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Coach Alex Hariz understands what it takes to continuously grow as an individual and a basketball player. Alex attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA where he was team MVP and was part of the 1st team All Conference in the region. He went on to play collegiate basketball for TCI College in New York City, before returning to California to attend and graduate from University of California, Berkeley as an Economics major. Coach Alex earned a pro contract in Lebanon to play professional basketball post his graduation, due to his unbelievable skill and speed. He is now dedicated to helping the next generation of players reach their athletic goals through the creation of HoopSphere. He now resides back in Fremont with his wife, and two sons.
Coach Venkat Narasimhan is passionate about helping the next generation of basketball players develop into successful players as well as people. Coach V played at TCI College in New York City, where he and Coach Alex were teammates. Coach V additionally competed for Chabot College, and played a stint of pro basketball with the India-based UBA League in 2017. He holds a BA Degree in International Relations from University of California, Davis. Coach V's dynamic personality and unique experiences make him an inspirational figure to youth basketball players within HoopSphere and beyond.
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