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La'Keisha Sutton
La'Keisha  Sutton

Trenton, N.J.

High School:
Trenton Catholic




Women's Basketball Summer Blog 3 - Alums Back on Campus

Several Gamecock alumnae are in Columbia this week to help out at basketball camp and test the current team's potential.


Gamecocks Tie for Top Honors on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina places 48 on the league's honor roll, tying Alabama and Florida for the most


South Carolina Athletics Holds 2012 Gamecock Gala

Student-athletes celebrate end of the 2011-12 academic year with awards ceremony and dinner.


Gamecock Run Ends in Sweet 16

Women's basketball battles to extend historic season, but Stanford inside game too strong.


NCAA Sweet 16 Press Conferences


South Carolina vs. Stanford (AP - 3/24/12)

South Carolina vs. Stanford (AP - 3/24/12)


South Carolina vs. Purdue

South Carolina vs. Purdue - AP Photo Gallery


Women's Basketball Defeats Purdue, 72-61

South Carolina defeats Purdue, 72-61, in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.


No. 25 South Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan - NCAA Tournament

No. 25 South Carolina vs. Eastern Michigan - NCAA Tournament


Women's Basketball NCAA Tournament Send-Off

Fans and supporters gathered to send off the South Carolina Women's Basketball team to the NCAA Tournament.

Career Capsule
Became just the 11th player in school history to record 300 assists while scoring at least 1,000 points in her career ... ranks 16th in school history in career points (1,299) and is one of just 27 Gamecocks all-time to score 1,000 points ... stands 12th in program history with 357 career assists ... scored in double figures in more than half the games she played (66 of 125), including eight 20-point outings ... led the team in assists 61 times, including 24 games of five or more assists.

Senior Year (2011-12)
Named second-team All-SEC and to the All-Defensive Team by the league's coaches ... drew honorable mention All-SEC honors from the Associated Press ... ranked 23rd in SEC in scoring and 11th in assists ... was the team's top scorer 11 times (SC State, vs. North Carolina, at Florida, at Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, Georgia, at Alabama, at Kentucky, Arkansas, vs. Alabama, vs. Stanford) and handed out the most assists 13 times (at Illinois, at Clemson, Penn State, at Xavier, at NC State, SC State, at Florida, at Auburn, at Vanderbilt, Arkansas, vs. Georgia, vs. Eastern Michigan, vs. Stanford) ... scored in double figures 23 times, including three 20-point games, and handed out five or more assists four times ... averaged 4.3 assists while scoring 12.0 points over three NCAA Tournament games ... went 6-of-10 in the second half to try to spark a comeback against #2/2 Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, playing all but one minute of the game ... scored team's first six points and locked down #13/15 Purdue's best 3-point shooters in NCAA second-round win ... tied season-high with six assists against Eastern Michigan in NCAA Tournament first round ... hit all four of her free throws in final 3:10 to seal win over #16/15 Georgia in SEC Tournament second round ... was 7-of-7 in free throws, scoring 13 of her 15 points in first half of SEC Tournament win over Alabama ... tied the Arkansas game with a pull-up jumper as part of the 14-4 run that put the Gamecocks on top for good ... hit a pair of technical-foul free throws with 3.2 seconds left at Kentucky to get team within three points ... led team with 20 points against #18/15 Georgia, including two free throws in the final minute to keep Gamecocks within reach ... scored team's last three points to deliver win over Florida as jumper stretched lead to three and free throw in final second iced it ... hit game-sealing free throws after fighting for offensive rebound in final 12 seconds at #8/8 Tennessee ... scored 10 of her team-high 17 points against Mississippi State in first half to help team to eight-point halftime lead ... tallied 17 points, including a career-best five 3s, in the win over Ole Miss, going 4-of-4 from 3 with 14 points in first half ... scored five of team's nine OT points at #25/22 Vanderbilt, while setting up another 14 points with team-high six assists ... netted the last of her 11 points at Florida on two free throws with five seconds left to make it a two-possession game ... handed out her 300th career assist at Drexel, setting up Ashley Bruner for a basket that ended a four-minute scoreless drought and slowed a late-game Dragon run .. shot 60.0 percent (9-of-15), including three 3s, en route to 21 points in win over #18/16 North Carolina ... scored her 1,000th career point as part of her 12 against SC State ... picked up a career-high seven steals at Clemson (Nov. 17) while handing out six assists

Junior Year (2010-11)
Ranked among the SEC's elite in scoring (27th), assists (7th), assist-to-turnover ratio (11th, 0.9) and minutes played (9th) ... in league games, ranked 16th in scoring, sixth in assists, ninth in free throw percentage, sixth in minutes played and 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio (0.9) ... scored in double figures 16 times, including three 20-point games, and led the team in points seven times ... handed out four or more assists 17 times and led the team in assists in 26 of her 33 games played ... her 3.6 assists per game were the most by a Gamecock since 2003-04 ... between her points and assists, accounted for 34.4 percent of team's points (20.1 ppg) in SEC play ... dished out seven assists to go with seven points and three steals in WNIT first round against Appalachian State ... netted all five of her points during game-sealing stretch in the second half of SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss ... turned in her second 20-point game in the three outings with a game-high 20 against Vanderbilt, including eight straight as part of 13-point second half ... led the offense for the second-straight game with 18 points at LSU, playing all 40 minutes ... scored seven of the team's first 10 points en route to a career-high tying 24 against Auburn ... handed out four assists, all on 3-pointers, at Mississippi State ... tied for team-high honors with 17 points against #15/18 Kentucky, including six of the team's final eight of the first half to carry a six-point lead into the break ... led all scorers with 21 points at Arkansas, including the winning free throws to break a tie with five seconds to play as she scored seven of the team's nine points in the extra period ... came off the bench for 12 points, including seven of the team's last 11 points, in win over #20/24 Georgia ... dished team-high five assists against Alabama ... netted 11 points against #5/6 Tennessee ... handed out six assists at Ole Miss, including one in OT that led to Valerie Nainima's go-ahead 3-pointer with 49 seconds left ... tied her career high with eight assists and netted 13 points against Florida ... hit 5-of-6 free throws, including two to tie the game in the final 71 seconds, en route to 11 points in comeback win over LSU ... dished out seven assists to go with four steals and 10 points against South Carolina State ... was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field for 13 points while dishing five assists and swiping four steals against Presbyterian ... handed out five assists against Butler ... posted five steals against #10/11 North Carolina, while tying for team-high honors with five rebounds ... netted 18 points to go with four assists against NC State ... swiped five steals against Savannah State ... dished out a career-high eight assists against Charleston Southern while adding 13 points ... tied for team-high honors with six rebounds and handed out three assists against arch-rival Clemson ... led the team with 19 points against #5/6 Xavier, adding five assists.

Sophomore Year (2009-10)
Ranked among the SEC's top 30 scorers while ranking second on the team with 2.6 assists per game ... led the team and ranked 13th in the SEC with 3.1 assists per league game ... was 10th in the league with a 1.3 assist-to-turnover ratio in SEC games ... closed the season with back-to-back six-assist games, leading the team in that category in the SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss and at No. -/22 Vanderbilt ... tied for team-high honors with three assists against No. 24/24 Georgia ... tied her career high with seven assists to go with her eight points against Arkansas ... tied for team-high honors with three assists at No. 14/14 Georgia ... handed out a team-high four assists at Auburn, adding seven points ... scored a team-high 19 points, including 3-of-3 shooting from 3-point range ... led team with six assists to go with 13 points against Ole Miss ... netted 15 points, including 10 in the second half, at Florida ... was second on the team with 14 points at No. 18/19 LSU ... added eight points and three assists against Auburn ... had three offensive rebounds among her five boards against Kentucky, adding eight points, three assists and three steals ... matched her career best with 3-of-3 accuracy from 3-point range at Alabama, finishing with 13 points to go with four assists ... put up 10 points at No. 4/4 Tennessee ... scored all eight of her points during 11 minutes of court time in the second half against No. 11/12 LSU, hitting 4-of-6 from the field during the stretch ... netted 15 points, including a tough layup to pull the Gamecocks within one point late in the game, against Boston U ... added eight points while being saddled with foul trouble against No. 9/10 North Carolina ... led the team with 18 points while limiting Wake Forest's top scorer Brittany Waters to just two points ... averaged 10.3 points over three games against nationally ranked teams at the Paradise Jam ... snagged five rebounds to go with her 10 points in win over No. 23/24 San Diego State ... netted 13 points on 6-of-11 shooting against No. 20/17 Oklahoma ... tied for team-high honors with three assists to go with five points, all at the free throw line, against Penn State ... scored a gritty 22 points, one shy of her career high, and ripped down a career-high five offensive rebounds at Clemson ... netted 10 points and handed out a pair of assists at Charlotte.

Freshman Year (2008-09)
Was a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... started 14 of her 28 games ... was second on the team with 11.0 points per game to rank 23rd in the SEC and tied for team-high honors with 2.4 assists per game ... was 12th in the SEC with a .675 free throw percentage ... scored in double figures 15 times with nine games with 15 or more points ... was second on the team with 13.6 points per game in SEC play to rank 10th in the league (tops among SEC freshmen) ... handed out 3.6 assists per game against SEC opponents, ninth-best in the league ... was the team's leading scorer 10 times and paced the team in assists in 11 games ... added nine points and three assists against Kentucky ... scored a game-high 14 points at Mississippi State ... led the team with 17 points at No. 15/15 Florida ... dished out a team-high six assists to go with seven points and five rebounds against Alabama ... netted 15 points and handed out a team-high five assists at Arkansas ... tied her career high with seven assists against Ole Miss to go with a team-high 19 points, including the last four points that put the team up by one with nine seconds left ... led the team with 15 points on 4-of-5 shooting at Kentucky, playing just 22 foul-plagued minutes ... netted a game-high 19 points on a career-high eight field goals against LSU ... posted career highs of seven rebounds and seven assists at Ole Miss to go with 15 points ... hit 3-of-3 from 3-point range at No. 13/15 Tennessee, just the third time in school history a freshman has shot that well from behind the arc ... sparked the offense late to finish with 18 points at Georgia, hitting 6-of-7 field goals to tie for fourth-best field goal percentage by a freshman in school history ... poured in 17 points against No. 9/8 Auburn, including hitting 7-of-8 from the free-throw line ... tied for the team lead with 11 points against No. 1 UConn on 4-of-8 shooting and blocked two shots ... led the team with 13 points against No. 3/4 Stanford ... turned in an outstanding all-around game against USC Upstate, scoring a game-high 24 points to go with four assists and three steals ... went to the free-throw line 14 times against the Spartans, the second-most by a freshman in school history ... reached double-digit points for the third time in five games with 11 points against High Point as her defensive spark off the bench led to a series of layups that put the Gamecocks comfortably ahead ... was named to the Cancun Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team ... scored a season-high 12 points against UNC Wilmington, including what proved to be the game-winning basket with the shot clock winding down ... earned the start in the season opener at Penn State.

High School
Played four years for coach Khaliq Lewis El's Iron Mikes ... piled up awards her senior year, including New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year, Trenton Times Player of the Year and Trentonian Player of the Year, averaging 19.6 points per game ... was a four-time all-county first-team selection and twice earned All-State honors from the Associated Press ... named MVP of the 2008 New Jersey State Championship after leading her team to its second-straight title ... scored a career-high 36 points against Cherokee High to set the Cougar Classic record ... netted 30 points in the State Championship semifinals against Sacred Heart ... helped AAU team, New Jersey Flames, to back-to-back New Jersey State U17 titles.


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