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Lakesha Tolliver
Lakesha  Tolliver


Columbia, S.C.

High School:






Final Home Game for Women's Hoops Thursday

SEC's top team looking to close out home schedule with perfect 16-0 slate and outright regular-season championship.

Career Highs
Pts 21, 2x, last, at Kentucky, 3/2/08
FG 10 at Kentucky, 3/2/08
FGA 17 at Kentucky, 3/2/08
FG % 1.000 (3-3), 2x, last, vs. Purdue, 11/26/05
FT 8, 2x, last, vs. Mississippi, 2/10/08
FTA 9 vs. Mississippi, 2/10/08
FT % 1.000 (8-8) vs. S.C. State, 12/23/06
Reb 12 at Kentucky, 3/2/08
Off Reb 6 vs. Longwood, 2/21/06
Def Reb 11 vs. Charleston Sthrn., 12/4/07
Asst 4, 2x, last, vs. Penn State, 11/20/07
Blk 7 vs. UNC Wilmington, 12/1/07 *
Stl 6 vs. Saint Francis, 11/9/07
Min 33 at Kentucky, 3/2/08
* indicates school record

Senior Year (2007-08)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... third on the team in rebounding at 5.2 rpg and is scoring 9.3 ppg ... played in 26 games, including 20 starts ... holds the school record for career blocked shots with 177 ... reached double-figure points in 11 games ... added eight points and four rebounds in the WNIT second-round loss at NC State ... hit 6-of-7 from the field to score 14 points against North Carolina A&T in the first round of the WNIT ... added nine points in just 12 minutes against Florida in the SEC Tournament ... recorded just her second career double-double by tying her career high with 21 points and snagging a career-high 12 rebounds at Kentucky ... tossed in 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting against Mississippi State ... added eight points and four rebounds in just 18 minutes at Auburn ... hit 8-of-9 free throws en route to 10 points and handed out three assists against Mississippi ... grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots against Arkansas ... returned to the lineup at No. 8 LSU after missing the previous six games due to exertional headaches, adding six points and a pair of rebounds in 16 minutes ... scored 13 points and snagged a team-high seven rebounds at No. 9 Oklahoma ... was second on the team with seven rebounds at Clemson ... blocked four shots against Alabama A&M ... hit 4-of-5 from the field for 10 points to go with five rebounds and three blocks against Jackson State ... grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Charleston Southern while blocking five shots, to become the career school-record holder in that category, in just 22 minutes ... swatted away a school and Colonial Center record seven shots against UNC Wilmington ... also led the team with 18 points and snagged six rebounds in a career-high 30 minutes ... poured in a career-high 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and added seven rebounds against Florida International ... hit her first 3-pointer of the season as part of a 10-point, four-assist effort against Penn State ... scored 13 points, including a perfect 7-of-7 from the free-throw line, against Buffalo ... collected her first career double-double with 10 points, including the 500th of her career, and 10 rebounds against Saint Francis (Pa.).

Junior Year (2006-07)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... established a new single-season school record with 60 blocked shots, surpassing Teresa Geter's previous record of 58 rejections set in 2000-01 ... matched a career high and set a season high with 19 points scored in only 21 minutes of action during the Gamecocks' win at Arkansas, blocking four shots as well ... came off the bench to score 17 points and grab seven rebounds in Carolina's overtime win over Mississippi State ... with the Gamecocks trailing by three and only eight seconds remaining in regulation vs. Mississippi State, Tolliver was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer, then stepped to the line to drain all three free throws to send the game into overtime, where Carolina eventually won it ... reached double figures in both of Carolina's games the SEC Tournament, scoring 12 points in the Gamecocks' first-round win over Auburn and 13 points in the second round against Tennessee ... added another post-season double-figure scoring game when she went for 10 points and eight rebounds against Hofstra in the third round of the Women's NIT ... scored 15 points, grabbed seven rebounds and recorded two steals in helping Carolina to its season-opening win over East Tennessee State ... Led the Gamecocks with 14 points at Kentucky ... scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots in only 16 minutes against Mercer ... scored 12 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots in only 14 minutes against South Carolina State ... tied her career high with five blocked shots at Mississippi State ... matched a season high with three assists and set a new season high with three steals in that same game against the Bulldogs ... scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists, blocked a shot and made a steal in only 14 minutes against High Point ... nearly posted a double-double in Carolina's home game against Vanderbilt, scoring nine points and grabbing nine rebounds, then came back the next game to score nine points and match a career high with 10 rebounds in the Gamecocks' win over Alabama.

Sophomore Year (2005-06)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... Turned in one of the best performances of her career when she scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in 18 minutes of play in the Gamecocks' win over Ole Miss ... Her 19 points scored against Longwood set a new career high, and her eight rebounds that game set a season high ... Scored 11 points and dished out a career-best four assists in the Gamecocks' win over Mississippi State in Columbia ... Scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds, blocked a shot and recorded a steal against No. 19 Purdue at the Junkanoo Jam ... Blocked a season-best four shots in the Gamecocks' win over Florida in Gainesville, including one key block from behind on a would-be breakaway layup from Gator guard Sarah Lowe that helped preserve Carolina's lead at a crucial juncture of the second half ... Went for 11 points in Carolina's win at Clemson, then matched that figure with 11 more points against Tennessee ... Was active in the Gamecocks' win at Alabama, scoring seven points and grabbing seven rebounds in 16 minutes of action ... Scored eight points, grabbed two rebounds, distributed two assists and recorded two steals in only eight minutes against Ohio ... Scored eight points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots against Western Carolina ... Scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and blocked a pair of shots against Xavier in the Women's NIT.

R-Freshman Year (2004-05)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll ... set the South Carolina single-season freshman blocks record with 42, surpassing the existing record of 32 set in 1980-81 by Philicia Allen ... swatted three shots in only eight minutes of action in Carolina's win over Kentucky to preserve the win ... set a new Colonial Center record with five blocked shots against Charlotte, then matched that figure with five blocks against South Carolina State ... blocked three shots against both UNLV and Jacksonville and ranked among the conference leaders in the category ... blocked three or more shots on eight occasions ... came up with three steals against UNLV ... Turned in a 10-rebound effort against Jacksonville.

Redshirt Year (2003-04)
Played in the season opener at Clemson, then tore her ACL in practice the next day ... medical redshirt.

High School
Leader of a Dreher High School team that won 3A South Carolina State championships in 2001 and 2003 ... runner-up to York High School in her junior year ... in the 2003 3A championship game, scored 18 points, grabbed 10 boards and swatted eight shots ... averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks per game to lead the Devils to a 28-2 mark during her senior season ... first-team all-state ... rated the 94th-best prospect in the nation by All-Star Girls Report ... Nominee for prestigious McDonald's All-America Team ... voted best Defensive Player by the Dreher coaching staff in 2001 ... named team MVP in 2002 and 2003 ... Selected to play in the 2003 North Carolina vs. South Carolina All-State Game ... Scored 20 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and made 15 blocks against Strom Thurmond High School during her junior year ... broke the Myrtle Beach Beachball Classic record with her 19 rebounds as a senior ... an all-around athlete who also participated on the softball, track and volleyball teams ... member of Dreher's 2003 state champion track team ... honored as an all-region, All-Area and All-State selection during her senior year in the shot put, 4x4 relay and triple jump events ... member of the Dreher National Honor Society.

Career Stats
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
2003-04 1 0 4 4.0 0 1 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 1 2 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
2004-05 24 3 232 9.7 21 55 .382 0 1 .000 17 28 .607 17 38 55 2.3 31 0 4 21 42 7 59 2.5
2005-06 28 1 370 13.2 69 132 .523 0 0 .000 46 76 .605 33 53 86 3.1 61 3 25 49 28 18 184 6.6
2006-07 33 8 518 15.7 91 216 .421 0 1 .000 70 110 .636 59 79 138 4.2 85 2 32 55 60* 27 252 7.6
2007-08 26 20 524 20.2 91 199 .457 1 1 1.000 59 88 .670 38 96 134 5.2 70 2 34 69 47 22 242 9.3
Career Totals 112 32 1648 14.7 272 603 .451 1 3 .333 192 302 .636 148 267 415 3.7 247 7 95 194 177* 74 737 6.6
* indicates school record

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