Latson named ACC player of week

Bob Ferrante

Veteran Seminole Insider
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May 10, 2022
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Via FSU sports information:

Florida State Women’s Basketball guard Ta’Niya Latson completed the rare sweep of winning ACC Player and ACC Rookie of the Week after her outstanding three-game performance last week.

In three games vs. Bethune-Cookman, at Kent State and vs. Georgia State, the Miami, native averaged 27.0 points, 6.3 rebounds, shot 46 percent from the field (29-of-63), 50 percent from downtown (7-of-14) and averaged 2.0 blocked shots per game. She leads the ACC in scoring in the young season.

Her 34 points scored in FSU’s hard-fought road win at Kent State last Thursday marked the most in a game by an FSU freshman since 1981. Her 28 points in FSU’s season opener marked the first time a freshman led the Seminoles in scoring in a season opener since WNBA All-Star Natasha Howard did it in 2010.

Latson is the NCAA’s leader in totals points scored with 81, but she also continues to produce defensively as well. As a guard, her six blocked shots this season rank 23rd nationally.

Latson ranks in the Top 25 nationally in total points (1st), points per game (8th), free throws made (12th) and total blocks (23rd).

Florida State continues its week with a big Wednesday matchup vs. rival Florida in the Fresh From Florida Sunshine Showdown. Tip-off is at 6 p.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Center.