MArio Fleurima

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Mario Fleurima Jr. is a former American professional basketball player who last played for the Dominican Republic. Mario was drafted second round in the NBL Canadian league in 2017 which ultimately led to a substantial 6 year overseas basketball career. Mario spent most of his playing career in Barcelona Spain where he led his team in scoring, rebounds and steals. Mario attended college at Murry State College ( NJCAA Division1 ) where he averaged 10.7 points a game. Transferring to St. Peters University ( NCAA D1 ) in 2015, Mario ultimately finished his college career at The University of Texas Permian Basin ( NCAA D2 ) where he averaged 4.7 points a game playing behind West Virgina guard Billy D Williams. Throughout Mario's career he's been featured on Ballislife, Overtime, SLAM and worked out with numerous of NBA teams including the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat. While doing so Mario managed to build strong relations amongst NBA officials, coaches and scouts. After leaving school his junior year to play professionally overseas, Mario managed to graduate early with a degree in Nursing and continues to show promise and dedication to change the lives of others on and off the court. 


Skill development, strength conditioning and mental toughness are some of the key vocal points for coach Mario. After coaching part time in the La Liga 12U in Barcelona Spain Mario picked up some unique European tactics which he continues to utilize on American players. These methods are the same forefronts utilized nationwide by the highest organizations including the NBA. " We at Level up prep believe that each and every one of our players is on a road to success. Our mission is to facilitate and help athletes maintain their pace." Mario went on to explain " Do not come here and become satisfied with being average. One of the crucial lessons I've learned at the collegiate and professional level is to never surrender, never give up on your hopes and dreams. I know it is easier said than done, but we are here to provide assistance, and we'll keep pushing you forward."

Athletes signing to collegiate institutions has been a direct result in working with coach Mario. Players such as Jahleel Hanley (Olive Harvey College) 2019, Sam Griffin (Tulsa University) 2021 and Ernest Brima (SUNY Alster University) 2022 are some of the most recent athletes. 

Coach Mario

Early years and private life

Mario was born in Boston Massachusetts but grew up in West Palm Beach Florida, raised by a single mother and four siblings Mario transferred to multiple high schools throughout his teens. Finally residing, he played for Santaluces Community Highschool where he averaged 13.4 points a game under legendary Head Coach Reggie Dixon. Mario's high school basketball career was extremely rough, only receiving one college offer to a Junior College in Chicago Illinois. Perseverance and hard work were everything to Mario, during his quest to achieve collegiate aspirations Mario suffered the loss of his father and sister which ultimately fueled him even more. Mario is currently living in Sunrise Florida where he fathers 3-year-old son (Mario Fleurima 3rd).   

What to expect

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Finally, Level Up Prep is a great step towards the Collegiate basketball world as we work hard on connecting our players to some of the most prominent universities and agents. We are proud of the prep basketball opportunities and college basketball scholarship opportunities we keep creating for players. As well as helping already formed players on their path to success. Regardless of your current skill level and status we can help you develop your capabilities to the limits.

Mission Statement To provide education and services to athletes/students from all around the world, with a firm mission to help them achieve their academic and athletic goals in a short period of time.

Vision Statement Level Up Prep aspires to become the globally recognized industry’s leading sports educational institution that inspires athletic and academic development, achievement, and enjoyment.

Core Values Level Up Prep represents a number of nationalities and different cultures. Our shared values support and guide our operations around the world. The most important values we share are excellence, student-athletes success, determination to win, proactivity, team spirit, integrity, fair play, innovation, and technological advancement.

Excellence Maintaining a high standard of performance leading to the achievement of academic and athletic career goals.

Student-Athletes Success Meeting student-athletes’ needs by creating an educational environment in which student-athletes may obtain the required knowledge and academic results.

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Level Up Prep is a post-graduate college preparatory institution located in Sunrise Florida. Our enthusiastic faculty, inspiring coaching staff, and empowering academic program prepares and positions young adults for success in higher education, today’s changing and dynamic workforce, and in life.


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