Brahman Girls basketball senior Leta Adamo recently announced that she was going to play college basketball at Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth. Adamo chose the Panthers out of several out of state schools like Webster University in St Louis, Nazarene College in Massachusetts and Kansas Wesleyan University in Saline Kansas. Adamo had a little fun with the crowd at Beef O’Brady’s by picking one hat, then peeling off her jacket to show a different school before unveiling a banner that revealed her real choice of Palm Beach State College.
Adamo says she chose Palm Beach State College for several reasons including closeness to home, financial reasons and that she really felt comfortable within the program.
Adamo says her skill set is a really good fit for what PBSC needs especially considering the team does not have a shooting guard on their roster for next season. Adamo feels that she can contribute right away as a freshman.
When looking at schools, Leta prioritized the smaller schools because she wanted a smaller professor to student ratio which she is more comfortable.
Adamo was a four year letter winner with the Brahman girls basketball program and was a part of some of the most successful seasons in program history including back to back district championships and three trips to the regional tournament. In Adamo’s junior year the Brahmans advanced to just one game away from the state final four before losing to 6-time defending state champion American Heritage. Leta says all those experiences can help her at the college level.
When asked about her best memories of her time at OHS, Adamo says her freshman season in the district championship game against Jensen Beach stands out because she made four 3-pointers in a very close game.
Adamo thanked her best friend on the team Callie Phillips along with Coach Jovanny Torres who was her coach for her first 3 seasons at OHS and also Coach BJ Pryor who coached her senior season.
This past year Leta led the Brahmans in scoring, steals, field goal percentage and three-point shooting percentage. Adamo averaged 11.6 points per game with 4.5 rebounds and 2 assists and 2.5 steals a game.
In her four-year career at Okeechobee, Adamo scored 524 points and the team 59 games during her four years which included two 20-win seasons.
Adamo along with the schools mentioned above, Adamo received offers from Warner University, Adrian College, Blackburn College, Bethel College and Stevenson College.
The PBSC Panthers went 14-13 last season.