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Tony Coates Jr., Point Guard, 2024 Dream Basketball Classic




FLORIDA — We are proud to announce Tony Coates Jr. 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 delighted to announce that Tony Coates Jr. from Flagler Palm Coast High School in Palm Coast, Florida, will be showcasing his talents at the Dream Basketball Classic. Tony is an impressive freshman (Class of 2027) standing 5’9” and weighing 130 lbs, playing as a dynamic Point Guard.

Tony Coates Jr. is known for his exceptional outside shooting. His ability to consistently make shots from beyond the arc makes him a valuable offensive player. Tony's shooting skills are complemented by his solid defensive abilities, making him a well-rounded player who excels on both ends of the floor.

One of Tony’s standout qualities is his ability to create opportunities for his teammates. His court vision and unselfish playstyle ensure that he can effectively set up plays and contribute to the team's success. His hustle and dedication on the court make him a formidable opponent and a key player in any game.

Tony's achievements extend beyond the basketball court. He maintains a spot on the A/B Honor Roll, showcasing his commitment to academic excellence alongside his athletic pursuits. This balance of academics and athletics highlights Tony's discipline and dedication.

We are thrilled to have Tony Coates Jr. participate in the Dream Basketball Classic. His participation promises to bring excitement and a high level of competition to the event. Join us in supporting Tony as he continues to develop and shine in his basketball journey."

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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