(10-27-22) The elite prep basketball team at Donda Academy, the private school in Simi Valley, California, started by Kanye West (Ye), seemed to be out of business earlier today. But an USA Today story posted this evening seems to says the school is still open and the team is practicing.
According to the story head coach Dorell Wright says the team is still preparing for its November 3rd season opener against Minnesota Prep Academy at the Minnesota Shorty Classic at the Target Center in Minneapolis.
According to TMZ–Donda Academy is an unaccredited Christian school with about 100 students. Tuition is $15,000 a year, and half the students are on scholarships.
The Donda Academy’s roster includes Robert Dillingham, a five-star point guard committed to Kentucky; Javonte “JJ” Taylor, a four-star forward; and Justin Johnson, a three-star forward.
This week four major prep tournaments have rescinded invitations to Donda Academy.
- John Wall Holiday Invitational in Raleigh, North Carolina
- HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts
- Scholastic Play-By-Play Classics
- City of Palms Classic
The issue for the school happened after West made what many said was anti-semantic comments in a recent interview.
Scholastic Play By Play Classics founder Jeremy Treatman statement:
“Kanye’s words and actions violate our values as a company and a country, and what we seek to ensure at all of our events — a spirit of diversity, sportsmanship, inclusion, equity and mutual respect. While we are firm in our reasoning for this decision, it does not diminish our heartache and regret for Donda’s hardworking student-athletes who will lose out the most as a result of Kanye’s actions.”