Elite Basketball Services is excited to announce that Brad Winton has sold all of his shares for an undisclosed amount to Scott Golden, who will now take full reins and assume 100% ownership in the company effective immediately. EBS runs the successful Hoop Exchange events, the All American JUCO Showcase Elite 80s, All American Jamboree, All American Availables as well as the prominent JUCO & HS scouting report and the popular JUCO Recruiting website, www.jucorecruiting.com.
Brad Winton, former partner, will head up the Crowne Agency, which is a sports and entertainment agency based in Orlando, FL. As an agent and owner, Winton will represent pro basketball players, college basketball coaches and more.
“We are excited for Brad as he begins this new chapter in his career. His agency is going to be a massive success. I look forward to continuing the success we have built for 7 years together with EBS helping thousands of players and coaches with their recruiting and development needs. The current staff at EBS is second to none and will expand on our past successes in the future years to come,” said Golden.
"I'm really excited about this opportunity, and it's something that I couldn't pass up. I'm looking forward to guiding the careers of pro players and college coaches and working with them one-on-one on a daily basis. Scott and I built a company that has helped thousands of players move on to the next level and helped hundreds of college programs with scouting/recruiting. I know that EBS is in great hands and will only continue to grow and get stronger," said Winton.
Additionally, Elite Basketball Services would like to announce exciting new staff additions and changes.
Brendan Walker will take over as National Director of JUCO Scouting and Recruiting. He has been working full time with EBS for nearly one year and closely with the company for three years.
"Brendan is more than ready to take on the role of National Director of JUCO Scouting. He is a former JUCO coach, an excellent evaluator and is well-respected in the basketball community. Brendan will also head the nomination committee for All American JUCO Showcase Elite 80 invites and serve as Editor-in-Chief of Jucorecruiting.com," Golden said.
Mike Kelly is a former D1 college coach with over 20 years of experience and has coached at Virginia Tech, Davidson, Bryant and James Madison among other schools. Mike will serve as a high school scout for EBS in the Southeast Region as well as an event coordinator for Hoop Exchange.
Jesse Carlin is a former JUCO coach with a national championship under his belt at Jones County CC in 2014. He serves as a national scout covering JUCO, as well as assisting with high school scouting in the Southern Region. Jesse has worked closely with EBS for two years and will continue on in his role with EBS as an event coordinator at All American Showcase events.
David Jinks has worked in operations for the Erie Bay Hawks NBA D-League Team, Charlotte Hornets NBA Team and the Iowa Energy NBA DLeague Team. He has also worked as an analyst for SportsVU. David has been hired to run basketball operations for all EBS events and scouting.
We would like to thank everyone for their support over the years and looks forward to continuing to work hard for you in the future!