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SAVANNAH WILKINSON

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SAVANNAH WILKINSON - Women's Basketball - Florida State Seminoles

Savannah's Profile

(Updated March 2020)
position
Forward
height
6'0"
year
Redshirt Junior
hometown
London, England
high school
Barking Abbey

Career Honors:

  • 2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
  • 2019 Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Second Team.
  • 2017-18 Golden Torch Award Winner for Academics

Junior Season (2019-20)*

  • Endured a season-long foot injury in FSU’s second game of the year against LSU on Nov. 9.
  • Missed FSU’s remaining 30 games of the season.
  • Expected to provide a big boost to the Seminoles once she is fully healthy again in 2020-21.

*NO NCAA POSTSEASON DUE TO THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS

Sophomore Season (2018-19):

• Willingly accepted a role in the low post due to FSU being short-handed with injuries.
• Played in all 33 games, averaging 23 minutes primarily off the bench.
• Averaged 3.1 points, and finished third on the team with 4.5 rebounds per game.
• Shot 36.4 percent (43-of-118) from the floor and tied for third on the team with 11 blocked shots.
• Ranked third on the team with a 48.8 two-point field goal percentage.
• Totaled eight points at Miami, tying her ACC season high.
• Added eight points, seven boards and two blocks vs. Pitt.
• Added six points in 21 minutes vs. No. 9 NC State.
• Recorded six points vs. Wake Forest.
• Tied career high with nine rebounds at Virginia Tech.
• Added seven rebounds and four points at North Carolina.
• Had seven rebounds and added six points in strong defensive effort at Virginia.
• Ripped down a career-high nine boards and also had career-high three assists vs. Georgia State.
• Added 10 points with two assists vs. Eastern Kentucky.
• Pulled down six rebounds along with eight points vs. Florida.
• Set her season high in points in the opener vs. Troy, totaling 11.

Freshman Season (2017-18):

  • Had a good learning experience in her first season, averaging 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds in 9.1 minutes played off the bench
  • Shot very well from 3-point range, shooting 43.3 percent (13-of-30).
  • Shot 45.8 percent (22-of-48) from the floor overall.
  • Totaled five points in 11 minutes vs. Little Rock (3/17/18).
  • Had six points on two 3-point field goals vs. Clemson (2/15/18).
  • Went 2-of-2 from 3-point range in win over Virginia Tech (1/14/18).
  • Totaled seven points, including two 3-pointers, vs. Miami (1/11/18).
  • Career-best 14 points, including four 3-pointers, in 24 minutes at Clemson (1/4/18).
  • Added four points and four boards in 11 minutes at Grambling State (11/19/17).
  • Scored seven points (3-of-4) with four rebounds at Jacksonville State (11/12/17).
  • Raised her game in the summer 2018 at the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship, averaging 20.9 points and seven rebounds.
  • Posted a 34-point performance against Lithuania in the group phase of the FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship, going 11-of-20 from the floor with eight 3-point field goals.
  • Finished first among all players at the FIBA U20s with 6.3 made free throws per game while placing second in points.

At Barking Abbey Basketball Academy:

  • A 5-foot-11 guard with immense versatility, showcasing an excellent combination of long-range and mid-range shooting while also being able to drive efficiently to the hoop.
  • Considered the top young player in Great Britain with an excellent basketball future.
  • Ranked 52nd overall by ESPNW Hoopgurlz and 17th overall at the guard position.
  • The third Seminole in the last year (2017) who carries Senior Women’s National Team experience after being called up to Great Britain’s top-level team in 2015, joining Leticia Romero and Leonor Rodriguez of Spain.
  • Played for the Great Britain Senior Women’s National Team at the EuroBasket 2017 Qualifiers, averaging seven points, six rebounds and 1.5 assists in a loss to Italy and a win over Albania.
  • Product of Barking Abbey Basketball Academy, which was founded in 2005 and is also connected to the long-standing school that provides a quality education.
  • Becomes the second Barking Abbey player to compete with Florida State, joining former men’s player Robert Gilchrist(2012-14).
  • In 2015-16, the athletic combo guard averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal while leading Barking Abbey to the Women’s British Basketball League championship game.
  • Her U.S. college recruitment included a number of schools, most notably Kentucky, Wisconsin and Purdue.
  • Named to the 2016 Molten WBBL All-British Team and earned the Molten WBBL Young Player of the Year in 2015 as a 16-year old, which is open to all players 21 years old or younger.
  • Nearly averaged a double-double, scoring 10.4 points per game with 9.3 boards, in 2015.
  • Competed in the 2015 U18 European Championship where she averaged 8.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists.
  • In the summer 2016 in Montenegro, she averaged 9.5 points in the U20 European Championship, including 16-point and 15-point efforts against Romania and Montenegro, respectively.
  • Averaged 14.9 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in the 2014 U16 European Championship. Also participated in the U16 Championship in 2012 and 2013.
  • Played for Great Britain at the 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival.

All About Me:

  • Born: October 31, 1998.
  • Parents: Martin and Elisha Wilkinson.
  • Major: Communication Studies- BS/MS.
  • What are some of the things you try to do outside of playing basketball?: Watch movies, write poems, and listen to podcasts.
  • Who is someone you really look up to and why? My mum. She is such a strong woman and continues to stay positive through adversity. She always pushes me to be excellent and drives our family every day.
  • What is an interesting fact about yourself that others may not know about you? I can beatbox, and all my tattoos have significant meaning.
  • What is your pre-game routine before getting ready for a game? I listen to music that reminds me of my family and my why!
  • What has the year 2020 taught you? That personal growth is continuous and it is a beautiful journey.
  • What does being part of the Florida State Women’s Basketball family mean to you?  Playing basketball in the U.S. was always a dream of mine so to be living out my dream, with people I love like family, is more than I could ever ask for.
  • How did you know that choosing to be a Seminole was the right decision for you? It may sound cliché but it just felt right. I felt right at home from the start.
  • What current song is your favorite and what throwback song is your favorite? There are so many TikTok songs that come to mind but my throwback song has to be “Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross. It reminds me of my dad.
  • What goals and ambitions do you have for yourself after you graduate? I’m graduating in December 2020 so I am lucky to have more years of eligibility to be able to complete my Master’s degree. After that, I hope to continue playing and eventually work in sports marketing.
  • What’s the hardest experience you’ve been through in your life? Moving to the U.S. As well as this summer, not being able to go home to see my family.