The world of travel basketball is fast moving and constantly changing. For the FBC 2017 team out of Atlanta, however, consistency has developed into excellence.
“This team has had eight or nine kids together from the beginning, and I really believe they have a chance to be one of the try best 2017 groups in the country next summer,” said Coach Al Motton. “These days, it’s pretty amazing to have a group together for four or five years like this one. It’s a unique situation to have kids who bought into improving and playing together.”
The next step forward for FBC will come at the All Star Girls Report sponsored Marietta Tournament of Champions. The event, which will be played from Sept. 25-27 at the Suwanee Sports Academy outside of Atlanta, Ga., will feature some of the nation’s finest travel squads.
FBC will be in Marietta ready to compete, and they will be together.
“Since Day One, we told them that we were going to have a competitive environment, and we brought in a lot of kids with big dreams,” Motton said. “If you are going to play for a top college program, you need to be able to work hard and play together with other great players, and that’s the type of experience these kids are getting here. I really think we have eight or nine kids who are going to end up playing at BCS schools.”
According to the All Star Girls Report, FBC has five of the Top 90 prospects in the nation in the Class of 2017. That list is led by Mikayla Coombs (5-10, G), a super athlete who is coming back from an ACL injury who is ranked as the No. 3 recruit in the class. Kasiyahna Kushkituah (6-4, C) is a developing post player with good footwork who is listed at No. 9. Tylia Gillespie (6-0, G, No. 39) and Bianca Jackson (6-0, WF, No. 44) are both explosive perimeter athletes, and Tatyana Wyatt (6-2, F, No. 87) is an inside-outside player who shot up the rankings this summer.
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