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  • Rudy Bentley Jr.

    PGC BASKETBALL DIRECTOR

    Rudy Bentley Jr. has been a mentor, trainer, and like another big brother to me for as long as I can remember. He’s assisted me the past few years in skills on and off the court that have helped me propel myself to a career playing basketball overseas. He’s such a selfless person and always makes time to work with me, even though sometimes I know I can be hard to work with. Any question I have regarding anything on and off the court I know he can provide some valuable insight or words that can positively contribute to my way of thinking or my basketball game.

    – Emmanuel Oby, professional basketball player, England

    Rudy Bentley, a 2x PGC grad, a four-year college starter and former collegiate coach, has transformed the journey of players and coaches all across the globe. Rudy knows what it’s like to be undervalued, feel overlooked, and face adversity. But unlike so many high school athletes, he didn’t let those circumstances get the best of him. He persevered and overcame.

    Known as a great penetrator and creator for his teammates, Rudy was in the top four in assists per game every year in their conference.

    During his undergraduate playing career, Rudy began player development and training for some local high school athletes, discovering personal satisfaction in the growth of other players. At the end of his playing career, Rudy became an assistant basketball coach at Lakeland University, then Wisconsin Lutheran College before joining forces with fellow PGC director Sam Allen at Blue Collar Basketball.

    Rudy also works on PGC’s basketball development team, where he’s highly involved in the refinement and innovation of all PGC camp curriculums!

    Coming to a Rudy Bentley led PGC camp is an experience players and coaches don’t often forget!

    Although a relatively young man, Coach Rudy has exceptional leadership, communication & engagement skills. His commitment to detail, expert knowledge of the game, & timely personal stories make the PGC experience go “Boooooom!!!!!”

    – DJ Colvin, Observing Coach

    HISTORY

    • Director, PGC Basketball, 2018-present
    • Development Trainer/Coach, Blue Collar Basketball, 2018-Present
    • Assistant Coach/Strength & Conditioning Coordinator, Wisconsin Lutheran College, 2017-18
    • Assistant Coach, Lakeland University,2016-17
    • Point Guard, Carroll University/Beloit College 2012-16
     

    HIGHLIGHTS

    • 4-year collegiate starter
    • 370 career assists
    • Senior Year Stats: 17.2 ppg, 5.6 apg, 43.6% 3FG, 2nd highest minutes per game in NCAA (39.3)
    • Sophomore Year: Shot 52% from 3 point line
    • Midwest Conference Tournament Championship appearance in 2013
     

    AWARDS

    • 2012 Johnson Bank Tip-Off Tournament All-Tournament Team
    • 2015 & 2016 Johnny Ore Leadership Award
    • 2016 Joe Kabylka Team Spirit Award
    • Graduated Magna Cum Laude in undergrad with a degree in Business Economics
    • Masters Degree is in Leadership & Innovation

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    What They’re Saying About Rudy Bentley Jr.

    "Coach Rudy, Coach Tyler and their staff were beyond amazing all week. After a day and a half I had already gotten more than enough to make the experience worth it. Great leadership, culture and care for people and the awesome game of basketball."
    - Mike Hudgins

    "My son JJ thought that all the PGC coaches were great and learned a lot from them all. He especially enjoyed Director Rudy, who made himself very accessible to the campers and kept everything positive, fun and inclusive."
    - Jeffery Wilcox

    "Nothing but good things to say. It’s only going to help my career moving forward. It’d be hard to come here, in this environment, and not get better. Every serious hooper should attend one of these in their career."
    - Payton Cox

    "New experience getting classroom instruction followed by demonstration, then live action implementation. Son had a great experience"
    - Brad Dean

    "The best basketball camp I’ve been to and I think will complete change my game"
    - JJ Wilcox

    "My daughter gained confidence, got more aggressive & assertive throughout the course of the week from techniques & just from the PGC culture, which is exactly what I was hoping would happen."
    - Daryl Dexter

    "amazing. best camp yet"
    - Malakai Barclay

    "This is my 3-4 time as an observing coach. PGC is in my opinion as a former college Head Coach of 15 years, the best camps out there. Coach Rudy was amazing. His passion for teaching the game and “life” was excellent."
    - John McGraw

    "I’m very glad I came because I took more away from this camp than I’ve ever taken away from anything."
    - Cate Holderman

    "It Gets Better and Better every year! This was my 4th PGC camp but 1st Point Guard College and it was Tremendous!"
    - Lee Martin

    "Caleb thoroughly enjoyed this camp and said he had learned so much. Cannot wait to see him use it on the court!"
    - Yvette Newcomb

    "In my opinion #1 camp in the country"
    - Christian Palmer

    "My daughter had an amazing time! I can tell she grew and matured, but more importantly it built confidence for her."
    - Shannon Mila

    "It opened his eyes to how important film study is and how important witting down goals is."
    - Fred Parrish

    "The pages of notes tell the story. Between my daughter and her two friends, they combined for 86 pages of notes! I love the learning that takes place during a PGC session!"
    - Shannon Harris

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