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Laeticia Amihere

  • position Forward
  • height 6-4
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • High school King's Christian Collegiate
  • position Forward
  • height 6-4
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
  • High school King's Christian Collegiate

Laeticia Amihere Bio

Career Game-by-Game Stats (PDF)

Awards
Sophomore Year (2020-21)
NCAA Hemisfair Region All-Tournament Team
SEC Academic Honor Roll
SEC Community Service Team
 
Redshirt-Freshman Year (2019-20)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
SEC Community Service Team
 
High School
WBCA All-America, Honorable Mention (2019)

International (Canada)
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games
2021 FIBA AmeriCup
2020 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tourn. (Belgium)
2017 FIBA U19 World Cup, bronze medal
2017 FIBA U19 World Cup, All-Tournament Team
2016 FIBA U17 FIBA World Cup
2015 FIBA U16 Americas Cup, gold medal

In the Record Book
Game
4th – Blocked shots in a game (9 vs. Texas, 3/30/21)
Most blocked shots in an NCAA Tournament game (9 vs. Texas, 3/30/21)

Sophomore Year (2020-21)

  • Ranked ninth in the SEC in blocked shots (1.2) … finished at 11th in conference play (1.1)
  • Was outstanding in the NCAA Tournament with 10.0 points per game on 51.2 percent shooting to go with 7.6 rebounds per game (second on the team), earning NCAA Hemisfair Region All-Tournament Team recognition
  • Battled through early foul trouble in the NCAA Elite 8 against Texas (Mar. 30) to flirt with a triple-double, finishing with 10 points, eight rebounds and nine blocks, a program record for blocks in an NCAA Tournament game
  • Scored eight of her 15 points in the second quarter of the NCAA Sweet 16 matchup against Georgia Tech (Mar. 28), finished the game with a team-high seven rebounds
  • Dominant in second quarter of NCAA second-round game against Oregon State (Mar. 23), grabbing seven rebounds in the period and scoring five of her eight points during the 15-4 run that closed the quarter
  • Sparked the offense in NCAA Tournament debut against Mercer (Mar. 21), scoring seven of her 11 points in the first quarter
  • Caught fire in the fourth quarter against #17/17 Kentucky (Feb. 21), scoring six of her 12 points and pulling down five of her 13 rebounds in the final frame to notch her third double-double of the year, and first against SEC competition
  • Cracked double figures for the second game in a row at Vanderbilt (Jan. 14), pouring in 11 points along with tying her career high in blocks and steals with three each
  • Scored eight of her 10 points in the first half at #10/8 Kentucky (Jan. 10) to keep the game close and added her final points on a putback late in the third quarter that gave the Gamecocks their first lead of the night
  • Drew her first career start against Temple (Dec. 17), scoring the first Gamecocks’ first points of the game as part of her 11 in the outing for her fourth double-figure scoring game in six outings
  • Hit a pair of free throws to stop an 8-2 first-quarter run at #23/18 Iowa State (Dec. 6), keeping the Gamecocks in front
  • Snagged a career best 15 rebounds, seven coming on the offensive glass, against NC State (Dec. 3) to tally her second double-double of the season
  • Played a career-high 31 minutes against South Dakota (Nov. 28) where she poured in 11 points off the bench
  • Opened the season with her first career double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down 11 rebounds against the College of Charleston (Nov. 25)
  • Added 15 pounds of muscle in the offseason and improved vertical jump from 22 to 28 inches, long jump from 7-8 to 8-4 and 3/4-court speed from 3.27 seconds to 2.96 seconds


Redshirt-Freshman Year (2019-20)

  • Part of the 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
  • Came off knee injury to play entire season, missing just four games due to Team Canada commitments, including helping her home country qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgium (Feb. 7-9)
  • Ranked 12th in the SEC in blocked shots per game (1.1), 13th in conference games (1.2)
  • Turned in four double-digit scoring games, including three in SEC action, and led the team in rebounding twice (Purdue, at Florida)
  • Locked in on the boards and defensively at Florida (Feb. 27) tying her career highs in rebounds (9), including five offensive, and blocks (3)
  • Strong second half at Ole Miss (Jan. 30), shooting 6-of-6 in the period for all of her career-high 16 points
  • Solid all-around game at Vanderbilt (Jan. 12) with 11 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals
  • Great SEC debut with aggressive offensive mentality for season-high 14 points against #13/13 Kentucky (Jan. 2)
  • Snagged four of her career-high nine rebounds in the fourth quarter against Purdue (Dec. 15)
  • Grabbed a pair of key rebounds and hit three straight free throws to end a 10-0 run that got Temple (Dec. 7) within two points early in the third quarter
  • Scored six of her then career-high 10 points in the first half against USC Upstate (Nov. 21), beginning with her first 3 of the season


Freshman Year (2018-19)

  • Joined the team in January 2019 to receive treatment for a season-ending injury suffered early in her senior season of high school


High School

  • Ranked the No. 10 overall recruit and the No. 2 forward in the 2019 class
  • Saw her high school career shortened by season-ending injuries in her junior and senior seasons, the latter of which allowed her to graduate early and enroll at South Carolina in January 2019
  • Earned honorable mention All-America honors from the WBCA (2019) and was selected for the 2019 Biosteel All-Canadian Basketball Game
  • Has won two medals in two international competitions with Team Canada – bronze at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup (All-Tournament Team) and gold at the 2015 FIBA U16 Americas Cup
  • Played five exhibition games with the Canada Senior Women’s National Team in 2017
  • Became first Canadian woman to dunk in a game when she threw one down at the age of 15


Personal

  • Daughter of Georgette and Anthony Amihere … has two brothers, Benson and Kofi
  • Majoring in sport and entertainment management

     

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