Tim McCormick co-founder

Tim McCormick is a former National Basketball Association player. McCormick was drafted with the 12th overall pick of the 1984 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He spent ten seasons in the NBA, playing with six different teams.

McCormick earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan (1980-1984), where he was a member of the Wolverines basketball team.

Following his playing career, McCormick became an ESPN Basketball Analyst, author, and motivational speaker. McCormick’s book, “Never Be Average”, focuses on the message of growth, based on his experiences as a professional athlete, consultant, and broadcaster. McCormick has created a proven game plan for success in the business world that focuses on the secrets that premiere athletes use to reach their highest goals and achieve career excellence.

Additionally, McCormick runs the NBA Players Association’s TOP 100 Basketball Camp for the elite 100 high school players in the nation.

Tim McCormick

Mike Dietz co-founder

Michael Dietz is the President and Founder of Dietz Sports & Entertainment in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dietz founded Dietz Sports in 2003, after 17 years at Ilitch Holdings, Inc. with the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Olympia Entertainment, Fox Theatre, and Little Caesars Enterprises. As President, Dietz directs the seven divisions of Dietz Sports.

Dietz earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration Cum Laude from Western Michigan University (1983), where he played basketball for the Broncos (1979-1983). During his senior year, Dietz served as the Broncos team captain and earned the honors of 1st Team Academic All-MAC. He was also a member of the Mid-American Conference Championship Team in 1981. In 1987, Dietz received his law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in Lansing.

Dietz is highly involved in the community. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for CATCH (Caring Athletes Team for Children’s & Henry Ford Hospitals), a children’s charity that was founded by the late Sparky Anderson in 1987. Previously, Dietz served on the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Organizing Committee and the Board of Directors of the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL). Dietz also held titles of Vice Chairman on the Sales and Marketing Committee of the PGA Championship and Assistant Vice Chairman on the Sales and Marketing Committee of the Ryder Cup.

Mike Dietz


Steve Brooks Ypsilanti High School
John BuscemiJohn Buscemi
Detroit Loyola High School
Craig Covington Allen Academy
Ken Flowers
Detroit Henry Ford High School
Keith Guy
Muskegon High School
Rod Hathaway
Otsego High School
T.J. Kelley
Player Selection Panel Advisor
Mike Massucci
Education & Parent Program
TJ Meerman Grand Rapids Catholic Central
Ramsey NicholsRamsey Nichols
Kalamazoo Central High School

Terrance Porter Farmington High School
Juan Rickman Detroit East English Village Prep Academy

Carlton Valentine Lansing Sexton High School
George WardGeorge Ward
Detroit Southeastern High School
Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Flint Beecher High School
Dan YoungDan Young
Westland John Glenn High School


Elle Robinson camp director

Elle Robinson currently serves as the Camp Director for the Michigan Elite 25 Foundation. She is responsible for planning the Michigan Elite 25 and Rising Stars Basketball Camps (registration, marketing, venue coordination, scheduling, etc.) as well as event execution. In addition, Robinson coordinates Michigan Elite 25 Foundation events throughout the year, such as ACT/SAT preparation, basketball skills training seminars and foundation field trips. Robinson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Creative Writing.


Hannah Schmidt assistant/coordinator

Hannah Schmidt just completed her junior year at Miami University. Schmidt is a pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication and Interactive Media Studies. At Miami, Schmidt serves as the president of the Love Your Melon organization on campus, fighting to put an end to childhood cancer.

Allie Royce assistant/coordinator

Allie Royce just completed her junior year at Saint Mary’s College, where she is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with a minor in Public Relations and Advertising. At Saint Mary’s, Royce serves as the Vice President of the Residence Hall Association and is also the Editor of the Saint Mary’s Her Campus chapter.