Home Sports Unbelievable! Milton’s Vincent Osazee Emerges as Unstoppable 2026 Basketball Phenom in the Entire State! You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!

Unbelievable! Milton’s Vincent Osazee Emerges as Unstoppable 2026 Basketball Phenom in the Entire State! You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!

Unbelievable! Milton’s Vincent Osazee Emerges as Unstoppable 2026 Basketball Phenom in the Entire State! You Won’t Believe Your Eyes!

Reason Prep Basketball Academy is on the rise in year two. Photo by Trevor Hass

With practice winding down, and all eyes fixated on him in the fourth-floor gymnasium of the Northampton Square complex in the South End, Vincent Osazee stepped to the free throw line as his teammates playfully serenaded him with “Over-rated!” chants.

The 16-year-old Osazee didn’t seem to mind. As the state’s top player in the Class of 2026, and No. 65 on Rivals’ list in his graduating class, Osazee is used to the spotlight. He calmly swished both shots, then gave his teammates a lighthearted smirk to remind them that this was light work.

Proving Themselves in Year 2

With the emergence of Osazee, the Boston-based Reason Prep Academy is eager to prove themselves in their second year of competition against prep schools and other elite New England programs. Reason Prep offers training, study hall, community service, and mentoring opportunities to inner-city players with a passion for basketball.

Rapid Ascent in the Basketball Scene

Osazee, standing at 6 feet 8 inches tall, is a four-star prospect and grew up in Ireland before moving to Milton at the age of 11. He discovered basketball at 12 and quickly made a name for himself in the national scene. With offers from Rutgers, Arizona State, George Mason, and more, Osazee is drawing high interest from Wake Forest and Arkansas. He has also visited Boston College and Harvard.

The Potential Recognized

His coach, Timmance McKinney, recognized Osazee’s potential from the start. From being relatively unknown with no offers, Osazee’s progress has skyrocketed within just one year. He exceeded expectations and demonstrated remarkable growth.

A Life-Changing Decision

Before discovering basketball, Osazee played soccer, ran track, and excelled as a Gaelic football player in his home country. But when he moved to Milton, his friends asked him the inevitable question: “Do you play basketball?” Osazee picked up a basketball, and it changed his life. He soon realized he had the potential to turn his hobby into something more.

Dedicated Training

Osazee’s commitment to basketball is unwavering. He wakes up as early as 4:30 or 5 a.m. to be on the court by 6. His training regimen involves taking close to 10,000 shots per week. In August, Osazee impressed at the CP3 Rising Stars National Camp in North Carolina, and his momentum hasn’t slowed since then. He continues to evolve and unlock his full potential.

A Rising Star

Teammates recognize Osazee’s exceptional abilities. Treyvon Morning, a postgrad guard, compares his game to that of Giannis Antetokounmpo. Fellow teammate Mazen Elbeik believes Osazee is destined for greatness, stating that “he’s going to be a monster.” Coach McKinney describes Osazee as the hardest-working kid he’s ever coached, with his game evolving every day.

The Reason Prep Program

Osazee joined Reason Prep because of his relationship with Coach McKinney. The program focuses on showcasing versatility and learning from mistakes. Setbacks happen, but it’s important how one recovers from them. Reason Prep provides a space for kids who love the game and need an outlet to improve their skills. The program is inclusive, striving to include anyone who fits well with its culture.

A Community of Talented Players

Reason Prep boasts other notable talents alongside Osazee. Logan Lang, a 6-foot-9 big, has already received an offer from High Point University. Adrian Howell, a shifty guard, possesses a killer crossover and a special feel for the game. Jamaica Plain resident Mazen Elbeik, standing at 6-foot-5, glides around the court and showcases an elite fadeaway. Elbeik has garnered interest from UMass Lowell and Stonehill.

Inspiring Local Athletes

Coach McKinney, a Jamaica Plain native, is devoted to helping local athletes succeed and navigate their paths effectively. Having experienced setbacks himself due to grades preventing him from playing Division 1 basketball, McKinney established the Undivided Basketball AAU program. Reason Prep was born out of a commitment to providing opportunities for aspiring athletes. The program keeps costs affordable, ensuring that the gym is accessible to those who genuinely love the game.

Proving the Naysayers Wrong

Reason Prep’s mission is to develop players and prove doubters wrong. The gym may not be glamorous, but it is a place filled with passion, dedicated coaches, and players who care deeply. Players like Osazee and his teammates are determined to improve, grow, and achieve greatness.


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