Who we are and our community

Team Speights is a Youth basketball program that is committed to providing a positive environment for youth of all ages, backgrounds, and skillsets.  While a  large portion of our goal is to develop our team members into confident, adaptable, and technically advanced basketball players, we also value personal development. Ultimately, our players are pushed to practice collaboration as a community, self-respect and self-regulation, mindfulness, and gratitude. We want our players to excel on the court, in the classroom, as well as in their respective communities.

 

As members of Team Speights Cali, our youth are encouraged to consider and pursue their passions, especially as it relates to the long-term. Our team of seasoned coaches and practitioners leverage their diverse insights and skillsets to empower our youth, prepare them for collegiate level environs and expectations as well as scholarship or funding requisites to better resource their passions. 

We look forward to expanding our community and continuing to learn from all of those that have contributed to our team, past, present, and future. 

OUR STAFF

Marreese Speights

FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Speights was born in St. Petersburg, Florida. He played basketball at St. Petersburg's Admiral Farragut Academy, which retired his jersey number after one year. He also played basketball at Hargrave Military Academy (senior year) and Gibbs High School.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Speights was listed as the No. 13 power forward and the No. 51 player in the nation in 2006 Speights began his career at Florida in 2006–07, and averaged approximately four points and two rebounds in six minutes per game as a freshman for the national champion Gators. He saw few minutes behind big men Al Horford, Joakim Noah, and Chris Richard.

Speights ended the 2007–08 season averaging 14.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. After his sophomore season, he declared himself eligible for the 2008 NBA Draft.Speights confirmed with Florida coach Billy Donovan on June 12, 2008 that he would not be returning to the Gators.

Speights was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 16th pick of the first round in the 2008 NBA Draft.

On January 4, 2012, Speights was acquired by the Memphis Grizzlies as a part of a three-team trade.

On January 22, 2013, Speights was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers,

Speights won his first NBA championship with the Warriors after they defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals in six games. After being the team’s top scoring option off the bench in 2014–15, he gained the nickname "Mo Buckets".

On July 27, 2017, Speights signed with the Orlando Magic.

Eddie Brown

DIRECTOR & COACH

Born and Raised in St.Petersburg, FL where he played only one year of high school basketball... Averaged 12 points and 8 rebounds as a senior, helping Lakewood High School to a 29-2 record and district championship.

Pasco Hernando CC: Contributed 8.5 points and 6.0 rebounds during sophomore season (2005-06) at PHCC... Shot 42 percent from the field and 70 percent from the line... Grabbed juco career-best 21 rebounds and tallied 15 points vs. Dan Wright... Pulled down 20 boards with 10 points vs. Manatee CC... Scored season-best 16 points vs. Polk CC... Averaged 7.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game in 2004-05 as a freshman, while earning honorable mention all-conference honors... During first year at PHCC, he scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs. TrinityCollege.

Played Jr. Year at Campbell University and Senior year at Fayetteville State University, played pro in Germany Bremen Guardians, USA Jacksonville Giants, USA SF Rumble.

Reuben Lewis

Coach

Born and Raised in Oakland, Ca.


Played CYO basketball as a youth in Oakland and surrounding areas before leaving to attended Butchel High School in Akron, OH. Returning home his Sophomore year he attended Skyline High where he sat out a year of H.S. Ball before transferring to Pinole Valley High and finish his last two years of basketball as a Starter on a very competitive BVAL team! 

 

Lewis continued his basketball career collegiately attending Reddley Junior College coming off the bench as a Sixth man averaging 16pts 7reb 4ass per game. After one season Reuben decided to head back closer to home (Oakland,Ca) and attend Contra Costa College(San Pablo,Ca) and was a intricate piece to a team who fell one game short of playoffs which unfortunately ended Lewis's collegiate career as he embark on new journeys in life! Yet basketball never went to far from his grasp as he continued to play locally in the San Francisco Pro Am and also latched on to a ABA team by the name of the East Bay Pitbulls which gave Lewis the opportunity to showcase his skills in China.

 

The next season Lewis signed with another team the Bay Area Matrix and helped lead the team 3 years straight to Finals! Reuben has always had a thing for coaching. As a teen he helped coach his mentors (Rae Jackson) team the Bay Area Magic, which serves to have helped him to this day as he is now helping to develop the Team Speights Cali chapter to an Elite Level of AAU basketball right here in his backyard of the Bay Area.

 

  

 

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