Disclaimer: this video has 0:00 footage of time on the basketball court. No highlights, no dunks, no game clips. How could an entire feature on IMG Academy's basketball program not have any actual basketball footage? That's because the unseen hours, the work put in off the court, and the focus and grind outside the gym is actually what sets this team apart.
Strength and conditioning at IMG Academy takes as much of a precedence to the season as the on-court practices. The workouts and recovery aspects are just as important as the drills and plays. Players like Jarace Walker, Ezra Ausar, Jah Jackson, Jett Howard, Eric Dailey Jr., Tamar Bates, Gus Yalden, Moussa Diabate, and Efton Reid have identified their goals, and their strength and conditioning training is all about accomplishing them, getting better, and preparing for the next steps in their career.
Take a look at the training that takes place once the cameras turn off and how IMG Academy basketball gets better when no one is watching in this SLAM episode of Relentless presented by Under Armour.
You'll hear the student-athletes say that IMG is just different. This video gives you a peek into just what they mean when they're describing this unparalleled environment. While your coaches, teachers, mentors, and trainers push you to be the best in your sport and in the classroom, there's also your teammates and peers who are working alongside you and striving for those same goals. Every student-athlete comes to IMG with aspirations in mind, and it's up to each individual to use the on-campus resources available in Bradenton to get there. Ready to identify those goals? Check out the links below.