A plan’s success will rely greatly on its implementation. Our key staff has over one-hundred (100) accumulative years of experience in operating successful programs, over seventy (70) accumulative years of experience in managing and operating successful businesses, over sixty (60) years accumulative experience in design, development, implementation, owning and operating successful businesses, and over fifty five (55) years of accumulative years of business financial management. NBA Development League Team Elevators, Court Management of the Draft NBA Combine.
RICK J. LEWIS SR. President/CEO / Scout / Coach
East St. Louis IL native, a decorated four-sport athlete, (Football, Basketball, Baseball & Track). Scholar Athlete East St. Louis Lincoln Sr. High School from 1975-1978, Varsity starter all three sports all three years. Baseball scholarship to Kentucky State University from 1978-1983, Major: Accounting, Minor: Business Management. Decorated as a baseball player at KSU, Rookie of the Year, twice team MVP, and twice All District and All Conference teams, University male student representative for two consecutive years, 1980 & 1981. Worked for the IRS as a Special Agent Trainee for three years in the KSU Cooperative Education Program. Kentucky State University Sports Hall-Of-Fame Class of 2005. Professional baseball in Melbourne, Australia, for eight seasons, three MVP awards, three hitting titles, six All Star selections, four stolen base titles, and Player-Head Coach for two seasons.
In Australia, Rick started a Business Management & Consulting Firm and, opened several successful sports & entertainment businesses and had the privilege to work for two of the largest companies in the Australia, 1. The second largest computer software importer in Australia, as Assistant Financial Controller and 2. The largest investment broker in Australia, as the Commissions and Credit Controller.
In 1990, Rick returned to East St. Louis, started a Human Services Agency that serviced over 20,000 people in the third year of operation. Strong in community and economic development, Rick was also the East St. Louis Varsity Basketball and Baseball coach, making a major contribution to a legacy of high school sports in IL at Lincoln Sr. High School, that has produced Professional athletes in the USA and abroad. Former Director of Operations for the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, Former Sr. Club Director Boys & Girls Clubs of North West Indiana/Gary. Former General Manager and Head Coach of the professional basketball team, the Halifax Rainmen of Halifax Nova Scotia Canada. NBA Pre-Draft Combine Facility Operation Director / NBA Cares Clinician, Kentucky State University 2018 Athletic Heritage Award. Currently President/CEO of Sports-Prep Nothing But Athletes.
BENNIE J. LEWIS JR. Director Of Player Development / Scout / Coach
East St. Louis IL native earned varsity honors in Basketball and Baseball. Also earned honors as a student through the National Honor Society, Who’s Who Among High School Students of America, Distinguished High School students of America and Outstanding High School students of America at East St. Louis Lincoln Sr. High School from 1971-1974, and All American, All City, All Metro and several team and league leader awards.
Blackhawk Jr. College 1976 – 1977, Associate of Arts degree in business. 1978 attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, on a basketball scholarship. All-Time Team Leader Awards before earning his degree in education in 1979. 1980-1990, professional basketball, Melbourne, Australia, until. Honored in Australia’s 50 Greatest Players Club. Other career achievements are:
§Runner-up NBL MVP §Runner-up League Leading Scorer §Team MVP §NBL All Star §Member of the 50-points club §All Time list: Scoring, Assist, Steals §Lead teams to NBL Final §V B A Champions
§Founder; Bennie Lewis Superstar Basketball School §Women’s NBL finalist §VBA Women’s Champions §VBA Men’s Final Playoff §Australian WheelchairOl ympic Team, Coach §Victorian Basketball Association Youth Development Program
Returned to the United States and obtained a position at Indiana University - Purdue University, Fort Wayne, IN as Coordinator of Promotions & Marketing for Athletics, three years. Former Assistant Executive Director/Resource Development Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, IN. Since August of 1999, he has been employed by Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation as Supervisor of the Jennings Center.
2018 Hall of Fame Class of: Coburg Basketball Association Inc, Melbourne Australia.
BENNIE J. LEWIS SR. Director Of Training & Coaches / Scout / Coach
Assistant Basketball and Baseball Coach in 1966 at East St. Louis Lincoln Sr. High School. 1971 Basketball and Baseball Head Coach. Won 14 regional play-offs, 11 sectionals, 10 super-sectionals, 4 state championships and two 3rd. place finish. He was the first Class AA coach to win four state titles, including three in a row, 1982 (53-49 over Chicago Mendel), 1987 (79-62 over Chicago King), 1988 (60-52 over Chicago St. Francis deSales) and 1989 (59-57 in three overtimes over Peoria Central). He is the first coach to make four straight state tourney appearances. All four of Bennie’s state championship teams have been inducted into the Illinois Basketballs Coaches Associations Hall Of Fame.
Bennie has produced many great players in East St. Louis, including All-State, and All-American, players who have played in Italy, Spain, Australia and France. Three players have played in the National Basketball Association, Laphonso Ellis (Denver Nuggets, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timber wolves), Cuonzo Martin (Milwaukee Bucks) and Darius Miles (Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers).
Thirty-five plus years of teaching and coaching, taking groups of youth to sports camp, working in after school and summer youth programs, buying uniforms and contributing to various charities. All-time Bennie stands sixth in trips to state, fifth in tournament games coached (27), fourth in tournament winning percentage (778), fourth in final four appearances (5), third in final four winning percentage (.800), first in title game winning percentage (1.000), first in title game appearance (4), and first in tournament games won (21). In 2000 Bennie was awarded the prestigious title of “Coach Of The Century” by the Chicago Tribune. 2007 he was inducted into the 100 legends for 100 years in Illinois High School Basketball at the State Tournament in Peoria IL. Retired in 2001 and joined forces with his two sons in developing SPORTS-Prep NBA.
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Originally from the Windy City, Chicago Illinois, David Campbell discovered his passion for basketball at very early age and knew that it would always be a part of his life. His father coached in Hyde Park High School allowing him to observe Chicago basketball greats like Ben Wilson, Gerald Hayward, Nick Anderson and Marcus Liberty. In 1988, The Campbell family moved to Gary, Indiana where he played Basketball at Indiana University Northwest from 1995 to 1998.
From 2000 - 2010, David worked for the for the Gary Steelheads basketball organization in the CBA, USBL and IBL . In 2001 - 2002, David Worked for the Gary Steelhead’s free agent and veteran camps under Coach Barry Stevens, assessing player talent and performance. In 2008, David joined the Hammond Rollers ABA team as the Game Day Operations Coordinator. David still desired to work more closely with players so in 2009, he joined East-West University in Chicago, Illinois as Associate Head Coach, where he worked in recruitment and player development. David continues to groom players for success with Sports-Prep NBA (Nothing But Athletes) in scouting and player development. David credits his passion for basketball to his father Robert L. Campbell, Barry Stevens former Head coach of The Gary Steelheads and Joe Lee of the Chicago Bulls. Basketball has continued to be a staple in David’s life. David has encouraged many High School ,College and Pro Athletes on and off the court to reach their maximum potential. NBA Cares Clinician. Recently Relocated to Atlanta Georgia.
Scouting & Player Development / Liaison
Event Coordinator/ Trainer/Coach
Terrance is an East St. Louis native. East St. Louis Lincoln Sr. High School from 1995-1998 excelled on the basketball court. As leading scorer Terrance earned McDonald All American Honorable Mention, All State, All Area, Metro East Player of the year, and ST. Louis America Athlete of the year.
1998 scholarship Los Angeles Valley College, lead the Monarch’s to their first ever California Community College State finals (1999-2000).Earned First Team All-Conference honors, ranked amongst the top 100 Junior College players in the country. In 2000 Terrance signed a National Letter Intent with Western Michigan University.
WMU, 2000-2003, earned a BA in Family Consumer Science, decorated and achieved: All Mid-American Conference Defensive Team his junior and senior year, helped the Broncos complete one of the fastest turnarounds in NCAA Division 1 basketball (2000-2002), 2 post seasons with the Broncos 2001-2002 and 2003-2004. Recorded wins over Michigan (2) and Auburn (NCAA Elite 8 in 2003). 2003 drafted and signed as a Free Agent to the NBDL Charleston Lowgators. Also played in the WBA, CBA, IBL, and overseas.
After suffering an injury in 2007, Terrance began coaching on the AAU circuit. Terrance: Co-Found IL Team Xpress which he helped build into one of the better programs in the Midwest (2008-2010). Team XPRESS sent 100% of its kids to college on athletic scholarships. Over 100 of his players have gone on to play D1, D2, NAIA, Junior College, and overseas, coaching position at Moberly Area Community College (2010-2011).
Terrance returned to his AAU program which had now merged with IL MEANSTREETS where he now serves as the Director of Operations, Scout, trainer, and coach. Terrance reputation as a trainer and scout has gained notice from the international population. 2013 Terrance was invited to Nigeria, Germany, and the Bahamas to run clinics. 3 years Head Women's Basketball Coach, Kentucky State University-Present
Director of Scouting Services
Jake went to Carver Military Academy where he averaged a Chicago Public League-best 32 points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Challengers as a senior.
Jake began his NCAA career at [Northern Illinois Huskies men's basketball| Northern Illinois]], where he was the 2007-08 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year. A three-year starter at NIU, Jake averaged 13.2 PPG and 5.5 RPG from 2007-10.
After completing his degree in Communications in 2010, Jake transferred to Iowa State for his final season of eligibility, where he was enrolled in graduate classes in Hospitality Management. Jake had an outstanding senior season in Ames, starting 31 games and averaging 12.8 PPG, and leading the team with 7.2 rebounds per game. In Jake’s final collegiate game, he scored a career-high 33 points vs. Colorado in the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
November 3, 2011, Jake was selected by the Dakota Wizards in the fourth round of the 2011 NBA Development League Draft. The next day, his rights were trade to the Iowa Energy. On January 17, 2012, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce. In 22 total D-League games in 2011–12, averaged 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.
In July 2012, Jake joined the Chicago Bulls for the 2012 NBA Summer League. Jake later signed with Ehingen Urspring of Germany for the 2012–13 season. After appearing in 15 games for the club he averaged 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.
On September 28, 2015, Jake signed with the Chicago Bulls. However, he was later waived by the Bulls on October 13 after appearing in one preseason game.
January 8, 2017, signed with the Orangeville A's of the NBL Canada. Jake continues to work on his game and now with Sports-Prep Nothing But Athletes Inc., he is helping others reach the next level.