'bout That Basketball: Our Founders




'bout That Basketball (bTB) Corporation was started in 2012 by three close friends and business partners who share the same beliefs in business, life, and sports.  Together, Alvin Castro, Kenyatta Niles, and Randy Narciso started ‘bout That Basketball after coaching their own children in several youth basketball leagues (YMCA and LA Parks & Recreation), but quickly realized that many of the young players were missing core basketball fundamentals.  With the short 8 week basketball seasons combined with limited practice time, the coaches found it challenging to instill and teach players the required individual and team basketball skills.  Once a season ended, many of the players who started to grasp the basketball concepts would regress since they would join new teams with different coaching philosophies.  Year in and year out, the young players were not developing as quickly but more importantly were missing many of the core basketball fundamentals.  Because of this ongoing dilemma, Alvin, Kenyatta, and Randy decided to form a youth basketball organization where they could coach their own kids and other youths throughout the year and instill a consistent coaching philosophy, resulting in vast improvement of youth basketball skills and play. 

All three of the coaches consistently teach their young children a proven fact of life; that if they put forth hard work, dedication, attention to detail, and a positive attitude in anything they do, they will be successful in the end.  These are the same personal beliefs that the founders teach their players, encouraging them to be great players on the court and successful leaders off the court.  While player improvement at the youth level is their immediate goal, the founders are committed to teaching lifelong lessons to their players and motivating them to reach their maximum potential as players and in life.  As founders of 'bout That Basketball, Alvin, Kenyatta, and Randy not only serve as head coaches to ensure their coaching philosophies are taught correctly but also actively run day-to-day operations for the non-profit organization.  


Alvin Castro

Co-Founder/Head Coach

Kenyatta Niles

Co-Founder/Head Coach

Randy Narciso

     Co-Founder/Head Coach 

Alvin brings valuable basketball experience as a collegiate and professional player and coach at various levels.  He is currently the Athletic Director at a local middle school, also serving as the team's head basketball coach and school's PE teacher.  His deep knowledge of the game and ability to teach, instruct, and demonstrate basketball fundamentals and advanced skills is valuable to all our players.  Here are a few highlights of Alvin's experience as a player and coach:

  • De La Salle University, BSPE 2002
  • Played Professional Basketball for San Miguel Beermen and Alaska Aces in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA)
  • Member of the Alaska Aces Championship team in 2003-2004 and 2007 Seasons
  • Member of  the 1998,1999 and 2000 University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP)
  • Champions De La Salle University Green Archers 
  • Bishop Alemany High School Boys Varsity Assistant coach in 2008-2009 Season
  • New Community Jewish HS Girls Varsity Head Coach  2009-2011 Seasons

Read Coach Alvin's Clipboard and Professional Experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kenyatta played professional basketball and is a former AAU and national collegiate and junior college player.  He has also coached several youth teams at the YMCA and LA Recreation leagues.  His experience both as a player and as a coach are tremendous assets to the 'bout That Basketball organization.  Our players show rapid development because of his personable and motivational coaching style. Here are a few highlights of Kenyatta's experience as a player and coach:

  • Played Professional Basketball in Turkey & Mexico 1999-2001
  • Division 1 NCAA Signee, 1997
  • Junior College Player at College/Chaffey College, 1994-1996 
  • Junior College Player at Salem Teikyo University, 1997-1999
  • All City & Valley, LA TIMES, 1st team ALL DAILY NEWS Teams 1992-1994
  • Junior year Top100 Street and Smith
  • Senior year Top 50 Street and Smith
  • Youth Basketball Coach at YMCA and LA Parks & Recreation

Read Coach Kenyatta's Clipboard and Professional Experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randy has extensive coaching experience especially at the youth level, having coached several teams at the YMCA and LA Recreation leagues.  His teams always compete at the highest levels and produce great players because of his strong defensive philosophies and of up-tempo play.  Here are a few highlights of Randy's experience as a player and coach:

  • University of Southern California, BSEE 1995, MBA 1999 
  • iHoops Coach Certification 2012
  • Play Like A Champion Certification from Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame 2012
  • Assistant Coach for St. John Eudes Middle School Boys B Team, 2012
  • Youth Basketball Coach at YMCA and LA Parks & Recreation
  • Assistant Coach for UNLV men's Intramural league, 1996-1997
  • Assistant Coach for LVCC mens recreation league, 1996-1997
  • Head Coach for USC Troy Phi Club Team, 1991-1995
  • Class 4A Conference Player at Rancho High School 1989-1991

Read Coach Randy's Clipboard and Professional Experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 



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