PROFILES: 2007-08 LSU Lady Tigers

An up-close look at the 2007-08 LSU Lady Tiger basketball team.

34 - Sylvia Fowles
Center
6-6
Senior
Edison HS
Miami, Fla.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Named first-team All-SEC by the coaches ... Earned All-SEC Tournament honors ... Named as a Kodak All-American and was one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy ... One of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and in a Wooden Award All-American ... Named first-team All-American by ESPN.com and the United States Basketball Writers Association ... Second-team Associated Press All-American ... Earned MOP honors in the Fresno Regional ... Named to the United States Senior National team and will join the club in Italy on April 6 ... Became LSU's all-time leader in blocked shots with her second block at Tulane on Nov. 19 and now has 250 in her career ... Became the first player in SEC history to record a double double in every conference game ... Has 27 double doubles this season and 62 in her career, the second most in LSU history ... Became the 11th player in school history to reach the 1,500 point milestone and sits ninth on the career scoring list with 1,626 ... Ranks second in career rebounds at LSU with 1,209 ... Became the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 rebounds and the third player in school history to have over 1,000 points and 1,000 boards ... Has scored in double figures in 90 of her 109 career games and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 66 games ... Ranked 10th in the nation in field goal percentage and third in rebounds.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Started all 35 games ... Started for the first time in her collegiate career at No.13 Texas Tech in the season opener ... Named first-team All-Southeastern Conference by the coaches and the AP ... Third-team AP All-America selection ... Named to the SEC all-tournament team ... Named to the San Antonio Regional all-tournament team ... Spent spring break in Australia playing for the United States senior national team at the Opals World Challenge play ... Ended the season ranked second in career blocked shots at LSU with 174 ... Blocked at least one shot in 31 of the 35 games and has at least one block in 65 career games ... Was one of 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award ... Was one of 12 finalists for the State Farm Wade Trophy.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in all 36 games ... Began her collegiate career by posting a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Maine on Nov. 11 ... Had a total of 12 double doubles ... Scored a season-high 22 points in 22 minutes at No. 17 Vanderbilt on Jan. 23 ... Reached double figures in scoring in 25 of the 36 games ... Had double digit rebounds in 13 games ... Finished the season ranked third in shots blocked in a single season at LSU with 99 ... Recorded at least one blocked shots in all but three games and had at least two blocks in 30 games ... Ended the seasons ranked third in rebounds by a freshman at LSU with 325.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds as a senior at Gulliver Prep for coach Gary Armstrong ... Helped Gulliver to the 6A state title after transferring from Edison High School ... Helped Edison to two state titles with coach Denise Novak. The first as a freshman with current Lady Tiger teammates Scholanda Hoston and Florence Williams and the second as a junior by averaging 21.1 points and 15.6 rebounds per game ... Earned numerous All-America honors following her senior season, including First-team Parade All-America and first-team WBCA All-America ... Became the first high school player to dunk in a game, using two hands to dunk twice in a regional playoff game.

PERSONAL
Full name is Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles ... Nickname is "Big Syl" ... Born on Oct. 6, 1985 in Miami, Fla. ... Daughter of Arrittio Fowles ... Has three brothers, Walter, Morris and Jeremy, and one sister, Dorothy ...


5 - Erica White
Guard
5-3
Senior
Ribault HS
Jacksonville, Fla.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 37 games with 36 starts ... Has now started 56 games in her career ... Poured in a then career-high 20 points at Baylor on Nov. 21 ... Led LSU to a come-from-behind victory at South Florida with a career-best 22 points ... Equaled her career-high with 22 at Vanderbilt on Feb. 22 ... Drained a career-best four three-pointers in at Vanderbilt ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in LSU's victory over Georgia on Jan. 7 ... Scored 15 points, grabbed a career-best eight rebounds and dished out seven assists in the win at Arkansas on Feb. 15 ... Has scored in double figures in 16 games in her career, including nine times as a junior ... Posted 17 points in each of the first two SEC Tournament games ... Dished out at least five assists in 18 games ... Was fifth in the SEC in assists and placed first in assists-to-turnover ratio ... Collected at least four steals in eight games, including a career-high six against Tulsa on Nov. 24 and Florida on Feb. 8 ... Finished the year ranked third in assists by a junior at LSU with 158 and sixth in steals by a junior with 72 ... Earned All-SEC Tournament honors.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in 34 games and started the final 20 of the season ... Started for the first time in her career on Jan. 19 against Alabama and had 10 points, six assists and four steals ... Started the following game at Georgia and posted 10 assists in 40 minutes of work ... Dished out a career-best 14 assists in a starting roll against Vanderbilt on Jan. 26 ... Posted a third straight double digit assist game with 11 against Baylor on Jan. 30 ... Recorded a season-high 14 points against Southern on Nov. 22 and had 14 points in LSU's victory over Stanford in the NCAA Regional Final on March 2.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in 21 games ... Scored a season-best six points at South Carolina on Feb. 13 ... Dished out a season-best four assists against Arkansas on Jan. 20 ... Collected a season-high three rebounds against both Kentucky on Feb. 17 and at Arkansas on Feb. 24.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 steals and 5.2 assists per game at Ribault High School for coach Alfred Austin ... Led her school to three straight state titles in 2001, 2002 and 2003 ... Named McDonald's All-American as a senior, as well as Second-team Parade All-America and honorable mention WBCA All-America.

PERSONAL
Full name is Erica Rene White ... Born on Aug. 26, 1986 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Daughter of Terry White and Robin Manigault ... Has three sisters, Leslie Manigault (22) and Courtney Manigault (13) and Jordan White (4), and a brother, Terry White, Jr. (7) ... Majoring in kinesiology.

 

12 - RaShonta LeBlanc
Guard
5-7
Senior
Memorial HS
Port Arthur, Texas

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Returned to the starting line-up in the season opener against West Virginia ... Started all 38 games during the season and has 53 starts in her career ... Poured in a career-high 19 points in the SEC Tournament championship game against Vanderbilt ... Earned All-SEC Tournament honors ... Had 15 points in the NCAA Tournament opener vs. UNC Ashville with a career-high five 3-pointers ... Scored 11 points against West Virginia and was 4-4 from the field, including 3-3 from 3-point range in the season-opener on Nov. 12 ... Earned All-tournament team honors in the Basketball Travelers Classic at LSU ... Posted a then career-high 15 points on 5-6 shooting, including 3-4 from 3-point range in the victory over Tulsa on Nov. 24 ... Tied a career-high with eight assists in the victory over No. 5 Ohio State on Dec. 10 ... Scored 13 points against Kentucky on Jan. 18 and was 3-3 from 3-point range in the game ... Added 11 points and seven assists in LSU's victory over Florida on Feb. 8 ... Was second in the SEC to teammate Erica White in assists-to-turnover radio ... Led the team with a .440 shooting percentage from three-point range, hitting 33 of 75.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in 27 games and started 15 ... Started her first game in the season opener at No. 13 Texas Tech and played all 40 minutes ... LSU posted a 14-1 record while she started at point guard ... Dished out a career-best eight assists in the victory over Texas Tech ... Scored a career-best 10 points in LSU's victory over Nebraska on Nov. 25.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in 25 games ... Scored a career-high five points against Southern Miss on Nov. 21 and Arkansas on Jan. 20.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 14.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.6 steals and 2,3 assists as a senior at Port Arthur Memorial for coach Joe Fonteneaux ... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior ... Was a three-time First-team All-District and two-time First-team All-Region ... Was named the Newcomer of the Year as a freshman.

PERSONAL
Fullname is RaShonta LeNette LeBlanc ... Nickname is Tae-Tae ... Born on July 30, 1986 in Port Arthur, Texas ... Daughter of Robert and Arlene LeBlanc ... Has one sister, RaNysha ... RaNysha competed on LSU's track & field squad ... Began playing basketball at age six ... Has worn the same number (12) since she was in middle school ... Majoring in accounting.


15 - Quianna Chaney
Guard
5-11
Senior
Southern Lab HS
Baton Rouge, La.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Started for the first time in her career in the season opener against West Virginia ... Has started 38 games in her career ... Named second-team All-SEC by the coaches ... Received first-team All-Louisiana honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Earned All-tournament team honors in the Basketball Travelers Classic at LSU ... Poured in a career-high 24 points in LSU's victory at No. 18 Michigan State on Dec. 17. Had a then career-high tying four three-pointer against the Spartans too ... Scored 22 points in the win over Florida State in the NCAA Tournament regional semifinal ... Had a game-high 20 points on a career-best five three-pointers in the loss at Georgia on Feb. 1 ... Scored 17 points in LSU's victory over No. 5 Ohio State on Dec. 10 ... Poured in 19 points, all in the second half, at Ole Miss on Jan. 11 ... Scored 21 points in the victory at Arkansas on Feb. 15 ... Scored in double figures 23 times during the season and 39 times in her career ... Had 15 points on four 3-pointers in the NCAA Tournament opener against UNC Ashville ... Finished 19th in scoring in the SEC, 11th in three-point field goal percentage and 13th in three-point field goals made ... Her 52 three-points ranked 10th in three's made in a season at LSU ... Enters her senior year ranked sixth in career 3-point field goals made and fifth in career 3-point field goals attempted as LSU.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in 31 games ... Scored 18 points in LSU's victory over South Florida on Dec. 30 and followed it with a career-best 19 points against North Carolina A&T on Jan. 1 ... Poured in 18 points the victory over Alabama on Jan. 19 ... Dished out a career-best six assists against Nebraska on Nov. 25 ... Collected a career-high seven rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Nov. 26.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in all 36 games ... Scored a season-high 16 points that included four three-pointers in LSU's victory over Florida on Feb. 27 ... Connected on four three-pointers for 12 points in her first career game against Maine on Nov. 11.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 21.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 5.7 steals and 6.7 assists per game as a senior at Southern Lab in Baton Rouge for coach Henry Combs ... Earned a spot as a McDonald's All-American, joining current teammates Erica White and Sylvia Fowles ... Also named WBCA honorable mention All-America, as well as third-team Parade All-America following her senior season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Quianna Nehma Chaney ... Nickname is "Q" ... Born on April 14, 1986 in Baton Rouge ... Daughter of Brenda and Douglas Chaney ... Has three siblings, Eric (27), Jamie (26) and Kayla (14) ... Began playing basketball in the sixth grade ... Her best sports moment is when she made nine 3-pointers in one game ... Majoring in kinesiology.

 

54 - Ashley Thomas
Forward
6-0
Senior
Stephenson HS
Stone Mountain, Ga.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 34 games and started 32 ... Has started 55 games in her career ... Had her streak of 34 straight starts snapped at Arkansas on Feb. 15, her first game missed with her right knee injury ... Missed four games (Arkansas, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Alabama) with a right knee injury ... Returned to action in the SEC Tournament and returned to the starting line-up in the SEC Tournament title game against Vanderbilt on March 4 ... Scored a then season-high 11 points in the victory over Louisiana Tech on Dec. 30 ... Also scored 11 points in the win against Arkansas on Jan. 25 and against Auburn on Jan. 28 ... Grabbed nine rebounds on two occasions; at South Florida on Jan. 3 and against Georgia on Jan. 7 ... Poured in season-high 12 points in the victory over Connecticut in the NCAA Tournament regional final on 5-8 shooting, including 2-2 from three-point land.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in all 35 games and started 23 ... Returned from knee surgery to play 15 minutes in the season opener at No. 13 Texas Tech ... Poured in 12 points in the following game against Southern on Nov. 22 ... Did not miss a shot against Southern, hitting all five from the floor and both free throws ... Scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds against North Carolina A&T ... Scored a career-high 17 points and grabbed a career-best eight rebounds at Arkansas on Feb. 2.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in 14 games before suffering a season ending knee injury ... Injured her right knee in the 14th game of the season at Rutgers on Jan. 5 and had successful surgery to repair torn ligaments on Jan. 14.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as a senior at Stephenson High School for coach Dennis Watkins ... Helped lead her team to the 5A state title in 2004 with a 32-1 record ... Named the Metro Atlanta Female Prep Player of the Year in 2004.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ashley Danielle Thomas ... Nickname is A-Train ... Born on Nov. 18, 1986 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Daughter of William and Rose Thomas ... Has one sister, Alyssa (10) ... Began playing basketball as the age of nine ... Wears the No. 54 because five added to four equals nine, the age which she began playing basketball ... Says she is a good dancer ... Majoring in sports management and business.

 

10 - Khalilah Mitchell
Guard
5-11
Senior
St. Mary's HS
New Orleans, La.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 30 games ... Scored a then career-high eight points, including her first career three-point basket, and grabbed a career-best six rebounds in the win over Eastern Washington on Nov. 25 ... Also scored eight points against McNeese State on Dec. 20 ... Poured in a career-high nine points of 4-5 shooting in the win at Mississippi State on Jan. 14. Also collected five rebounds, dished out four assists and blocked two shots against the Lady Bulldogs ... Collected a career-high four steals against Alabama on Feb. 25 ... Drained a career-best two three-pointers for her six points against the Crimson Tide on Feb. 25.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in 22 games ... Dished out a career-high five assists and had three steals against Southern on Nov. 22 ... Scored a career-high seven points in the victory at Alabama on Feb. 23 ... Equaled her career-high with three rebounds against Southern and Arkansas ... Missed three games in December with an ankle injury.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in 22 games after returning from a knee injury suffered in 2003-04 ... Scored a season-high four points in the victory over Arkansas on Jan. 20.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Played in just four games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice in late November ... Underwent surgery to repair the torn ACL in her right knee on Nov. 30 ... Scored her first baskets as a collegiate player in the second half of LSU's season-opening victory over Villanova on Nov. 15.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 18.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a senior at St. Mary's ... Played for coach Keith Haywood ... Was named first-team all-state and participated in the Louisiana High School All-Star game this past summer ... Named New Orleans Times-Picayune Metro Player of the Year and Clarion Herald Catholic League Player of the Year as a senior.

PERSONAL
Full name is Khalilah Renee Mitchell ... Born on Dec. 25, 1985 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Daughter of Jennifer Moss and Walter Mitchell ... Resides with her mother and stepfather Thomas Moss and sister Karimah (18) ... Has seven siblings; Ketourah (30), Reginald (33), Malika (28), Abdul (27), Kameelah (26), Kareem (24) and Karimah ... Her brother Reginald played basketball at Clark University in Atlanta ... Began playing basketball at age 11 ... Has a double major of business and sports management.

 

4 - Katie Antony
Guard
5-10
Senior
Anacoco HS
Anacoco, La.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 24 games in her first season at LSU after sitting out the 2005-06 season because of transfer rules ... Scored her first points in an LSU uniform in her first game against West Virginia on Nov. 12 ... Finished that game with nine points and four rebounds ... Scored at least five points in seven games, including eight points again Howard on Nov. 13 and McNeese State on Dec. 20.

AT VANDERBILT (2003-05)
Averaged 4.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in two seasons at Vanderbilt ... Started 29 of 62 games in her career, including 15 as a sophomore ... Scored a career 14 points against Kentucky on Jan. 8, 2004 ... Dished out a career-best 12 assists at St. Louis on Dec. 21, 2003.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for coach Vic Ortiz at Anacoco and helped lead the school to five state titles in her six seasons on varsity ... Named 2003 McDonald's All-American Dream 100, 2003 Louisiana Miss Basketball, 2003 Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year, 2003 WBCA Honorable Mention All-American (Top 40) ... Was a five-time first-team all-state and four-time all-state Most Valuable Player.

PERSONAL
Full name is Katie Lynn Antony ... Born on July 25, 1984 in Alexandria, Va. ... Daughter of Max and Quita Antony ... Her mother, Quita was a legendary coach at Pitkin High School and was inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame ... Has one sister, Ashley, and one brother, Max … Majoring in kinesiology and plans on attending LSU medical school following her basketball career.

 

23 - Allison Hightower
Guard
5-10
Sophomore
Juan Seguin HS
Arlington, Texas

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07)
Played in all 38 games and started against McNeese State and Louisiana Tech in late December ... Named Freshman All-SEC by the coaches ... Scored her first collegiate points in the season-opener against West Virginia ... Started for the first time against McNeese State on Dec. 20 and finished with nine points ... Also scored nine points at Tulane on Nov. 19 ... Scored 12 points in the come-from-behind victory over Georgia on Jan. 7 ... Poured in a career-best 14 points in the victory at Mississippi State on Jan. 14 ... Added 11 points off the bench in the loss to No. 5 UConn on Feb. 11 ... Scored 12 points in the victory over Tennessee in the SEC Tournament ... Added 12 points on 3-4 from three-point range in LSU's upset win over UConn in the NCAA Tournament Regional Final on March 26.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 21.6 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6.0 steals and 5.0 assists per game during her career at Juan Seguin High School for head coach Courtney Phillips ... Finished as Seguin's all-time leading scorer with 2,182 points in three seasons ... Helped her school to a 28-0 District 7-4A record during the past two seasons, leading Seguin to the state regional finals ... Earned WBCA and McDonald's All-American honors as a senior ... Started for the West team in the McDonald's All-American game and scored nine points, grabbed nine rebounds, had two assists, two blocks and four steals in the victory ... Also started in the WBCA All-Star game and finished with five points, five rebounds and two steals ... Played with current Lady Tigers teammate Porsha Phillips in the WBCA game and against her in the McDonald's game ... Won the three-point shooting contest at the McDonald's All-American festivities in San Diego ... Named second-team Parade All-American an d sixth-team Street & Smith's All-American as a senior.

PERSONAL
Full name is Allison Kira Hightower ... Born on April 6, 1988 in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of David and Regina Hightower ... Has one brother, Tony (23) ... Undecided major.

 

24 - Marian Whitfield
Guard
5-9
Senior
Glenn Hills HS
Augusta, Ga.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 22 games ... Scored three points in the season opener against West Virginia on Nov. 12 ... Added four points two days later against Virginia Tech ... Poured in a career-high eight points against Eastern Washington on Nov. 25 ... Scored seven points in the win over Alabama on Feb. 25 ... Connected on a career-best five of six free throws against the Crimson Tide ... Scored seven points in the NCAA Tournament opener against UNC Ashville on March 17.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Played in 22 games ... Scored a career-high eight points against Southern on Nov. 22 ... Scored five points against South Carolina on Jan. 12.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in 17 games ... Scored a career-high three points in the regular season finale against Florida on Feb. 27 ... Scored at least two points in 10 games, including the first field goal of her career against Maine on Nov. 11.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2003-04)
Played in three games before suffering a season-ending leg injury ... Suffered a broken bone her lower left leg during practice on Dec. 9 and underwent surgery to repair the break in early January.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 16.0 points, 3.0 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game as a senior at Glenn Hills ... Played for coach Bernard Bowman ... Was named the Georgia 4A Player of the Year by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Georgia High School Association.

PERSONAL
Full name is Marian Sherell Whitfield ... Born on Sept. 2, 1984 in Augusta, Ga. ... Daughter of Marcilla Whitfield and Marion Whitfield ... Has three sisters; Nora (25), Roselena (24) and Veronica (18) ... Has two stepsiblings; Karrington (18) and Kellington (16) ... Began playing basketball in the seventh grade ... Her dream job is to become a coach ... A sociology major.

 

25 - Mesha Williams
Center
6-3
Senior
Gateway Tech HS
St. Louis, Mo.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Transferred to LSU from Moberly CC in Missouri ... Played in 30 games ... Scored her first LSU points in the season opener against West Virginia on Nov. 12 ... Scored 10 points against Howard on Nov. 13 ... Had a career-day against Eastern Washington with 19 points and 12 rebounds ... Added six points and five rebounds to LSU's win at Arkansas on Feb. 15 ... Recorded a career-best three blocked shots against Tennessee on Feb. 19 ... Named to the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Played two seasons at Moberly Community College in Missouri for head coach Michael Smith ... Averaged 18.7 points and 10.7 rebounds last season and completed her career with 1,083 point, 638 rebounds and 194 blocks ... Her blocks total is the school record, while her points rank fifth and rebounds are second ... Named first-team JUCO Kodak All-American last season.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per game as a senior at Gateway Technological High in St. Louis ... Was a teammate of current LSU track and field performer Kathryn Coleman.

PERSONAL
Full name is Mesha Louise Williams ... Born on Nov. 25, 1985 ... Daughter of Michelle Ricks and Louis Williams ... Has one sister, Monique Morgan (28) and one brother, Desmond Morgan (26) ... Majoring in sports management.

 

44 - Kristen Morris
Forward
6-2
Junior
Detroit Country Day
Lathrup Villiage, Mich.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
Played in 26 games ... Scored nine points in LSU's win over Howard on Nov. 13 ... Added seven points to the victory over McNeese State on Dec. 20 ... Had six points against UL-Lafayette on Nov. 16, Tulsa on Nov. 24 and Florida on Feb. 8 ... Had at least one rebound in all but five games, including collecting four boards in four different outings.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Played in 27 games ... Scored her first career points on a lay-up in the first half of the season opener at No. 13 Texas Tech ... Poured in a career-high 15 points on 7-7 shooting against North Carolina A&T on Jan. 1 ... Scored at least four points in five games, including eight points against Tulane.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game for coach Frank Orlando at Detroit Country Day ... Helped Detroit Country Day School to three straight state titles, including her senior season ... Named Nike All-American following her senior season.

PERSONAL
Full name is Kristen Nicole Morris ... Born on Aug. 3, 1987 in Detroit, Mich. ... Daughter of Rene' and Lewis Morris ... Has two sisters, Alicia (21) and Marlena (26) ... Majoring in business management and entrepreneurship.

 

1 - Katherine Graham
Guard
5-11
Freshman
Ramsay HS
Birmingham, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 15.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists a game as a senior for coach Rob Mosely ... Guided Ramsay to a 126-13 record and four straight Class 5A state titles over the past four years ... Earned first-team Class 5A All-state honors as a junior and senior and was selected to the All-Alabama State Tournament team as a sophomore and junior and was the MVP of the title game as a senior.

PERSONAL
Full name is Katherine V. Graham ... Born on July 27, 1989 in Birmingham, Ala. ... Daughter of Walter and Beverly Graham ... Has one brother, Walker Graham ... Undecided major ... Member of the National Honor Society.

 

3 - Latear Eason
Guard
5-8
Freshman
John Hope Academy
Chicago, Ill.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game and shot 54.0 percent from the floor head coach Jenelle Spearmon as a junior at John Hope Academy last season as a junior ... Missed her senior season with a left knee injury ... Helped guide her team to a 32-2 record, including 27 straight victories, and to the Class 2A state sectionals ... An outstanding student with a 3.5 grade point average ... Earned All-City honors by the Chicago Sun-Times and was first-team Class 2A All-State.

PERSONAL
Full name is Latear Tiffany Eason ... Born on April Oct. 12, 1988 in Chicago, Ill. ... Daughter of Ethel Ellis and Herman Eason ... Has two siblings, Eureka Saunders and Lavandis Ellis ... Undecided major ... Wears No. 3 because of her favorite player Allen Iverson.


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