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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.

    "Great combination of information"
    - Kim Hartman

    "This is my 5th PGC camp and it was another great one. Met lots of new people and got a lot better this week, figuring out I can do stuff that I had never used before."
    - Joel Ewald

    "We wished that we had started going to PCG prior to his senior year of high school. He would have thoroughly benefited from going all throughout high school."
    - Robin Colley

    "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

    "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

    "Jay is a good shooter but struggles to score in live action. The camp helped him learn multiple techniques and strategies that will make scoring easier this season."
    - Keith Buff

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

    "I love how I learned so much in just one week. And it made me want to continue to study these things once I leave."
    - Anaja Jackson

    "I loved these last 5 days. I have had so much fun and feel my game has grown tremendously."
    - Andrew Knight

    "I learned a lot this week at PGC and I’ll definitely be coming back some time in the future."
    - Dudley Dickson

    "amazing. best camp yet"
    - Malakai Barclay

    "This was not like any basketball experience I’ve ever had. The level of play and the intensity really helped me improve as a player and as a leader."
    - Jacob Asbill

    "My experience was great. I felt a lot of improvement and that is the reason I came here."
    - Charlie Wohlers

    "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

    "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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