May 23, 2005
On the heels of one of the program’s most successful seasons, Florida State University women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau announced Monday that she will bring in two more players to join the Seminoles in 2005-06. Semrau and her staff have signed Brittany Miller (6-4, center, Buchanan, GA) and Dranadia Roc (5-7, point guard, Montreal, Quebec, Canada) to National Letters of Intent. The two will join fall signees Kyria Buford (6-1, forward, Charlotte, NC), Tanae Davis (5-11, guard, Dawson, GA), Mara Freshour (6-1, guard, Nashville, IN) and Cayla Moore (6-2, forward, Westover, GA).
“In order to continue the success we have had in our program, we knew it would be vital to bring in not only extraordinary players, but extraordinary people and that’s what we’ve done with Brittany and Dranadia,” Semrau said. “These players possess great ability and have the commitment we are looking for, from players in phase 2. They will fit in nicely with the young ladies we have coming back and those we signed in the fall. This is an exciting time for our program.”
Miller, who averaged 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 10.0 blocks per game as a senior at Harrison County High School, was listed the No. 2 ranked available center in the country and the No. 56th player overall in the 2005 All Star Girls Report. A Street & Smith Magazine honorable mention All-American, Miller has earned adidas Underclass and Upperclass All-Star recognition. She has twice been an all-state honorable mention selection.
Although she will have freshman eligibility, Roc will enter Florida State in the fall as a 21-year-old after attending Vanier College, a prep school in Montreal. Roc, who averaged 13.0 points and 4.0 assists, is the youngest player ever to be named to the Canadian National Team. She is a two-time Canadian Colleges Athletic Association All Star and also All-Canadian league honors two seasons. She was named the Quebec Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and was nominated for Canadian Player of the Year honors following last season.
The Seminoles will lose just two letterwinners, both starters, from last year’s 24-8 team that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Nine letterwinners will return for 2005-06.