About Me

Jay: The Athlete

  • Placed 1st New York State, placed 1st in regional & finished 4th nationally at Elks Hoop Shoot competition, 1999
  • City of New Rochelle Exceptional Youth of the Year Award winner, 2000.
  • Member of the New York State Section 1 Championship teams, 2002 & 2003
  • Two-time New York State Public High School Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award recipient, 2002 & 2005
  • All-League award, 2004 & 2005
  • All-County award, 2004 & 2005
  • All-State honoree 2005
  • All-league MVP 2005
  •  McDonald’s All-American Nominee
  • Scored 1,000th points, 2005
  • Member of the nationally ranked Scholar-Athletes/Unique All-Stars (16U and 17U
  • 4-year scholarship to CCSU
  • Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team selection
  • Team captain sophomore, junior and senior years
  • SAAC Member (Student Athlete Advisory Committee)

Jay: The Professional

  • Bachelors of Science,  Marketing, 2009
  • NBA: Marketing and Sales for the New Jersey Nets and Brooklyn Nets, 2009-2012
  • Black Enterprise cover story and feature article, 2012
  • Masters of Public Administration, Non-Profit Management, 2014
  • National Honor Society recipient, 2014
  • College athletics: raised funds student-athlete scholarships, tuition, meal plans, equipment, and more, 2013-2017
  • Raised over $2,600,000 at NYU Law for scholarships, academic resources, technological improvements, etc., 2018
  • Certified Financial Literacy Instructor, 2021
  • Founder of burbsnbuckets, a community dedicated to preparing student-athletes and their families for a life of success, off of the court, 2020

You + burbsnbuckets

Let’s work together! Below are a few of the ways we’re helping athletes while they’re students and after they graduate:


We’ll have meaningful sessions that teach and review the importance of avoiding burnout, stress management, mental health, nutrition, and more.

Financial Empowerment

As a Certified Financial Literacy Instructor, I can help you create sustainable budgets, tackle debt, learn about investing strategies, savings tactics, and ways to stretch your earning potential