Derek Anderson Sr | NCAA Champion- Gold Medal, Junior Olympian, NBA World Champion:
“Being in several NBA & Collegiate programs I have never experienced both a solid basketball organization & a lifestyle that helps build young men’s character like A&M does. I was impressed at what Ray and Dre put together for basketball but how they reach the minds of young men was way beyond my expectations. I am more than proud to see our future leaders being put in positions to succeed and exceed their lives for the better. Honored to have experienced this program and I am now living the A&M way too. Continued Success & Keep leading our future leaders Today!”
Name: Spencer Weisz
College: University of Princeton
Professional Team: Israeli League, Hapoel Gilboa Galil
2014- 2015 Ivy League Rookie of the Year
2016- 2017 Ivy League Player of the Year
I first had the pleasure of being taught by Ray Abellard while attending Brant Lake Camp in upstate New York. Right away, I could see his precision to detail and the importance of sharpening my focus to get the best out of everything we did together on the court. Throughout all of our workouts, he was challenging me to push myself to limits I did not know I was capable of obtaining, but all the while, he was encouraging and supportive. He stressed to me the important of being consistent with my training. Success doesn’t happen overnight but is a continuous process that is achieved over a long period of time. Finally, the ability to visualize success is one of my main takeaways from Ray. To this day prior to games, I go over in my head different scenarios I might find myself in and visualize a successful outcome over and over again whether it’s making the right pass, seeing the ball go in the hoop, beating the offensive player to a spot on defense, etc. Basketball aside, Ray is a great person willing to help young student athletes strive to accomplish their dreams. Fortunately, I was able to learn under Ray and now can say I will fulfill dream of playing professional basketball in Israel this upcoming year.
On October 30th, 2016, Ray Abellard, Director of A&M Sports Academy/Co-Founder of Clean Hands for Haiti went to Haiti for Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts to support the community of Anseaveau which were one of the towns that was destroyed by Hurricane Matthew. Food was distributed to over 150 homes such as: (rice, cooking oil, spaghetti, and canned Salmon). In addition, we also provided enough food and resources for the 18 sponsored Haitian students and their families for the year. This small gesture will help our students to stay focus in their school work and to continue perform academically at a high level in the classroom. With the community destroyed by the events of Hurricane Matthew, Ray and many of the CLH helpers, students, and community cleaned and picked up garbage around the area; living the community with a sense of relieve and cleanliness.
Medical Supplies were also handed out to the families in need.
Special Thanks to: Columbia Prep School, Riverdale Country School, Hunter Ambulance, and to the numerous families who helped us with this journey.
27.5lbs of rice, 4 cooking oil, and 8 spaghetti given to 0ver 150 homes.
Anseaveau, Haiti (one of the towns devastated by Hurricane Matthew)
Community gets involve to clean up(Medical supplies put to use)
Mothers, fathers, neighbors, and CLH students learn at first hand what it means to take care of their community.
Food is stored in the Community Center.
Every month, each child will take home (27.5 lbs of rice, 8 spaghetti, 4 cooking oil, and 2 canned Salmon) for the next 12 months
After the cleanup.