Kanye West’s DONDA Academy is reportedly working on a basketball game against Sierra Canyon at the Staples Center.
Kanye has reportedly purchased a 4-acre parcel on Tierra Rejada Road in the unincorporated area between Moorpark and Simi Valley for his first private school. The official website Donda.world lists a mission statement for the school and already has a form for submission.
DONDA ACADEMY MISSION USING AN ETHIC OF INTEGRITY AND CARE, DONDA ACADEMY PREPARES STUDENTS TO BECOME THE NEXT GENERATION OF LEADERS, THINKER SAND INNOVATORS BY PROVIDING THEM WITH A WORLD-CLASS EDUCATION THAT INCLUDES A RIGOROUS CORE CURRICULUM, AND AN EMPHASIS ON SUSTAINABILITY, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING.
Reports suggest tuition will be free and around 60 students will be selected to attend. The biggest news surrounding the school, though, is the number of top basketball prospects suddenly relocating to California to attend the school. Three stand out transfers this far include Jahki Howard, Zion Cruz, and Robert Dillingham.
Donda Academy transfers Jahki Howard, Zion Cruz and Robert Dillingham have received a follow from @KanyeWest on Instagram and changed their profile pics to a black icon.
Interestingly, 2022 Duke commit Kyle Filipowski and unsigned 2023 four-star Gus Yalden have done the same. pic.twitter.com/yiY1wJSbZv
— Jacob Polacheck (@JacobPolacheck) October 6, 2021
With the announcement of recruits committing to Donda Academy comes news from Yahoo Sports that Kanye West and Sierra Canyon High School are working on a massive game at the The Staples Center in February. Sierra Canyon has produced several top college recruits and currently has LeBron James’ son Bronny and another top prospect, Amari Bailey, on its roaster.
Donda Academy hasn’t announced a head coach yet, but the team will be backed by Adidas.
Kanye West is launching Donda Academy with commitments from top HS basketball players Jalen Hooks and Robert Dillingham.
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) October 5, 2021