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Lorela Cubaj
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Lorela Cubaj

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Year Junior
Hometown Terni, Italy
Last School Istituto Paritario G. Parini
Height 6-4
Position Forward
Lorela Cubaj

Biography

2018-19 (Sophomore): Opened the season at Houston (11/9) nearly missing a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds…Led Jackets with 13 points against No. 14 Georgia (11/18), while also pulling down seven rebounds, helping Tech uproot the in-state rival…Recorded eight points, six rebounds and three assists at No. 7 Maryland (11/29) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge…Added 10 points to the scoreboard against Alabama State (12/5), going 5-for-8 from the field…Pulled down nine rebounds against Dayton (12/21) in the West Palm Beach Invitational to lead Tech on the boards, while tying her season-high…Recorded first double-double of the season against Wofford (12/30), scoring 13 points and securing a season-best 12 rebounds, while dishing out a season-best five assists…Contributed eight points and six rebounds in Tech’s win at Boston College (1/3), while dishing out four assists…Finished with seven points and seven rebounds against No. 2 Notre Dame (1/6) in 26 minutes of playing time…Notched her second double-double of the season against Duke (1/10) with 13 points and 11 rebounds and went a career-best 5-for-11 at the free throw line…Tied for the team-lead with 10 rebounds at No. 2 Louisville (1/13)… Missed a double-double against No. 12 Syracuse (1/20) with nine rebounds and seven points…Recorded fourth career double-double at UNC (1/31) behind 17 points and 12 rebounds, tying her season-high in scoring…Posted seven points and seven rebounds at No. 5 Notre Dame (2/3), while adding three steals, two blocks and two assists against the Fighting Irish…Pulled down team-high 10 rebounds in win over Pitt (2/7)…Chipped in 10 points in Tech’s win over Virginia Tech (2/17) and finished with four assists and two steals…Secured seven rebounds at Virginia (2/24)…Secured team-best nine rebounds at No. 15 Miami (2/28)…Added 11 points and eight rebounds to the board against No. 22/21 Florida State (3/3).

2017-18 (True Freshman): Made collegiate debut at App State (11/10) and finished with three rebounds and two points in 24 minutes of action…Earned third start against Kennesaw State (11/15) and finished with four points and seven rebounds…Contributed four points at Princeton (11/19)…Posted six points and seven rebounds against No. 8/9 Baylor (11/25) in the Junkanoo Jam Championship Game…Tied her then-season-highs in both blocks (2) and steals (3) against MTSU (12/3)…Scored a season-high nine points against UT Arlington (12/10), hitting a season-high four field goals…Tied her season-high of nine points at Georgia (12/17) and nearly missed a double-double with eight rebounds…Swiped a career-high five steals against Charleston Southern (12/19)…Played 13 minutes against No. 3/4 Louisville (12/28) to open ACC play and finished with two rebounds and two points…Matched her season-high of three assists in the win over Clemson (12/31)…Pulled down five rebounds at Virginia Tech (1/25)…Pulled down seven rebounds at No. 19 Duke (2/1) including four on the offensive glass…Led Tech on the glass at Clemson (2/4) with eight rebounds and set a personal-best with three blocks…Set personal-best with 10 rebounds in win over Boston College (2/8) and tied season-high of five steals…Scored career-high 14 points over Miami (2/22), hitting 7-of-9 from the field…Pulled down six rebounds at Florida State (2/25)…Notched first career double-double behind 17 points and 13 rebounds in WNIT opener against Bethune-Cookman (3/15)…Also dished out seven assists, two blocks and two steals against Bethune-Cookman…Had eight points and eight rebounds against UAB (3/18) in WNIT…Closed season with eight points and five rebounds at Alabama (3/22).

PREP: Was the No. 2 ranked international player by ProspectsNation.com…14th-ranked player in Italy…Competed in Italian Championships three years from 2015-17 and named All-Star Five…In 2017, competed in the FIBA U19 World Championships and FIBA U18 European Championships with the Italian National Team…Named FIBA U16 European Championship All-Star Five in 2015…Helped Italy to a silver medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2016.

PERSONAL: Has two uncles who played professional basketball…Introduced to basketball at age 8 by her uncle who was playing professionally…Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, player development and new experience…Lists most memorable athletic accomplishment as placing second at the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2016…Pronunciation: Lorela (low-rell-UH) Cubaj (coo-BYE)

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