Part of what makes Hoops 360 different than most other basketball programs is our coaches.  All of our programs are delivered by professional and trained coaches.   We have a strong player development philosophy and curriculum that has been developed over the past decade training thousands of players.   Our coaches are instructed in that philosophy and held to high standards in the delivery of our programs.   

USA Basketball

Hoops 360 is a USA Basketball Certified youth organization.  In addition to our own training program for coaches, new Hoops 360 coaches also complete the USA Basketball coaches certification program.  




 Meet Our Academy Directors

Emmanuel Blackwell - Hoops 360 Gwinnett

After a successful professional playing career, including stops with the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets, Coach "Black" now focuses his energy to training the next wave of hoopers. As the Director of Hoops 360, Coach Black's goal has always focused on developing character in athletes while also helping them reach their highest potential in the sport. Coach Black became the Basketball Director at Suwanee Sports Academy - Gwinnett in 2011 and has become a highly regarded player development specialist.  For over a decade Blackwell also played professionally overseas and is regarded as one of the best players in Dartmouth College basketball history. His knowledge of the sport and his passion for teaching are one of the reasons Hoops 360 is unique. 






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