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Every week, IMG Academy’s campus is buzzing with news. Whether it’s our student’s academic honors and athletic successes, alumni across the country making their alma mater proud, professional athletes and teams training amongst our campers, or events that attract sports fans from near and far – IMG Academy is a thrilling place, and we’d like to share it with you!

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From Ascender to Blue Devil: Learn Trevon Duval’s Story

On Monday, IMG Academy point guard Trevon Duval announced his commitment to Duke University. The 6’3” attacking guard is the No. 5-ranked player overall by ESPN, and arguably the top point guard recruit in the country. This year, Duval was named a McDonald’s All-American, a Jordan Brand Classic participant and a Naismith Player of the Year Finalist. Off the court, Duval is an ambitious student at IMG Academy. His favorite subjects are math and science, as he feels they relate to the way he plays basketball. Duval says, “Figuring out stuff, creating stuff, experimenting things. I feel as if that...
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IMG Academy Hosts Over 20 NBA Hopefuls and 15 NBA Team Reps at Professional Basketball Combine

Today, professional basketball hopefuls will have the chance to receive maximum exposure at the Professional Basketball Combine at IMG Academy. Each player will compete in front of over 15 professional scouts, influential media and team decision makers in hopes of continuing their basketball careers at the professional level. Workouts, private scrimmages and combine testing will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.. The players will undergo interviews on Tuesday between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. and Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.. The combine athletes will have access to IMG Academy’s 4 professional-grade basketball...
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8 IMG Lacrosse Alumni to Compete in the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament

This weekend marks the start of the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament. IMG Academy has 8 Ascenders representing their college teams on the road to the National Championship, played during the Memorial Day weekend. The Division I National Championship semi-finals and final game will be held at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Hoping to get a chance to play on Tom Brady’s home turf is Drake Porter, a freshman goalkeeper for the Syracuse Orange. The number 2-ranked Orange will host Yale in the first round of the playoffs on Sunday, May 14 at 7:30pm. The winning team will advance to the...
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Michigan signee Jordan Anthony has a rare, ambitious goal for his college career

By Connor O’Gara, Saturday Tradition Jordan Anthony sat at a table with three of his female IMG Academy classmates. It was February 1, but there was no signing day drama for him. Anthony was decked out in Michigan gear and ready to sign his National Letter of Intent two months after he made the announcement that he was going to Ann Arbor in 2017. He was one of 21 IMG Academy football players who earned a college scholarship, yet he sat at the table as the odd man out. Why? Anthony wasn’t an early enrollee. All of his IMG teammates...
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IMG Alumna Rinko Mitsunaga finds independence and friendship through golf

By Janey Murray, RedAndBlack.com Growing up on the golf course at Country Club of Roswell, Rinko Mitsunaga always knew she was going to be a golfer. Her father, Takeshi Mitsunaga, once played professionally on the Asian Tour. He was always there to coach her throughout her childhood. After Rinko's sister Arisa showed little interest in golf, he was excited to have a child that wanted to try her hand at the sport. “I think if I had shown more interest, he would have wanted me to play,” Arisa said. “But with Rinko, I think they did want a child that...
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IMG Academy Selected to Compete in Geico High School Lacrosse Nationals

IMG Academy has been selected to compete in the inaugural High School Lacrosse Nationals set to take place May 29-31 at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. All three days of competition will be streamed or televised on ESPN networks. After completing the 2017 regular season with an 11-1 record, the Ascenders will face Christ School (Asheville, NC) in the quarterfinals. The team is currently ranked No. 2 in the USA TODAY SPORTS SUPER 25 Expert Rankings and is riding a 10-game winning streak. See below for the press release from ESPN: GEICO has been named title sponsor of the inaugural...
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NUTRITION TIPS FROM A PRO AT IMG ACADEMY

By Trent Tetzlaff, Eastbay You hear it all the time — getting into shape and staying in shape requires more than just working out, it requires sustaining a healthy and balanced diet. It may sounds easy, but for most young athletes accomplishing the task of eating healthy is extremely tough. Jackie Barcal, Head of Nutrition at IMG Academy, has worked with a number of athletes through her years and knows what a good diet looks like inside and out. In order to help get you on track with your diet, we spoke with Barcal to find out more. TT: Trent...
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SNNTV’s ‘Making a Champion’ with Dream-Chasing Tennis Student-Athlete Sany Gawande

This week’s SNNTV ‘Making a Champion’ segment features IMG Academy tennis student-athlete, Sany Gawande. Originally from India, Gawande came to IMG Academy five years ago to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional tennis player. Now at fifteen years old, Gawande’s coach, Margie Zesinger, says, “Now, she’s more like her tennis idols. She’s similar to that Roger Federer… that presence on the court, that you know that she’s there.” View the original story from SNNTV here. Do you have dreams to pursue a professional tennis career like Sany? Click here.
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Check Out Trevon Duval's Official Senior Mixtape!

Trevon Duval is the most exciting guard in high school basketball. Don't believe us? Just watch the video above from Home Team Hoops. For more information on IMG's boys basketball program, click here. Click here to attend a boys basketball camp at IMG.
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Behind the Scenes of IMG's Nationally Ranked Boys Lacrosse Program

The Lacrosse Network went behind-the-scenes with the IMG Academy boys lacrosse program to give you an exclusive look at the training, coaching, commitment and hard work that goes in to becoming a top-10 nationally ranked high school team. To watch the entire Drive Undeniable series from The Lacrosse Network, presented by Under Armour, click here. For more information on IMG’s lacrosse program, click here. To register for a boys lacrosse camp at IMG, click here. For general information about the academy, enter your information in the form below.

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