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The Atlanta area has become a hotbed for talented young girls basketball players, and the Peak Performance travel program is at the front of that movement.
Peak Performance, and the other Atlanta area clubs, will have a unique opportunity to showcase their talent level to the hometown fans in early July when the program competes in the Suwanee Tournament of Champions. The event, which will showcase top flight teams from around the country, will be played at the expansive Suwanee Sports Academy outside of Atlanta from July 5-8.
“Playing near home makes a big difference for us in a couple of different ways,” said Coach Bruce Price. “For one thing, our fan base is a lot bigger in Suwanee because we get family and friends at our games. This is a tournament where grandparents, aunts and uncles can come watch us play against great competition. That makes it a fun environment.
“This event also gives us a chance show our younger players what this environment is like. We have 150 middle school and elementary school kids in our program, and this gives them a glimpse of the top players in the country. These younger kids watch this, and it helps them develop their dreams. It’s also good for the older players, because they recognize that they are setting an example for the younger kids.”
Three of the key Peak Performance stars in Suwanee will be Eboni Williams (2016, 5-6, SG), Natalie Armstrong (2017, 6-2, PF) and Lainey Gosnell (2017, 5-11, WF).
“Eboni is a cat quick guard who is just a ball of energy on the court,” Price said. “She can defend like no one else, and she is a high academic kid. Natalie is a true stretch four who can rebound underneath, and then shoot the three. Her sister, Anne Marie, played at Georgia. Lainey is a super athlete. She can jump out of the gym and she runs very well. Her athleticism gives her a great upside.”