North Florida Educational Institute (NFEI) is not like most other high schools on the First Coast.

For starters, it's only been around 13 years. Although many of its students do hail from Duval County, many more board at NFEI from all over the world.

Just take a look at the Eagles' boys' basketball roster.

The Bahamas. Canada. France. 

"It just brings a different bunch of basketball games," point guard and Toronto-native Saevion Brown said. "Just a bunch of different styles."

The coach charged with bringing all those styles together, though, is born and raised in Jacksonville. And if you know "Jacksonville basketball," you know his name. 

"When they hear that 'Poole' name, it resonates with basketball," Stacey Poole Junior says with a smile.

Poole is the son of NFEI founder and former Florida basketball stand-out, Stacey Poole Sr. Poole Junior starred at Providence High School on their 2010 State Championship team and was a four-star recruit. He signed with Kentucky, and spent one year in Lexington before transferring to Georgia Tech. Poole would then go undrafted, leaving his professional aspirations in limbo.

"NBA was my goal. Coming out of high school, nobody couldn't tell me I wasn't going to the NBA," Poole said. "Unfortunately, things didn't work out that way.

But at the end of the day, I see what my purpose is -- what God has planned for me. To give back to the youth. To give back to this Jacksonville community."

And to bring others -- like so many of his players from overseas -- into that Jacksonville community that helped make Poole Junior who he is today.

"These guys are new here to Jacksonville. They're new here to the United States. They haven't been seen," Poole explained. "That's my job. To get these kids seen, get them in school, and provide them an opportunity."

Just as those same student-athletes have provided Poole a new, exciting opportunity in the "game" of life.