College Basketball Parents Association Formed to Connect and Support Basketball Parents

~ From the CBPA ~

Columbus (OH) – The College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA) has launched as a new
organization for the parents and guardians of current and future men’s and women’s college basketball players.

The CBPA is a community-building resource established with the purpose of connecting, educating and empowering parents, as they guide their student-athletes through the ever-evolving complexities of NCAA basketball. The CBPA is a national, independent association that will prepare and educate parents throughout their studentathlete’s college experience, including current evolving issues along with managing the transition after basketball
into a post-graduate career, graduate school or professional sports, and by learning from each other and industry experts.

There is no cost to joining the CBPA, and parents and guardians of college basketball players can become members by visiting www.thecbpa.org.

“The landscape of college basketball is experiencing significant change and the parents of college basketball players need to understand this evolution in order to prepare and protect our student-athletes,” said Kareem Moody, CBPA President and parent of Arkansas forward Moses Moody. “The CBPA is being created as a community for families to support each other and receive practical education and guidance from each other, as well
as professional experts, on issues facing college basketball players at all levels – both the healthcare and economic impacts of COVID-19, social justice efforts, Name, Image and Likeness changes, updates to NCAA transfer rules, and more.”

The immediate goals for the CBPA are to:
1. Build a nationwide community of parents by opening membership to all parents/guardians of men’s and women’s college basketball players at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels;
2. Listen to the membership and determine the educational resources needed in order to best address the issues facing college sports;
3. Finalize the Steering Committee with additional regional ambassadors throughout the country; and
4. Develop an outreach plan for the families of future college basketball players.
“While the CBPA begins the work of establishing this national community of college basketball families, it will be a parallel priority for us to begin building bridges with high school basketball parents,” said Stacy & Roderick Johnson Sr., CBPA Vice Presidents and parents of Western Illinois University forward Rod Johnson Jr. and Duke forward Jalen Johnson. “Families should have a place to go for greater perspective on each transition phase related to college athletics and feel better prepared in making decisions for the future.”

As CBPA membership is now open, the association is proud of the diverse and inclusive nature of the 12 families involved in the current Steering Committee to date. The association will continue to develop its comprehensive leadership group in that spirit, reflecting ethnic, gender and geographic diversity as well as the inclusion of parents
of players from all walks of men’s and women’s college basketball.

The inaugural Steering Committee for the CBPA is comprised of the following parents to date:

Officers:
 President | Rona and Kareem Moody | Parents of Arkansas guard Moses Moody
 Vice President | Stacy and Roderick Johnson Sr. | Parents of Western Illinois University forward Rod Johnson Jr. and Duke forward Jalen Johnson
 Vice President | Tonja Morrison | Parent of Georgia guard Que Morrison (She/Her)
 Co-Secretary | LaQuita and Deon Harmon | Parents of Oklahoma guard De’Vion Harmon
 Co-Secretary | Molly Manley and Larry Suggs | Parents of Gonzaga guard Jalen Suggs
 Co-Director of Education | Carole and Joe Roach | Parents of Duke guard Jeremy Roach
 Co-Director of Education | Allison Tegeler | Parent of Dartmouth guard Mia Curtis
Regional Ambassadors:
 EAST | Jean and Eric Dixon Sr. | Parents of Villanova forward Eric Dixon
 MIDWEST | Nikki and Brian Burnett | Parents of Texas Tech forward Nimari Burnett
 SOUTH | Michelle and Derrick Sharpe | Parents of North Carolina center Day’Ron Sharpe
 SOUTH | Greg Brown II | Parent of Texas forward Greg Brown
 WEST | Ramsey Hardy | Parent of Oregon guard Amauri Hardy
Co-Executive Directors:
 E. Courtney Scott | Founder of Kontent Incubator, a search firm for athletes and families focusing on bridging the gap between amateur and professional sports
 Luke Fedlam | President of Anomaly Sports Group, an educational consulting firm that protects and educates athletes and families at all levels beyond their sport

“Having worked with families pursuing their student-athlete’s dreams of playing professionally, I’ve constantly been asked various questions by families from all walks of college basketball about the business of sports,” said E. Courtney Scott, Founder of Kontent Incubator. “Many parents feel left behind or left out, and Anomaly and Kontent share a commitment to equipping parents with the tools necessary to better prepare them for the many decisions ahead.”

“As a non-agent sports attorney, my focus is always on protecting athletes, and education is that first form of protection,” said Luke Fedlam, Co-Executive Director of the CBPA, Founder of Anomaly Sports Group and Partner and Chair of the sports law practice at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur. “Kontent and Anomaly want to help to ensure that parents, on a national level, receive the necessary education on the important and evolving
issues affecting their student-athletes.”

About the CBPA
The CBPA is a community-building resource established with the purpose of connecting, educating and empowering parents, as they guide their student-athletes through the ever-evolving complexities of NCAA basketball. The CBPA is a national, independent association that will prepare and educate parents throughout their athlete’s college
experience, including current evolving issues along with managing the transition after basketball into a postgraduate career, graduate school or professional sports, by learning from each other and industry experts.

College basketball families can become CBPA members for free at www.thecbpa.org and follow the CBPA on Twitter and Instagram @theCBPA.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Bruce Wimbish | CBPA Marketing & Communications Manager | 614-632-7600 | [email protected]

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David Keech
Author: David Keech

David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]