Editors Note: Our #JucoTeamPreview series takes a look at numerous Junior College programs that are participating in our #JucoReport Jamboree Series that includes both the Battle of the South Jamboree on October 8th, the CBHoops Juco Jam South October 15th, and Juco Jam Atlanta October 22nd. All Players Highlight in Blue below link to their #JucoReportCard.
Jamborees Participating in:
#BOTSJamboree-Oct 8th (Kell HS-Marietta, GA)-Click Here for Info
#CBHoopsJCPrepJam-Oct 15th (Gordon State College)-Click Here for Info
#CBHoopsJCPrepJam-Oct 22nd (Lake Point-Emerson, GA)-Click Here for Info
Last Season’s Record
IPPSA PREP SCHOOL CONFERENCE #2 preseason poll Lost State Championship Last season
#26 National Ranking Preseason Poll
By: Head Coach Keith Graves
Top Returning Players
6’2 Anthony Thomas-Class of 2017
Led nation in scoring last season with 40.1 Points Per Game. Currently has 17 offers. We are expecting Anthony to lead our team in many ways this season as long with our guard CALEB SMITH.
6’4 Caleb Smith-Class of 2017
Very Tough and is getting a lot of attention from jucos and D2 Schools.
6’6 Donald Hardwick-Class of 2017
Donald is very strong and is coming off a big season from last year averaging 6 points and 16.2 rebounds per game. Donald is currently a D2 qualifier and has several and plans on attending Hiawassee College after this season.
6’2 Zaybin Johnson-Class of 2017
As a junior last year, Zaybin led his team in scoring averaging 22.6ppg and he also won the team HYPE MAN AWARD as well. He shoots the ball from anywhere and plays very hard. We are expecting a lot from him. Zaybin has already visited a few schools and plans to go to BARBER SCOTIA COLLEGE after this season.
5’10 Donquyz Hamilton-Class of 2017
Donquyz is a tough and very strong guard. He has already committed to BARBER SCOTIA COLLEGE in Concord, North Carolina and is here to get stronger. We are expecting a big season from here after averaging 14ppg and finishing the season shooting 67% behind the arc.
6’1 Tahje Boyd-Class of 2017
Tahje Boyd is coming in from Claxton high school after leading there team to the state playoffs last season. He is a true point guard and can score at will.
6’9 Quadir Croston-Class of 2017
D2 Qualifier coming out of high school. He is very quick, tough and shoots the three ball at will. We are expecting a great season out of him this year. Quadir has several NCAA D2 and juco schools that have offered in the Philadelphia area.
6’2 Kenvauris Brown-Class of 2017 (Miller Grove Transfer)
Very strong guard and can get to the basket at any times. Kenvauris can flat out play and it’s a pleasure to have him hear for his last year in high school.
5’10 Deante Bruce-Class of 2017
D2 Qualifier coming out of high school. He is very quick, Tough and shoots the three ball at will. We are expecting a great season out of him this year. Deante has several d2 four year schools.
6’4 Landervious Bowden-Class of 2017
D2 Qualifier coming out of high school Tough undersized forward who led Jones County last season in rebounds. Landervious is already committed to play ball at Brewton Parker College and is here because he feels he can get stronger. Landervious also jumped a 34 inch vertical at the prep school combine.
About The Program
The Georgia Prep Sports Academy is a rigorous post-graduate academic-athletic program for students who wish to continue their desire to earn a four-year scholarship at an accredited four year college. Georgia prep basketball program also competes in the IPPSA- Independent, Private, Prep school association. The mission of Georgia Prep Sports Academy’s Post-Graduate sports program is to provide young men and women the opportunity to continue their education and to obtain a college degree, while participating in collegiate sports.
The program pushes students in practice, tests their character and leadership abilities, and gets them committed to their education. Georgia Prep Sports Academy staff is dedicated to work towards realizing your child’s dreams by teaching them self-discipline, hard work, and commitment to their goals. The development of a post-graduate high school student is a critical mission at The Georgia Prep Sports Academy. Our mission is to develop the student athlete and to prepare them for four year college programs, mentally, physically, and most importantly academically. Georgia Prep Sports Academy’s programs are not the simple route, many families choose this path to success in order to get stronger college qualifications and the opportunity to push their athletic skills to the limit.
We offer customized academic programs based upon the needs of student-athlete. Each student isRequired to participate in academics while participating in our sports programs. We offer on-campus in-classroom and web-based learning environments by fully accredited academic institutions. Our Academic Director works to ensure NCAA compliance & eligibility requirements are met. All student athletes agree to abide by a strict Code of Conduct. The full review is part of the orientation but each prospective student-athlete should be well-versed in the content and expectations Georgia Prep Sports Academy will have for each athlete. Click here to review the Lions Code of Conduct.
Quote from Founder of GA Prep Academy
I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS GROUP OF GUYS THAT WE HAVE HERE AND WE ARE EXPECTING SOME BIG THINGS. THIS WILL BE MY 8TH SEASON OVERALL COACHING AND I THANK GOD FOR MAKING ME APART OF THESE KIDS LIVES.
Coach Graves helped build a program and served a key role in making Faith Baptist a National Powerhouse. In his time at Faith, the program saw new heights as they were eventually crowned NACA NATIONAL Champions, GCAA 1Aregion & state champions in 2015 and we are expecting our program to be even stronger this season. (Michael Carson) CEO & Founder of Georgia Prep Academy