IMG Academy (19‑6)

Bradenton, FL

GEICO Nationals Quarterfinalist

Top Players

  • 6-6 JR Jarace Walker #4 (NBN) … #8 (247 Sports) … #10 (ESPN) … #5FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-10 SR Moussa Diabate #7 (ESPN) … #8 (247 Sports, NBN) … #1FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-2 JR Jaden Bradley #7 (ESPN) … #8 (Rivals, NBN) … #9 (247 Sports)
  • 6-6 JR Eric Dailey, Jr. #28 (247 Sports) … #35 (Rivals, ESPN) … #3FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-4 JR Jett Howard #37 (ESPN) … #51 (NBN) … #59 (247 Sports) … #12FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-5 SR Tamar Bates #83 (Rivals) … #95 (247 Sports)

Ascenders At A Glance

The 2019 City of Palms runner-up could begin the year ranked No. 1 nationally and appears poised to challenge for a second GEICO Nationals championship in three years, having already added four elite transfers to go with returning five-star talents 6-10 SR Moussa Diabate (12.2 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 64% FG), 6-6 JR Jarace Walker (8.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.5 spg, 1.5 bpg) and 6-6 JR Eric Dailey, Jr. (7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 38& 3FG). The high-profile newcomers include 6-2 JR Jaden Bradley (23.1 ppg, 6.4 rpg at Cannon School NC), 6-5 SR Tamar Bates (22.1 ppg, 5 rpg, 4.1 apg at Kansas City Piper KS), 6-4 JR Jett Howard (15.6 ppg, 3.7 apg at University School FL) and 6-6 JR Lou Hutchinson (4.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg at Alexandria Episcopal VA). Bradley scored 27 points in Cannon’s 71-69 victory over Charlotte Latin for the North Carolina Independent state title; Bates won the DiRenna Award as Metro Kansas City’s top player. … Coach Sean McAloon is 75-15 in three seasons at IMG, including a 31-1 run to the national championship in 2018-19.