Jacob is a former student-athlete at LeRoy High School in Central IL, and attended Illinois State University where he graduated with a degree in Mass Media. While at ISU, Jacob covered the Illinois State Men's Basketball team part-time with the student radio station, WZND. Since his graduation, he has relocated to Chicago, Illinois where he has worked in Athletic Recruiting for almost two years. Jacob will be covering Girls Basketball conferences in the Chicago Intercity as well as the Suburbs. You can follow along on Twitter at @prephoopsjacob
Byron was a dual-sport athlete at Glenbard South in Glen Ellyn. After receiving his Diploma in 2013, He went on to the College of Dupage, where he received his AA-Marketing in 2016. Soon after, he began working for Nike (4.5 years), then Puma where he held multiple roles in footwear, apparel, operations, and as an in-store/out-of-store Brand Ambassador. During that time he joined the WNBA’s Chicago Sky as a practice player. From there he began his skills training business, where he teaches skills & development for multiple high prospect athletes. He currently holds a role as an Assistant/Skills & Development Coach for both Montini High School in Lombard, IL & Lombards Illinois Legends Boys AAU club, while also returning to his role with the Chicago Sky. He has multiple certifications through NFHS, Sports Management, Technical & Tactical Basketball Coaching, and currently working towards his Performance Enhancement-Specialist (PE-S) certification through NASM. Byron will begin scouting in June 2021 for conferences in the Western/Northwest Suburbs. He will bring details, passion, and accurate comparisons to his articles!
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