Jonah Baize Biography
Jonah Baize - President
Jonah Baize has spent a lifetime of dedication to business, philanthropy, the sport of basketball, and student athlete/youth development. He competed at the highest level of High School basketball with Veritas Christian Academy, where he led them to be NACA Runner-up National Champions. Baize went on to complete an extremely successful collegiate playing career at the highest level of Collegiate Basketball in the ACC. Jonah Baize (pronounced BAYZ) played from 2007-11 at Clemson University where he was a member of four teams that advanced to the NCAA Tournament, a first in school history. During 3 of his 4 years at Clemson, Baize shared the court with his teammate and future business partner, Trevor Booker, a retired 8-year veteran of the NBA. Upon graduation, Baize immediately went on to play professionally abroad in the Bahrain Premiere League where he joined the likes of American imports C.J. Giles (Los Angeles Lakers) and Darius Rice (Miami Heat). Upon his return to the United States, Jonah took a Major Division 1 College Coaching Position at his Alma-Mater, Clemson University. At Clemson, Baize served vital roles in recruiting, player development, and academic oversight. During the 2012-2013 season, Jonah was a quintessential factor in developing the 32nd overall 2014 NBA Draft Pick by the Philadelphia 76ers, K.J. McDaniels.
After Booker was drafted in the 1st round of the 2010 NBA Draft and Baize finished his playing career, the duo went on to Co-Found JB Fitzgerald, a multi-faceted Family Office with divisions in Real Estate, Sports & Entertainment, Venture Capital, and Business Advisory. Among the dozens of portfolio companies underneath JB Fitzgerald are Combine Academy and an ownership stake in the MLS Club DC United. Baize continues to serve as the President of Combine Academy and the President & Managing Partner of JB Fitzgerald and resides in Charlotte, NC with his family.