Vince Walden, coach of IMG Academy basketball program's varsity team will return to his hometown and former high school to be a part of the "Kings Forks Basketball Showcase." The varsity team will play another of the best prep teams in the nation December 3rd with their game against Blue Ridge School.
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The finale will feature two of the most talented prep programs in the nation. It'll also be a reunion, even though it'll be the one game of the Showcase without a local school on the court, IMG Academy from Bradenton, Fla. against Blue Ridge School.
IMG Academy is coached by Lakeland alum and former Cavalier basketball standout Vince Walden.
Walden graduated from Lakeland in 1994. Worrell, now coaching a city rival, albeit one that didn't exist yet when he was a Cavalier, was a teammate with Walden and graduated from Lakeland in 1996.
After his Cavalier career, Walden was a four-year letterman and three-year team captain at Longwood, where he was one of the best three-point shooters in Lancer basketball history.
Walden's been the coach of IMG Academy's Men's National Team since 2006. He's also the Academy's Director of Student Development. The team GPA is 3.36 during Walden's tenure as head coach.