Women's Basketball

UNT women’s basketball player found dead in dorm

Eboniey Jeter was a redshirt sophomore for the North Texas women’s basketball team.
Eboniey Jeter was a redshirt sophomore for the North Texas women’s basketball team. UNT

Forward Eboniey Jeter, who led the North Texas Mean Green women’s basketball squad in shooting percentage last season, has been found dead in her dorm room. She was 21.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office website shows she was found dead Tuesday in her room at 8:36 a.m. in Mozart Square Hall on the University of North Texas campus. No cause of death has been determined, but a university spokeswoman says no foul play is suspected.

“We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the passing of Eboniey Jeter,” said Rick Villarreal, UNT athletic director. “She was a great young lady and a tremendous competitor, but most of all she was a trusted teammate on the women’s basketball team and a respected member of the Mean Green family.

“As we deal with this loss, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Eboniey’s family, relatives and friends. North Texas won’t be the same without her as we have lost a friend and loved one.”

The 6-foot redshirt sophomore from Killeen was an all-state performer at Harker Heights High School.

Jeter spent three seasons at UNT, including a redshirt year in 2012-13. She started 21 of UNT’s 29 games last season and scored in double figures six times. Jeter had a team-high 45.5-percent shooting average from the field, making 71 of 156 shots.

She had four double-doubles to her credit, three of them this past season, including a 17-point, 14-rebound performance against Northern Colorado in the second game of the year. Both totals were her season highs.