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We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth basketball experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.

Lamont Hicks


Phone: 978-413-7196
Email: [email protected]



  • Averaged 20 points, 7 steals, 5 assists per game
  •  Made first team All Conference team
  • Tied the national average for the most 3 pointers in a game (10)
  • Second season averaged 25 points a game. Received MVP of the Green Mountain Basketball Tournament.


  • Averaged 25 points a game
  • Received honorable mention All American

1990 - 1992 - MATTATUCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Waterbury, CT

  • Team was ranked 3rd in the nation
  • Team record: 35-2
  • Second season averaged 10 points and team was ranked 2nd in the nation

1988 - 1990 - MALONEY HIGH SCHOOL - Meriden, CT

  • Junior year - averaged 16 points, 4 assists and 5 steals
  •  Team record Junior year - 15:5
  •  First All Conference Team
  •  Senior Year - averaged 20 points, 7 assists and 6 steals per game
  •  Team record - 17:3
  •  First All Conference team, All State team and High School All Star Team

Other Achievements:

Foul Shooting Champion, MVP and numerous trophies at various camps. Named one of "Maloney High School's All Time Top 50 Players". Invited to try out for Canadian International Professional Team. Invited to try out for Puerto Rico International Professional Team. Made Puerto Rico's team, but chose not to play and pursue other avenues.

Head Coach for graduating Gardner Boys Travel 8th grade team with 3 consecutive trips to states.

Chris Kirkland

Vice President

UMASS Graduating Class of 2000

Senior co-captain, the most improved player in the conference his Junior year season when he nearly tripled his scoring and rebounding numbers. Finished his Junior year season with a flurry averaging 18.1 points and 9.7 rebounds in the final seven games of the season. 

AS A JUNIOR IN 1998-99: Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for Feb. 22nd. Started 22 of 30 games. Averaged 10.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and against Atlantic 10 foes, averaged 12.9 points and 8.4 rebounds in regular season conference games. Ranked first in the Atlantic 10 in offensive rebounds, fifth in total rebounds and 10th in defensive rebounds, for statistics including conference games only. Had seven double-doubles on the season. Led the team in steals 15 times, in rebounds 11 times, and in scoring six times.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 1997-98: Appeared in 31 games (all but Fresno State), averaging 3.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 13.5 minutes. Averaged 4.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in Atlantic 10 game. Had his first career double-double with a season-high 13 points and 10 rebounds while playing 27 minutes vs. La Salle.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1996-97: Averaged 1.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. Played in 19 games off the bench. Had five points in eight minutes of action in win at La Salle; completed a three-point play followed by a dunk, both with less than six minutes to play to help UMass preserve the win.


Averaged 25.9 points and 13.1 rebounds per game during his senior year. Earned Western Pennsylvania Player of the Year and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year honors as a senior.  Posted 20.0 points and 14.7 rebounds in his junior season, while leading Sto Rox to the Western Pennsylvania Championship.

Currently also coaching the Gardner Boys Travel Basketball 7th grade team.


Matt O'Malley

Coaching Staff

Coach O'Malley had a great basketball career at Murdock High School, averaging 16.5 points, four assists, four rebounds and two steals per game. Coach O'Malley was also named a Mid-Wach C All-Star during his time with the Blue Devils.

Coach O'Malley went on to play at Anna Maria College and closed out what was called, "a brilliant career" by scoring a game high 36 points, including six three-pointers in his final game with the AmCats.  He just missed having a triple double in has last game by also adding seven rebounds, 10 assists, and shooting 12 of 22 (55%) from the field. He was named Worcester Area College basketball Association Player of the Week. Coach O'Malley finished his career with Anna Maria with 815 points, 191 rebounds and 259 assists, and wound up the season with team-highs in points (14.7) and assists (4.2).

Currently Coach O'Malley is the Head Coach for the Murdock Varsity Boys Basketball team.

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The Future Hoops

7 Halford St. 
Gardner, Massachusetts 01440

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 978-410-5072
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