What We Have Done
I-CAN YOUTH FOUNDATION has assisted many youth acquire scholarships from prestigious colleges and universities across the country. I-CAN YOUTH FOUNDATION has over 200 college graduate alumni and has stimulated over $1,800,000 in scholarship awards.
To date, more than 300 I-Can Youth Foundation alumni have played Division I college basketball or/and professional basketball. Currently, we have more than 35 alumni playing Division I college or professional basketball. In fact, in 2011 alone, three I-Can Youth Alumni were drafted in the first round. These include: Derrick Williams – 2nd pick; Paul George – 8th pick and, Jordan Hamilton – 26th pick.
Some of these players include:
Derrick Williams – Minnesota Timberwolves (University of Arizona)
Jordan Hamilton – Denver Nuggets (University of Texas)
Paul George – Clippers (Fresno State)
Larry Anderson – Belgium Pro League (CSU Long Beach)
Tony Freeland – CSU Long Beach
Deonte Burton – University of Nevada
Devonte Elliott – University of Nevada
Moses Morgan – De Paul University
Kahlil Johnson – UC Berkeley
Luis Rodriguez – Ole Miss
Emanuel Tshimanga – UC Irvine
Nate Tshimanga – Troy University
Marquis Moore – Southern Utah
D'Andre Bell - Georgia Tech – Los Angeles Clippers
Jordan Hamilton - University of Texas - Denver Nuggets.
Larry Anderson - Long Beach State – Belgium
Larry is young man with two brothers who are former gang members. When he was 13 yrs old, one of his brothers ask I-Can to save Larry. At that time, he had no basketball skills. I-Can encouraged him to play basketball. Larry liked basketball so much that in his junior year at Long Beach Jordan High School, he had become one of the top basketball players in the state of California. As a Freshman in college, he received Freshman of the year honors in the Big West Conference and made First Team All Big West honors. While attending college, his grandmother died and two months later his first cousin was accidentally killed by his own brother. Two months later, his mother went into a comma. Despite all of these unfortunate circumstances, Larry graduated from college and received Defensive Player of the Year and made First Team All Big West Conference. Presently, he is playing professional basketball in Belgium.