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Developing Bigtime Basketball
Players into Successful Student-Athletes 

Here at the Bigtime Sports Academy, we prepare the best. Not only are we here to make you a better basketball player, but a better person. Developing you into a better student-athlete is what we take pride in.

The testimonials below highlight a few of our alumni and their accomplishments. Here at Bigtime, we focus on player development, so in turn, you can become

the best that you can be. 


luka hocevar



Luka and Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance have been featured in Mens Health, Stack Magazine, Onnit Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, HBO Real Sports, Precision Nutrition, as well as CBS, FOX, USA Today, ABC and KING5 New Day NW as Seattle’s top fitness expert.

Vigor Ground Fitness and Performance

dina ragab


Dina Ragab, born in Cairo, Egypt, played for the New York Institute of Technology's Women's basketball team and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team. 

All-Met Division II Women’s college basketball Player of the Year by the Met Basketball Writers Association.

Ragab was also named the East Coast Conference player of the year in 2014 and was a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention.

caitlin zeilar


Planning and Addressing Specialist at Douglas County Public School.

The current Varsity Girls Basketball Assistant coach at Thomas Jefferson High School where she trains, coaches, and mentors young athletes. She also organizes daily practices and all other aspects of the Girls basketball program.

ryan kannegietar


Ryan Kannegieter is the head strength coach for the Beijing Royal Fighters, a professional basketball team in China. Ryan offers a wealth of knowledge and insight into strength, conditioning, and all things pertaining to improving athletic performance.

demitra apergis


Traveling Physical Therapist

Graduated from NYIT with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. During her undergraduate studies at NYIT, she played point guard for the Women’s Basketball Team and leaded the team to the NCAA tournament.


During her graduate studies she was the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach for the NYIT Women's Basketball NCAA Sweet-16 Team.


After graduation, she played professional basketball in Athens, Greece. Then pursued her passion as a Physical Therapist. Due to the experience she has in athletics, both playing and coaching, she decided to take her physical therapy career in the same direction. Her goal is to work primarily in orthopedics with athletes in order to improve their physical health and get them back to doing what they love.

casey black


Studied at Vassar University and obtained a degree in Economics while being a member and key player of the Mens basketball team. 

Studied at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and earned a Masters of Law degree. 

Is the current Chief Compliance Officer at Treehouse. 

jason buckner


Studied at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and obtained a degree in Business Technology Management while being a member and key player of the Men's basketball team. 

Currently works at Maverick Digital as a Sales Solution Engineer.                    

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