In a quest to solidify Jamaica's position as a rising basketball powerhouse, the P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy Jamaica 19U Prep team embarked on a thrilling 9-day battle circuit in the USA.
Departing from the sunny shores of Montego Bay on Thursday, December 14, the team set their sights on Atlanta for a rigorous series of games against formidable Atlanta prep teams in the Elite Sports Academy Classic Shootout Tournament in Fayetteville, Georgia.
Led by the #1 ranked Prep player in Jamaica, the 6'3" PG Micah-Imani Swaine, the squad boasts additional talent with the likes of #2 ranked Prep player Romareo Millis, a 6'6" SF, and the ultra-athletic #3 ranked player Derjean Royal, a 6'4" SG. Comprising players aged 16-19 from P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy's Kingston and Montego Bay locations, the team is further strengthened by USA-based members Triston McDonald, a 6'2" PG, Mahkai Seymour, a 5'10" SG from Atlanta, and Jason Noumbissi, a 5'10" combo guard from Maryland.
Follow the action as the games unfold, livestreamed on @phase1_academy_jamaica Instagram account. The team faces off against Southern Basketball Academy at 9:30 am EST and American Prep at 1:00 pm EST on Friday. Saturday promises more excitement with matchups against New Rock Prep at 9:30 am EST and a special showdown against an Atlanta All-Star Team at 1:00 pm EST.
The journey doesn't end there; the team then heads to Tampa, Florida, for the Wiregrass Ranch Sports Campus 2nd Annual Holiday Classic. With one game per day for three intense days, P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy will strive to advance to the tournament finals. Upon their return to Atlanta, the team will briefly pause for a Christmas break before diving back into training at the Jamaica Rising Stars Camp from December 27-31 at Montego Bay Community College.
This whirlwind experience underscores P.H.A.S.E.1 Academy Jamaica's commitment to showcasing their basketball prowess and contributing to Jamaica's ascent on the global stage. Stay tuned for updates as they continue to make waves in the world of prep basketball.
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