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North Florida Prep Makes Strides in Nantes, France for the Crosser Challenge


All relevant information on the Crosser Challenge

NANTES, FRANCE – North Florida Prep's basketball team is set to take the international stage by storm as they embark on a journey to Nantes, France, to participate in the prestigious Crosser Challenge. Signifying the growth and development of the sport in the United States, North Florida Prep stands out as the only team from the U.S. to receive an invitation to this esteemed event.


The journey in Nantes promises to be both challenging and rewarding as the team prepares to face-off against some of Europe's most formidable teams. On the roster of matchups are Cholet from France, Ballers Heaven from the UK, and the home team, Hermine De Nantes from Nantes itself.

North Florida Prep’s presence at this international contest is not just a reflection of their outstanding domestic performance, but also highlights their multicultural composition. The team boasts a roster laden with players from diverse nationalities, showcasing the melting pot of talent that the institution has nurtured. Among these players is former North Florida Prep standout, Seth Granado, whose skills have certainly contributed to bringing the team to this global platform.


Coach Barrett Matlock, with evident pride and excitement, shared his thoughts on the team’s participation in the Crosser Challenge. He said,

“This event is more than just another competition for us. It symbolizes the opening of new horizons and opportunities. To be the sole team invited from the United States is not just an honor, but also a testament to the hard work, dedication, and talent of our players and staff. Being asked to bring our team to Nantes is an acknowledgment of our legacy and our potential. We're here to make a mark.”

Fans, college coaches, and scouts from around the world who are keen to witness North Florida Prep in action will not be left in the lurch. The games scheduled for the 25th and 26th of August will be livestreamed, ensuring that the team’s display of skill, determination, and sportsmanship can be viewed by supporters from all corners of the globe.


As the days countdown to the tip-off in Nantes, the anticipation grows. The Crosser Challenge stands as a significant opportunity for North Florida Prep to showcase their prowess on an international stage and set the standard for U.S. prep basketball abroad. The world watches on.

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