National Alliance of African-American Athletes

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Nakobe Dean

Will represent the 2019

 Franklin D. Watkins Class.

​ Enrolled early at the University of Georgia

Nakobe has a 4.3 GPA

 Franklin D. Watkins Award Standard Bearer 2019

​​​​​​​​29th Annual Franklin D.Watkins  Award
     March 11-15, 2020

Purchase your room under NAAAA guests.

 Book online using the Reservation Link    

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Call Marriott Central Reservation at 1-800-228-9290

 and give the agent the following information:
1. City/State: Arlington, VA
 2. Hotel: Crystal Gateway Marriott

 3. Group/Event: NAAAA 2020 Watkins Awards

Please Note: The last day to book rooms under NAAAA is 02/21/2020. 



National Alliance of African-American Athletes 


Established in 1989, the vision of The Alliance is to be the preeminent organization helping youth achieve academic excellence and reach their highest potential.

The mission of The Alliance is to uplift and mentor youth, focusing on African American males, through programs that prepare students for college; leveraging athletes as catalysts to inspire leadership, while recognizing and rewarding academic, athletic, and community excellence.