DENVER – Accelerated Prep will start the 2022-2023 season at No. 3 in The Grind Session’s Top 9 preseason ranking, released on Tuesday.
Led by head coach Mike Haynes, and anchored by two of the nation’s more highly sought-after basketball recruits in Baye Fall and Assane Diop, the new private basketball program powered by Denver-based Accelerated Schools will compete on a non-CHSAA national basketball prep circuit called The Grind Session.
“It’s an honor to be recognized in the preseason ranking, but we all know that it’s not about where you start but where you finish,” said Coach Haynes. “This ranking only puts a bigger target on our back and it’s going to be important for us to stay grounded, focused and determined. With that being said, we’re extremely excited about the potential of this year’s team.”
Accelerated Prep will tip off the new season this week at the MN Shorty Classic in Minneapolis, starting with a marquee matchup on Thursday afternoon against NBA star LaMelo Ball’s newly launched 1 of 1 Prep. All the action will be live on TanagerSports.TV.
In addition to Fall and Assane, Accelerated Prep’s stacked roster includes fellow seniors Jayden Forrest, Marzouq Abdur-Razaaq, Damarian Wyatt and Djibril Yves Sambe; juniors Mikey Lewis, Andre Bowles, Matthew Lee Darrion Sutton and Tammar Brown; and sophomore Mohammed Seye.
Speaking of the preseason ranking, Fall said, “It’s just outside noise that we don’t really worry about. Our main focus is on the team and us getting better each and every day.”
About Accelerated Prep
Founded in 2022 and powered by Accelerated Schools, an independent, co-educational day school for students in middle school and high school, Accelerated Prep is a faith-based basketball program designed for collegiate and NBA-bound athletes. The program empowers its student-athletes with innovative teaching strategies, expert NBA-level coaches, and world-class training facilities at Redline Athletics. The team competes in the national basketball prep circuit known as The Grind Session, while completing the Accelerated Schools curriculum for NCAA enrollment.