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The Team

Who We Are

James Taylor

Founder & CEO

"James Taylor is the founder and CEO of Taylored Athletes Basketball, a leading training and development agency established in 2006. Under his leadership, the agency has served over 12,000 youth athletes and now boasts a community of over 250,000 grateful members. James is dedicated to empowering athletes through tailored coaching and mentorship, leveraging his background as a former collegiate Basketball Hall of Famer at Lynn University and his expertise in business administration, marketing, and sports management. As a licensed athlete agent in Florida, he continues to shape the future of basketball talent while making a lasting impact on the sports industry."

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Brandon Giles 

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Founder & CEO

  • 7 Years College Head Coaching Experience 

  • 10 Years Camp Director experience in 8 different countries.

  • Unparalleled experience and dedication have shaped the basketball journeys of numerous aspiring players, leaving an indelible impact on the sport and those he has coached.


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Leo Etienne

Combine Strength & Agility Lead

Coaches Code: T12LeoE

  • 20+ years experience as a Sports Performance Training Specialist and Strength and Conditioning coach

  • Advance Prep Academy - Director of Operations, Programs and Athletics

  • Commissioner of the National Post Grad Athletic Association (NPGAA)

  • Former D1 players at University of Kansas

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Eric Robinson

Combine Lead Specialist

Coaches Code: T12ERob

  • Head Boys Basketball Coach for 22 years (just 3 losing seasons)

  • Director of Auburndale Youth Basketball for 30 years

  • Made playoff appearance in 10 consecutive seasons

  • Full of love, care and passion for all of the youth in Auburndale. His love and passion shows in all he does.  AKA Coach E or Mr. Auburndale

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Anthony Jones

Combine Lead Specialist 

Coaches Code: T12AntBo

  • 6 Years High School Basketball Head Coaching Experience 

  • 11 Years Assistant HS Basketball Coaching Experience 

  • Voted 2016-17 Coach of The Year

  • Unbelievably energetic, hard working, and passionate individual. 

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Josh Jackson

Combine Lead Specialist 

Coaches Code: T12JJack

  • 9 Years Assistant College Coaching Experience

  • Former Division 1 Athlete, played for the legendary Bobby Cremins

  • Been a major part of sending over 25 junior college athletes overseas to play professional or to numerous D1, D2, or NAIA schools across the country. 

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Shawn Faust

Combine Lead Specialist 

Coaches Code: T12ihandle

Shawn Faust is the founder of iHandle Basketball, Skill & Game enhancement training. He has played basketball in over 90 different countries around the world as a member of the Harlem Globetrotter/Washington Generals organization.  Prior to playing with the Harlem Globetrotter/ Washington Generals, Shawn played professionally in Switzerland, France, Brazil, and with the NBA G-League. Before he began his professional career, he played collegiate ball at the University of West Florida. Not only does Shawn have a well rounded player perspective, he also has a variety of coaching experiences. Shawn has worked with multiple Universities, High Schools, and Travel Ball programs around the country. 

Shawn is also the Player Development Coach and Camp Director for NBA China Camps, EastStar China Camps, and Advance Basketball Academy Taiwan .  Shawn has partnered with organizations from China, Taiwan, France, Puerto Rico, and Switzerland. 

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