Oct. 31, 2006
Florida State fans will get a chance for an early look at the FSU women’s basketball team when head coach Sue Semrau and her Seminoles host DT-3 Wednesday, November 1st at 7 p.m. in exhibition action at the Donald L. Tucker Center. Admission is free.
The Seminoles, who have been practicing just two and a half weeks, return two starters and eight letterwinners from last year’s 20-10 NCAA Tournament team. Florida State has seven players who are freshmen or sophomores so youth will be a factor, especially this early in the season.
“We’re real excited to get out there and see where we are,” Semrau said. “We’ve had the opportunity to play a couple of scrimmages with our scout team, but that’s not like a real game. I’ve been pleased with the progress of our freshmen so far and the leadership of our upperclassmen.”
Senior Alicia Gladden will once again be the go-to person for the Seminoles this season, but she will not be alone as FSU will have some versatility in the scoring department.
“At this point, I would have to say Britany Miller will be a go-to plyer for us because she has a great presence in the middle. She’s improved. She does a great job of reading the angles, sealing and keeping the ball high and is a good finisher. Shante Williams just has a tremendous ability to score or to deliver from the pass to the open player who can score. Alicia Gladden would be one of those players that Shante Williams would deliver passes to. She won’t necessarily create her own shot but will be a very active player, cutting without the ball and also coming off of screens very well. She can penetrate or shoot it from the outside or post opposing players her size or even bigger.”
DT-3 is comprised of former collegiate players from such schools as Memphis, Alabama, Jacksonville and South Florida.