HBCU Elite 100 provides college opportunities to high school basketball players

HBCU Elite 100 provides college opportunities to high school basketball players
Basketball players train at the first HBCU Elite 100 Prospect Camp held on Sept 27, 2020. (Photo credit: Kivenchy)

On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, at the International Sports Arena, Stone Mountain, Georgia, some of the best athletes will get an opportunity to showcase their skills with the hopes of furthering their education. The HBCU Elite 100 Showcase is a camp that provides 100 male basketball players in high school — juniors, seniors and recent graduates — with a structured basketball learning experience.

The camp emphasizes fundamental skill development and recruiting exposure to student-athletes who aspire to play college basketball at Division I, II, JUCO, NAIA and HBCUs.

The program will activate in major U.S. markets to include Atlanta, New York City, Dallas, Indiana and the Carolinas.

During a recent interview with rolling out, Jah Rawlings, founder of summer basketball league AEBL and director at HBCU Elite 100 Prospect Camp, shared his thoughts about the importance of the league.

Why is the HBCU Elite 100 Prospect Camp important?

HBCU Elite 100 camp is important because we’re disrupting the norm and leveraging our platform and resources to strengthen the bridge between student-athletes and HBCU programs while giving them exceptional skill development, education, mentorship and exposure to obtain a college scholarship.

Some athletes get overlooked in high school. How does this camp help with exposure? 

The camp is built to give [exposure to] the talented player who may be overlooked due to not playing at a powerhouse high school or AAU grassroots program. The camp also provides the attendees with in-game live streaming through our partner SUVtv. Due to some coaches not being able to travel due to COVID-19 restrictions, it is another unique way for players to gain exposure through live-streaming at the camp.

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