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LeLe Grissett

  • position Guard
  • height 6-2
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Durham, N.C.
  • High school Hillside
  • position Guard
  • height 6-2
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Durham, N.C.
  • High school Hillside

LeLe Grissett Bio


At South Carolina
3x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2020, 2021, 2022)

South Carolina Record Book

1st – Games played in a career (150, 2018-22)
1st – SEC games played in a career (77, 2018-22)

1st – Field goal percentage in an SEC game (.917 (11-12) at Vanderbilt, 1/18/18)

Bio Information

Career Notes

  • Chose to return for a fifth season following an injury that kept her out of the 2021 NCAA Tournament
  • Set program records for career games played (150) and career SEC games played (77)
  • Brought energy off the bench, especially in defensive pressure
  • Set the program single-game record for highest field goal percentage in a SEC game with an 11-of-12 performance against Vanderbilt on Jan. 18, 2018
  • Part of two SEC regular-season titles and three SEC Tournament champions and helped team to an NCAA Sweet 16, Elite Eight, Final Four and National Championship finish in her career


Graduate Year (2021-22)

  • Part of first team in program history to be ranked No 1 in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Polls every week of the season and program’s second National Championship
  • Missed the first nine games of the season recovering from a lower right leg injury suffered in the 2021 SEC Tournament title game … missed three games (Dec. 21-Jan. 2) due to health and safety protocols
  • Did the dirty work to help the team take down #17/18 North Carolina (Mar. 25) in the Sweet 16, pulling in four offensive rebounds with two blocks in 17 minutes of action
  • Blew open the lead in NCAA opener against Howard (Mar. 18), scoring eight of team’s first 12 points in the second quarter to establish an 11-point advantage
  • Spearheaded a 12-0 run to break away late at Ole Miss (Feb. 27), scoring six of her eight total points during that run
  • Broke the program record for career games played in the win vs. #12/8 Tennessee (Feb. 20)
  • Key piece of full-court pressure late at Arkansas (Jan. 16) that helped end a Razorback rally and sparked a 7-0 run
  • Earned a season-high for minutes (14) against Texas A&M (Jan. 13) and came away with five field goal attempts and a season-high six rebounds
  • Checking into the first quarter against #21/20 Kentucky (Jan. 9), notched her 65th career SEC game played, breaking a three-way tie with Tyasha Harris (2017-20), Tiffany Mitchell (2013-16) and Ieasia Walker (2010-13) for the most in program history
  • Made her season debut in the closing seconds of the first quarter vs. #8/7 Maryland (Dec. 12), then sparked the team with four points and three rebounds in four minutes of action in the second quarter


Senior Year (2020-21)

  • Missed the NCAA Tournament due to a season-ending lower right leg injury suffered in the fourth quarter of the SEC Tournament championship game (Mar. 7)
  • Finished the regular season ranked 14th in the SEC in offensive rebounds per game (2.4) during league play
  • Led the game-changing run against #17/17 Kentucky (Feb. 21), scoring six of her 13 points during Carolina’s 9-0 second-quarter run to take over the contest
  • Came up big against #21/19 Mississippi State (Jan. 28), scoring back-to-back buckets to finish a 14-0 first-half run that put the Gamecocks in control of the game … finished with 11 points, five coming from the free throw line, tying her career high
  • Made a huge impact in the fourth quarter at LSU (Jan. 24) with her trademark pressure defense and beating the defense down the court for eight fast-break points and handing out her SEC career-best three assists in the period
  • Anchored the team’s rebounding efforts at Vanderbilt (Jan. 14), pulling down a game and career-high 12 boards, including seven on the offensive end, also a career high


Junior Year (2019-20)

  • Part of first team in program history to end the season ranked No. 1 in the nation, claiming that spot in both the AP and the USA Today Coaches’ Poll
  • Added 12 points to the SEC Tournament quarterfinal win over Georgia (Mar. 6) with perfect 6-of-6 shooting
  • Broke open a tie game at #14/15 Kentucky (Feb. 23) with six unanswered points as part of Gamecocks’ 13-0 run that closed the first quarter
  • Scored a team high 14 points against Vanderbilt (Feb. 17), resetting her season high for points scored in a conference game for the second straight game
  • Scored six of her team-high 17 points against #25/21 South Dakota (Dec. 22) off her five offensive rebounds
  • Poured in a team-high 12 points against Duke (Dec. 19) including a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe for her second consecutive game in double figures
  • Thrived in up-tempo game against Purdue (Dec. 15), scoring in double figures for second time and career-high tying five offensive rebounds


Sophomore Year (2018-19)

  • Saw action in 31 of the team’s 33 games, including two starts
  • All five of her career-high five offensive rounds against Ole Miss (Feb. 7) came in the fourth quarter
  • Came up with the huge defensive rebound on a missed free throw with seven seconds to play to help the Gamecocks defeat #21/21 Texas A&M (Jan. 3) on the road
  • Notched first career double-double in just 16 minutes of steady play against the lengthy frontline of #4/5 Baylor (Dec. 2)


Freshman Year (2017-18)

  • Played in every game, drawing three starts
  • Team’s top rebounder in one game – #6/6 Tennessee
  • Four double-figure scoring games, including a 22-point outing at Vanderbilt
  • Had strong SEC Tournament debut with nine rebounds against #12/12 Tennessee (Mar. 2) in the quarterfinals
  • Drew the start for the injured A’ja Wilson at Vanderbilt (Jan. 18) and turned in a career night, shooting 11-of-12 from the field for 22 points – the first Gamecock freshman 20-point outing in SEC play since A’ja Wilson scored 20 on Vanderbilt on Feb. 15, 2015
  • Picked up her first career start against Savannah State (Dec. 17)
  • Posted her first double-digit scoring game in the rivalry game at Clemson (Nov. 16) to go with eight rebounds, including five on the offensive end


High School

  • Ranked No. 23 prospect in the 2017 class by ESPN and the No. 4 wing in the class
  • Earned PAC-6 Conference Player of the Year honors as a senior (2017) after leading team to conference title
  • Named to the ALL-USA North Carolina Second Team (2017)
  • Scored 11 points in the 2017 Carolinas All-Star Classic
  • Led Hillside to PAC-6 Conference Tournament title with 21 points
  • Claimed a spot on the 2017 Naismith Trophy High School Girls’ Midseason Team



  • Daughter of Yalonda Days and Henry Robinson has three older sisters and a younger brother