IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) has found its new boys’ basketball coach in St. John’s College High School (Washington, D.C.) coach Sean McAloon.
“Sean has established himself as one of the top coaches in the country and is a proven winner. We’re thrilled to have him join our staff,” said IMG Academy Director of Basketball Brian Nash. “We look forward to building on the success and momentum from last season and we think Sean will do a terrific job leading this team.”
Vince Walden left his position as head coach of the Ascenders in April to take an assistant coaching job at Arkansas State.
McAloon, who had been the head coach at St. John’s since 2012, led the Cadets to a 25-10 record this past season. The Cadets won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference in 2015.
If his roster stays intact, McAloon will inherit one of the top frontcourt’s in the country with Emmitt Williams, who is ranked No. 7 overall in the ESPN 60, and Silvio De Sousa, who is ranked 20, patrolling the paint.
Both have been dominant on the Nike EYBL and the Under Armour Association circuits this season.
The Ascenders fell in the quarterfinals of the DICK’s Sporting Goods High School Nationals in April and finished 26-2 overall.
They checked in at No. 11 in the final USA Today Super 25 rankings.
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