Team Choo Showcase Basketball

Mission

The philosophy of the Choo Smith Youth Empowerment, Inc. (“CSYE”) is based off the 4 L’s, Love it, Learn it, Live it, Lead it. The guiding principle behind Team Choo’s participation in the AAU circuit tournaments is our belief in its educational value for our students. Team Choo promotes character traits of high value to personal development and success in later life. These include the drive to take one’s talents to the highest level of performance; embracing the discipline needed to reach high standards; learning to work with others as a team in pursuit of a common goal; and adherence to codes of fairness and respect. 

 CSYE’s mission defines expectations both on the court and off. In the name of excellence, CSYE aims for a level of athletic performance that will frequently produce winning seasons and the realistic opportunity to compete for team or individual championships. Our mission also requires that CSYE athletes be students first, CSYE will pay careful attention to their academic record and motivation, that they benefit from CSYE’s educational programs and make satisfactory progress toward graduation.

CSYE is also committed to the physical and emotional well-being of student-athletes and to the social development of the whole person. We recognize that great demands are placed on students who participate in athletics, and we are committed to providing support to help them manage these demands and get the most out of their Team Choo experience. Athletes are also expected to adhere to a level of conduct that brings credit to themselves and the organization and uphold the values of citizenship and service.

 The program evaluates and corrects each player’s bad habits as well as enhancing and improving each player’s skills, mental toughness, work ethic, character, and Basketball IQ.

5 Stage Process

  • 1st Stage Bonding (Foundation) Together We Stand
  • 2nd Stage The Buy-In (Mental Preparation) Together We Stand
  • 3rd Stage Implementation of Basketball Fundamentals and Life Lesson Skills
  • 4th Stage “Playing the Game the Right Way”
  • 5th Stage Final Stage Creation of Player Profile/ Strength and Conditioning/Education/ Film

Study/Results Well Rounded Student-Athlete/Great Character

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Daquan ``Day Day`` Bracey

Point Guard

Division 1-Louisiana Tech

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Dwayne Banks, II

Point Guard

Division 1- South Carolina State University

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Kani Coles

Forward

Division 1 - Bowie State University

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Jordan Jones

Forward

Division 1 - Charleston Southern University

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Raine McKeython

Point Guard

Division 1-Stetson University

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Devin Smith

Point Guard

Division II- Gannon University

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Tremaine ``Rock`` Tazewell

Guard

Division II -Florida Memorial

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Joey O'Dwyer

Small Forward

Division 1 - Charleston Southern University

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Charles Okehie

Power Forward

Division III-Rochester Institute

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Damian Chong Qui

Point Guard

Division I- Mt.St Mary's University

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Cole Harshman

Wing Player

Division II -Florida Memorial

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Kevin Mackle

Forward/Center

Division III - St. Mary's College

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George Sydnor,III

Power Forward

Junior College-Hagerstown

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Dwight Felton

Point Guard

Division II- Post University

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Miles Brown

Wing Player

Division III -Mary Mount University

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Cameron Isaacs

Forward

Division III - Goucher College

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Deonta Dunlap

Guard

Division II - Lincoln University

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Aysia Ferguson

Point Guard

Division II- Barton College

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Kevin Collier

Forward

Division III -Penn State York

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Morgan Pennick

Point Guard

Division III - Goucher College

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Kennedy Cornick

Forward

Division II - Lincoln University

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Teylor Silverman

Point Guard

Junior College- Howard Community College

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Benjamin Murphy

Wing

Junior College- Howard Community College

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Cameron Byers

Stretch Forward

Division II - East Stroudsburg University

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Kyree Johnson

Combo Guard

Division III -Thiel College