John 'Helicopter' Humphrey
John was born and raised in Carteret County, North Carolina. He attended West Carteret High School for three years excelling in basketball. For his senior year he was invited to attend Oak Hill Academy in Virginia, a preparatory school focused on education and a thriving sports program. During his senior year at Oak Hill Academy he helped the basketball program finish 31-0 winning a National High School Basketball Association Championship.
Upon graduating from high school John attended Louisburg College. During his 2-year tenure at Louisburg he earned All-American honors averaging 24.6 points per game, leading the National Junior College Athletic Association in scoring.
Completing his junior and senior years at Middle Tennessee State University, John capped his collegiate career finishing as runner-up in the 2003 NCAA dunk contest. Shortly after college he was signed by the World Famous Streetball organization And 1. For the next 7 years he thrilled crowds worldwide with his acrobatic high flying antics. During this time he was dubbed “The Helicopter” due to his astonishing dunking abilities. While playing for the And 1 organization John gained worldwide accalads and soon got an offer to take his skills to Japan. Starting his Japanese professional career in 2005 and playing 12 seasons for 3 separate organizations.
During this time he trained with coaches such as Joe “JellyBean” Bryant, the father of NBA star Kobe Bryant. Over the course of his 12 seasons in Japan he earned honors as the all-time leader in scoring and steals. In May of 2015 John returned to NC with the vision to inspire children and give back to local communities.
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John 'Helicopter' Humphrey
This idea created his non-profit organization “Commit 2 Achieve”, an organization designed to inspire children of all ages through sports that with hard work and dedication all goals are achievable.
Eric, native of Morehead City, North Carolina attended West Carteret High School. During his senior year of high school, Eric played along side John Humphrey earning himself the award of Most Valuable Player and All-Conference with a 4-1 Assist to turnover ratio. Currently Eric is a single father parent of 2 girls. He is actively mentoring youth through community coaching for recreation basketball, AAU coaching, personal dribbling training, and counseling basketball camps with Commit2Achieve.
Eric brings a diverse attribute to the team of spiritual balance and healing. Being a Reiki Master which provides physical, mental, and emotional healing through energy healing. In order to have a successful team, Eric Believes all players need to be balanced mind, body, and spirit. There's a lot more to this game than just physical talent.