Nike Basketball Camp Director
La’Keisha Sutton was born and raised in Trenton, NJ and is a true example of a scholar-athlete. She was an All-County basketball player for four years in high school and finished top in her class. She became the first athlete in school history male or female to win NJ Gatorade Player of The Year Award in 2008. La’Keisha was just 10 points shy of 2,000 points, and received several awards while attending Trenton Catholic Academy in Hamilton, NJ .
La’Keisha was recruited by several Ivy League Schools, and Division 1 universities to continue her basketball career. She received a full athletic scholarship to play for Dawn Staley, a three-time Olympic gold medalist, at the University of South Carolina. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications.
At USC, she helped lead the Gamecocks to their first ever Sweet 16 appearance in 2012 and earned awards there as well. She was a unanimous selection for the All SEC freshman team in 2008-2009, after leading the Gamecocks in scoring in conference play. She finished her career with 1,000 points plus and over 300 assists. La’Keisha was named a WNBA Prospect, after being one of the top guards in the SEC in scoring and assists. She also earned a spot on the ALL SEC defensive team as well.
After healing from a few injuries, La’Keisha went on to have a solid career as a professional point guard overseas. She played in Taiwan, Finland, Ecuador, Germany, and Bulgaria , helping each team get to the championship. Her most recent accomplishment was joining the World Famous Harlem Globetrotters basketball team in 2018.
In addition to being a professional basketball player, La’Keisha added author to her resume with the release of her book “From The Projects To Fan Favorite”. She is a motivational speaker, and a brand strategist. She enjoys empowering youth, volunteering at community events, and reading. Her nickname is “Fan Favorite”.