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Women’s Basketball Preview

Senior Leadership

F/C Cody Paulk

6-foot-3-inch senior from Gadsden, AL

Master of Science in Management at Wake Forest

Paulk is Georgia State’s rim protector.  Last season, she was second in the CAA with 56 blocks and is on track to become the school’s all-time leader in swats this season.  Paulk has appeared in 84 games in her Panthers career including all 30 contests last season.  Her size, athleticism, and experience will be relied upon heavily this season.  Paulk has also been recognized for her work in the classroom while at Georgia State.  She was named to the All-CAA Academic first team the last two seasons and was the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the year in 2010-2011.

 

Cody Paulk shoots over a Drexel defender last season. Photo contributed by Georgia State Athletics

2011-2012 stats-

8 Points per game

4 Rebounds per game

1.9 Blocks per game

51% Field goal percentage

 

 

 

G- Tiffany Anderson

5-foot-9-inch senior from Albany, GA

Anderson has found multiple ways to contribute while on the court in her first three seasons at Georgia State.  Last season she was fourth on the team in rebounding, fifth in points, and seventh in steals and minutes played.  The strongest part of her well-rounded game may be her ability to grab offensive rebounds.  She has grabbed 135 offensive rebounds in her career.  Those extra opportunities on offense could provide the Panthers with valuable points they will need to compete in the CAA.

 

2011-2012 stats

5.3 Point per game

3.4 Rebounds per game

1 Steal per game

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Returning Playmaker

G- Kendra Long

5-foot-9-inch junior from Atlanta, GA

Last season Long led the team in three-point baskets, minutes played, and steals.  She also finished second on the team in scoring and reached double-figures in 16 games.  Her freshman season she was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team.  The sharp shooting Long should once again be the leader of Georgia State on the offensive end of the court and could vie for postseason awards and recognition within the conference.

 

2011-2012 stats

10.5 Points per game

3.3 Rebounds per game

1.6 Assists per game

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Transfers That Can Provide a Spark

F- Maryam Dogo

6-foot-2-inch redshirt freshmen from Kaduna, Nigeria

Dogo transferred to Georgia State from Lamar (Col.) Community College.  She played one season at Lamar and finished in the top five in the NJCAA in both scoring and rebounding.  Dogo’s athleticism should not be exceeded by anyone on the court this season and she has a knack for rebounding the basketball.  She will need time to adjust to the style of play at the NCAA level but should be one of the more productive Panthers this season.

 

2011-2012 stats (Lamar CC) 

20 Points per game

15.3 Rebounds per game

52% Field goal percentage

 

G- Kesheria McNeil

5-foot-8-inch junior from Raleigh, N.C.

Georgia State is McNeil’s third basketball program in the last three seasons.  She spent her freshman year at Florida State College in Jacksonville and her sophomore year at Miami Dade College.  McNeil will provide the Panthers with another ball-handling and scoring option on the perimeter.  Like Dogo, there may be a learning curve for McNeil this season, but she has the ability to help Georgia State win.

 

2011-2012 stats (Miami Dade):

19.1 Points per game

5.4 Rebounds per game

3.8 Assists per game

3.4 Steals per game

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