Gray was selected with the 49th pick in the 2007 NBA draft. He played in the league for 7 seasons, but announced his retirement in early 2015 due to a heart condition. Throughout his career Aaron has been a part of multiple philanthropy events, such as Project Pride, Salvation Army Charlotte, EnergizaBulls fitness program, Luol Deng Thanksgiving Dinner, Boys & Girls Club, and many more. Gray is currently an assistant coach on the Detroit Pistons, as well as assisting on their NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive.
After being drafted 2nd overall in the 1995 NBA Draft, Antonio had a stellar 16 year NBA career. Winner of Olympic Gold, NBA All-Star, and winner of multiple division and conference championships, Antonio was an elite NBA player for the better part of two decades.
With 13 years in the NBA, 2003 Sixth Man of the Year award winner Bobby Jackson was known for his intelligent approach to the game and tenacity. He also impacted the lives of thousands with his work in breast cancer awareness, reading programs, and other community projects nationwide. Father of 4, and currently assistant coach of the Sacramento Kings, Bobby Jackson continues to forge his legacy with the Kings and in the NBA.
Haywood is an American retired professional basketball player. He was drafted by the Wizards in 2001, and then went on to play for the Mavericks, where he won a championship in 2011. Haywood played for the Bobcats and Cavaliers before retiring in 2015. Since his retirement he is now a college basketball announcer for CBS Sports. He also broadcasts for ESPN and NBA TV.
Chauncey’s exemplary 17-year NBA career includes highlights such as NBA Finals Champion, 2004 NBA Finals MVP , 5x All-Star Selection, 2010 FIBA World Champion, 2007 FIBA Americas Champion, over 15,000 career points, over 5,500 assists, & almost 3,000 rebounds.
A savvy businessman & respected mind in NBA circles, Chauncey has smoothly transitioned into an on-camera role. Billups has become a popular voice & TV personality for ESPN, regularly featuring on shows such as NBA Gametime.
Undrafted out of college, Chucky Atkins went on to make the All-Rookie Team and carved out an exemplary 11 year NBA career. His continued passion for the game and helping young people has led him back to his roots, where he serves as an assistant coach of men’s basketball at the University of South Florida, while also finishing his degree.
The “Philly Cat”, Cuttino Mobley played for 11 years in the NBA. Known worldwide for his scoring and 3 point efficiency, Cuttino is now becoming known for his diverse business and charitable ventures. He is instrumental in a number of social projects: Ambassador for Shine on Sierra Leone, an advocate for the American Heart Association & Red Cross, ovarian cancer research, and his Philly Cat Foundation.
The 4th overall pick in the 1994 NBA draft, Donyell Marshall went on to feature for 8 teams in the NBA over 16 years, including 41 playoff games and reaching the NBA Finals in 2007. After officially retiring in 2009, Marshall transitioned into coaching, broadcasting, and continuing his efforts to help young people in his local communities. Marshall served as an analyst for Comcast SportsNet covering the 76ers. He was an assistant coach with the Maine Red Claws of the NBDL, an assistant coach with George Washington University, and is currently the assistant coach at Rider University.
After leading Indiana to the 2002 NCAA National Championship game, Jeffries was drafted 11th overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2002 NBA Draft. Jared enjoyed an 11 year NBA Career before heading into a front office role with the Denver Nuggets as a Pro Personnel Scout in 2013.
Drafted 18th overall by his home-state New York Knicks in the 1996 NBA Draft, John Wallace’s professional career spanned 10 years after a standout collegiate career. John is still the #3 all-time scorer in Syracuse history after leading the Orangemen to the NCAA title game.
Former overall #1 pick, Kenyon Martin, just recently retired from the NBA. The National Player of the Year out of University of Cincinnati was drafted by the New Jersey Nets, and played 15 years in the NBA for the Nets, Nuggets, Clippers, Bucks, and Knicks.
Off the court, Martin is very involved in the Kenyon Martin Foundation, which provides for families in need, especially those without a father figure in their lives. He has been active in support of non-profit The Stuttering Foundation of America since 2005, and in 2008 he was a recipient of the Freeing Voices, Changing Lives Leadership Award from the American Institute for Stuttering, for which he serves on the board of directors.
Malik Allen is one of the finest basketball players ever to come out of the South Jersey area. A ten-year veteran of the National Basketball Association, Malik played for the Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Bobcats, and Miami Heat. Malik has continued to flourish off the court, founding, inRecruit, a sports social network focused on networking, news, and recruiting.
Known for his relentless work ethic and professionalism over his 11 year pro career, Michael Ruffin has continued to take that approach to his life after the court. Michael is passionate about coaching and quality in athletics. He is a leader in both his home and community receiving various commendations for his work in community service.
Milt retired in 2013 after playing 14 professional seasons between the NBA and overseas. A dedicated and relentless worker, Milt was part of 3 championship teams: the Basketball League of Serbia, the ABA League, and the Spanish League. The desire to remain in the game stayed with Milt, as he is now the director of player development at the University of Idaho.
Roger Mason Jr.
Roger retired in 2014 after playing on 8 different NBA teams over 11 seasons. Mason, a former NBPA union vice president, had several opportunities to continue his basketball career — but couldn’t resist the opportunity to assist Michele Roberts as she leads the union through its next era.
Mason was a key figure in the search for a new Executive Director, the NBA lockout, and was the face & voice of the NBPA throughout the Donald Sterling saga- with appearances on CNN, Showtime, & ESPN. Roger is passionate about advancing the interests of NBA Players, and strengthening the NBPA in the coming years.
Drafted #6 overall in 1997 after winning a NCAA National Championship with Kentucky, Ron Mercer played in the NBA from 1997-2005. An avid sportsman, Ron still coaches, hosts basketball camps, does community outreach, and is an avid golfer.
A two-time NBA Champion, Tyronn Lue played for 14 years in the NBA with 8 teams. A student of the game and lockdown defender, Lue’s NBA career has transitioned to the NBA front office. He was the Director of Basketball Development for the Boston Celtics from 2009-11, and assistant coach for the Celtics from 2011-13. He served as assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers, and even served as head coach during the 2013 NBA Summer League for Los Angeles. Lue is currently the head coach on the Cleveland Cavaliers.