Staff

Sr. Director of Member Relations

Excell Hardy Jr.

NAME: Excell Hardy Jr.

PROUD NBRPA EMPLOYEE SINCE: 2012

HOMETOWN:
Chicago, IL. (Southside)

PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Co- Founded The Evolution of Advanced Minds- T.E.A.M. LLC and as the manager of Sports and Entertainment Marketing, I provided branded business solutions for athletes and entertainers. I also utilized my passion and love for the game of basketball to coach Assistant Men’s Varsity Basketball at Homewood Flossmoor High School (my alma mater). In 2009 I worked as a Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach for the Quincy University Men’s Basketball Program handling recruitment and player development tasks.

PROUDEST PROFESSIONAL MOMENT: Coordinating the TEAM UP TOUR featuring the Streetball Legends (formerly of And 1) and some of Chicago’s most notable pro ball players in an effort to raise awareness of the Sanni Youth Foundation by Olayinka Sanni (2009 WNBA Champion).

FAVORITE PRO BASKETBALL TEAMS: Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers

FAVORITE BASKETBALL MEMORY: Helping to lead the Homewood Flossmoor Vikings to a State of Illinois runner-up finish in 2004 & winning MVP honors of the Proviso West Holiday Tournament in 2003 (an award held by Chicago legends Mark Aguirre, Ronnie Fields Kevin Garnett, Isiah Thomas and more)

HOBBIES: Basketball, music, praise & worship team (musician)

FAMILY: Wife: Renee, Daughters: Natalya & Leila London, Mom: Antoinette, Dad: Excell Sr., Sister: Siohbon, Grandparents: Robert & Odessa Harris

FUN FACT: I have played the drums since I was 4 years old.

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE: "Everyday you wake, you should expect the blessings of God for your life” ‪#KINGDOMPERSPECTIVE - Excell Hardy

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33