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At Blessed Hoops©, we help prepare our youth for those moments in their lives. We use basketball to engage young minds, as we know that the core principles of dedication, discipline and teamwork are skills that need to be transferred into life on the court. We provide a service for all levels, from beginners to advanced level players, with training in both individual skills and dynamic team environments. The basketball court is our classroom in which we develop our youth to become tomorrow’s leading pioneers. Learn More

Latest News

Matthew Allman, Year 3

The UK product, Matthew Allman  is entering his 3rd College year and is ready to start his season with Glenville State College, Matthew previously played at the Jucco level in Florida and earned a spot on the all conference 2nd team shooting the 3 ball at 48%. 

Michael Kessens is back after a one month injury

Michael Kessens had an anckle injured that put him on the sideline for one month.

He returned Friday to play vs his old team Fraport Skyliners and had 10 pts, 2 rbs and 2 assists and the victory. 

Matthew Allman is joining NCAA D2 Glennville State College in West Virginia.

The 6’6 UK guard became a big factor with Palm Beach State (Junior college) this past season.
Matthew earned all conference 2nd team averaging 9 pts and 4 rbs while shooting 48% from the 3 pts line.

Allman is the first player to ever receive a scolaraship from the Blessed Hoops proram. 

From Switzerland to Vegas, 6-foot-7 senior small forward Jan Njock is emerging as a potential high major option this winter.

Article of 247 sports on Jan Madi Njock in the link below;

https://247sports.com/Player/Jan-Njock-46111682

Blessed hoops clinic in Port-aux-Princes, Haiti

Some of the best players of Haïti came to workout with us for one full day, over 45 players showed up. 

The experience was great, the players and coaches really enjoyed it. 

N'jock graduates from Trinity international

Studies, is what we focus on before anything else.  Congratulations to Jan N’jock for graduating at Trinity international Prep with a 4.0 GPA. 

Jan will son make his announement to which University he will attend. 

Blessed Hoops Skills Camp from the 17th - 18th of October in Gland, Switzerland !

Skills camp 2020 is on !

Come work on your game with our experienced coaches, workouts will be specific for guards and forwards.  

Register on the below link: https://blessedhoops.com/signup/

Please note that for this camp, we only have 15 spots available per category.

Senior guard, Malyk Rebetez is transferring to Tennessee Prep

6ft1 point guard from Monthey, Switzerland, class of 2021 Malyk Rebetez is transferring from DME Academy and is joining Tennesse Prep for his senior year.⠀

Malyk will play in the the Grind session this upcoming season with UK shooting guard Kitan Ogunbona. 

Forward, Malia Mpondo from Geneva, Switzerland signs with the Academy Sabadell in Barcelona, Spain

Congratulations to 6ft1 forward, Malia Mpondo, class of 2022 for signing with Spanish Academy Sabadell. 

 

Media : Jan Njock - Den NBA, Traum vor Augen

Click on article to read it. 

Damarni Velinor - Schumann signs with MClennan Community College - Division 1 Junior College

Damarni Vilenor – Schumann signs with power house D1 Junior College, MClennan Community College in Texas.
After playing as a post graduate for coach Harold Rayford in Tennesse Preparatory Academy, Damarni has impressed many schools with an average of 22.8 pts 6.6 ass and 3.5 stl per game during the 20-21 season.

From Saint-Charles (UK) to Blessed hoops to Tpa (USA)to MClennan Community College (USA).

Check out his highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taaDTuZi0Dc&feature=youtu.be

Jan Madi Njock earns All tournament team in Alaska at the Alaska Airlines tournament

Allman to join Palm Beach College

Matthew Allman joins Palm Beach State College for 2019-2020 Season

 

Allman joins Virginia Junior College

(Camp 2018)

6.5 ft guard Matthew Allman @ma3five from London, United Kingdom earned a 2 year scolarship to Richard Bland Of William & Mary a Division 1 Junior College in Virginia. Matthew was in Prep school two years ago and had offers to go to college but had to return back home to London due to personal reasons. He decided to give it one last try and joined us for our 10 day showcase in NY city.

Jan Madi Njock drops 16pts and 5r at DeAndre Ayton's Duel in the Desert

Hans Manku to join Tennessee Prep

(Camp 2018)

6.1 ft guard Hans Manku from London, United Kingdom got recruited by Tennessee Prep one of the best Prep schools in the country.

Yassine Zlitni is ready to start his college career

The Forward from Morocco (North Africa), Yassine Zlitni who finished his apprentiship as a baker in Switzerland received a scolarship at Tennesse Prep (Post Grad) and his hard work and persistance paid off. 

He is now on a full scolarship and will start his collegiate carreer on the 5th of November with Bethel University, NAIA. 

Kitan signs with Victor Valley College in California

London guard Kitan Ogbatuna is on his way to Victor Valley College in California on a full scolarship. The 6ft5 guard has previously played at Tennessee Prep in Memphis.

Malyk Rebetez

From Monthey, Switzerland had an impressive european challenger cup this summer where his team finished 3rd in the competition.

Malyk was the starting point guard averaging 12 points 5 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

He will play for the post grad team of @tennprepacademyhoops Prep this year looking to earn a scholarship at the college level.

Jan Madi N'jock commits to Blinn Community College

After receiving more than 15 NCAA Division 1 Offers from conference as high as the ACC, WAC, and MVC, Jan Madi N’jock is keeping his recruitment open by comitting to power house Blinn Community College in Texas Waco.

The decision has been made due to a complicated year with covid 19, college players regaining there school year, D1 coaches not being able to go watch games and students not being able to visit colleges.

Blessed Hoops 2021 Camp

The blessed hoops 2021 camp in Gland, Switzerland had again a lot of success. 65 campers from all over Switzerland and France were in attendance. 

All coaches were ex scolarship players and this year, we were able to add Sabrina Palie ex WNBA champion with the Detroit Shocks. 

3 scolarships to the United States were given during the week of camp. 

Unfortunately, due to covid 19 restrictions, UK players were not able to attend this years camp. 

Thank you to BBC Gland, our official partner and to the City of Gland for the help provided. 

Blessed hoops summer camp - 18th July until 22nd July 2021

After a very successful camp in 2020, we are glad to announce that the Blessed Hoops summer camp will be back in 2021 from the 18th of July until the 22nd. 

Come workout with some of the best basketball players in europe. 

Ex pro’s, current college players and college coaches will be in attendance to show you what it takes to play at that level. 

If your dream is to play in the U.S.A or in europe, this is the place to be. 

All the information on camp is on the link above, 

Blessed hoops coaches clinic in Port-aux- Princes, Haiti

Great experience with the 12 youth coaches that came to learn about the different leagues in the U.S.A and europe. 

It was also a great exchange to learn how they view basketball in Haïti. 

We shared different tips, drills and plays coaches could do during their own practices and games. 

Fabio Novais signs with the Academy of FC Porto, Portugal

Congratulations to the 6ft8 Forward Fabio Novais, class of 2023, from Zurich, Switzerland for signing with the Academy of @fcportosports in Portugal. ⠀

Fabio has Joined our program in January as a beginner and has worked extremely hard to give himself a chance in the game of basketball. 

Today, he is on a full scolarship as he continiues his studies whilst playing basketball. 

Kitan Ogunbona from London, United Kingdom is on his way to Tennesse Prep

The 6.5 ft guard from London, United Kingdom has impressed coach Rayford from TPA and will join him for the upcoming season where he will be playing in the Grind Session.

Kitan played this passt season in the ABL and averaged 18 pts per game. 

Blessed hoops Camp 2020 - Thank you to all the volunteers, coaches, players, the city of Gland and @bbc_gland for making this week so special.

Thank you to all the volunteers, coaches, players the city of Gland and BBC Gland for making this week so special.

The camp ended with great succes, 88 basketball players came from all over Switzerland, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Sweeden. 

This year, we started from age 9 until 20. 

The campers were trained by ex and current scolarship players, We had the privilege to have Michael Kessens from the BBL (Germany first division) and Frederic Adjiwanou (ex euroleague, Pro A and division 1 US) coach our youth. 

The atmosphere was great, the players got trained like in the U.S showing them what it takes to become a high level player. We ended the camp with a 5 on 5 showcase and brought the New York atmosphere to Switzerland. 

We are greatful for BBC Gland for all the help they have given us during this week. 

The Blessed Family meets at the Grind session in Kansas

Yassine Zlitni, Damarni Velinor and Coach Harold Rayform (Tenessee Prep) meet Jan Madi Njock (Trinity International) in Kansas at the Grind Session

Zlitni to join Tennessee Prep

Congratulations to Yassine Zlitni, 6.5 ft Forward from Zurich, Switzerland on joining one of the top basketball programs in the USA.

Yassine Zlitni is on his way to Tennessee Prep in Memphis Tennessee and will be under well respected coach Harold Rayford.He has received a lot of respect in playgrounds in New York City and caught a lot of attention from scouts and coaches during his 2 trips with us.

 

Velinor-Schumann to join Tennessee Prep

Starting point guard, Damarni Velinor-Schumann has elevated his game to new levels. The second year camper came back this year with something to prove and earned himself a spot at Tennessee Prep in Memphis.

Darmani will be joining his Blessed Hoops teammate Yassine Zlitni, the two have shown tremendous potential whilst playing together on the court.

 

New Blessed Hoops Ambassador

Michael Kessens joins Blessed Hoops, says the program is excellent for bringing kids to the U.S. Read the exclusive interview.

NY vs. NY at Lincoln Park

The battle of the parks at Lincoln Park in Queens was a trip highlight as we were graced with the precence of the NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo and other NBA stars such as Kyle O’Quinn, Shabazz Napier and Hami Diallo.@giannis_an34 

 

 

Jan N'jock is ready to Start his College career with Blinn Community College

N’jock who received 15 division 1 offers is still turning heads at the jucco level as more offers are coming his way, Jan will start his collegiate career on the 7th of november 2021. 

6ft1 point guard, Eddy Flores from Higuey, Dominican Republic will be attending Tennessee prep this upcoming season.

Eddy played under coach Othare Abawve this past season with BBC Gland in Switzerland. 

Eddy Flores will be entering his senior year.

Class of 2022

Kessens signs with Telekom Baskets Bonn in the BBL

Kessens will continue his basketball career in the BBL (1st division German league) as he signed a 2 year deal with the German team Telekom Baskets Bonn. Michael will start his 5th year as a professional basketball player, the ex Alabama university forward has previously played 1 season with Frankfurt Skylinners 2 seasons for Rasta Vechta where he participated in the champions league and one season with Bremenhaven.  

 

 

2'000 fans, 70 players, one Champion

The main event was on Sunday the 18th of April where the showcase happened at Place Boyer Pétion Ville.

It was a great day for Haïti, the Haïtian basketball federation, oneonez and Blessed Hoops.

The players played very hard and did not disappoint. Fans came out, the arits were there, the event was surreal. 

Haîti is a beautiful country, a beautiful culture and most of all, the people are amazing, we hope to be back very soon. 


Blessed hoops clinic and showcase in Pétion Ville, Haiti

We are glad to announce our first basketball clinic, showcase and formation for the coaches in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

We are partnering up with the Fédération Haïtienne de basketball and oneonez Street to create a basketball clinic and showcase for Haïtien players. Furthermore we will have a formation for the coaches. 

Objectives of this event is:

• Positively impact the communities 
• Teach young kids that education is the pathway to success
• Reinforce the importance of leadership and civic responsibility to youth
• Provide tangible leadership opportunities for student-athletes Activities:
• Product donations (basketball gear, books or tech) to underserved communities
• Student-led community service events (ex: recycling pick-up, basketball clinics, etc.)
• Create an event for our youth as we know Haiti is going through very hard times

Stephanie Martinez, 6ft 1 point guard signs with the Academy of FC Barcelonna

Congratulations to 6.ft1 point guard Stephanie Martinez, class of 2023 on joining the basketball academy of FC barcelona, one of the best academies in europe.⠀

Stephanie was part of our summer workout program and elevated her game through hard work and dedication to get ready for the next chapter of her career.⠀

 

Camilla Martinez, 6ft 1 shooting guard signs with Spar Girona in Spain

Congratulations to 6ft1 guard Camilla Martinez class of 2021 for signing with Spar Girona in Spain. 

The sharp shooter from Geneva has worked extremely hard this summer and will be fighting for a spot with the first team. 

Yassine Zlitni signs with Bethel University

Yassine Zlitni is on his way to Division 1 NAIA, Bethel University in Nashville, Tennessee on a full scolarship.⠀
After spending his post graduate season for coach Harold Rayford at Tennessee Prep, the 6.7 ft forward has impressed the power house NAIA program in Nashville, Tennessee. ⠀

From Zurich (CH) to Blessed hoops to TPA (USA)to Bethel University (USA)⠀
We would like to thank everyone that was involved with this, from the tutors, players and coaches and a special thank you to coach Rayford and Jackie Knowles for making this a reallity.

Different cultures, one family

Unfortunately racism still exists.
Blessed hoops stands with the black community.
Our team is set up from different cultures and today we will go the extra mile and try to do better, be better and stand together as we seek change.
We have always been ONE no matter where you came from and this will remain.
Mark 12:31🙏🏼

Beat Jüngling (6ft2 class of 2023)

Beat has been a straight bucket this season.
Last season he had 7.9 ppg. This season he is dropping 21.4 ppg during the regular season and 29 ppg during the playoffs in the U17 Swiss basketball league.

Njock to join Daishen Nix in Las Vegas

Patience pays off for 6.7 ft small forward Jan Madi Njock from Winterthur, Switzerland.
Jan will be sharing the backourt with 5 star recruit Daishen Nix at Trinity International in Las Vegas, Nevada on a full scolarship.

After surpassing many programs in the summer, Jan trusted Blessed Hoops and took a chance in our 10 day showcase in New York City and was able to display his talents with head coach Duke-Jermaine Forbes and camp organiser Jackie Knowles.
Scouts were impressed by his ability to run the floor, his athleticism and shot blocking.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reaching New Levels

First time ever a Swiss-UK squad played on the Dyckman Basketball floor in an evening game in front of 2,000 people.

Thank you to Dyckman Basketball for inviting us to play the defending champions. The experience was surreal. Much respect to Hami Diallo (OKC Thunders) and Montrezl Harrell (LA Clippers) for showing love to the program.

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NYC Camp 2019 

Snapshots of our latest NYC 2019 camp.

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