Gray Collegiate’s Juwan Gary will test his skills with some of the top prospects for the class of 2019 next month.
The junior forward is one of the 24 invitees to take part in the inaugural Next Generation Sunday Program on March 30-April 1 in San Antonio. The event is being put on by USA Basketball and the NCAA and will be run in conjunction with the Final Four weekend.
In addition to the basketball, the athletes will receive life skills programming focused on a variety of subjects, including recruiting, eligibility, and health and wellness.
Players also will go behind the scenes at the Final Four, getting tours of the lockers and lounges, as well as tickets to attend the games on March 30.
On April 1, the 24 players will be divided into teams and will play closed scrimmages against players from the four participating NBA Academy teams, representing the league’s academies in Africa, Australia, China and Latin America.
Gary is one of the top prospects in South Carolina for the Class of 2019 and was named Class 2A Player of the Year earlier this week. He is averaging 21.2 points and 8.4 rebounds and has offers from South Carolina, Connecticut, Clemson and Texas A&M, among others.
Porter-Gaud’s Josiah James, who is being recruited by South Carolina and Clemson, also was invited, along with Gamecock target Wendell Moore of Cox Mill High School in North Carolina.
Next Generation Sunday Participants:
Cole Anthony (Archbishop Molloy); Bryan Antoine (Ranney School), Juwan Gary (Gray Collegiate); Zach Harvey (Hayden), Matthew Hurt (John Marshall), Scottie Lewis (Ranney School); Isaac Okoro (McEachern), Isaiah Stewart (La Lumiere School) and Trendon Watford (Mountain Brook); Armando Bacot (Trinity Episcopal School), Joey Baker (Trinity Christian School), Will Baker (Westlake), Keion Brooks (North Side), Trayce Jackson-Davis (Center Grove), Josiah James (Porter-Gaud School); Jalen Lecque (Christ School), Tyrese Maxey (South Garland), Pat McCaffery (West HS, Iowa), Mark Watts Jr. (Old Redford Academy)