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Introducing Darius Brooks , Shooting Guard, 2024 Dream Basketball Classic




FLORIDA — We are proud to announce Darius Brooks will participate in the upcoming Dream Basketball Classic, June, 15-16, 2024, at IMG Academy. This event is not just another basketball tournament; it's a comprehensive showcase offering an array of skill-building and competitive activities, set in one of the nation's top basketball environments.

A Venue Steeped in Athletic Excellence

IMG Academy is renowned for its world-class facilities and a track record of nurturing sports talent. The academy's boys basketball team recently earned a top 10 spot in the ESPN SCNEXT rankings, underscoring the high level of play and coaching expertise that participants can expect to encounter.

Structure and Features: More Than Just a Game

The 2024 Dream Basketball Classic is meticulously structured to offer a holistic basketball experience, focusing on both skill enhancement and competitive play. The event's structure includes:

  • 5-on-5 Games: Full-court games to apply skills in a traditional team setup.

  • ​Skill Development Stations: Tailored drills and practice sessions to refine fundamental basketball skills.

  • All-Star Game: Featuring the top players of the event, highlighting the best of the best in a showcase game.

  • King of the Court: A challenging and engaging format that emphasizes individual skills and competitiveness.

  • Shooting Competition: A chance for players to showcase their shooting prowess.

  • Leadership Development: Sessions designed to build character and leadership qualities in young athletes.

Participants will not only engage in these activities but also benefit from features that enhance their visibility and future opportunities:

  • National Radar Event Coverage: Ensuring players’ performances are noticed by a broader audience, including scouts and media.

  • Dream Brand Uniforms: Adding a professional touch to the players' experience.

  • ​Online Player Profiles: Offering a digital platform for players to highlight their skills and stats.

  • ​All-Star Team and MVP Awards: Recognizing outstanding talents and performances during the event.

Committee leader and CEO of Dream Sports Group, Shannon Riley, says “the athletes that were selected have exemplified great leadership skills on and off the court, and have stood out as leading performers in their region. We believe that these are the next stars of the game, and we want to recognize them for their outstanding achievements and help them get to the next level.”

"We are excited to announce that Darius Brooks, a talented Shooting Guard from Hampton County High School in Hampton, SC, will be showcasing his skills at the upcoming Dream Basketball Classic. Darius, a sophomore from the Class of 2026, stands 6'1" and weighs 160 pounds, making him a formidable presence on the court. Known for his versatility and athleticism, Darius has consistently demonstrated his prowess in multiple facets of the game, from scoring and rebounding to defense and playmaking.

Darius has earned a reputation as a great rebounder, effective both inside and outside the paint. His outside shooting is precise, and he is equally adept at scoring from inside, making him a dual threat to any defense. Additionally, his dribbling skills and exceptional court vision allow him to create opportunities for his teammates, showcasing his unselfish nature and ability to elevate team performance. Defensively, Darius is a solid presence, known for his shot-blocking capabilities and relentless hustle, traits that make him a well-rounded and invaluable player on any roster.

Beyond his basketball talents, Darius is also an accomplished track and field athlete, having been awarded MVP in both basketball and track. His track events include the high jump, long jump, and 400-meter hurdles, with notable achievements such as securing 2nd place at the state finals in high jump. Darius's dedication extends into the classroom, where he has maintained A and B honor roll status for two out of four quarters. His coachable attitude, leadership qualities, and consistent hustle on the court make him a standout athlete. We look forward to watching Darius excel at the Dream Basketball Classic and anticipate great performances from this promising young talent."

Dozens of student athletes from across the nation will be selected to play. Dream Sports Group congratulates him on this prestigious honor and once in a lifetime opportunity.

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