September 29, 2022 – by Stephen Stone
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State Women’s Basketball freshman guard Ta’Niya Latson has been named one of the nation’s Top 65 freshmen, as well as one of the top freshmen in the ACC, according to World Exposure Report.
The Miami native joined a list of other talented newcomers in the ACC, including Ruby Whitehorn (Clemson), Ashlon Jackson (Duke), Shay Bollin (Duke), Nyla Harris (Louisville), Imani Lester (Louisville), Lazaria Spearman (Miami), Paulina Paris (North Carolina) and KK Bransford (Notre Dame).
Latson enters her Florida State career rated as the nation’s top shooting guard in the 2022 signing class, ranked 14th overall by ESPN Hoopgurlz. She is the 12th McDonald’s All-American to suit up for Florida State, a game in which she scored 15 points in 13 minutes.
As a senior at American Heritage High School, Latson averaged 27.2 points, 7.0 assists, 8.0 rebounds, 5.3 steals and 2.0 blocks per game. She joins current backcourt mate O’Mariah Gordon as winners of the Florida Dairy Farmers Miss Basketball award in three of the last four years.
Latson joins a Seminole program with a history of success, currently one of just nine programs to make the NCAA Tournament in 16 of the last 17 years and one of only eight to make the Big Dance in each of the last nine seasons.
Florida State Women’s Basketball begins its regular season on Monday, Nov. 7, at 11 a.m. in an Education Game matchup with Bethune-Cookman at the Tucker Center. The game is a field trip opportunity for several nearby schools where students and teachers receive free admission.