Premiere Youth Basketball Program in Southern California
Led By NBA Veteran Don MacLean
Our goal is to create the best youth basketball experience possible, not only in Ventura County, but in Southern California. We strive to build a culture of teaching, and learning the game of basketball, which will translate into our players really understanding the game. We prepare our players for High School and beyond.
Basketball Fundamentals and Competition
3rd grade-8th grade
Conejo Valley Basketball Club fields competitive teams from u9 to u14. Our teams are among the most successful in Southern California; competing in tournaments at the local, regional, and national levels.
High Level Skills Training
Top Choice for Athletes seeking to Play High School Basketball
CVBC offers high level skills training for all ages. Coach MacLean and his staff have a tremendous amount of experience in all areas of skill development. Working with players individually and in group settings is a big part of what CVBC does. Individual improvement and team improvement are the main goals of the CVBC coaching staff.
Coach Don MacLean
Training NBA Players
Click here to watch Coach Don MacLean working with NBA players in 2019
CVBC in the Community
We have partnered with Progression Athletics International to help them with their mission of helping at-risk youth through sports and offer them a better life. CVBC takes pride in teaching our players good habits both on and off the court and watching them grow as individuals by giving back to their community. For more information check out Progression Athletics International.
Also, new this season: CVBC families will participate in a new organization, Change for Children’s. This organization benefits Children’s Hospital Los Angeles by funding specific initiatives in their pediatric cancer unit. It’s easy! Players and their families are given a collection jar and asked to put inside their spare change! Over time, a few cents really adds up! CVBC hopes to fund a TV and Video Game Cart for kids who are receiving treatment, or a Holiday Dinner for families who are spending time in the hospital during festive periods. Together, we can change lives one jar at a time! For more information check out change4childrens.org
Don MacLean was named All-American at both Simi Valley High School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). MacLean led Simi Valley to a CIF Championship as a senior. He is the all-time leading scorer in the history of Ventura County High School Basketball, then went on to become the all-time leading scorer in the history of UCLA and the Pac-12 Conference. He was a first-round draft pick in the NBA and is a 10 year veteran of the NBA.
Currently, MacLean is an analyst for both the Pac-12 Network and Fox Sports basketball broadcasts. Every year, Don works with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) during their pre-draft process. He works with several first round picks every spring. Some of the players he has worked with before the draft include Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, Devin Booker, Elfrid Payton, TJ Warren, Kris Dunn, and Jakob Poeltl. A lot of these players also return to work with Don in the off season.
Logan Baltau played basketball at Hillcrest Christian School ('09-'12). He was a team captain for 3 seasons and was an All-League Selection 3 times. As a junior he was named MVP after leading the league in assists and rebounds, and finishing second in the league in scoring. He was unable to play as a senior due to injuries but he stayed involved with the program as a varsity and middle school assistant coach. Logan went on to continue his playing career at multiple junior colleges for 2 years.
Following his playing career, Logan continued coaching at the High School recreational level for 2 years, as well as teaching youth basketball classes and camps for Momentum Academics throughout the Conejo Valley and Las Virgenes Unified School District. Logan is now in his 6th season with CVBC. He has also served as Don MacLean's assistant with the CAA NBA Pre-Draft process the past 4 years. Logan is also a private and group skills trainer for many high school and youth basketball players.
Giovannie Hernandez played at Hillcrest Christian (09'-12'). He served as a Team Captain alongside CVBC's Logan Baltau for 3 seasons and was an All-League Selection 3 times. Giovannie averaged 19 points per game and a league high 4.3 steals per game during his career. In the 2012 season he was named Omega League Player of the Year. Giovannie went on to graduate from Grand Canyon University with a degree in Healthcare Administration. Giovannie is CPR and First Aid Certified.
Sports Performance Specialist
Christian Fuentes played basketball at Chaminade College Preparatory (’06-‘10). He was a 2-year Varsity captain, leading the team in 3-point field goals made and steals during his junior and senior years. He began his college career at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA (’10-‘11) before transferring to Fresno Pacific University (’11-‘13). Christian previously coached Rising Stars (’13-’17) and was a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness in Thousand Oaks (’14-’17) before starting his own training business, “Trust Your Training”.
Chris Cornell grew up in New York and New Jersey. He attended Providence College in Rhode Island where he received his degree in Business Administration. Chris has lived here in California for 25 years and has been involved locally with basketball for the last 15 years. Both of his boys, Kyle and Scott, are actually CVBC alumni! Chris is currently the Freshman Head Coach at Thousand Oaks High School. Chris loves working with kids and helping them develop their game.
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University of Southern California
Moorpark High’s Drake London is a standout football and basketball player for the Musketeers, and he plans on being the same for the USC Trojans in 2019.
By the time Drake ended his recruitment early in June 2018, he had a total of 35 Division 1 offers between basketball and football. 12 of those were stand-alone basketball offers (including Virginia, Georgetown, and USC, among others), and 23 were stand-alone football offers.
Drake was a 2019 McDonald's All American Game Nomination. The first ever in Moorpark High School history. He ended in 3rd place with 909 points for the all-time single season scoring record in Ventura County History, right under Jaime Jacquez with 919 points in 2nd, and Don MacLean who still holds 1st place with 1008 points
Westlake High School
A mere nine games into his varsity high school career as a sophomore member of the Westlake High basketball team, Kyle knocked down 43 points in an 82-51 victory over Golden Valley. He was second on the team in scoring averaging 11.7 points and knocked down 36 3-point field goals. Although injured during his Junior year on varsity, Kyle returned in the Spring of 2019 to play AAU Basketball for BTI, known for showcasing Southern California’s top student-athletes.
Now in his senior year at Westlake, Kyle leads the team in scoring averaging 22.3 points per game, and has broken the record at Westlake for most 3-point shots in a season. He is Co-Captain for the Varsity Warriors and maintains a 4.6 GPA.
Thousand Oaks High School
Colin Walton is the future of the team. If he keeps improving and playing with confidence, Walton will be a candidate for league and potentially Southern Section MVP one day.
The 6-foot-2 point guard doesn’t have experience or size on his side…. But he’s tough, competitive and smart, and he showed enough moxie in a 57-35 loss to Westlake to prove that he can stand tall with any rival point guard. “I’m trying to play free,” Walton said. “I don’t need to force things. Just play hard and it will all come along.”
Freshman year, he averaged 5.6 points per game and dished out a team-high 47 assists. Colin was selected as Thousand Oaks Player of the Year as a Freshman. As a sophomore he averaged 4.8 points per game and now as a junior is averaging 9.2 points per game.
Colin has played 2 seasons of spring AAU Basketball for BTI and currently has the highest academic index in the 2021 BTI program with a 4.7GPA and a 35 ACT! This past summer Colin was accepted to the Yale Young Global Scholars Program (which only accepts 90 students in the world) and he traveled to China to analyze Asian affairs in business.
Attended Westlake High School
Presently, Adam plays Men Basketball for Salt Lake City Community College
- Feature from the Thousand Oaks Acorn
"Through his first 19 games with the Warriors this season, Hess averaged 18.4 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and two steals per outing. He’s defending at a high level and shooting 48 percent from the floor, including 37 percent from 3-point territory. The star leads Westlake (12-8 overall, 2-1 in the Marmonte League) into a 7:30 p.m. showdown on Friday at home against Calabasas (12-8, 3-0).
The 6-foot-5 stretch forward has Bill Walton and Henry David Thoreau intertwined in his DNA, but Hess is carving his own path in this world."
Attended Thousand Oaks High School
Presently, Tyler attends UC Davis and is a member of the CVBC coaching staff in the summers
- Feature from the Ventura County Star
"Played a decisive role in Thousand Oaks' important 65-58 victory over arch-rival Westlake in the Marmonte League opener Friday night. The 6-foot-2 senior guard scored 26 points, including 11 in the second quarter, as the Lancers improved to 12-5 overall and 1-0 in league. Clem also went 6 for 6 from the free-throw line in the final quarter."
Westlake High School
Marcus Lesser, a sophomore on Varsity at Westlake High school, played 7 years with CVBC providing him a great foundation for high school level basketball. He started on JV as a Freshman, where he was named Offensive Player of the year after winning 23 consecutive games and going 8-0 in League. At 15 years old, he is playing Varsity as a sophomore and maintaining a 4.3 GPA.
Thousand Oaks High School
As a Freshman (‘18-‘19) Patrick averaged 6.9 P/G with 3.2 A/G during Marmonte League Play for TOHS JV. In his Sophomore Year (’19-’20) he was pulled up to Varsity and has averaged 7.5 P/G, 2 A/G, and 3.5 R/G in league play. Against Oaks Christian, Patrick led the Lancers with a season-best 21 Points – going 90% from the floor.