We Believe Academy to Open in the Fall


Former professional basketball players Ta’Quan Zimmerman and Ryan Gomes are part of a group who are starting a basketball academy in Waterbury, Connecticut that is called We Believe Academy. The academy will be set up as an alternative to the traditional high school basketball path, with the goal of eventully placing their players into college basketball programs.


Students will continue to attend their local high schools for academics, but will play their basketball with WBA. WBA will also provide tutoring and SAT prep courses to help enhance their student-athletes attractiveness in college admissions. The participants will need to have a 3.0 or higher high school gpa in order to participate. The program will include freshmen up through high school Post Grads.


We Believe Academy will play its first season in 2021-22, and plans to schedule games against other high level New England Prep School opponents. Their mission involves helping expand their students’ collegiate futures via proper training, preparation and work habits.


Gomes will be the program’s head coach. In 2004-05, he was a Consensus First Team All American as a power forward at Providence College. He then went on to play for eight years in the NBA.

The program’s contact points are

Twitter: @WeBelieveA
Instagram: @webelieveacademy
LinkedIn: We Believe Academy
Email: academywebelieve@gmail.com