Highly recruited prep basketball player. Standout on a premier D-I team. NCAA/WNBA coach. Coach Shell Dailey, Director of the IMG Academy girls basketball program, has done it all and she can provide a first-hand perspective on what it takes to play at the collegiate level.
Roseville's Mike Muscala worked out at the famed Florida academy, changed his habits because of it and is putting together an excellent senior season.
Those who know about college basketball will tell you that it's the stuff behind the scenes that makes a player great, that allows him or her to be successful on the court and over the long term.
This holiday season Jerrell Jones, IMG Academy Junior Varsity guard, stepped out of his comfort zone and visited his Russian teammate Illia Antonenko. Jerrell traveled thousands of miles on a 21 hour trip with Illia to his home of Cherkasy, Ukraine for a 2 and a half week stay over the holidays. Illia’s hometown of Cherkasy is located about 200 miles away from the capital of Ukraine.
LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The window in the back that was always open wouldn't budge, and the key no longer worked in the front door. Jamari Traylor had been kicked out of his home before, but this time his mother was serious.
The anger and angst of a rebellious 15-year-old had become too much.
Traylor couldn't call his father, who was serving a life sentence in prison, and he couldn't stay with his best friend, whose parents had asked Traylor to leave after discovering him asleep on their son's bedroom floor.
IMG Academy hosted 20 teams this past weekend for the 2013 MLK invitational. The three-day tournament included elite teams across three divisions (varsity, post-graduate, women’s) from around Florida, and several other U.S. states.
The University of Miami has started 2-0 in Atlantic Coast Conference play for the first time in its nine years in the league, getting 18 points from Kenny Kadji and two key blocks from the senior down the stretch en route to a 68-59 victory over North Carolina on Thursday night.
The Hurricanes (11-3) snapped a 10-game skid against the Tar Heels, who after going 14-2 in the ACC in each of the past two seasons have started with two leagues losses. Miami last defeated North Carolina in 2006.
IMG Academy presents a series of elite basketball showcases
World-renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., will host a series of five elite basketball showcases for top boys and girls teams (varsity, junior varsity and post-grad) from across the nation starting in December of 2012.
The IMG Academy 450-acre campus offers professional-quality facilities and a noted history of hosting well-run events that give you access to four full-size courts, locker rooms, certified officials, nationally ranked programs, and exposure to college coaches and scouts.
By pairing elite academics with world-class athletic training, IMG Academy has established itself as a premier school for preparing student-athletes for their next step in life.
Tyrus Thomas is a professional Forward playing in the NBA currently with the Charlotte Bobcats. Thomas was drafted 4th overall in the 2006 by the Chicago Bulls after playing for LSU.
Renaldo Balkman has played professionally in the NBA as a Forward for the New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets. Balkman was drafted 20th overall in the 2006 NBA draft.