MEET THE DEVELOPERS
Coach Jon Adams- Director of Skill Development
Jon played his college basketball at Belmont-Abbey College, and followed that with his first coaching job at Bishop McGuinness High School. Jon coached there for five years working as the JV Head Coach and Assistant Coach to Varsity. He then coached at Wake Forsyth for five years as Assistant Varsity Coach. He has developed and worked with players at the highest level. He is a coach at Point Guard college and a coach at Nike Elite 100. He is currently the Head Coach of Team CP3. He has also worked with LeBron James as a coach at their Elite basketball camps
Michael Russell- Lead Developer
Born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. Class of 2001 at R.J.Reynolds High School. Starting PG on Back to Back 4A State Championship teams. (2000, 2001)
Started volunteer coaching at various youth leagues at age 22. Begin coaching in high school in 2007. Since then, coached every level from 9th Grade boys, JV Boys/Girls, as well as varsity boys and girls. (Reagan, RJR, West Forsyth, Mt Tabor, Parkland)
Co Founded and coached Team Winston AAU Basketball in 2009. While coaching age groups 14u-17u from 2009-2017, helped 50+ kids fulfill their goal of playing collegiate basketball.
Worked and volunteered at numerous youth camps including CP3 and Wake Forest Basketball Camp.
Currently 14u Head Coach for Team CP3 AAU Program.
From Midland, MI Spencer attended HH Dow High School where the Detroit Free Press named him All-State as a senior with averages of 23, 5 and 5. He then played basketball at Wake Forest University as a Walk-On. Earning his BA in Communication while also attaining a Masters in Sports Law. After college he attended multiple tryouts for NBA D-League Teams and played well enough to earn a contract to be eligible for the D-League draft. Although Spencer went un-drafted, he subsequently was able to play basketball in Colombia, Dubai and Japan. Spencer has experience training all skill levels of players from professionals to just beginners. He also holds the World Record for Most NBA Three-Pointers in One-Minute with One Ball and One Rebounder!
Jazmine Charles- Developer
A native of Lexington, NC. She played varsity women’s basketball for Central Davidson High School. Played collegiate basketball for Lenoir-Rhyne University (Hickory, NC) where she was a four year starter. (2011-2015) She achieved many accolades there: 1st Team All-Conference, South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, and WBCA All-American. She obtained two undergraduate degrees in Broadcasting & Electronic Media and Public Relations. She then played overseas in Essex, United Kingdom. (2015-2016) She played for the University of Essex and the National League team Essex Blades. She led her team to the National League Championship and won MVP and received her Master’s degree in Marketing. 2016-2017 she was an assistant coach at Catawba College for the women’s basketball team. She joined CP3 team of June 2017 as a developer.
Coached at WS Prep and with Team CP3. He has been involved with all of the CP3 Basketball Camps.
A native of Mt. Airy, NC Tega is in his second year as a developer at CP3 Basketball Academy. A 4-year letterman in High School as well as local youth coach. Carter has coached at various schools in the triad including the following: Glenn High School, Bishop McGuinness, Oak Ridge Military Academy, Lexington High School, Kiser Middle, Mineral Springs Middle and several AAU organizations (Greensboro Warriors, Triad Titans and NC Warriors). Carter graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport Science and holds a Masters in Educational Leadership from Queen’s University.
Currently coaches NC Warriors AAU program.
From Conover, NC.
- Played varsity basketball for Newton-Conover High School (4 years).
- Attended Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock Virginia as a post graduate.
- Played collegiate basketball for NC A&T State University
(2009-2013) 3 year starter.
Accolades at NC A&T.
- -MEAC Tournament Champions in 2013 (Senior Year)
- -MEAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player.
- -MEAC Tournament All-Tournament Team.
- Led NC A&T to it’s first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013 since 1995.
- Led NC A&T to its first ever NCAA Tournament win in school history.
- One of 30 players in NC A&T school history to score over 1,000 points.
- Played overseas in Finland for Porvoon Tarmo.
- •Graduated from NC A&T on December 10th, 2016 with a Liberal Studies degree.
- -Director of Basketball Operations/Assistant Coach at NC A&T for the men’s basketball team.
- Head Coach for the JV Boys team at Northwest Guilford High School.
- Joined CP3 team in July 2017.
Micah Joyner- Developer
Micah Joyner is from Winston-Salem, NC. Played Varsity basketball in Alexandria, VA at Thomas Edison High School. He was part of a team that was state qualifying his junior year. Micah coached kids throughout the summers of college in Virginia. He has spent time scouting basketball players to go overseas. He has been around basketball his whole life. Micah states ” I just want to motivate young basketball players as much as I can so they can get to where they want to be.”
James Blackburn- Developer
James brings over 12 years of experience to CP3 Academy. Working at all levels of basketball, including the pro ranks in NBA/Europe, college, and HS serving in various capacities including coaching, scouting, and player development. James also serves as the Director of Scouting for Basketball Elite, an independent scouting service.
Jerran Foster- Developer
A native of Winston Salem, Jerran played at Winston Salem Prep Academy in High school.
Attended CP3 and Stephen Curry Elite Guard Camp
Espn ranking of top 50 point guards in the country
Averaged 21 ppg and 8 assists
Attended College of Southern Idaho Freshman year
Brunswick Community College sophomore year
Averaged 10 ppg 6 apg 3 spg
Attended Florida A&M University where he was a 2 year starter
All- Meac Academic Team
Erika Fender- Developer
Erika was born and raised in Burnsville NC. She played basketball for 14 years and started varsity 4 years consecutively at Mountain Heritage High School. During her career she was named all state, all conference and all western 4 years in a row. Named Best in the West 3 years consecutively. NC Preps and associated press all state Junior year. Conference tournament MVP junior and senior year. Named all regional in state playoffs junior year, played in Blue and white all star game senior year.. Ended high school career holding the school record for most steals(330),scored over 1200 points,131 3-pointers made, 332 assists and 300 rebounds.. after high school Erika attended the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where she earned her degree in Exercise sports science with a concentration in exercise physiology. After college Erika attained certification in personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine(NASM) before joining the CP3 Basketball Academy in December of 2017.
Marcus Davis- Developer
From Freeport, NY.
Accolades at Freeport High School
Played collegiate basketball for Washington Bible College (MD)
Accolades at Washington Bible College (MD)
- Small Bible College N.I.T 3-Point Champ
- Washington Bible College Outstanding Player
- Small Bible College N.I.T. National Champs
- Wagner Classic All Tournament Team
- Small Bible College N.I.T. All American
- Assistant Coach for Penn Griffin School of Arts Basketball Team (High Point , NC )
Taylor Hallman- Developer
Taylor is a native of Thomasville, NC where she attended East Davidson High School. She played varsity soccer and basketball all 4 years, earning All-Conference and MVP honors in each sport. Taylor played soccer for Laurel University out of High Point, NC for a year before before finishing her undergraduate degree at Appalachian State University with a Bachelors in Science. Currently a licensed K-12 Health and Physical Education Teacher with a second academic concentration in Sport Science and Coaching. Taylor coached women’s middle school Basketball for one year at E. Lawson Brown Middle School. For a short period of time she also helped train and coach under Mr. Kenny Carter for the team Xpress AAU Organization. Along with her basketball coaching experiences, she also adds 3 years of coaching a U18 Women’s Challenge soccer team through Guilrand Youth Soccer Association (GRYSA) out of Randolph and Davison County, NC.
Taylor puts life skills, goals, and lessons on the forefront of her priority list when it comes to teaching and coaching. She notes it is this reason alone that she loves working for CP3 Basketball Academy and further quotes: “Basketball is obviously a priority at this organization, but what captured my attention is that it’s not the ONLY priority”.