FSU signee Latson named McDonald’s All-American

Florida State Women’s Basketball signee Ta’Niya Latson (Miami, Fla.) has been selected to the 2022 Girls McDonald’s All-American Game, which will be held March 29 at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN2 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago.

Latson, the nation’s top-ranked shooting guard in the 2022 signing class, is spending her senior season at American Heritage High School. She becomes the 12th McDonald’s All-American in Florida State Women’s Basketball history, and the first since both current players Sammie Puisis and River Baldwin were selected to the prestigious group in 2019.

FSU has four McDonald’s All-Americans on its current roster in Puisis (2019), Baldwin (2019), Izabela Nicoletti (2018) and Valencia Myers (2018). The Seminoles had back-to-back years of multiple McDonald’s All-Americans in 2018 and 2019.

In addition to Latson, FSU’s McDonald’s All-American list includes transfers Morgan Jones (2011), Chatrice White (2014) and Kiah Gillespie (2017). FSU’s McDonald’s All-American players that attended FSU directly out of high school include Shante Williams (2003), Natasha Howard (2010), Kai James (2013) and Shakayla Thomas (2014) along with Myers, Nicoletti, Puisis, Baldwin and soon-to-be Latson.

Just a few weeks ago, Latson was named a McDonald’s All-American midseason nominee and a Naismith midseason nominee as well. She was one of 25 selections to the 2022 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Girls Midseason Team.

Latson has guided American Heritage to an 18-4 record so far and a No. 6 ranking in the state of Florida according to MaxPreps. Last year she led Westlake High School to a national title averaging 23.7 points, 2.8 assists, 2.9 rebounds, 0.5 blocks while shooting 62 percent.

She averaged 16.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.7 steals and 20.6 minutes played per game as a sophomore at Westlake.

Latson’s announcement was made on ESPN’s NBA Today.