Earl Monroe, a Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee, plans to open the first “basketball professional” high school in the United States.
“We use basketball not for basketball, but for a real learning tool. It can be said to be for teaching, inspiring and embracing self-confidence and motivation for children in this field,” Monroe said. NBA.com.
The Earl Monroe Neo-Renaissance Basketball School will recruit students from the Pelham Bay area of the Bronx in New York on August 30; in 2024, it will move to a permanent location near Mott Haven.
“We are working hard to create a stable atmosphere. Families are as important as children, Monroe continued.”
The school’s curriculum will be structured around six interdisciplinary courses: entrepreneurial business, science and kinesiology, sports journalism, computer science, language and mathematics.
According to reports, the school was inspired by former NBA commissioner David Stern and was supported by current commissioner Adam Silver.
It also received financial support from the NBA Foundation and consulting from the Hall of Fame broadcaster Marv Albert.