Nov. 16, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University women’s basketball
Head Coach Sue Semrau has announced the signing of LaQuinta Neely, a 5-8
point guard from Laurens, S.C., to a National Letter of Intent to play for
the Seminoles in 2001-02.
Neely, a three-year starter at Laurens High School, earned
all-state Class A honors as a junior and was also an all-region selection
the past two seasons. She averaged 13.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists
and 3.5 steals in the 1999-2000 season and was pegged as one of the Top 5
players in the state in a preseason selection this year. Neely, who plays
for Coach Travis Langford, led Laurens to state championship titles in 1998
and 1999 and a 58-0 record during those years.
“Quint will be another great addition to a recruiting class we are
already excited about,” Semrau said. “She’s athletic and she’s smart.
She’s a “heady” point guard and is someone who is anxious to be tutored
under two very good points guards that we have who will be seniors during
her freshman year. Having been a part of a program that won back-to-back
state championships, she has the winning attitude and experience that we’ve
been excited about recruiting here.”
Neely becomes the third player to sign with Florida State in the
early signing period. She joins Street & Smith All American Genesis
Choice, a 6-2 post from Kissimmee, Fla., and Street & Smith honorable
mention All-American Jamil Burrell, a 5-10 guard from Bartow, Fla.