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The Denker Basketball Academy is an elite-level AAU basketball program, based in San Jose, California. We practice in the Almaden Valley area, and serve surrounding communi- ties, including Los Gatos, Willow Glen, San Jose and more. Our mission is developing successful, well-rounded boys and girls who excel at basketball, and in life. Basketball is the game we play, but we hope the lessons learned through hard playing, teamwork and community service will impact our players throughout their playing careers, and beyond.

Coaching Staff


Chris has a wealth of experience in the basketball industry accumulating over 27 years as a coach, scout, advance scout, video editor, clinician, consultant, writer, and administrator. Coach Denker is a 14 year veteran of NCAA Division I basketball coaching. He was a highly successful Head Coach of the Santa Clara University and Colorado State…

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Coach Ken is a fixture in Almaden athletic circles. His energy and effort to help young boys and girls in Almaden Valley achieve athletic goals is second to none. Ken has over 12 years of coaching experience not only coaching basketball but also baseball & soccer. Ken played basketball at Bellarmine Prep where he graduated…

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Dwight brings over 12 years of coaching experience in the NJB league, where he has coached All-Net teams in 10 of those years. His experience started with girls (his youngest daughter in the 3rd grade) and then transitioning to coaching boys. Many of his teams have played in the championship game, while 2 of his…

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Chris brings a wealth of basketball coaching experience to DBA: Leland High School (June 2013 To Present) Girls Varsity Associate Head Basketball Coach and Girls JV Head Coach (November 2013 to Present) · Responsible for player development, scouting opponent games and creating game plans for all varsity contests · Communicate with college coaches recruiting student…

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Drew is bringing his basketball coaching and playing skills to DBA. From 2009 to 2013, he has served the University of Oregon’s Women’s Basketball Summer Skills Camp Coach. He was also a Oregon’s Women’s Basketball Team practice player. Currently he is a staff member and video coordinator for San Jose State Women’s Basketball.

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