THE OFFICIAL HOME OFTHE ROCK LIONS

STATE CHAMPION
SIAA CONFERENCE
STATE CHAMPION
2024, 2022, 2019, 2018, 2013
NCAA DIVISION I
PRODUCER OF 40+
NCAA DIVISION I
BASKETBALL PLAYERS
2023 NBA MVP
THE HOME OF
2023 NBA MVP
JOEL EMBIID
ESPN TOP 25
RANKED IN THE
ESPN TOP 25
2022, 2017, 2013
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SINCE 2018

IN THE NEWS

Joseph Hartman Leads Team to 3SSB Title18Jul
Joseph Hartman Leads Team to 3SSB Title
Joseph Hartman is now a 2x Champion after leading his travel team with 14 points in the 2024 Adidas 3 Stripes Select Basketball (3SSB) Championship game for the 16U division. Comprised of top teams from all over the country, the 3SSB held their annual Championships in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Hartman plays for Austin Rivers...
Sponsorship Opportunities Announced for 2024-2508May
Sponsorship Opportunities Announced for 2024-25
To kick off its drive toward another great year, The Rock hoops program is excited to announce new sponsorship opportunities for the 2024-25 season. Want to help make a difference? There are two ways to send your sponsorship or donation: 1. Visit venmo.com/TheRockLions to donate online. Please add “Boys Basketball” in the notes of your...
The Rock Announces 2024 Summer Basketball Camps30Apr
The Rock Announces 2024 Summer Basketball Camps
With summertime fast approaching, The Rock has announced dates for four summer basketball camps now open for registration: PG HIGH (June 3-6, 2024) College coaches often call The Rock “PG High” thanks to our reputation for producing top-tier point guards who excel at the college level. Under the guidance of Coach Justin Harden, The Rock...
Big Weekend in NCAA Basketball for TRS Alums12Mar
Big Weekend in NCAA Basketball for TRS Alums
Congratulations to several of our TRS alumni for a big weekend in their careers. • Zimi Nwokeji (2019) – Dayton • Jaden Campbell (2019) – Samford • Antrell Charlton (2018) – Fordham • BJ Greenlee (2019) – FAU The four former Lions enjoyed their college Senior Day over the weekend. Charlton was the captain of...

TEAMS & SCHEDULES

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NATIONAL TEAM

Our national team competes in the SIAA national division and against top-ranked teams around the country.

Roster | Schedule & Results

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VARSITY TEAM

Our varsity team competes in the SIAA varsity division and against other varsity teams locally and statewide.

Roster | Schedule & Results

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GIRLS VARSITY

Our girls varsity team competes against other top varsity programs locally and throughout the state.

Roster | Schedule & Results

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JUNIOR VARSITY

Our boys JV team competes against local and regional teams at the junior varsity high school level.

Roster | Schedule & Results

OUR SUCCESSBY THE NUMBERS

The Rock emphasizes player development and collegiate preparation to help all of our student-athletes find success on and off the court.
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PROGRAM FOUNDED

The Rock has provided mentorship, exposure, and elite player development to hundreds of student-athletes over nearly three decades, including dozens of international players.
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NCAA DIV. 1 PLAYERS

Our athletes get national exposure and help navigating the college recruitment process, enabling them to continue their playing careers at major and mid-major programs around the country.
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STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

As winners of four of the last seven state titles, The Rock is a charter member of the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association and won it all in 2013, 2018, 2019, 2022, and 2024.
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NBA MVP

2023 NBA MVP Joel Embiid spent his senior season leading The Rock to a 33-4 record and state championship before going to Kansas University and, later, the Philadelphia 76ers.

A NOTE FROM
COACH HARDEN

“The Rock Hoops program is built on a foundation of TOUGHNESS.

Over the years, both coaches and players have consistently done the right thing, overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

Whether it’s waking up early for intense workouts before school, traveling long distances to compete in top events, or diligently pursuing academic excellence, the players of The Rock have set a high standard.

This unwavering commitment can only be attributed to TOUGHNESS.”

Head Coach Justin Harden

MEET OUR STAFF

The vision of The Rock School is to make disciples of Jesus who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to courageously cooperate with God in the work of redeeming the world. Our program aims to use basketball to help fulfill that vision.
Head Coach Justin Harden

HEAD COACH, NATIONAL TEAMJUSTIN HARDEN

20th Year With Program
"Entering his 16th year as Head Coach of the National Team, Coach Harden has won five SIAA state championships and 20+ games in all but one season. In that time, his program that has produced more than 50 college basketball players."
Coach Robert Troutman

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACHROBERT TROUTMAN

3rd Year With Program
"Coach Troutman works with players individually and in group settings to help them grow and maximize their skill sets. His knowledge and experience contribute heavily to our culture of hard work and player development on and off the court."
Assistant Coach Ryan Jones

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER CARERYAN JONES

10th Year With Program
"Coach Jones oversees overall health and wellness for The Rock's basketball program. By prioritizing nutrition and player care, he ensures Rock players unlock their full potential, prolong their careers, and enjoy a competitive edge."
Coach O

RECRUITING COORDINATORPERRYN OGLESBY

6th Year With Program
"Coach O leads all recruiting efforts, connecting with coaches and scouts around the country on a daily basis. He also brings years of expertise as the program's lead shooting instructor, ensuring optimal player development and shooting ability."
Associate Head Coach MacKenzie Williams

ASSISTANT COACHMACKENZIE WILLIAMS

7th Year With Program
"Coach Ken serves as assistant coach and skill development coach at The Rock. He specializes in defense, with specialized responsibility for daily player preparation, motivation, and in-game defensive adjustments."
Coach Brian Findley

HEAD COACH, VARSITY TEAMBRIAN FINDLEY

9th Year With Program
"Coach B was named Head Coach of the boys varsity team in 2023. He brings several years of championship-level experience to the position, having served as an assistant at every level of The Rock's basketball program."
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ASSISTANT COACH, VARSITY TEAMSHERMAN MERRICKS

3rd Year With Program
"Coach Sherm brings valuable knowledge as a former high school standout and collegiate National Champion. He is involved with strength and conditioning and skill development for the varsity team."
Coach John Wesley Phillips II

HEAD COACH, GIRLS VARSITYWES PHILLIPS

6th Year With Program
"Coach Wes is the Head Coach of the Lady Lions after serving as head coach for the boys middle school teams, as well as assistant coach and strength and conditioning coordinator for the National Team. "

THE G.R.I.T. PHILOSOPHY

GROWTH
Always improve, regardless of current ability or skills. Be inspired from the quest for greatness.
RESILIENCE
Work to succeed despite setbacks and obstacles. Persevere with mental and physical toughness.
INTEGRITY
Maintain an honorable character to set the standard on and off the court. Live with sportsmanship.
Relentlessly compete against anyone and anything that stands in the way. Fiercely believe in yourself.

BASKETBALL CAMPS

Improve your game with expert coaching, great competition, and valuable individual instruction.

The Rock Hoops basketball program hosts multiple player development camps, regional combines, and coaching clinics throughout the year, providing an opportunity to learn in a fun and safe environment.

  • 352 Combine: Invite-only camp for the region’s best players.
  • PG High: Basketball IQ and skills development for guards.
  • Elite Camp: All-around instruction for middle and high schoolers.
  • Shooting Camp: Lock in your form. For grades 5 through 10.
  • Kids Camp: Build a strong foundation for kids in grades 3 through 5.

Our coaches leverage decades of experience to introduce and develop strong basketball skills with instructional time, drills, and scrimmages.

Camp instruction and player development
The Rock School

THE ROCK LIONS

9818 SW 24th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32607
(352) 331-7625
contact@therockhoops.org

THANK YOU SPONSORS

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