Player Development Specialist
Andy Saharan was a former division 1 athlete that experienced what it takes to play highest level. Andy Saharan started his career at La Quinta High School located in California. He was a 3 year starter where he helped his team make the CIF playoffs all 3 years. During his junior and senior he lead the team in scoring, rebounds and blocks. Andy Saharan made history by being the only second basketball player from Lq Quinta High School to go D1. He was recruited by multiple colleges such as New Mexico State, Saint Mary's, and UC Riverside. Upon finishing his college career at UC Riverside Andy Saharan took a leap of faith to inspire the next generations. Now, as a professional skills trainer, he has found his stride with a training technique that is unmatched in the industry. He has travelled all over the U.S. to work with and train countless pro, overseas (FIBA), WNBA, and thousands of Middle School, High School and college hoopers all around the world teaching them the efficient and effective ways to take their game to the next level! Andy’s grasp on the core aspects of basketball set him apart from the rest. Andy differentiates himself by focusing equally on the philosophy of the game, mechanics, and performance training. Andy’s impact on basketball culture has transcended what it means to be a trainer in today’s world.
Location: Inland Empire , CA
Elliott Berry is a former Division 1 athlete with experience playing at the professional level. Elliott started his college career at Pasadena City College where he was First-Team All-League team. During that time, he was ranked 23rd in the country as an overall Junior College player. This earned him a full ride scholarship to the University of California Riverside where he played for 2 years. He received experience playing against some of the most competitive schools in the nation, and a BA in Communications. Elliott played his professional career in The National Basketball League of Canada. Unfortunately, Elliott’s career was cut short due to an achilles injury. He has now taken his love and passion for the game of basketball to Level Up Hoops Academy. His goal is to help kids that have dreams of playing this game at the highest LEVEL.
Location: Fresno, CA
Phil Martin originally born and raised in New York City. A graduate of Curtis High School in Staten Island, New York. After high school Phil played Junior College basketball for Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College. There he was nationally ranked number #6 in the nation averaging 25 points per game in 2010 and was heavily recruited by various division 1 programs such as Minnesota University, West Virginia University, Nebraska University, Jacksonville St., Coastal Carolina University, Long Beach University, and UC Riverside. He chose to attend UC Riverside. During his junior year at UC Riverside he led the team in scoring with 15 points per game. Senior year he led the entire Big West conference in scoring averaging 21 points per game. After his collegiate experience he had the chance work out for 10 NBA teams and in result of that he was drafted into the NBA-G League in 2012 in the 3rd round. After G-League Phil moved overseas to play professionally in Czech Republic, China and recently just relocated back in California after playing Argentina.
''I chose to become a trainer because of my love, passion and dedication for the game. The love, passion, dedication and the knowledge that I have for the game, I feel my gift is to pass it on the next generation youth that is up and coming so that they know what hard work is all about. Also I feel with the knowledge I have and gained as a basketball player from high school to the Pro level.'' -Phil Martin