Derby Trailblazers Academy

ROSTER 2018-19

NamePositionHeightBornClass
Charlie BrownGuard6'3"20012020
Cameron SamuelsGuard6'1"19992019
Jordan GaynorForward6'3"20012020
Diarra LaneForward6'1"20012020
Wesley AnglinGuard6'2"20012020
George GillemGuard6'2"20022020
Jake BrownGuard5'11"20002019
Sam SabinForward6'7"20022020
Luke PopeForward6'7"20002019
Stuart MatimbaGuard5'11"20012020
Ryan BaxterForward6'1"20002019
Cyon JamesForward6'5"20022020
Rufus CainesForward6'3"20022020
Jake ChapmanGuard5'10"20022020
Luke PtakForward6'6"20002019
Blake BowmanForward6'5"20012020
Tyler MutesamangoGuard6'2"19992019
Tzion Essel JajiGuard5'11"19992019
Taii FrancisCentre6'9"20012019
Albert BuietGuard5'11"20002019
Taiwo HamiltonGuard5'8"20022020
Ben HollickForward6'2"20022020
Dominic Dejnek Vel DenekGuard6'3"20002019

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Matt Shaw – theshawsm@hotmail.com
Assistant Coach: Phil Storer
Associate Coach: Paul Bowen – basketballbowen11@gmail.com

Location:

Main Venue: Noel-Baker School, Bracknell Drive, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0BR
Secondary Venue: Johnson Building, Locomotive Way, Derby, DE24 8PU

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History

2017-18
Finished 6-6 for the third seed in the West Conference. Knocked out in the Elite 8 by Canterbury High School.

2016-17
Once again finished 7-4 for the fourth seed in the West Conference, getting knocked out in the opening round.

League Record: 7-4
Playoffs: 0-1

2015-16
Finished 7-4 to make the playoffs with the fourth seed in the West Conference, getting knocked out in the opening round.

League Record: 7-4
Playoffs: 0-1

2014-15
Derby went 11-5 through the regular season to finish fifth place in the North, making the post-season before getting knocked out in the opening round.

League Record: 11-5
Playoffs: 0-1

2013-14
After an injury hit season Trailblazers Academy finished third behind Milton Keynes and Charnwood in the All Midland Conference, finishing with a 9 wins and 5 defeats. They lost in the first round of the play offs to Myerscough.

League Record: 9-5
Playoffs: 0-1

2012-13
Trailblazers Academy finished 4th in Group 1 with a 9-7 record. Suffered a heavy defeat to Burnley in the Sweet 16 to be eliminated.

League Record: 9-7
Playoffs: 0-1

2011-12
Finished top of the Northern Conference Group 1, going 6-0 on the season. Got through the Sweet Sixteen with a walkover, before defeating Gateway by 1, 57-56, in the Elite Eight, taking down Copleston by 19 in the Final Four and then getting revenge on Loreto with a 73-67 victory to be crowned champions.

League Record: 6-0
Playoffs: 4-0

2010-11
Trailblazers Academy finished top of Group 2, with a 12-2 record. Lost in the Sweet 16 to eventual winners Loreto, suffering a tough three point loss.

League Record: 12-2
Playoffs: 0-1