XENIA, Ohio - Charleston Southern men's basketball's Deontaye Buskey was selected to attend the Captains Academy hosted by Athletes in Action as announced today.
The event starts today and runs through Monday. The annual Captains Academy is geared toward NCAA DI men's basketball captains and emerging leaders. Seventeen players from 14 universities have been selected to participate in this year's Academy. The Academy spans five days, starting May 9 and running through May 13.
"We are so excited that DD is going to participate in this year's Captains Academy," CSU head men's basketball coach Barclay Radebaugh said. "Athletes in Action does a terrific job providing a quality opportunity for basketball players from across the country to learn about leadership the right away. DD is a special person and I'm glad he has this opportunity."
The purpose of the Academy is to equip, empower, and encourage student-athletes to be competent, confident, effective team leaders. Participants will engage in a variety of activities including personality testing, team-building exercises, conflict management techniques, case studies in leadership, cohort group breakdowns, communication lessons, and interviews with established leaders in business, sport, and the military. Attendees will develop a deeper view of leadership as identity as well as expand the scope of their leadership understanding in the areas of activity and service.
Clark Kellogg (CBS Sports) and a good array of NBA and former college captains headline the experience for the players. The Academy is driven and supported by a fine AIA Staff.
This is the fifth year Athletes in Action Basketball has staged its Captains Academy. Over this span 45 schools have sent player representatives to receive this special training.
Athletes in Action is an international sports organization that champions faith, character, and victory beyond the competition. AIA basketball hosts events, sends teams, and develops total athletes and coaches globally. 'For the good of the game, the growth of its people, to the glory of God' is their prime motivation.
For more information about Athletes in Action, visit www.athletesinaction.org and www.goaia.org.
2019 Captains Academy Roster
Damani Applewhite, South Carolina State
James Baker, Morehead State
Kamar Baldwin, Butler University
Adam Bullard, Gardner Webb / GA
Deontaye Buskey, Charleston Southern
Donel Cathcart, Youngstown State
Caleb Catto, Florida Gulf Coast
Caanan Gassmann, Central Florida
Jaylon Hall, Wright State
Djimon Henson, Morehead State
Nate Johnson, Gardner Webb
Dalon King, Cleveland State / MOAM
Darius Quisenberry, Youngstown State
Payten Ricks, Abilene Christian
Cedric Russell, Louisana-Lafayette
Tre Scott, Cincinnati
Jelani Simmons, Youngstown State
CJ Walker, Ohio State University
Javan White, Missouri - Kansas City
Camren Wynter, Drexel
Daniel Alexander, Pro Player
Kellen Dunham, Pro Player
Derick Grant, Pro Trainer
Ramses Larobina, AIA Staff
Morris Michalski, AIA Staff
Jason Stankus, AIA Staff
Will Tyler, AIA Staff
LD Williams, Pro Player