Champs Basketball Camps

C.H.A.M.P.S. Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff

Phillip P.J. Taylor

Phil Taylor, Jr. was born and raised in Oakland,Ca. He found his love for the game at Ira Jenkins recreation center. Throughout his adolescent years he played for the Oakland Rebels (AAU Team) with teammate and NBA All-Star Damian Lillard. Both Damian and Phil led Oakland High School to the CIF playoffs with a 23-8 season record.

While at Oakland High, Phil’s career stats were 13.5 points, 3.5 assists and 2 steals per game. Phil received two consecutive second team All- League honors in the Oakland Athletic League his sophomore and junior seasons. In his senior year, he received first team All-League honors in the OAL. Phil graduated from Oakland Senior High School in 2008 with a 3.9 gpa and was top 20 in his graduation class.

He earned an Academic scholarship to Lewis and Clark College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. While playing at Lewis and Clark College he led them to four consecutive playoff appearances. In his junior season, he received first team all-league, ranked 10th in the country in 3pt percentage, tied for 5th for most points in the game (36) and tied 2nd in school history with 9 three pointers in one game. Phil scored 950 points in his career and received an invite to play for the D3 All-American team in the Bahamas.

Today Phil spends countless hours in the gym with children of all ages and abilities. Phil is the founder of C.H.A.M.P.S Basketball Academy and works with Team Lillard and Damian Lillard basketball camps. His experience playing against and with National Basketball Association athletes will increase the competitive spirits of youth to be successful on the basketball court. Phil has connections with top strength and conditioning coaches and teaming up with these individuals to give C.H.A.M.P.S. athletes an opportunity to heighten their athleticism. Phil believes that "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."

Vinnie McGhee, Jr.

Vincent McGhee, Jr. was born and raised in Berkeley, Calif. He found his love of basketball at the age of 8 while playing in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) for the Oakland Soldiers. He attended McClymonds High School in Oakland, CA where he led the team to their first California Division I State Championship game as a senior, boasting a record of 28-4 (undefeated in league play) and averaging 15.8 points, 5 assist, and 3.5 steals per game. He was a two-time First Team All-Oakland Athletic League recipient and nominated for the CIF Player of the Year in 2007.

After graduating from McClymonds High School with a 3.5GPA, McGhee went on to play NCAA Division 1 Basketball at Sacramento State on a full Basketball Scholarship. McGhee captured the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year Award and Honorable Mention for All-Big Sky averaging 12.1 points per game and leading the team in steals, assists, and three point goals made. He is still ranked in the top 10 of multiple Sacramento State Records: two All-Time Career Records, three All-Time Single Season Records, four Division I Career Records, and four Division I Single Season Records.

Vincent completed his collegiate career at Cal State Northridge after redshirting his sophomore year due to NCAA rules and regulations on transferring schools. Following his first year of play he was awarded the Newt Meyers Sportsmanship Award and led the team with 53 three-point goals made for the season. In his second year he was awarded the Pete Cassidy Coach’s Award and played in 32 games becoming #2 in Northridge Record books for single season play and also holding the #3 All-Time Three-Pointers Made Record at Northridge.  In his final year Vincent averaged 8.6 points, 3.5 assists, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game while playing a valuable leadership role for his team.

Ending his career with 1,000 plus collegiate points in NCAA Division I basketball; he graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts in Pan African-American Studies. In 2013, he completed a season with the San Francisco Rumble (ABA League), averaging 22.7 points, 6.7 assists, and 3.7steals per game.

Today McGhee actively works with multiple basketball training programs including the Golden State Warriors Summer skills camp, as well as co-creating the C.H.A.M.P.S training academy for student basketball players. His numerous years of experience playing in the big stage throughout his career, from National Championship games with AAU to televised NCAA tournament play, drives the passion and knowledge that he passes down to the student athletes he trains, preparing for elite play at any level they desire.

Dondrale Campbell

Dondrale Campbell was born February 26, 1990 in Oakland, Ca. He began playing basketball at the age of 5 with his older brother for their father's summer league team. Dondrale joined Phil Taylor Jr. and NBA All-Star Damian Lillard's Oakland Rebels AAU Team in the eighth grade. He also played alongside Phil and Damian at Oakland Senior High School, finishing 23-8 in their senior season which resulted in a CIF playoff appearance.

In his senior season at Oakland High, Dondrale received an O.A.L. honorable mention for his 10.3 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists per game season. After graduating with a 3.4 GPA in 2008, although he was offered scholarships by Grambling University, Cal State Maritime, Greenville College, and Lewis and Clark College, he committed to playing basketball for Monterey Peninsula College (MPC).

While attending MPC Dondrale studied Business Management, also earning a starting position on the Men’s Basketball team as a freshman. As a sophomore, he was voted a team captain by teammates and coaches and continued as starter. During his sophomore year he averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. In his junior season, Dondrale committed to Greenville College where he was a key role player off the bench. In his senior year, he became a starter averaging 11 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists per game. Dondrale graduated with a 3.2 GPA, earning his BA in Sports Management as well as an AA in Business Management.

After college, Dondrale returned to Oakland and played semi-pro A.B.A. for the Sonoma County Crushers as well as running youth camps and clinics for the YMCA of the East Bay. Shortly after that he relocated to the Portland area and joined the Salem Sabers.

Presently Dondrale is an Assistant Coach at South Puget Sound Community College, where he is in charge of skill development and recruiting. His passion for basketball comes from his love and enjoyment of the game. The knowledge Dondrale passes along to athletes comes from experience and countless hours studying the game.