William Monroe standout Ella Weaver signs with Toledo
STANARDSVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- William Monroe standout Ella Weaver never expected to restart her recruitment a few weeks before graduation, but the process played quicker than expected thanks to an instant connection with Toledo.
"When I re-opened my recruiting, they were pretty quick to jump on me and just right off the bat they seemed super excited about me," Weaver said.
Weaver signed with Toledo women's basketball on Friday, just a month after being released from National Letter of Intent with Buffalo. The Greene County native was one of five signees released from their NLI at Buffalo "mostly due to coaching changes", according to Weaver.
As a senior, Weaver averaged 20.0 PPG and 10.4 RPG adding 3.0 APG and 2.1 SPG, while finishing fifth all-time in Dragons history with 1,213 points. The 6'0" guard was also named Northwestern District Co-Player of the Year and earned all-state, all-region, and all-district honors.
"I think they really like my versatility being able to shoot and stretch out the defense, but then also being able to attack and drive," Weaver said.
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Now Weaver joins a Rockets program coming off back-to-back MAC regular season championships, a MAC Tournament championship and the program's second NCAA Tournament appearance in the last two decades. This past March, Toledo upset No. 5-seed Iowa State to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history.
Weaver will join her new program just a month after graduating from William Monroe, an opportunity she is eager for.
"I think especially with Toledo they just have so much recent success, they're just a really established program," Weaver said, "So I'm just excited to go and be a part of that."