NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Head men's basketball coach Gerad Good will participate in the inaugural NCAA College Basketball Academy in July at the University of Illinois. Good will serve on the coaching staff at the NCAA College Basketball Academy.
Good will be involved with the Midwest Region sessions held July 22-25 and July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The two-session academy is a new developmental boys basketball academy for prospective student-athletes in the classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022. The academy was created in response to recommendations by the Commission on College Basketball that was chaired by former Secretary of State, Dr. Condoleezza Rice.
Featuring input from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the academy is designed to give prospective student-athletes a sample of the college basketball experience. In addition to the site at Illinois, other regional sessions will be held at Grand Canyon, Houston and Connecticut.
Student-athletes attending the NCAA College Basketball Academy, must be self-nominated and registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. A total of up to 2,400 players will be selected for the academy, with up to 600 assigned to a region and 300 assigned to a session. Academy participants will take part in drills, games and life skills sessions. NCAA Division I coaches will be allowed to attend the Academy, which will be led by Division II and Division III men's basketball coaches, regional high school boys basketball coaches, and former NBA players