Izabella Nicoletti, a force on the international stage, gives verbal commitment to Florida State
Izabella Nicoletti already has proved that she's a scoring dynamo on the international stage. She'll try to prove the same on the NCAA stage when she heads to Florida State.
Nicoletti, the No. 4 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2018 class, announced Tuesday that she has given a verbal commitment to coach Sue Semrau and FSU.
A 5-foot-9 shooting guard at Neuse Christian Academy (Raleigh, North Carolina), Nicoletti has been a mainstay on the Brazil roster at international competitions. She once torched the United States for 24 points as a member of Brazil's U16 team and led her native Brazil to a silver medal at the 2015 FIBA Americas.
"I fell in love with Florida State, simple as that," Nicoletti said. "Not to say that the other schools weren't great, they were. I just loved Florida State.
"I visited the campus in early June, and the comfort that I have with the coaching staff pushed me over the top. FSU has also had previous success with international players, and this also gave my parents peace of mind."
Nicoletti also visited Michigan, Tennessee and UCLA.
Nicoletti joins Kourtney Weber and Amaya Brown in the Seminoles' 2018 class. Led by senior Leticia Romero, who won a silver medal for Spain at the 2016 Olympics, Florida State went 28-7 in 2016-17 and fell to eventual national champion South Carolina in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament.