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Jewel May

  • position F
  • height 6-1
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Conyers, Ga.
  • High school Heritage
  • position F
  • height 6-1
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Conyers, Ga.
  • High school Heritage

Jewel May Bio

Career Highs
Pts 14 vs. Savannah State, 1/6/08
FG 4, 8x, last, vs. Ole Miss, 3/3/11
FGA 11 vs. Alabama, 1/23/11
FG % .800 (4-5), 2x, last, vs. Ole Miss, 3/3/11
FT 8 vs. Savannah State, 1/6/08
FTA 11 vs. Savannah State, 12/5/10
FT % 1.000 (6-6) vs. Kentucky, 1/24/08
Reb 12 vs. High Point, 12/5/08
Off Reb 7 at Vanderbilt, 2/28/10
Def Reb 7, 2x, last, vs. Ole Miss, 3/3/11
Asst 4 at UC Davis, 11/28/10
Stls 4 vs. Clemson, 11/18/10
Blks 3, 2x, last, vs. Appalachian State, 3/16/11
Min 33 vs. Ole Miss, 2/8/09

Spurs Up Blog: Know a Gamecock – Jewel May Q&A

Career Capsule
A three-year starter that played through myriad injuries without missing a game due to them … started 87 of the team’s 90 games played in her last three seasons, including 63 of the final 64 of her career, stepping aside just for Senior Day in 2009-10 … turned in her best statistical season as a sophomore with 4.7 points and 5.1 rebounds per game, but was among the team’s most valuable players in her final two seasons, mentoring younger post players … posted two double-doubles in her career and was the team’s leading rebounder 19 times, including 10 times her senior year … bookended her career with postseason action, helping the team to the WNIT in her freshman and senior seasons.

Senior Year (2010-11)
Named one of 26 recipients of the NCAA’s Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics … was a finalist for the SEC’s Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship … earned a spot on the SEC Women’s Basketball Community Service Team … in SEC action, ranked ninth with 2.6 offensive boards per outing … led the team in rebounding 10 times, including four SEC contests … was the only player to start every game of the season … tied her career high with three blocks against Appalachian State in the first round of the WNIT … added four points and three boards in eight foul-plagued minutes against Georgia in second round of SEC Tournament … scored six of her eight points during key first-half run of SEC Tournament game against Ole Miss, pulling down game-high nine rebounds as well … added five points and four rebounds, including three offensive, while plagued by foul trouble against Vanderbilt … grabbed all four of her rebounds on the offensive end at Mississippi State, including a crucial put-back late in the second half … tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds against #15/18 Kentucky while also swatting a career-high three blocks … ripped down seven rebounds, including five in just nine minutes of first-half action at Arkansas … reeled in five rebounds, including three offensive, in win over #20/24 Georgia … turned in her first double-double of the season (second of her career) with 11 points and 11 boards (one shy of career high) against Alabama with six offensive rebounds … ripped down six offensive rebounds against the taller frontcourt of #5/6 Tennessee … battled Victoria Dunlap to a game-high nine rebounds at Kentucky … hit a pair of buckets, including a hook shot in the second half to hold off LSU … matched her season high with a perfect 4-of-4 outing from the free throw line against South Carolina State … was one of three players with a team-high five rebounds against #10/11 North Carolina, also scoring six points … tied for team-high honors with four rebounds against NC State … pulled in eight rebounds at UC Davis, also leading the team with a career-best four assists … tied for team-high honors with eight rebounds at Penn State … turned in a solid all-around night in her final game against arch-rival Clemson, tying for team-high honors with six rebounds, including three offensive, scoring eight points and swiping a career-best four steals … ripped down four offensive boards and turned them into six points against Illinois.

Junior Year (2009-10)
Started 28 of 29 games, including 15 of 16 SEC outings … hit both her shot attempts and pulled in three rebounds against Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament … battled for a game-high nine rebounds, her most of the season, including a career-high seven on the offensive end, at No. -/22 Vanderbilt … snagged three of her four rebounds on the offensive end against Arkansas … reeled in a season-high seven rebounds, including three offensive, in win at No. 14/14 Georgia … battled for two tough offensive rebounds in the second half at Auburn, including one in the final 30 seconds that led to a pair of free throws to give the Gamecocks a lead they would not relinquish … added four points and four rebounds, including two offensive, to home win over Ole Miss … shot 3-of-5 from the field to scored six points against Auburn … added three points and four rebounds against Kentucky … ripped down five rebounds, including three offensive, at No. 4/4 Tennessee … tied for second on the team with five rebounds against No. 11/12 LSU … scored a season-high seven points and pulled down five boards against Wake Forest … grabbed four of her six rebounds on the offensive end against NC State, including a crucial put-back in the final two minutes of the game … pulled down six rebounds in just 15 minutes on the court against High Point … added three rebounds, two points and a steal to the win over No. 23/24 San Diego State … grabbed three of her five rebounds against No. 20/17 Oklahoma on the offensive end … battled for three rebounds, including two crucial boards down the stretch, at Clemson … drew the start in the season opener at Charlotte.

Sophomore Year (2008-09)
Earned a spot on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll … grabbed 5.1 rebounds per game to go with 4.7 points per outing … started 26 of 28 games she played … led the team in rebounding seven times … tied for team-high honors with nine points in the SEC Tournament game against Mississippi State, hitting 4-of-5 from the field … grabbed three of her four rebounds against Kentucky on the offensive end … swiped a career-high three steals at Mississippi State … netted 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting to go with a team-high eight rebounds, including four offensive, against Ole Miss … paced the team with eight rebounds at Kentucky … grabbed six rebounds against No. 17/18 Vanderbilt … tied her career high with two blocked shots at No. 13/15 Tennessee and pulled down three offensive rebounds … grabbed a game-high eight rebounds at Georgia, including four on the offensive end … added six points and five rebounds, including three offensive, against No. 9/8 Auburn despite playing just 26 minutes due to foul trouble … was steady at NC State with nine points and four rebounds, hitting a career-high four field goals … grabbed a game-high nine rebounds against Jacksonville, narrowly missing her second career double-double with nine points as well … returned to the starting lineup against No. 1 UConn and added eight points and a team-high tying five rebounds … grabbed six rebounds off the bench against Charlotte … recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and a game-high 12 rebounds against High Point … was extremely active at Wake Forest, scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds in 23 minutes … added seven points and seven rebounds in just 16 minutes against UNC Wilmington … pulled down a career-high eight rebounds, including four on the offensive end, against Ohio … earned her first career start in the season opener at Penn State, adding six points and five rebounds in 20 minutes on the court.

Freshman Year (2007-08)
Came off the bench in 28 games, averaging 3.5 points and 2.3 rebounds … grabbed three rebounds in the WNIT first-round game against North Carolina A&T … picked up three rebounds and four points in just seven minutes against Florida in the SEC Tournament … snagged five rebounds at Florida … netted six points in just 12 minutes at Auburn … sank both her field goal attempts in just five minutes at No. 8 LSU … grabbed a career-high six rebounds to tie for team-high honors against Florida … netted 10 points, including six straight during a second-half rally, against Kentucky … picked up a career-high five rebounds at Mississippi and scored seven points … added three points and three rebounds against No. 2 Tennessee … made her SEC debut at Alabama … netted a season-high 14 points in just 18 minutes against Savannah State, hitting 8-of-10 from the free throw line, and grabbed four rebounds … scored eight points on 4-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes against UNC Asheville … scored four points on a perfect shooting afternoon (1-1 FG, 2-2 FT) at No. 9 Oklahoma … tied her season high of three rebounds and added four points in just eight minutes at Clemson … matched her season high with three rebounds in just nine minutes against Alabama A&M … netted her only field goal attempt and both her free throws for six points against Jackson State … scored a season-high five points and snagged three rebounds against Charleston Southern … pulled down three rebounds in just three minutes at Florida International … matched her season-high with two boards against Illinois … added two points and two rebounds in nine minutes of action in the season opener against Saint Francis (Pa.).

High School
Played for coach Natosha McRary her first three seasons and coach Dave Labarrie her senior season … was an All-Metro selection by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club and earned a spot on the Georgia All-Star Team as a senior … was a first-team all-area honoree … played in the Atlanta All-Star Classic … averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals per game as a senior … named Gatorade Player of the Year in her district as a junior and was also recognized as the Gatorade Rookie of the Year in her district as a freshman … nominated for the Wendy’s High School Heisman … averaged 18 points and 17 rebounds per game as a junior … also competed for the Heritage track and field team, winning the state high jump title her sophomore year and finishing eighth at the state meet in the shot put … competed in the triple jump, 100m, 4x100m and 4x400m and holds the triple jump and high jump records in her district.

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
2007-08 28 0 271 9.7 31 74 .419 0 0 35 51 .686 23 40 63 2.3 46 2 3 31 5 10 97 3.5
2008-09 28 26 599 21.4 43 113 .381 0 0 45 68 .662 59 83 142 5.1 87 5 4 36 13 26 131 4.7
2009-10 29 28 454 15.7 23 59 .390 0 0 12 22 .545 44 56 100 3.4 75 2 3 32 5 7 58 2.0
2010-11 33 33 613 18.6 45 119 .378 0 0 39 62 .629 68 84 152 4.6 109 9 12 52 22 20 129 3.9
Career Totals 118 87 1937 16.4 142 365 .389 0 0 131 203 .645 194 263 457 3.9 317 18 22 151 45 63 415 3.5