"During my senior year of high school I had no college recruitment going on. I felt like I would be a great college player but just didnt have enough exposure. As soon as I step foot into Coach Brendan Kolton's Hoops4Health programI started getting calls and texts from different college programs! Working with the programreally changed my life and is the reason I will be going to college on a scholarship for basketball." - Robert Johnson - McHenry CC - Kishwaukee CC - Grambling U - D1
Class of 2019
Kendrick Williams (Joliet Central HS) - Wisconsin Eau Claire - D3
Isiah Burd (Bolingbrook HS) - Wayne St. College - D2
Immanuel Adams (Bolingbrook HS) - Illinois Institute of Technology - D3
Quinn Gardner (Lockport HS) - Lakeland U - D3
Adam Bulwa - (New Trier) - North Park U - D3
Class of 2018
William "Grif" Ryan (New Trier HS) - Penn U - D1
DeAndre Heckard (Romeoville HS) - Tyler CC - (Committed to Stephen F Austin (D1)
Barlow Alleruzzo (DeLasalle HS) - Wabash Valley CC - Des Moines Area CC
Dontia Johnson (Romeoville HS) - Barton CC - Moraine Valley CC
Justin Myers (Ridgeview HS) - U of Illinois Springfield - D2 - Brescia U - D2
Eddie Creal (Romeoville HS) - Western Wyoming CC - Moberly CC
Kahlil Blakney (Romeoville HS) - Moraine Valley CC
Ryan Saunders Jr. (Joliet Central HS) - Kaskaskia CC - Moraine Valley CC
Jeremiah Swint (TF South HS) - Manchester U - D3
Nate Vangine (Maine East HS) - Shooting for Greatness Prep *Reclass 2019
Brian Conaghan - (New Trier HS) - UW-Whitewater
Class of 2017
Terry Smith (Cure HS) - Loyola New Orleans - NAIA
Robert Johnson (Romeoville HS) - Kishwaukee CC - Grambling - D1
Marcellus Hornsby (Joliet Central HS) - Joliet Central CC
Jason Bingham Jr. (Joliet Central HS - Joliet Central CC
Elijah Ward (Joliet West HS) - Moraine Valley CC - Robert Morris - NAIA
"Coach Brendan Kolton is a great coach that will develop your game to the next level and will also expand your basketball IQ. He is always willing to help out players and puts in a ton of work to make sure you get recruited!
- Elijah Ward
Dem Moines Area CC - Moraine Valley CC - Robert Morris NAIA
"As a parent of an athlete you want someone with experience with the process, honesty, and integrity...and plenty of contacts. You get all of that with Brendan! Go with the experience and you will not be disappointed."
- Karen Ward
Mother of Elijah Ward
Brendan Kolton is the best Coach that has coached my son DeAndre Heckard. Being apart of Hoops4health family for many years put my son on the map of basketball. Brendan doesn't just teach you the game of basketball but all the fundamentals and skills that is needed to succeed to that next level playing field. He has a big heart and loves each and every player under him. Without Brendan I don't believe DeAndre’s name would've been known across the basketball world. He took personal time out to email college coaches, call college coaches, send videos of his games and did highlight videos on his behalf. What I love about Brendan Kolton and the Hoops4health family, he stayed in contact with DeAndre well after his AAU career and high school. He still cares about his well being as well as his education. The Heckard Family will always support and be apart of the Hoops4health Family.
Hoops4Health gave our athlete a place to both "show and grow." There are a lot of teams that give kids a way to be seen, but few that work on getting better as a player, a teammate, and competitor." Parents of Griffin Ryan. D1 player University of Pennsylvania and former New Trier player.
"Coach Kolton worked relentlessly with us to find the right place academically, socially and athletically for my son. As an unsigned senior (Class of 2017), Brendan matched my son with 20+ college coaches and colleges who were looking for players that worked hard in the classroom, possessed great character and were fundamentally skilled. His work and outreach to all levels -NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA and JUCOS - made it possible for us to find the right fit to meet our needs. As the parent of an under recruited student-athlete, Brendan's knowledge of the recruiting process and direct access to college coaches proved to be invaluable. Daily contacts from Brendan and multiple colleges demonstrated his level of commitment and due diligence exercised during the recruitment period. As a result TJ received offers and high interest from over 15 colleges. He ultimately signed a student-athlete contract worth over $56,000 per year with an opportunity to dominate both academically and athletically. "
-Terry Smith Sr., Parent
Father of Terry Smith Jr
Loyola University New Orleans, NAIA
Players and Parents Testimonials