Gilbert Abraham has a burning passion for basketball bred by long days and nights in the gym. Gilbert brings a specialized skill set to PGC that includes professional basketball training experience and years of instructional work.
Referred to as “Coach A” by many of his trainees, Gilbert founded Akin Athletics, a basketball-specific skill development organization. He has been preparing players at an elite level for more than 10 years and has trained several professional players, including: Raymond Felton (Dallas Mavericks), Marvin Williams (Charlotte Hornets) and Kendall Marshall (Milwaukee Bucks).
Additionally, Gilbert trains extensively with advanced high school and college athletes. In fact, he trains several players presently playing high-major division I basketball. Coach A has several trainees committed and presently competing in both the ACC & SEC.
Not only is he skilled in basketball, Gilbert is a graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Politics with a minor in Creative Writing. Gilbert is also an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), where he earned a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration. He credits his academic approach to the game of basketball to his scholastic background. “When learning, a systematic approach helps produce similar and consistent academic results,” Gilbert said. “Basketball is no different. “
Gilbert and his wife Noelle have three children, Gabriel, Eden and Cielo. The family resides in North Carolina.
Away from the gym, Gilbert enjoys spending time with family, public speaking, poetry and community service. He is presently training players at the professional/elite level, speaking at clinics and evaluating talent across the country.
Gilbert’s favorite quote is “Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble & the sculptor” by Alexis Carrol.
You can connect with him on Twitter at @ganabraham.