PRESS RELEASE: College Basketball Parents Association Impact Grows Entering Fourth Season

Organization Has Reached Close to 500 Parents, 350+ Families in Three Years with Connectivity, Education and Advocacy



COLUMBUS (November 6, 2023) – Today, the College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA), a 501c(3) non-profit organization, announced its 2023-24 Steering Committee. In its three years, the CBPA has impacted close to 500 parents and more than 350 families at the college and high school levels through building a national resource dedicated to connecting, educating, and empowering parents with guidance and support as they assist their student-athletes in maximizing their collegiate experiences.


“As we cross a significant milestone in the number of parents that the CBPA has touched, we’ve seen more families’ journeys through the transition out of college basketball and into the sport from high school,” said CBPA Vice Presidents Carole and Joe Roach, parents of Duke’s Men’s Basketball player Jeremy Roach. “We hope in our next three seasons that we can accelerate our reach, support and advocacy as college athletics continues to undergo potentially significant change.”


CBPA 2022-23 Highlights:

  • Collaborating with the McDonald’s All-American Games to host an informative brunch for families on the transition to college and potentially professional basketball
  • Expanding awareness of the CBPA as a resource at the conference level
  • Providing informational sessions with the NBPA and WNBPA for our elite college families
  • Supporting families with educational sessions on the transfer portal, sudden cardiac arrest, Name, Image and Likeness, Alston Money and financial management, among others

CBPA 2023-24 Priorities:

  • Expanding awareness of the CBPA as a resource to the college basketball program coaches and staff
  • Doubling our membership to 1000 parents and 750+ families in the next two years
  • Continuing to explore how best to bring together our parents across the country via in-person events
  • Providing additional resources, including services, to help parents better manage their family’s lives

“The parent relationship is an extension of the relationship with the student-athlete, and we are thankful to the NCAA and both coaching associations in the NABC and WBCA for our relationships as the information sharing is extremely helpful to parents,” said Jean & Eric Dixon Sr., parents of Villanova MBB forward Eric Dixon. “We look forward to continuing those relationships and hope to add more as we look to share the CBPA with coaches and staff members of programs around the country in the same spirit.”                   


The CBPA is proud of the 30 families involved in our 2023-24 Steering Committee and will continue to develop its comprehensive leadership group in an inclusive spirit, reflecting the ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of families from all walks of college and high school basketball.


2023-24 CBPA Steering Committee


  • President | Stacy and Roderick Johnson Sr. | Parents of USC MBB guard Kobe Johnson
  • Vice President | Carole and Joe Roach | Parents of Duke guard MBB Jeremy Roach
  • Vice President | Allison Tegeler | Parent of Dartmouth WBB guard Mia Curtis
  • Secretary | Nikki Clifton | Parent of Rice WBB guard Kennedy Clifton
  • Secretary | Jean and Eric Dixon Sr. | Parents of Villanova MBB forward Eric Dixon
  • Director of Education | Celia Anderson | Parent of Harvard WBB guard Gabrielle Anderson
  • Director of Education | Daphney and Cyprain Mgbako | Parents of Indiana MBB forward Mackenzie Mgbako


  • College | Michelle Ambrose | Parent of SMU MBB forward Keon Ambrose-Hylton
  • College | LaJasmia and Dr. Tyrone Bates | Parents of Missouri MBB guard Tamar Bates*
  • College | Johanna and Bryan Bransford | Parents of Notre Dame WBB guard KK Bransford
  • College | Stephanie and Eugene Brown | Parents of Georgia Southern MBB forward Eugene Brown III
  • College | Constance Cotton | Parent of Hawaii MBB Matthue Cotton*
  • College | Beverly and Thomas Donovan | Parents of Duke WBB guard Jadyn Donovan
  • College | Amy Fuller | Parent of Connecticut WBB guard Paige Bueckers
  • College | Vera and Tyrous Ingram | Parents of North Carolina MBB forward Harrison Ingram
  • College | Melissa Jackson | Parent of Howard MBB forward Seth Towns
  • College | Tina and Greg Phelia | Parents of Michigan WBB guard Laila Phelia*
  • College | Andrea Rice | Parent of UCLA WBB guard Kiki Rice
  • College | Michelle and Jon Van Slooten | Parents of Oregon WBB forward Grace Van Slooten
  • College | Elin Theirry | Parent of Ohio State WBB forward Taylor Thierry*
  • College | Ellen Wilson | Parent of Kansas MBB guard Elmarko Jackson*
  • College | Sherri Williams | Parent of Radford WBB guard Joi Williams*
  • College | Montrice Wright | Parent of USC MBB forward Kijani Wright
  • College | K.K. Wynn | Parent of Tennessee WBB guard Kaiya Wynn
  • High School | Jana and Michael Ferguson | Parents of IMG Academy GBB guard Wesleigh Ferguson
  • High School | Tarik Robinson | Parent of Immaculate Conception BB guard TJ Robinson*
  • High School | Margarete Rougier | Parent of Sidwell Friends School BB guard Jalen Rougier-Roane
  • High School | LaToya Lenear | Parent of Prolific Prep BB center Aiden Sherrell*
  • High School | NiShawn Mackey | Parent of Duncanville BB guard Cameron Smith*

*first year on committee

2022-23 Leadership Alumni:

  • Past Vice President | LaQuita and Deon Harmon | Parents of Texas Tech MBB guard De’Vion Harmon
  • Past Director of Education | Malika and Leigh Horston | Parents of Tennessee WBB guard Jordan Horston
  • Past Ambassador | Cleone and Algernon Boston | Parents of South Carolina WBB forward Aliyah Boston
  • Past Ambassador | Carmen and Bart Dick | Parents of Kansas MBB guard Gradey Dick

About the CBPA

Founded in 2020, the College Basketball Parents Association is a community-building resource established with the purpose of connecting, educating and empowering parents as they guide their student-athletes through their college experience. The CBPA is a national, independent association focused on preparing families for evolving issues within collegiate athletics and managing the transition after basketball into a post-graduate career, graduate school or professional sports by learning from each other, along with industry experts. Membership for parents is free at Follow the CBPA on social media @theCBPA.



PRESS RELEASE: College Basketball Parents Association Impact Grows Entering Fourth Season

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