About Us

PTR ALLSTARS:  Founded in 2017, PTR Allstars had two simple goals - (1) teach student-athletes the fundamentals of basketball, and (2) prepare them to compete at a high level with integrity and excellence both on and off the court.  Beginning with just two teams (2023 and 2024) and those goals in mind, PTR quickly established a reputation for being one of Atlanta's premier new grassroots basketball programs. 

This reputation led to the program's founders being approached by several reps from top "shoe" sponsored teams who wanted to make PTR an affiliate (feeder) program. Eventually, our founders settled on affiliation with Atlanta Xpress, Georgia's only Under Armour Association sponsored team.

UNDER ARMOUR:  In 2018, PTR Allstars began a partnership with the Under Armour Association sponsored Atlanta Xpress travel basketball club.  PTR Allstars 2024 boys are now competing as Atlanta Xpress 2024 under coaches Shaine Freeman (Head Coach) & Vernell Jones (Asst Coach).  In addition to this, most of the players from our PTR Allstars 2023 boys team are competing as part of two teams, Atlanta Xpress 2023 Select and Atlanta Xpress 2023 2.0.

ATLANTA XPRESS:  The program features 5-star c/o 2020 recruit, Anthony Edwards, who is the #1 high school basketball player in Georgia and #7 player in the USA.  The program has also sent a large number of student-athletes to NCAA D-I schools on basketball scholarships.

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MEET THE STAFF

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Shaine Freeman

Executive Director & Head Coach

Atlanta Xpress 2024

Click here for more about Coach Shaine.

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Vernell Jones

Associate Director & Assistant Coach

Atlanta Xpress 2024

Click here for more about Coach Jones.

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Candy Freeman

Director of Operations

Atlanta Xpress 2024 and PTR Allstars

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