Before Hoop Brothers became a national recruiting service with the NCAA it was founded with one simple yet powerful belief. The belief that no matter who you are, where you come from and what odds are stacked against you, you have the power to create opportunity doing something that you love. This philosophy led Hoop Brothers founder Sam Tarell to create a platform that helped his younger brother fulfill a lifetime dream of earning a scholarship to play college basketball. Years later Hoop Brothers has now helped over three thousand players with the recruiting process by providing quality recruiting videos, building online profiles and establishing strong relationships with college basketball coaches across the country.
Hoop Brothers is now a one stop shop for college basketball recruiting. With an expanding network of local scouts to create rankings and articles, dynamic exposure events, premium highlight videos, and representatives calling and emailing college coaches on a daily basis for our clients, Hoop Brothers has it all. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from and what odds are stacked against, you have the power to create opportunity doing something that you love and we have the power to help.
Sam has been a thought leader in the basketball industry since 2011. Through his leadership thousands of players have been able to pursue their dream and dozens of staff members have been able to succeed. Sam refuses to accept the status quo and is constantly pushing the boundaries of what he and his team are able to accomplish. In his youth Sam’s family struggled to find a stable living situation and he moved nearly 15 times before graduating high school. The basketball court became his home. The game became his sanctuary. To read Sam’s full story visit his website at www.samtarell.com.
Jessica played basketball in Germany in the early 2000s and has been an integral member of Hoop Brothers leadership team since 2015. She personally manages hundreds of basketball events every year and maintains strong relationships with scouts, AAU coaches and college coaches all over the country. She doesn’t know the definition of “quit” and will use every resource imaginable to get all of our clients recruited.
Florida Scouting Director
Gary is a true student of the game and former college basketball player. He has had a hand in nearly every aspect of the recruiting process including elite basketball skills training, film analysis, coaching, writing, and video production. Gary is the lead scout for Hoop Brothers event evaluations, recruiting service scouting reports and player development plan.
Film Analyst and Video Editor
Treston played four years of college basketball and has personally overseen the production of over 1,500 player highlight videos. Treston manages the entire video department. He and his team manage hiring videographers, going through tapes, editing videos and sending videos from our events nation wide.
Will graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors in Telecommunications. He has been heavily involved in many aspects of basketball including coaching, broadcasting, training, video editing, writing and scouting. Will currently oversees Hoop Brothers ‘More Than a Game’ blog and helps maintain scout and AAU coach relationships nationwide.
Vlogger & Pro Dunker
Chris started with Hoop Brothers in 2012. He transitioned from highlight video editing to creating behind the scenes vlog content for Hoop Brothers. Chris also represents Hoop Brothers brand as a professional dunker under the name CJ Champion and has competed in dunk competitions world wide.