Dec. 20, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida State women's basketball head coach Sue Semrau announced the addition of transfer Emiah Bingley on Thursday.
Bingley will enroll at FSU at the start of the spring semester after spending the first part of her freshman season at Iowa State. Following a year of residency at Florida State, she will be eligible to compete for the Seminoles starting with the 2014 spring semester and have three seasons of eligibility remaining (which includes a portion of the 2013-14 season).
A 5-7 guard, Bingley appeared in seven games with the Cyclones this season, making two starts and averaging 5.0 points per game along with 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 19.0 minutes.
"I'm excited to welcome Emiah to Florida State," Semrau said. "As a point guard she will be a perfect fit for our uptempo style. She will be a nice compliment to Cheetah (Delgado) in the backcourt next season and gives us a versatile and talented guard at both ends of the floor for years to come."
Bingley was named Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Nov. 19 after opening the season with 11 assists in the 2012-13 season-opener versus Western Illinois on Nov. 11 and scoring 16 points against North Dakota on Nov. 18.
Her 11-assist performance is tied for the best mark by a player in the Big 12 this season.
A Kansas City, Mo., native, Bingley averaged 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game and was tabbed a four-start prospect by ESPN as a senior at Lee's Summit West High School where she captured 2012 First Team All-State accolades.
She lettered all four years for the Titans and scored 1,554 career points. Bingley had five 30-point games as a senior and made eight three pointers en route to 37 points in a contest against Mercy (Omaha, Neb.) in the 2011 Lady Jay Holiday Classic.
Bingley was a four-time all-conference selection and nabbed all-district honors three times in high school.
Bingley was born on Feb. 15, 1994 in Shawnee Mission, Kan. She is the daughter of Ray and Eunice Bingley and has two brothers, Ray and Ontario.