Ga’Khari Lacount will be headed to Link Year Prep in Missouri and will become part of the 2021 recruiting class. The Coral Park standout was the 7A player of the year in Florida and was previously committed to Lynn University. He is a prospect that is sure to garner a lot of Division 1 attention at Link Year. He discussed why he made the choice to attend the program.
“I believe that Coach Doynes and his coaching staff can take me where I want to be,” said Lacount. “I trust his program and the school with my future. The goal is to become a better and more improved player at Link Year. My hopes are to get looked at and go to a college program that fits me and takes me the furthest in basketball.”
Link Year Prep is one of the elite prep programs in the country. They are led by Adam Doynes who is also the founder and president of the school. The program plays a national schedule and last year played in Missouri, Massachusetts, Indiana, Colorado, Texas, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and the Bahamas. Coach Doynes talked about how his program operates to HoopMia.
“Link Year Prep has quickly become one of the top 10 Post Grad programs in the Nation,” said Doynes. “We attribute that to doing things the right way from the beginning. Building the man first, the player second!”
The school has done a tremendous job of placing its athletes at Division 1 schools. The program has sent kids to Arkansas, Portland, Southern Idaho, Montana State, UNC Greensboro, University of Central Arkansas, Evansville, and Boise State amongst others. He described how Ga’Khari will fit into his program.
“Ga'Khari is a perfect fit for us. His work ethic, dedication, and character fits everything we are about as a program. In our opinion he is set to have a monster year with us. He has an uncanny ability to score on all 3 levels, his court vision is elite, and he handles pressure like a professional. We could not be more excited to have him a part of the Pride!”
Ga’Khari averaged 31 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals per game for Coral Park this year. He arrived to the Rams the same year Coach Alex Ordoqui did and he helped Coral Park establish themselves as a top program in Miami. He was voted 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-Dade after this season. We spoke to Coach Ordoqui about Ga’Khari’s decision to attend Link Year Prep.
“Ga’Khari will continue to mature and ascend as a player and person at Link Year,” said coach Ordoqui. “He was in a unique situation due to signing with Lynn and we feel this is the best place for him. I have never seen a player improve and grow like Ga’Khari has. He has the potential to achieve great things at the next level and I have all the confidence in the world that the best is still to come for Ga’Khari. He is the kind of kid that makes you want to coach.”
HoopMIA will be following Ga’Khari this season at Link Year. He has a chance to have a great college career and we will look forward to seeing where his career will take him.
Photo taken by: Kimberly Toledo