Meet the Team 🏀
At Level Up Hoops Academy we provide a world-class basketball training experience for all athletes.
Founder Of Level Up Hoops Academy
Andy Saharan, a distinguished figure in basketball, founded the Level Up Hoops Academy to share his wealth of experience and knowledge. As a former Division 1 and professional player, he achieved remarkable feats, earning a full athletic scholarship and ranking among the Top 30 scorers in the NCAA nation. Despite facing challenges, Andy's determination led him to a professional basketball career in the UBA.
Now, through the Level Up Hoops Academy, Andy is leaving a lasting impact on young athletes. His coaching philosophy, rooted in hard work and discipline, reflects the lessons he learned from top NBA trainers like Wayne Slappy, Dave Hoopla, Jordan Lawley, Gannon Baker, and Jared Lloyd. Andy's dedication to mentoring aspiring athletes goes beyond the court, as he strives to help them grow not only as players but also as individuals within their communities. His commitment to excellence makes Andy Saharan a standout mentor and coach, inspiring the next generation of basketball stars to reach new heights.
NBA Skills Trainer
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Elliott Berry made his basketball mark at Clovis West High in Fresno, CA. His talent soared, ranking 23rd nationally among junior college players at Pasadena City College, earning a coveted scholarship to UC Riverside. Despite an Achilles rupture post-college, Berry's resilience shone through. His relentless determination led to successful rehab, propelling him to secure a spot on a professional team in Canada. Training alongside NBA icons like Paul George, Quincy Pondexter, Robin and Brook Lopez, Greg Smith, and numerous overseas pros, Berry's expertise flourished. Driven by an unwavering passion for the game, Berry transitioned his skills and knowledge to empower aspiring players in the community. His dedication lies in guiding young talents to realize their full potential on the court, embodying a commitment to nurturing the next generation of basketball stars.
Director Of Basketball Operations
Coach Khan, an exceptional high school basketball player with a double-digit average, received multiple basketball offers. Despite his basketball prowess, he chose to attend Cal Poly Pomona to pursue a career in space engineering. Known as one of the best in the business, Coach Khan, through the Level Up Hoops Academy, excels in providing exposure and scholarship opportunities for athletes. His expertise extends to detailed shooting teaching methods, contributing to the success of aspiring players under his guidance.