SUN BASH TAMPA BAY HISTORY
The Sun Bash launched on Jan. 5, 2018 in Tampa Bay, Florida. The goal of the high school tournament is to bring the top Florida talent together for competition during the holiday break.
Heading into Year 7, the Tampa Bay tournament is located at Northside Christian in St. Pete.
College programs that have come and scouted the Sun Bash talent are: USF, Mercer, Elon, Jacksonville, University of Tampa, Eckerd College, Davis & Elkins College, Lander University, St. Leo, Warner College, Polk State College, Tallahassee Community College, Seward County College, Trinity College, Ave Maria, Southwestern College, Florida College and Marietta College. Also pro players, Marreese Speights, Trevon Duval and Brandon McCoy have come by to watch the action.
BY THE NUMBERS
So far 5 players have been drafted into the NBA in Anthony Edwards (No. 1 overall - 2020), Josh Green (No. 18 overall - 2020), Jaden Springer (No. 28 overall - 2021), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (No. 32 overall - 2021) and Moussa Diabate (No. 43 overall - 2022). Also, 46 players have gone on to be a part of a Division I program while 147 total players have gone on to play basketball collegiality from the Sun Bash Tournament Series.
Anthony Edwards (Minnesota Timberwolves)
Josh Green (Dallas Mavericks)
Jaden Springer (Philadelphia 76ers)
Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Moussa Diabate (Los Angeles Clippers)
Armando Bacot (North Carolina)
- Jett Howard (Michigan)
- Taylor Hendricks (UCF)
- Jarace Walker (Houston)
- Isaiah Adams (Buffalo)
- Alex Fudge (UF)
- Jaden Bradley (Alabama)
ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SCORING LEADERS
47 points - Carrollwood Day guard Malcolm Whitlow (vs. Durant - Jan. 6, 2018)
43 points - Naples guard Tony Green (vs. Sickles - Dec. 19, 2020)
41 points - Bayshore Christian guard CJ Crews (vs. Land O’ Lakes - Jan. 4, 2020)
35 points - Wildwood guard Marcus Niblack (vs. Fort Myers - Jan. 4, 2020)
34 points - Paxon forward Isaiah Adams (vs. Fort Myers - Jan. 2, 2020)
34 points - Ga. Holy Spirit guard Anthony Edwards (vs. South Miami - Jan. 5, 2018)
34 points - Nature Coast guard Robert McAfee (vs. Canterbury - Jan. 6, 2018)
33 points - Xaverian guard Nasir Muhammad (vs. North Florida Educational) - Dec. 28, 2022)
2020: SUN Bracket (East Lake), BASH Bracket (Clearwater)
2019: SUN Bracket (IMG National), BASH Bracket (Sickles)