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LeMond Roy

LeMond L. Roy
Founder and Executive Director

In 1994, at the age of 19, LeMond formed the Jackson Dream Team, an AAU organization which consisted of some of the most talented and upcoming athletes in the City of Jackson and surrounding areas. The Jackson Dream Team was founded for the purpose of providing sound basketball fundamentals and skills to each and every player. The goal of the Jackson Dream Team was to build championship caliber teams and players both on and off the court by helping players develop character, sportsmanship, a hard work ethic, and a winning attitude that they can carry forward in school and the rest of their lives. This formula proved to be successful. Over the next several years, the Jackson Dream Team participated in various city leagues and state tournaments winning over 15 city championships and 8 state AAU tournaments. The Jackson Dream Team finished 5th in the 12-under BCI National Championship Tournament in its first ever National Tournament appearance.

Following very successful years as the director and coach of the Jackson Dream Team, LeMond merged with Chokwe Lumumba and the Jackson Panthers in 2003. During this time with the Jackson Panthers, he recruited some of the top players in Mississippi as well as neighboring states to join the organization and was extremely committed to help make the Jackson Panthers organization one of the best AAU programs in the country. Under his guidance four AAU State Championships, an AAU Division II National Championship, Prime Time Sports Regional and several invitational tournaments throughout the region were won. In 2006, the 17-under team went 6-2 in the AAU National Championship Tournament in Orlando, Florida and in 2008 the 16-under team was the AAU National Classic Runner-up. As a coach, LeMond got the most out of the boys with a diligent work ethic and dedication. He not only instilled basketball skills but believe that a good education is the key and an athlete should work hard in the classroom as well as on the court.

With the Jackson Dream Team and the Jackson Panthers organizations, LeMond successfully defeated some of the top AAU programs in the country such as: the Memphis Magic, Alabama Lasers, Miami Tropics, Chicago Jaguars, Ohio XBA Freestyle, Maryland Panthers, Louisiana Dream Team, All Iowa Attack, Jackson Tigers, Georgia Inner Strength, Team NCI, Spartanburg Bucks, Tennessee Thunder, Southeast Raptors, Alabama Challenge, Sports Academy Cubs, Arkansas Mustangs, Illinois T-Wolves, Virginia Metro Gold, Detroit Fire, Memphis Select, Nashville Celtics, MBA Hoops, DC Assault, Aim High Georgia, BABC, Fastbreak NYC, Queen City Prophets, Dallas Mustangs, Louisiana Stars, Memphis Select and Cecil-Kirk.

He also had the opportunity to coach such players as: Malik Newman (Kansas), Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State), Shemar Johnson (East Tennessee State), Aaron Epps (LSU), Damien Moore (Temple), Joe Struggs (Mississippi State ), Kavontae Turpin (TCU), Leroy Buchanan (Murray State), Ed Simpson (Middle Tennesse State), Dimitri Cook (Southeastern Louisiana), Maurice Dunlap (Jacksonville State), Joniah White (Louisiana Tech), Reginald Johnson (Alcorn), Biko Paris (Boston College), Mitchell Hampton (University of Louisiana-Monroe), Robin Sikes (University North Carolina-Wilmington), Justin Ray (Texas Southern), Daryl Arnold (Belhaven University), Lazzare Robinson (Southeastern Louisiana), Tommie Mabry (Tougaloo College), Demorris Summers (Tougaloo College), Terrance Benford (Tougaloo College), Malcolm Kirkland (Oklahoma State), Al Graham (Cochise C.C.), Keith Williams (Alcorn State), Chris Sims (Alcorn State), Brandon Wilson (Grambling State), Josh Moore (Pearl River CC), KiKi Christmas (Mississippi College), Scottie Harralson (University of Connecticut), Storm Warren (LSU), Sollie Norwood (Texas Southern), Christian Marshall (Mississippi College), Kendrick McDonald (Alcorn State), Terrell Kennedy (Arkansas Pine Bluff), Stanford Speech (Mississippi Valley State), Jeffery Webb (Beville State), Courtney Bradley (Jacksonville State), Chris Ames (Ball State), Charlie White (Jackson State), Chris Carter (Howard University), Jason Husband (Mississippi State), Terrance Jones (Jackson State), Flawaan Flaggs (Miles College), Patrick Horton (Alcorn State), Jarvis Williams (Alcorn State), David Long (Stanford University), Dakari Wallace (Jackson State), Renardo Sidney (Mississippi State), Aaron Davis (Chipola College), Trency Jackson (Texas Tech), Jordan Cornelius (Jacksonville State), Nicholas Cook (Jacksonville State), Cory Young (Alcorn State), Kevin Nixon (William-Carey), Ife Ike (University of Louisiana-Monroe), Ladarin Williams (Delta State), Jonathan Ducksworth (Stillman College), Xavian Rimmer (Alcorn State), Jeverick Nelson (UT Martin), Guy Payne (Alcorn State), Marcelis Hansberry (University of Louisiana-Monroe), Desmond Haymon (Stephen F. Austin) and Dundrecous Nelson (Ole Miss) just to name a few.

Coach Roy also had the opportunity to coach against some of the top players in the country such as: Jahlil Okafor (Philadelphia 76ers), Mo Williams (Utah Jazz), Glenn Davis (Orlando Magic), Al Jefferson (Indiana Pacers), Greg Monroe (Milwaukee Bucks) Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers), Brandon Jennings (New York Knicks), JaMychal Green (Memphis Grizzlies), Johnny O'Bryant (Milwaukee Bucks), Jamal Murray (Denver Nuggets), Ben Simmons (Philadelphia 76ers), Justise Winslow (Miami Heat), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Thon Maker (Milwaukee Bucks), Cliff Alexander (Kansas), Ivan Rabb (California), LaceDarius Dunn (Baylor), Mac Koshwal (DePaul), Andre Stringer (LSU), Tyler Adams (Georgetown), Charles Thomas (Arkansas), Corey Fisher (Villanova), Brandon Moore (Florida Intertional), Maurice Miller (Georgia Tech), Taylor King (Villanova), Keelon Lawson (Memphis), Kevaughn Allen (Florida), Allonzo Trier (Arizona), Antonio Blakeney (LSU), De'Aaron Fox (Kentucky), Isaiah Briscoe (Kentucky), Jessie Govan (Georgetown), Tyler Davis (Texas A&M), Malik Monk (Kentucky), and Justin Jackson (North Carolina), just to name of few!!

For over 20 years LeMond has been committed to youth sports in Mississippi. For the last eight years he has served as the State Director for Mississippi SAAU District Boys Basketball. LeMond has also formed a new a basketball promotional company, Mississippi Boys' Hoops Inc. Through Mississippi Boys' Hoops, he plans to provide a venue for premiere youth basketball tournaments, showcases and camps and will begin the AAU basketball season by hosting the annual Battle of the South Classic which will bring 175-plus elite traveling teams to Jackson, MS for some of the most competitive basketball of the AAU season. LeMondís vision is to provide youth with athletic arenas to gain additional exposure and experience which will give them the opportunity to participate in sports beyond the grade school and high school levels.