JONESBORO, Ark. (5/4/16) – Arkansas State head women’s basketball coach Brian Boyer has announced the addition of Marion High School product Ebony Day has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Red Wolves’ basketball team next season.
Day averaged 7.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest during her senior season at Marion. She shot 43 percent (50-of-117) from the field and led the team with 59 blocks (3.3 per game average). She scored a season-high 15 points against Searcy High School on Feb. 12 and grabbed a season best 13 rebounds against Little Rock Parkview on Dec. 8.
“I’m very impressed with Ebony and how she has progressed throughout her career,” Boyer said. “Ebony has the size to be successful in the Sun Belt Conference and she is only scratching the service as to how good her skill level is. Rarely do athletes slide under the radar in recruiting nowadays but Ebony clearly did.”
The 6-foot-2 post player was named to the 6A All-Tournament team after helping the Patriots reach the quarterfinals of the 6A state tournament with a 51-21 victory over Benton in the opening round.
She also earned All-County Second-Team honors from the Evening Times newspaper after posting six double-doubles in conference play. She also narrowly missed out on her first career triple-double in February with a nine point, 11-rebound and 11-block performance.
Day was also a track athlete at Marion and took fourth place in the shot put at the 2015 6A State Tournament and also was also on the mile relay team for the Patriots.
“Ebony fits the personality of our program as well,” Boyer added. “She’s a strong student and just a really pleasant person to be around.”
The signing of Day completes the signing class for A-State. She joins Starr Taylor, Madison Heckert, Jada Ford, Tori Sewell and Payton Tennison as signees for this year’s class.