Rising Stars Basketball
Rising Stars Basketball is a Wisconsin AAU Basketball Club dedicated to the growth and development of young athletes. We are fully committed to the proper training and development of young athletes who are looking to excel in the game of basketball.
Our aim is to develop leaders on and off the court, help teammates, fellow classmates, and become role models within their respective communities. This is accomplished by focusing on character development through the Five Pillars of Athletic Success; Attitude, Respect, Technical, Tactical and Work Rate.
Dedication and Promise
Rising Stars Basketball is dedicated to equal playing time, equal player development, and ensuring that each player is given the chance to succeed by putting them in the right positions to help the team make a positive impact. This doesn't always come down to court time, this also refers to how players engage in their community, how they interact with their friends, family and opponents off the court.
Each player will be better ball handlers...
Each player will be better shooters...
Each player will be better passers...
Each player will be better scorers...
Each player will be better teammates...
Lastly, each player will become better leaders with a positive attitude and respect for the players, coaches, referees, parents and opponents...
Joining Rising Stars Basketball
Rising Stars Basketball is currently taking registration for players for the 2022 season. We are diligently working on gyms to secure for workouts all throughout the fall and spring months to ensure players are staying sharp, and preparing for the 2022 AAU season.
Please register your player to stay up to date on the 2022 season. We'll email out regularly to ensure each player has an opportunity expand their game between now and June 2022.
Meet the Coaches
Curtis DeCora, club director and head skills trainer for Rising Stars Basketball. Coach DeCora leads the 17U Boys team again in 2022.
DeCora brings 14 years of coaching experience from K-2 skill development programs, middle school boys and girls, as well as varsity boys basketball.
Additional experiences include training groups and individuals in NCAA DII, NCAA DI, NAIA DI, NJCAA DI, and high level high school performers. DeCora was a 3-year starter at Northland College and skipped his senior year to pursue coaching. DeCora had a short stint with the Minnesota Ripknees in the semi-professional circuit.
DeCora is a licensed Associate Coach with USA Basketball, SafeSport Certified, NFHS Certified Coach, Youth Development Certified by USA Basketball, and an NAYS Youth Basketball Certified Coach.
Trey Matanich, currently the assistant coach for the South Shore Boys Varsity team (Port Wing, WI). Trey was the interim head coach in the 2021 season, he went 6-1 to finish the season, and the lone loss was to Drummond in the regional finals.
He has also had experience from helping out the University of Minnesota Men’s Basketball team to running little dribbler camps in Northern Wisconsin. While working at South Shore (enrollment 57) he has learned to get the most out of every athlete and to develop them to their full potential.
Trey brings a fresh perspective to the game revolving around game planning, scouting and recruiting. He will be coaching the 15U Boys team.
Tyson is the all-time leader in points, rebounds, assists, steals, and block shots for the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School. Tyson averaged 20 PPG, 6 RPG, 5 APG, and 3 SPG to lead the Lac Courte Oreilles Migiziwag to the first ever WIAA playoff win in school history.
Tyson is currently a student at the LCO Ojibwe College, coaches elementary school basketball while operating as a Varsity assistant for the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School. Tyson will be attending the Haskell Indian Nations University next year to share his talents on the NAIA DI level.
Tyson will be coaching the 14U Girls Team. Tyson is a very talented guard that comes with a great work ethic and strong leadership characteristics.
Chandler is going to be a Freshmen at UW-La Crosse, and will spend his summer coaching the 12U Boys team.
Throughout High School, Chandler has coached 4th grade travel ball, and was also a sharpshooter with the 2021 17U Rising Stars Boys team.
Chandler is very mature, knows basketball very well, and can shoot the deep ball with the best of them. We welcome Chandler to join the volunteer coaching staff this year with Rising Stars Basketball.