USA Basketball Brings Big Names to Lakewood

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  • CBS basketball analyst Clark Kellogg, a former NBA and Ohio State player, spoke about the coach-player relationship. Kellogg was a high school phenom at Cleveland's St. Joseph High School during the late 1970s.   

  • Wille Stephens, who has 42 years experience in youth coaching, travelled all the way from Houston, Texas to attend the academy.  

  • St. Edward Head Coach Eric Flannery, who has worked with USA Basketball for over 15 years, was key to bringing the event to Lakewood.

  • USA Basketball is the governing body of the US Olympic Basketball teams, so they brought along plenty of Olympic team items.

  • The Coach Academy is a great opportunity for basketball coaches to network. Babe Kwasniak, head coach of the state champion boys team at Villa Angela-St. Joseph, was among the many area attendees.

  • Nike is a partner for the Academy, so there were plenty of Olympic team shoes on display.

  • An autographed ball from the 2012 US men's team.

  • Turnout for the event was very you see many of the attendees inside the St. Edward Gym.

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