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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

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 cam is on the link above, 

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

Allman to join Palm Beach College

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

 

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

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

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.

 

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.

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 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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

 

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 

 

 

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.

Kessens signs with Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in BBL

Kessens will continue his basketball career in the BBL (1st division German league) as he signed a 1 year deal with the German team Fraport Skyliners in Frankfurt. Michael will start his 4th year as a professional basketball player, the ex Alabama university forward has previously played 2 seasons for Rasta Vechta where he participated in the champions league. 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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NYC Camp 2019 

Snapshots of our latest NYC 2019 camp.

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