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2015-16 JUMP 25 ALL-NBA TEAM
*STEPH CURRY (GSW);
LeBron James (CLE); Kawhi Leonard (SA); Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook (OKC); Klay Thompson, Draymond Green (GSW); Dwyane Wade (MIA); Carmelo Anthony (NYK); Chris Paul (LAC); Kobe Bryant (LAL); Damian Lillard (POR); Kyrie Irving (CLE); James Harden (HOU), John Wall (WAS), Anthony Davis (NOP), Kyle Lowry (TOR), Jimmy Butler (CHI), Andre Drummond (DET), DeMarcus Cousins (SAC); Rookie-of-the-Year: Kristaps Porzingis (NYK)
JUMP 25 Basketball 2015-16
College All-American Team
*BREANNA STEWART, Morgan Tuck, Moriah Jefferson, Kia Nurse (UConn); Tiffany Mitchell, A'ja Wilson
(So. Carolina); Kelsey Mitchell, Ameryst Austin (Ohio State); Nathalie Fontaine (Ball State); Rachel Banham (Minnesota); Diamond DeShields (Tennessee); Brianna Turner (Notre Dame), Alexis Peterson (Syracuse); Sydney Moss (Thomas More); Aerial Powers (Michigan St.); Tajanee Wells (Talladega College); Bria Holmes (WVU); Nina Davis (Baylor); Jessica Shepard (Wisconsin); Jamie Weisner (Oregon St.)
*MALCOM BROGDON (Virginia); Grayson Allen, Brandon Ingram (Duke); Ben Simmons (LSU); Buddy Hield (Oklahoma); Jakob Poeltl (Utah); Denzel Valentine (Michigan St); Kris Dunn (Providence); Yogi Ferrell (Indiana); Elijah Brown (New Mexico); Tyler Ulis (Kentucky), Jack Gibbs (Davidson); Caris LeVert (Michigan); Wayne Selden (Kansas); Seger Bonifant (West Liberty); Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin); Marcus Paige, Bryce Johnson (UNC);
JUMP 25 "ALUMNI"
(attended JUMP 25 Basketball Camps and/or participated in JUMP 25 Shooting and Player Development Training)
competing PROFESSIONALLY in the 2015-16
Trey Burke (Utah Jazz), Evan Turner (Boston Celtics), Devin Green (Bulgaria), Mike Conley, Vince Carter, Matt Barnes (Memphis Grizzlies), Kosta Koufos (Sacramento Kings); K.B. Sharp (France), Earl Barron (Phoenix Suns), Leon Rodgers (Venezuela), Amber Stokes (Germany), Antiesha Brown (Italy), Lenae Williams (France), Cezary Trybanski (Czech Republic), Qyntel Woods (Russia), PJ Hill (China), Nate Miller (Israel), Jon Diebler (Turkey), David Lighty (Italy), Jovan Harris (Mexico), Nate Linhart (Greece), Stevie Taylor (Italy), J.D. Weatherspoon (China), Traevon Jackson (Iowa/D-League); Jordon Crawford (Westchester/D-League)
JUMP 25 "ALUMNI"
competing COLLEGIATELY in the 2015-16 Season
Marc Loving (Ohio St.), Elijah Brown (New Mexico), Caris LeVert (Michigan), Christian Meister (Otterbein), Ronnie Stokes (Walsh), Brandon Bapst (Malone Univ.), Nic Bapst (Ashland), Jordan Strawberry (Mercer), Jack Gibbs (Davidson), Tajanee Wells (Talladega College), Nicole Orr (Butler), "Manny" Powell (Sinclair CC), Trey Miller (Otterbein), Dan Aronowitz (Williams Univ.)
JUMP 25 "ALUMNI"
competing in HIGH SCHOOL in the 2015-16 Season
Amani Burke (Eastmoor Academy), Cole Heilman, Grant Heilman (Bexley), Zane Laws (Upper Arlington), Alex Kelso (Big Walnut), Alexandria Madry (Dublin Jerome), Bryce Todd (St. Charles), Solomon Pierre-Louis (Col. Academy), Mitchell Naim, Jayden Turner (Worthington Christian), Gary Elder (Centennial)
JUMP 25 Basketball 2015 All-WNBA Team
* denotes Most Valuable Player
Candace Parker (LA Sparks), DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix), *MAYA MOORE (Minnesota), Elena Delle Donne (Chicago), Brittney Griner (Phoenix)
Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta), Tamika Catchings (Indiana), Tina Charles (New York), Candice Dupree (Phoenix), Danielle Robinson (San Antonio)
Chiney Ogwumike (Connecticut), Cappie Pondexter (Chicago)
Rookies-of-the-Year: Jewell Lloyd (Seattle) and Kiah Stokes (New York)
Coach-of-the-Year: Cheryl Reeves (Minnessota)
JUMP 25 Founder/Director Johnny Clark is proud to welcome the newest member to the JUMP 25 Family...his new baby girl!
Q and A Features
With Top HS, College and NBA Stars!
Jump 25 Basketball Remembers
August 12, 1988 - March 18, 2009
Javonté Clanton became an OFFICIAL member of the JUMP 25 Basketball Family during the Summer of 2008 as he was a regular in our Individual and Group Workouts, as well as the invitation only "High Level Up and Down" run at LifeTime Fitness, The Ohio State University's Schottenstein Center (the Schott) Auxilary Gym, and the J. Ashburn Youth Center Gym. He trained and competed with and against most of Central Ohio's top players, including NBA players Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies) and Chris Quinn (Miami Heat), European League pros Scoonie Penn, Shaun Stonerook, Terrence Dials, Leon Rodgers, J.J. Sullinger, Brian Brown, Kenny Gregory, Ron Lewis, Jermaine Guice, Rob Owens, Chris Dunn, Devin Green, Tony Rice, and college players Chris Crockett (Columbia Univ.) and Robbie Taylor (Mt. Vernon Nazerene Univ.), and JUMP 25 Founder/Director Johnny Clark.
Javonté was always one of the first to the gym and the last one to leave. In between, he worked HARD. When he got tired, he worked harder! In fact, it almost seemed like he never got tired. Wearing his trademark sleeveless, skin-tight Under Armor shirts he would give us all he had in the workouts and games. Being a newcomer to the group, the older guys - the Pros - immediately recognized and appreciated his work ethic, his willingness to learn and accept their critiques/suggestions, and they acknowledged his ability to play the game with a maturity well beyond his age. Because of those things, they embraced him and accepted him into their "Basketball Fraternity"... and he is one of us forever. I'll never forget one of the pro players coming over to me and paying Javonté a tremendous compliment...the ultimate compliment! After a game, on the third day that Javonté had been working out with us, Leon Rodgers sat down next to me, pointed and nodded towards Javonté on the court and said "JC...Young Boy nice!"
Javonté Clanton was a joy to work with and it was an honor and priveledge to know him. I've been there and done that, seen it and coached that, so I can say - without a doubt in my mind - that Javonté was well on his way to reaching his goals in basketball. I've received emails and calls from our guys playing in countries all over the world and we are all shocked and saddened at Javonté's passing. We miss him already and this summer we will hold his spot in our workouts and games...we KNOW he'll be the first one to get there and the last to leave. We love you Young Fella.