Known in the industry as one of the world’s best talent evaluators, Pete Philo was revolutionary in his fundamental ideas and beliefs in the international “pre-draft” style Eurocamp for nine consecutive years. In those nine years he helped over 82 players enhance their global reputation in front of NBA scouts and General Managers, which enabled them to be selected in the NBA draft.
Pete was not only instrumental in the establishment of a global “pre-draft” camp, but has also served as a “trained eye” and scout for three different NBA franchises for the previous fourteen seasons (Indiana Pacers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Dallas Mavericks). Pete was Director of Scouting for Team China from 2010-2012 including the London Olympics, General Manager of Team Scandinavia in the 2003 Global Games, Dallas, Texas and has traveled to over 70 different countries scouting and evaluating basketball talent. In addition, Pete most recently was the Director of International Scouting for the Indiana Pacers. Pete played collegiately at Manhattan College, the University of South Alabama and professionally from 1996-2001 in 7 different countries.
Originally from Ohio, Wend graduated from Kent State University with a degree in Sports Management.
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Selcuk has over 20 years of coaching experience at the international level and is currently the Head Coach of Bandit Basketball Club. He has attended the Reebok Eurocamp in Treviso, Italy for 8 years as a scout. His vast international ex-perience is a valuable asset to the success of TPG. Selcuk’s coaching experience in Turkey includes, Asst. Coach U-18 Natl Team (2000-02), Asst. Coach U-18 World Championship (2003), Asst. Coach U-20 Natl Team (2003), Asst. Coach Ulker Pro Team (2002-06), Asst. Coach Banvit Pro Team (2006-07), Head Coach Banvit Pro Team (2007-09) and Technical
Coordinator at Banvit Basketball Club (2009-10). Selcuk has also served as an Asst. Coach for the Chinese Men’s Natl Team at the World Championships in 2010, and won a Gold Medal with the team at the 26th Asian Championships in Wuhan, China. Proudly, Selcuk was a part of the 2012 Summer Olympics with Team China in London, England.
She is a native of Charleston, SC. As rising senior at High Point University, Sarah is currently majoring in Communications with minors in Marketing and Spanish. She recently held an internship with Pinstripes Plus Magazine (New York Yankees affiliation), where she was a feature writer. She also is a freelance writer for the High Point University Athletic Department.
Born and raised in Kansas, City, MO, Elissa just graduated with a degree in Sports Management from the University of Missouri. Elissa has always had a passion for sports which led her to become the newest intern at TPGSports. She started playing competitive volleyball at the young age of 9-years-old and continued to play in college at Rockhurst University before transferring to Mizzou. She worked for the Royals organization for three years and watched her boys in blue win the World Series in 2015. Furthermore, at the University of Missouri, she was a part of the basketball organization helping recruits, planning events, and working side-by-side with Head Coach, Kim Anderson.