-year NBA career he was a three-time All-Star, a two-time All-NBA selection, the MVP of the 1997 All-Star Game and won an NBA championship as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2000. Glen now spends his summer's giving back to the game, taking the role as “Shooting Specialist” at our Miami HEAT Basketball Camps.
WNBA Champ, NCAA Champ, Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Fame inductee Ruth Riley Hunter joins our coaching staff and brings a host game knowledge on and off the court. Ruth was the 5th overall pick by the Miami Sol, was WNBA all-star, and finals MVP with the 2 time champs Detroit Shock. Prior to her pro career, as a senior at Norte Dame Ruth led the Fighting Irish to the 2001 NCAA Championship, being named MVP of the Final Four, along with the Naismith Player of the Year and the NCAA Academic All-American of the Year. WOW! Today Ruth is part of the HEAT broadcast team where she provides insight and analysis on both TV and radio for all HEAT games. Ruth is an integral part of our Jr. HEAT program and when she's not calling the pros on tv or radio, Ruth is always on the court helping all our young athletes get better.
Allison Bustamante is the Owner and Head Trainer of AB Hoops Basketball. During her stellar prep career, she garnered several accolades, some of which include : 6x Miami All-Dade, 2x First Team All-State, 1x All-American, 2x Miami Dade Player of the Year selections. She currently holds the record as the all time leading scorer at Lourdes Academy with over 2,500 points. She was a top 50 nationally ranked player by Blue Star Basketball and was invited to the Adidas top 100 camp, where she was selected as an All Star. These accolades led her to a full athletic scholarship to the University of Notre Dame. Allison founded AB Hoops in 2010 and currently trains all levels of athletes, ranging from beginners to high level collegiate and professional players. Since 2017 Allison has been the Head Coach of the girls varsity basketball team at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart. Her desire to spotlight the female side of the sport in Miami led her to create the travel basketball organization Miami Impact, home of many of the top middle school players in Miami. Her newly instituted AB Hoops League (ABHL) consists of four all female leagues: 4th-5th grade, 6th-8th grade, High School and Adult levels. Her training meets high expectations and along the way, instills in her athletes a desire to dream big, work hard and make it happen - a slogan to which she attributes the success of her own business and training establishment.
Andrew Moran is an NBA Skills Coach, an International clinician, and a skill development specialist. Andrew has been consistently training athletes since 2008 and founded Miami Hoop School in 2012. Andrew also has experience in coaching. He was an assistant coach at Miami Senior High School in 2011 and worked on player development. He also was the head coach at Miami Christian High School and led the Victors to a state championship in 2015. His experience serves him well, having worked with players at the NBA, international, collegiate, and high school levels. He's worked with NBA players like Tim Hardaway Jr, James Johnson, Mario Chalmers, Marcus and Markeef Morris, Royce O'Neil, Shane Larkin, Jalen Brown and others.
Coach Chalas is part of the coaching staff at Nova Southeastern University as their Player Development Coach. Since his arrival, the NSU Sharks have gone 67 -1 in two seasons. Coach Chalas has helped the Sharks achieve back-to-back SSC regular season and SSC conference titles, back-to-back NCAA South Region Championship (both features that have never happened before in school history). Wrapping up and helping the program to its first NCAA National Title 2022-23 in school history. Player development is at the core for Coach Chalas. In his tenure thus far at NSU, he has helped develop 5 players that have transitioned to play at the D1 level. As well as developing pro players at every level; NBA, G-League, FIBA, BSN (Puerto Rico), LNB (France), ASEAN (Hong Kong), ENBL (Beligum), and BNXT (Europe). He is also the founder and owner of Synergy Basketball Academy, where he trains young players of all ages. His experienced eye dissects nuances often overlooked, shaping raw potential into refined mastery. Beyond the Xs and Os, he cultivates an unwavering work ethic, nurturing discipline and mental fortitude. His mentorship extends far beyond the court, he has an innate ability to connect with others which allows him to foster a relationship of growth, not just in skill, but in character, unlocking a player's full potential.
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