WE R1 was formed in 2010 by combining two successful programs – East Coast Elite and Team NJABC. Matt Pauls (Team NJABC), Terrell Myers (East Coast Elite) and Ron Martin (ECE/DE Panthers) realized they had a shared vision on how to run a top grassroots basketball program; the vision was to create a program that focused on developing young people into positive contributors to society, using basketball as the point of contact, while also using the investment of time, life experience, and patience to positively develop young people.
WE R1 has many past and future college student-athletes in the program, ranging from high-major D1 players to D3 players, from Big Ten/ACC/Big East/Ivy/Patriot/American Athletic/MAAC/West Coast talent to top Division 3 programs. WE R1 competes at most national events all over the country each Spring/Summer as well as currently playing on the Under Armour Grassroots Circuit (UAA Association). WE R1 has kids from New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania
To create an environment where young adults can gain real life experiences to enhance their self-confidence and competitive advantage while preparing for new challenges.
To build high academic standards, character, and competitive basketball skills through: FUN