Staff

  • Tom Schuster, Owner

    – Opened the 43 Basketball Academy in 2007
    – Previously the Chief Financial Officer for Hirshfield’s Decorating
    Centers for 10 years

  • Rahmeen Underwood, Sales & Marketing

    -Graduated from Ryan HS in Denton, TX where he was named among the Top 50 Big Men in the state of Texas as well as a member of the First-Team Class.
    -Received a full scholarship to attend Texas Southern University where he was an All-Conference player in the SWAC. Played in the Rainbow Classic as a freshman. Made all-freshman team in the SWAC.
    -Only conference selection to NBDL. Invited to training camp and workout with Houston Rockets, Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and the Minnesota Timerwolves.
    -Sales & Marketing Manager and Trainer at the 43 Hoops Basketball Academy since 2009.

  • Christina Bussler, Office Manager

    -Graduate from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Clothing Design.
    -Independent clothing and accessory designer.
    -Office Manager at 43 Hoops Basketball Academy and CLUB 43 since 2008.

  • Jarvis Rivers, Trainer, Coach

    -Graduated from Carbondale Community College HS, Carbondale IL.
    -Received a scholarship to play for Georgia Perimeter, the 2nd Junior College in the nation where he was twice named First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Tournament. The team advanced to the elite 8 both years.
    -Played in the NBA’s Developmental League for the Sioux Fall Skyforce.
    -Trainer at the 43 Hoops Basketball Academy since 2009
    -Coach for the 43 Hoops Basketball Club since 2012

  • Lawrence McKenzie, Trainer

    -One of the most decorated prep players in Minnesota history; won four straight state high school basketball championships at Minneapolis Henry.
    -Transferred to Minnesota after spending his first two years of college ball at Oklahoma with Kelvin Sampson.
    -As a Minnesota Gopher, under Coach Tubby Smith, he averaged 15 points in 2007 and 12 in 2008.
    -Received Honorable Mention All-Big Ten recognition in 2007.
    -Named All-Big Ten Third Team in 2008.
    -Played professionally in Europe 2008-09 with Feni Indistrija, and finished his professional career in the NBA Developmental League as a member of the Los-Angeles D-Fenders.
    -Trainer at the 43 Hoops Basketball Academy since 2011.

  • Ryan Martin, Trainer, Coach

    Coaching Experience
    2007-2008 KC Pump n Run 15’s Head Coach, 2007-2008 Men’s Assistant Coach at Coffeyville Community College
    2008-2010 Men’s Graduate Assistant Coach at University of Missouri Kansas City
    2010-2013 Assistant Men’s Coach Northern Colorado
    2013-2014 Eden Prairie Freshman Girls Coach
    Playing Experience
    · 2004 KJCCC Eastern Division Honorable Mention (Coffeyville Community College)

    · 2004 KJCCC Region IV All Region Team(Coffeyville Community College)
    · 2005 NJCAA All- American (Coffeyville Community College)
    · 2005 KJCCC Eastern Division Player of the Year (Coffeyville Community College)
    · 2005 Region IV Co-Player of the Year. (Coffeyville Community College)
    · 2005 All Region IV Team , Eastern Division First Team (Coffeyville Community College)
    · 2006 NCAA Sweet Sixteen (Wichita State University)
    · 2006 Missouri Valley Conference Champions (Wichita State University)
    · 2006 Selected All-Bench Team Missouri Valley Conference (Wichita State University)
    · 2006 Top Sixth Man in College basketball ( Rivals.com)

     

  • PJ Hill, Trainer

    -Three-time all-conference and all-city recipient, and was recognized as an all-state honoree.
    -A 4-year varsity starter and three time captain at South and North high schools. He helped North High win back-to-back Twin Cities and Minneapolis Conference championships.
    -Played 2 years at Midland College in Midland, Texas, and was a member of the 2007 NJCAA National Championship team.
    -Played 2 years at Ohio State University
    -Played professionally in Latvia, Athens and China
    -Trainer at the 43 Hoops Basketball Academy since 2011.

  • Kwadzo Ahelegbe, Trainer

    -Lead his Tartan High School team to two consecutive Class AAAA State Tournament appearances
    -Played collegiality for UNI (University of Northern Iowa) from 2007-2010
    -Top 10 scorer and top 5 asssits at UNI
    -Three-time MVC Defensive 1st Team Member and a one-time Defensive Player of the Year
    -Lead UNI to the biggest upset in team history, beating Kansas in the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen

    Other Awards/Achievements:
    MVC All-Tournament Team -09, 10
    All-MVC 2nd Team -09
    MVC Most Improved Player of the Year -09
    MVC All-Tournament MVP -10
    Bob Cousy award -11
    All-MVC 1st Team -11
    NABC Division I All-District 16 1st Team -11

    -Has since played overseas in Holland, Hungry and Germany
    -Training at 43 Hoops since 2007

     

  • Aaron Robinson, Trainer

    -4-year Minnesota Gopher point guard (2001-05)
    -5’10” guard out of Rockford, Ill was a key to the Gophers 2005 NCAA Tournament
    -Named 2nd All-Decade Team by The Daily Gopher
    -Coach and trainer at 43 Hoops since 2013

  • Demondi Johnson, Trainer

    High School: Niagara Falls High School (1998-2002)
    – 4 year Starter
    – All time leader in assists
    – All Western NY team 1999-2002

    College: Gannon University (2002-2006)
    – 4 year Scholarship
    – 3 year Starter
    – Top 10 all-time in assists in school history

  • Ike Udanoh, Camp Trainer

    -Standout player for Wayne State University 2009-12
    -Played 2 years professionally in Europe
    -Trainer at 43 Hoops for since 2013

  • Corey Barrett (Slim), Camp Trainer

    -2013-14 Redshirt at Coppin State
    -2014-15 Transfer to Central Connecticut State University
    -Trainer at 43 Hoops since 2014

  • Austin Fuller, Camp Trainer