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Alaina Coates
Alaina Coates

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Irmo, S.C.

High School:
Dutch Fork

Height:
6-4

Position:
C


Career Highlights

2014 SEC Co-6th Player of the Year (Coaches)
2014 SEC Freshman of the Year (Coaches)/Newcomer of the Year (AP)
2014 Freshman All-America First Team (Full Court)
2014 SEC All-Freshman Team
2014 All-SEC (Second Team, Coaches; Honorable Mention, AP)
2014 NCAA Tournament All-Region Team
Five-Time SEC Freshman of the Week

Freshman Year (2013-14)
Became first SEC Freshman of the Year in league history to also earn another "of the Year" award with selection as Co-6th Player of the Year from the league's coaches ... Named SEC Newcomer of the Year by the Associated Press and earned Freshman All-America honors from Full Court ... earned Second-Team All-SEC honors and was named SEC Freshman of the Week a league-record-tying five times ... played in all 34 games, including one start (LA Tech) ... was the only freshman to rank among SEC's top-25 scorers (23rd) and top-20 rebounders (sixth) ... finished third in SEC and 41st in nation with 2.1 blocks per game, ranking her seventh among the nation's freshmen ... was fifth-best rebounding freshman in the country (8.4 rpg) ... set Gamecock freshman record with 73 blocked shots to rank second in the all-time single-season standings ... also posted program freshman records with .612 (148-242) field goal percentage and 10 double-doubles ... led team in scoring seven times (Chas. Southern, at San Diego St., SC State, Vandy, Ole Miss, vs. Georgia, vs. UNC)... led team in rebounding 18 times (LA Tech, Seton Hall, at San Diego St., at USC, NC Central, Sav. St., at Ark., Vandy, UK, at Auburn, Ole Miss, Ark., at LSU, Fla., vs. UK, vs. CSUN, vs. Oregon St., vs. UNC) ... averaged double-double in NCAA Tournament play - 14.7 pts/12.7 rebs ... lifted scoring and rebounding averages from non-conference play (11.6 pts/7.2 reb) to SEC action (12.7 pts/8.5 rebs) ... joined just two other Gamecock freshmen all-time to score 20 or more points in an NCAA Tournament game with her team-high 22 against #12/13 North Carolina (Mar. 30) in the Sweet 16 and completed her 10th double-double of the season with 11 boards, including five offensive ... grabbed second-most rebounds by freshman in school history with 16 against CSUN (Mar. 23) in NCAA Tournament ... ended Georgia's (Mar. 7) 6-0 run late in first half, scoring six of team's last eight points in the period to key SEC Tournament quarterfinal victory ... stretched second-half lead over Georgia (Feb. 27) with personal 7-2 run early in second half after Lady Bulldogs got within nine, adding seven more of her total 18 points and seven of her eight rebounds coming in the period ... posted eighth double-double of season against Florida (Feb. 23) while tying career high and Gamecock freshman record of five blocked shots ... scored nine of her 13 points at #19/17 LSU (Feb. 16) in second half, including six during a 9-0 run after Lady Tigers has pulled within two midway through the half ... became first freshman to record at least 20 points in an SEC game since Feb. 4, 2010 (Kelsey Bone at Auburn) with her career-high tying 24 against Ole Miss (Jan. 30), making her one of just six Gamecock freshmen all-time to record at least five 20-point games ... played just 12 minutes at #16/19 Vanderbilt (Jan. 26) due to foul trouble, but blocked four shots, including three in second half to help secure victory ... scored all 14 of her points at Auburn, (Jan. 12) in first half, including eight during late rally to tie the game at halftime ... set Gamecock freshman record with 17 rebounds against #9/10 Kentucky (Jan. 9) and posted fourth-straight double-double ... scored 12 of career-high 24 points against Vanderbilt (Jan. 5) during final 10 minutes of first half to help turn two-point deficit into 11-point lead ... tied program single-game freshman record with five blocks at Arkansas (Jan. 2) while posting second-straight double-double, including five defensive rebounds during crucial 7:00 stretch of second half to keep Razorbacks from putting together complete rally ... recorded double-double against Savannah State (Dec. 28), doing nearly all of it in second half - 11 points and nine rebounds in final 20 minutes ... posted only perfect shooting night by a freshman (minimum five attempts each in program history), hitting 7-of-7 from the field and 9-of-9 free throws against SC State (Dec. 22), with field goal performance tying for fourth in Colonial Life Arena history ... scored 17 of her 21 points at San Diego State (Nov. 23) in second half, including a personal 7-0 run late in game ... made 11 free throws at San Diego State (Nov. 23), second-most by a Gamecock freshman in school history while her 15 attempts tied freshman record ... grabbed 14 rebounds against CofC (Nov. 14), 10 in second half.

High School
Played five seasons for Coach Faye Norris' Foxes ... Named a McDonald's and a Parade All-American, Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year, South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA) Class 4A Player of the Year and Charlotte Observer South Carolina Miss Basketball in 2012-13 ... Posted 20.1 points, 11.6 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game as a senior ... Was a three-time SCBCA Class 4A all-state selection ... Helped team to back-to-back state championships (2012, 2013), including an undefeated 29-0 season as a senior ... Played for Coach Jerome Dickerson's Palmetto 76ers in AAU.

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