North Carolina Spartans: Welcome

North Carolina Spartans Boys Basketball

Welcome to the web page of the North Carolina Spartans Club Boy's Basketball Program!  This site will provide you with all the information you need regarding the Spartans program and teams.  Keep checking the site for up-to-date information regarding Spartan Club Basketball!

2018 will be the ninth season of the North Carolina Spartans Program.  We continue to evolve and refine our program to further strengthen the experience and capabilities of all our players.Our overall program philosophy with our younger teams is to have a skill-based focus and concentrate on TEACHING and SKILL WORK and for our ELITE teams we focus on getting our teams and players MAXIMUM EXPOSURE at premier college recruiting tournaments during the NCAA live evaluation periods.

Spartans Program Contacts
Program Director/Head Coach-
Josh Thompson-

Travel Team Contacts-


As of August 2017, NC Spartans players have earned over 2.1 million dollars in scholarship monies to play college basketball!

Sunday, April 15
NC Spartans 15U wins BOND Fast Break Shootout in Winston Salem!!!

17U Travel Teams Information!!!

Our 17U Travel team(s) are for players whose goal is to play college basketball.  Players should only try out for these teams if they have at least one successful year of varsity basketball experience.  These team(s) will play 5-6 NCAA approved "Live" events during the NCAA recruiting period in which college coaches can be in attendance.  The major emphasis with these teams is EXPOSURE to college coaches.  These teams will play one local tournament as a warmup for the "Live Period" events.  These teams are more exposure based and will practice generally once a week.

17U Travel
Saturday April 14- Hoops and Dreams Atlantic Coast Classic- Greensboro 
April 20-22- Big Shots Live Myrtle Beach 1- Myrtle Beach, SC*
April 27-29- Phenom Hoops Grassroots TOC- Greensboro, NC*
July 19-20- Phenom Hoops JMac Showcase (Formerly known as Stay Positive)- Greensboro, NC*
July 21-22- Phenom Hoops CP3 Live- Greensboro, NC*
July 26-27- Big Shots Live Myrtle Beach 3- Myrtle Beach, SC*
July 28-29- Big Shots Live Myrtle Beach 4- Myrtle Beach, SC*

*denotes NCAA Live Exposure Period events 

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NC Spartans Players at the Next Level

Below is a list of players who have come through the NC Spartans program who have went on to play college basketball.

Ross Diachenko- Methodist University (NC)
Jake McSwain- Methodist University (NC)

Aaron Toomey- Amherst College (Massachusetts)- National Champion, NCAA D3 Player of the Year

Trey Tatum- Maryville College (TN)
Blake Gilley- Meredith College (NC)
Ethan Wilmoth- UNC-Asheville (NC)

Kevin Weckworth- Union College (NY)
Josh Spainhour- Guilford College (NC)
Dwain Jones- Lees McRae (NC)
Tyler Rose- Milligan College (TN)
Nate Long- Winston Salem State (NC)
Craig Hinton- Virginia Military Institue (VA)
Alston Furr- Guilford College (NC)
Reid Goodson- DCCC (NC)
Dylan Wood- Randolph College (VA) 

Bryan Rouse- Wingate University 
Colton Bishop- Loyola (MD) University
Riley LaRue- Cape Fear CC (NC)
Darin Ketner- Averett University (VA)
Logan Weathers- Guilford College (NC)
Josef Redmon- Lynchburg College (VA)
Larry Curry- Carson Newman (TN)
Brandon Easter- Catawba College (NC)
Marcus Lindsay- Lynchburg College (VA)
TC Daniels- St Andrews (NC)
Stephon White- Louisburg (NC)
Jarrod Rogers- Guilford College (NC)
Austin Collins- NC Central University

Spencer Wilson- Belmont Abbey (NC)
Will Gardner- Carson Newman (TN)
Christian Adams- Coastal Carolina (SC)
Scott Meredith- St. Francis University (PA)
Austin DeLucia- Averett University (VA)
Carson Long- Guilford College (NC)
Austin Rose- Ferrum College (NC)
Zach Hartle- Belmont Abbey (NC)
Cecil Moore- Mount Olive University (NC)
Peter Parkitney- Faulkner University (AL)

Skyler McGee- Davidson County CC (NC)
Keyshawn Rawleigh- National Prep (NC)
Cayse Minor- Johnson C Smith University (NC)
Brandon Rothrock- Davidson County Community College (NC)

Jakob Bergen- Brevard College (NC)
Kaymon Mitchell- North Carolina Wesleyan (NC)
Cameron Easter- Bob Jones University (SC)
Isaiah Penn- Davidson County Community College (NC)

Anderson Keller- Lincoln Memorial University (TN)
Mason Hawks- Lenoir Rhyne University (NC)
Carter Phillips- Catawba College (NC)
Will Sparks- Hampden Sydney College (VA)
Brenden McHale- Sewanee College (TN) 
Henderson Lentz- Catawba College (NC)
Luke Bagby- Lenoir Rhyne University (NC)
Luke Cartwright- Guilford College (NC)
Josh Turner- Davidson County Community College (NC)
Brendan Austin- Winston Salem State University (NC)
2018 (Updated as players committ)
Andy Pack- Elon University (NC)
Pearce Landry Jr- University of North Carolina (JV)
Ryan Moon- Williams College (MA)
Adam Calhoun- Wittenberg University (OH) 
Ben Uloko- Houston Baptist University (TX)
Ben Bowen- Catawba College (NC)
Brady Dudley- Pfeiffer University (NC)
Dan Gross- Campbell University (NC)


NC Spartans Wins Big Shots Title!!!

NCS East wins 2017 MB Live 3 Title!!!

NCS 15U Wins BOND Ballers R Us Part 2!!!


NC Spartans 17U Branon Wins BOND April Ballers Classic in 2017!!!


Monday, May 1
NCS East Travel team wins Pound The Rock Classic in 2017!!!


NC Spartans 17U Teams Win Myrtle Beach Big Shots Events!!!

NC Spartans 17U East and West Teams each won championships at Myrtle Beach during the NCAA Live Evaluation Period in July 2016!  The East team won the Silver Bracket Championship at Big Shots Myrtle Beach Session 3, while the West team took home the Gold Bracket title.  The Spartans program was 6-1 overall for the tournament, and both of our travel teams finished as Champions!


NC Spartans 16U wins NTBA Myrtle Beach States!!!


NCS 12U Wins StayAlert Safety/PoochPad Invitational Title!!!


NC Spartans 16U Wins BOND Ballers R Us Tournament!!!


NC Spartans 16U Wins 2016 BOND No Bullies Just Ballers Tournament!


NC Spartans Elite East Wins 2015 Myrtle Beach The Finale II Title!!!

NCS Elite East with the 2nd championship of the 2015 NCAA Live Period!

NC Spartans 14U wins Winston Salem "Hoo[p It Up"!!!

NC Spartans 14U team took home their third championship of the 2015 season!

NC Spartans 15U Edmonds Wins Marriott Resorts Summer Slam in Raleigh, NC 5/17/15!!!


NCS 11U Team Tours Cameron Indoor Stadium!!!



NC Spartans Elite West Wins Big Shots DC Certified (April 2015) Championship in Washington, DC!!!


NC Spartans 14U Wins "Go All Out" Tournament in Winston Salem!


NC Spartans 14U Wins Title at Winston Salem's "War On The Court"!!!


NCS Atlanta
NC Spartans Elite East Wins Big Shots Atlanta Event!!!

The NC Spartans Elite East 17U team won the Gold Championship in Atlanta, GA at the "Big Shots Atlanta Certified" tournament on the weekend of April 26 2014.  The event was an NCAA "Live" Evaluation period event in which there were numerous college coaches watching the games.  The Elite East team beat North Georgia Heat (GA), Light Em Up (FL), and WCBA (NC) to win the title.  The Spartans had 5 players in double figure scoring in the championship game, and C Will Gardner took home MVP honors, averaging a double-double for the tournament.  Congrats to the Spartans!

College Coaches at NC Spartans Event

Our Elite Teams played in front of these coaches at one of our events!!

Our players get MAXIMUM EXPOSURE to college coaches during our travel season! 


2014 Signature Classic Champions
NC Spartans 16U Regional Team Wins Signature Classic!!!

The 16U NC Spartans team won the 'Signature Classic' in Winston Salem NC on the weekend of April 12 2014!  The 16U team is coached by Bob Edmonds, Gene Kemp, and Christian Bessey and features players from Bishop McGuinness, Greensboro Day, Mt Tabor, and Northern Guilford high schools.  The tournament was played at North Forsyth High School.  Congratulations to the 16U NC Spartans!!

NCS 14U Wins Kings Tourament!!!


The North Carolina Spartans 14U team finished in first place in the NC Kings tournament on the weekend of April 28, 2012 in Oak Ridge, NC.  Coach Searcy and Coach McSwain led the team to a 4-0 record at the tournament, and each player contributed in the wins.  Congratulations to the NCS 14U team on the championship!!!

NCS Big Shots 2011
2011 NCS 16U at Big Shots Myrtle Beach
2009 NCS 13U

NC Spartans - Team Picture
2009 NCS 13U
2011 NCS 12U Tip Off

2011 NCS 12U team in the huddle

NCS Craig Hinton prepares to tip off vs Florida Rams Chris Walker
NCS Elite 17U Finish in Top 16 at Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions in Atlanta, GA!!!

2012 NCS vs Florida Rams at Bob Gibbons TOC

The North Carolina Spartans 16U and 17U Elite teams travelled to Atlanta, Georgia on the weekend of April 28, 2012 for the Bob Gibbons Tournament of Champions.  The April 28 weekend was the last weekend of the NCAA Spring Live Evaluation period in which college coaches are allowed to watch players in events.

The 17U team finished with a 2-1 overall record, winning their first two games at the event.  In the third game, the Spartans fell to the Florida Rams who feature two Top 10 players in the country from the class of 2013.  With a Top 16 finish at the event which featured over 80 teams, the 17U Spartans played in front of coaches from schools such as Kansas, Maryland, Florida State, Clemson, Appalachian State, Stetson, and North Carolina State.

Congratulations to the NC Spartans on their finish at the Bob Gibbons and best of luck in the July period as they travel to Myrtle Beach, Kentucky, and Virginia for more events!

2012 NCS vs Florida Rams at Bob Gibbons TOC

Greyson Collins Named Standout at Big Shots Myrtle Beach Event!!!

Greyson Collins named Standout Player at Big Shots Myrtle
NC Spartans 12U Player Greyson Collins was named to the 'Standout Players' list at the Big Shots Myrtle Beach event for the weekend of May 4-6.  Led by Greyson, the NCS 12U team finished with a 2-1 record and finished runners-up in a split 12U/13U division at the Big Shots Myrtle Beach event.  Congratulations to Greyson and the team on this accomplishment!