On the Double with The Double S Xpress, July 14, 2014
Show 61 of On the Double welcomes guests George Toliver, Benjamin Mireles, & Lewis Lofton.
Coach Benjamin Mireles is a professional all the way around. He owns a small Automotive Detailing Business (Ben's Elite Detailing), the Next Level Elite Training and Development basketball program, while having over 17 years coaching experience and 8 years as a professional coach and training and development coach. He currently owns the Central Basketball Development League and the South Florida Spartans professional basketball team out of Orlando, Florida. He owns a record of 24-3 in the minors and have sent several players overseas over the last 6 years. He has a passion for the game and even declined to accept a $400,000 coaching contract from a team in Ecuador which is a Division 1 league to stay here in the states to assist in building these young players and teaching them the basketball industry while training and developing players to the highest levels. He promotes professional basketball to the highest level and has coached in many professional combines and workouts as well as the Global Basketball Summer League in Las Vegas.
George Toliver, the NBA Director of D-League Officials, has been a member of the NBA’s Basketball Operations Department since 2004. A FIBA official since 1985, George Toliver has officiated games in the 1995 European Championships, 1994 World Championships, 1993 World University Games, 1986 Sports Festival and 1984 Olympic Trials. Over his 15-seasons NBA officiating career, Toliver has worked 742 regular season games, as well as the 1996 All Star Legends Game and the 1994 Japan Games in Yokohama.
Toliver has international officiating experience in the Chinese Basketball Association, where he officiated the Championship Series, conducted clinics in Germany, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Taiwan, and officiated in the 1994 World Championships. He also has one year of USBL officiating experience where he officiated the playoffs and finals. Toliver also has six years of collegiate officiating experience in the Atlantic Coast, Metro, and Southern Conferences, as well as the ACC Tournament, NCAA Tournament and NIT. He also has 11 years of high school officiating experience, having worked six state championship games.
A member of the James Madison University Hall of Fame since 1991, Toliver earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from JMU, as well as his Masters degree in High Education from James Madison. He played four seasons of basketball for JMU and was the team MVP in 1971 and 1972. Toliver was an instructor at JMU and was the assistant baseball coach from 1973-74, and assistant basketball coach from 1973-75. Toliver played four years of high school basketball at King George High School in Virginia, playing in the State Championship in 1969 and was named All State the same year.
George is the founder and general manager of the Harrisonburg HEAT Girls Basketball Club, which helps develop basketball skills for girls ages six to seventeen. Toliver hosts a charity golf tournament for the organization, which he began in 1995.
Lewis is a former high-level professional basketball player who played internationally in Chile, Venezuela, Korea, Poland, Cyprus and the CBA. He is a former star player for Weber State where he won two Big Sky championships. He has coaching experience in the ABA and was a featured coach in the Eurobasket Summer League (ESL) from 2008-11. Lewis is the founder of the Utah Sports Academy a program that has positively impacted thousands of youth through a variety of sports programs and educational platforms. Lewis serves as a mentor to aspiring professional athletes for the Global Basketball brand. Lewis is a dedicated father of four beautiful daughters and works hard developing sports programs in the Salt Lake City area.
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