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Joshua Burrows Commits To Trojans

As of Friday, May 1, 2020


JOSHUA Burrows


#Tribune Sports Reporter

#JOSHUA Burrows’ athletic and academic career will go the prep basketball route for the upcoming year.

#The former Doris Johnson Mystic Marlin and junior national team player announced his commitment to the Illinois Prep Trojans in Carbondale, Illinois.

#Prep programmes offer student athletes an opportunity and hone their skills during a “gap year” between the completion of high school and the beginning of college or university.

#According to the Trojans website, joining the programme affords student athletes access to top-notch training, coaching and mentorship from coaches with college experience.

#“You will gain experience and exposure by playing national high school teams and JUCO’s all without losing a year of eligibility,” the organisation said.

#“Our post-graduate programme is for athletes that have completed their high school education but need more exposure in order to receive a scholarship or make a collegiate team. A player’s collegiate level is often determined by game performance, work ethic, athletic ability, size for position, and college position needs. This programme allows athletes to take a year off before attending college (also known as a “gap year”) without losing any of their four-year eligibility.

#“Athletes in this programme will compete against many of the top prep schools, independent high schools and junior colleges in the country. After 35+ games, players will have the experience and confidence to play at the next level.”

#Burrows’ local high school basketball career is filled with accolades at every level.

#As a junior, he helped lead the Temple Christian Suns to an undefeated season and BAISS championship.

#After his transfer to the Mystic Marlins, he was a member of back-to-back GSSSA championship teams and also was a member of the school’s first Hugh Campbell winning team in programme history.

#At the junior national team level, he was a member of the Bahamas’ historic FIBA Centrobasket Under-17 Championship team that won bronze in the Dominican Republic and qualified for the Tournament of the Americas.

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