Savannah Wilkinson is taking the transition from London to Florida in her stride as she adapts to life at Florida State University.
The 1998-born guard spoke to the school’s magazine about settling in and her expectations of the season.
“I always thought if I go to America, if I get a scholarship, I want to go to Florida.
“Florida State came up last minute and I felt like it was a sign – when I came on my visit, it felt like home.
“I think [the transition] has been quite smooth.”
She added on the style of play: “I’m quite nervous – just because it’s a completely new way of playing basketball.
“You have to adapt to a whole new environment.
“I’m excited about the season, learning and moving forward with the team.”
The Seminoles have started 2-0 on the season with Wilkinson netting seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in a recent 75-51 victory over Jacksonville State.
And, Sue Semrau – Head Coach at FSU since 1997 – has high hopes for the GB Senior international.
“She has great ability – she has great size, can handle the ball, shoot the ball, pass the ball – just has to learn to play at a higher temp and a little more physicality.
“She’s going to be a special player.”
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