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API Basketball Academy offers private, semi-private and small-group lessons to youth, high school, and collegiate players. Each lesson is coordinated by API Basketball Academy’s Basketball Coordinator, Ashleigh Newman. Private lessons are an excellent way to improve specific areas of your game, get more reps and achieve a higher-level of skill and sport performance. API lessons are 100% customized to the athlete(s) based upon current skill set, playing experience and position(s) played. Whether you're looking to improve your jump-shot, offensive/defensive skills, vertical jump or improve your complete game, API can help!

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Ashleigh NewmanAshleigh Newman

First Terrapin from the state of Tennessee in program history (UMD)

Four-Year Scholarship to UMD

Top 3 Most Consecutive Games Played - 141 (UMD)

2x TSSAA State Most Valuable Player Award (Shelbyville Central HS)

3x TSSAA Girls High School Basketball State Champion

2006 NCAA Women's Basketball National Champion at UMD

Ranked among the Top 3-Point Shooters in the history of UMD Women's Basketball Program

Owner of Future Champion Sports - A Player Development Company

Sean Kromah

Sean Kromah

Played Overseas in Armenia

Played Division 1 At Middle TN State University

Senior year transferred to Kentucky Christian University 

Associates Degree earned at Lake Land College 

Bachelors Degree in Sports Management/Business 

20+ years of playing basketball

From Smyrna, TN


Sean Kromah

Jessica Franco

Jessica Franco earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from Eastern Nazarene College. There, Jessica was co-captain of the Women’s Basketball Team. In high school, she played on the varsity basketball team all four years and became team captain her junior and senior years.
Originally starting at the center/ forward position, she transitioned into a small forward & shooting guard role in college. Before heading to Eastern Nazarene College, Jessica started off her first two years of college at Phoenix College where she played on the women’s basketball team and was a team captain. In her final year at Phoenix College, the team won the State Regional Championship and finished 7th in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.
Jessica is also a certified personal trainer and sports performance coach at API and works with athletes to optimize their speed, strength, & performance.


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