It will be interesting to see how the remainder of Ebony Wells' days as a high school basketball player work out.
The Grovetown junior made an unofficial visit to Georgia Tech on Aug. 28 and called to commit to the Yellow Jackets the next day. She had received interest from Florida State, Georgia, Miami and South Carolina.
Wells' decision came three weeks after she underwent surgery to repair a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. She will miss most, if not all, of the Warriors inaugural season.
Doctors told her that recovery could take six to eight months. Now that she's made a decision on where to play in college, those around her have advised she be that much more careful.
"Everybody heals at a different pace, so it's really something you have to wait and see," Wells said.
The 6-foot-3 Wells expects to play power forward in Atlanta. She helped lead Harlem's girls team to its first playoff win in program history as a sophomore in 2008. She averaged 14.7 points and 7.7 rebounds per game last season.
Her visit to Georgia Tech included a meeting with basketball coaches and players in the team's locker room, followed by a Yellow Jackets volleyball game. Wells said she wasn't paying attention when the offer was made, responding only with a smile. She didn't find out until later, when she asked her mother whether she thought they would offer.
Wells talked the offer over with her parents Friday night. She had initially wanted to go to Georgia, and had made an unofficial visit to the school. But Georgia Tech won her over by being the first to offer and with a pitch of its strong academic background.
Wells said she wants to study business management.
"When I went up there, I felt like I was already a part of the team," she said. "The girls on the team treated me really nice, treated me like they already knew me."
Junior golf tour award winners
The Augusta Junior Golf Magazine Tour recognized its top players at a season-ending banquet.
Three Evans residents were named player of the year in the boys divisions -- David Hemann (ages 13-14), Carter Mobley (11-12) and Will Radford (9-10).
Evans resident Ashlan Ramsey was named player of the year for the girls 12-14 division and Evans' Stephanie Bennett was named the top player in the girls 15-18 group.
All-star teams also were named for each age group:
Boys 9- 10
* Tied in points accumulated
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