"Coach Chewy's Champions: Notable Athletes of The Basketball Movement"

Welcome to the notable athletes page, featuring talented individuals who have had the privilege of being coached by the legendary Shabaka "Chewy" Lands and have been an integral part of The Basketball Movement.

Shabaka "Chewy" Lands is an esteemed basketball coach renowned for his unparalleled dedication to developing young athletes into outstanding players on and off the court. His coaching philosophy emphasizes not only the refinement of basketball skills but also the nurturing of leadership qualities and a strong work ethic.

The Basketball Movement, an elite basketball program founded by Coach Chewy, has been the breeding ground for some of the most promising basketball talents. Under Coach Chewy's expert guidance, these athletes have honed their skills and flourished, making waves in various leagues and competitions.

Meet the extraordinary athletes who have thrived under Coach Chewy's mentorship:


Justin Cage - “Mr. Basketball” (2003)

Parnell Smith - IN All-Star

David Barlow - IN All-Star

Courtney Lee - IN All-Star (2004)

Curtis White - IN All-Star (2006)

Marcus Teague - IN All-Star

R.J. Hunter - IN All-Star

Harper Baker-Lands - Incoming Freshman Plainfield HS


Jeff Teague - NBA (Milwaukee Bucks NBA Champion 2021, Atlanta Hawks 2015 All Star,  Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers)

Marquis Teague - NBA (Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Memphis Grizzlies)  College (Kentucky - National Champions 2012)

Courtney Lee - NBA (Orlando Magic Rookie year 2009 made NBA Finals, New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, New York Nicks. Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets ) College (Western Kentucky)

Justin Cage - Overseas (Belgium) College (Xavier - Sweet 16) Assistant Coach at Pike Highschool

Robert Vaden - NBA (Oklahoma City Thunder drafted 2nd Round 54th pick) College (Indiana University, University of Alabama Birmingham) Overseas

Zavier Turner - College (Ball State - MAC Freshman of the Year) Overseas 

RJ Hunter - NBA (Boston Celtics) College (Georgia)

Jalen Coleman Lands - College (Kansas - National Champions 2022)

Isiaah Coleman Lands - College (Miami of Ohio)

Jaaran Lands - College (Albany University, Tarelton State) 

Ashley Barlow - College (Notre Dame - Final Four as player) Assistant Coach at University of Cincinnati

Khristian Smith - College (Indiana State) currently coaching at Miami of Ohio University

David Barlow - College (IUPUI) Assistant Coach at Crispus Atticus High School

Kamari Lands - College (University of Louisville, Arizona State University - 2022 ESPN Ranked 39)

Kristin Spolyar - College (Butler - 2016 Indiana All Star Fourth all time in Butler history)

Reece Cheatam - College (University of Indianapols - National Championship Tournament - Drafted by the Chicago White Sox)

Sydney McDaniel - College (Saginaw Valley University - All Conference)


Morgan Mongonia - US Figure Skating (2022 United States Figure Skating Excel Nationals Champion - 2023 United States Figure Skating Excel Nationals Finalist)

These are just a few examples of the exceptional athletes who have had the privilege of working with Coach Chewy and benefiting from The Basketball Movement. Each athlete's journey is a testament to Coach Chewy's commitment to nurturing talent and fostering a love for the game.

As these athletes continue to make strides in their basketball careers, they remain forever indebted to Coach Chewy for instilling in them the values of dedication, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Their success stands as a testament to the impact of Coach Chewy's coaching philosophy and The Basketball Movement's commitment to excellence.

We look forward to seeing your name on this list in the future.

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