In 2009, California Storm became the first girls’ basketball club in history to be affiliated with a professional athlete. The Storm’s most elite travel team became Team Taurasi, sponsored by 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist Diana Taurasi of the WNBA Phoenix Mercury. Team Taurasi players wear signature Nike apparel specifically designed by Nike and approved by Diana Taurasi.
For Ten consecutive years, The California Storm has been one of just 24 teams in America to qualify for the Nike Nationals in North Augusta, South Carolina. Nike Nationals, the only summer girls’ basketball event wholly owned and operated by Nike Elite Youth Basketball.
Without question, winning the Girls EYBL Nationals Championships is the greatest honor in basketball today.
In 2014, Cal Storm Team Taurasi captured the Inaugural EYBL Nike National Championship. In 2015, Cal Storm Team Taurasi once again advanced to the Final Four! In 2016 Team Taurasi reached the Elite Eight!! In 2018 Team Taurasi reached the EYBL finals and eventually lost at the buzzer in the Championship game.
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