While Next Play 360 hosts a pipeline of events throughout the year, the Marietta, GA-based facility contributes to the community in ways that go far beyond its role as a venue. With that goal in mind, Next Play 360, in collaboration with Beyond the Bench and SUVtv, will host a new segment called “I Got Next” - a series of group chats with some of the best up-and-coming high school basketball players in the state of Georgia. This week’s episode, set for May 21 at 7:30pm EST will feature the five player lineup of Sharife Cooper (McEachern HS - Auburn commit), Omar Cooper, Jr. (The Walker School), Malachi Brown (Buford HS), Bobby Moore (McEachern HS), and Dylan Cardwell (McEachern HS - Auburn commit). Special guest, Isaac Okoro, of the Auburn Tigers mens basketball will join the chat at some point as well.
Geared towards a unique list of basketball and beyond basketball topics, the segments will be hosted by Onyx Henderson - a former Cal-State Fullerton basketball player and Kell High School alum.
Beyond The Bench focuses on helping student athletes maximize their potential in areas that go beyond the sport itself. Whether it’s mental maintenance, career education, or tailored programs, Beyond the Bench & Next Play 360 are two groups that operate under an ongoing commitment to enhancing the lives of the communities they serve.
During COVID-19, Next Play 360 has provided meals & healthcare items for its surrounding area as part of its Next Meal tailored to help feed kids and families affected by the coronavirus.