The Layc Career Academy in Houston, Texas, is poised to launch a new design for its logo this year.
The Houston-based academy has long been a hotbed of talent for the Houston Rockets.
The academy recently won the 2016 National Basketball Association Development League championship and was named to the 2017 NBA Development League All-Star team.
The Layco Academy, a partnership between the Houston-area academy and Rockets owner Les Alexander, also was named a 2017 NBA All-Rookie team.
The new logo will be unveiled during the Layco Basketball Academy’s NBA All Star Skills Weekend at the Houston Marriott Marquis Houston Downtown on Tuesday, February 21.
The league’s logo will also be featured on Layco uniforms, Layco gear and apparel.
According to the academy, the new logo features an all-caps symbol with the Layc motto “The Career Academy.”
“The new Layco logo represents the Laycos mission to make basketball the most accessible sport in the country,” said Layco President, CEO and Founder, Dave Prentiss in a statement.
“We look forward to showcasing the Laycs talents on the court and providing them with the opportunity to showcase their skills to the world.”
The Layco academy is one of a number of sports academies in the United States that have become hotbeds for the NBA.
The Houston Rockets have a partnership with the academy that has resulted in a number on the NBA AllStar rosters.
The NBA has a long history of partnering with the NBA Academy, which in turn has helped nurture NBA players, coaches and front offices around the country.
The NBA has also worked with the Academy to promote the NBA brand and the league’s grassroots initiatives, including the Laycomo Basketball Academy.