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Lachelle Lyles

Player Profile


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
John Hope Prep

Last College:
Shelton State CC




2006-07: Led NCAA Division I in rebounding, averaging 17 boards per game ... third in NCAA Division I single-season history with 527 rebounds ... 218 offensive, 309 defensive rebounds ... first team All-OVC selection ... recorded over 20 rebounds in nine games ... set an OVC and Southeast record with 32 rebounds at Tennessee State, fourth best single game total in NCAA history ... named OVC Player of the Week following TSU performance ... set an OVC Tournament record with 40 rebounds over the three-game tourney ... made the game-winning basket with 6.5 seconds remaining in OVC championship game ... registered 10 double-doubles in rebounding and scoring ... averaged 8.4 points per game ... shot 44% from the field ... career-high 17 points along with 24 rebounds at Samford ... 25 rebounds and nine points vs. Samford ... 23 boards vs. Martin Methodist ... grabbed 21 rebounds, scored 14 points and recorded a career-high four steals at Eastern Illinois ... 20 rebounds at Jacksonville State in game that clinched OVC regular season title ... 18 rebounds and 10 points at Murray State ... 16 points and 13 boards vs. Eastern Kentucky ... 10 rebounds vs. Oklahoma in first round of NCAA Tournament while being matched up against nation's second leading rebounder, Courtney Paris ... second on the team with 33 blocks ... 45 assists ... 22 steals ... career-high five assists to go along with 21 rebounds and nine points vs. Murray State ... tied a career-best with four steals vs. Austin Peay in first round of OVC Tournament ... second on the team in minutes played at 32.3 per game.

2005-06: One of the top rebounders and defensive players in the OVC ... named to the OVC All-Tournament Team ... won OVC Newcomer of the Week honors (1/23) ... played in all 30 games coming off the bench ... led the team with a field goal percentage of 55-percent ... third on the team in rebounding with a 6.6 per-game average despite playing only 14.9 minutes per game ... 104 of her 197 rebounds came on the offensive end ... shot 74 percent from the field against non-conference opponents ... in OVC play, she averaged 5.0 ppg and a team-high 7.5 rpg ... ranked fourth in offensive rebounding (3.5 per game) and ninth in the OVC in total rebounding ... in OVC games, ranked second in offensive rebounding at 4.1 per game ... recorded three double-doubles ... had first career double-double as a Redhawk at Jacksonville State (12/20) with 10 points and her season-high 12 rebounds in 16 minutes of action ... against Murray State, scored a season-high 12 points while collecting 11 rebounds in 13 minutes of play ... recorded eight games with 10 or more rebounds ... in the OVC Championship game vs. Tennessee Tech, recorded 10 rebounds including a season-high eight offensive rebounds and nine points on 4-4 shooting.

2004-05 (Shelton State CC): Limited to one game in the 2004-05 season due to injury ... scored 15 points on 6-12 shooting and grabbed 14 rebounds (nine offensive rebounds) in only action vs. Columbia State ... hopes to earn the year of eligibility back from the NCAA in a process that will take place following her senior season.

2003-04 (Chicago State): Played in 10 games, starting three games for Cougars ... had two of the top three rebounding performances in the Mid-Continent Conference ... recorded two double-doubles ... recorded five games of 10 rebounds or more ... led the team in rebounding average (9.3 rpg) and field goal percentage (.533) ... led the team in rebounds four times ... grabbed 20 rebounds (13 offensive) vs. Fordham (12/29), while scoring 12 points ... against Murray State scored 12 points on 5-6 shooting while grabbing 18 rebounds ... grabbed 14 rebounds vs. UMKC (1/6) ... recorded a career-high three steals vs. Fordham (12/29) ... blocked a Chicago State-high two shots at Southern Utah (1/10) ... averaged 6.1 ppg ... half of her rebounds were offensive.

Prep: Attended John Hope College Prep in Chicago, Ill. ... coached by Jenelle Spearman ... all-tournament and all-city selection ... team captain ... team MVP in 1999 and 2001 ... also competed in volleyball garnering team MVP honors ... honor roll student.

Personal: Born 3-24-84 ... daughter of Benjamin Lyles and Sharon Benjamin ... majoring in Criminal Justice ... favorite athlete is Ben Wallace ... chose Southeast because she wanted to help team to NCAA Tournament ... also recruited by Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Austin Peay.


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