The Vegas Ballers team was the 32nd team added to the Basketball League roster of teams. The Team Market Owner Jeremiah “DADOG” Williams is the youngest TMO in the history of the league who was 10yrs old when he established the team. Jeremiah partnered with Alumni Pros Global Sports where his Dad NBA Legend Jerome “Junk Yard Dog” Williams is chairman. The Vegas Ballers was originally an AAU club team that was established in 2013 so that Jeremiah could learn the fundamentals of the game. Now as a professional team, the Vegas Ballers organization has a heart for the community by delivering meaningful experiences for the youth here in Las Vegas.
In 2016, the Shooting for Peace program was established to deliver digital education to youth across the Las Vegas valley. From Elementary to high school students in (10) schools received Financial Literacy and African American History. Another program Vegas Ballers established was a yearly clinic at Touro University at the Center for Autism for over 100 youth with autism. At the Las Vegas Rescue mission the Vegas Ballers worked to contribute donations during Thanksgiving and Christmas. As our fan base grows, we look forward to serving more families.
Jeremiah Williams: Team Market Owner
Jeremiah is a student at Faith Lutheran in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the youngest team market owner in The Basketball League (TBL). Jeremiah has a great passion for basketball, but has also learned the importance of one’s community at the age of 4. By becoming educated, he was inspired to pressure his parents to start the Vegas Ballers Amateur team years ago, where he currently is a member of the team and encourages the Vegas Ballers pro players to share their knowledge with youth organizations as well.
Nikkollette Williams: Co-Founder
Nikkollette Williams has extensive training in real estate and franchising. She has sold properties in Maryland, Nevada and Toronto. In 2014, Nikkollette acquired two (2) Supercuts franchise stores in Henderson and Las Vegas. She successfully built, grew, and manages her franchises.
Her years of experience business enterprises will prove to be a valuable asset to Legends Basketball Inc. Her leadership, communication skills and team building has led to her success in owning and operating multiple Super Cut Franchises. Nikkollette has many years of being involved in her local community and has a position on the Board of Directors of JYD Project, Inc.
Jerome Williams: President
Jerome Williams is a 9-year veteran athlete playing basketball professionally in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Mr. Williams was an NBA Player’s Union Representative and in 2000, Jerome was selected by peers, other NBA athletes, to serve in an executive role as Union Vice President. Jerome has cultivated starring roles as; the NBA Cares Ambassador; an NBA TV Correspondent; an NBA Fit Spokesman; and as an NBA Goodwill Ambassador to South Africa, Israel, South America, Shanghai, Philippines, Beijing and Bahrain. His community efforts have led Jerome to receive, community service awards and two special invitations to dine at the White House during the George W. Bush Administration. Jerome continues running both the Las Vegas Chapter of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) and a much needed charity for children, The JYD Project.
Jerome boasts an outstanding reputation and has established an extensive network of relationships surrounding professional sports. His many years of experience in the basketball world, ranging from TV to the front office will be integral to the success of Legends Basketball Inc. with the operation of the CBN Basketball Complex and the CBN Network.
Bryan Burrell: Vice President of Operations
Graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas with a degree in Business Management and minor in finance. While in college Bryan started his first entrepreneur career in the marketing field 2005. Bryan was mentored from a gentlemen that helped start the companies Herbal Life and ACN and best friends with the late Jim Rohn. With the knowledge acquired from the marketing business venture and his mentors, Bryan was able to become a marketing consultant for various clients while also becoming familiar with producing content for different marketing mediums (internet, TV, radio, etc) Bryan also learned the skill of internet marketing (CPC, CPV, CPA, Blogging, Social Media, and Video), assisted with placing magazine publications (Care2Play Sports and Ballin’ Magazine) in the marketplace. In addition, he has produced many TV shows that has aired on national networks weekly. Although Bryan is an entrepreneur at heart, he also has a great passion for sports. He has partnered with many organizations with his efforts in the basketball field
- UNLV Womens Basketball Program.
- The Vegas Ballers Basketball Club (Youth)
- USA Basketball Development
- BIG3 & Young3
- Jr. NBA
- JYD Project
- National Basketball Retired Players Association
Tom Mikovits: Director of Marketing
Wayne Rhymes: General Manager
I have played various basketball levels. My basketball career started at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona where we achieved a state championship. The team was ranked top 10 in the nation. I then played two years at Portland State University in Oregon and received the freshman of the year award. After two years at Portland State, I transferred to University of Colorado @Springs and broke single season scoring record. I finished my college career at UCCS as a first team all-conference player for both years. the program reached its first winning season. I then, went on to play professionally in Europe and Mexico for six years. I played in various countries- Tel-Aviv, Israel, Tampico, Mexico, Monterrey, Mexico, Tepic, Mexico. I was also part of the Mexican National Team. I have five years of
coaching experience as the head coach for AAU basketball team-Colorado Hawks and as Assistant Coach for Fort Lupton High School. I have experience with individual and large events leading training/development skill sessions. I have a successful coaching career at all youth levels due to my knowledge of the game, hands on teaching and demonstrating methods that allow youth to grow. Due
to my background in basketball and personal experience I have the ability to recognize talent. My goal is to continue to influence the sport in any way I can.
Coaching Highlights/Personal Achievements
Rhyme Family Tree- Owner of group homes for disabled adults.
Head Basketball Coach AAU 4th, 5th, 6,
Fort Lupton Highschool Assistant Coach
Led various Basketball clinics and personal development sessions.
Ability to analyze skill via drills
Ability to recognize player fit
Key understanding of fundamental skill
Angel McCoughtry: Assistant GM
Angel McCoughtry was selected 1st overall pick by the Atlanta Dream in the 2009 WNBA Draft. Angel McCoughtry’s Dream Foundation’s mission is to teach and empower youth to recognize their dreams by possessing good character, self-confidence and valuable life skills through trainings based on
fundamentals of sportsmanship, competition, and respect. Angel is also an honorary Big and outstanding champion for the BBBSATL cause.
- McCoughtry is a 5x WNBA All-Star,
- 2x WNBA scoring champion
- 2x WNBA steals leaders and has earned earned
- 7x All-Defensive First Team honors.
- Played pro overseas in Turkey, Slovakia, Lebanon, Hungary and Russia.
- 2x Olympic Gold Medalist
James “Hollywood” Robinson: Head Coach
James Robinson was born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. James attended Murrah High School where he focused on basketball, averaging 42 points a game as a senior and was named a McDonald’s All American Players. James went on to the University of Alabama leading the team in scoring with 1831 total points scored, still the sixth overall highest total points scored in school history.
IN 1993 James Robinson was the 21st draft pick by the Portland Trailblazers. Hollywood, the nickname given to him by Dick Vitale when he was in high school, went on to play seven years in the NBA with the Portland Trailblazers, Minnesota Timberwolves and the Los Angeles Clippers. Hollywood then took his act to Europe. Where he played four years in the FIBA league; playing for Olympiakos in Greece, Messina, Sicily and Rostov-on-Don in Russia. James posses a true entrepreneurial spirit, while playing in the NBA, he started a record company and a clothing line. In both ventures he hired the best people in their field, delegated responsibilities while still guiding the development and success of the business.
James has been involved in real estate, renovating and building homes in Mississippi and in California. He is driven by one passion, to create jobs in Mississippi, to make a difference in people’s lives.
- Murrah High School
- University of Alabama
- NBA 1993-2000
- Europe 2000-2004
- Basketball Camps 1994,1996,1997,2000
- Motivation Speaker 1994-2000
- Basketball Training 2004-
Keith Starr: Assistant Coach
- University of Pittsburgh, Graduate 1976
- Legion of Honor
- Millionaire Club
- Century Club
- Chicago Bulls NBA 1976-1977
- 2009 Pennsylvania Hall of Fame Inductee
- UNLV Asst. Basketball Coach 1984-92
Kevan Wilkins: Player Development Coach
Before coming on staff for the Vegas Ballers, I completed my second season with the Valley Vikings as assistant head coach and director of player development. Before arriving at Valley, I served as the Director of Player Development for the Las Vegas Basketball Academy Training organization, working with USA Basketball, High school athletes, and NCAA players.
I have a wife, Rana Wilkins, two sons, Kevan Wilkins Jr, and Koi Wilkins. Both kids have fallen in love with the game.
Gabrielle Williams: Director of Finance
- Bishop Gorman Alumni
- Georgetown Student
- Georgetown Volleyball Player