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Welcome to Essence Girls Basketball (EGB), in its 27th year is one of the top Girls Travel Program in the country seeking to optimize athletic and leadership abilities. Essence’s unique program delivers customized basketball experience with training and competition directed by top coaches, former Division 1 athletes and former/current professional players.

Every player receives Performance Training – athletic development, mental skills development, character building and a variety of scholarship opportunities and options.


  2023 17u EYBL SESSION 2 CHAMPIONS  •  2021 16u NIKE NATIONALS RUNNER-UP
2023 17u NIKE NATIONALS GOLD CHAMPIONS

2023 ESSENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS



2019 WNBA ALL-STAR MVP

Over 20 All-Americans °°° 9 USA Olympic Invitees °°° 5 USA Gold Medalists °°° 50 Professional Players °°° 4 WNBA Players / 18 Overall WNBA Players °°° Over 250 Division 1 Players °°° Over 85 Power Conference Players ….and COUNTING

IN ITS 27TH YEAR, ESSENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL (EGB) PROGRAM HAS PRODUCED A PLATFORM FOR OVER 250 YOUNG LADIES TO RECEIVE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BASKETBALL HELPING PAY FOR THEIR EDUCATION. OUR GOAL IS TO TEACH YOUNG WOMEN TO USE BASKETBALL AS A VEHICLE FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.

 

WE ARE SO EXCITED ABOUT OUR 27TH ANNIVERSARY. ESSENCE HAS BEEN APART OF NIKE YOUTH ELITE BASKETBALL SINCE 2007. 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.

 

IN 2021, the program meet with great success.  our 16u team finished 2nd in the country falling in the Nike National Championship game by 3.  

 

Our 17u team finished 3rd in the Gold Division of nike nationals. 

 

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 SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES.


ERICA WHEELER • 2019 WNBA All-Star MVP
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2007 17u NIKE NATIONALS CHAMPIONS

2021 16U NIKE NATIONALS RUNNER-UP

2012 17U NIKE NATIONALS SILVER CHAMPIONS 

2023 17U NIKE NATIONALS GOLD CHAMPIONS

2023 17U EYBL SESSION 2 BIRMINGHAM CHAMPIONS


2021 14U BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS • 2021 16U BOO WILLIAMS RUNNER-UP • 2021 / 2008 14U BOO WILLIAMS RUNNER-UP • 2016 / 2011 / 2009 17U NIKE NATIONALS FINAL FOUR • 2016 17U NIKE NATIONALS ELITE EIGHT • 2021 / 2019 17U NIKE NATIONALS GOLD RUNNER-UP • 2018 17U NIKE NATIONALS ELITE 8 • 2019 16U BIG STATE FLAVA JAM CHAMPIONS • 2019 17U BIG STATE FLAVA JAM RUNNER-UP • 2018 BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU RUNNER-UP •  2017 17U ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL SILVER • 2017 17U BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS • 2016  17U ELITE 8 NIKE NATIONAL GOLD • 2016 17U BASKETBALL ON THE BAYOU CHAMPIONS • 2015 / 2012 / 2007 17U BOO WILLIAMS RUNNER-UP • 2016 17U BOO WILLIAMS ELITE 8 • 2011 17U AAU SUPER SHOWCASE RUNNER-UP • 2009 17U NIKE NATIONALS SILVER FINAL FOUR • 2015 / 2014 17U NIKE NATIONALS SILVER ELITE EIGHT

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