By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
LIFE Prep Academy continues to be a pipeline for Bahamian student athletes across various sporting disciplines.
Over the course of the past two months, the school has announced several new additions to its institution in Wichita, Kansas to join its basketball, track and field, football and soccer programmes.
Former CI Gibson Rattlers point guard Kenvon Farrington was the latest addition last week.
“We are excited to announce that Kenvon Farrington will be bringing his talents to Life Prep Academy” the LPA staff said.
“He is an explosive point guard who has an exceptional work ethic. Kenvon is a great leader on and off the court. We can’t wait to get him here and get to work.”
D’Angelo Dawkins is another addition to the basketball programme.
“D’Angelo is 15 years old. He is a 6’2 combo guard that is ranked one of the top up and coming basketball players in the Bahamas,” the LPA staff said. “He is a huge offensive threat who can shoot from the outside and get to the rim. D’Angelo is a great kid with an extreme work ethic. He takes his academics serious as well. His goal is to continue to develop as a student athlete and earn a division one basketball scholarship when he graduates. We can’t wait to get him here and get to work.”
On the soccer pitch, they added Ainsley Brown.
“A 5’9 190lb goalie/striker. Ainsley has helped his team in the Bahamas win five championships. His goal is to earn a college scholarship and play professional soccer in Europe,” LPA said.
“Ainsley is a great student with a strong work ethic and we can’t wait to have him here next year.”
On the baseball diamond, 6’2” 235 power hitter Jeffrey Pierre has also committed and plans to play two sports with the addition of football to his athletic résumé.
“A first baseman/outfielder from Freeport, Bahamas, he is a great athlete who has a lot of pop. Jeffrey will definitely add another power bat to the heart of our lineup. He will also be a big addition to our football programme,” he said. “We are grateful for a hard working, talented, student athlete like Jeffrey to choose Life Prep Academy.”
Roheim Kelly will join both the athletics and football programmes. “Roheim is a 5’11 220lb football player from the Bahamas. He also plays other sports, including track, where he was the national gold medallist in the discus,” LPA said.
Jace Smith will also be an addition to the gridiron.
“Jace is a 5’9 230lb football player. He is strong, athletic and excited to push himself towards his ultimate goal of earning a college scholarship,” LPA said. “Jace will be in Grade 11, so he will have two years to develop under our coaching staff. We are blessed to add a highly motivated, good character kid to our programme.”
Several Bahamians starred athletically for Life Prep last season, highlighted by Traimaine Ferguson and underclassman Michael Johnson on the basketball court.