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AMBASSADOR

RICKY BELL

Ricardo “Ricky” Bell (born September 18, 1967), also known as Slick, is an American singer best known as one of the founding members of R&B/pop group New Edition, and the lead singer of Bell Biv DeVoe. Asa solo artist, Bell released the album Ricardo Campana, in 2000.

The youngest of eleven children, Bell was born in Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in the Orchard Park Projects. He began his career singing with close friend, Ralph Tresvant in a group called “Ricky and Ralph.” Later, Bell, along with Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, and Ronnie DeVoe became New Edition. The group began a career in 1983 that has spanned more than 30 years. After the departure of Bobby Brown, Johnny Gill joined the group in the mid-1980s. Before Gill joined the group, Bell was originally the oldest member of New Edition. After recording the Heartbreak album, Ricky was given the chance to be a solo artist but opted instead to form Bell Biv DeVoe.

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The “best kept secret” originally gained the respect of the industry when record producer Jimmy Jam had an idea for a spin-off group called Bell Biv DeVoe with Bell as the lead singer. BBD as the group is commonly known, was the first group to integrate the elements of Rap and R&B consistently, calling their style “Hip-Hop smoothed out on an R&B tip with a Pop feel appeal to it.” BBD’s 1990 debut established Bell as a lead singer capable of chart topping success.

Although Bell had primarily performed as a backup vocalist with New Edition, during the 1990s he emerged as one of the most utilized voices on singles released by the group. With the exception of the ensemble songs, “Hot2Nite” and “Hit Me Off,” and the Brown-led “You Don’t Have to Worry,” Bell performed lead or co-lead on the remainder of the group’s charting singles. “I’m Still in Love With You,” which also featured Ralph Tresvant, was so successful that a Spanish-language version was recorded, “Siempre Tu,” and “One More Day” has the distinction of being the only New Edition song with a solo member appearing in the video.

Other recordings featuring Bell’s vocals include Red Bandit’s 1990 single “Please Don’t Cry,” backup vocals on “Pretty Little Girl” from Bobby Brown’s 1992 album, and, with Ralph Tresvant, on LL Cool J’s 1997 song “Candy.”

With Bell Biv DeVoe and New Edition, Bell has over two dozen television and film performances including Knight Rider, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, New York Undercover, Family Matters, the movie Krush Groove, and numerous music, variety, and awards programs.

In 2004, in a double wedding with Tresvant, Bell married actress Amy Correa. Ricky and his wife Amy currently have no children.

Bell sung the hit song “Poison” along with Ne-Yo in the 2009 BET Awards.

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AMBASSADOR

TERRI-ELLIS EWING

TERRI ELLIS-EWING is a graduate from Rutgers University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism. Early in her career She pursued her television career and appeared in several commercials for a public relations campaign for The State of NJ. She also starred in a children’s tv show on a Fox affiliate station. Terri later appeared in a Georgia Department of Transportation commercial, starred in several TV pilot drama series and Wade Ford automotive commercials.

In addition she has produced, starred and directed automotive marketing campaigns with The Motor Trend Certified Vehicle Program, as well as an Internet show on Ehow.com a Tyra Banks internet company as a Lifestyle Etiquette Host.

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She has also developed an extensive Sales-Marketing background and worked for the IBM Corporation, Oncology Research Marketing for Schering Plough Pharmaceuticals and later Sales-Marketing for the Sanofi Winthrop Pharmaceuticals Corporation .

She resides in Atlanta as Vice President of Wade Ford, with her husband Steven Ewing where they both own and operate one of the largest Ford Dealerships in America. In her spare time she has volunteered as a Program Director for a children’s non-profit organization Jack & Jill of America, a Former Board Member for the Frank Ski Kids Foundation in Atlanta, Former Board member for the PTA & Lovett School Parent Association, Co-Founder of the Caring In Motion Foundation, President/Founder of The Atlanta Girls Book Club, and She presently serves on the Board of The Auditory Verbal Center in Atlanta. She is also a member of The Links Inc. of America.

Terri has also been named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Atlanta by Rolling Out magazine.

HEAD COACH

LITTERIAL GREEN

Litterial Green is one of the most recognizable athletes to ever emerge from the state of Mississippi.
In 1999-2000, Green was voted as “One of the 50 Greatest Athletes in the State of Mississippi in the
20th Century” (#37) by Sports Illustrated.

He began his basketball career at Moss Point High School in Moss Point, MS.
While in high school he was a Consensus-Prep All-American, McDonald’s All-American and Parade
Magazine All-American.

As s high school senior, Green Led the Nation in Scoring. He averaged 39.5 points, 9.5 rebounds
and 8.6 assists during his senior year in high school. Green was named First Team All State in
Mississippi two consecutive years. (1987-1988).. His Senior Year, Green Was Also Voted
MISSISSIPPI HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER OF THE YEAR by the ATLANTA TIP-OFF CLUB.

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Green chose the University of GEORGIA to continue his education and basketball collegiate career.
Green was a four-year starter for the Georgia Bulldogs and in just his 2nd season, he led the Georgia
Bulldogs to the schools 1st Southeastern Conference Championship in the UNIVERSITY’S
HISTORY. Green was named to the ALL-SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE TEAM FOR 4 consecutive
years. While at the University of Georgia, Green became the 12 all-time leading scorer in the
HISTORY OF THE SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE. Currently he is the University of Georgia ALLTIME
LEADING SCORER IN CAREER POINTS (2,111), THREE POINT FIELD GOALS MADE (215), and
SECOND in ASSIST (566) surpassing Dominique Wilkins and Vern Fleming’s records respectively.

Mr. Green is the only player in the University of Georgia’s basketball history to score over 2,000
points. Green’s most prestigious collegiate accomplishment occurred during his senior year and
still remains 20 years later. Green is 1 of 3 players in SEC History to score over 2,000 points and
record over 400 assists. Pete Maravich, Litterial Green and Alan Houston.

Green Entered The NBA in 1992. HE was drafted by the World Champions Chicago Bulls, the 39th
overall pick, Green played 7 Seasons in the NBA 1992-1999. In July 1992, Green was traded to the
Orlando Magic, where he teamed with Shaquille O’Neal and Penny Hardaway from 1992-1995. In
1995-96, Green Signed to Play Professionally in Le Mans FRANCE. There he averaged 16.5
points and 8.7 assists per game. In 1996-97, Green returned back to the NBA and signed with the
Detroit Pistons teaming with Grant Hill and Joe Dumars. In 1998-99 Green signed with the
Milwaukee Bucks. There he teamed with Ray Allen and Glen Robinson. His Final Year In the NBA
was in 1999, after the NBA LOCKOUT, Green Signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers for one year. In
2000 Green returned to Europe and Played in Italy, Poland and Turkey respectively. In
2003, While Playing in Turkey, he had a Career ending knee injury during a game, which soon
after ended Green’s Basketball career.

Mr. Green serves on the board for numerous foundations. He’s the recipient of the NAACP Lifetime
membership award. Mr. Green is currently the Executive Director For (ABI COLLEGE PREP) the
American Basketball Institute in Atlanta GA. He also served as a consultant for the Detroit Pistons
and the Philadelphia 76ers under Head Coach Doug Collins who coached Green with the Detroit
Pistons in 1996-97. Mr. Green is an active member of the NBA Retired Players Association.

ASSISTANT COACH

JERROD MUSTAF

Jerrod Mustaf was a teen basketball prodigy at DeMatha Catholic High School where he was a 3-time All-American, Maryland State Player of the Year and Washington DC’s Mr. Basketball.  Jerrod earned a scholarship to the University of Maryland where he was an All ACC selection prior to being a NBA first round draft pick of the New York Knicks in 1990.  Jerrod later played in the NBA Finals with the Phoenix Suns and won two championships while playing in Europe.
After retiring from basketball, Mr. Mustaf founded the Street Basketball Association LLC and he continues to serve as the CEO/President.  He is the former Sports Ambassador for the Republic of The Gambia where he was officially appointed the rank of Officer of the National Order.  From 2014-2017, Jerrod was a NBA Africa writer for SuperSport media.
Along with his work as the executive director of his youth development organization, Take Charge Juvenile Diversion Program, Inc, he is the founder and head coach of the Take Charge Pride AAU team. His teams have been nationally ranked in the past several years.
Mr. Mustaf has won numerous awards, including the Washington Wizards Community Assist Award, NAACP President’s Award, Martin Luther King Jr. Service Award, as well as being named the Top 100 Most Influential Marylanders. He performs admirably in the sports community as a member of the NBA Retired Player’s Association and the University of Maryland’s M Club.

Team Roster

Aaron Miller
Kentucky Enforcers
6’4″ Guard

Aldis Presley
Southwest Warriors
6-4 Guard

Chadli Cherlot
NEPA Stars & Stripes
6’6″ Forward

Christian Williams
Team Trouble
6’2″ Guard

Demetrius Smith
San Antonio Blaze
6’6″ Guard

Kamahl Walker
Worcester 78s
5’11” Guard

Kenny Kelly
Atlanta Rappers
6’0″ Guard

Odgra Bobo
574 Monarchs
6’7″ Forward

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