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November 2015 Issue

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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106 ■ THE WOLFPACKER 2015-16 WOLFPACK BASKETBALL PREVIEW ■ Camille Anderson 0 • Guard • 5-9 Freshman • Buford, Ga. Career Highlights: Prior to NC State, was the 2015 All-Area Girls Basket- ball Player of the Year … Her senior team went 30-3 and won the state title … Was also the Gwinnett Tip- Off Club Player of the Year and first-team All-Region 8AAAA in 2015 … A three- star recruit and the recipi - ent of a grade of 90 on ES- PNW's rankings … In 2014, was 7AAA Region Player of the Year … Participated at the USA Basketball Women's U17 World Championship Team Trials in May 2014 … Her high school teams were Region 7AAA champions in 2012, 2013 and 2014. ■ Sara Boric 15 • Center • 6-5 Redshirt Freshman • Banja Luka, Bosnia Career Highlights: Redshir ted last season due to transcript issues … Prior to NC State, played high school basketball for Tehnicka Skola in Bosnia … Played in the 2014 U18 FIBA Women's European Championship in Romania … Represented Bosnia & Herzegovina in the 2013 U18 FIBA Women's Euro - pean Championship, helping her team achieve a fifth- place finish in Division B … Started all eight games in the 2013 European Championship, averaging 19.1 minutes per contest … Best game at the 2013 European Champi- onship was a nine-point and eight-rebound performance in a 70-55 victory over Austria. ■ Jonquanae "Nae Nae" Cole 44 • Center • 6-3 Freshman • Gainesville, Va. Career Highlights: Prior to NC State, her se- nior high school team at Paul VI went 32-2 to win its ninth straight state title … Was first-team All-Western Catholic Athletic Confer- ence (WCAC), Preseason All-Met and a McDonald's High School All-American nominee in 2015 … Ranked as the nation's No. 100 overall prospect in 2015 by ESPN HoopGurlz … Also rated as a four-star recruit by ESPNW and the No. 16 post player in the class of 2015 … Ranked No. 33 in the nation by Blue Star Report … Picked up WCAC and VISAA all-conference honors as a junior. ■ Kaila Ealey 2 • Guard • 5-8 Freshman • Raleigh Career Highlights: Prior to NC State, averaged 26.4 points per game during her senior year at Brough- ton High and her team went 20-7 … Earned Associated Press second-team all-state honors and was also named a McDonald's High School All-America nominee in 2015 … Ranked as the No. 75 overall prospect in 2015 by ESPN HoopGurlz … Rated as a four-star re - cruit by ESPNW and the No. 16 guard in the class of 2015 … Picked for the The Raleigh News & Observer's 2014 All-Metro Team … Broughton was 8AAAA regular- season champions during the 2013-14 season. ■ Ashley Eli 10 • Forward • 5-11 Senior • Mansfield, Texas Career Highlights: Played 23 games and earned four starts before her season was ended by a leg injury Feb. 8 versus Wake Forest … Averaged 16.6 minutes, 2.0 points, and 2.3 rebounds per game … Shot 16 of 46 (34.8 percent) from the field and 13 of 15 (86.7 percent) from the free throw line … Earned her first career start and played a career- high 31 minutes in the win over Virginia Tech Jan. 8 … Through just 13 games, played 64 more minutes than she did throughout the entire 2013-14 season … Tied a career high with four assists versus Minnesota (Dec. 3) and later matched it against Davidson (Dec. 19) … Named one of 93 nomi - nees for the 2015 WBCA Good Works Team … Earned NC State's prestigious Leader of the Pack award in November, becoming the first NC State student-athlete to ever earn the award … Made the switch from guard to forward in 2013-14 … Played in 18 games through- out the season and averaged 8.4 minutes per contest … Averaged 0.8 points and 0.9 rebounds per game … Tied for the team lead with three assists in the season- opening win over St. Bonaventure … Played a season- and career-high 25 minutes in the ACC Tournament semifinals against No. 2 Notre Dame … Played in 13 of 14 non-conference games … Was a perfect 4 of 4 from the free throw line on the year … Played in 31 games off the bench in 2012-13, her debut campaign at NCSU, and was also named to the All-ACC Academic team … Was regarded as the top backcourt defender on the team … Averaged 15.1 minutes, 2.7 rebounds, 2.4 points, 1.2 assists and 0.5 steals per contest … Netted a career- best 11 points against Longwood … Had never hit a three-pointer in her career before arriving at NC State, but shot 31.6 percent (6 of 19) from behind the arc … Ranked as a four-star recruit and the No. 24 wing in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz … Rated No. 50 overall in her class by Blue Star Basketball … Named The Fort Worth Star-Telegram Player of the Year and second-team 4A all- state as a senior … Averaged 12.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.9 assists per game as a senior … Earned MVP honors in the district and was named all-region by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches as a junior … Helped lead Summit to the Texas 4A state title during her freshman and senior seasons … Led her DFW Elite team to championships at the Boo Williams Invitational and at Nike Nationals. ■ Akela Maize 32 • Center • 6-5 Sophomore • Greensboro, N.C. Career Highlights: Appeared in 17 games dur- ing her freshman season … Averaged 6.8 minutes, 1.5 points and 1.6 rebounds per contest … Shot 9 of 26 (34.6 percent) from the field and 7 of 12 (58.3 per - cent) from the free throw line … During the last two games of the regular season versus No. 9 Florida State and No. 4 Notre Dame, averaged 18.5 minutes, 6.0 points and 5.5 rebounds … Scored a career-high eight points and played a career-high 19 minutes versus No. 4 Notre Dame March 1 … Grabbed a career-high six rebounds at No. 9 Florida State Feb. 26 … Made her ca - reer debut during the Nov. 16 win over Coppin State … Missed the season opener versus Tennessee State while recovering from an ankle injury sustained during fall training camp … Prior to NC State, ranked as the No. 16 center in the country by ESPN … Given a recruiting grade of 90 by ESPN … Senior team went 32-1, and was ranked No. 2 in North Carolina and No. 55 in the coun- try … Shot 48 percent from the field during her senior season, while averaging 3.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per contest … Played the first three years of her high school career at Dudley High School in Greensboro … During her sophomore season at Dudley, collected 10 or more rebounds on 10 occasions, including a high of 15 in a win over West Forsyth. ■ Jennifer Mathurin 11 • Forward • 6-1 Junior • Montreal, Quebec Career Highlights: Played in all 33 games, start- ing 30 … Averaged 24.4 minutes, 7.3 points (sixth on The Red And White Bios Of The 2015-16 Women's Basketball Team

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