Delilah Battle, Head Coach 13U
Delilah Battle has been a Varsity Assistant Basketball coach at Saint John School in Houston, Texas since 2014. Coach Battle has been a Director and/or Coach in Houston Grassroots Basketball for over 18 years.
She believes that if you instill great work ethic and discipline in players at a young age, the sky is the limit.
Young players must be taught to listen, give 100% effort, and compete to the best of their ability at EVERY opportunity given.
Coach Battle believes in developing complete young players through 4 primary components: individual skill development, Team Skills and IQ Development, Physical Development, and Competitive Development.
Richard Law, Head Coach 16U
Richard Law is a Houston native who attended Clear Lake High School where he still holds several records. After high school he had a very successful career playing at The University of South Alabama, helping to lead his team to the NCAA tournament. After finishing his college career, Coach Law had the opportunity to play overseas in Europe and in Mexico.
When his professional basketball career came to an end, Richard transitioned into coaching starting at St. Thomas High School. During his second year as a coach, the Eagles won the State Championship (2011). The team also went on to appear in the final four in 2012, 2016, and 2017. In addition to coaching at the high school level, Coach Law has also coached AAU teams for the past 12 years. In these roles and as a private coach he has had great success developing players and helping them reach their goals of playing at the collegiate and professional levels.
Richard is married to Michele, a high school biology teacher, and they have two kids, Georgia and Richard IV.
Marcus Ebow, Head Coach 16U
Coach Marcus Ebow graduated from North Shore Senior High School in Houston, TX. While at North Shore, Ebow guided his team to a 80-25 record as a three year starter. He achieved the following honors: multiple All-District 23-5A selections, McDonald’s All-American nominee, voted Most Valuable Player in District 23-5A, All-Greater Houston Team selection, 1st team all-region, and a second team all-state selection.
After graduating from North Shore, Ebow received a basketball scholarship to attend Sam Houston State University (Division I). While there, he was part of the 2003 Southland Conference and tournament championship team, which earned the school’s first ever trip to the NCAA tournament. Coach Ebow finished his playing career at Minnesota State University-Moorhead. While there, he served as the team captain, was voted team MVP, Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week (NSIC) and voted NSIC All-Conference.
Coach Ebow has well over a decade of coaching experience at the collegiate, high school and grass roots levels. His first coaching experience came at the collegiate level as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Minnesota State University, where he specialized in player development, scouting, and in-game strategy.
Coach Ebow has spent time training and coaching with some of the most prestigious grassroots programs in the country. Additionally, he has coached, trained and mentored several professional, collegiate, and prep school athletes.
Marcus Ebow graduated from Minnesota State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science along with a Minor in Coaching. He completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University in 2010 with a 3.5 GPA.
Marland Lowe, Head Coach 15U
Marland is currently the Head Coach of the heralded 15U JL3 NIKE Travel Team and the founder of the integrated Texas PRO basketball organization. Marland has spent the last 23 years training elite high school, college, and NBA players, with 17 of those years for John Lucas’ Basketball Resources. Marland was selected as a Coach and Skills Instructor for the NIKE Elite 100 in St. Louis, Missouri, named Assistant Coach of the USA Midwest team for the NIKE Global Challenge in Portland, Oregon, has been a guest speaker and skills instructor to college coaches at the NIKE Coaches Academy in Portland, and has been invited to coach numerous basketball camps across the country.
With 23 years of experience in grassroots basketball, Marland has develop key relationships with personnel of several NBA teams, NBA players, and elite-level basketball prospects. He maintains a good dialogue and communication with Head and Assistant College Coaches throughout the country. Marland has demonstrated a high level of trust from individuals whom he is entrusted while seeking out and evaluating top elite talent, building, and maintaining relationships with key individuals and influencers.
Marland holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and played college basketball at Phillip’s University under the late Denny Price, a former NBA Coach.
Moochie Norris, Head Coach 15U
Moochie Norris played college ball at Odessa College (1992-1994), Auburn University (1994-1995), and the University of Western Florida (1995-1996). He was the 33rd overall pick in the 1996 NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks. He played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks, and the New Orleans Hornets through the 2005-2006 season. He played in Italy for Climamio Bologna in 2007, and in November of that year joined the Yakama Sun Kings of the Continental Basketball Association, where he led the league in assists.
He was noted for his large afro and the Houston Rockets in 2002 featured him with a bobblehead figurine which sported a synthetic afro.
His grandfather, who loved the Cab Calloway song "Minnie the Moocher", gave Moochie his nickname.
Houston Posey, Head Coach 13U
After graduating from University of Houston-Downtown, Houston Posey began his career as an educator in HISD. Before, retiring from HISD Houston taught physical education and coached youth basketball for 7 years. Currently, Houston works as a supervisor for Posey’s Construction & Development. He also functions as one of the operators for his family owned business, Water Tree Serenity. Along with running his family businesses, Houston has served as the Boy’s 8th grade Head Basketball Coach for St. Thomas Episcopal for the last 4 years. Houston has also been coaching AAU boys basketball for 3 years.
Houston Posey first attended Jarvis Christian College (NAIA), where his basketball career started in 2006. After, playing at J.C.C for 1 year he then went to St. Edwards University where he was initially recruited. Before Houston could begin his new journey at STE he was derailed by family issues. Houston finished up his college and basketball career at University of Houston Downtown. The transition was better for Houston, permitting him to take care of his mother who was battling cancer at the time. After graduating in 2010, Houston Posey returned to UHD as an assistant coach for the Men’s basketball team.
Houston Posey attended Eisenhower High School in his 9th grade year, and transferred to Milby High School. He played basketball both at Eisenhower and Milby High School where he received interest from multiple colleges to play basketball on the college level. He also played with the Houston Swoosh travel team during the summer for AAU basketball. As a senior, Houston was selected to the Greater Houston All-Star game for the top players in the city.
Mr. Posey is a Houston native born to Larry and Babby Posey with 2 siblings. Houston is a family man who loves to travel. Houston has a beautiful family: he is married to Shar’Dae Posey and they have 3 girls together, a set of twins Karmin and Kamrin, and Kinnadi.
Arthur Jackson, Assistant Coach 13U
Arthur was born and raised in the great city of Houston, Texas. He went to Lamar High School and then attended the University of Houston-Downtown where he received both his undergraduate degree and MBA. As an undergraduate, he played four years with the university’s club team, winning the conference championship in 2011.
Outside of coaching, he loves to spend time with family and friends and watch college, NBA and Dallas Cowboys games.
Arthur is entering his third year of coaching. He began head coaching 4th/5th grade and assistant coaching with 6th/7th grade. Over the years he has trained players from 3rd grade to the high school level and is comfortable working with any age group. Arthur coaches with an emphasis on the fundamentals needed to compete at the next level. What motivates him as a coach is the ability to have a positive influence on our youth and to make an impact in their lives.
Courtney Brooks, Recruiter-Player Development
Courtney Brooks is a native of Jackson, Mississippi.
He attended Barstow Community College, and graduated from Grambling State University in 2010 with a BS in Kinseiology. He received the degree of Master in Education in 2012 from Texas Southern University.
He has coached at Forest Brook Middle School, North Forest High School, and Alief Hastings High School and is an eight-year volunteer with Summer Basketball.
John Lucas III, Player Development
Coach Lucas played collegiately at Baylor University and Oklahoma State University. Coach Lucas made the winning shot against Saint Joseph's University that sent the 2004 Oklahoma State Cowboys to the NCAA Final Four.
After going undrafted in the 2005 NBA draft, Lucas has played for several NBA and European teams. In 2017, the Minnesota Timberwolves hired him to be a player development coach. Currently, he runs JL3 Basketball, a player development program in the Los Angeles and Houston areas.
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