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Coach Yama Kader

Coach Yama Kader
President and Founder
@whykay15

After his playing career in college and with the Afghanistan Men’s National Team, Coach Kader began his own AAU basketball program in Chicago & Northwest Indiana. He went on to develop a program for the youth, Little Dribblers, which was featured in the Chicago Tribune. Four of his five teams were ranked in the top 5 of the Chicagoland Area. After a successful run in Chicago, Coach Kader took a position back in his hometown with Santa Ana College for one year. He is currently now the lead assistant for a varsity program in Southern California.

As a Player:

Mission Viejo High School/Trabuco Hills High School (Mission Viejo, CA)

  • Team Captain & MVP
  • 1st Team All-League
  • Participated in North vs South All-Star Game
  • Lettered at both high schools

Santa Ana College (Santa Ana, CA)

  • 2nd Team All-Conference (Freshmen year)
  • 1st Team All-Conference (Sophomore year)
  • Led conference in made 3's (Sophomore year)
  • Team Captain, PPG, 3pt made, 3pt % leader (2009-2010)

Holy Cross (Notre Dame, IN)

  • 1st Team All-Conference (Junior & Senior year)
  • Current record holder for most points made in a game (44)
  • Current record holder for most 3’s made in a game (9)
  • Current record holder for most points in a season (547)
  • Current record holder for most 3's in a season (128)
  • Named player of the week 4x times in two seasons

Afghanistan Men’s National Basketball Team

  • Played in numerous events including Olympic FIBA Qualifier in India
  • Participated in FIBA Qualifier for Olympics (Silver Medal)
  • Led team in points per game

Coaches Played Under

  • Troy Roelen (Mission Viejo HS)
  • Tom McCluskey (Trabuco Hills HS)
  • Dave Breig (Santa Ana College)
  • Bob Schermerhorn (Arizona State)
  • Mamo Rafiq (Afghanistan National Team)