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Dec. 8, 2014


COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the second-straight week, South Carolina guard/forward A’ja Wilson earned Freshman of the Week honors, the league office announced today. The Heathwood Hall product was the team’s top scorer last week, posted several career highs and helped the Gamecocks stay undefeated with three victories, including one against No. 9/8 Duke in their first top-10 match-up of the season.

Wilson averaged 14.3 points per game for the week, scoring in double figures in all three games to stretch her streak of seven games. The final two points to keep the streak alive came on a put-back in the final two seconds at Duke, giving her 10 points for the game on 4-of-8 shooting.

The versatile forward opened the week by leading the Gamecocks in points and rebounds against NC Central on Monday with 16 and 8, respectively. In a hard-fought game against Charlotte, Wilson hit a career-high eight field goals for 17 points against Charlotte while blocking a career-high three shots and matching her career high with three steals in the most complete game of her young career.

For the season, Wilson is second in the team in points and rebounds, averaging 13.9 and 6.4, respectively, while shooting 50.0 percent from the field. Her 10 blocked shots are tied for second on the team, and she is third in steals with15.

South Carolina women’s basketball season tickets are available starting at $100 for a Family Four-Pack of four general admission tickets. Single-game tickets are also on sale now and are $7 for adults and $4 for youth (17 and under). Visit or call 1-800-4SC-FANS to purchase tickets.