November 10, 2017 - by
Women’s Hoops Adds Weber to Third-Ranked Class

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Another great addition to Florida State Women’s Basketball’s third-ranked recruiting class occurred on Friday evening. Top-notch guard Kourtney Weber of Ursuline Academy in New Orleans has officially signed her National Letter of Intent to FSU’s 2018 class.

Weber is a 5-foot-10 guard who is rated 35th overall by ESPNW. Her game complements the other members of FSU’s 2018 class very well, bringing a strong mid-range game while being very versatile in the back court. She has often been called one of the elite guards of her class.

“Kourtney was our first commit in this recruiting class,” FSU head coach Sue Semrau said. “That always speaks loudly when someone like her shows that type of commitment to your program and never wavers. There is so much to like about Kourtney – her game is so smooth in every facet. She, along with her fellow class members, gives us so many options for the future.

As a sophomore, Weber really began to make waves when she led her school to a state title and was honored as the most outstanding player by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. She was an LSWA First Team 4A All-State performer in 2016.

In that 2015-16 season, Weber averaged 19 points, four assists and eight rebounds. She also was a member of the NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune’s All-Metro Girls Basketball team and was the Class 4A All-State Player of the Year.

In the state title game in 2016, Weber dropped a game-high 29 points to give her the MVP honors.

Weber joins three other guards in Izabela Nicoletti (No. 6), Morgan Jones (No. 64) and Amaya Brown (No. 82) and power forward Valencia Myers (No. 40) in the 2018 FSU Women’s Basketball signing class. All five are ESPNW Top-100 players.

CHATRICE WHITE NAMED TO LISA LESLIE AWARD WATCH LIST
SPRINGFIELD, MASS. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced today the 20 watch list candidates for the 2018 Lisa Leslie Award. Named after the three-time All-American and 1994 National Player of the Year, the annual award in its inaugural year recognizes the top centers in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball.

Florida State senior center Chatrice White was named to the prestigious watch list.

The Selection Committee for the Lisa Leslie Award is composed of top women’s college basketball personnel including media members, head coaches, sports information directors and Hall of Famers. By mid-February, the watch list of 20 players for the 2018 Lisa Leslie Award will be narrowed to just 10. In March, five finalists will be presented to Ms. Leslie and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee. Fans will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite finalist at www.hoophallawards.com.

The winner of the 2018 Lisa Leslie Center Award will be announced during ESPN2’s telecast of the national semifinal games in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, March 30. Additional awards being presented include the Nancy Lieberman Point Guard Award, the Ann Meyers Drysdale Shooting Guard Award, the Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award and the Katrina McClain Power Forward Award, as well as the Wade Trophy, the sport’s oldest and most prestigious national player of the year award.

“I am honored to be a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and now the namesake of the Center of the Year Award,” said Lisa Leslie, a 2016 inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. “The women on this watch list are so deserving of this honor and I can’t wait to see how they will make an impact for their teams this season.”

For more information on the 2018 Lisa Leslie Award, visit www.hoophallawards.com.

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