Emilee Ebert will be staying close to home.
Ebert, a multi-sport star at Frankfort High, signed with Kansas State’s women’s basketball program Tuesday.
Ebert’s addition gives K-State and head coach Jeff Mittie another player to work with next season. The Wildcats lost a guard, and possible starter, in Sarah Bates, who announced Friday she was transferring from K-State.
Ebert, who previously signed with Missouri State, now joins a K-State freshman class that also includes Emma Chapman (Columbia, Missouri) and Jada Thorpe (Chicago).
“We are excited to add Emilee to our roster for the upcoming season,” Mittie said in a release. “She had an excellent career at Frankfort and has great upside for the college game.”
The Wildcats are coming off a season in which they finished with a 21-12 overall record, capped by an NCAA Tournament appearance. It’s the fifth time in as many years K-State reached the postseason under Mittie.
Ebert, who becomes the fifth Kansas native on the Wildcats’ roster, was a three-sport athlete during her successful high school career, where she played basketball, volleyball and track and field.
As a basketball player, Ebert set a school record with 1,648 career points. She was a Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) nominee four times, earning the first team honor each of the last two seasons.
Ebert was a McDonald’s All-American nominee in 2018-19 and garnered top-15 all-class honors and also earned Class 1A first-team honors from the Wichita Eagle for the second time in her career.
Ebert was selected to play in the Stateline Showdown, Highland CC Northeast Kansas All-Star Game, Cloud County CC Thunderbird All-Star Game and the KBCA All-Star Game.
She was the MVP in the Highland CC and Cloud County CC games.
She’ll play in this year’s KBCA All-Star Game at 6 p.m. June 22 at Kansas Wesleyan University’s Mabee Gym in Salina.
The Mercury selected Ebert to its All-Flint Hills first team for girls basketball as both a junior and senior.
Ebert eclipsed 1,000 career points by the end of her junior year and was a Class 1A all-state first-team selection by Sports in Kansas and the Topeka Capital-Journal.
During her volleyball career, Ebert was a three-time Class 1A all-state first-team recipient, a 2015 all-state Class 1A second-team honoree and a four-time All-Twin Valley League first-team selection.
The Mercury selected Ebert as the All-Flint Hills Player of the Year for volleyball in December.
She played in the Highland CC Northeast Kansas Volleyball All-Star Game and won the game’s MVP award.
She captured defensive MVP in the Cloud County CC Thunderbird Volleyball All-Star Game.
Ebert also excelled in track and field, earning all-state selections three times for Class 1A (2016, 2017 and 2019). She was the Class 1A state champion in this year’s long jump event helped set the state record in the 4x100 with a time of 50.44m. Ebert also finished as the state runner-up in the long jump on two other occasions (2016 and 2017).
She took fourth in the 100 in 2016. She was a three-time TVL champion in the long jump, 100, 200, and 4x100.