Donda Academy has already secured commitments from three five-star basketball prospects.
Kanye West will open a prep school in Southern California, with a heavy focus on basketball. Donda Academy, named after Ye’s late mother, will be a tuition-free private K-12 school located just outside of Los Angeles.
The school has already secured a partnership with Adidas to go along with commitments from some elite basketball prospects. Despite not securing a coach yet Jalen Hooks, Robert Dillingham, and Jakhi Howard are ready to move toward the goal.
“It’s just one of those things you can’t pass up,” Hooks shared with the Indianapolis Star. “It was more of a family decision, too. All of us just felt like it was a chance to reach my full potential and grow and get ready for the college level.”
According to Yahoo Sports, a game is being discussed between Lebron James’ son Bronny and Sierra Canyon for the LA’s Staples Center next year.
The academy’s website says the school will focus on equipping students with an education that “will last in the ever-changing world.”
They plan to find the intersection “between faith and the innovation of the future.”
There’s no word when classes will officially start.