Officially, FBC BounceNation is based out of Atlanta’s south side. But when you take a look at the program’s roster for the upcoming 2022 spring and summer season, that’s not all that accurate.
Unofficially, BounceNation is more of a regional team. In addition to some of the top girls’ basketball players from Georgia, the program also draws elite talent from South Carolina and North Carolina.
As coach Jay Moore and his players look ahead to the spring and summer, which will include appearances in the Deep South Classic in Raleigh, N.C, on April 22-24 and the ASGR Summer League in Bloomington, IN, from July 9-12, the present and the future look very bright.
Moore will enter his sixth season as the program’s coach and he has helped develop talent that includes Georgia Tech’s Loyal McQueen, Indiana’s Kaitlin Peterson, North Carolina State’s Genesis Bryant and Clemson’s Kionna Gaines and Flau’jae Johnson, who is ranked No. 39 on All-Star Girls Report’s list of the top players for 2022, will attend LSU in the fall.
“Jay is a very good trainer,’’ said Bret McCormick, ASGR’s Director of Scouting. “He really relates to his kids well. He’s very good at breaking down the game and developing all-around skills.’’
BounceNation’s Class of 2023 is highlighted by guard La’Nya Johnson, a 6-foot combo guard from Hampton, GA.
“She’s received a lot of interest from the mid-major schools,’’ Moore said. “But I think she could attract some Power 5 interest with a good spring and summer.’’
BounceNation’s Class of 2024 is particularly strong with guards Kiara Croskey, Drew Alexander and Jaida Cameroon. Croskey, from Sumter, S.C, already is drawing plenty of attention from Division I programs, Moore said.
“Kiara is arguably the best player in our program,’’ Moore said. “She’s a do-it-all point guard. She’s lightning quick.’’
“Some schools may frown on her because of her height (5-6)),’’ McCormick said. “But I think she can be a Power 5 player. She’s super quick. She controls the team and really pushes the ball well.’’
BounceNation also has another talented point guard in Frankee Payne, from Snellville, GA. Payne is No. 219 on ASGR’s list of the top prospects for 2024.
“She’s one of those quick guards that really attacks the basket,’’ McCormick said. “She reads the defense very well, plus she has a little flair to her game.’’
BounceNation also draws players from North Carolina. That group is led by Winston-Salem Christian wing player Drew Alexander. At 5-10, Alexander is ranked No. 97 by ASGR. Moore said Alexander can play all three guard positions, but is at her best at shooting guard.
“In my opinion, Drew might be the best shooter in the country,’’ Moore said.
Jaida Cameroon, a 5-9 combo guard from Florence, S.C, is ranked No. 319 by ASGR and Moore said she also will fit into the guard rotation.
“Jaida can score from anywhere on the floor,’’ Moore said. “She also is one of the best on-ball defenders in the country.’’
BounceNation also has three players from the Class of 2025 that should get a lot of playing time this season. The most intriguing member of that class is 5-8 guard J’Bionna Robinson.
“She recently moved to Georgia,’’ Moore said. “She was the top eighth grader in Oregon. Now, she’s one of the top guards in Georgia.’’
The 2025 class also will feature another guard. That’s 5-10 point guard Indigo Brown from McDonough, GA.
“She’s smooth and very efficient,’’ Moore said. “She has an old-school game and is like a coach on the floor.’’
Moore said 5-11 Kameron Harrington also will get playing time at the three and four positions.
“She’s long and wiry and also very strong,’’ Moore said. “She’s a great shooter and also a great kid.’’