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Top basketball talent on display at IMG Academy during fourth annual Beach Blast showcase

The IMG Academy Basketball Showcases Series continues with the fourth annual Beach Blast, the largest prep showcase in the Southeast, to be held on the campus of IMG Academy, Feb. 15-17. Twenty-six top programs representing Florida, New York, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey will field 37 teams competing in the post-graduate, varsity and junior varsity divisions. 

Last year, more than 150 college coaches were in attendance to watch college basketball’s stars of tomorrow, which over the years has included the likes of Ben McLemore (University of Kansas); Kamari Murphy (Oklahoma State); Jamari Traylor (University of Kansas); Phil Greene, IV (St. John’s University); Dwight Powell (Stanford University); DeAndre Daniels (UCONN); and many others. 

This year, the full list of participating programs includes: 

Action Sports Academy (Stone Mountain, Ga.)Oldsmar Christian (Oldsmar, Fla.)
Beacon Prep (Bellaire, Texas)Queen City Prep (Charlotte, N.C.)
Christian Life Academy (Houston, Texas)Rise Academy (North Hills, Pa.)
Covenant Christian (Marietta, Ga.)REACH International (Jacksonville, Fla.)
Each One Teach One (Somerset, N.J.)Redemption Christian (Troy, N.Y.)
Elev 8 Academy (Delray Beach, Fla.)Saint Ignatius Prep (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Faith Baptist (Brandon, Fla.)SC Sports Academy (Surfside Beach, S.C.)
Faith Baptist Christian Academy (Ludowici, Ga.)SCORE Academy (Chapel Hill, N.C.)
IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.)Southeast Texas Prep (Houston, Texas)
Impact Academy (Sarasota, Fla.)SPIRE Institute (Cleveland, Ohio)
Mack Prep (Fort Mill, S.C.) TAAG Academy (Tampa, Fla.) 
Moravian Prep (Lenoir, N.C.)Tampa Bay International Academy (Tampa, Fla.)
Midwest Prep (Tampa, Fla.) 
New Creations Academy (Fort Myers, Fla.) 

The action tips off on Friday at 10:30 a.m., with the final game of the day to begin at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, games start at 9:00 a.m. with the final game scheduled for 6:00 p.m. Sunday’s games begin at 9:00 a.m. with the final tip off to take place at 4:30 p.m. For the most up-to-date schedule of games, click here to visit the IMG Academy Beach Blast Web site

The event is open to the public

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