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Starks Academy Inaugural AAU Season Put on Hold

Updated: April 04, 2020 11:34 PM

For ten years Starks Academy has mentored youth basketball players in the Northland and beyond.

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The academy works to provide workouts and skill clinics to players from all backgrounds.

Shooting to expand their impact, Starks Academy Founder and Director Dyami Starks created an AAU basketball program. However their inaugural season, set to begin this April, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.

"We have some of the best kids from around the area but then also the summer training piece. We were expecting 200 almost 300 kids this summer, so we were going to touch quite a few families and AAU was just a small piece of that," said Starks. "So it's [the cancellation] a tough one to swallow."

Starks Elite, the AAU team, offers 13U to 17U boys and girls teams, as well as a 12U girls team.

Among the coaches are Dyami Starks and CJ Osuchukwu, head coach of the Duluth Marshall girls basketball team.

Games were scheduled to run from April through July. For more information on Starks Academy programs, click here.

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