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The basketball academy at IMG Academy provides the most unique and effective training environment in the basketball world today.

By pairing elite academics with world-class athletic training, IMG Academy has established itself as a premier school for preparing student-athletes for their next step in life. However, academic enrichment and athletic skill development – though critically important – represent only a portion of the training that IMG Academy student-athletes receive. We instill the confidence that allows our student-athletes to aspire for anything that their mind can imagine, while providing the tools to help them reach those goals.

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Program Features

  • Physical and Mental Conditioning with Athletic and Personal Development classes in other disciplines to facilitate total development.
  • Ages 13 – 19. Post-Graduate programs available.
  • Four boys’ teams with no more than 12 players on each roster
  • In the past three years, basketball student-athletes have committed to universities like Arizona, Florida State, Hofstra, Kansas, Nevada, Oklahoma State, St. John’s, Stanford, UConn, Western Kentucky and more
  • Experienced coaching staff with various areas of expertise, led by Director Kenny Natt, a 15-year NBA coach
  • Four regulation hardwood courts, professional-quality locker rooms and meeting rooms to break down film
  • Collegiate-style schedule of half-day of academics and half-day of training

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basketball academy for boysA fully accredited Pre-K – 12th grade school that includes Post-Graduate offerings, IMG Academy provides both a challenging and supportive environment that brings out the best in student-athletes.

Through small class sizes, a diverse and educated faculty, the encouragement of creativity and discussion, and one-on-one tutoring availability, IMG Academy has sent student-athletes to some of the highest-performing universities in the nation. 

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Focusing on the individual player, we build skill sets from the ground up by giving players the tools they need to compete against higher level competition.  Teaching both fundamental and advanced techniques and tactics, our coaching staff is able to bring out the best in each athlete.

Led by Director Kenny Natt, a former NBA coach and player, the program utilizes a multi-phased approach to player development that includes player evaluation, position-specific instruction and competition, IMG Academy is a proven destination for players seeking improvement.

The boys program includes multiple teams (Post-Graduate, National, Junior National and Developmental) that are sorted by skill/best competitive fit, not age, and remain fluid throughout the year.  The teams have no more than 12 players on the roster and compete against a variety of local, regional, statewide and national competition, depending on the team.

Notable Alumni

Renaldo Balkman, 1st round pick
Michael Beasley, Phoenix Suns
DeJuan Blair, San Antonio Spurs
Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls
DeAndre Daniels, UConn
Phil Greene, St. John’s University
Moe Harkless, Orlando Magic
Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans
Kendall Marshall, Phoenix Suns
Kevin Martin, Oklahoma City Thunder
Dwight Powell, Stanford University
Larry Sanders, Milwaukee Bucks
Iman Shumpert, New York Knicks
Amar’e Stoudemire, New York Knicks
Jamari Traylor, University of Kansas


- 23 first-round NBA Draft picks

- 14 NBA All-Star appearances

- 3 NBA championships

- 6 NCAA championships

- 23 D-I signees since 2009

Athletic and Personal Development

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The Three Tiers of Training:

1.  Athletic and Personal Development Classes

As a part of the curriculum, all student-athletes choose one Athletic and Personal Development class each semester to compliment their sport training based on individual needs.  Here is a sample list of Athletic and Personal Development class options:

LeadershipScience of Speed 1Yoga
Nutrition 1Science of Speed 2Mental Toughness
Nutrition 2Vision Training 1Stress Management
 Vision Training 2SAT/ACT Preparation

When it comes to helping prepare and send student-athletes to high-performing universities, IMG Academy’s proven record is unmatched. The reason? Personal support and knowledgeable guidance throughout the process from our collegiate acceptance and eligibility experts.

2.  Core Training

Consisting of Physical Conditioning and Movement Training (delivered multiple times per week) and Mental Conditioning (once per week) as well as Nutrition and Leadership Training classes delivered multiple times per semester.  All IMG Academy student-athletes receive Core Training.

3.  Additional Services

Need some extra work in a specific discipline?  Delivered in a one-on-one or small-group setting, specialist tutoring can sharpen your skill and create a customized plan to help you reach your goals.

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