Heslehurst, who is the Phoenix men's QBL coach, fills the position left vacant by Darren Best, who joined Basketball Tasmania in a high performance role earlier this year.
His experience includes having previously coached under CJ Bruton at the Brisbane Spartans before joining the Phoenix and being involved in several different programs. He also brings a wealth of experience in other areas to the association having been a sports journalist for the past six years, where he has worked closely with elite sporting clubs from around Brisbane.
SCBA president Carl Wilkinson said the board thought Heslehurst could help take the association to the next level through the development of Phoenix juniors.
"Brayden brings a lot of passion to the position and we believe he is someone who can build on the progress made by Darren Best, who has gone onto bigger and better things," he said.
"We have made some steps forward as an association in the past two years with our juniors and we aim to continue that progress."
Heslehurst said he was excited to work with SCBA's juniors and to help the Phoenix become a powerhouse in Basketball Queensland in years to come.
"There's so much talent and potential within the junior ranks at SCBA and I want to help build on that so we have more players go onto reach the top levels in the future," he said.
Heslehurst will officially start his role on June 5.