We are so excited for our 22nd Anniversary. Essence has been apart of Nike Youth Elite Basketball for 10 years, 1 of only 13 Gold Star Nike programs in the country and the only Gold Star Nike program in the State of Florida. 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. The Championships culminate in Chicago in front of over 700 teams looking on.
Last year, all of the teams showed extreme resilience. The Girls Nike EYBL is represented across the country.
Over the years, the seasons have been an exciting basketball experience. Essence brought home tons of championships with the final accomplishment for our young ladies receiving scholarships offers from all over the United States.
2018 MCDONALD'S ALL-AMERICAN
2018 JORDAN BRAND ALL-AMERICAN
It was an honor and pleasure to have 3 young ladies invited: Nadia Fingall (u18), Maya Dodson (u17), Rennia Davis (u17) and 1 application accepted to attend: Zakiyah Franklin (u17). All of the young ladies played well and had a great experience. The future is bright.
Not a bad weekend. Co-Championships for the 11th grade Division (Purple and Black made it to the Championship Game). 10th Grade Runner-Up. 9th Grade Final Four 9th Grade D2 Final Four
2017 ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL SILVER
2017 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS
2016 ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL GOLD
2016 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS