Our Trainers

Marquis “Keyz” Barnes

Marquis “Keyz” Barnes is a certified personal trainer and expert basketball coach with over five years of experience in helping players bring their game to the next level. Keyz’ approach to fitness integrates healthy living, clean eating, and full-body workouts, ensuring that his clients can maximize their play through all-around wellness. His meal plans, when combined with his training, are guaranteed to generate results—in a fun and effective way.

Long before beginning as a basketball trainer, Keyz was a talented player—with experience playing in Canada, Mexico, and over ten states here in the US. In high school, he played in two championship-winning games in Buffalo, New York. At Gordon State College, he won a ring in 2012s GCAA. In the end, his talent showed in becoming one of the schools’ all-time leading scorers, making the most 3s in one game and most steals in one game, scoring 1000 points in two seasons, leading the nation in scoring, and in being the only player to outscore a team in one half.

Since beginning to coach at age 18, Keyz has worked with the nation’s top pro players and college shooters—as well as the kids who will be the next generation of stars. With his help and guidance, teams have made it to the championships—and won. Today, he works mostly with middle school children to professionals, helping them develop their game the right way and gain lifelong knowledge and skill.

Whether coaching elementary-aged children with the AAU’s Atlanta Select Southside, professional-level women in the Georgia Stampede Women’s Pro team, or simply working camps to help develop technique and flow, Keyz puts his all into training to help others do their best in the world’s best game, basketball.

Jarrell Blalock

Jarrell Blalock, a native of Elizabeth, New Jersey and former professional basketball player currently sharing his passions and talents as an athletic trainer, specializing in basketball skill development. JB has had the opportunity worked with players on every level from beginners to professional athletes. Including but not limited to Josh Gray of the NAZ SUNS (NBA G-LEAGUE) and Sydney Wallace who scored 1,000 points during his career  at Georgia Tech and now currently playing professionally for the Catz Lappeenranta in Finland.

Jarrell’s professional experience and unique approach will provide the traction necessary for any athletes to hit the ground running. His personal work ethic and approach to each athlete is guaranteed to help them achieve their individual athletic goals. He will push but I also motivate every client beyond their assumes potential.  JB identifies and exposes weakness then he challenges every client to work beyond themselves and pulls untapped potential you never knew existed. For this Jarrell is a perfect fit on the Certified Hoops Training team.

Deundria “Dee” Clark 

Deundria “Dee” Clark was born in Americus, Ga and raised in Atlanta,Ga. She graduated from Duchtown High School. The fearless combo guard (PG & SG) received various awards and recognitions including the Most Valuable Player Coaches Award. Dee was also recognized numerous times as Henry County Neighbors “Athlete of the Week”.  After making a State Final Four Appearance in 2010, while holding the title of Offensive Player of the Year for back to back seasons. Her tenacity and hard work gained her status on the All Regional teams and Most Athletic. As the Varsity Team Captain Deundria led her team to the 4AAAA Region to become 2 time State Champions (2010-2012).

After concluding her illustrious high school career Deundria took her talents to Middle Georgia State College from 2012-2014. She continued her legacy as a leader and was chosen to be the captain of her college team. In 2013 Dee tested the waters of professional play with WUBA. Also in 2014 she attended Armstrong State University. During her stint at ASU Dee manage to average 15 points per game, 5 assists and 6 rebounds, also averaging 80% from the free throw line. Because this baller has brains first she was recognized repeatedly for her achievements in the classroom, while maintaining a 3.5 GPA.  Dee walked across the stage of Armstrong State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education December 2017.

In addition to being a pivotal asset to the Certified Hoops Training Team she is also an active member of the Women’s ProAm league B3 Academy as well as for the Atlanta Sports and Social Club where she lighting up the stat sheets averaging 18 points per game, 8 assists and 7 rebounds. Dee brings her infectious personality and passion for the game to Certified Hoops to be shared with athletes of all ages and skill levels looking to be challenged beyond their known potential to take their game to the next level.

Talisa Green

Talisa Green is the owner and CEO of Certified Hoops Training Center.   She has over 10 years experience officiating at the Division 1 NCAA level, and she currently works with over 10 top Division 1 conferences which include the ACC, Big 12, Big 10 and the American Conference.  On top of that, she has also officiated multiple rounds of the NCAA Division 1 National Championships also known as “The Big Dance”.

As a referee, Talisa has seen it all. She likes to say that she has “the best seat in the house,” witnessing firsthand the talents that young athletes bring to the table and seeing time and again the lack of fundamental skills with which these athletes tend to struggle. She launched the Certified Hoops Training Center in recognition of this issue and in order to give kids a chance to level up their basketball IQ’s, developing their abilities in ways that the high school and AAU teams simply don’t.

Passionate about what we do, our team operates with a high level of enthusiasm that is infectious. We are natural leaders.