SUN BASH HISTORY
The Sun Bash launched on Jan. 5, 2018. The goal of the high school tournament is to bring the top Florida talent together for competition during New Year’s Eve week.
The likes of McDonald’s All-Americans Anthony Edwards (Georgia), Josh Green (Arizona), Armando Bacot (North Carolina), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Villanova), Division I players Kamani Johnson (Arkansas Little Rock), Diante Smith (TCU), Micheal Eads (Appalachian State), Diego Rivera (Mercer) as well as top IMG prospects Jaden Springer and Noah Farrakhan, Division I talent Khalil Shaheed (American Collegiate) and Christian Shaneyfelt (Division II Rollins) have all played in the Sun Bash.
Headed into Year 3 of the tournament, the Tampa tournament is now located at Calvary Christian in Clearwater while the inaugural Sun Bash Miami will take place at Ft. Lauderdale Westminster Christian on Dec. 13-14 this upcoming season.
Pro players such as Trevon Duval (Houston Rockets), Brandon McCoy (Milwaukee Bucks G-League) and college coaches from USF, Jacksonville, University of Tampa, Marietta College have come to watch the action at the Sun Bash over the first two years.
So far 13 players have gone on to be apart of a Division I program while 57 total players have gone on to play basketball collegiality.
ALL-Time TOURNAMENT SCORING LEADERS
Carrollwood Day guard Malcolm Whitlow (47 points vs. Durant - Jan. 6, 2018)
Ga. Holy Spirit guard Anthony Edwards (34 points vs. South Miami - Jan. 5, 2018)
Nature Coast guard Robert McAfee (34 points vs. Canterbury - Jan. 6, 2018)
Carrollwood Day guard Malcolm Whitlow (32 points vs. Hallandale - Jan. 5, 2019)
Palm Glades guard Jaiden Lee (32 points vs. Bayshore Christian - Jan. 6, 2018)
Hallandale guard Michael Rogers (31 points vs. Carrollwood Day - Jan. 5, 2019)
Nature Coast guard Robert Gomez (30 points vs. Canterbury - Jan. 3, 2019)
Canterbury guard Rivers Lenholt (28 points vs. Nature Coast - Jan. 6, 2018)
Choctaw guard Joshua Williams (26 points vs. IMG - Jan. 3, 2019)
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