The Speights Academy is born from the mind of NCAA and NBA World Champion Marreese "Mo" Speights. After carving out a successfull career at every level of basketball, Mo is determined to give back in the best way he knows how; by creating a program that puts all his knowledge and experience into the hands of the next generation of student-athletes. Mo has first hand experience as a high school, post-grad, D1 and professional athlete. His accolades put him in the rarest of names, yet with all that his demeanor, character, and mindset is focused solely on giving back.
Speights Academy was created to give high school athletes an opportunity to continue to develop their skills during a gap year between high school and college. Unlike going to a junior college, a post-grad program like Speights Academy does not impact future years of college eligibility.
It is important to us that our student-athletes be able to capitalize on their athletic achievements by ensuring their academic portfolio meets all the requirements for NCAA participation. Speights Academy can help arrange courses to boost academic progress in core requirements as well as SAT/ACT exam preparation.
"The opportunity to be coached under @mospeights16 speaks for itself."
"Playing for Mo is a privilege. When you see the way he carries himself and the way he responds during pressure situations you realize the value of his knowledge and experience."
"Winning is in his DNA. Watch Mo coach. Watch the way he communicates. Watch how he reacts to the game and the players. His understanding is years beyond your typical coach. His passion for the game shows in his success, not in yelling or making a scene like commonly seen on today's sideline."
"What @MoSpeights16 is doing for the youth is admirable... much respect brother"
"Show me another high school coach with these accomplishments."