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    Default 22ft Academy?

    Anyone ever hear of this team in KY? I was told it's in EKY?

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    The only place I could find seems to be a b-ball academy in France that sends players to the US or the Euro leagues.

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    Its in Jackson. They attend Breathitt co high school. Talked to their coach last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wireman View Post
    Its in Jackson. They attend Breathitt co high school. Talked to their coach last night.
    So it's strictly a basketball skills training center?

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    Looks 22 is playing in a tourney in OH. Saw this on Twitter.


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    Niels Bunschoten, originally supposed to play at Scott County (KY), is suited up for 22 Ft Academy. 6'9 senior PF out of Netherlands.

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    Corey Albertson ‏@Corey_Rivals513
    22 Feet Academy, a new prep out of Kentucky, set to play Columbus Westerville North. Mykale McIntosh is a good 2013 for 22 Feet.

    McIntosh played for a prep school in NC last year.

    I small transcript issues.

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    These guys (mostly Canadians) were originally enrolled in Scott County High School. Taking classes and practicing there. They played games around the Midwest and also played Georgetown's JV a few times, I think. Up until the Christmas holiday they were a mainstay in the SCHS gym and at games. They have now relocated to Breathitt County High School along with Bunschoten, who was denied eligibility to play at SCHS this year.

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    So this is a prep school or an AAU team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    So this is a prep school or an AAU team?
    Its some type of Prep school. I heard last night that Breathitt no longer wanted them in their school, but the person never told me why so I wasn't sure. But there is no website or any other information on the team, the only thing I found was about their organization in Europe. On that page they don't have a staff or anything listed, just pics of where they say the players would stay. For the coach all it had was that it was a former NBA coach, nothing else.

    I have yet to find anything on their team in KY, kind of odd someone doesn't have a website in this day in age.

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    Scott County school system asked them to leave as well.

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    They have a website but I cant remember address. They play Pikeville JV team Tuesday night at Upike gym. These are guys from the phase one academy. Look it all up.

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    Where does all the money come from to support these kids and team?

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    Flyin' to the Hoop 2013 Schedule | Good Samaritan Flyin' To The Hoop Basketball Invitational

    Looks like they played in the Flyin' to the Hoop in Dayton, OH. Definitely an interesting development, as that isn't the kind of tournament that teams just luck into. They must have some real talent.

    Don't know how much effect this will have on Kentucky basketball though, they aren't a sanctioned team and won't be playing any in-state teams.

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    They lost 71-61 to the #2 ranked Westerville North in Ohio's Division 1. Not too bad a showing.

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    from what i have heard they have a good reputation for putting solid teams and prgrams together. they are organised and come with a large talent pool. got to speak to the ucla coach visiting and the morehead coach who was telling us that they are a new type of prep team. they are more a training institute whereby they get the players to go to school and do hard core training and advanced programs. its an elevated european program that crams basketball into players to quicken development. i saw a practice and some of the things these kids are doing is really high grade and NBA level. the coaches are hard on the kids and get the best out of them.....i was impressed that they could go that long.

    they seem to have a pool of players that extends back as they got a 7ft 1 dutch kid coming and a 7ft 2 italian. the italian kid is just 17 and plays the 4 spot. it seems the guys at 22ft are open to talking as they want to develop regional centres in the usa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbadwolf View Post
    from what i have heard they have a good reputation for putting solid teams and prgrams together. they are organised and come with a large talent pool. got to speak to the ucla coach visiting and the morehead coach who was telling us that they are a new type of prep team. they are more a training institute whereby they get the players to go to school and do hard core training and advanced programs. its an elevated european program that crams basketball into players to quicken development. i saw a practice and some of the things these kids are doing is really high grade and NBA level. the coaches are hard on the kids and get the best out of them.....i was impressed that they could go that long.

    they seem to have a pool of players that extends back as they got a 7ft 1 dutch kid coming and a 7ft 2 italian. the italian kid is just 17 and plays the 4 spot. it seems the guys at 22ft are open to talking as they want to develop regional centres in the usa.
    Ok, I have to ask, as it is screaming to be asked. Well, I'll just put it this way, you must be associated with the team, Care to give us more details?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    Ok, I have to ask, as it is screaming to be asked. Well, I'll just put it this way, you must be associated with the team, Care to give us more details?
    They have called many Independent schools in the state of Kentucky to play them. Some up North and South. I believe something fell through for alot of these boys and they were attending SC for school so they started playing there own schedule. There is a school in Tampa Florida called Tampa Bay International Academy who does a similar thing. They actually have a website. But yes the Scott County thing fell through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHardaway View Post
    They have called many Independent schools in the state of Kentucky to play them. Some up North and South. I believe something fell through for alot of these boys and they were attending SC for school so they started playing there own schedule. There is a school in Tampa Florida called Tampa Bay International Academy who does a similar thing. They actually have a website. But yes the Scott County thing fell through.
    Although I do not agree with it, I KY has a rule where all KHSAA schools cannot play a team that is not in the state Association in the state where the team is located. Since I don't think they belong to the KHSAA playing 22ft Academy would be a violation.

    No offense to Jackson Co, but why locate the team there? One would figure a larger city, close to airports or major roadways to go to all of their away games, as well as make it easier for other teams from other states to play them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SportsGuy41017 View Post
    Although I do not agree with it, I KY has a rule where all KHSAA schools cannot play a team that is not in the state Association in the state where the team is located. Since I don't think they belong to the KHSAA playing 22ft Academy would be a violation.

    No offense to Jackson Co, but why locate the team there? One would figure a larger city, close to airports or major roadways to go to all of their away games, as well as make it easier for other teams from other states to play them.

    ^ It is actually in Breathitt Co, city of Jackson. However, I understand what you are staying bout locating in a small city like Jackson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2-3-Zone View Post
    ^ It is actually in Breathitt Co, city of Jackson. However, I understand what you are staying bout locating in a small city like Jackson.
    I believe certain school systems have rules that allow such a program in their system and Breathitt County happened to be one of those places.