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May 7, 2013

Adebayo’s Eastern jersey to hang in Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

McALESTER — In recognition of her outstanding play and record-breaking season, Eastern Oklahoma State College sophomore Shola Adebayo will see her Lady Mountaineer jersey hang in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn.

Adebayo’s jersey will be included in the “Ring of Honor,” an exhibit of about 100 jerseys that represent the nation’s top basketball players. The collection will recognize high school and college All-Americans from the 2012-13 season.

Josh Sullivan, director of basketball operations at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, said the Ring of Honor is one of the most popular displays.

“Not only does the Ring of Honor provide a color backdrop to the Hall of Fame’s many archives, but it is also our way of recognizing some young basketball players for their achievements in the sport,” Sullivan said. “Since the Hall of Fame opened in 1999, you can imagine the caliber of players’ jerseys that have once hung in our rafters. Without a doubt, Shola Adebayo is definitely a part of an elite group and a part of history.”

Head Coach Amber Taylor described Adebayo as one of the best players she’s ever coached.

“Shola is a true student of the game, always wanting to learn and better herself and her teammates. It has been an honor and blessing to coach her this year,” Taylor said. “Along with her many other accomplishments during her time at Eastern, this recognition by the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame is a direct reflection of the hours of hard work and dedication she has put into her basketball career. This is a huge honor for Shola and her family, as well as the women’s basketball program and the institution.”

Adebayo, of Oklahoma City, played only one year at Eastern, but she made a huge impact on the program. She set three school records with the most steals in a season (109), most assists in a season (145) and most free throws made in a season (148). She was the team leader in points (15.3), assists (4.9) and steals (3.6) per game. 

Adebayo finished the season ranked 14th nationally in steals. she also recorded 13 double-doubles this season and scored a career-high 37 points against nationally ranked Collin County Community College.

Adebayo was named a third team All-American. She has signed to play basketball next year at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

To learn more about the Ring of Honor or the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, visit www.wbhof.com.

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