Players and Parents

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.

"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 Signed with McHenry Community College JUCO D2

"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 Division 1

"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

Signed with Dem Moines Area Community College JUCO D2

"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
Dem Moines Area Community College JUCO D2



Class of 2018

William "Grif" Ryan (New Trier HS) -  Penn U - D1

DeAndre Heckard (Romeoville HS) - Tyler CC

Barlow Alleruzzo (DeLasalle HS) - Wabash Valley CC

Dontia Johnson (Romeoville HS) - Barton CC

Justin Myers  (Ridgeview HS) - U of Illinois Springfield - D2

Eddie Creal (Romeoville HS) - Western Wyoming CC

Kahlil Blakney (Romeoville HS) - Moraine Valley CC

Ryan Saunders Jr. (Joliet Central HS) - Kaskaskia 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 

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