Richmond's 1st Boys AAU Basketball Program is seeking dedicated volunteer basketball coaches for the 2017 season. All interested candidates can contact the program founder, Tony Squire for more information at squirebball.com or call 804-647-1812.
Sept. 11, 2016
Yale's coach Congratulaties Tony on 25 years of Richmond Squires Basketball. The coach of Yale says "You have been helping kids since I was four years old! Basketball in Virginia owes you a debt of gratitude for the amount of time and energy you have put into helping boys mature into responsible young men." Continue ..
Coach David Boyden shares his experience with the Squires program. David says "As far as playing the game of basketball Tony advanced my game tremendously with his help. We did everything the right way. We practiced hard, played to win, and we got better every time we were together." Continue ..
July 23, 2016
Flo Allen, mother of former Squires' player (1996) and NBA player Ray Allen, visits with Tony Squire and the Squire's teams. Mrs. Allen shared words of wisdom with the Squires' players and parents about "the game" and navigate their future in basketball from her experience.
Flo Allen, one of Tony's and the Squires' program biggest supporter said,
"Tony played a major part in who Ray is today. He helped teach him trust, integrity and develop his basketball skills. I appreciate the program for what it did to help put Ray on the map. The reason Tony is still around today (after 29 years) is because he does it the right way."
July 13, 2016
Tony Squire catching up with Tim Legler at the Elevate Hoops Tournament in Philadelphia. Tim Legler is a former Richmond resident, attended JR Tucker High School and LaSalle University, a former NBA player and currently an NBA Analyst and AAU Coach. (7/2016).
May 9, 2016
Tony with new Nets Coach Kenny Atkinson... my guy! We met while he played for University of Richmond. I also coached him in the Richmond Pro Am Summer League while he was at UR. We reconnected at the Adidas Euro Camp in Treviso Italy 2013.
(read story Word).
October 22, 2015
As we come to the close of 2015, it’s hard to believe that 28 years ago, November 1987, Tony Squire signed the paperwork and developed the blueprint for all AAU programs in the Richmond area. The amount of money generated in the Richmond community through tournaments and travel (hotels, food, gas, etc.) expenses has been significant, as well as additional jobs created for referees, custodial workers, concession workers, etc. Over the years the economic impact of bringing AAU to the Richmond area has been significant (read story Word or PDF).
July 28, 2015
Congratulations to Coach Mac, Coach Blakey and the 17U team for winning 4th place in the country at the 17U Division I National AAU Tournament in Louisville, KY. This team went 6-0 before losing their first game. The Squires teams proudly represented Richmond and Virginia at this National tournament.
Jul 22, 2015
Get the tournament story and Tony Squires' opinion on the value of these National platforms for our youth.
June 20, 2015
14U teams under the leadership of Coach Moore, Coach Johnson, and Coach
Congratulations 15U teams under the leadership of Coach Williams, Coach
Jones, and Coach Johnson
Congratulations 16U team under the leadership of Coach Duhart and Coach
June 10, 2015
In 2014, Winston Brooks a former Squires’ alumnus
started Squires West an AAU Basketball Program in Spokane Washington.
Tony Squire, Squires President and Founder said, “I’m honored
and humbled by Winston's gratitude and the respect he still has for
program. By naming his Spokane Washington program “Squires West”
he speaks loud and clear that he hasn’t forgotten the impact Squires
had on him at the most crucial stage of his young life. The Winston
Brooks’ story is the reason I started and continue the Squires
We are pleased to announce Squires West has expanded to include the first girl’s team under the Squires name.
on the first Squires West girls team. Thank you Winston for continuing
the Squires legacy.
April 18, 2015
In the mid 1990’s after meeting Sonny Vaccaro Tony Squire was assigned to the ABCD Camp selection committee for the State of Virginia. Pictured is the Squires’ first group to attend the prestigious ABCD Camp (See More...)
April 14, 2015
Squires 13U Team wins the Zero Gravity Tournament in Richmond, VA on April 11-12, 2015. Congratulations team , we are proud of you.
Many thanks to Head Coach Floyd Brooks, Assistant Coaches Lamar Brooks and Jelani Lawrence, and 13U Team for a job well done.
February 25, 2015
Two Class of 2015 Squires are unsigned and look to
make waves during the Spring Live Period. The first, Montese Adams is
a bouncy 6’6 Wing from the Fuqua School in Farmville, VA. A Southside
Richmond Native, Adams is known for his athleticism, versatility on
defense and a consistent outside stroke. This helped him post per game
averages of 17 points and 10 rebounds while shooting above 40% from
behind the arc and 50% from the field under the tutelage of Coach Marcus
Gregory the last two years at Fuqua. Adams has a great motor as well
and routinely plays the 2 through 4 on offense and defense.
Hardaway on the other hand, brings a lot of versatility as well. After helping lead Millwood School to the V.I.S. Division 3 State Championship in 2014, he transferred back to Meadowbrook High School where along with a strong group of seniors he saw Meadowbrook post a strong 17-7 record that included wins over regular season Powers Hopewell and Matoaca. Don’t be fooled by his height at 5’11, Hardaway possess a 6’5 wingspan that makes him a lock up defender who routinely picks up the opposing team’s best perimeter offensive weapon regardless of size. He’s reliable ball handler, a good shooter and gym rat who’s always working to get better.
Checkout out Both as they aim to be the NEXT ONE! Stay tuned.
April 1, 2015
Congratulations to Coach Chuck Moore and the Richard Bland College Men’s Basketball Team for winning the NJCAA Division II National Championship, following a 64-53 victory over John Wood Community College on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Danville, Ill. See Story...
March 22, 2015
Squires 13U Team for wins the championship in the 5th Annual Williamsburg Colonial Basketball Tournament on March 21 -22. The 13U team beat 9 other teams for the championship.
Congratulations to Head Coach Floyd Brooks, Assistant Coaches Lamar Brooks and Jelani Lawrence, and 13U Team for a job well done. (See team Page)
March 19, 2015
The age on old question arises every summer:
Who’s going to be the NEXT ONE for Squires Richmond Basketball? Founded in 1987, Squires has long been the face of grassroots basketball in Richmond, VA. Starting this summer Squires will be highlighting players from the program who could be the NEXT ONE! The first to take the stage from the Class of 2016 is Charles Williams. A 6’4 superbly athletic shooting guard from the Millwood School (Midlothian, VA) is primed for a spectacular summer. He’s a dynamic slasher with a beautiful stroke well beyond the trifecta. Williams’s prowess on the offensive end has long been his calling card and he now has shown an ability to be a fearless rebounder off the wing. He’s coming off another strong high school season where he was named All-State. He help lead Millwood to a state quarterfinal win against Norfolk Collegiate (#2 ranked team in Tidewater public or private) by knocking down a go head 3 with seconds left, before falling to Virginia Episcopal School in the V.I.S. Division 2 State Semifinal. Sidelined with a wrist injury for a large portion of last summer, Williams will be on full showcase running with the Squires 17U in 2016. Stay tuned, as Charles Williams, II looks to be the NEXT ONE for Squires Richmond Basketball.
March 14, 2015
2014 Squires’ Devin Robinson was the #1 player
in Virginia and #20 in the country. Robinson went from unknown to
known while playing with Squires and signed with the University
of Florida. Congratulations Devin on your outstanding accomplishment.
March 14, 2015
Congratulations to Squires West 5th grade team in their first travel tournament in Kalispell, MT. on weekend of March 7, 2015. Squires West 5th grade team won the Championship game in the Advanced Division with a score of 35-20; finishing the tournament 4-1. Tournament Organizer Ross Gustafson said, “I don’t think teams from Montana have ever played as aggressive a team as you Squires.” The Squires West Coach Winston Brooks is a former Squires player and an alumnus of Huguenot High School and Gonzaga University. Coach Brook a Spokane Washington police officer attributes his success to lessons learned while playing with Squires and named his team, Squires West, in honor of Tony Squire, Founder of Squires Boys Basketball Education Foundation, Inc. Congratulations to Coach Winston Brooks and Assistant Coach Jeff Means for their success in working with these young players.
February 25, 2015
Brandon Jenkins (left) and Elijah Seward (right) are both only in the 7th grade. However, they are leaders on their perspective Middle School basketball teams. Coach Floyd Brooks describes Jenkins, who plays at Robious Middle in Chesterfield, “as an excellent three point shooter with a high basketball IQ. “ He’s a great distributor as well, with stats this season of 10 points per game and 7 assists. Brooks goes on to describe Seward from Park View Middle in South Hill, “as a very athletic player who can go inside out. He has an extremely high motor.” These are just two players from a deep and talented 13U team that is poised for another spectacular season. Founder Tony Squire, who’s famous for nicknames, has coined Jenkins “The Wizard” and Seward “Lil Beast Mode. ” Looks like the Squires future is bright!
February 10, 2015
In front of a capacity crowd at Park View High School, Keldon Johnson broke the VHSL freshman scoring record by eclipsing the mark set some 63 years ago. Founder Tony Squire was on hand to witness the great achievement. Proud father Chris Johnson, whose oldest son Kaleb committed to Georgetown last week was nearly speechless but added, “It’s been a crazy week and half but I am just proud. I am at a loss for words. All the work Keldon has put in this summer and in the classroom has really paid off and I am so happy for him. It would be all for nothing if he wasn’t such a good student. That makes me just as proud.” The Squires family is proud of Keldon as well, as he exemplifies the definition of a true Student-Athlete!
February 6, 2015
Class of 2018 Wing Keldon Johnson (Park View) could make history this coming weekend. He is less than 40 points away from breaking the Virginia High School League Record of 559 points set in 1952 by Ben Valley of Honaker High School in Russell County, VA. How exclusive is this record? Antoine Willie holds the record for a sophomore, Allen Iverson for a junior and Moses Malone for a senior. Google them! To say Johnson has been spectacular all season would be an understatement. He’s scored 40 twice, not mention games of 35, 31, and 34 over the last two weeks. When crosstown powerhouse Brunswick visits Park View Saturday night, all eyes will be on the youngster from South Hill as he takes aim at the record that’s been around for more than 60 years. Stay tuned…
February 6, 2015
Recently Josh Brown made history by becoming the all-time leading scorer in in Boys Basketball History at Trinity Episcopal School in Richmond, VA. Squires Richmond Basketball had a chance to sit down with Josh so he could reflect on this great achievement and his amazing tenure as one of the faces of the Program. A strong 6’4 Shooting Guard, Josh has left his recruiting open until the Spring Signing Period. (See Full Interview).
Jan. 28, 2015
Coach Thompson sees Kaleb’s versatility as a major mismatch problem.
He sees Kaleb as being able to play the one, two, and three.
Tony Squire said, “Kaleb Johnson is the definition of student athlete. He is carrying a 4.23 GPA. Georgetown first saw Kaleb the summer of 2013 while they were recruiting Squires’ alum Florida player Devin Robinson.”
Chris Johnson, Kaleb’s dad, called Tony Squire this morning as soon as the commitment was made and thanked the Squires program for being part of this great moment.
Kaleb texted Tony Squire to say,” thank you Coach couldn’t have done it without the program. Thanks for believing in me and giving me a chance.”
The Squires want to thank the Johnson family for their true loyalty to the program
Jan. 22, 2015
Squire Kaleb Johnson on the left ranks #100 in the
country in ESPN's top 100 ranking.
Squire Keldan Johnson on the right ranks amongst Virginia's top players as a freshman.
Nov. 29, 201
Squires West was introduced to Spokane Washington during half time
of the Gonzaga game.
The announcer announced them as "Squires West" founded by Squire and Gonzaga alumnus Winston Brooks. What an awesome experience for these young men! Tony Squire, Squires President and Founder said, “I’m honored and humbled by Winston's gratitude and the respect he still has for program. By naming his Spokane Washington program “Squires West” he speaks loud and clear that he hasn’t forgotten the impact Squires had on him at the most crucial stage of his young life. The Winston Brooks’ story is the reason I started and continue the Squires Foundation.” See Story...
Nov. 11, 2014
The newest Squires’ alumnus to sign with the
NBA Akeem Richmond – Houston Rockets
Not all Squires’ alumni choose a
Career in basketball….
Squires’ alumnus Antone Exume
Just signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
Sept. 27, 2014
Virginia Union University head men's basketball coach Tony Sheals has rounded out his coaching staff for the upcoming season.
Hannibal Tuck will be on the bench as an assistant coach when the Panthers' tip off their 2014-15 season.
Squires Richmond AAU Basketball Coach Hannibal Tuck has accepted a position as Assistant Coach for Virginia Union University. Tuck has served as a volunteer head coached for Squires from 1993 until 2014. Tuck has most recently served as the Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach at St. Christopher’s Boys School in Richmond, Virginia where he guided the team to the most consecutive wins in the school’s history. Tuck was also a basketball and football coach at John Rolfe Middle School in Henrico County.
" I can't think of a better person who deserves this great opportunity. Coach Tuck has been a major par of the Squires Foundation for 20+ years. He will definitely be an asset to the Virginia Union staff and deserves this chance to shine in the college arena. I head coach potential in Coach Tuck's future. Congratulations my friend; I am so proud of your accomplishments." Tony Squire
June. 27, 2014
"July Live Period Kicks Off with Kaleb Johnson Making Strong Impression at Reebok Classic Breakout "
Squires' Kaleb Johnson at the summers #1Camp, the Reebok Classic Breakout! Kaleb had an Outstanding Camp where he averaged 8pts, 4rebs, 3assts, 2 5stls and n .5 tos (less than 1) Kaleb is receiving offers and strong interests from numerous D1 Schools!
June. 27, 2014
Class of 2014 Power Forward Austin Williams recently signed a letter of intent to play college basketball for perennial Colonial Athletic Association Power Drexel. An all prep-league performer at Trinity Episcopal, Williams will join former Squire Teammate Rodney Williams in Philadelphia who is coming off an impressive Freshman Campaign where he was named All-Rookie CAA. “One of the biggest things, I feel was having Rodney there, I know he’s going to look out for me, put me in the best situation,” Williams said. “Also it’s a real good academic school. Bruiser’s a good coach, a winning coach, it ’s not too far but a little distance.”
As Williams progressed in AAU and High School he only
got better and projects to been even more of an impact player in college.
“He’s a guy that hasn’t even scratched the surface
yet,” says program founder Tony Squire. “What he has is
an unreal length, and once Austin gets up there and gets on that weight
program and gets to train, and he will get to do that in college on
a regular basis [...] that strength training and foot speed and all
that, he has the anatomy to become one of the best rebounders and shot-blockers
around.” The entire Squires family is very proud of Austin and
very appreciative of his family for their great support. Williams joins
the list of former alumni from Squires headed to get “a degree
a free.” Stay tuned for more updates and news as Squires Richmond
gets ready for another amazing finish to the summer in July!.
March. 15, 2014
The Ohio Black edge out the squires in the Gold Division
Championship 56-55 at the All-Ohio Nike Midwest Future Stars Showdown
Squires Jordan Cross and Charles Williams put in work to make the All-Tournament Team in Columbus, Ohio.
March. 15, 2014
Squires 6th Grade Team won championship at the Under Armor Southern Classic Mar 29 - 30, 2014 @VCU Siegel Center
Squires Richmond 6th Grade AAU Team 1st Place Champions at the Xplosion's St. Patricks Hoopfest 3/15/2014 in Virginia Beach, VA
January. 10, 2014
Trinity Episcopal senior guard Abraham Ferrell Logan was recently cited by Virginia Preps.com as a Division 1 sleeper. The Class of 2014 Squire has been on a tear of late and helped Trinity upset highly touted Mount St. Joseph’s out of Baltimore by scoring 22 points with 4 three pointers. A 2 sport athlete, Abe is also receiving college interest from his exploits on the gridiron. He’s a physical guard who can stroke the 3 or get his teammates involved. Abe is not a stranger of success as he was cog in Trinity’s 2013 run to Prep League Tournament Title.
January. 10, 2014
Class of 2015 6’6 Guard/Forward Kaleb Johnson is off to a great start this year at The Carlisle School. The Brodnax, Virginia native is receiving plenty of Division 1 interest after showcasing an array of skills during the summer with Squires 17U and attending the invite only Reebok Breakout Camp. Now at Carlisle teaming up with 7’0 Center Thon Maker, the consensus #1 ranked player in the class of 2016, Kaleb has helped lead Carlisle to a 15-4 start against an elite national schedule. He was recently named All-Tournament after Carlisle won the prestigious HighschoolOT.com Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, NC. Possessing a versatile skill set that allows him to thrive playing multiple positions, he’s been compared to Jalen Rose by max preps.com. Once considered a sleeper, Kaleb now has healthy list of college coaches keeping close tabs. See Kaleb's video clip
February 14, 2014
Rodney Williams and Jarrod Williams, standouts from Squire’s Class of 2013, are making statements on the court to start off their freshman seasons. Rodney chose Drexel after a storied career at St. Christopher’s in Richmond, VA where he became the school’s all-time career leading scorer. He was also chosen as Prep League Player of the year, First Team All-Metro and First Team V.I.S. Division 1 All-State. A chiseled 6’7 Power Forward, Rodney has been a strong presence in the lane for Coach James “Bruiser” Flint’s 8-3 Dragons. Rodney got the nod for his first start of the year against #1 Nationally Ranked Arizona in a nail biting 62-64 loss played at the Madison Square Garden and televised on ESPN. He has been a defensive presence in the middle for Drexel who’s only other defeats came at the hands of nationally ranked UCLA and crosstown Philadelphia rival St. Joseph’s. Rodney is averaging 4 rebounds per game and leads the team in blocked shots with 14. He has already posted single game season highs of 10 rebounds on two different occasions. 2013.
Jarrod Williams was a late signing period steal for Coach Ray McCallum’s Detroit Titans. Jarrod, a 6’2 Point Guard from Danville, VA made the trip north with quite a resume himself. He was a former Danville Register and Bee Player of the year, 1st team All-Western District and Western District Tournament MVP at perennial State Title contender George Washington-Danville. An athletic point who can play off the ball, Jarrod is putting in over 8 points per game on a well-balanced Titans team. He has already posted 7 double figure scoring games, is shooting 40% from behind the arc and 86% from the charity stripe. Playing a tough schedule, Detroit is off to a 5-8 start with 3 of the losses coming by a combined 6 points. In a recent 79 to 82 point loss at NC State Jarod filled the stat-sheet with 10 points, 4 assists, 4 rebounds and 2 steals.
Squires wish Rodney and Jarrod continued success in their respective
Freshman Campaigns as they continue to keep the Squire Legacy stronger
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