Underrated Ballerz 

What is Underrated Ballerz? 

Underrated Ballerz basketball program focuses on position-specific instruction, a competitive schedule for those who play AAU, year-round training and development, and frequent communication and evaluations for student-athletes and their families regarding their progress. Underrated Ballerz basketball features a variety of teams at various levels and age ranges to ensure each student-athlete has an enriching experience while competing against teams that will further develop their potential.

We focus on crucial areas such as mental toughness, strength & conditioning, nutrition, leadership, life skills, and character development, and more to ensure that Underrated Ballerz basketball student-athletes not only have an advantage over the competition but understand what it takes to succeed at the next level! 

Underrated Ballerz AAU


Chris Jenkins is an award-winning player with over a decade of experience, who uses top-level drills to train basketball fundamentals and challenge youth mentally and physically to become the best basketball player they can be. His Elite Basketball Training program develops the fundamentals for young players in a personalized setting. The training sessions are dedicated to 100% skill development and cover shooting, ball handling, passing, athleticism, defense, and other important basketball skills.

Chris grew up in Hillside, NJ where he learned how to play basketball. Ranked #58 in the Basketball Spotlight Class of 2013 Top 100. Earned a starting spot Freshman year at Morristown-Beard School as well as First Team All County Sophomore & Junior year. Averaged 18 points & scored over 1,200 points before transferring to Gill St. Bernards for his Senior year. Also, he earned a starting spot at Gill St. Bernards, a top-25 team in the Country. He was recruited by over 70 Division I colleges, received 40 Division I scholarship offers & was ranked ESPN Top 25 basketball player in the Class of 2013. He played NCAA Division I Basketball at Hofstra University & NJIT. Chris graduated from NJIT in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. 

In 2021, Coach Chris had the opportunity to coach for some of the best AAU programs in New Jersey before starting his own. They include United AAU and Above Max Swarm. 

Since November 2022, Coach Chris has been the Varsity Assistant at The Pingry School in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.