TEAM HURRICANE BASKETBALL ACADEMY
We Go Hard!
Team Hurricane Basketball Academy is registered Bermuda charity that uses the sport of basketball as a vehicle for positive change for youth of Bermuda and the world beyond.
Team Hurricane Basketball Academy is Bermuda's first and original ELITE youth basketball academy. Our program features the top youth basketball players in the country. We build high character student-athletes who bring a commitment and joy to the game, as well as being distinguished for the integrity and class that they bring to the sport, their families and their community. Team Hurricane Basketball Academy provides a platform in which student-athletes can train, develop and reach their academic and athletic potential. We provide the best competitive basketball experience for student-athletes who want to pursue a college education. Our programs include training, mentoring, academic tutoring and assisting student-athletes in navigating the college recruiting process.
TEAM HURRICANE DIVISIONS
Youth & Prep
Get your game on at Team Hurricane Basketball Academy and join one of our teams. We offer two divisions - Youth Division for ages 7 thru 13 and a Prep Division for ages 14 - 21.v We train all year round and the program is FREE!!!
Contact us for more information or to register.
MEET THE COACHES
Train with the Best
Douglas Reed, who is first and foremost an educator, leads Team Hurricane Basketball Academy. He has nearly fourteen year’s experience as an educator in the Bermuda and New York City Public School Systems. Coach Reed graduated from Syracuse University and the Samuel I. Newhouse School of Public Communications with a degree in Communications Management. Doug Reed also received a Master of Science Degree in Primary Education from Lehman College (Bronx, NY).
With over 22 years of basketball coaching experience, Coach Reed founded Team Hurricane Basketball Academy in April 2013. Prior to the start of Team Hurricane, he served as Head Coach for Bermuda’s U19 Select Basketball team, and as well, Head Coach for the Emmanuel Baptist Church AAU Basketball Program (Brooklyn, NY), and Holcomb L. Rucker High School Varsity Boys Basketball (Bronx, NY). Coach Reed also served as Assistant Coach for the Boys Varsity Basketball Team at Manhattan Village Academy (New York, NY).
Associate Head Coach
Coach Kent Tacklyn attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta Georgia, on an academic scholarship where while playing intramural basketball was invited by the basketball team captains to try out for the basketball team. In his second year on the team he was named the SIAC’s defensive player of the year and was third in the conference in rebounding. Coach Tacklyn has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. Coach Tacklyn was an assistant coach for the Bermuda U19 Select Boys basketball for 3 years (2011-2013). Coach Tacklyn played for the Bermuda Men’s National Team in 2009 where the team won a gold medal in the Small Island Games.
Team Hurricane has a number of current players studying and playing abroad in the U.S. and U.K.
Jalen Currin - 5' 10" point guard, Class of 2018, Forman School (CT).
Kumari Tannock, 5' 10" point guard, Class of 2018 , IMG Academy (FL).
Sean Tucker, 5' 11" point guard, Class of 2018, Ardingly College (U.K.)
Yontz Sutton - 6' 2" combo guard, Class of 2018, Washington Academy (ME)
Rye Ahronson - 6' 4" shooting guard, Class of 2019, Valley forge Military Academy (PA)
TEAM HURRICANE TRAINING FACILITIES
Team Hurricane Basketball Academy trains at the modern facilities of Warwick Academy and Bermuda College.
TEAM HURRICANE BASKETBALL ACADEMY
Saturdays 2pm-4pm, Tuesdays 5pm-7pm
TEAM HURRICANE PROGRAMS
TEAM HURRICANE INVITATIONAL CAMP
Every spring, the Team Hurricane Basketball Academy hosts the Team Hurricane-Global Squad Invitational Skills Camp - a triumph for Bermuda youth basketball. Team Hurricane Founder and President, Doug Reed, hands the reins to coaches of Alexander Basketball Academy, a well-regarded basketball institution experienced in bringing international players to U.S. college coaches. The camp is designed to scout and recruit, invited NCAA level talent from here in Bermuda.
Held over the course of three days at Bermuda College and Warwick Academy, players are challenged to push past their physical and mental limits. Our student-athletes learn fundamental training techniques including proper footwork, speed, agility, ball-handling, and shooting. By camp’s end, Team Hurricane players have the tools necessary to train at a high level.
Participation in our invitational camp can lead to summer opportunities that include:
1) Enrollment in the Alexander Basketball Academy's Global Squad Summer Intensive Training Program. The Global Squad Experience provides international student- athletes with an opportunity to get recruited by U.S. colleges and universities, by putting them in front of college coaches, while providing elite training required to play at the next level. The Global Squad has an excellent recipe for success when it comes to helping international basketball players get recruited to play in the United States. In four years they have helped nearly 40 players get recruited by colleges, universities, junior colleges and top prep schools.
Once on The Hill School campus, a coaching staff that consists of professional players, current and former NCAA basketball players train the young men. Global Squad also has several NCAA college coaches and strength training experts on staff. Such a diverse staff makes for a unique environment for Bermuda student-athletes to learn the game and improve.
2) The Global Squad International Showcase. Held the first week in July at the renowned preparatory academy, The Hill School, in Pottstown, PA. The Global Squad International Showcase enables Team Hurricane players to play in front of college coaches looking for student-athletes for their schools.
This past summer International Showcase had over 40 coaches in attendance, including those from Division 1 institutions like: Arizona State, Marquette, South Carolina,George Mason, VCU, Seton Hall, George Washington, Drexel, Quinnipiac, Dayton, San Diego, Fairfield, UNC Greensboro, Longwood, Towson, NJIT, Mt. St. Mary's, U of Milwaukee, and James Madison.
STUDENTS FIRST EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Team Hurricane’s Students First Educational Program is organized and overseen by Registered Psychologist, Dr. Mellisa Gibbons Tankard of HARTT Services and former Project Director of Higher Achievers Afterschool Program in Washington DC.
Consistent with established programs that focus on developing the scholar athlete, Students First provides direct academic assistance for students in the form of academic screening, individualized tutoring (based on perceived needs) and guidance towards other professionals that can assist with their long term career goals on and off the basketball court. This program has merit and potential and can assist Team Hurricane coaches with providing updated information as to the overall potential of the student when recruiters express interest in a player.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL CAMP
For the third year in a row, Team Hurricane Basketball Academy returned to Syracuse University & the Jim Boeheim Basketball Camp (August 1 – August 5, 2016). This experience once again enabled the Team Hurricane Basketball Academy to promote the college experience to its young people while also providing Team Hurricane players the opportunity to learn the game the same way the renowned Syracuse University Orange squad is coached and, in the process, helped the sport of basketball grow in Bermuda. This year, 11 student-athletes attended, which included for the first time ever 3 student-athletes from our youth division (ages 7 thru 13). Colby Mapp (NBA Division) was named Most Improved Player, while Colby and camp teammate Sean Tucker vied played in the championship game on the camp’s final day, as did Joshua Dears (NCAA Division). Jalen Currin came away as 3-on-3 Champion (NBA Division).
As one can see, we provide many life-enriching opportunities for our student-athletes. To keep up to date with our programs and news, please don't hesitate to contact us to be included on the mailing list for the Team Hurricane Review Newsletter.
TEAM HURRICANE GLOBAL ELITE TRAINING
Our first program under this new initiative will be the Donnie Arey Basketball Advanced Training Camp. The camp will be held September 15 – September 18 at Warwick Academy, the Donnie Arey Basketball Advanced Training Camp will target advanced level performance basketball training done at a High School, University and Pro level. The focus is on drills that prepare players for the fitness and skill levels needed to compete well at their current and future basketball opportunities. This session will be made to challenge while also having fun during this great basketball skills workout.
Since our charity's founding in April 2013, Team Hurricane Basketball Academy sponsors have played a tremendous role in our success. These generous organizations are pillars of our community and deserve our gratitude. Their generosity supports much of the activity that goes on at Team Hurricane Basketball Academy, and so we thank them for their contributions.