The Nike Nationals and the Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball League (GEYBL) have featured a steady pipeline of girls basketball talent over the years. From WNBA scoring record holder, Diana Taurasi to University of South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley, the best have competed and Nike Nationals and fueled the growth of the GEYBL in the process.
On July 12, 2017, Atlanta-based Team Elite won this year's Nike Nationals as they took home the crown in the U17 division. Mix this year's finish atop the league with a sweep of the 2016 Nike Nationals U15 & U17 divisions, and you have a Team Elite organization that's in a class of its own as the first program to win back-to-back GEYBL championships.
Team Elite coaches Chad Hubbard, Kirk Pointer, and Doug Register joined The Burnett Brief to talk about Team Elite's historic run, the process that led them to this point, and the overall makeup of the program.