American Roundball Corporation is a forty year-old non profit youth basketball organization dedicated to the development of young people through the medium of basketball. The staff of ARC consists of current and former high school and college coaches, which is the main reason why ARC has produced more college and professional players over the last forty years than any other program in the country. ARC’s full service year-round programs include ARC Traveling Teams four sessions a year along with year-round leagues, numerous local and national tournaments, camps, individual instruction, and clinics.
ARC also fields the best youth Traveling Teams in southern California in every age group, from third grade through high school, and dominates the Traveling Team tournament circuit, including the AAU National Championships, ranking as the number one program in the nation. These teams receive top level instruction in the fundamentals coupled with competition at the highest level which develops advanced skills at an early age. Over twelve thousand players annually participate in local ARC programs.
ARC has long been known for producing not only outstanding student-athletes, but also for developing character, discipline and an admirable work ethic in the young people who come through the program. There have been 40 former ARC players who have made it to the NBA, and at least 50 players who have played professionally overseas, along with hundreds of others who have played in college on scholarships. However, there are countless numbers of former players who have gone on to success in many other walks of life, including those who have come back to help out in the program as coaches, officials, and administrators.
The Board of Directors long ago decreed that no player will be turned away because he could not pay the fees. Many low-income players need to be subsidized to play in the program. ARC currently scholarships over 100 players and our coaching staff tries to help turn young players into well-rounded young citizens. ARC is a providential force for young people, putting many young players on the path to success.
Former ARC players who played in the NBA include:
Baron Davis, Gilbert Arenas, Jason Kidd, Luke Walton, Shawn Kemp, Byron Scott, Steve Kerr, Jarron and Jason Collins, Chris Mills, Sean Higgins, Mitchell Butler, Don MacLean, Darrick Martin, Sean Rooks, Darren Daye, Leon Wood, Kevin Ollie, Casey Jacobsen, Trevor Wilson, Hollis Thompson, Mark Acres, Toby Bailey, Anthony Cook, James Cotton, Corey Gaines, Ronnie Grandison, Stuart Gray, Tom Hammonds, Cliff Levingston, Forrest McKenzie, Niguel Miguel, Tracy Murray, Charles O'Bannon, Ed O'Bannon, Gabe Pruitt, Dwayne Schintzius, Stephen Thompson, Morlon Wiley