Welcome to
The DeSantis Basketball Academy

Whether your goal is to make your middle school team, high school team or better position yourself for a college scholarship, the DBA is ready to work with you.

Our Services


DeSantis Basketball Academy holds several leagues a year for various age groups to provide great competition.

Camps & Clinics

DeSantis Basketball Academy has several camps for various age groups to help improve your basketball skills.


Need more personalized teaching? DeSantis Basketball Academy offers one on one and group instructions.

Joe DeSantis is constantly working. I remember when we had a clinic at St. John's, and I was amazed at how well he knew his fundamentals. He could really break the game down...and he could show you how to do it. Not many coaches can do that, teach and then show by example. He is an excellent student of the game

Lou Carnesecca

Former St. John's University and Hall of Fame Coach

We were lucky enough to have Joe come in and do a 90 minute clinic for our house and travel coaches, running drills with two of our travel teams. Ive had nothing but great feedback and would highly recommend that other area programs take advantage of Joes teaching ability and enthusiasm for the game, he can help all of us improve our coaching skills.

Mark Beckwith

Ridgefield Basketball Association Travel Director

Joe -  I have great news! Michael made the basketball team.  We can't thank you enough - you are like family to us.  We want him to continue to work with him so he can get even better.  You pushed him so he could do it on his own merits- this is unbelievable!

Mike Vitello

Father of son who made the Masuk High School Basketball Team

My son loves working with Joe. Because of the energy, passion and knowledge with which Joe DeSantis conducts his workouts, my son is gaining the skills and confidence he needs to get better. He has convinced my son that if he practices with passion - he will be able to play with passion. As a parent, I know this will have an impact not only on the basketball court, but in life.

Elliott Greenberg

Parent of senior guard, Jason - Joel Barlow HS, Redding CT

Joe DeSantis

Joe DeSantis

Basketball Guru

Joe DeSantis has 25 years division one college coaching experience.   He played a crucial role in elevating the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball program from the Division II level to a respected Division I midmajor program. DeSantis’ eleven year stint leading Quinnipiac was the second-longest tenure in program history. The longest run belongs to legendary coach Burt Kahn, who posted a 459–358 record from 1960–91.

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