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Doniyah Cliney
Doniyah  Cliney


Newark, N.J.

High School:
Malcolm X Shabazz



Interdisciplinary Studies


South Carolina vs. Georgia (USATSI)

South Carolina vs. Georgia (USATSI) Women's Basketball


South Carolina vs. Tennessee (USATSI)

South Carolina vs. Tennessee (USATSI) Women's Basketball


South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt

NCAA Women's Basketball: South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt


South Carolina WBB vs. Western Carolina (USATSI)

The Gamecocks play host to the Catamounts in non-conference action.


No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Mississippi State

Photos from the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship - Sunday 04/02/17

1st -- Games played in a season (37 in 2016-17)
Most games played by a sophomore (37 in 2016-17)

  • Played in all 37 games, including one start
  • Great contributor in postseason, averaging 23.0 minutes over nine games after logging 16.8 in the regular season
  • Led team in rebounding three times -- Saint Peter's, at Savannah St., vs. #10/13 Florida State
  • Hit a pair of free throws late in first quarter of NCAA title game vs. #7/7 Mississippi State (April 2) to give team first lead of the game, swiped a fourth-quarter steal that launched a 10-2 run to seal the championship
  • Scored in transition as part of 13-0 run that turned seven-point deficit into six-point lead in third quarter of NCAA semifinal against #6/6 Stanford (Mar. 31)
  • Great second half on the glass in the NCAA Elite Eight game against #10/13 Florida State (Mar. 27), grabbing five on the defensive end
  • Came up with a steal and layup to cap pivotal 6-1 run to close the third quarter and bring the Gamecocks within two of Arizona State in NCAA Tournament second round (Mar. 19)
  • Netted a career-high 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting in the SEC quarterfinals against Georgia (Mar. 3) ... connected on a 3-pointer with 45 seconds to go in the second quarter to send Carolina into the half with a 26-point lead
  • Baseline jumper late in second quarter at Texas A&M (Feb. 23) launched 10-4 run to close the half that turned a back-and-forth opening 20 minutes into a six-point Gamecock lead
  • Active on offensive glass at Arkansas (Feb. 5), grabbing four of her five on the offensive end -- second-most on the team
  • Facilitated the offense at #25/- Kentucky (Feb. 2) with a game-high six assists, the first of which led to a layup that sparked game-changing 22-4 run to close the first half
  • Dished out three of her career-best six assists at Auburn (Jan. 5) in the fourth quarter
  • Hit a 3-pointer to give Gamecocks first lead at Georgia (Jan. 26) and closed game with four of last five points
  • Picked up two of her three steals in final minute of the first quarter at LSU (Jan. 15) to help Gamecocks to nine-point lead
  • Slowed down #9/9 UCLA's backcourt attack (Dec. 18) and netted the final four points of second quarter to even the score
  • Made an impact on the glass against Clemson (Dec. 15), grabbing a career-best nine boards, including three offensive ... netted a season-high seven points and came up with a steal and layup in transition to cap a pivotal 12-2 Gamecock run in the third quarter that put Carolina in control
  • Matched a career high with eight rebounds against Minnesota (Dec. 11) after earning her first start of the season
  • Was solid defensively in 20 minutes off the bench against #4/4 Louisville (Nov. 27)
  • Tied for team lead in rebounds with eight against Saint Peter's (Nov. 22)

  • Played in 20 games following hand injury suffered in the preseason, drawing three starts
  • Helped pace South Carolina's strong defensive effort against Georgia (Feb. 18) with a career-high three steals
  • Scored five of team's first eight points in first career start against #16/19 Florida (Feb. 11) en route to first double-digit scoring game
  • Efficient in relief of Tiffany Mitchell (injury) against #18/18 Kentucky (Feb. 4), notching seven points (3-of-4 shooting) that included a key bucket in transition during South Carolina's 10-2 run to end the game
  • Scored her four points against Ole Miss (Jan. 28) during 13-4 fourth-quarter run to end Rebels' rally
  • Made an impact on the boards against Ole Miss (Jan. 28), grabbing a career-best three rebounds in 12 minutes of action
  • Showed her court vision at Auburn (Jan. 21) handing out three assists in the second half while capping the third quarter with her first career 3-pointer
  • Added five points to win over No. 20/- Missouri (Jan. 10), finding her way in pace of play on both sides of the ball after not seeing game action since high school (2013-14)
  • Made her South Carolina debut at Vanderbilt (Jan. 7), tallying two points in five minutes of action
  • Had a great preseason before surgery on her right hand in early November ... had cast removed Dec. 17 and was fully cleared for practice in January

  • Received an initial eligibility waiver from the NCAA, allowing her to enroll in school but not compete
  • After focusing on academics in the fall, began practicing with the team in the spring

  • Ranked 13th in the nation among 2014 guards by
  • Scored over 1,000 points in her career
  • Named honorable mention all-state
  • Averaged 13.4 points, 3.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds, shooting 48 percent from the field, including 39 percent from 3-point range as a senior (2013-14)
  • Helped team to state titles her junior (2012-13) and senior (2013-14) seasons
  • Played four seasons for Coach Vanessa Watson's Bulldogs

  • Daughter of Nasheedah Brown and Kishmar Cliney, has a younger sister, Ayannah Kirsey, and younger brothers, Omar Reeds and Raheem Powell
  • Majoring in interdisciplinary studies


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