Nars Martinez brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Prep Hoops and Prep Girls Hoops in the state of Washington. Nars grew up playing for multiple prestigious grassroots programs in the Seattle area and began building his extensive network from an early age. He spent over five years coaching for Friends of Hoop Seattle, while owning and operating his own business, 206 Basketball Training. Nars also spent three years coaching boy’s basketball at the well-renowned Mercer Island High School. Most recently, Nars spent multiple years as a head and assistant coach with the Northwest Blazers girl's program. As a head coach, his 15u Blazers team placed second in the country at adidas Nationals in 2019. He was also an assistant for the top Blazers team that placed second at adidas Nationals in 2017. His network now expands nationally and he travels the country covering top boy's and girl's events, as well as covering the entire state of Washington in depth. Nars plans to bring more visibility to the talent Washington basketball has to offer on the boy's and girls' side.
Kwame brings knowledge and passion to the Prep Hoops and Prep Girls Hoops team. Kwame grew up playing in central Seattle area, where played high school ball at Garfield High School. After graduating in 2011, he went on to play at Bellevue college before transferring to Shoreline
Community College. Kwame would go on to finish his college career at Concordia University of Edmonton. Since stepping away from the game, Kwame has pursued a career in journalism. He has experience as the Bellevue College communications manger and photographer. Kwame wants to help take Prep Hoops Washington to the next level.
Jay Glover brings a vast knowledge of basketball learned through years as both a player and a coach in
the Great Northwest. He played his high school basketball at Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA
for a WIAA Hall of Fame coach. After successful careers at Wenatchee Valley College (Eastern Region
MVP) and Western Oregon University (Honorable Mention), he eventually returned to his high school to
join the coaching staff and help the school win it’s first ever WIAA Boys State Basketball Championship
in 2011. He has always enjoyed scouting players and is looking forward to helping Washington players
get noticed throughout the region and beyond. This state has talent and it’s not all centered at the top. I hope to help get those other players some recognition.