They're defending a 2019 GEICO High School National Championship win. They're coming into the 2021 season ranked No. 2 by MaxPreps. Five of the student-athletes are ranked inside the top 55 of the ESPN100 class of 2021 rankings while four players have made their way into the ESPN60 class of 2022 rankings. So, what's the secret? Does the IMG Academy basketball program simply eat, sleep, and breathe basketball? Think again.
The National Team might have incredible talent, but they also have some undeniable bonds and off-court chemistry. Whether it's joking about a teammate's dance moves, the way they spend their downtime at the Rec Area, or finding funny nicknames that suit their personalities, this team has the same energy on the court as they do outside of the gym.
In this SLAM episode provided by Under Armour, IMG Academy Basketball Director, Brian Nash, provides a scouting report of some of the National Team players you'll want to be looking out for this year and in the future:
- Moussa Diabate, class of 2021, forward, University of Michigan commit
- Tamar Bates, class of 2021, shooting guard, University of Texas commit
- Jarace Walker, class of 2022, power forward
- Eric Dailey Jr., class of 2022, small forward
- Jett Howard, class of 2022, small forward
- Jaden Bradley, class of 2022, point guard
Take a look inside a practice on IMG's Bradenton, FL. campus, and even learn what these student-athlete's choose when they're asked about their go-to life motto, their favorite movie, top emoji choice, and more.
Press play for an exclusive video that truly shows what it's like to be a part of IMG Academy's basketball program.
There's nowhere else that combines a passion for athletics with a challenging academic curriculum quite like IMG's college-preparatory environment. Coaches have experience at the collegiate and even professional levels, teachers are knowledgeable and understand what it takes to prepare for the next level, college advisors have an incredible understanding of the recruiting process and NCAA eligibility regulations, and classmates and peers all share your same goals and aspirations. Sound like an atmosphere you'd be able to thrive within? Fill out the form below to get started, and learn more about which IMG program may be right for your future.