We are so excited for our 23rd Anniversary. Essence has been apart of Nike Youth Elite Basketball since 2007, 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.
JANIAH BARKER u16 USA TEAM MEMBER - 2019
JANIAH BARKER • KNISHA GODFREY • AMIYA EVANS
Made it to the last round before selection
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.
2019 u16 NIKE NATIONALS GOLD RUNNER-UP
2018 u16 NIKE NATIONALS ELITE 8
2019 u16 BIG STATE FLAVA JAM CHAMPIONS
2019 u17 BIG STATE FLAVA JAM RUNNER-UP
2018 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU RUNNER-UP
2017 ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL SILVER
2017 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS
2016 ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL GOLD
2016 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS