Victory Rock Prep, headed by former IMG Director, Loren Jackson has agreed to terms with Luxembourg Basketball Academy to roll out a new Post Graduate and High School Program. LBBA was founded and is operated by former European professional basketball player, Darko Ristic.
Located in Bradenton, Florida, also home to IMG, Victory Rock Prep has carved out its own niche and risen to prominence as a nationally ranked team, joining the national tournament the last few years. UPG CEO, Jerone Dodd Jr noted, “I attribute VRP’s success to the experience of Coach Jackson and his ability to not only create the academy, but also consolidating control with his leadership on the academic side of things. He has an ideal location and his own facilities, which makes life easier. He also has a long history working with top players.”
On the other side of the world, Darko Ristic has similarly forged LBBA into a leader in recruiting some of the top talent from all over Europe. LBBA is noted as one of the premier organizations that also runs its own Post Graduate Program.
“We are very excited about LBBA’s business model because they have the ability to recruit many players every year and we were able to identify the type of situations that could bridge the gap. As their official franchisee partner in the Americas, the future is unlimited what we can do together. I think Darko has likewise done an excellent job with the LBBA brand and this initial partnership with VRP will set the foundation for both programs to expand in ways none of us can completely foresee now,” Dodd concluded.