Charlotte Basketball Academy is proud to announce the acceptance of international students for admissions to its Post Graduate Program. Charlotte Basketball Academy is a stated to be a great choice for international students based on their aggressive basketball game schedule, skill & development training and course academic rigor per Tom Raptor, Director of Pro Hoops. CBA is getting more and more praise for the 1 on 1 commitment offered to each student and the elite platform used as a spr... [read more]
Charlotte Basketball Academy is proud to announce the acceptance of international students for admissions to its Post Graduate Program. Charlotte Basketball Academy is a stated to be a great choice for international students based on their aggressive basketball game schedule, skill & development training and course academic rigor per Tom Raptor, Director of Pro Hoops. CBA is getting more and more praise for the 1 on 1 commitment offered to each student and the elite platform used as a springboard to showcase student's talents. It's exciting news that the academy has extended its services international post graduate students. This will afford the academy, the ability to rise to the level of competition the Post Graduate game schedule is currently on. With one of the most aggressive game schedules in the country, competing against programs such as; Hargrave Academy, Brewster Academy, and Fork Union Academy. CBA is undoubtedly on the rise to becoming a global contender as a premier Sports Academy for student athletes. CBA offers a warm and welcoming community. an excellent springboard into English proficiency, American culture, and the building of relationships and contacts that will last a lifetime. Academy has very recently hosted students from China, Russia, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, South Korea, Thailand, Canada, Italy, Ecuador, Cuba, Germany, Austria, and other nations. International studentsare easily integrated into all aspects of the Academy Experience: athletics, fine arts, clubs, and academic life. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), prep assistance to take the TOEFL test, classes help students to develop increased proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in English. Their outstandingCollege Counselingprogramis a very important component of each student's high school experience, and international students are no exception to this rule. All of Charlotte Basketball Academy's international students live at CBA's state of the art residential facility. Partaking in aggressive 2 a day training workouts between 2 hours each training session. Students are immersed in college style dormitory living with a host of fun and exciting off campus activities. For more information regarding Charlotte Basketball Academy visit school website at www.charlottebasketballacademy.net
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Written by Bob Putnam http://www.tampabay.com/sports/basketball/preps/state-boys-basketball-tampa-catholic-92-the-villages-67/2315023 LAKELAND - As Kevin Knox stepped onto the Lakeland Center court, he was greeted by chants of "overrated." Knox, a five-star recruit, responded the only way he knew how. He kept shooting, from all over the court and from every angle. By the time Knox stepped off the court with two minutes remaining, he had scored 40 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a virt... [read more]
Written by Bob Putnam
http://www.tampabay.com/sports/basketball/preps/state-boys-basketball-tampa-catholic-92-the-villages-67/2315023 LAKELAND - As Kevin Knox stepped onto the Lakeland Center court, he was greeted by chants of "overrated." Knox, a five-star recruit, responded the only way he knew how. He kept shooting, from all over the court and from every angle. By the time Knox stepped off the court with two minutes remaining, he had scored 40 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in a virtuoso performance that helped the Crusaders cruise to a 92-67 win over the Villages in the Class 5A state semifinals.
Tampa Catholic (25-5) faces Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian in Saturday's title game. It is the first time Tampa Catholic will play in a championship game since 1995, the year the Crusaders won the program's only state title.
From the start, Knox, a 6-foot-8 forward, dominated. He threw down emphatic dunks. He stepped back and hit NBA-range 3-pointers. He knocked down free throws. His 40 points matched his season high. His 20 rebounds tied a career high. Better still, he did it all with North Carolina coach Roy Williams in attendance to watch the prized recruit. Knox's efficiency? 13-of-17 from the field, 7-of-7 from 3-point range and 7-of-8 in free throws. His teammates were accurate, too, hitting 44 percent of their 3-pointers (15-of-34). "Kevin Knox was unbelievable," Villages coach Colt McDowell said. "We just played against the best player in the state and we had no answer for him." That shooting touch from the outside was a significant improvement from last season when the Crusaders were 5-of-32 from 3-point range in a loss to Jacksonville Bolles in the state semifinals.
The experience of playing in a state semifinal before and knowing what it was like to play in an arena as big as the Lakeland Center paid dividends for Tampa Catholic. "We really shot well," Crusaders coach Don Dziagwa said. "Sometimes you hear things about the troubles of playing in a big arena like this, but they realize the basket still is the same height. The guys felt good about where they were. They knew the situation and the surroundings and how bad they felt after last year's game and didn't want that to happen again."
The Buffalo (30-3), meanwhile, had never won a playoff game before this season and was starting a freshman, three sophomores and a junior. Another big advantage was height, particularly for Knox, who was at least 3 inches taller than anyone else for the Villages.
Towering above his opponents, Knox was able to snag the few errant shots his teammates had. On offense, Knox could not be stopped. He closed out the first quarter with a dunk and a 3-pointer to give him 15 points. After hitting that buzzer-beating 3-pointer, Knox put his index finger to his lips, a gesture to silence the crowd. He continued to pile up the points, finishing the first half with 18 as he helped the Crusaders go ahead 45-31. He started the second half with a dunk, then hit another long-range 3-pointer. By then, the rout was on.
"This was probably one of my better games of the year," Knox said. "I was hitting everything. I was fire." It was not just Knox. Eight players scored, including two others in double figures - Tim Carter (14 points) and Josey Davis (12). Even Knox's younger brother, Kobe, a freshman who moved up from junior varsity, got in late and finished with seven points. Knox stayed at Tampa Catholic this season rather than play at Montverde or IMG, in part so he could play with his younger brother. But the biggest factor for returning was to win state.
Gonzaga keeps Paul VI at bay to claim second WCAC tournament title in three years By Jacob Bogage February 27 The Eagles' Chris Lykes scored a game-high 20 points to help his team claim the WCAC title. Fifth-ranked Gonzaga waited and waited for No. 4Paul VI's run to come Monday night. The Panthers describe themselves as 'a 10-0 run waiting to happen,' instant offense that can be deployed at any moment. The Panthers score in bunches behind an offense that slams the gas pedal and a defe... [read more]
The Eagles' Chris Lykes scored a game-high 20 points to help his team claim the WCAC title. Fifth-ranked Gonzaga waited and waited for No. 4Paul VI's run to come Monday night. The Panthers describe themselves as 'a 10-0 run waiting to happen,' instant offense that can be deployed at any moment.
The Panthers score in bunches behind an offense that slams the gas pedal and a defense that plays inside opponents' jerseys.
For four quarters on Monday, Gonzaga waited for it all to kick in, to play back on its heels and cling to a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship. But that burst never came and Gonzaga refused to yield in a 68-55 win at American University's Bender Arena.
Senior guard Chris Lykes, the two-time conference player of the year, hit a scoop-shot layup with three minutes to play that put the Eagles (26-5) up 16. He buried a three-pointer two possessions later to push the margin to 17 points and all but ice Gonzaga's second conference tournament title in three years .
'Even with three minutes left, up 17, I knew they had a chance to come back,' Lykes said. 'You never feel like you have it in the bag,' Gonzaga Coach Steve Turner said.
But then Lykes hit that pair of shots. Freshman forward Terrance Williams made two free throws. Paul VI Coach Glenn Farello shook hands with Lykes during a dead ball with under two minutes remaining.
Lykes swung his arm around junior forward Myles Dread, who scored 15 points Monday and 19 in a 33-point semifinal win over No. 2 St. John's on Sunday. Lykes told Dread, 'We got it. We're going to win a championship.'Dread started crying. 'We just worked so hard for this,' he said through tears at midcourt afterward.
Paul VI ran Gonzaga ragged in their first meeting in January. The Panthers (26-5) beat the Eagles in transition as junior guard Brandon Slater tallied a season-high 34 points. On Monday, he scored 15.
Lykes, who averages 17.7 points, only had 11 points in that first meeting. But Monday night, before a packed house, he poured in 20 to lead all scorers. 'It puts him up there as one of the greatest players in Gonzaga history,' Turner said of Lykes, the school's all-time leading scorer.
Gonzaga controlled the tempo in the title game with reliable rebounding and unrelenting defense. Paul VI's scoring spurt wasn't inevitable, Turner told his team. It was preventable.'I trusted them tonight,' he said. It paid off with another title for Gonzaga, which will turn its attention to this week's DC State Athletic Association tournament. The Eagles split the regular season WCAC title with the Panthers, who will compete in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association tournament.
'We just stopped everybody,' junior guard Prentiss Hubb said. 'Don't let them get anything at all.' Paul VI senior Aaron Thompson (15 points) got hot in the fourth quarter with seven straight points, but Hubb and Mike Myers responded with a pair of threes. The Eagles refused to let the tide turn. 'We decided we weren't going to buckle,' Dread said, 'that we'd be the tougher team.'
Jacob Bogage writes about sports for The Washington Post, Follow @jacobbogage
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