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Our Staff


Carter Wilson

Carter has been in the prep basketball space in Atlanta for over eight years and has been apart of the RYZE Hoops team since 2018. He led the creation of the original RYZE Hoops brand. He leads all of the RYZE marketing & social media efforts, contributing photos, videos, scouting reports, and event coverage. 


Kobe Andoh

Kobe joined the RYZE Hoops team in 2022, with his first travel season during the spring and summer of 2023. He helps lead all tournament operations and team recruitment. He's the go-to guy for any travel teams needing anything during our events. His experience in basketball operations include time with Zero Gravity & University of Georgia Women's Basketball. 


Dustin Ware

Dustin joined the RYZE Hoops team in October of 2023 after a ten-year professional career overseas. He played his prep basketball at North Cobb Christian and was a four-year starter at the University of Georgia, helping lead the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament. He helps lead team recruitment and team operations and also contributes to online content with the On the RYZE Podcast. For any teams looking to play in RYZE events, he's your guy. 


Symone Stanley

Symone is one of the faces of RYZE Hoops and can consistently be seen on a lot of our social media content. She helps lead all of the social media for RYZE Hoops including interviews, videos, photos, and more. She has appeared on a number of outlets both online and television across a number of different sports. 


Mike Cyprien

The newest addition to the RYZE Hoops team, Mike has a long history in basketball as a coach and trainer. He has coached across all levels of collegiate basketball, including as an assistant at his alma mater Southeastern Louisiana, where he also played. He brings a lot of knowledge to RYZE Hoops as a scout and social media contributor. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is RYZE Hoops?

RYZE Hoops is the Premier Source for Prep & Grassroots Hoops in the Southeast, based out of LakePoint Sports outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and home of the RYZE Travel Series. RYZE Hoops operates tournaments, leagues, camps, and other events throughout the calendar year, as well as provide coverage for other prep and grassroots events around the region. You can find us on all social media platforms, @RYZEHoops.

Where will RYZE Hoops events take place?

Being based out of LakePoint Sports in Atlanta, most of the RYZE Hoops events take place at the LakePoint Champions Center, the premier indoor facility in the country, which features 12 full length basketball courts. However, as the schedule develops each year, look for RYZE Hoops events at other venues across the southeast. 

How does RYZE Hoops help student athletes?

Our staff works tirelessly to bring in the best competition for athletes to compete against to show off their own talent. All of our events at the Champions Center will be live streamed via LakePoint Live for college coaches to watch. Our staff will provide elite coverage of events and we will have other media members and scouts in attendance as well.

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