Nov. 15, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. – Florida State head coach Sue Semrau announced the signing of four-star forward Ivey Slaughter on Thursday. The Macon, Ga., native is ranked the No. 21 forward in the 2013 high school class and the No. 79 player overall by ESPN HoopsGurlz.
“Ivey is the prototypical athletic ACC forward,” Semrau said. “She plays extremely hard. She rebounds and runs extremely well. She’ll be able to play a lot of different positions for us. Ivey is a selfless player, a dedicated student and a great fit in our Seminole family.”
Slaughter stars for Tattnall Square Academy where she scored at least 30 points four times as a junior and was named All-Region Class AAA.
Slaughter is rated the 69th best player in the country by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report and No. 86 nationally by National Basketball Insider.
A star on the track as well, Slaughter finished third in the 100-meter dash and fourth in the 400-meter dash at the Georgia Class AAA state track and field meet this past spring.
As a sophomore at Crawford County High School, Slaughter was an honorable mention All-State selection by Georgia sportswriters.
Possessing rare athleticism, HoopGurlz compared Slaughter to former Tennessee All-American and current WNBA Tulsa Shock star Glory Johnson.
Slaughter is the third top-100 recruit to sign with the Seminoles from the 2013 high school signing class, joining Fort Walton Beach guard Brittany Brown and Palm Beach Gardens center Kai James.