Nov. 10, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (SEMINOLES.COM) – Florida State women’s basketball coach Sue Semrau and the athletics administration staff announced the National Letter of Intent signing by high school basketball standout Kristi Mokube Wednesday afternoon.
Mokube, who is a native of Saint Mary’s, Ga., stars at Central High School in Phenix, Ala. as a 6-foot-3 post player.
“The first time I saw Kristi play, I knew she’d be a great fit for our program,” Semrau said. “She’s versatile, she’s passionate, and she’s extremely talented. I’m thrilled that Kristi is a Seminole. With her desire and enthusiasm we will be an even better basketball program.”
In what has become the norm for an FSU women’s basketball signee, Mokube is a highly touted prospect known for her stellar athletic ability. She is ranked as a four-star prospect according to ESPN.com and is listed by ESPN’s HoopGurlz as the nation’s No. 13-ranked post player.
BamaPrepGirls.com also lists Mokube as the state of Alabama’s No. 1-ranked post player in the high school ranks.
For her efforts on the basketball court over the course of her career, Mokube has been named an All Bi-City selection by the Ledger-Enquirer in 2008 and 2009 and figures to earn a similar honor this year.
Mokube’s AAU team is the Columbus Blazers, which is the same AAU squad that former FSU women’s basketball star Tanae Davis-Cain played for in high school.
Florida State loses just two seniors after the 2010-11 season and currently has a combined eight sophomores and freshmen on the roster.