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Essence Alum in the 2015 Post Season #EGBAlum

  • Rachel Hollivay - Jr - Rutgers Univ. (NCAA)
  • Lakaris Salter - FR - Mississippi State (NCAA)
  • Michelle Woods - JR - Univ. of Miami (NCAA)
  • Myeshia Hall - SR - Stetson Univ. (WNIT)
  • Niya Johnson - JR - Baylor (NCAA)
  • Precious Bridges - SR - Mercer (WMI)
  • Precious Hall - JR - James Madison (NCAA)
  • Danielle Minott - FR - Syracuse (NCAA)
  • Shayla Cooper - FR - Ohio State (NCAA)
  • Coach Terrance Royal - Texas Southern (WNIT)
  • Vionise Pierre-Louis - FR - Univ. of Oklahoma (NCAA)
  • Jasmine Rhodes - SO - LSU (NCAA)
  • Ieshia Small - SO - Baylor (NCAA)
  • Gileysa Penzo - R/FR - Univ. of Oklahoma (NCAA)
  • Tamara Taylor - SR - Univ. of South Florida (NCAA)
  • Alexis Prince - SO - Baylor (NCAA)
  • Alexis Burke - R/SR - Rutgers (NCAA)
  • Brandy Teague - SO - Villanova (WNIT)
  • Coach Brittany Hudson - Ole Miss (WNIT)
  • Candice Williams - R/FR - James Madision (NCAA)
  • Coach Dalila Eshe - East Carolina (WNIT)
  • Destiny Jones - JR - James Madison (NCAA)
  • DyTiesha Dunson - JR - Florida Gulf Coast (NCAA)
  • Erica Young - SO - Kansas State (WNIT)
  • Coach Gerica Raffington - Chipola State College (NJCAA 2015 National Champions)

In its 18th year, Essence Girls Basketball (EGB) Program has produced a platform for over 150 young ladies to receive athletic scholarships for basketball helping pay for their education. It has always been our goal to teach young women to use basketball as a vehicle for higher education.

Essence has been apart of Nike Youth Elite Basketball for 8 years, 1 of only 9 Gold Star Nike programs in the country and the only Gold Star Nike program in the State of Florida. Recently, Nike has expanded to 32 teams to create the Nike EYBL for girls, same as the boys, showcasing some of the best female basketball players on 1 platform.

Last season, all of the teams showed extreme resilience. The Girls Nike EYBL was introduced with great reception across the country.  A very young Essence EYBL team hit the circuit with great challenges. They not only fought hard, learned the game, and played against all odds, they were able to come together, they not only qualified for Nike Nationals at the last seed (#24) but continued to grow as a team made it out of pool play to finish in the Elite Eight of the Silver bracket. 

For 2015, we expect this season to be another exciting basketball experience with the final accomplishment for our young ladies once again receiving scholarships offers from all over the United States.

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Check out the article about Essence Girls Basketball inside The Real AAU Magazine.



April 18-19
Practice (Essence Fellowship Day)
All Teams (including Lady Titans- feeder program)
Parents Invited Too
Daytona Beach, FL
All Teams

April 24-26
Boo Williams Invitational 
Hampton, VA
2018s, 2017s, Black and Purple