With the 52nd pick in the second round of the NBA Draft in Brooklyn, New York, IMG Academy alum Satnam Singh was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks. With the pick, Singh becomes the first ever Indian-born player drafted to the NBA.
The IMG Academy Baseball team capped off a stellar 2015 season with a 20-5 overall record, and the #9 spot in the Perfect Game USA national rankings. The team was driven by one of the most talented and hard working rosters in the country and included the likes of LHP Logan Allen, who was drafted and signed by the Red Sox as an eighth round pick, RHP/2B L.T.
After calling Brooklyn, NY home for most of his life, IMG Academy post-grad alum Chris McCullough will again call Brooklyn home after he was drafted by the Nets. McCullough was taken with the 29th pick in the NBA Draft. McCullough is no stranger to life outside of Brooklyn as he joined the Ascenders in 2013 and led the team to a 26-3 record while averaging 22 points and nine rebounds per game.
The excitement surrounding the NBA Draft is always big, but add the bright lights of Brooklyn, New York, and you are primed for a great night – and that’s just what IMG Academy basketball had.
Alums Satnam Singh (Round 2 - #52 – Dallas Mavericks) and Chris McCullough (Round 1 - #29 – Brooklyn Nets) were both drafted along with IMG Academy pre-draft trainees Cameron Payne (#14 overall – Oklahoma City Thunder) and J.P. Tokoto (Round 2 - #58 – Philadelphia 76ers). For those doing the math, over 6% of those drafted last night had ties to IMG Academy.
Dubbed recently as the “International Man of Mystery,” IMG Academy Basketball product Satnam Singh continues to garner media attention from all over the world as we inch closer and closer to the NBA Draft tomorrow night. With reports swirling across the country from Portland to Boston to Texas, we wanted to highlight some of our favorite stories (in no particular order) about Satnam as he grew as a person and player at IMG Academy.
June is often a month of uncertainty for many NBA players. New coaching hires, trade rumors and the NBA Draft cause a league-wide tectonic shift virtually every year. But one player, Orlando Magic forward Moe Harkless, is hedging his bets and preparing himself for any situation with an extended stay at IMG Academy.
USA TODAY High School Sports is launching a series called “60 for ’16” to highlight 60 members of the Class of 2016 who we will be watching in the coming 12 months. The athletes were selected by the USA TODAY HSS staff.
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Name: Jason Groome
School: IMG Academy, Bradenton, Fla.
IMG Academy’s Cheng-Tsung Pan, a native a Taiwan, will make his professional debut at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Unversity Place, Wash., June 15-21. Pan earned one of three qualifying berths into the event at the sectional qualifier in Cle Elum, Wash., earlier this month. Though it is Pan’s pro debut at the U.S. Open, this marks his third career appearance at the event after qualifying as an amateur in 2011 and 2013, in addition to earning a spot at the 2014 British Open.
IMG Academy track & field coach Robert Jarvis was selected by USA Track and Field (USATF) to serve as the men’s assistant coach to Team USA for the 2015 Thorpe Cup. Jarvis will serve under his former coach, Kevin Reid, currently head coach at Azusa Pacific University.