Anthony Ricks Jr. is entering his eighth year as President and Director of Southeast Elite Grassroots, formerly known as Team CP25, Inc. Over the course of those years he has had the honor of developing and mentoring kids from all over the state of Florida. He was born and raised in Central Florida and is extremely invested in assisting the current youth to become successful in life after high school.
Anthony graduated from Oak Ridge High school in 2003 as a three-year varsity letterman in basketball. His time at Oak Ridge included an appearance in the state-semifinals his sophomore year. Upon graduating he attended St. Leo University. At the end of his freshman year he moved back to Orlando due to a family emergency. Once he returned home, he attended the University of Central Florida, studying Real Estate and Marketing.
In addition to his responsibilities as the President of Team CP25, Ricks and his wife Saonara are real estate entrepreneurs. They run a successful real estate company, SARK Enterprises, LLC, which includes purchasing, rehabilitating, and re-selling homes in Central Florida.
Anthony’s main goal for the club is to secure scholarships for young athletes to help them receive an education they may not have received otherwise, thus helping them to be productive members of society. He has and will continue to achieve these opportunities for our youth through the use of camps, tournaments, charity events, and numerous highly successful traveling basketball teams. Anthony currently resides in Orlando, FL with his wife Saonara and their sons Rainier, Amir and Khalil.
Coach Faye went to Oviedo High School were she graduated as one of the top athletes to attend the school. She was the leading scorer by her sophomore year but unfortunately tore her ACL by her Junior year. Coach Faye has been in youth sports for over 30 years. She helped coach a group of girls to four consecutive state championships. Coach Faye attended University of Central Florida were she majored in Communication and minored in Creative Writing. She is an advocate for young people and youth sports in the Central Florida area.