Video: Preseason Top 25 Basketball RankingsBreaking down the national contenders heading into the 2018-19 season.
Head Coach: Sean McAloonLast Season:
Players to Watch:Jarace Walker
(6-4, Fr., G)
Dec. 15 - vs. Waxahachie (Texas)
— ARS/ Rescue Rooter National Hoopfest (Dallas)
Dec. 17-22 - City of Palms Classic (Fort Myers, Fla.)
Jan. 18 - vs. Huntington St. Joseph Prep (Huntington, W. Va.)
— Flyin to the Hoop (Dayton, Ohio)
Jan. 20 - vs. Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
— Spalding Hoophall Clasic (Springfield, Mass.)
IMG Academy has established itself as more than just an elite football program — dominating competition on the hardwood as well in recent years.
Over the summer, the Ascenders stockpiled one of the most talent-rich rosters in the nation, adding a loaded crop of transfers to a pair of elite returning starters.
Farrakhan, a Top 50 Class of 2020 prospect, and Green, a Top 10 Class of 2019 recruit, return to the 2018-19 starting rotation joined by three 5-star upperclassmen. Senior big men Bacot and Robinson-Earl, and junior guard Springer round out the daunting starting five.
The Ascenders will have every opportunity to distinguish themselves as the top team across high school basketball next season with a December schedule that features Sunrise Christian Academy, Oak Hill Academy, DeMatha and a trip to the City of Palms Classic.
The sky is the limit for this ultra-talented group primed to make their second appearance in GEICO Nationals while in search of their first-ever win at the national championship event in late March.