Ebony Wells still has two years of high school basketball ahead of her, but she has already made a college choice. The talented 6-foot-3 post player committed to the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech during an unofficial visit to the Tech campus last weekend.
Wells was rezoned to Grovetown High School this season following two terrific campaigns at Harlem. Last season, Wells was named All-County and All-Region as a sophomore after averaging 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest for the Lady Bulldogs.
She helped lead Harlem to one of the finest seasons in school history in 2008-09. The Lady Bulldogs opened the season 19-1 and finished with a 24-4 mark. The Dogs bowed out in the second round of the Georgia High School Association Class AAAA playoffs in a heartbreaking 58-57 overtime loss to Bainbridge.
Wells will miss most, if not all, of Grovetown's inaugural season while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL in her left knee.
With her, Grovetown should be able to compete with most area teams. If she returns, she will be playing for coach Jamie Echols, who came to Grovetown after serving as athletic director at Richmond Academy.
Wells' sister, Nicole, signed with Georgia Perimeter College in Atlanta this summer. Nicole was also an All-County and All-Region performer a year ago. She averaged 14 points and eight boards for the Lady Bulldogs.
Georgia Perimeter is a junior college program, so who knows?
Maybe the Wells sisters could be reunited at Georgia Tech in two years.
Ebony Wells will become one of a select few Columbia County products to play basketball at a major Division I school.
Wells chose the Jackets over several other programs, including Georgia and South Carolina.
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