Experience and exposure. Those are two intangibles that you won't be able to come close to mirroring anywhere else other than at IMG Academy. Anthony Gilkes, a freshman on IMG's National basketball team, may have been a star player for his home team in Queens, NY, but he chose to transition to IMG Academy where he's already strides ahead from where he started. Though he may be learning from the sidelines and growing through shared responsibilities on the roster, Gilkes is undoubtedly paving his pathway to the starting five.
Jarace Walker, a junior who came to Bradenton, FL two years ago as a freshman, recognizes that it took time to adapt to the environment, but, once he became comfortable within the team and understood the incredible opportunity in front of him, he rose to the occasion. Gilkes is on a similar path as Walker with nothing holding him back to become one of the team's leaders.
Check out this episode of Hang Time presented by Under Armour to take a look at the work that Gilkes is putting in behind the scenes, and learn more about what made him ultimately decide that IMG Academy would be his new home court.
There are certainly positives to being the lead player on your team for four years, but the overall journey and methodology at IMG Academy makes this program unlike any other. From challenging academics in a college preparatory environment to elite off-court preparation in areas like mental toughness and leadership skills to internal competition and growth opportunities, you won't come close to matching IMG's atmosphere elsewhere. Check out the program in detail through the links below, or fill out the form to get connected with one of our sport advisors.