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Izabela's Profile

(Updated April 2022)
Americana, Sao Paulo, Brazil
high school
Neuse Christian Academy


  • 2020-21 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

Redshirt Junior Season (2021-22):

  • Appeared in 11 games for the Seminoles, averaging 6.3 minutes per game.
  • Shot 36.4% (4-for-11) from the field and added 3 steals.

Redshirt Sophomore Season (2020-21):

  • Had a comeback season after missing the first two years due to injury, playing in 10 games.
  • Saw action vs. Virginia, recording six points in 12 minutes.
  • Made FSU debut vs. Florida on Dec. 1, 2020.

Redshirt Freshman Season (2019-20):

  • Missed her second season after sustaining another knee injury in the off-season.

Freshman Season (2018-19):

  • Missed the 2018-19 season after sustaining a knee injury in off-season workouts.

At Neuse Baptist Christian Academy:

• Rated the No. 16 overall player in the ESPNW Hoopgurlz rankings for the 2018 class.
• Top-5 guard who shows an exceptional combination of scoring and passing.
• Became the first member of The Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) to be named a McDonald’s All-American in 2018.
• Joined teammate Valencia Myers in both the McDonald’s All-American Game and the Jordan Brand Classic in 2018.
• 2018 North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year, the first in any sport from her high school.
• Is the first Neuse Baptist Christian Alum to be named the News & Observer Player of the Year in any sport
• Averaged 19.9 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game as a senior at Neuse Baptist Christian Academy en route to a 22-5 record.
• Finished senior year at Neuse Baptist Christian School as an NCISAA 1A All-State Athlete.
• Led Neuse Baptist Christian School to the National Christian Schools Athletic Association title and a runner-up finish in the 1A N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association during junior season, finishing 27-1.
• Served as a key member of the Brazilian U17 National Team in 2015 and 2016.
• Played on the Brazilian Olympic Team in both 2015 and 2016.
• Once led Brazil’s U16 team to a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas by scoring 24 points against the United States.

All About Me:

  • Born on: Aug. 9, 1999
  • Parents: Mariza Nicoletti and Walter Costa Leite.
  • Major: Sports Management.
  • How would you describe your fashion style?: Fire.
  • What is your favorite pair of sneakers you own?: Air Force 1 Shadow.
  • What is your pre-game hype song?: Remember The Name.
  • Who is your role model? Why?: My mother and sister. I grew up watching them and following in their footsteps
  • Who is your favorite super-hero?: Spider Man.
  • Favorite place to visit in Tallahassee: Tom Brown Park.
  • Why did you choose your jersey number?: I was always No. 6 internationally. I chose 33 because 3+3=6
  •  Who is a professional athlete that inspires you?: Diana Taurasi.
  • My go-to breakfast: Scrambled eggs with bacon and pancakes.
  • My dream job: Anything related to sports and kids.
  • If you started your own podcast, what type of conversations would you spend time on?: On differences between Brazil and the United States.
  • My favorite Coach Sue moment: The first practice of this year after not having her for the past season.