New England eXposure Basketball
Home of NEX Elite Girls AAU Program
Program Mission Statement:
To cultivate and maintain an enjoyable environment for girls to develop their basketball talent starting at a young age through individual skills development and team practices. The young ladies will learn how to play as team and compete in many tournaments over the years. When the players get older they will compete in targeted showcase events so that players can realize their personal goals of playing basketball at the interscholastic, intercollegiate and professional levels.
Who we are:
Pat Russell (Co-Founder, Director of Basketball Operations, Coach)
Pat has emerged as one of the most successful coaches in New England measured by the skills development of his players and their success in receiving scholarships from top schools. Pat’s latest team, most of whom graduated from high school last May, received over $ 1.5 million in scholarship money from Division I&II colleges and universities. This success has come from a strong and personal relationship with college coaches from all the major conferences in the country in all NCAA divisions that have learned to respect him for his openness and honesty. The rapport that Pat has developed helps immensely when his players are choosing a college that is a good fit. Pat’s players are sought out for their work ethic, coachability, unselfish play and overall basketball skill. Coach Russell has modeled the NEX Elite program on the best of what he has learned from coaching girls who have achieved their goals as students, players and successful young women.
Billy Guen (Co-Founder, Director of Basketball Logistics)
Billy has been a principal of NEXBBALL since its founding and specializes in the management of operations for youth sports teams. Billy brought his experience to NEXBBALL and administered NEX’s very successful local basketball tournaments and exposure events. Through Billy’s efforts college coaches throughout New England had the opportunity to see many girl’s show their talents and receive interest from both colleges offering scholarships and those looking to strengthen their rosters with top talent. Billy continues to develop programs that bring together basketball players and the coaches interested in adding them to their teams.
Jeff Timberlake (Director of Player Development, Coach)
Member of the Braintree Boys High School Varsity Coaching staff 2003 to present
Boston College High School 84' MCI 85' Boston University 89'
Member of the Boston College High School Hall of Fame and Boston University Hall of Fame
All Time assist leader at Boston University and 1000 Point Scorer
Member of the Washington Generals (Opponents of the Harlem Globetrotters 90')
Member of the George Washington University Coaching Staff from 90' - 95'
Brittany Engle (Player Development)
Brittany is a resident of Easton, MA and was captain of the Oliver Ames girls’ varsity basketball team that went on the win the Division 2 State Championship in 2006. A Hockomock League All-Star for three years in basketball and two in lacrosse, she eclipsed both the 1,000 point mark in her senior season of basketball and the 150 goal mark in her senior season of lacrosse. In 2006 she was named Brockton Enterprise Player of the Year, Massachusetts Coaches’ South Sectional Player of the Year, Boston Globe and Boston Herald Super Team, and Oliver Ames Scholar Athlete of the Year. Later attending Marist College (Poughkeepsie, NY) on a basketball scholarship, the Red Foxes earned an NCAA Division 1 Tournament berth in each of her four seasons and was ranked as high as 20th in the nation during her tenure. In her freshman season Marist defeated Ohio State and Middle Tennessee State en route to a Sweet Sixteen appearance against the #1 seeded, and eventual national champion, Tennessee Lady Vols. She graduated from Marist in 2010, summa cum laude, with a BA in Communications/Public Relations and a Business Administration cognate. After working as the Director of Evolution Sports Performance for 3 years, Brittany became the varsity assistant coach for Oliver Ames Girls Basketball and is now pursuing a career in teaching and coaching. FULL BIO
Kristen McDonnell (Player Development)
Kristen is currently the Head Coach of Braintree High School Girls Varsity Basketball team since 2010. 2014 and 2015 MIAA State Champion. 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 MIAA South Sectional Champion. 2016 MIAA South Sectional Finalist. 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 MIAA Coach of the Year. 2015 Boston Globe Coach of the Year. 2015 ALL-USA Massachusetts coach of the year. Prior to Braintree High, Kristen was the Assistant Coach at Bridgewater-Raynham High School for 3 years and She also spent 2 years as an Assistant Coach at Stonehill College. Played her collegiate ball at Stonehill college, was All-American her senior year, and a member of the 1000 point club also elected to the Stonehill Hall of Fame. Played Varsity high school basketball at Boston Latin for 6 years (7th - 12th Grade) and also scored over 1000 Points.