Dear DME Sports/Daytona Field House Community,
Based on the current status of the coronavirus (Covid 19), DME Sports and Daytona Field House owners and managers have made the decision to close our facility and suspend our programs at the end of today and will stay closed until further notice.
We firmly believe that this is in the best interests of everyone. If you are involved in a current program, we will be in touch about next steps as soon as possible.
As of March 16, 2020, there are NO KNOWN CASES of this virus among the DME Sports Academy community. In addition, there is no indication that our campus is under any immediate risk, but we are taking proactive steps to keep our students, faculty, and staff safe and healthy.
While we are closed, our staff will be cleaning and sanitizing the entire facility from top to bottom so that when we are able to reopen, we will be ready to go.
We will continue to keep you updated with the latest Academy/Field House related information, always doing what’s in the best interest of our DME community.
DME Sports Academy
DME Prep Blue had an impressive win against #1 ranked IMG National Post Grad. DME came out of the gates scorching hot taking an early lead. DME started the game scoring a lot of their points in transition early. The first half DME played extremely hard, shooting the ball with confidence, playing great defense and battling down low for rebounds. Keegan and Kris Murray started the game very strong doing everything on the floor from scoring, rebounding, and playing aggressive defense. Trey Fort proved to IMG that they would have a difficult time guarding him attacking the paint or pulling from 3. At the end of the first half the score was 57-39.
The second half proved to be just as entertaining as both teams came out on fire. Neither team could get a stop on the defensive end. While this played to DME’s lead it would shortly change as IMG went on a run to close out the second half. With the score all tied at 100-100, the game was headed into Overtime. In Overtime DME started out slow getting behind by 4 early. Demetrius “Meechie” Terry would quickly change this around as he took over stretches of overtime with his energy and aggressiveness, diving after loose balls and pumping up the crowd. He had 6 points and 4 rebounds late in the game. DME would hold off to win 113-112 in the “Game of the Year” according to OvertimeNxt.
Keegan Murray would finish the game with 36 points and 7 rebounds. Kris Murray finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Trey Fort also had a great game scoring as he contributed 19 points. Dalph Panopio added 14 points on 4/6 for 3’s.
DME Black also came out with a dominant win over IMG.
DME Black came out to a strong start against IMG Post Grad shooting the ball with a lot of confidence. DME played a really aggressive defensive game. Karim Naja had an impressive 7 steals to go along with Quentin Risbrook’s 3 steals. Coach Kevin Kozan’s had this to say on his teams defensive effort “What helped us tonight was our 2-2-1 full-court press. It was able to speed up IMG’s offense and we were able to get out in transition and score easy buckets.”
Other than defense DME Black played very well together, moving the ball and finding the open teammate. Tyrese Haywood lead the team in assists with 7. “We doubled our assists to turnovers. IMG threw a 1-3-1 at us and we made adjustments at half and all of our guys were locked in. We were able to break the 1-3-1 a lot easier in the second half.” Bailey Stephanos lead the way in scoring with 23 points including 4 three-pointers followed by Jalen Dearring with 15 points.
DME’s Second Annual Beach & Ball Tournament was a huge success.
The tournament included 17 Post Grad Programs including DME Post
Grad Blue, Black, & White and 3 full days of exciting nonstop games.
Teams from all over participated including The Skill Factory, Combine
Academy, Central Tech, and many more.
BEACH & BALL TOURNAMENT RECAP:
DME PREP BLUE RESULTS
DME Prep Blue started the weekend with a great win over Victory Rock
105 – 57. It was a great team effort lead by Keegan Murray with 27 points
and Petar Raickovic with 13 points. In DME Prep Blue’s second game of
the weekend, the twins, Keegan and Kris Murray combined for a total of 61
points in the win against Combine Academy. DME Blue would go on to
close out the tournament with a win vs ABI Academy and solid
performances from Dalph Panopio, Myles Samuels, Trey Fort, and DJ
DME PREP BLACK RESULTS
DME’s Prep Black started the weekend with a tough loss to Central Point
102 – 100. Bailey Stephanos lead the way for DME with 37 points. The
team came out strong on Day 2 against ABI. DME lead the way by as
many as 18 points however, ABI was able to fight back and overcome
the deficit. Despite the 25 point performance from Jalen Dearring, DME
Black falls short 87 – 83.
DME PREP WHITE RESULTS
DME White fell short in a close matchup vs Central Tech 87 – 83. Top
performers throughout the game were Srdjan Petrovic and Yafet Hailee. In
their second game, DME Prep White faced another tough West Lake team,
falling short 98 – 94. Jon Sanders led the way with 16 points. The team
was able to bounce back on the final game of the weekend with a great
win vs Combine Academy 81 – 72. Davion Ralph, Jon Sanders, and Yafet
Hailee all had great performances.
You can check out the games on our youtube.
DME Blue suited up against the #10 Post Grad Team in the county yesterday night.
DME Blue traveled to Monteverde Academy to play for the first time in their season.
Blue came out slow, falling behind Montverde in the first few minutes. Fighting their way back into the game, DME Blue finished the first half only down three points.
Beginning of the seconds half, Blue started off slow trailing 11 points. Competing back and forth, Blue was down 3 points with 20 seconds left to go in the game. Jermaine Marshall hit a game-changing three-pointer with nine seconds left in the game. Jermaine finished with 24 points. With the game tied, Blue made a great stop defensively which led the game into overtime.
Blue came out strong in the beginning of overtime with a couple three-pointers from Jacob Traci and Jeremy Golson. Traci finished with 14 points, 9 assists, and 5 steals. Jeremy Golson added 15 points and Antonine Kemking had 15 rebounds along with 8 points.
Blue took the lead in the last few minutes of overtime with some good defensive stops to win the game, closing out the win 85-79.
“It was a great team effort, everyone contributed to the win. Our bench gave us great quality minutes. Proud of our guys and it feels good to see the guys fight back into the game and get the win as a team,” Coach Wesam included after the game.
DME Blue next game will be Tuesday, November 13th at the College of Central Florida at 7:30 pm in Ocala, Florida.
DME Closed out an exciting weekend here in Daytona Beach for the Inaugural Beach & Ball Tournament. 16 teams were in attendance, including 4 DME teams, DME PG Blue, DME PG White, DME PG Orange, and DME Select, along with college coaches in the gym and watching on the live stream.
With many great teams and very talented prospects, some highlight players of the tournament include Rob Perry from 4A Academy, Jermaine Marshall and Jacco Fritz from DME Blue, and Josh Walton from Monteverde Academy.
DME Blue Jacob Tracy had a highlight moment after the tournament by receiving his first Division 1 offer after the first day of the two-day weekend.
The great competition led up to the 7:00 pm Championship game Sunday night against DME Blue and 4A Academy. It was a very competitive matchup. DME Blue fell short to 4A in the final, in what was a back and forth contest. With the game coming down to the final seconds, the game finished 88-86 with 4A on top.
You can find all of the games for the tournament here.
DME will suit up again with DME Blue vs RockTop on Thursday. DME PG White will also suit up this weekend in the Daytona State University Tournament this weekend.
Check out our Facebook page with photos from the tournament at DME Sports Academy.
DME Sports Academy is hosting their first Annual Post Grad Tournament this Saturday and Sunday.
This tournament is set to have 16 teams compete with the appearance of some of the Top Teams in the region. DME, Montverde, Skill Factory, Red Devils are some highlight teams of the tournament. All three of DME PG teams will play this weekend and will defend their home court.
Tip-off starts at 9 AM with Red Devils Red and DME Orange Saturday morning. With this single elimination tournament and a 3 game guarantee, all teams will have a full weekend of great competition.
We’re expecting to have several college coaches in the building to watch the top level talent that’s taking part in this year’s tournament.
Livestream will be available for all who can’t attend the tournament. You can click on the live stream here.
DME Sports Academy HS National Team and PG National Team each played three tough games this weekend, as part of their first of many national events. They traveled to Connecticut and took part in the Power Five Tip Off tournament along with Putnam Science which is ranked 4th in the country, Woodstock Academy ranked 5th, Redemption Christian, and Commonwealth Academy.
Post Grad Head Coach Wesam Al Sous said that the experience of playing three strong games in 3 days is essential and serves as a good foundation to build on for the next events. “We have to work on our offensive system and try to build chemistry. I am happy with the energy levels, we fought as a team.”
High School Head Coach Daniel Mondragon was happy with how his team handled the first two games, “We competed against high-level teams. We showed toughness and the win against Woodstock — we came back from an 11 pt deficit.”
However, there are valuable lessons to be drawn here, “The last game showed us that we need to learn how to win close games. We were up 9 pts with three minutes left in the game and we couldn’t close out, so we will be working on that in the next few weeks.”
DME GM of Basketball Nick Couluris stated that the trip was a good opportunity for DME Sports Academy to showcase their talent on a national scale, “The kids performed well on the court, and held their own against some of the best teams in the country.” When discussing the trip as a whole, Couluris said, “Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the experience. For some it was their first time on a plane. These kids were able to experience once in a lifetime things like our day trip to the basketball Hall of Fame.”
The next national event will take place in Memphis in less than a month.
DAYTONA BEACH – It has been a little over a month since we wrapped up our Post Graduate season, and in that time, we’ve had five of our athletes sign their National Letter of Intent to play at the college level.
This has been a significant accomplishment for athletes like Richard Feagin, who committed to play at Morehead State University, and Marlo Brown who committed to Northern Illinois University. Both decided to play a Post Graduate year with the goal of earning a Division 1 scholarship. The two high school teammates were reunited at DME Sports Academy and played their way into accomplishing their goals. A year of strength training, skill development and competitive basketball has set them up to succeed at the next level.
DME teammates Joshua Curls and Junior Madut came to DME Sports Academy with their own goals and vision of how they could benefit from a Post Graduate year. Curls, a native of View Park, CA, decided to stay close to his roots by committing to California State University, Chico. A versatile guard, Curls looks to contribute to a program that makes a run at a Division 2 National Championship each year. Madut, who came to DME Sports Academy from Australia, made the decision to stay in the United States and continue his basketball career at Eastern Florida State College. He looks to make an immediate impact on a team that finished as the #2 nationally ranked team in the NJCAA last season. Kerian Ulhen, a DME Sports Academy Post Graduate came to the Unites States for the first time, in October from France. He has recently committed to Averett University in Danville, Virginia. Uhlen’s hard work and tenacity will make him an impact player in the USA South Athletic Conference.