This article was written by Kenny Kallina of

Last year an epic battle between the Miami Suns Fowles and New Jersey Sparks capped off an amazing weekend of basketball in South Florida.

While players like Brihanna Jackson (2012-FL) went from relative unknown to being recruited by every school in the country over night and eventually signed a BCS scholarship, a lot of faces will still stay the same. Last year Sylvia Fowles herself actually made an appearance at the event in addition to nearly every college coach in the South.

Miami Suns Fowles – Are highlighted by a 2013 class unmatched nationally, Raigyne Moncrief is yet to put out a list of official visits and Kai James has only taken one of her five. The Suns just dont have older players, Crystal Primm and Beatrice Mompremier are among the nations elite in 2015, while Keyanna Harris and Aisha Edwards are two of the Top 3 2014 prospects in the Sunshine State. Harris, Edwards, Primm, Mompremier, and Moncrief were all 2012 Insider All Americans. The Suns highlighted their summer with the domination of Florida Essence on the way to their AAU Gold Showcase Championship. The Suns were ranked 10th out of the Top 100 Club teams nationally this summer and #1 in Florida by the WBB Insider.  The Suns are also highlighted by 2014 FL Shakoa Edwards, 2013 ESPN Top 100 Brittany Dinkins, Ogechi Anyagaligbo 6-0 F 2015,  and Tyana Williams 6-1 F Miami Suns (FL) 2016. As for young kids the Suns are ahead of the game as well with Nailah Delinois 5-9 G Miami Suns Fowles (FL), Krystal Moncrief (FL), Chelsie Hall FL, and Skyla Oscoela 2017 FL. 

FGB – Two BCS commitments for FGB the last two years has that trend continuing with FGB Media Online’s #1 2014 Dominique Simpson and #1 in Georgia Sha’Quoia Crockett. Both have the nation on watch as they start to narrow down their recruiting process after the Suns event. “It will be very interesting to see who is out to seem Dominique and Sha’Quoia, a lot of schools have said they want to be in on the pair but we will see who shows up in September” said Kenny Kallina of FGB. While Crockett and Simpson are two of the Top 40 players nationally in 2014 Destiny Alston 2014 GA is one of the state’s top unknown players who’s already gotten interest from Georgia Southern, Southern Miss, and Cincinnati, FGB’s 2015 class could end up being their best ever. Emily Lines 2015 FL has joined FGB for the fall exposure weekend, Lines ranked in the Top 100 Nationally has gotten interest from Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Liberty, among others, Makhala Jackson 6-2 F 2015 GA is South Georgia’s premier 2015 player Jackson has already been contacted via mail by Tennessee. Those two in addition to Jonell Williams who’s Florida’s #1 2015 and Kiara Desamours 2015 FL will make that 2015 a special one for FGB. Keep an eye on Jade Lewis 6-2 G from Pensacola Washington she has an early lead for #1 in Florida for 2016.  FGB came in the Top 30 Nationally of the WBB Insider’s Top 100 Club Teams this year and was #2 in Florida.

Central Florida Elite– While many consider Ronni Williams and Sydnei McCaskill Central Florida Elite, its hard to overlook the success that Roosevelt Lawson’s group had this summer on the circuit. Led by 2015 Destinee Walker and 2014 Haley Clark, CFE has a strong group of guards back for the next travel season. Word has Rolanda Hayes 2014 Viera and Taryn Griffey 2014 Orlando Dr Phillips joining Lawson for the fall evaluation period. That being said between Aisha Edwards, Sha’Quoia Crockett, Haley Clark, Rolanda Hayes, and Taryn Griffey you have 5 of the Top 7 guards in Florida & Georgia in Miami for the fall evaluation period. Central Florida also has 2015 Angela Jernigan who is regarded as one of the top 2015 guards in the state.

South Florida Jaguars – Coming off being the Top 15U team in Florida by FGB Media Online the Jags return Kiana Lurry 5-9 SG 2015 from Davie Nova who likely will be one of the premier kids in the state in her class. Lurry a lefty shooter who can hit shots from anywhere is joined by 2015 Burnadette Devaney 5-9 G who can also fill it up. Jason Hively will have a nice team this year for the South Florida based program.

Florida Angels  – Another strong 15U team from the Sunshine State and out of the Tampa Bay area, the Angels are led by 2014 Justyce Thigpen 5-8 G and have had several other players come through their program including talented 2013 Kasey Drayton who’s already visited UAB and North Florida.

New Jersey Sparks – Ranked 15th Nationally by the WBB Insider in the Top 100 Club Teams Nationally, the Sparks ran through the competition on the Adidas Circuit this year. Coming back to South Florida for the second year in a row the Sparks have to be out for revenge against the mighty Miami Suns who defeated them last spring. The Sparks were led most of the summer by 2014 West Virginia commit Teana Muldrow and 2014 Myeisha Hines Allen, two of the top front court players in the country. The Sparks are deep with talent any college coach would be itching to see.

Top 2013 Players

  • Raigyne Moncrief
  • Kai James
  • Brittany Brown
  • Teana Muldrow
  • Trimaine McCullough
  • Jayla King


Top 2014 Players

  • Aisha Edwards
  • Sha’Quoia Crockett
  • Keyanna Harris
  • Destiny Alston
  • Dominique Simpson
  • Justyce Thigpen
  • Myeisha Hines-Allen
  • Taryn Griffey
  • Rolanda Hayes
  • Haley Clark
  • Kenyia Johnson



Top 2015 Players

  • Jonell Williams
  • Angela Jernigan
  • Emily Lines
  • Beatrice Mompremier
  • Kiara Desamours
  • Crystal Primm
  • Mikhala Jackson
  • Destinee Walker