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IMG Academy basketball program standout Eric Robertson pledges to University of South Dakota

Minnesota native will join USD Coyotes for 2012-13 season

Bradenton, Fla. (April 5, 2012) - IMG Academy basketball program will see another of its post-graduates earn a Division

Eric Robertson

One athletic scholarship, as Eric Robertson committed to the University of South Dakota. Eric's hard work and development as a player paid off when he received the scholarship offer from Head Coach Dave Boots to become a part of the Coyotes for the 2012-13 men's basketball season.

“I wanted another year to develop, and I was a little undersized [to play power forward>. Coach [Loren Jackson> and Coach Yusef [Fitzgerald> helped me develop as a player, and now I'm really excited to get out to the University of South Dakota and play,” said Eric Robertson, regarding his decision to spend a post-graduate year at IMG. “I chose South Dakota after building a solid relationship with their coaching staff through a number of visits. I'm very happy with my decision.”

Robertson enrolled at the IMG Academy basketball program following his high school graduation from Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., to continue his development and prepare for the transition to collegiate ball. With IMG'S state-of-the art facilities in combination with its knowledgeable and experienced coaches and trainers, Robertson was destined to earn a Division One scholarship offer.

IMG post-graduate head coach Loren Jackson commended Robertson's development, saying, “Eric is an excellent addition to the USD basketball program. He is an outstanding athlete that can space the floor with deadly outside shooting. He rebounds the ball well for his size and has a great basketball IQ.”

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IMG Academy, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, is the world's largest and most advanced multi-sport training and education complex dedicated to developing the TOTAL ATHLETE™. For more than 30 years, IMG Academy has helped countless youth, adult,collegiate and professional athletes reach their full potential in sport and life, by providing expert coaching, tailored programs and world-class facilities within a 450-acre campus.

Today the Bradenton, Fla.-based campus attracts 20,000 athletes from nearly 100 countries annually. The Academies consists of the IMG Academy Bollettieri tennis program, IMG Academy golf program and adjacent IMG Academy Golf & Country Club, IMG Academy football program, IMG Academy baseball program, Basketball, Lacrosse and Soccer academies - all supported by the IMG Academy and Athletic & Personal Development program's multi-faceted training disciplines. IMG Academy also conducts camps, clinics and events year-round, while providing support to teams and federations around the world. Find more info at www.imgacademies.com.

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