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Introducing Jerod Mack, Point Guard, 2024 Dream Basketball Classic




FLORIDA — We are proud to announce Jerod Mack 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 thrilled to announce that Jerod Mack from Valdosta High School in Valdosta, Georgia, will be joining us at the Dream Basketball Classic. Jerod is a talented sophomore (Class of 2026) standing 5’11” and weighing 165 lbs, playing as a dynamic Point Guard.

Jerod Mack is known for his exceptional all-around game. His outside and inside shooting make him a versatile scoring threat. Whether it's knocking down three-pointers or driving to the basket, Jerod can do it all. His skills as a good dribbler and his remarkable court vision enable him to navigate through defenses and create opportunities not just for himself, but for his teammates as well.

Defensively, Jerod is a standout. He is a solid defender and a proficient shot blocker, providing a strong presence on the court. His ability to hustle and lead by example makes him an invaluable asset to his team. Furthermore, Jerod’s coachability and dedication to improvement highlight his commitment to the game.

Jerod's leadership on and off the court is evident, making him a player to watch. His ability to create for others and his unselfish playstyle contribute significantly to his team's success. We are excited to see Jerod Mack's talents on full display at the Dream Basketball Classic."

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.

Visit if you are interested in competing in the event.

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