Kanye West’s Donda Academy lands prime prep hoops commits

Kanye West is increasing his empire from music to style to … a prep faculty in Southern California to rival close by Sierra Canyon Excessive College. 

West is reportedly opening a prep faculty in Simi Valley, California, (half-hour exterior of Los Angeles) and is specializing in constructing a highschool prep group to rival the stacked Sierra Canyon Trailblazers.

West’s Donda Academy might be backed by Adidas and has already landed Jalen Hooks, a 6-foot-7 junior out of Indiana with provides from Kansas, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois and extra.

“It’s simply a kind of issues you may’t go up,” Hooks instructed the Indianapolis Star’s Kyle Neddenriep. “It was extra of a household resolution, too. All of us simply felt prefer it was an opportunity to achieve my full potential and develop and prepare for the school stage.”

Additionally becoming a member of Hooks is five-star junior Robert Dillingham out of North Carolina. Dillingham is a popular North Carolina lean and holds different provides from Texas, Memphis, Tennessee and extra. Different gamers linked to the brand new Donda Academy Prep group are Jahki Howard out of Georgia and five-star Zion Cruz out of New Jersey.

No head coach for the group has been named but.

Jalen Hooks, a 6-foot-7 junior from Indiana, has dedicated to Kanye West’s Donda Academy. Hooks has provides from Kansas, Michigan State, Purdue, Illinois and extra. (Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire through Getty Photos)

Kanye West personally recruiting for Donda Academy; Staples Middle sport in works

West hasn’t shied away from recruiting for his new prep group both. Two high-profile recruits instructed Yahoo Sports activities that they’ve been adopted by West on Instagram and have direct messages from the rapper asking them to hitch his prep group.

“It’s loopy that he reached out,” one participant instructed Yahoo Sports activities. “However he’s constructing a very good group with gamers that I wish to play with and it’s out in LA in a very good market so it’s one thing me and my household have to consider.”

There are early rumblings {that a} sport between powerhouse Sierra Canyon and Donda Academy is being arrange at Staples Middle someday in February. That might be a possibility to see different five-star prospects like LeBron James’ son, Bronny, and one of many prime seniors within the nation, Amari Bailey, hit the courtroom.

West has been noticed at Sierra Canyon video games up to now the place he and his estranged spouse, Kim Kardashian West, and her sister, Kendall Jenner, have supported Scotty Pippen Jr. and different children of NBA royalty. 

For West, it was music, style, and now highschool basketball that he’s selecting to put money into. For elite highschool basketball gamers, they now have many choices … together with West’s Donda Academy.

Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Larsa Pippen at a Sierra Canyon basketball game in 2018, watching Scotty Pippen Jr. (Cassy Athena/Getty Images)

Kim Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Larsa Pippen at a Sierra Canyon basketball sport in 2018, watching Scotty Pippen Jr. (Cassy Athena/Getty Photos)