FSU women sign top-50 forward

Makayla Timpson, one of the nation’s top forwards in the class of 2021, has inked her National Letter of Intent to play for Florida State Women’s Basketball beginning in the 2021-22 season.

“Makayla is a superior athlete. She reminds me of the long line of FSU players who have capitalized on their God-given athletic ability and passion for the game to make a long career out of playing basketball. She is a fierce competitor, and a loyal and committed teammate,” FSU coach Sue Semrau said. “She pours her energy into the right things. She is a wonderful individual who also has high ambition in the classroom. We look forward to watching her continue developing and excelling in the Garnet and Gold.”

Honing her game at Early County High School in Blakely, Ga., Timpson is rated 48th overall by ESPNW Hoopgurlz and is a Top 11 forward in the class. She is known as a productive player in the interior, showcasing a soft touch with her jumper and a lethal face up game.

Timpson is also praised for having guard-like speed with her 6-foot-2 size. In her three full years of high school basketball, she has averaged 20.6 points, 10.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 2.6 steals and a whopping 5.3 blocks shots per game.

As a junior in the 2019-20 season, Timpson averaged 22.7 points and 10.8 rebounds and shot 54 percent from the floor. She averaged 19.7 points as a sophomore and 19.4 points as a freshman.

Timpson has been recognized for her outstanding play by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, earning first-team all-state honors in 2019 and second-state all-state honors in 2018 in a state that is flooded with high school basketball talent. She has also been selected as the Early County Girls Basketball Player of the Year multiple times.

The effective low-post performer was Florida State’s first commit of the 2021 class, committing on Aug. 17, 2020.