by Hunter Bower // GeauxPreps.com Owner
Airline High School’s Eddie Hamilton and Sulphur High School’s Adam Coleman were nominated and have been selected as a part of a roster of coaches that will be a part of the Individual Pathway of the 2023 NCAA College Basketball Academy in Memphis, Tennessee, taking place July 24-31.
The annual event, attended by multiple Division I recruits each season, provides prospective men’s and women’s student-athletes a sample of the college basketball experience. These developmental summer academies pair high-level basketball competition with life skills instruction.
Coleman and Hamilton, the only two prep coaches in attendance from Louisiana, will serve on coaching staffs composed of Divisions II and III, NAIA and junior college men’s and women’s college basketball coaches and high school coaches. For the men’s academy, the coaches were selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches in coordination with the NCAA.
In addition to playing in games, participants and their parents or chaperones will attend life skills courses about NCAA eligibility and compliance; the recruiting process; name, image and likeness opportunities; agents; the Transfer Portal; and the pathway to professional basketball opportunities.
The College Basketball Academy is the only event NCAA Division I coaches are permitted to attend for evaluation purposes during this period.