Hope all is well. Team Hurricane announces the participation of its student-athletes in the Alexander Basketball Academy's Global Squad summer intensive basketball program and its Global Squad 3rd Annual International Showcase in which our student-athletes were able to compete and play in front of college coaches.
Team Hurricane Basketball Academy continues to make its mark amongst the international hoops global community. For the second year in a row, three players from Team Hurricane Basketball Academy have been invited to participate in Global Squad, an intensive summer basketball program run by the Alexander Basketball Academy. Bermuda student-athletes, Bryce Gonsalves, Jorel Smith, and Rye Ahronson are attending the month long academy held at The Hill School, in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. The elite basketball training program began June 27th and will continue until July 27th.
Each summer the Global Squad provides international student-athletes, representing dozens of countries, with an opportunity to get recruited by U.S. colleges and universities, by putting them in front of college coaches, while providing elite training required to play at the next level. The Global Squad has an excellent recipe for success when it comes to helping international basketball players get recruited to play in the United States. In four years they have helped more than 40 players get recruited by colleges, universities, junior colleges and top prep schools.
Team Hurricane players are being trained by a coaching staff that consists of professional players, current and former NCAA basketball players. Global Squad also has several NCAA college coaches and strength training experts on staff. Such a diverse staff makes for a unique environment for Bermuda student-athletes to learn the game and advance their skills.
For Team Hurricane’s Rye Ahronson this is his first summer taking part in the Global Squad intensive program. “Global Squad is helping me to improve my game. The coaches are very demanding, but we are learning about responsibility and how to push ourselves. It’s been an awesome experience so far. I’m thankful for Team Hurricane providing me with this opportunity.”
In addition to having Rye, Jorel and Bryce participating in this elite summer intensive program, additional members of Team Hurricane were able to take part in a specialized recruiting event organized by the Alexander Basketball Academy – the Global Squad Third Annual International Showcase, held July 6 thru July 8 also at the renowned preparatory academy, The Hill School, in Pottstown, PA.
Christian Liyanage, Yontz Sutton, Jalen Currin and Kobie Reid got to experience the college basketball recruiting scene that takes place during the all-important July Evaluation Period. This group of players joined up with Team Hurricane student-athletes, Bryce Gonsalves, Jorel Smith, and Rye Ahronson who are already attending the month long academy designed to provide international student-athletes with an opportunity to get recruited by U.S. colleges and universities.