IMG Academy (21‑3)

Bradenton, Florida

GEICO NATIONALS SEMIFINALIST

Top Players

  • 6-7 SR Jarace Walker #4 (NBN) … #9 (Rivals) … #11 (247Sports) … #2FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-3 SR Jaden Bradley #8 (NBN) … #14 (ESPN) … #16 (PrepHoops) … #3FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-7 SR Eric Dailey, Jr. #23 (Rivals) … #25 (ESPN) … #29 (247 Sports) … #4FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-5 SR Jett Howard #40 (Rivals) … #41 (247 Sports) … #42 (ESPN) … #6FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-6 SR Noah Batchelor (MEMPHIS) #92 (ESPN) … #12FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-6 SR Louis Hutchinson #29FL (PrepHoops)
  • 6-9 JR Gus Yalden #30 (247 Sports) … #43 (PrepHoops) … #1FL (PrepHoops)
  • 7-0 JR Jahzare Jackson #13 (NBN) … #102 (PrepHoops) … #10FL (PrepHoops)

Ascenders At A Glance

The 2019 City of Palms runner-up should begin the year ranked in the national top-5 and could challenge for a second GEICO Nationals championship in four years with a senior-heavy lineup. A quartet of exciting five-star talents lead the way: 6-7 SR Jarace Walker (10.1 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 3.5 apg), 6-3 SR Jaden Bradley (10.1 ppg, 6.1 apg, 4.0 rpg), 6-7 Eric Dailey, Jr. (13.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.5 apg) and 6-5 Jett Howard (10.5 ppg, 2.5 apg). Throw in Memphis commit 6-6 SR Noah Batchelor and intriguing big men 6-9 JR Gus Yalden and 7-0 JR Jahzare Jackson, and the Ascenders are a must-see on the high school hoops circuit. … Dailey scored 38 points in two games at the GEICO Nationals, shooting 67 percent (14-of-21) from the floor. … Bradley filled up the stat sheet at this summer’s Nike EYBL Peach Jam, averaging 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists, and followed by snagging MVP honors (15.5 ppg, 5.2 apg, both camp highs) at the prestigious NBPA Top 100 in Orlando. … Coach Sean McAloon is 96-18 in four seasons at IMG, including a 31-1 run to the national title in 2018-19.