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Burlington, Vermont Basketball Training

Ernie Duncan

Ernie Duncan

A four year starter at the University of Vermont, Ernie finished 10th in career points (1,489), 1st in career 3PT% (.419), 2nd in career 3PT made (308). His career honors were National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District / Second Team (2019), America East All-Conference First Team (2019), America East All-Conference Second Team (2018), America East All-Defensive Team (2018), America East All-Conference Third Team (2017), America East All-Rookie Team (2016). He also helped lead the Catamounts to two NCAA appearances during his time there. His senior year he joined his two younger brothers Everett and Robin as the only brotherly trio to play in an NCAA Tournament game.


Ethan O'Day

Ethan O’Day

A four year starter at the University of Vermont, Ethan recorded 1,233 points, 608 rebounds, and 217 blocks. Ethan’s career honors include America East Conference All Tournament Team (2012 and 2016), All-AEC Defensive Team (2014 and 2015), All-AEC First Team (2015), and All-AEC Third Team (2016). In 2014 he helped UVM win the AEC regular season title. After UVM, he attended the Toronto Raptors 905 Training Camp after being drafted 71st in the 2016 NBA D- League Draft. After being released from the Raptors 905, Ethan signed with the Sandringham Sabres of the South Eastern Australian basketball league in Sandringham, Australia. Ethan averaged 15.3 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 2.7 bpg, on 60.4% shooting in Australia. He was also named team MVP for the Sabres. The following season, Ethan headed to Germany to play for the Paderborn Unibaskets in Paderborn Germany. Ethan recorded 10 ppg, 5 rpg, and 1bpg in Germany. Ethan was heavily involved in coaching young athletes in both Australia and Germany, attending schools for clinics and running various skill camps.


Bailey Patella

Bailey Patella

Bailey is currently a fifth-year senior with the Vermont Catamounts. He has served as a co-captain for the past two seasons and played in each game in 2021. Last year, he paced the Green and Gold in steals. As a junior, he was one of four Cats to play in all 33 games as a key reserve. The 6-5 guard ranked third on the team with a 51.7% field goal percentage. Bailey has guided UVM to four consecutive America East regular season titles and two America East championships. Before UVM, he was a two-time NEPSAC All-League selection at Vermont Academy. He helped the Wildcats to a NEPSAC Championship during his junior season and a preseason No. 1 ranking as the country’s top prep team heading into his senior year. Bailey was also a 1,000-point scorer at Lenox High School in Lenox, Massachusetts before transferring prior to the start of the 2015-16 season.


Katie Lavelle

Katie Lavelle

Katie was a four-year starter for the Vermont Catamounts and served as a team captain as a junior and senior. She was one of the top distributors in school history with 221 career assists. As a senior, she finished fourth among America East players with 115 assists including 10 games with five-plus assists. As a junior, Katie led the team with 26 steals and ranked third with 44 assists. As a sophomore, she nearly recorded a double-double with 14 points, nine rebounds, four steals, and four assists in a non-conference matchup with Oakland. As a rookie, she reached double figures in the scoring column three times. Katie was a workhorse on the court and never missed a game – playing in all 118 career games. In the classroom, she made the America East Academic Honor Roll twice.


Robin Duncan

Robin, the youngest Duncan brother, is currently a redshirt senior for the Vermont Catamounts. As a senior during the 2021-22 season, the 6-5 guard helped the Green and Gold secure their sixth consecutive regular season conference title and their ninth overall America East Championship. Robin set a career high in 2019-20 with a 50.5% field-goal percentage and matched a season-best with seven triples. He has been a key contributor to UVM’s success with three conference crowns and a pair of trips to the NCAA Tournament. Robin was an America East All-Rookie Team selection back in 2019. In the same season – Robin, Ernie, and brother Everett became the first trio of brothers to play in the same NCAA Tournament game. Entering his final season, Robin has a 2.13 assist-to-turnover ratio, 283 assists, and has averaged 2.5 dimes per game over his four-year career.


Ari Shapiro-Miller

Ari Shapiro-Miller, MA, LCMHC

A former college basketball coach, Ari is currently the Assistant Director of Athletics for Sport Psychology and Counseling at the University of Vermont and founder of ASM Performance Consulting. He has spent five seasons embedded with the UVM men’s basketball program as the sport psychology consultant and works privately with athletes providing mental skills coaching and mental health education.

Ari has an undergraduate degree in sport management from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and a master degree in clinical psychology from St. Michael’s College. To connect with Ari for an initial consultation or to book a session he can be reached via email ari.shapiromiller@gmail.com or on Instagram at @arishapiromiller.

Lindsay Sundberg

Lindsay Sundberg

Lindsay is currently an Executive Director and Academic Coaching 4 Student Athletes Program Manager with COMORP.  She has worked as an Academic Advisor for student-athletes across multiple sports in the athletic departments at Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, Stony Brook University, and most recently at Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech). 

Her extensive experiences as a College Athletic Academic Advisor make her a vital asset for our student-athletes and their families as they navigate towards college athletics. She received a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) and a master’s degree in Academic Advising at Kansas State University. She was a Division 2 collegiate basketball player and team captain at USCA.

Dustin Parker

Dustin Parker

Dustin works behind the scenes as the web manager and graphic designer. He brings nearly a decade of experience in public relations, social media, and graphic design. Dustin began his career volunteering in the athletic communications office at Dartmouth before moving onto the University of Maine at Farmington as the Director of Athletic Communications and Academic Compliance Officer. While at UMF, he was in charge of keeping stats, writing press releases, and generating social content for 20 varsity sports while complying with academic eligibility regulations. After UMF, he joined the Vermont Catamounts as the Assistant Director of Media Relations/Sports Information and primary media contact for the men’s basketball team. He helped with the promotions of five 20-win seasons, five regular season conference titles, and two trips to the NCAA Tournament. In his spare time, he is a freelance graphic designer and can be contacted at dustintparker2424@gmail.com.

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