Subscribe to the ASGR Recruiting APP, The Go-To Source For Recruiting Anytime, Anywhere Covering thousands of Prospects With In-depth evaluations Yearly From High Major to Low Major With Rankings, Ratings & Notes. Sign Up Today!
The NC Spartan program out of Charlotte has been building a strong foundation since the club was established in the fall of 2010. The Spartans began with a relatively simple plan, and they have followed that path to success.
“We created this program to give young female athletes to reach their fullest potential, and to get a college education paid for through basketball,” explained club president (and former NFL standout) Muhsin Muhammad. “We want to play high level basketball, and we have three principles that help us accomplish that. Number one, we have great teachers. Number two, we created a very competitive environment that stresses hard work, academic excellence, and community involvement.”
With the plan in place, the next step was for the Spartans to bring in the right people.
“I think the main thing we have is that our kids are good players, and they are good people,” said Coach Barbara Nelson. “We have an environment where the parents are respectful and supportive, and they let the coaches coach. Plus, we just have good, quality character kids in the program. They are respectful, and they want to learn.
“We also have a lot of quality coaches involved. They are good people with a lot of experience. They have a lot to offer these kids, and you can see how the players are developing.When you put together a group of hard working people, I think they tend to attract more hard working people. That’s what we have here.”
A key test for the Spartans this spring will come at the 2015 Deep South Classic, which will be played in Raleigh, NC on April 24-26. The Deep South Classic, which annually features the nation’s top travel programs, will once again have the entire tournament in one facility — the tremendous Raleigh Convention Center.