Last month, the biggest news of Taniyah Worth’s basketball career came in the form of a coach’s announcement on Twitter.
Worth, a rising senior for the Flowery Branch girls basketball team, was one of 50 athletes chosen to attend the Adidas Uprising All American Camp in Portland, Oregon.
Worth has also been playing for the Innerman Academy Lady Rebels Gauntlet Adidas team, whose coach, Torrey Bates, broke the congratulatory news to her on Twitter.
“Yeah, you know, it’s all about who you play with and getting her that exposure during the summer ... it’s a great opportunity for her,” Flowery Branch girls basketball coach Courtney Newton-Gonzalez said. “She’s been working really hard and playing well this summer. So it’s good to see that she’s getting some rewards from that, and getting these opportunities to play with and against some of the best players in the country is awesome for her.”
She left Thursday and will return Sunday after attending the three-day camp.
Worth is one two athletes from the state of Georgia attending the camp, with Landmark Christian Academy junior Elizabeth Gibbs joining her as the other representative from the state.
Worth and the other athletes will not only be put through three days of rigorous training and live-game action, but also possibly be chosen to represent the Adidas Team USA select team next summer overseas in Rome, Italy. This year’s international team went 3-0 in Traviso.
Fifteen players from each class will be chosen at the conclusion of the camp.
Worth and Gibbs are currently teammates on the Norcross-based Innerman Academy Lady Rebels team. Worth has been with the team for only the last four months, though in that short time frame has gained the attention of many Division I programs, on top of receiving this exclusive invitation only a handful of athletes receive each year.