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Staley adds another to 2009 class

Ebony Wilson
Ebony Wilson

Ebony Wilson has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend USC and play for the Gamecocks, women's basketball head coach Dawn Staley announced Friday.

Wilson joins USC via Rend Lake College, a junior college in Illinolis. She will have three years of eligibility beginning with the 2009-10 academic year.

"Ebony is a strong, athletic guard who will be able to defend four positions on the floor for us," Staley said in a news release. "Her ability to get to the basket helps in an area we lacked last year."

Wilson was named Great Rivers Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in 2008-09 after finishing second on the Rend Lake team in scoring (15.2 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg). She earned All-Conference and All-Region XXIV honors as well in helping the Lady Warriors to a 23-10 record and a spot in the NJCAA Division I Region XXIV championship game.

Wilson played high school ball at Malcom X Shabazz in Newark, N.J., where she helped guide the Bulldogs to a pair of NJSIAA Tournament of Champions titles and, as a senior, was named Essex County athlete of the year.

Wilson joins a signing class already ranked as high as No. 4 in the nation by some publications. She joins Kelsey Bone (Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles), Ashley Bruner (Norman, Okla./Norman), Ieasia Walker (Copiague, N.Y./Copiague) and Monique Willis (Savannah, Ga./A.E. Beach) in the group.

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