With over 20,000 collective followers on our team’s social media outlets, we’re in a unique position to assist with both creating awareness of a prospect’s skill set and recent on-floor performance. From crisp recruiting updates to updated in-season stats to a potential last-minute change in schedule that needs to be conveyed socially, this package allows the player to control the information available to the public about their game.
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The success that the Tampa Thunder have experienced in recent years is a testament to the work, dedication and leadership for everyone involved in the organization. The program celebrates and promotes each player equally, regardless of college level, equally. The Thunder have seen remarkable success on the court and in the realm of recruiting. See a rundown of their 2016 season here.
PSB Tournaments Attended:
Committed 2017 Players
Megan Clark (5-8/W/Freedom HS) Tennessee Tech
Cellexia Foster (5-8/G/Booker HS) Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Uncommitted 2017 Players with Significant Interest
Paris Copeland (5-8/G/George Jenkins HS)
Zariyah Daniels (5-5/PG/Lakewood HS)
Samantha Lee (6-1/F/Northeast HS)
Alyssa Nieves (5-5/SG/Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate HS)
Payton Paro (5-10/W/Plant HS)
Notable Returners to the Program
Audra Leipold (5-8/CG/Seffner Christian Academy)
Mary Martha Turner (6-2/W/Greater Atlanta Christian)
Polina Ovchinnikova (5-9/W/IMG Academy)
Arina Ovchinnikova (5-9/W/IMG Academy)
Nykeria Reed (5-5/PG/Seffner Christian Academy)
Toi Smith (6-0/F/Lakewood HS)
Hilani Cantone (5’7/W/Apopka HS)
Rob Walker on the Advantages of Playing in PSB Tournaments
“PSB Tournaments have been great for the Thunder program because our teams are always afforded the opportunity to play other high caliber programs. PSB events are always well managed, so we know our teams will always have a quality experience. We really appreciate the tremendous media and scouting coverage. Many of our girls have received tremendous attention at PSB events giving them a tremendous advantage in the recruiting process. We also appreciate the relationship between the Thunder coaches and the PSB staff. All of the PSB staffers are engaging and do a great job communicating to ensure we are working together to help every girl out in their recruiting process.”
Brandon Clay on the Tampa Thunder
“Over the past two club seasons, Tampa Thunder has taken the next step in establishing themselves as a premier independent program nationally. They take pride in developing high level players and more importantly, elite level families. The Thunder are one of the few programs in the country who consistently produce must recruit prospects for all levels of colleges and universities from Power 5 major conference recruits to NCAA Division III signees. Led by Director Rob Walker, their growth has been exponential since coming on board with the PSBFamily. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for both parties as we work to continue growing the game on an annual basis.”
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Tampa Thunder #PSBFamily is ready.
— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) August 4, 2016
Tampa Thunder Bartram discuss the game plan in the huddle and then execute immediately. pic.twitter.com/5fLyWyYSFy
— ProspectsNation.com (@ProspectsNation) July 25, 2016
— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) May 25, 2016
— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) April 22, 2016
Jonathan Hemingway is the Assistant Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com International Scouting Report, is on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors and owns CoachHemi.com, the go-to source for coaches for X’s and O’s. He is the floor director of #TeamEBA camps, a site director for #TeamPSB tournaments and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.