Bevon Robin… was founded by the highly routed point guard out of Manhattan’s Rice High School in the mid 1990’s. Bevon Robin enjoyed a prolific career for the Fordham University Rams from 1997 to 2001. The former Atlantic-10 Rookie of the Year finished his collegiate career as the second all-time leading scorer in the schools’s history. In 2007, coach Robin was inducted into Fordham University’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
The quintessential point guard, Bevon has left his indelible mark on the playground circuit at top tournaments throughout the Tri-State area in the mid 90’s. In a gathering of excellence at the high-profile Pro-Rucker tournament, with its bevy of college and NBA stars, unstoppable Bevon was the chosen MVP by his peers in 1999. Coach Robin played professionally in Cyprus, Greece before retiring due to a rear heart condition.
Bevon currently coaches freshman basketball at Monsignor Scanlan High School. He also a volunteer coach for Castle Athletics 17under AAU basketball team.
Emmanuel Agyapong is a senior wellness management major who currently attends SUNY Oswego. Emmanuel is a Bronx native who has been playing organized basketball since the 6th grade. Emmanuel has been a coach at the one day “Be You, Stay True” free basketball camp since the beginning of the program. Emmanuel also goes back to his former high school, Cardinal Spellman, in the summer to coach there at their yearly two week boys summer basketball camp. Emmanuel considers basketball his first love and enjoys teaching the younger generation the fun and importance of the game. Emmanuel’s favorite quote to his students is “Use Basketball Don’t Let Basketball Use You”. Emmanuel plans on becoming a physical therapist when he finishes school, as well as coaching either a high school team or an AAU team later down in his life.
- Basketball Career:
- Played 3 years at McClancy HS in Queens, NY before transferring to St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, WI. During my senior year, we played in the State semis at the Kohl Center, currently the home of the Wisconsin Badgers.
- Played 4 years at Clarkson University and was a starter from my sophomore year. During my sophomore year, we won the Liberty League championship and made the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.
- Nominated to play for USA Athletes International, where I travelled to Italy with other USA college athletes to compete against international competition.
- Senior Captain
- From 2014-2017, I was the assistant coach of the women’s basketball team at Mount Saint Vincent College, where we won the Skyline championship in 2014 and made the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history.
- What do you think the kids at the BYST camp can learn?
Matt Zarnoch is 24 years old and a 2016 Graduate of the College of Mount Saint Vincent. He is a member of the Men's Basketball alumnae at "The Mount", having served as both a player and a coach from 2013-2016. Matt will be making his return to the coaching world this coming fall with the CMSV Men's Basketball program. He has experience in multiple capacities of coaching youth, high school and college athletes. Matt hopes to continue to spread the Be You, Stay True message while teaching the players that working hard to get better does not mean you can't have fun.