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STATE CHAMPION
SIAA CONFERENCE
STATE CHAMPION
2024, 2022, 2019, 2018
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
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2022, 2017, 2013
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IN THE NEWS

National Boys Win SIAA State Title26Feb
National Boys Win SIAA State Title
The Rock National Boys team is the SIAA State Champion for the 5th time in school history after a 58-47 win in the state title game over DME Academy on Saturday evening. The Lions were led by a breakout performance by 2025 wing Austin Leslie, as he made 5 of 6 3-point field goals and...
RJ Jones Named SIAA Player of the Year26Feb
RJ Jones Named SIAA Player of the Year
Despite sitting out 16 games this season with a sprained MCL, RJ Jones was named 2024 SIAA Player of the Year. Jones led The Rock in scoring this season with 16.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. He shot 57.5% from the field and an amazing 50% from 3-point range. Since Jones returned...
Austin Leslie Tabbed SIAA Tournament MVP26Feb
Austin Leslie Tabbed SIAA Tournament MVP
Junior wing Austin Leslie was named SIAA State Tournament MVP after he scored 17 points on 6-7 shooting from the field, including 5-6 from 3-point range. Leslie came off the bench and immediately contributed to the Lions 58-47 win in the state title game by knocking down 3 3-pointers in the 1st quarter. Leslie didn’t score again...
Varsity Boys Reach Sunshine State Finals, Finish 23-825Feb
Varsity Boys Reach Sunshine State Finals, Finish 23-8
Coming into the season, The Rock’s Varsity Boys squad took on a major challenge: moving up from the SIAA Coastal division to the league’s Sunshine division. With that ascension came the toughest competition the team has ever faced. How would they respond? By finishing with the team’s best ever record at 23-8, and making it...

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 the winner of three of the last six state titles, The Rock is a charter member of the Sunshine Independent Athletic Association and won it all in 2013, 2018, 2019, and 2022.
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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 athletic department of The Rock School is dedicated to enriching the lives of its student-athletes through sports.

The Rock School’s teams prove that hard work and dedication translate to success on the playing field and on the court.

Beyond athletic achievement, the focal point of the program is seeing our student-athletes represent the character of Christ. As we play throughout the state, we want everyone watching to witness boys and girls who play with passion and purpose.”

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

"Coach Harden’s teams have won four SIAA state championships and more than 20 games in all but one season during his long tenure as head coach. His program that has developed more than 50 college basketball players."
Associate Head Coach MacKenzie Williams

ASSOCIATE HEAD COACHMACKENZIE WILLIAMS

"Coach Ken serves as the associate head 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."
Assistant Coach Ryan Jones

DIRECTOR OF HEALTH, NUTRITION & PLAYER CARERYAN JONES

"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 Robert Troutman

SKILL DEVELOPMENTROBERT TROUTMAN

"Coach Rob 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."
Coach O

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITINGPERRYN OGLESBY

"Coach O leads the recruiting efforts at The Rock, connecting with coaches and scouts around the country on a daily basis. He also assists with skill development and shooting form to help The Rock's players maximize their abilities."
Coach Brian Findley

HEAD COACH, VARSITY TEAMBRIAN FINDLEY

"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."
Kyle Moore

SKILL DEVELOPMENTKYLE MORE

"Coach Kyle joined The Rock in 2023 with a wealth of experience and a passion for honing players' skills. He brings a fresh perspective and dynamic energy to our program, elevating players' technique and preparation."
Coach John Wesley Phillips II

STRENGTH & CONDITIONINGWES PHILLIPS

"Coach Wes brings years of experience and expertise to his role training players on strength, agility and conditioning. He is VertiMax certified and highly involved with skill development and mental preparation for Rock athletes."

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

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