Porter Victoria Sports Club is a mission-rich lifestyle brand that focuses on helping individuals create and maintain healthy lifestyles and overall wellbeing through the promotion of athletics and exercise. Our philosophy is teaching skills, values, and wellness in a positive and fun environment. Helping beginner and accomplished athletes understand that hard work is the engine for success. Our holistic approach is intended to strengthen the culture of basketball, teach life lessons, and empower people to live a full and healthy life. We believe this philosophy leads to developing complete and well-rounded not only athletes but individuals.
Coach Justin Black is the Head Girl's Basketball coach and Physical Education Instructor at the Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, MD. An alumnus of DeMatha Catholic High School, Justin originally hails from the D.C. metro area. He served as a professional basketball player for five years, having played in Germany, Paris, London, Malaysia, and Kosovo, where he was named FIBA International Player Of The Year in 2017. Black won back-to-back state championships (2009,2010) and a USA Today National Title (2010) at the prestigious DeMatha Catholic High School. Black played his collegiate ball at Morgan State University, where he is one of two player's in the school's 155-year history to be ranked among the top fifteen in scoring, steals, and assists. Black has also featured in SLAM Magazine, Sports Today, Washington Post, and numerous international publications.
He has 10+ years of coaching experience in basketball training, skill development, youth, and collegiate sports, including serving as the player development coach at the University of East London.
Black is a student-focused mentor with proven experience motivating amateur and professional athletes. He holds a B.S. from Morgan State University and an M.A. in Fine Arts from the University of East London, where he studied under 1992 Turner Prize winner Grenville Davey. Black is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the Black Coaches Association (BCA), and holds a USA Basketball Coaching License.
1. https://www.slamonline.com/college-hs/justin-black-morgan-state/ (Slam Magazine)
2. https://www.usbasket.com/NBA/news/605808/Justin-Black:-The-most-underrated-Player-in-Fiba-Hoops (2019 FIBA BASKETBALL)
(Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ALL-TIME Career Points Leaders Reference)
(2019) Honorary Sports Medal JILIN University, China
(2019) United Kingdom B.U.C.S National Championship Runner-UP (Player Development Coach)
(2019) London Lions BBL League Champions (Player Development Coach)
(2019) Melaka International Basketball Championship Finalist
(2017) FIBA Player of the year Kosovo/Germany Superliga
(2017) Germany Superleague Runner-up
(2016) Goodman League MVP
(2015) FIBA International Rookie of the year Slovakia SuperLiga
(2014) AP Mid-Major All-American
(2014) 1st Team Boxtorow All-American
(2014) NCAAI 1st Team All-Distract (15)
(2011) All-Rookie Team
(2010) USA Today National Champion
(2009, 2010) Maryland / D.C. State Champions (DeMatha Catholic High School)
Washington Episcopal School, Head Girl's Basketball Coach — Present
Team Final NIKE EYBL AAU Program, Player Development - Present
Classics AAU Program, Player Development — 2021
Pro-Fit Basketball Training, Player Development — 2021
London Lions (British Professional Team) , Basketball Operations (Player Development) — 2018
International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Helping Hand Initiative
University of East London, Assistant Coach — 2018
Nike Top 100 Skills Academy, Paris France, 2017
Victor Oladipo Basketball Skills Academy, Summer of 2016 & 2017
Five-Star Basketball, Coach — 2014
DeMatha Catholic High School, Summer Coach — 2012
Youth Sports Coordinator, Soul of the City – D.C. 2011, 2012