New England State Reps attend official Qualifier tournaments to award Golden Ticket invites to the top two finishing teams at each grade level, and answer questions from coaches and families. Please say "hello" when you see them!
Ethan grew up in Wallingford, CT and graduated from Xavier High School in Middletown. After high school, Ethan attended High Point University in North Carolina where he studied and graduated with a bachelor’s in Strategic Communication. Ethan has been able to see the game of basketball from every angle, whether it is from the court as a point guard, from the sideline as the coach of a high school summer league team, from the baseline as an intramural referee, and even from the stands as a spectator. Aside from being a State Rep for State Basketball Championship, Ethan enjoys attending live events such as concerts and games as well as spending quality time with friends and family on the golf course and pick up basketball court.
Tyler graduated from Sandpoint High School in 2015 in Sandpoint, ID and was league MVP and an all-state selection at linebacker his senior year. Tyler continued his football career for a year at Lewis-Clark State College and for another year at Idaho State University. After moving on from football, Tyler transferred to the University of Idaho where he officiated elementary through varsity level football and basketball. In the spring of 2021 Tyler graduated from the University of Idaho. He plans to get his teachers certification so he can teach and coach in public schools. In his spare time, Tyler loves to ski, watch sports (Go Packers), and spending time outdoors.
Harrison attended St. Dominics Elementary, Depaolo Middle School, Southington High School and then Eastern CT University. Harrison's experience with basketball started when he was in a bouncing chair. His family has a picture of him watching the Kentucky vs Kansas basketball game when he was very young. He played basketball all his years of elementary school, then the town league from middle school until he graduated from high school. In college, Harrison and his friends would always play pick up games at a local park whenever they could. Harrison also refereed in high school for a few years at the elementary and middle school age. He has been a basketball fan his whole life, always watching as many games as he can, whether it be college or professional. His hobbies include gaming, video editing, music and sports in general. He spends a lot of time researching sports and athletes to learn more and use that knowledge to his advantage. Harrison played competitively in the NHL video game series for years against some of the best players in the world and his Youtube channel has 1,000 subscribers!
Spencer recently graduated from SCSU in May of 2021 with a bachelor's degree in business management: marketing. Spencer previously played basketball for Hill Regional Career as well as intramural teams at DSU and SCSU. He has also coached some youth league basketball teams in his spare time. Outside of basketball, Spencer partakes in a podcast and a fun fact about Spencer is that he is naturally and early bird and he is a twin!
Maria is 21 years old and basketball has been her favorite sport since she was 9. She grew up in Egypt before her family moved to the United States in 2013. She attended middle and high school at Acton Boxborough Regional High School. Maria played basketball from 7th grade until 11th grade and then became the manager for the varsity girls basketball team her senior year. She also refereed and coached for middle school and high school level teams. Currently, Maria attends the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in Boston. She is in the predental/dental hygiene program and hopes to pursue dentistry in the future. Outside of basketball, Maria is a dental assistant at a dental office in Boston. Maria also volunteers for the Miracle League of Massachusetts, a non-profit organization that helps kids with special needs come together and enjoy a fun game of baseball. Maria loves to have a good balance of school work, working and playing pick up basketball!
Robert was born and raised in Rhode Island and basketball was his main source of stress relief growing up. Robert has coached basketball for almost 20 years. Including ages 9-18, rec leagues, travel leagues and was a high school assistant for a year. He served as the Head Coach of the Chariho Middle School Boys Basketball team for 5 years. He also started his own AAU program, the Rhode Island Wildcats last July. Outside of being a State Rep, Robert works as a Building Maintenance Technician for the Town of South Kingstown. Robert loves coaching basketball, running the Wildcats and coaching his 6 year old daughters youth soccer team.
Randy grew up playing in several organized team sports, basketball, hockey, baseball and football. In high school he decided on one sport, basketball. He attended Walled Lake Central High School outside of Detroit, Michigan and his team was ranked as high as 4th in the state his junior year. Randy's senior year, he was awarded with All-Conference and All-State honors. He went on to attend and graduate from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He then started his own company and has been running it for over 25 years. He is now retired on his 3rd generation family farm in Connecticut.
Devon was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and then moved to the New England area in 2018 to play basketball at Northern Essex Community College. He then went on to play one year at Worcester State University and then the season was cut short due to COVID-19. Currently, he is at WSU pursuing a degree in Communication and Philosophy. Along with playing basketball he has also been a mentor to the local boys and girls club in Haverhill. Devon's hobbies include playing basketball in adult leagues, reading and playing video games with friends.