Meet the Staff

Christopher J. Cameron

 

Christopher J. Cameron is the Co-founder of College Hoops Connect, Co-founder of the HBCU Elite 100 Camp, and the founder of Champions Are Made  Sports.  Since 2014, Cameron has hosted skill camps, showcase exposure camps for middle school and high school players throughout Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, and has coached AAU and high school basketball.  His showcases have helped over 100 basketball prospects sign to play basketball on the college level. 

 

Cameron has coached high school in Georgia for five years.  Currently, he is the Director of Boys Basketball at Fellowship Christian School where he overseas the high school and middle school teams.  Prior to that, he was the Head Assistant at Wheeler High School where they won the 2020 GHSA State Championship. In two years with Wheeler, he coached 8 division 1 recruits, 2 Division II recruits, and a McDonald's All-Star Game participant in EJ Montgomery.  Cameron also coached at Rome High School and help Rome advance to the Sweet 16 in the GHSA State Tournament.  There Cameron mentored the top scorer in Georgia and DI signee Caleb Byrd (University of Charlotte). Cameron is known throughout the Southeast as one of the top skill development trainers, evaluators, and basketball coaches.  He has worked Future 150, CB Hoops, The Freshman U Camp as a skills coach/evaluator.

 

Cameron coached college basketball for fourteen years.  He was the assistant coach at Albany State University and Xavier University of Louisiana, and also served as the head coach at Albany State University from 2006-2014. Cameron led ASU to the SIAC Championship and the NCAA DII National Tournament in 2007.  He also recruited and developed 11 All-SIAC Players, two NCAA All-South Region Selections, and a 2-time Black College All-American.  Under his tutelage, seven of his ASU players have gone on to play at the professional level. Cameron enjoyed a four-year professional basketball career that landed him in Iceland, Finland, Mexico and San Diego for the Stingrays of the International Basketball League (IBL).  He was the Finnish Basketball League Player of the Year in 1999 and received several awards in the Mexican CIMEBA League. Cameron played his college basketball at Tulane University where they were nationally ranked all four of his years and participated in post season play each year. He is ranked 7th all-time for steals and was a 2-time All-Defensive Team in Conference USA.

Chris Cameron

Tony Lamarr

 

Tony LaMarr is the Co-Founder of College Hoops Connect Scouting Service. A former head coach at Clark Atlanta University brings over 15 years of experience as a coach, player and scout at the professional, collegiate and high school level to College Hoops Connect.  During the 2021-2022 season, LaMarr spent one season at NAIA Harris Stowe State University in Missouri. Prior to that, he has served as an Youth Developmental Coach for the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Atlanta Hawks.  LaMarr six-year tenure at NCAA Division II Clark Atlanta University from 2010-16 that saw him serve as an assistant coach for three seasons before being elevated to head coach. During his time as an assistant he helped guide the Panthers to a 22-9 overall record in 2010-11. That year the program won its first Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) championship in 46 years. That earned CAU a return trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament.
 
Following the 2012-13 campaign, LaMarr was presented the opportunity to serve as Clark Atlanta’s  head coach and took full advantage of it. In his first season, 2013-14, he led the team to a 15-12 overall record. Not only was it an impressive 11 win improvement over the previous season, but it also produced the third best winning percentage (.555) in a 14-year span.  Before coming to CAU, LaMarr spent one season at Division II Fort Valley State as an associate head coach in 2009-10 and one at Lawson State Community College (2008-09). At both stops he served as the recruiting coordinator and handled scouting and player development in addition to on-floor coaching and academic Liaison.

Prior to breaking into college coaching LaMarr earned his stripes at the high school level. He coached at Shiloh High School and Central Gwinnett High School, coaching a combined five players that went on to play at the NCAA Division I level at Central Gwinnett.

Michael Young

Tony LaMarr

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Michael Young is the owner of More Than Life Basketball Training and is currently the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Ridgeway Middle School in Memphis, TN.  Young has coached AAU basketball for over 10 years in Georgia and Mississippi.  Before starting is coaching career, Young play for the Mississippi Miracles of the ABA and played collegiately at Mississippi Delta CC and Rust College.  Michael has been with College Hoops Connect from the start and is very passionate about teaching and developing players on and off the floor. Helping athletes connect with college coaches and getting them exposure is what Coach Mike does.

His motto is Leading By Faith Example. Young has served as a camp counselor for College Hoops Connect and has been promoted to Talent Evaluator for Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Alabama.

Michael Young

Michael Young