RSOA’s mission is to utilize athletics as a means of teaching ethical, social values and life skills through mentorship and positive role modeling to todays youth.

Rising Stars of America was founded in 2004 by Baron Davis, point guard for the Los Angeles Clippers, as a way for him to give back to the community. RSOA is a California Non-Profit Benefit Corporation 501(c)(3). Sponsorship opportunities are available for all of RSOA events, please contact us for more information.
Daryl Roper, Director of RSOA has been an educator in Southern California for over fifteen years and has successfully taught the game of basketball to boys and girls of all ages.  He has won several CIF State Championships and has been honored as the CIF Southern Section Coach of the Year on multiple occasions.   Mr. Roper is a respected teacher and mentor at Crossroads School in Santa Monica and has been recognized for his commitment to his students.