Joshua "Josh" Smith (born December 5, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has previously played for his hometown Atlanta Hawks, the Detroit Pistons, and the Los Angeles Clippers. He is sometimes referred to by his nickname "J-Smoove".[1]

O'Neil Bell (December 29, 1974 – November 25, 2015) was a Jamaican professional boxer who held the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF and The Ring magazine cruiserweight titles.[1]

Adam Bernard "Pacman" Jones (born September 30, 1983) is an American football cornerback and return specialist for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans sixth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia.

Mitchell is best remembered for his stellar play as a reserve safety on the 2000 Ravens squad that made an improbable run to Super Bowl XXXV. In a pivotal January 2001 playoff game played in Nashville, Baltimore was tied 10-10 with the Tennessee Titans early in the fourth quarter. With just over 12 minutes remaining in the game, Titans kicker Al Del Greco lined up for a potential game-winning 37-yard field goal from the right hash. At the snap, Baltimore defensive lineman Keith Washington bullrushed the Titans lineman defending him, losing his helmet in the process; undeterred, Washington stretched out his right arm over his head, deflecting Del Greco's kick high into the air. Mitchell snatched the tipped ball out of the air at the Ravens' 10-yard line, raced up the far sideline and, with the help of blocks thrown by backup safety Corey Harris and starting cornerback Chris McAlister, returned the ball 90 yards for a Baltimore touchdown. Mitchell's return catapulted the Ravens to a 24-10 win and set them on the path to their first world championship.[1]

William Starling Poole[1] (born July 24, 1981) is a former American football defensive back. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fourth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern California.

Stanley Jerome Pritchett (born December 22, 1973) is a former professional American football player. A 6'1", 245-lb. fullback from the University of South Carolina, Pritchett was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft.

Ahmad Raheem Carroll (born August 4, 1983) is a former American football cornerback. He played college football at Arkansas and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

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Gardner played college football at Clemson University, where he started as a quarterback and safety on the practice squad (as a true redshirt freshman) before switching to wide receiver his sophomore year. He was selected as a second team All-ACC during his junior year after setting the school record for catches, yards, and receptions per game.[1]

Through the years, Mercury has operated with a handful of dedicated staff.  It has been a belief of The Club that finances should not hinder a child’s performance and The Club has provided for those expenses sometimes through the sole efforts of staff and other parents pitching in. 


The Club stresses the importance of excellence that is derived from competing, not just winning!  Excellence in scholarship, teamwork, personal maturity and commitment are all part of the Mercury philosophy.


But more importantly, Mercury Youth Organization member athletes are also dedicated to doing nothing less than their absolute best.  Due to this leadership and discipline, most MYO alumni have graduated high school and gone on to various avenues of higher education, often with the financial boost of an athletic scholarship.

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Stanley Floyd (born June 23, 1961) is a retired track and field sprinter from the United States. He was a 1979 graduate of Dougherty High School in Albany, Georgia.[3] In 1980, he was considered one of the favorites for the 100m title but was denied his chance due to the United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics.