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Mike Adamson

Mike Adamson

Director - Georgia

Phone: 404-281-8156

Reach Higher Kings Contributions ATLANTA - EIN #27-4534885

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Tryouts are complete. Thanks to everyone who attended. See below for practice schedule & team / parents meetings to collect birth certificates, report cards & fees - we can accept checks, cash, CashApp ($RHKings) & credit cards (least favorite because of handling charges).  

Practices for the coming week:

7th Grade - Tues, Feb 27, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Perimeter Church, 9500 Medlock Bridge Rd., Johns Creek, GA 30097 - Parent / player meeting at 7:45.

7th Grade - Thurs, Feb 29, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Perimeter Church

8th Grade - Sun, Feb 25, 4:30-6:00 pm @ Pinecrest Academy, 955 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041 (Main gym)

8th Grade - Tues, Feb 27, 6:30-8:00 @ Pinecrest Academy (Main) 

8th Grade  - Thurs, Feb 29, 6:30-8:00 pm @ Pinecrest Academy (Main)  Parent / player meeting at 7:55.

10th Grade - Tues, Feb 27, 7:30-9:30 pm @ Perimeter Church - Parent / player meeting at 7:45. 

10th Grade - Thurs, Feb 29, 7:30-9:30 pm @ Perimeter Church  

11th Grade -  Sun, Feb 25, 3:00-4:30 pm @ Pinecrest Academy (main gym)

11th Grade - Tues, Feb 27, 8:00-9:30 @ Pinecrest Academy (Main) 

11th Grade - Thurs, Feb 29, 7:30-9;00 @ Pinecrest Academy (Main) Parent / player meeting at 7:55.

Please bring birth certificates & report cards to player / parents meetings if you haven't already given to your coaches.  Cannot play tournaments without them. 


Questions? Please feel free to contact us at OR:

7th Grade Coach - Corey Riley @ (770) 380-2110

7th Grade Assistant Coach - Anita Riley @ (678) 296-7533

8th Grade Coach - Ray Melancon @  (404) 729-1289

8th Grade Assistant Coach - *Hank Lynch @ (706) 974-9118

10th Grade Coach - Ben Ambuehl @ (972) 358-6143

10th Grade Assistant Coach - Lakisha Evans @ (318) 820-1722

10th Grade Assistant Coach - Mike Miller @  (706) 424-0258

11th Grade Coach *Miles Riley @ (678) 294-7231

11th Grade Coach *Keetone Glover @ (678) 394-6227 

Director Mike Adamson @ (404) 281-8156

*denotes Kings alumni

Each year, Reach Higher recognizes one player on each team that exemplifies & models the character traits in Coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success. The award is now named in honor of our late chaplain - Coach Ken Woods. 

Congrats to our 2023 winners were: 

Jack Rinehart

Tyler Pepin

Jacob Melancon


Our 2022 winners: 

Aidan Goodrich, Krish Patel, Cooper Adams

Our 2021 Winners:

Manny Vasquez, Jalen Hernandez, Guillermo Esparza &

Jayden Frias

The 2020 winners:

Brandon Goldberger, Elliott Palmer & Gil Matondo

The 2019 winners were:

Jack Racki, Avi Haritsa & Aidan Kirkpatrick

The 2018 winners:

Brooke Byas, Keith Warren, Everett Leifson, Preston Rivers, Sander Bertz, Hank Lynch & Jacob Shin

The 2017 winners:

Cody Gaynes, Hunter Rocker, Max Phillips, Donovan Hernandez & Carmella Dunn


Class of 2020

Sola Adebisi - Florida State basketball

Brandon Sherer - Piedmont College basketball

Mitch Owen - Samford University - football

Class of 2019 -

Scotty Lewis - University of FL basketball
CJ Riley - Oglethorpe University basketball
Kenyon Jackson - Texas A&M football
JD Bertrand - Notre Dame football
Kyle Hamilton - Notre Dame football
Chris Hinton - Michigan football
Steele Chambers - Ohio State football
Nick Jackson - Virginia football
CJ Abrams - San Diego Padres 1st round pick
Jalen Mason - Clarendon College / TX basketball

Class of 2018 - 

Connor Stark - Erskine College

Donovan Hernandez - Toccoa Falls College basketball

Ryan Jenei - Oglethorpe University basketball

Marcus Hill - Laney College football 

Class of 2017

Malachi Gayle - Roane State CC basketball

Class of 2016 

Buck Blanz - Millsaps College / MS basketball

John Michael Bertrand - Furman University baseball

Austin Dukes - GCSU & Coastal GA CC basketball

Charlie Newell - GCSU basketball

Hafeez Anifowoshe - Allen CC / KS & Cumberland University basketball

Colby Leifson - BYU & Utah Valley University basketball

Miles Riley - Piedmont College basketball

Delon Smith - Houston Baptist University football


Congrats Brandon Sherer for making the 5-AAAAAAA Region Team

Congrats Brandon Sheer for making the 5-AAAAAAA Region Team

Congrats Nick Zabetakis for being named All-Region (a Reach Higher King)

Congratulations ⁦‪@ZabetakisNick‬⁩ for being named All Region!

Coach J & Malachi

The 2018 season was dedicated to the memory of our dear friend & coach - Darrick Byas! Play hard, play smart, play together!

2017 Royals

16u Georgia Cup II Runner up! Congrats Team Black!

16u 2018 Georgia Cup II Runner up!

8th Grade Champs!


8th Grade Hoops2Dunk Runner-up

8th Grade 2018 Hoops2Dunk Runner-up

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Our Mission

Reach Higher is a competitive Christian basketball program instilling positive physical, mental, and moral efficacy for our coaches, our youth players, and the families we touch.  In the midst of difficult choices and high pressure environments, Reach Higher is a guiding voice for teens, helping them to run confidently — in basketball and into a future full of hope.

Reach Higher 501(C)3

Reach Higher, founded in 2004, is a Christian-based basketball organization located in Atlanta, Georgia and St. George Utah.  We are preparing our players to play high school, and hopefully, college basketball, while also being prepared for the challenges of LIFE.  As a 501©3 organization (EIN #27-4534885), Reach Higher Kings accepts tax-deductible contributions that allow the organization to keep player fees low and help send qualifying teams to national tournaments.  Reach Higher Kings shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin (ancestry).   

Please browse the site for further information regarding our remarkable organization! Thank you for your interest, and we hope to see you in some capacity (as a player, coach, parent, supporter, and/or fan).

10th Grade - 4&0 in HoopSeen Tip-Off

7th Grade - Runner-Up at Gainesville Shootout

6th Grade Kings - Runner Up in YBOA Cherokee Roundball Classic

9th Grade - TOC Champs!

6th Grade

Aidan Goodrich - Ken Woods Award winner

8th Grade - Champs

9th Grade @ Best of South

10th Grade - Halftime Mother's Day Classic Champs!

9th Grade Kings - Champs of YBOA Joyce Fox Memorial

8th Grade Kings - runner-up GA Cup 2

Sola Adebisi receiving RHK scholarship

Cody Gaynes receiving RHK scholarship check

Cody Gaynes receiving RHK scholarship check

Kings 17U during Vegas trip

11th Grade Kings at Bigfoot Hoops Vegas tourney



9th Grade - 2019 Halftime Health Hoops Fest Runner-Up




CONGRATS 16U RHK BLACK - CHAMPIONS OF BIGFOOT ORLANDO CLASSIC & 3&2 finish in the Hoopseen Best of the South 2018! GoKings! 



2018 GA Cup IV 8th Grade Runnerup!

Royals - 2018 runner-up in YBOA N GA Jam!

2018 Lakepoint Summer Shootout 16u Champs!

10th Grade

10th Grade 2018 Super 100 Champs!


Dylan Adamson

Dylan Adamson

Director - Utah

Phone: 404-536-5330

Reach Higher Kings Contributions UTAH - EIN #27-4534885

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17U Utah - Bigfoot Hoops Champs

Kings & Queens at the Beach

10th Grade / Utah - Champs

11th Grade / Utah - Champs

7th Grade Champs

8th Grade - Utah

17U-18U Champs HoopSource Mountain West Takeoff

Join Us as we Reach Higher in 2021!!!

We welcome our newest expansion program "REACH HIGHER KINGS, BASKETBALL CLUB located in St. George, Utah!!!
To partner with Reach Higher Athletics to build our own facility that will operate as a safe haven for teams to meet and practice, as well as  bring our players ELITE top level training.  
Providing Higher Vision - Stronger Hoops - Enlightened Hope!

Training with integrity results in winning success!

The success of a Basketball Team requires all five players to contribute on the court, by being fundamentally and mentally strong, and clearly knowing their purpose and goals in a game. These characteristics and skills are also fundamentally necessary for a productive and satisfying life.  We implement a holistic approach by focusing on the five areas listed below, to ultimately promote the achievement of competitive greatness on the court and in each player’s life.
#1 – Integrity Coaching
#2 – Authentic Life Foundational Teaching
#3 – Conditioning (developing strong athletic/mental toughness) 
#4 – Competitive Tournament Teams, Skill Camps and Leagues
#5 – Be a Light in the Community by Serving Others

Reach Higher Utah partners with Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser!

Reach Higher Utah was proud to be selected as a partner sponsor for their Team Up for Kids Community Day to benefit The Boys and Girls Clubs.  It was a great community event and fun to see the Buffalo Wild Wings staff showing love for Reach Higher Athletics by wearing our T-shirts all night!

2019 Community Service Project

Helping "Fully Furnished Ministries" deliver and picked up donated furniture for our community service project.

Character Development Lesson

Royals / John Wooden's Pyramid of Success Discussion

Goto the Philosophy page

CLICK HERE to see complete details of our Philosophy.


Community Service 2018! Thanks Royals!


RATL - City of Refuge / community service

RATL - City of Refuge

RATL - City of Refuge

9th Black @ Duke

Thanks to all who joined us for out Utah Golf Tournament Fundraiser!

Congrats to Team Chick-fil-A and Team George Williams for winning 1st and 2nd place in our recent St. George Utah Golf Tournament Fundraiser!

Thanks to our many sponsors including RT Speciality (Title Sponsor), The Ames Team, AmWins, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, CRC, Black Bear Diner, Kneaders, RPS, RSUI, Texas Roadhouse, 700 Artisian Pizza, Ken Garff Ford, MegaPros (printing), Unita Golf, etc.

16u Georgia cup I Runner up! Congrats Team Blue!

16u 2018 Georgia cup I Runner up!

Meet our Atlanta Program Chaplain - Coach Woods!

We are proud to introduce our program's long time pastor Coach Ken Woods; CEO of "Coach for Kids". Please visit his website and show your support!

Coach for Kids

Coach for Kids Coach Woods CEO

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