Our Coaches

Brandon Lafferman

2027 RED

Coach Lafferman has been influencing the basketball market on the north side of Indianapolis since 2007.  He currently serves as the Head Boys Basketball Coach at University High School in Carmel and is about to begin his 6th season in that position.  He has also coached over 1000 youth basketball games over the years for Primetime Basketball and Grand Park Premier Basketball.  He is the Chief Operating Officer for the Pacers Athletic Center and has helped grow the Grand Park Premier brand over the past couple of years from scratch.

Dustin Smith

2022 RED

Dustin has spent a large portion of his life in a gym and around the game of basketball.  Whether he was playing the game or coaching the game, the level of commitment to the sport has remained. 

Dustin grew up in Kokomo, Indiana where he attended Northwestern High School.  While at Northwestern his teams won two Sectional titles, and a Regional title.   Dustin then continued his basketball career at Joliet Junior College where he still holds the school record for assists with 647 over two years.   In 2000 at JJC he was also named Conference Player of the Year.  After two seasons at JJC ,Dustin moved on to play at Arkansas Tech University.  During his stint at ATU he had a great impact on the game; he is still the only player to have a triple double, and ranks 8th in school history for assists in only 2 years of playing.  Upon graduating Dustin went into sales and spent 15 years in the field.  In that time he continued to play in men’s leagues, coach youth sports as well as high school sports.  While living in Arkansas he was a boys and girls high school assistant at Bismarck High School. 

Through a series of events and some health issues, Dustin moved back to Indiana to be near his family.  Since being back in Indiana he has inundated himself with basketball.  Dustin has been an assistant at Westfield High School, he ran the Westfield Boys Travel Program for four years and is coaching the Grand Park Premier 2022 Red team.  

Dustin has two sons, Braden and Maddox, with his wife Ginny.  When he’s not in the gym he loves to travel with his family and friends.


2021 BLACK

Vince Brooks is a graduate of Southwood HS (Wabash, IN) & Indiana University (Bloomington, IN).  He is a teacher at Westfield Middle School and a boys basketball coach at Westfield High School. In his 15+ years of experience, Vince has also coached at Goshen HS, Lebanon HS, and Rosslyn Academy in Nariobi, Kenya.


2024 RED

Coach Shaun Busick just finished his 12th season as Varsity coach at Zionsville Community High School and his 25th Varsity season overall.  At Zionsville, Coach Busick has compiled a 183-89 overall record, which includes four Hoosier Crossroads Conference Championships and one Sectional title.  For his career, Coach Busick has won 358 games, which includes eight conference titles, six sectional titles, one regional title, one semi-state title, and his 2004 Bellmont Braves were the 3A state runners-up.  Coach Busick is a graduate of Grace College and has been married to his wife Cathy for 30 years.  They are the proud parents of their son, Drew, who is a member of the GPP 2024 Red team.  


2021 WHITE

Jamares McCloud, Head Coach for Grand Park Premier 2021 Black, former basketball standout at Noblesville High School. Coach Jam was apart of the 2010 Noblesville High School Boys Basketball Sectional title team. After playing two years of Varsity Basketball at Noblesville went on to play basketball at Anderson University for 2 years. At Anderson University appeared in 30 games, after playing career ended at Anderson University went on to coach at Shenandoah High School. Spent two years coaching at Shenandoah as a varsity assistant coach and one year as the JV Head Coach at Shenandoah. Currently coaching at Anderson High School as varsity assistant/player development coach. 


2020 RED

I have over 15 years coaching both boys and girls basketball as well as a 17 year veteran basketball official. I had the opportunity to play collegiately as well as semi pro in the USBL and EuroLeague. As a coach I have assisted in over 100 young athletes receiving scholarships to continue their playing careers. I pride myself in not just teaching the game of basketball but also teaching athletes the game of Life.


2025 BLACK

Coach Bartee is originally from Clarksville, Tennessee where he graduated from Rossview High School (RHS). As a player for RHS, he was a 2-time All-District selection.  Coach Bartee also helped lead his high school team in achieving its best basketball record with 24 wins and 6 losses. Coach Bartee led his team by averaging 14 points and 6 rebounds a game. 

Bartee graduated from the University of Indianapolis, where he played collegiate basketball and also studied Sports Management. 

Coach Bartee is credible in the sports industry athletically, academically and professionally. Bartee has been fortunate enough to gain networks and do work for the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever in their Marketing – Game Operations department.  Bartee has also served as an assistant varsity basketball coach for University High school since 2013.   

Coach Bartee is excited to join Grand Park Premier. He brings with him a great deal of basketball development and fundamentals beneficial for Grand Park Premier athletes. He plans to develop players athletically and fundamentally with hopes to help assist them in taking their individual basketball careers to the next level.

Interested in Joining our GPP Program?  Do you have a whole team ready to be part of Grand Park Premier?