Sharing a Passion for Team Work
Team Elite Protégés is a basketball program that hosts student athletes ranging from ages 7 to 17 years old. This program is designed to develop young men and women who are committed to hard work and teamwork while promoting leadership and providing the skills necessary to compete in life beyond sports.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we are requesting that you join our family by sponsoring and supporting athletes competing in the AAU summer tournaments and travel program. The student athletes are also hosting fundraising campaigns along with the support of their very committed parents to pay for expenses. Your contribution will go directly toward assisting student athletes with registration, uniforms, organizational fees, and local/regional/national tournament fees. We hope that we can count on your support
About Our Founder
Bryant Conner was born August 4, 1972 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and has over 25 years of playing basketball, training, and coaching experience. As a 1990 graduate of South Plantation High School in Plantation, Florida, he received the team’s MVP awards for two straight seasons. He is also the Miami Herald and Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel All-Tournament Choice, and garnered All Broward County Honors.
Bryant has been mentored and coached by legendary college coach Glenn Wilkes, now scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, and University of Alabama coaches Anthony Grant and Dan Hipsher as well as Ely High School coach Melvin Randal.
He has worked, coached, and volunteered in Fulton County Parks and Recreation for 15 years. Have won 10 GRPA State Championships in ages 7-17 years old. He has worked with and trained McDonald All American Jelan Kendrick, former UNLV player, McDonald All American and Jr Olympian Diamond Deshields, now at University of Tennessee, Tay Spann, former Georgetown University player, Raymond Davis, former Winthrop University National Champ player, and many others.
Bryant was 1990 runner up for Player of the Year behind Eddie Jones, former NBA Player for the Lakers, Bobcats, and the Miami Heat. Continued playing college at Stetson University from 1990-1994 and was All-Trans America Athletic Conference candidate and first team pre-season All TAAC choice by the Sporting News 1991-1994.