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Demetress Adams

  • position F
  • height 6-4
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bishopville, S.C.
  • High school Lee Central
  • position F
  • height 6-4
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Bishopville, S.C.
  • High school Lee Central

Demetress Adams Bio

Career Highs
Pts 21 vs. Saint Francis, 11/9/07
FG 8, 3x, last, vs. High Point, 12/5/08
FGA 17 vs. High Point, 12/5/08
FG % 1.000 (4-4) at Fla. Int[apos]l., 11/25/07
FT 8 vs. Charlotte, 12/21/08
FTA 13 vs. Clemson, 11/20/06
FT % 1.000 (8-8) vs. Charlotte, 12/21/08
Reb 26 vs. Arkansas, 2/3/08*
Off Reb 8 vs. Savannah State, 1/6/08
Def Reb 17 vs. Arkansas, 2/3/08*
Asst 8 vs. Jackson St., 12/7/07
Blk 5, 3x, last, vs. UNC Asheville, 1/3/08
Stl 6 at Clemson, 12/22/07
Min 40 at Penn State, 11/16/08
* indicates school record

Career Capsule
Finished her career ranked among the program[apos]s top 10 in four career categories – blocked shots (140, 3rd), field goal percentage (.535, 8th), offensive rebounds (274, 4th) and defensive rebounds (462, 4th) … fell just 23 points shy of reaching the 1,000-point plateau … recorded 16 double-doubles in her career … scored in double figures 36 times, grabbed double-digit rebounds 23 times … was the team[apos]s top rebounder in 45 games and leading scorer 15 times … holds the school record for rebounds and defensive rebounds in a game with 26 and 17, respectively, against Arkansas on Feb. 3, 2008 – a mark that also tied the most by a player in the SEC since the league began sponsoring women[apos]s basketball in 1982-83 … earned Second-Team All-SEC honors and a spot on the SEC All-Defensive team as a junior (2007-08) …. was on the SEC All-Freshman Team (2005-06) … earned SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll honors each of her final three seasons and was on the SEC Women[apos]s Basketball Community Service Team her senior year (2008-09).

Senior Year (2008-09)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll and the SEC Women[apos]s Basketball Community Service Team … suffered a season-ending knee injury at Ole Miss on Jan. 22 … at the point at which her season ended, was fifth in the SEC with 7.2 rebounds per game, second on the team and 22nd in the SEC with 10.7 points per game, and 13th in the league in blocked shots (1.2 per game) … recorded four double-doubles and was the team[apos]s leading rebounder seven times in the 18 games she played … scored in double figures 10 times in 18 games, including eight games of 14 or more points … tied her season high with three blocks at No. 13/15 Tennessee while adding nine points and eight rebounds, including five on the offensive end … narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against No. 19 Florida, adding a pair of blocked shots as well … moved into third place on the school career blocked shot list with her block at Georgia, giving her 133 in her career … scored 17 points in just 20 foul-plagued minutes against No. 9/8 Auburn … hit 7-of-14 from the field, including the game-winning layup at the buzzer, en route to a team-high 14 points at NC State … shot 5-of-7 from the field for 14 points to go with eight rebounds against Jacksonville … tied for team-high honors with five rebounds to go with six points against No. 1 UConn … hit a season-high 19 points, including a career-best 8-of-8 from the free-throw line, to go with a game-high nine rebounds against Charlotte … battled the vaunted frontcourt of No. 3/4 Stanford for nine points and three rebounds … recorded her third double-double in as many games with 16 points and 12 rebounds against USC Upstate while adding three blocks and five steals to the defensive effort … picked up a double-double with a team-high 16 points and 11 rebounds, including six offensive, against High Point … posted her second double-double with a season-high 15 points and 10 rebounds against Wake Forest … scored 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds against Ohio … just missed a double-double with a 10-point, eight-rebound outing against Davidson while also swiping four steals … in the opener at Penn State, logging 11 points and 12 rebounds, including eight in the first half … was named to the Preseason All-SEC second team by the league[apos]s coaches.

Junior Year (2007-08)
Named to the All-SEC second team by both the league[apos]s coaches and the Associated Press, and to the All-Defensive Team … earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll … led the Gamecocks and ranked fourth in the SEC with 8.9 rebounds per game … was second on the team and 19th in the league at 10.9 ppg … was the team[apos]s leading scorer seven times and the leading rebounder in 22 games … reached double figures in points in 21 games and recorded eight double-doubles … blocked 55 shots, the third-highest season total in school history, to move into fourth place in program history in career blocks … snagged a team-high eight rebounds in the WNIT second-round loss at NC State … tied her career high with eight field goals en route to 18 points and added nine rebounds in just 23 minutes against North Carolina A&T in the first round of the WNIT … just missed a double-double with nine points and a team-high nine rebounds against Florida in the SEC Tournament … pulled down a team-high seven rebounds against No. 20 Georgia … grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds, including a critical offensive board in the final 10 seconds, to go with nine points at Florida … tied for team-high honors with 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting and snagged a game-high eight rebounds, seven in the second half, against Mississippi State … paced the team at Auburn with 17 points and nine rebounds in just 27 minutes … picked up double-digit rebounds for the third-straight game with 10 boards at Vanderbilt … broke a 33-year-old school record with 26 rebounds, including a school-record 17 on the defensive end, against Arkansas, which also tied her for the most by an SEC player since the league began sponsoring women[apos]s basketball in 1982-83 … went on to record a double-double against the Lady Razorbacks, adding a team-high 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting … was the lone Gamecock to shine at No. 8 LSU with 15 points and 11 rebounds … netted 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting to go with seven rebounds and five steals against No. 2 Tennessee … collected her sixth double-double of the season with 12 rebounds, including a career-high eight on the offensive end, and 11 points against Savannah State, adding five steals and three blocks … narrowly missed a double-double against UNC Asheville with a team-high 12 rebounds and eight points to go with a team-high five assists and five blocked shots … added a career-high six steals and a career-high tying five blocks to her 10-point, 12-rebound effort at Clemson … netted 12 points and grabbed six rebounds while handing out four assists, blocking four shots and swiping four steals against Alabama A&M … shot a perfect 3-of-3 for nine points at No. 2 UConn … narrowly missed a triple-double with a career-high eight assists, 13 rebounds and 12 points against Jackson State … posted her second double-double in as many games with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Charleston Southern … pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds and added 11 points for her second double-double of the season against UNC Wilmington … sank a career-high eight shots against Penn State en route to a team-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds … scored a career-high 21 points against Saint Francis (Pa.), going 7-of-8 from the free throw line, and completed the double-double with 12 rebounds.

Sophomore Year (2006-07)
Participated in USA Basketball[apos]s 2007 U-21/Pan Am National Team trials in May … named to the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll … set a season-high with seven offensive rebounds against Hofstra in the third round of the WNIT … matched a Colonial Center record with five blocked shots in win over Auburn, including a crucial block late in the game that helped seal the victory … collected nine rebounds and blocked two shots against No. 7 LSU … also scored seven points, grabbed seven rebounds, recorded four steals and blocked a shot in that game … scored eight points on 4-of-5 shooting and grabbed five rebounds at No. 24 Mississippi … netted nine points in SEC wins over both Alabama and Kentucky … blocked three shots against Mercer … enjoyed the best game of her career when she scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out two assists, blocked two shots and recorded two steals in the win over in-state rival Clemson … matched her then-career high with 18 points against North Carolina A&T, adding three blocked shots … set a new career high with five assists in the season-opening win over East Tennessee State.

Freshman Year (2005-06)
Earned a tryout for the USA Basketball U20 National Team during the summer of 2006 … earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team … scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed five rebounds in only 24 minutes of action against Kentucky, then came back to score 18 more points and grab nine rebounds in win at Florida … netted 11 points and grabbed nine boards in win at Alabama … was SEC Player of the Week and SEC Freshman of the Week after posting consecutive double-doubles against Savannah State and Bethune-Cookman, becoming the first Gamecock since 2003 to be named SEC Player of the Week … scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in only 18 minutes against Savannah State … added 11 points and four blocked shots against Ohio … scored 11 points in only 21 minutes in upset of No. 14 Minnesota … tallied eight points, grabbed nine rebounds, blocked two shots and recorded five steals in 38 minutes against No. 18 Texas at the Junkanoo Jam … posted a game-high 17 points and collect nine rebounds against Winthrop … notched a double-double in her first collegiate game with 11 points and 12 rebounds against High Point.

High School
Played on the varsity team of coach Dorothy Fortune for five seasons, winning four state championships and five conference titles in her career … earned Class AA player of the year honors her junior and senior seasons and was a two-time SCBCA AA All-State selection (2003, 2004) … scored 16 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked eight shots in the state championship game her senior year … selected as the No. 31 senior in the nation by All-Star Girls Report, as well as being tabbed as the 28th-best by Roundball Journal … ranked as a top-100 player by the Blue Star Index and was ranked as high as the fourth-best post player in the nation … earned All-South honors from the Orlando Sentinel in 2004 and 2005 after earning honorable mention recognition in 2003 … tabbed as a Player of the Week honoree by WLTX-TV as a senior … recorded 24.2 points, 14.6 rebounds, 7.2 blocked shots and 3.2 steals per game as a junior … was an honorable mention selection to the 2004 Street & Smith[apos]s All-America team … named adidas Top Ten Camp Upperclass All-Star in both 2003 and 2004 … attended the McDonald[apos]s All-American camp during the winter of 2004 … graduated as class salutatorian and was voted Miss Lee Central by her classmates … served as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Lee Central and the vice president of the senior class … was a member of the Beta Club, National Honor Society and National High School Honor Roll.

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
2005-06 29 12 569 19.6 94 158 .595 0 3 .000 56 83 .675 63 83 146 5.0 63 0 19 63 34 34 244 8.4
2006-07 33 23 656 19.9 79 157 .503 0 0 .000 34 78 .436 71 103 174 5.3 91 4 35 59 30 52 192 5.8
2007-08 32 32 823 28.8 139 263 .529 0 1 .000 71 124 .573 94 192 286 8.9 102 7 68 105 55 65 349 10.9
2008-09 18 18 504 28.0 77 149 .517 1 3 .333 37 50 .740 46 84 130 7.2 46 1 9 58 21 22 192 10.7
Career Totals 112 85 2552 22.8 389 727 .535 1 7 .143 198 335 .591 274 462 736 6.6 302 12 131 285 140 173 977 8.7