Emmanuella “Ella” Edoka, a senior at Bishop Kearney High School, will sign a National Letter of Intent Wednesday to accept a full scholarship to play NCAA Division I basketball at Siena College.
Edoka is a two-time Sectional Champion, 2013 Class C State Champion and 2013 Class C State Champion Tournament All-Star. She helped lead Bishop Kearney to the 2013 state title as a junior, averaging 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4.5 blocks per game. Edoka also played for the Albany City Rocks girls AAU team on the Nike National Circuit.
She has a 3.5 grade point average and plans to major in Economics at Siena. She also received scholarship offers from Albany, Eastern Michigan, LSU, North Carolina State, Quinnipiac University, St. Joe's University and Syracuse.
Originally from Nigeria, Edoka underwent successful surgery at Golisano Children’s Hospital in May 2012 to treat a congenital hole in her heart.