Essence Girls Basketball and The Miami Suns Girls Basketball organizations are proud to bring you the 1st annual Sunshine State Showdown!

The 2017 Sunshine State Showdown (previously known as the Sunshine State Showcase in 2016) will be the first NCAA view period event of the year. The Sunshine State Showdown will be open to all 7th grade thru 11th grade girls basketball travel teams. All teams are guaranteed they will play four games.

The Showcase will be taking place at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL on Friday April 21, 2017 through Sunday, April 23, 2017.


$350/per team

To register your team for the Sunshine State Showdown, please fill out the form below.

Before participating in an NCAA-certified event, all participating coaches will have to complete the NCAA-required background check and educational course.

You will not be able to submit an event/league application nor create a team roster prior to obtaining your USA Basketball GOLD License. Please go
to and fill out that application right away.

Additionally, the coach would need to be entered as a coach in the NCAA Basketball Certification System (BBCS); meaning that the coach either 1) created a roster in the BBCS, 2) was added to a roster an assistant coach in the BBCS, or 3) has been hired as a coach at an individual event.

Please follow each link below before registering for an event.

Venue / General Admission

Venue Information

IMG Academy
5500 34 ST West
Bradenton, FL 34210


General Admission

$15 a day / $35 weekend pass
Kids 5 under Free

Click here to Purchase Pre-Sale Tournament Passes for General Admission


Hotel Travel

Hotel Information will be posted as soon as it’s made available. Please check back soon.

Please follow the link below to view all hotel options for the 2017 Sunshine State Showdown,10320,27738,3261,27168,36151&message=message&locationlabel=IMG+Academy&cid=13443&pageSize=10&useMiles&currency=USD


Game and event schedule will be posted at a later date closer to the event. Please check back soon.

Committed Teams/Programs

All Ball Elite 17U
ASA Shooting Stars 8th
Ball4Lyfe Pink 2018
Ball4Lyfe Pink 2020
Ball4Lyfe Pink 2022
Boca Raton Thunder 2018
Boca Raton Thunder 2019
Boca Raton Thunder 2020
Boca Raton Thunder 2021
Boca Raton Thunder 2022
CBA United 7th
CBA United 8th
CFE 2018 Select
CFE 2020
CFE 2021
CFE 2021 North
Essence Crossover 7th
Essence 8th
Essence 9th
Essence 10th Silver
Essence 10th
Essence Black
Essence Purple EYBL
Florida Finest Red 17U
Florida Finest White 17U
Florida Lightning Prime 11th
Florida Sparks 8th
Hollywood Suns Team James
IMG Elite 17U
IMG Academy 16U
Miami Suns 8th
Miami Suns 8th National
Miami Suns 8th Warriors
Miami Suns Red
Miami Suns Gold
Miami Suns Warriors
Miami Suns Larkins
Miami Suns Fowles EYBL
Mo Steel 2021
Next Level 7th
Next Level 8th
Next Level 9th
Next Level 11th
NFE Gold 2018
Orlando Basketball Club 7th
Palm Beach Garden Starzz 11th
Palm Beach Garden Starzz 7th
Pensacola Lightning 8th
Pensacola Lightning 11th
South Florida Fastbreak 9th
South Florida Fastbreak 10th
South Florida Fastbreak 11th
Tampa Thunder – Team Dupree
Tampa Thunder Select
Tampa Thunder 2018 Ruffin
Tampa Thunder 2019 Carn
Tampa Thunder 2019 Templeton
Tampa Thunder 2020 Claitt
Tampa Thunder 2020 Gerst
Tampa Thunder 2021 Webb
Team Breakdown 11th
Team Breakdown 10th
Team Evans 16U
Team Evans 14U
Team Knight 8th
Team Knight 7th
Team Run FL 17U

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