Vice President's Honor Roll Spring 2017

President's Honor Roll Spring 2016
Dean's List recipient Fall 2015

James Glenn

Jackson State Univ

NCAA DI

Class of 2020

6'7 220lbs F

Kyle Brown

Cornell University 
NCAA Div I
Class of 2018
6'3 175lb G

Mrdjan Gasevic
Delaware State University
NCAA Div I
2017 Graduate

Dean's List Recipient 2015, 2016, 2017

4.0 GPA Fall 2016

4.0 GPA Fall 2017

Ezekiel Lacey

Sterling College

NAIA DII

Class of 2021

6'4 180lbs G

Austin Weiher
Southern Illinois University
NCAA Div I
Class of 2018
6'8  210lb F

"What I received from being a part of the Creating Young Minds Academy was confidence. As a player and as a person. I learned through my work on the court how to better show confidence in myself and others while striving to do my best. In addition and related to the confidence I cultivated as part of the program, I learned that hard work precedes and strengthens confidence. I now know when I worked my hardest to be my best, I have complete confidence I can accomplish my goals."

Abraham Davalos

Sterling College

NAIA DII

Class of 2021

5'10 170lbs G

Anthony Brown
Univ of the Southwest
NAIA Div I
Class of 2018
6'5 240lb F

Jamiah Haynes

Sterling College

NAIA DII

Class of 2021

6'5 220lbs F

"For me, CYM was more than just a place where I can play basketball. It was a family that inspired me to be the best I can be in the classroom, basketball court, and in life. CYM has taught me many life lessons that have made me who I am today. Everyday I pray for CYM and everybody behind it because I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for this program."

"Creating Young Minds Academy changed my life in more ways than I can explain. It helped me transition from being a boy who solely depended on his parents to a man who for the most part can sustain himself. CYM taught me the discipline I needed to go to college, play basketball, and last all four years. I can never thank Coach Matt, Ms. Shira, Coach Charlie, and Coach Brooks enough for all their sacrifices. I love my CYM Family!"

"You saw the potential in me, and used that to measure how hard to push me in training. That was to the max! End result was successful. Not only did it help me develop my abilities physically, but also mentally. You've helped me realize that hard work can do a lot more than talent itself."

"CYM was hard to get used to, but easy once I did. Now living at college is a piece of cake, while others struggle with food, grades and laundry, I feel like I'm relaxing while out doing everybody."

Mitar Stanojevic

Univ of Texas San Antonio

NCAA DI

Class of 2020

6'7 200lbs SF

"During the period I was a member of CYM I learned how to be more responsible and I grew up. I learned a lot about team work, to help others, be a better person and also got better in basketball. The spirit which is around that team and Coach Mathis and his wife Shira helped me a lot. I don't have nothing to say but thank you and I will owe you guys for the rest of my life."

Ashley Brooks
Paul Quinn College
NAIA Div I
Class of 2018
6'2  200lb F

Magna Cum Laude Graduate

International Student of the Year


Employed as a Financial Analyst for Specified Air Solutions

Anthony Batchelor
Assistant Coach Durham College (Canada)

Durham College G 2004-2009
OCAA's All-Time Points Leader
​Jersey #32 Retirement November, 2014

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