Nov. 15, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau has announced the signing of Top 20 shooting guard and Top 100 player Chania Ray of Alexandria, Va.
“Chania brings the ability to swing 1 or 2 very naturally,” Semrau said. “She is fearless. She puts her head in the middle of everything and is a great competitor. She can space the floor well because of her ability to shoot it. We’re really looking forward to having Chania here.”
Ray is one of the most talented prep players from the Northern Virginia area who is characterized as an athletic combination guard who can score and distribute with great efficiency. With Florida State employing a fast-paced offense that likes to push the tempo, Ray’s skill sets could allow her to thrive in FSU’s fast-break attack.
The 5-foot-8 standout guard at Riverdale Baptist High School averaged 13.7 points in her junior season and drilled 49 three-pointers en route to being a Washington Post All-MET Honorable Mention selection. Ray also averaged 72.3 percent from the free-throw line and has guided the Lady Crusaders to a 29-6 overall record.
In the last three years, Ray has become a recognizable figure in the Maryland/Northern Virginia/D.C. area after performing extremely well at several basketball showcases.
The addition of Ray is expected to help fill the void left when senior point guard Cheetah Delgado graduates following the 2013-14 season. Florida State is poised to have an enormous amount of depth at the guard spots in the 2014-15 year and should have several strong ball-handlers who give the team great presence in the backcourt.
Ray’s addition rounds out Florida State’s three early period signees, as she joins Top 15 player Shakayla Thomas (Sylacauga, Ala.) and Ama Degbeon (Grünberg, Germany).
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