About PremierBall

Founded in 2009 by former UNLV basketball player Christian Popoola, PremierBall scouts high school basketball and covers the college recruiting process.

PremierBall recruiting service works with dozens of top Division I colleges nationally.


Christian “Pop” Popoola, National Scout & Chief Editor

The founder of PremierBall, Pop scouts, writes, trains, and sleeps in basketball gymnasiums. Under his leadership, PremierBall has grown to work with dozens of top universities. Pop played college basketball at UNLV under Bill Bayno. He is based out of Las Vegas.

James Kerti, National Scout & Managing Editor

James brings a variety of unique skills and experiences to PremierBall. A Villanova University graduate, he now lives in Las Vegas.

Bobby “Bo” Bates, National Scout

Bobby is based out of Tennessee.

David Benezra, National Scout

David founded the Los Angeles Rockfish club team in 1984. He served as an editor for the Blue Chip Illustrated national publication for many years.

Leshon Hughes, Regional Scout

Leshon joined the PremierBall team in the fall of 2012. He lives in Long Beach, CA.

Eldon Khorshidi, Regional Scout

Eldon is an Editorial Assistant at SLAM Magazine, and a senior at New York University. He is based out of New York City.

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