ATLANTA (Apr. 12) – Fallon Stokes, the class AAA player of the year in Georgia and a two-time all-state basketball player from Riverwood High School in Atlanta, signed a letter-of-intent Wednesday to attend Georgia Tech, head coach Agnus Berenato announced.
Stokes, a 5-10 forward, was also named an honorable mention all-America by USA Today and received her state player of the year honor from the Atlanta Tip-Off Club.
“Besides being a quality individual and a excellent student, Fallon is a tremendous athlete,” said Berenato, whose team is coming off a 17-14 season in which the Jackets reached the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament. “She runs the court very well and is a tremendous rebounder. I look for her to be an impact player at the three or four position. She can play from the wing or take it inside.”
Riverwood’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, Stokes averaged 24.4 points and 12.8 rebounds per game as a senior. For her career, she accumulated 2,208 points (21.2 average) and 1,330 rebounds (12.6 average). Her jersey number 34 has been retired by the school.
At the Naismith Awards banquet, Stokes also was named the North Fulton County player of the year and was named to the “Terrific 10 Girls Team” for Georgia.
In track, she was a member of the 4×100-meter relay state championship team in 1998 and placed second in the state 200-meter finals in 1999. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club and Who’s Who in American High Schools.
“I had a terrific visit in October and bonded very quickly with the players and coaches,” said Stokes, who plans to major in International Affairs and aspires to attend law school. “This is close to home, and I can get a great education. The team is on the upswing, and this is a great time to come into the program.”
Stokes is the second player Tech has signed for next year. Jasmina Pacariz, a 6-1 guard from Stockholm, Sweden who was a member of the Swedish national team, signed with the Jackets last November.