Raheim “The Dream” Brown
Managing Director // Basketball & Life Skills Coach
Born in New York and raised in Orlando, Raheim attended Colonial high school in Central Florida. During his high school days he was ranked amongst the top 30 players in the country (by Street & Smith and Bob Gibbons Reports), a leading candidate for Florida’s Mr. Basketball, and an honorable mention All-American after averaging 26.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 4 blocks a game during his senior season.
Unfortunately in the middle of his senior season at Colonial, Raheim suffered a horrific leg injury after being fouled by an opposing player while going up for a dunk. After sustaining two breaks in both his tibia and fibula bones and having a titanium rod inserted into his right leg, Raheim was told by doctors that it would be very unlikely to play basketball at a high level again. After missing his entire freshman year rehabilitating his injury, Raheim made an inspirational comeback and played two seasons for the University of South Florida on a full athletic scholarship, before transferring to Florida Atlantic University. During his senior season, he led the team (17.2 points per game 10.1 rebounds per game and 1.9 blocks per game) to its first ever conference championship, and first NCAA Tournament appearance (2002) in school’s history.
During his professional career, Raheim has clocked time with the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat’s pre-season and summer teams respectively. He went on to have an eleven year professional playing career in Europe and Asia, playing for some of the top teams in Italy, Spain, Portugal and China. During his extensive career, he has earned numerous awards from a European Championship in Benfica (first time in over thirty years), All-Star appearances, a scoring title and a league MVP during his tenure. Raheim was Sponsored by Adidas, Spalding and Sprite as a player, and assisted in promoting, marketing and developing relationships between the community, fans, and corporate sponsors.
After retiring from playing basketball, Raheim has been one of the featured players and coaches on numerous basketball camps, including The Five Star basketball camp respectively. Along with private coaching and mentoring sessions, he conducts his own “Never Give Up” Dreaming basketball camps, where he shares his journeys of basketball and life’s experiences with the youth of today. In 2014 Raheim was inducted into the basketball Hall of Fame in his hometown of Orlando during a ceremony held at his former high school Colonial. A dual resident of America and Australia, Raheim is currently an entrepreneur, coach and brand ambassador. He resides in Adelaide, Australia with his three children and wife Karoline.