Two Local Basketball Players Earn Scholarships

October 6, 2015

Kieron and CaelinKieron Burgess and Caelin Peters, two local youth basketball players, have been offered full athletic scholarships to attend Lee University in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Burgess would start with the Lee University Flames next season at the start of the 2016 school year, while Peters would first need to complete his high school studies before taking the next step into university.

Burgess is a 22 year old post graduate player who is currently working at Marketplace, and Peters is a  high school student at Mt. Saint Agnes Academy, and they both received this opportunity by taking part in the Wolfpack Elite Basketball Programme.

Wolfpack hosted a showcase of the top 20 players in Bermuda along with a two-day clinic for its members with Coach Tommy Brown who identified Burgess and Peters among other players that he was interested in recruiting.

In addition to the two scholarship offers, Brown was very excited about Rye Ahronson as a potential Division 1 prospect who could play at almost any level, along with Andy Perez, Niall Waring, and Anna Gilliatt as players that he would like to keep on his radar.

A spokesperson for Wolfpack offered, “This event marks the first time two players from our programme have received scholarships and this is only the beginning. We already have coaches scheduled to come to Bermuda from the United States and Canada who will recruit both boys and girls directly from our programme.

“Our approach to player development has been designed specifically to produce athletes that can compete at the college level. Wolfpack Elite would officially like to congratulate Kieron Burgess, Caelin Peters, and all of the other prospects that were selected by Coach Brown.

“We also have many other players in our programme that can play at the college level and will work tirelessly to help these players achieve their dreams of becoming student-athletes.”

“This year we have taken our players to participate in almost every notable elite youth camp in the United States including John Lucas, Five Star Basketball, and Point Guard College. We have also hosted college coaches, a former NBA player, and professional skills trainers here in Bermuda.

“Our alignment with these programmes, along with our commitment to bring in college coaches, professional players, and skills trainers each year makes Wolfpack Elite a world-class programme.

“You will not find many programmes like ours anywhere else in the world. We would like to thank Coach Tommy Brown for his support of basketball in Bermuda and look forward to working with him over the years.”

Wolfpack Elite is a basketball Player Development Programme that focuses on individual player and skill development starting from the primary school level.

All of the coaches in Wolfpack’s Elite Player Development programme have played at the University level and are uniquely positioned to help players develop the skills needed to play college basketball.

If you would like to learn more about the programme please contact Coach Peters at charles@wolfpackhoops.com.

Players who wish to register for the programme can do so online at:

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  1. Chris says:

    Congrats to these boys and girl. Also great work by the coaches. They have taken basketball to a whole new level.

  2. NICE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Bermy Baller says:

    Happy for them. Always knew Bermuda had athletes that could do it anywhere.

  4. Ballerina says:

    Looking forward to the girls getting opportunities next. I was happy to see Wolfpack working with the Netball association, this will help bring more opportunities to the girls here.

    • I heart 441 says:

      Are the Wolfpack attempting to take away from the Netballs pool of players?

      • Coach Peters says:

        Not at all. Actually it’s the opposite, Wolfpack is the first organization that is working directly with netball to create more opportunities for the girls (like full scholarships). We do not compete with netball during their season and we have agreed to do some events this year in partnership. Some of the netball coaches have actually come out to take part in the first girls basketball league last spring which was great since it is down time for netball season. If you would like more information you can contact me at charles@wolfpackhoops.com or follow up with the netball national team coaches like Gina Benjamin, Marissa Brangman, or Kimale Evans. Thanks for asking though, it is important that misinformation is not going out to the public!

        • I heart 441 says:

          Netball scholarships or Bball scholarships?

          • Coach Peters says:

            Contact me directly for more information. Thanks.