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  • Elite recruit intends to play for a prep school that may not yet exist

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger3 days ago

    When elite prospect Skal Labissiere tweeted Monday night that he intends to play his senior season of high school basketball at Reach Your Dream Preparatory Academy, the timing of the announcement two months into the school year seemed a little strange.

    Some quick research soon revealed that was only one of many abnormalities.

    Reach Your Dream Prep is run by Labissiere's legal guardian Gerald Hamilton and shares a name with the Memphis-based non-profit organization he founded to bring talented international prospects to the United States. The school is "coming soon" according to its rudimentary website, which features only a logo, contact information and a map.

    A call to the number listed on the site goes to a voicemail belonging to Hamilton. The address listed on the site is the same as Elliston Baptist Church & Academy, a tiny private school in Memphis that serves students from kindergarten through 12th grade.

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