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I have learned a great deal from Deep Dive Ref website as well as being a camper. In today’s competitive market of moving up in college basketball, the Deep Dive Ref website certainly gives you an edge of being up-to-date with the latest teachings and technology to help you in the upcoming season. The camp has given me the confidence to be the best official I can be! Thank you very much to Deep Dive Ref!

Riel Banaria, Division I Men’s OfficialDDR Premiere Member | Las Vegas, NV


Deep Dive Ref has been instrumental in taking my officiating analysis to the next level. The advanced thought processes and feedback can not be found elsewhere on the web at any other site.

Jerermy Hohn, Division I Women’s OfficialDDR Premiere Member | Westlake, TX


Deep Dive Ref is a great tool for Officials at any level, there are so many things about the site that have helped me out with my officiating (training videos, testing, outstanding NBA/D1 support team and more). The camp I attended in Cerritos Ca. was very well organized and the level of play was exceptional. I’ve been to over a dozen camps and this one rates at the top of my list.

Duane McPhersonDDR Plus Member | Colstrip, MT
Deep Dive Ref has been a very instrumental part of my development in my officiating.  The breakdown of plays goes deeper than just knowing what to look for.  I have been give the necessary guidelines and tools to have a better understanding of what it takes to get to the next level of officiating.  The staff provided me with the information and guidance I needed to become a better official.  The One-on-one calls with the staff made a big difference in my officiating.  They didn’t just want to see the A-typical plays I had, but also the simple plays I didn’t think mattered.  I learned a lot from plays that we often think don’t affect how we officiate.  They didn’t just tell me what I was doing wrong in a play, but they also guided me on what I needed to do to get the plays right.  I am a proud member of Deep Dive Ref and would recommend Deep Dive Ref to any official who wants to become a better official!  I would not have had the opportunity to officiate the NCAA DIII Women’s National Championship Final Four with out Deep Dive Ref!  I look forward to next season and the information that I look forward to receiving!
Montrel Simmons, Division I Women’s OfficialDDR Platinum Member | Little Rock, AR


The Spoonman Referee School was one of the best camper experiences I have ever had! I was able to work some of the best basketball in the Country through the Nike Academy. Being selected to work the championship game on ESPN U was an honor. The best part was the one on one time with great Division I & NBA officials. The knowledge was incredible.  As a DDR website member I am looking forward to continue my growth through the upcoming season. Thanks DDR & Bill Spooner AKA “Spoonman”

Jason Rosen, Division III Men’s OfficialDDR Plus Member | Encino, CA


Basketball officiating is becoming more & more complex & data driven. It’s important to stay up to speed so we can succeed. DDR provides cutting-edge resources & knowledgeable personnel from all levels of the sport. Attending the Spoonman School was an invaluable experience; the players were some of the best in the country & the training we received from top DI & NBA referees was current & top notch! The DDR staff packages its content is a digestible & effective manner. A DDR subscription is a must have for all officials.

Ian McClennyDDR Premiere Member | Arlington, VA

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NCAA TOURNEY- M
NBA FINALS
NBA EXPERIENCE 16 seasons
BORN April 29, 1975 (New York)
RESIDES Kew Gardens, N.Y.
HS Midwood High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
COLLEGE SUNY New Paltz ’97

Zach Zarba has officiated 954 regular-season over 14 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 80 playoff games, including six Finals games. Other assignments have included the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

Zarba considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, his first Finals game.

Before joining the NBA, Zarba officiated in the NBA G League for two years, where he worked the Finals. He also spent one year officiating in the CBA and two years officiating in the IBL.

Zarba has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the ACC, SEC, Colonial, ASUN, OVC and NEC conferences. In addition, he has three years of high school officiating experience in New York.

While at SUNY New Paltz, Zarba was a member of the basketball team and was named captain his senior season. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Zarba does community service work with Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, It’s from the Sole and Beyond the Game Inc.

NCAA TOURNEY- W

Zach Zarba has officiated 954 regular-season over 14 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 80 playoff games, including six Finals games. Other assignments have included the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

Zarba considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, his first Finals game.

Before joining the NBA, Zarba officiated in the NBA G League for two years, where he worked the Finals. He also spent one year officiating in the CBA and two years officiating in the IBL.

Zarba has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the ACC, SEC, Colonial, ASUN, OVC and NEC conferences. In addition, he has three years of high school officiating experience in New York.

While at SUNY New Paltz, Zarba was a member of the basketball team and was named captain his senior season. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Zarba does community service work with Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, It’s from the Sole and Beyond the Game Inc.

NBA FINALS
NBA EXPERIENCE 25 seasons
BORN April 8, 1967 (Silver Spring, Md.)
RESIDES Woodbine, Md.
HS Magruder (Rockville, Md.)
COLLEGE Maryland ’93

Scott Foster has officiated 1,413 regular-season games over 24 seasons as an NBA official. He has also refereed 176 playoff games, including 18 Finals games.

He was a member of the crew that officiated the 1996 Europe Tour in Germany and Spain. Foster also worked the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Arlington, Texas.

Foster considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. He worked the game with two of his mentors, Dan Crawford and Joey Crawford.

In addition to his NBA service, Foster has two years of CBA officiating experience, two years of collegiate officiating experience in the Southern and Big South conferences, and six years of high school officiating experience in Maryland.

NBA FINALS
NBA EXPERIENCE 15 seasons
BORN May 20, 1971 (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
RESIDES Daytona Beach, Fla.
HS Mainland High School (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
COLLEGE Bethune Cookman College

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Eric Lewis has officiated 873 regular-season games and 35 playoff games over 14 seasons as an NBA referee.

Previously, Lewis spent three seasons refereeing in the NBA G League (including the 2004 Finals) and two years working in the USBL.

Lewis officiated eight years in college basketball, with stints in the Atlantic Sun, Ohio Valley, Sunshine State, Florida Sun and Mid-Florida conferences. He refereed in Florida high schools for six years.

As a student, he was a member of the basketball team at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Bethune Cookman College.

Lewis works with several organizations that help troubled teens.

NBA PLAYOFFS
NBA EXPERIENCE 21 seasons
BORN September 3, 1957 (New Albany, Ind.)
RESIDES Las Vegas, Nev.
HS Bishop Turner (Buffalo, N.Y.)
COLLEGE San Diego State ’86

Rodney Mott has officiated 1,191 regular-season games and 28 playoff games over 20 seasons as an NBA referee. He also worked the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

Before joining the NBA, Mott spent four years officiating in the CBA. He also worked eight years in the Los Angeles Pro Am league, three years at the junior college level and four years in the high school ranks in San Diego.

NBA PLAYOFFS
NBA EXPERIENCE 30 seasons
BORN February 23, 1957 (El Paso, Texas)
RESIDES Oak Park, Calif.
HS Taft (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
COLLEGE San Diego State

Bill Spooner has officiated 1,506 regular-season games and 122 playoff games over 29 seasons as an NBA official. His other assignments have included the 2005 NBA All-Star Game in Denver.

In addition to his NBA work, Spooner has seven years of collegiate officiating experience in the Pac-12, Big West and West Coast conferences. He also spent eight years as a high school official in his home state of California.

Spooner played football at Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif. His interests include playing golf and cooking.

NBA OFFICIAL
NBA EXPERIENCE 23 seasons
BORN March 25, 1962 (Columbia, S.C.)
RESIDES Ladera Ranch, Calif.
HS St. Monica (Santa Monica, Calif.)
COLLEGE Cal State Fullerton ’84

Leon Wood has worked 1,266 regular-season games and 23 playoff games over 22 seasons as an NBA official. His other assignments have included the 2013 NBA All-Star Game in Houston.

He has three years of CBA officiating experience and one year of collegiate conference in the Ohio Valley and Atlantic Sun conferences. He also has one year of high school officiating experience in California.

Wood played in the NBA for six seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets (now Wizards), New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets), San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings, averaging 6.4 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 rebounds. He was a member of USA Basketball’s gold-medal-winning teams at the 1984 Olympic and 1983 Pan-Am Games.

Wood played for the University of Arizona for one season before transferring to Cal State Fullerton, where he was named an All-American. The Santa Monica, Calif., native was inducted into the Orange County Hall of Fame and the Cal State Fullerton Hall of Fame.

Wood has volunteered with the Cal Swish Basketball Club. His hobbies include playing golf and tennis and lifting weights.