Meet

Our Staff

Jauhar Abraham, General Manager

Jauhar Abraham began his mission as a community advocate and nonprofit trailblazer as the co-founder of the leading anti-violence youth organization in the District of Columbia. Recognized as a power broker in Washington DC politics, Jauhar is a successful entrepreneur who brings his vast business experience to lead the US Elite Executive Team.

Jerrod Mustaf, Director of Basketball

Jerrod is a former NBA and international professional basketball player who has won multiple championships. Mr. Mustaf has led basketball operations for many organizations and is the founder of the renowned Street Basketball Association and SBA Sports Management Group. He will use his executive skills, extensive network and exemplary vision to position US Elite Basketball at the forefront of the basketball industry

Cliff Utley, Operations Manager

Cliff has over 25 years specializing in business development, operations and team building in the commercial industry. His experience in leveraging the core principles of “teamwork” in his capacity as a Project Manager will enhance the efficiency and operations of the Player Development Division. His mantra is #NoDaysOff and #NoPlaysOff

Jeff Hines, Director of Scouting & Recruiting

Jeffery Hines is the owner Of Tri Area Basketball LLC. He has covered the Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia areas for high school basketball, grassroots, AAU circuits, colleges and professional leagues for 30 years. He specializes in videography and capturing whole game footage/highlight tapes for the recruiting process. Jeff has built many valuable relationships with coaches on all levels and athletic administrators over the years. He began scouting and recruiting basketball talent with Harold Bates and Fluff Parker of the highly esteemed Executive III basketball organization in the early 90's

Mike Kirkland, Co-Director of the Pro-Management Division

Mike has a 25 yr history of working with HS basketball, AAU, college and pro basketball. He comes to US Elite Basketball LLC from Game On Rise Academy where he established it as one of the premier prep programs in the country. Mike owned a recruiting and scouting company that has helped hundreds of athletes domestically and abroad. Mike has also served as manager/coach in the Street Basketball Association. Mike played professionally overseas for 3 years and has a bachelor's degree in sociology and a masters in organizational leadership.

Terence Blake, Director of Pro Basketball/FIBA Agent

Terence Blake is FIBA certified agent license #202000133. He is also a registered intermediary with US Soccer and FIFA agent. Terence has been representing professional athletes since 2005. Prior to representing professional athletes, Terence held various front office positions with teams in variety of minor leagues such as SBA, ABA, USBL,NRL, IBL and EBA.

Fubara Humphrey Onyanabo, Director Of Basketball Africa

Coach Fubara has played a pivotal role in the advancement of the sport of basketball on the grassroots level in Nigeria for over a decade. He has been instrumental on the international stage as he led the Nigeria U16 to a Bronze medal in the FIBA Africa U16 Championship in 2019. As the current Technical Director and head coach of the Rivers State Basketball Club and CEO of the DA-F Basketball Program, Coach Fubara will guide the US Elite Basketball program from our African headquarters in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Coach Umar Bala, Director of Youth Development Africa

Coach Umar Ibrahim Bala has a wealth of international and African basketball experience. He is the former head coach and technical advisor for multiple African Clubs in FIBA Zone 3 as well as Nigeria's Under 18 Men's and Women's teams. He has coached throughout West Africa and has discovered talented players who have attended major universities in the United States and played in the NBA. In addition to English, he speaks fluent French, Arabic and Hausa. Coach Bala joins the US Elite Basketball Family to build the infrastructure of the US Elite Basketball Academy in Nigeria.

Malcolm Aaron, Apparel Design Director

Malcolm has been a freelance and satire artist for over 30 years. His caricatures and works have been published in numerous books, magazines and newspapers. He was the featured artist for the Bowl-winning University of North Carolina football team and head artist for DC Tees, United Tees and many of the HBCUs. He brings his creative talent to lead the US Elite Apparel Division.

Jabby, Graphic Designer

Jabby is a creative Sports Graphic Designer. He is highly motivated and gives his 100% efforts in his works. Born and raised from the Philippines. At his very young age, he already worked for sports agencies in Europe and the USA. He also became an intern at Philippines' most trusted basketball channel and website, W Gameplay PH. His imaginative skills will help the US Elite Basketball in media and marketing.

Calvin Hoggard, Pro Scout

Calvin has 25 years experience scouting and recruiting players in the Midwest and Southern California markets. We are happy to have him bring his expertise to the US Elite Basketball team.

Malik Selby, Jr., Pro Scout

Malik is the founder and owner of Alliance Group Management, LLC and the The North Atlantic Division of the Official Basketball Association. He brings fresh innovative ideas and strategic planning to US Elite Basketball.