At iLuvBBall our vision is to feature the players on our site and give them a platform to promote themselves. We do so hosting our own tournaments and showcase events where we create player profiles for coaches and scouts to see.
We employ student athletes as Jr. News Correspondences and give them real life in-game experience and the opportunity for their work to be published on a website that is viewed by thousands of basketball enthusiasts.
Meet The Founder
Realizing how difficult it was to procure a scholarship for his son, the founder of iLuvBBall.com Rodini Almonacy, sought to educate players & parents on how to get to “their basketball next level” by providing the blueprint to navigate the treacherous roads of AAU/travel basketball and the college recruitment process. That is why he created this platform for players to promote themselves. Helping the parents and student athletes overcome one of their biggest hurdles… getting the exposure needed to “Be Seen” by scouts and college coaches giving them the opportunity to play ball at the next level and use basketball as a vehicle to get an education and forge friendships and business contacts that will stay with them for a lifetime.
Founder of iLuvBBall.com
Meet the Team
We take pride in our staff and the way our members treat our clients, followers, & members. We are in the customer service business and you know what they say “the customers are always right“. Everyone that is involved with iLuvBBall has a personal attachment to basketball and making your basketball involvement with us a pleasurable and memorable experience. From the website experience to our events.
Richard Giddens Jr.
Director of Operations
Richard Giddens Jr. is a former Athletic Director at Upper Room Christian School (URCS). He founded Long island’s first Post-Graduate basketball program via URCS. Rich also founded the URCS “Fun in the Sun Summer Program”. He is a former Division 1 basketball student-athlete at UMBC and led Long Island Lutheran to it’s first Class A State Championship in 1997.
Director of Community Outreach & Sales Manager
Daniel Skaritka has been coaching basketball for over 10 years. Coaching at the Jr High, JV, Var and AAU level. Coach Skaritka has been on staff for Long Island legend Gus Alfieri at his All American Basketball Camp, and was the assistant and head coach for Team Suffolk in the preseason Nassau vs Suffolk All Star game.
On top of coaching, Daniel Skaritka brings a multitude of experience to iLuvBBall, having directed dozens of basketball tournaments, scouting of players, and has written many articles on local high school basketball games. Along with his basketball experience, Dan brings professional experience in marketing and sales to help iLuvBBall continue to grow.
Seth Berman of RapidShutterPhotography.com is the official photography partner for iLuvBBall.com. We had the pleasure of meeting Seth in the year of 2013. He has a keen eye for sports photography and is committed to our mission for helping student-athletes in achieving the goal of utilizing basketball as a vehicle to achieve a college education.
Seth has been interested in photography since his school days. After school he started working in photo labs while continuing his hobby of photography. It wasn’t until 2013 that Seth started his business of Rapid Shutter Photography with an emphasis on High School Sports.
Seeing the student athletes grow from what they learn on the courts and fields during their years in High School is fun and rewarding.
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