Since its inception, the CBPA has been about passing along the knowledge and wisdom of college basketball parents to high school parents. In March, the CBPA hosted its first in person event for the families at the McDonald’s All-American game. Close to 15 families for the Boys and Girls teams attended a brunch at Taste 222 in Chicago on March 29, including a panel discussion that allowed parents to get to know more about the CBPA and hav questions answered as they begin their transitions to college.
This event would not have been possible without the support of Mrs. Kylia Carter, mother of former Duke and current NBA Orlando Magic player Wendell Carter Jr., and their foundation, A Platform Squared. This event continues a history of their support in helping McDonald’s families with the transition to college and professional basketball.
Montrice Wright, CBPA Steering Committee member and mother of McDonald’s All-American Game participant Kijani Wright joined the panel discussion with CBPA Executive Directors, E. Courtney Scott & Luke Fedlam. Special thanks to CBPA member Celia Anderson and Tenishia Benson on the McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee for their assistance in inviting families to the brunch.
We would also like to thank our media partner Kurt Benson and his company Tidal League for their amazing coverage of this event as well as producing a video recap helping us relive this amazing event. Watch below.