Afriye Phillips

Afriye Phillips, LLC 

Create a future that's bigger than just you.


PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Afriye Phillips is a real champion. He has done what many of us only dream of doing. He worked hard and beat the odds to reach his goal of becoming a professional basketball player. Then in a surprise second act, left the NBA to work and serve the Denver community as an educator and entrepreneur. All before turning 30.

Afriye Phillips grew up in Denver, the Denver most people simply never consider. He and his family lived in a community where gun violence and gangs were a reality of everyday life, even as early as primary school. Like many boys his age, Afriye dreamed of playing in the NBA. But after working at it for years, he didn’t even make it onto his college team at Oral Roberts University. Nevertheless, his unyielding commitment eventually earned him a spot on the development team for the Dallas Mavericks. And that’s where his story pivots. Whereas “going pro” is the typical climax for elite athletes, for Afriye Phillips, it served as an opportunity to act on one of the core values instilled in him by his mother: To create a future that’s bigger than just you. 

A powerful communicator and servant-leader, Afriye leveraged his “NBA celebrity” along with his experience, insights and relationships to further invest in his community as both an educator and an entrepreneur. Afriye Phillips serves as a basketball coach to two area schools. He is also an active member of the ACE Scholarship Alumni board. In 2019, he opened Hoops Academy, a training ground that uses the discipline of basketball to help young people develop stronger minds and bodies.


Disciplines

Certified Personal Trainer

Professional Athlete

Alma Mater

Oral Roberts University

Addenbrooke Classical Academy ACE Scholar

Stakeholder

PRINCIPAL, AFRIYE PHILLIPS, LLC – Afriye Phillips, LLC is a Contractor that provides services through strategic partnerships. 

CEO, HOOPS ACADEMY – Hoops Academy is a basketball personal training business focused on education beyond the court. Through our elite level training and tutoring, we will have you ready to face your opponent on the court and the challenges of life off the court.


PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS


Entrepreneur

Hoops Academy is a basketball personal training business focused on education beyond the court. Through our elite level training and tutoring, we will have you ready to face your opponent on the court and the challenges of life off the court.



Educator

Addenbrooke Classical Academy and Cedarwood Christian Academy


NBA

Member of the Dallas Mavericks Development Team


PARTNER SERVICES

Property Management

  • Lawn Service
  • Landscaping
  • Janitorial
  • Mold/Asbestos Remediation

Organizational Change Management

  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Cloud Migration
  • Process Automation

Construction

  • Design Build
  • Renovation

Other Specialty Contracting Commercial and Residential

  • Electrical
  • Roofing
  • Concrete


Organizational Change Management

Afriye Phillips, LLC has partnered with a Metro Atlanta-based management and IT consulting firm that provides organizational performance solutions for public sector and Fortune 500 companies. The partnering firm has provided change support and procedural training programs to NASA, the US Department of Treasury, and MARTA.

Printing Services / Promotional Items

Afriye Phillips, LLC has partnered with an Atlanta-based print and design firm that is a Certified Veteran-Owned and Certified Minority-Owned Enterprise. The company has contracts in place to provide all the printing services for the Atlanta Hawks and CNN.

Green Compliance Consulting

Afriye Phillips, LLC has partnered with this environmental services firm headquartered in Atlanta to build out Eco Systems and Green Initiatives world wide. The partnering firm built the very first Eco-Rooms for Hilton Hotels.

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