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Lorela Cubaj
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Lorela Cubaj

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

Biography

2019-20 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (Junior): Played in all 31 games, starting 30…Finished season averaging 10.0 points and team-best 7.7 rebounds…Led team with five double-doubles…Recorded nine games in double-figure rebounds and 15 double-figure scoring games…Had two games with 20+ points…Led team with nine rebounds in season-opener against Houston (11/5)…Chipped in 14 points in Tech’s win over Grambling State (11/10), hitting five field goals and four free throws…Tied for team-best with eight rebounds against the Tigers…Had a strong outing at Georgia (11/17), finishing with nine points, eight rebounds and three blocks as Tech defeated Georgia in Athens for the first time in program history…Notched first double-double of the season against Georgia State (11/20) with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while also season-best four steals…Recorded second consecutive double-double against Seton Hall in the Junkanoo Jam (11/28), while matching her career-high in assists with seven…Pulled down team-best 12 rebounds in Junkanoo Jam championship game against Rutgers (11/30)…Named to Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team…Led Jackets with 11 rebounds in win over Wisconsin (12/5) for fourth-straight game pulling down double-figure rebounds…Recorded her seventh career double-double in win over ETSU (12/15) with 20 points and 11 rebounds…Marked first career game with 20-plus points…Added eight points, four rebounds and five assists in win over Rice (12/21) in Coqui Classic…Led Jackets offensively with 18 points in ACC-opening win over Virginia (12/29) and hit two three-pointers in fourth quarter…Finished with three assists, two steals and a block against Cavaliers… Recorded double-double against Miami (1/2) with 10 points and 10 rebounds…Posted third-straight game in double-figures with 13 points at Wake Forest (1/5), nearly missing a double-double with eight rebounds. …Added 10 points in Tech’s win at No. 11/11 Florida State (1/9), hitting five field goals, and added a steal and an assist…Dished out a team-high five assists in Tech’s win against Clemson (1/12) and added two blocks…Played 25 minutes at Syracuse (1/16) and finished with 11 points and a team-high nine rebounds…Also recorded three steals and two blocks against the Orange…Nearly missed a double-double against Boston College (1/19) with 10 rebounds and nine points…Added 12 points and a team-high nine rebounds against North Carolina (1/23), while dishing out five assists…Played the full 40 minutes at Duke (1/26), recording nine rebounds, eight points, five assists and three steals while shooting 4-for-5 from the field…Recorded seven points and seven rebounds at Miami (1/30), hitting a three-pointer and recording an assist…Posted 10 points, five rebounds and three assists against Notre Dame (2/2)… Just missed a double-double at Pittsburgh (2/6) with nine points and eight rebounds…Added five assists, a steal and a block against the Panthers…Recorded a career-high in scoring with 21 points against Wake Forest (2/9), hitting eight field goals and five free throws…Led team with eight rebounds against Deacs and also dished out three assists…Secured 10 rebounds at Virginia Tech (2/13) with six points…Recorded her fifth double-double of the season in Tech’s win over No. 17/18 Florida State (2/23) with 13 points and 11 rebounds…Also dished out four assists against the Seminoles and went 5-for-6 at the free throw line…Finished with 11 points, four rebounds, three blocks, two assists and a steal in Tech’s ACC Tournament quarterfinal game against No. 10 NC State (3/6).

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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