Select program helps young players “Elevate Their Game” on and off court
Article by SportsXpress
Carmelo Lee is a globetrotter. Not a “Harlem” Globetrotter, but a globetrotter, nonetheless. When your professional basketball career spans 15 years with stops in Europe, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, Israel, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, you do rack up the frequent flier miles. You also rack up tons of experience and you learn how to play the game the right way. That’s the philosophy Lee brings to his role as CenTex Attack Director and Lead Trainer at the Premiere Athletic Complex (PAC) in Leander.
“We’re in it for the kids,” said Lee. “We want to help our players grow and help them achieve their basketball goals.”
CenTex Attack fields boys (4th-12th grade) and girls teams (3rd-high school). All teams practice at the PAC, a state-of-the-art training facility with multiple basketball courts and more than 2,200 square feet of fitness training space.
“We have a place for players of all abilities. We start with building up a player’s basketball skills. When I was a player, I wasn’t an All-American. I was a blue-collar player, but I worked hard. We teach our kids that if they work hard, they can be successful,” said Lee.
Mark Hutcheson is a firm believer in the program. His son, Miles, has been a part of the CenTex Attack for four years.
“What I like most is the respect and the leadership that the coaches demand of the players,” said Hutcheson. “It’s about building character. At CenTex, they teach young people how to get through life. Basketball is just a tool.”
“It’s been a great experience,” said Jason Dishough. His son, Trevor, is a 5th grader in the program. “What Carmelo and his staff are doing is building not only a quality program but a sense of family as well. My son loves it.”
CenTex Attack teams are divided into three levels. The Local teams play in the Central Texas area. The Regional squads compete in tournaments throughout the state. The National teams will travel throughout Texas and the US.
Each team is led by an experienced coach with playing and coaching experience at the professional, college and high school level.
“We’re not a program that goes out and recruits elite players,” said Lee. “Our focus is on growth and hard work. Our program is built on four main tenets: self discipline, concentration, hard work and commitment.”
Lee and his staff are looking for serious-minded players. For more information, email carmelo@, visit centexattack.com or call (512) 810-1793.
“It’s about building character. At CenTex, they teach young people how to get through life. Basketball is just a tool.”
CenTex Attack Tryouts
Girls (3rd-12th grade)
January 14th: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Boys (3rd-6th grade)
January 20th: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
February 11th: 9-11 a.m.
Boys (7th-8th grade)
January 20th: 7-9 p.m.
February 11th: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Boys (9th-12th grade)
February 27th: 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
March 6th: 8 p.m.-10 p.m.
$40 at the door
All tryouts held at PAC, 8220 183A Toll Road, Leander, TX
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