April 15, 2011
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau and the athletics administration have announced the National Letter of Intent signing by Grovetown, Ga.’s Ebony Wells.
A 6-foot-3 post player, Wells has the skill-set to handle the rigors of manning the paint in the Atlantic Coast Conference and the athleticism to help bolster a Seminoles team that has athletes across the entire depth chart.
“We are thrilled that Ebony is a Seminole,” Semrau said. “She is not only an incredible athlete, but she has a great mind and heart as well. I knew the first time I spoke to her that I wanted her in my program. My staff and I couldn’t be happier that she is coming to Florida State.”
Wells led Grovetown High to the state playoffs for the first time in school history during her senior season. The Warriors finished the season with a 25-3 record and a top-three ranking for much of the season.
Wells averaged 19.8 points and Georgia Class AAA bests in rebounds (13.0), blocks (5.3) and free throw percentage (63 percent). For her efforts, she was named to the Columbia County Girls First Team by the Columbia County News-Times and was also named to the 2011 Class AAA First Team by the Georgia Sportswriters Association.
Wells played for the Georgia Pistols Elite AAU squad.
The addition of Wells and 6-foot-3 November-signee Kristi Mokube undoubtedly makes Florida State a bigger and more physical team heading into the 2011-12 season. After losing 5-foot-7 guard Courtney Ward and 5-foot-11 guard Christian Hunnicutt to graduation, the new-look ’Noles will boast five players on next year’s team that stand at least 6-foot-2.
Included in that total is Honorable Mention All-American Cierra Bravard, freshman All-American Natasha Howard and Chelsea Davis, who proved to be one of the top sixth players in the conference this past season.