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Founded in 2013,GaHoopCircle was started to create a forum for not only coaches and players for fans of high school basketball around the state of Georgia. It is truly the Power Circle of GA Hoopers and Coaches, giving all information about Georgia Basketball #jointheculture. Welcome and enjoy.


Barry Browner / Co-Owner / Operator GaHoopCircle

Barry is the Operator of GaHoopCircle. He has been actively involved in the grassroots game since 2007, getting his start coaching high school boys at Dunwoody High with Scott Bracco. After stops at Stone Mountain, Lithonia and Grayson. He’s built out a vision of promoting basketball in Georgia and around the county this includes working with JucoReport Showcase, and SUVtv.
You can contact Barry via email at

Mario Mays / CEO / Brand Ambassador / Ga HoopCircle

Mario Mays has coached basketball for 20 years. He started at Lakeview Academy, and from there he went to Wheeler High School in Marietta, Ga. Coach Mays has won 2 Georgia state titles in 2008 and 2015, and one state runner up in 2014. He has been blessed to coach 2 professional athletes, (Dexter Fowler MLB, and Jalen Brown 3rd draft pick 2016 NBA draft) 3 McDonald’s All-Americans and 45 division 1 athletes which accounted for over 4.8 million dollars in scholarship money for those athletes. The Georgia Athletic Coaches Association region 5AAAAA recognized Coach Mays as the Assistant Coach of the year in 2009, 2011, and 2012. In 2017 Coach Mays started his own non-profit organization “The Beyond the Bench Foundation” this organization focus is to help educate athletes about careers in sports and preparing for life after athletics




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