The elite team after winning the Lighthouse Classic Invitational Championship. (Torrance Pollard Photography)

Head Coach Luke Barnwell

Coach Luke Barnwell is entering his fifth season at Sunrise Christian Academy and third as Head Coach of the Elite high school team. In his first season at Sunrise, Coach Barnwell started the first ever Prep, Post-Graduate, team in the school's history.  In two seasons, Barnwell led the prep team to a 41-13 record against Junior college teams and other Prep teams (record of 20-2 against other prep teams). One of Coach Barnwell's biggest successes as the Prep team head coach was coaching 13 NCAA D1 players in two years. Barnwell now takes on the role of the head high school coach after former head coach Kyle Lindsted left Sunrise to be a full-time assistant coach at Wichita State University. In Coach Barnwell's first couple of seasons as the Elite Head Coach, he has coached more than 20 D1 players. Coach Barnwell is searching for the first Dick's National Championship in Sunrise History. He says that they should have a great chance in this 2017-2018 season.  

Barnwell came to Sunrise Christian Academy from Newman University, where he played, coached and graduated from. After starting his college career at Emporia State, Barnwell transferred to Newman University after 2 years. An injury plagued career opened up doors to coaching. His 5th year, Barnwell was a student assistant while finishing his undergrad.  During that season, the Newman University Jets reached the NCAA D2 national tournament for the first time in school history. 

Assistant Coaches

Roderick Clark is from Dallas, Texas and has been coaching for a couple years, before coaching he also played basketball. Coach Rod has coached several pros and future pros.

Bret Michael is from Wichita and has been helping with the team since it started. Before becoming a coach he played at Wichita State. 


#0 Blake Hinson: Orlando,Florida  

#1 Carlos Paez: Venezuela 

#2 Noel Coleman: Belgium 

#3 Isaiah Bujdoso: Hamilton, Ontario Canada   

#4 Khaleem Bennett: Hamilton, Ontario Canada

#5 Jordan Turner: Houston, Texas 

#10 Jalyn Turner: Houston, Texas

#11 Davonte Jennings: Bahamas 

#12 N'faly Dante: Mali 

#15 Blase Keita: Mali

#20 Ousmane Gueye: France

#24 Austin Crowley: West Point ,Mississippi 

#25 Malik Hall: Aurora, Illinois 

#35 Gethro Muscadin: Haiti

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