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AP Earns Spot in The Grind Session’s New Power Conference

DENVER – Denver’s Accelerated Prep has earned the right to play its upcoming season in what’s being touted as the most competitive high school prep basketball conference in the nation – The Grind Session Power Conference.

Launched by The Grind Session, the first-ever and largest winter circuit for elite high school basketball teams, the Power Conference’s inaugural season will offer the largest collection of elite boys prep basketball programs from across North America.

Accelerated Prep secured its spot in the new conference by recently winning all three of its games at a pool-play styled tournament in Phoenix, Arizona.

“This is a tremendous achievement for our young program,” said Accelerated Prep co-founder Jonathan Barnett. “When we started this journey last summer, we did so with the intention of making some serious noise across the national landscape of high school prep basketball. With work, humility, dedication, unity and, above all, strength from above, we kept our promise.”

The Power Conference will feature 12 teams from seven different states and Canada; more than 75 players ranked in the top 100 of the ’24, ’25 and ’26 classes; and players with origins from over 20 different countries.

The following teams will join Accelerated Prep in the conference:

  • Balboa School (Escondido, CA)
  • Bella Vista Prep (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • DME Academy (Daytona Beach, FL)
  • Dream City Christian (Glendale, AZ)
  • Fort Erie International Academy (Ft. Erie, ON Canada)
  • Prolific Prep (Napa, CA)
  • SFBA (Las Vegas, NV)
  • The Academy of Central Florida (Orlando, FL)
  • Utah Prep (Salt Lake City, UT)
  • West Oaks Academy (Orlando, FL)
  • Winston Salem Christian (Winston Salem, NC)

“Over the course of the past 10 years, the Grind Session and its institutions have made great strides in solidifying a presence on the national hoops scene,” said Cesar Vizcarrondo, Chief Brand Officer of The Grind Session. “The launch of this new conference is the next step in our evolution as we continue to help the best compete against the best and push the boundaries of elite amateur sports.”