Every year, hopeful professional basketball players converge on the IMG Academy basketball program to do their prep work for the NBA Draft. For the past two years, our Pre-Draft, College, and Professional training programs have been under the supervision of Coach David Thorpe, director of the Pro Training Center. Coach Thorpe partners with our own Coach Mike Moreau to help our pre-draft candidates prepare mentally and physically for the demands of being a professional.
Last year, current Orlando Magic rookie Courtney Lee spent his Pre-Draft program with Coaches Thorpe and Moreau here in Bradenton. Lee has excelled as a starter for the Magic, who are near the top of the pack in the Eastern Conference.
This year, we do anticipate a few big names to stop by for work prior to the draft, as well as a number of players looking to move into professional basketball around the world. Our plan is to bring you constant updates on their progress throughout!
The Pre-Draft Program typically starts in early-to-mid April. Check out all the information on our program by clicking here.