Jamey Petree was a standout dual sport athlete at Utica High School. Petree turned down a number of NCAA Division I soccer scholarship offers to accept a basketball scholarship at Iowa Central College. Following his time in Iowa, Petree returned to Detroit to run the basketball program at Perfecting Church.
While at Perfecting Church, Petree made a name for himself in player development and the demand for his services grew and his Get Skillz Basketball Training Company was formed in 2002. Petree’s unique ability to come up and demonstrate drills for players is incredible. Petree’s ability to communicate and listen to what the player and parent want is comforting, refreshing, insightful and leaves them with a clear plan to improve toward there goal. Petree’s ability, experience and approach has now worked for over 15,000 players that have been trained at Get Skillz with over 800 of those pupils moving on to the collegiate ranks and Pro level from 2002 – Current. Numerous teams trained by Petree at all levels of basketball have gone on to win championships.
Petree has also trained NBA lottery pick and BIG EAST Player of the Year Wesley Johnson (Syracuse University). Johnson is currently playing for the Los Angeles Lakers. On the women’s side Petree also helped develop Eastern Michigan University’s career scoring leader Tavelyn James. James played for Team USA in the Pan American games before signing with the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Petree worked with EMU during to the team’s 2012 Mid-American Conference championship season.
Experience Overview • Youth Basketball Coordinator Perfecting Church • Founder, Owner, & Head Trainer of Get Skillz Basketball Training – One of largest basketball training companies in Michigan • Organized & ran NBA Player Trey Burke Summer Camp (180 kids) • Five years as a Collegiate Assistant Coach (Concordia University – Ann Arbor) – 106-59 record • Three years as Collegiate Assistant Coach (Madonna University) – 12-18 first year 19-11 second year 17- 11 third year • Trained over 15,000 basketball players in which over 800 have gone on to play Collegiately or Professionally. Trained Eastern Michigan Women’s Basketball Team 2011-12 MAC Championship Team. Trained Concordia University Women’s Basketball Team 2010-11 WHAC Champions, 2011-12 WHAC Champions, Trained OLV Men’s Basketball Team 2011-12 CYO Champions. • Run Fundraising Clinics for Public Schools, CYO Schools, Organizations & AAU Teams • Basketball Consultant to NBA/WNBA, College, Grade School Basketball Players, AAU Teams, High School, College Programs & Coaches. Coaching/Athletic Employment Get Skillz Basketball Training Company 2003-Present Owner, Founder & Head Basketball Trainer • R e s p o n s i b i l i t i e s – Founded Get Skillz Basketball Training Company, Specializing in skill development of all positions, Training basketball teams, assisting coaches in structuring competitive practice an improving offensive, defensive concepts & plays. Schedule & direct day-to-day operations develop & improve Get Skillz Basketball Trainers abilities & skills to train and teach clients, in charge of social media & marketing. Develop, direct and operate camps/clinics and fundraising events. • Notable Players Trained – Wesley Johnson (4th Overall Pick 2010 NBA Draft, Big East Player of The Year), Tavelyn James (MAC Player of Year, All Time Leader in Points at EMU, Naismith Award Winner, USA Women’s Team 2011, Pro) I have trained numerous players from the NBA, Over Seas, College & High School players who have achieved many awards & accolades.
Madonna University – Livonia, MI 2013-Present Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach • Responsibilities – recruiting, player development, strength & conditioning coach, defensive coach • Program Improvement – joined staff in 2013-14, in which Madonna had a 12-18 record. After first recruiting class. This included Lindsey Hernden (NAIA All American Honor), Becca Sabol (WHAC Player of Year, All American Honor), Michelle Hayes (2013-14 WHAC Player of Year, All American Honors) assisted Madonna & Coach Graves to 17-5 Conference record finishing third. 2015-16 season started youngest team in WHAC & team went 16-6 record & will return 2014-15 WHAC Player of The Year Michelle Hayes for 2016-17 season while signing two top recruits to 2016-17 season Beth Dzekian (Brighton HS), Cierra Von zittwitz (Utica HS). • Player Development – Responsible for creating & executing in season & out of season team skill drills & workouts. • Student Athlete Recognition – Coached four All American’s, Two WHAC Conference Player of The Year, Nine All Academic players, Four All Conference First Team, Two All Conference Honorable Mention, Three Champions of Character, Three All Newcomer’s. In just 3 years at Madonna. Concordia University – Ann Arbor 2008 – 2013 Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach (Overall Record: 106-59) • Assisted Coach Gorski in acquiring the most wins in Concordia’s history within five years. • Assisted team to a #4 NAIA national ranking, three trips to the National Tournament, and two Sweet 16 appearances. Assisted in transforming the program from eight wins in the first season to 57 total wins in the last two seasons. • Recruited & coached three first team All Americans, an Honorable mention All American, three conference Players of The Year winners, and several All Conference & All Academic award winners. • Responsibilities included recruiting coordinator, offensive development coach & scouting. Leadership Positions • Captain of Sport Club Travel Soccer Team (State Champions) • Captain of Utica High School Varsity Soccer Team • Foreman Petree Building Company • Program Director, Skills Coordinator, Head Trainer and Owner of Get Skillz Basketball Training Company • Head Trainer, Camp Coordinator for Basketball Planet, Board of Directors • Get Skillz Basketball Training Marketing director, Head Basketball Trainer, Camp/Clinic Director • Perfecting Church Youth Basketball Program Director (2000-2003) Education • Graduated Utica High School 1994, 2 year Varsity Player Men’s Basketball, 3 year Varsity Soccer Player • Scholarship at Iowa Central College in Fort Dodge, Played for Men’s Basketball Team • Get Skillz Basketball Owner 2003-Present • Basketball Planet Owner 2006-2008
Greg Grays has been working as a basketball trainer since 2004. Greg graduated from Southfield Lathrup High School in 1997 where he led the state of Michigan in scoring at 32.5 ppg. His career high for high school was 60 points. Greg won a national AAU championship with the Michigan Mustangs in the 16 and Under Division as the leading scorer of the team. Greg received the All-Tournament Team Award in the Adidas Big Time Tournament in 1996. After high school, Greg went on to play for Penn State University for two years and completed his collegiate career at the University of Detroit-Mercy. Greg averaged 17.8 ppg his senior year at the University of Detroit-Mercy with admirations of playing professional basketball. After graduating, Greg worked out with the Toronto Raptors and Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. After learning valuable skills and techniques through those experiences, he began playing professional basketball overseas. In 11 years of playing professional basketball, Greg shot over 44% from the 3-point line. His season high 3-point percentage was 56%. Greg has earned valuable basketball experiences in more than a decade overseas in Turkey, Belgium, France, Venezuela, Bosnia, Israel, Argentina and Mexico. Greg has trained hundreds of boys and girls since joining Getskillz in 2012.
Ben Kil is an outstanding athlete Known for his high flying dunks standing only at 5”11 and physical stature. A long time student of Jamey Petree, he tirelessly worked on his craft and overcame many obstacles and played professionally for 4 years and counting. Ben was invited to the Orlando Magic Development team training camp in 2015 and has played all over the world that includes Korea, Mongolia, China and Iceland. He is the first Asian-American player to be signed as an American import in FIBA Europe and Asia. He is also known For playing in the infamous Drew League in Los Angeles where he matched up with players like Chris Paul and James Harden. Ben will be taking over as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Get Skillz. He is a Certified Strength and conditioning coach and personal trainer who has trained all types of athletes. Ben has trained multiple high-end players Like Kalin Lucas and Jordan Crawford to help prepare them for their upcoming seasons and also was tasked to create a season-long program for his professional team in Iceland. We are excited to have him on board working with all our clients. We are confident that Ben will be able to help any client translate their game to new heights and take them to the next level.
Played professionally overseas for 4 years and counting.
Certified strength/conditioning coach.
Certified personal trainer.
Programmed a season-long weight lifting schedule for a pro team in Iceland.
Sponsored the largest charity event done in Mongolian history for Foster children.
Head Coach of Snaefell Karfa (pro team in Iceland).
Trained over 15 NBA players in functioning training.
Trained/coached Berkley high school freshmen basketball team.
Trained multiple Instagram and YouTube influencers to change their bodies.
Developed an online training program to help athletes all over the world that will now be apart of Get Skillz.
Wayne State University graduate.
Graduated at Brighton High School where he led the school to a top 15 ranking his Jr. And Sr. Year.
All county/all-conference first team.
All-county player of the year runner up.
All-state honorable mention.
Oversee all of the strength and conditioning department.
Training athletes to help increase strength, vertical, endurance, speed, agility and injury prevention.
Offering basketball training as well.
Working with private clients, group classes and team training.
Help clients toward nutrition goals and supplements.