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About pro training

reach your highest potential

At Pro Training Basketball, our vision is to be the premier destination for comprehensive player development, integrating on-court skills and strength training. We pride ourselves on offering a distinct methodology tailored to each athlete, guiding them towards unlocking their full potential. Through our commitment to innovation and personalized coaching, we aim to redefine athletic excellence, equipping every player with the tools to succeed both in the game and in life.

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Family-Environment Encouraging Committed Teamwork

We believe that every individual embodies greatness and we provide the tools and resources that allow our athletes to reach their highest potential.

Meet The Team

Rod Middleton



Rod Middleton brings over 15 years of extensive experience to the realm of basketball, specializing in coaching, strength training, and player development. His journey in player development began in 2006, during the off-season of his professional playing career, where he actively engaged in refining the skills of aspiring athletes.


Upon concluding his playing career, Rod committed himself to furthering his expertise by becoming a certified strength coach in 2013 through the esteemed National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). This certification underscores his dedication to providing comprehensive support to the athletes under his tutelage.

Rod’s basketball journey began at Marian Catholic High School, where he was a standout player for four years. Despite facing adversity in his senior year due to back surgery, Rod's resilience led him to complete a post-graduate year at Brewster Academy, ultimately earning a Division 1 scholarship to the University of Buffalo. At Buffalo, he emerged as a key player, securing a three-year starter position and contributing significantly to the team's success from 2002 to 2006.


Rod's professional basketball journey took him across continents, where he competed in France (ProA & B), Germany (ProA), and England (BBL) for a duration of two years. These experiences not only enhanced his skills but also provided invaluable insights into the global landscape of the sport.


In 2017, alongside his longtime friend and business partner Tony Watson, Rod and Tony took a monumental step by establishing the first physical location of Pro Training Basketball. As the sole proprietor of Pro Training Basketball, Rod leverages his extensive knowledge, gleaned from his professional playing career and rigorous training, to empower athletes of all levels to unlock their true athletic potential and realize their highest aspirations.


Training Professional

Breon’s hometown is Niagara Falls. Breon has 4 years of basketball experience at Daemen College. Three-time All-ECC. Breon played in 98 games and made 74 starts, 1,012 points, 344 rebounds, 237 assists and 185 steals. He is the only player in history with 50+ steals in three consecutive seasons. Breon ranks second in steals and 27th in points among Daemen’s all-time leaders. He helped Daemen to a 65-16 record following his insertion into the starting lineup on Dec. 31, 2017. Also contributed to Daemen’s first ever NCAA DII tournament appearance in the 2018-2019 season.

Breon Pro Training
Arinze Pro Training


Training Professional

Arinze Amalu background experience comes from several years of playing basketball. Arinze Amalu is from Queens, NYC. Arinze played 4 years of high school basketball. Arinze’s collegiate career started at Cayuga Community College. In 2 years Arinze averaged 12.6 points 6 assists and 4 rebounds. He earned second team all conference and helped Cayuga win their first conference banner in over a decade. After two years at Cayuga, Arinze earned two division two scholarships, one to John Brown University in Arkansas and University of Central Oklahoma. Arinze decided to stay in NY and play for Niagara University. Arinze spent his last two years at Niagara University. Due to knee injury Arinze didn’t have the lustrous career he worked hard for. With the love and knowledge of the game Arinze joined Pro Training in hopes to help those that want to PROfect their game.


Office Manager

Jerastaysia, better known as ‘Jerri’ is now our current Office Manager. She graduated from Niagara University with an Undergraduate degree in Sports Management. She is currently receiving her Masters in Sports Management from Niagara University as well. She gained an interest after participating in Club basketball at NU , and hasn’t looked back. For the last 5 years she has been gaining her experience on the management side of sports and looks to take on as many roles as possible. While joining our team she has been an amazing asset. While continuing to grow in her professional experiences, getting involved with Tony Watson and Rod Middleton at Pro Training Basketball has helped her development tremendously. When calling Pro, she is the one you will be speaking to and she is happy to help any and everyone PROfect their game.

Jerri Pro Training



A Native from Sanford, ME, Evyn Nolette's athletic journey began at Sanford High School, where he excelled in basketball, earning a four-year varsity spot where he served as team captain for 2 years. His senior year saw him on the All-Conference First Team and the prestigious Class A Maine McDonald's All-Star Team.


Continuing his passion for sports, Evyn pursued a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training at Colby-Sawyer College, where he also played basketball, captaining the team for two years and winning the NAC Championship in 2015.


He furthered his education at Ithaca College, earning a Master's in Exercise Science. During this time, he served as a graduate assistant with the men's basketball team, contributing to their Liberty League Championship in 2020.


With a diverse background in athletic training and strength and conditioning, including stints at institutions like Stanford University and Dartmouth College, Evyn has worked with athletes from high school to Division 1 levels. He even had the opportunity to work with NBA referees before games with the Chicago Bulls.


In 2022-2023, Evyn served as the Head Strength Coach at Medaille College, where he continued to inspire and train collegiate athletes.


Outside of work, Evyn loves to travel and explore national parks. In 2023 alone, he visited 18 National Parks and embarked on a 66-day solo road trip across the country. He stays active with workouts and pickup basketball games, embodying a dedication to both fitness and adventure.


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