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#13 Kayla Blackshear

Kayla Blackshear - Women's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Hometown Orlando, Fla.
Last School Alabama/Lake Highland Prep
Height 6-1
Position Forward
Year Junior
Kayla Blackshear - Women's Basketball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

2023-24 (Junior): Appeared in 32 games, earning the start in all 32…Finished the season third on the team in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game…Finished second in rebounding at 6.3 rebounds per game…Had a career night in the season-opener against Coastal Carolina (11/6), scoring a career- and game-high 24 points in the win…Matched her career-high with nine made field goals, while connecting on 6-of-7 from the free throw line against the Chanticleers…Notched second game in double-figures with 14 points against Furman (11/11) on four field goals and hitting 6-of-7 at the free throw line to match her career-high…Scored game-high 21 points in comeback win at Rice (11/16), giving Tech the go-ahead with a late three-point play…Had nine rebounds…Led Tech with 16 points and seven rebounds in win against Kennesaw State (11/19)…Paced Tech with 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Creighton (11/23) in the Cancun Challenge…Also had seven rebounds against Bluejays…Led Jackets offensively for fourth-straight game against New Mexico (11/24) with 14 points, connecting on 6-of-6 from the free throw line…Hit double-figure rebounds against Florida (11/29) with 10 in ACC/SEC Challenge for first 10-plus rebounding outing to lead Yellow Jackets…Paced the Jackets on the boards at Nebraska (12/2) with seven, while adding six points and an assist…Hit seven field goals against Mercer (12/5) to finish with team-high 14 points, while adding four rebounds, an assist and a steal…Posted a double-double against Georgia State (12/10) with 11 rebounds and 10 points, while dishing out three assists, a block and a steal…Logged third-straight game scoring in double-figures, contributing 11 points in the win at Georgia (12/16), while pulling down six rebounds…Added six points, four rebounds and two assists in win against USC Upstate (12/20)…Logged 22 points at No. 22 Florida State (12/29), hitting career-high 10 field goals, and finished with six points and four assists…Posted six points and six rebounds in ACC win over Virginia (1/4)…Contributed seven rebounds and four points in win at Pitt (1/7)…Posted double-double in win against Clemson (1/11) with 12 points and 10 rebounds… Finished with nine points, three rebounds and three assists at Duke (1/14)…Contributed eight points and three rebounds against No. 23 UNC (1/18)…Scored team-high 16 points in win over Boston College (1/21), hitting eight field goals…Just missed a double-double with six rebounds… Nearly missed a double-double with 11 rebounds and seven points against No. 14 Notre Dame (2/1), pulling down eight offensive boards…Posted up 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds in win at Wake Forest (2/4) to just miss a double-double…Finished with 15 points and tied for team-high in rebounding with six rebounds at No. 23 Syracuse (2/8)…Logged 13 points against Miami (2/11) on five field goals and three free throws, while leading the team in rebounding with nine boards…Finished with eight points and seven rebounds in win at Clemson (2/15)…Contributed 16 points at No. 6 NC State (2/18) on seven field goals, while dishing out two assists…Chipped in eight points, four rebounds and two assists against No. 20 Louisville (2/22)…Scored a team-high 18 points at Miami (3/3) on seven field goals and going 4-for-4 at the free throw line…Added 12 points against Pitt (3/6) in the first round of the ACC Tournament and pulled down five rebounds…Added nine points against Duke (3/7) in the second round of the ACC Tournament, while dishing out four assists…Chipped in eight points and five rebounds at Mississippi State in the first round of the WBIT.

2022-23 (Sophomore):
Appeared in all 30 games and earned the start in 22…Averaged 7.5 points and team-best 6.4 rebounds per game…Averaged 27.0 minutes per game…Led team in rebounding in 11 outings…Owned five games in double-figure rebounding…Recorded two double-doubles…Pulled down six rebounds against Belmont (11/27) to go with four points…Led Jackets with 10 rebounds (including seven offensive) in win at Belmont (12/4), while finishing with four points and a block…Recorded second consecutive double-figure rebounding game with 10 boards against Central Michigan (12/11), while adding four points and two steals…Owned five rebounds and two points at Boston College (12/18)… Finished with six points and four rebounds against Furman (12/21) off the bench…Played full 40 minutes at Virginia (12/29), finishing with six points and five rebounds…Led Jackets in rebounding against Florida State (1/1) with nine boards…Added eight points, nearly missing a double-double…Broke through at Wake Forest (1/8) with first collegiate double-double with career-highs 16 points and 13 rebounds… Recorded second-straight double-double with career-high 18 points and game-high 11 rebounds against Miami (1/12)… Posted third-straight double-figure scoring game with 14 points against No. 16/19 Duke (1/15)…Added 10 points in win against Syracuse (1/19) for fourth-straight game scoring in double-figures…Pulled down five rebounds at No. 17 North Carolina (1/22), but was held to one free throw in scoring…Nearly missed a double-double with career-high 19 points and eight rebounds against Clemson (1/26), while swiping season-high five steals… Posted strong stat line with seven points and six rebounds in win over No. 15/13 NC State (2/2)… Notched 12 points and a career-high four assists at Miami (2/5), and secured three rebounds…Pitched in four points and four rebounds at Clemson (2/9)… Nearly missed a double-double against Pitt (2/12) with 11 rebounds and nine points, while dishing out four assists…Just missed a double-double against Wake Forest (2/16) with nine rebounds and six points…Finished just shy of a double-double with 10 points and seven rebounds at No. 24 Florida State (2/19)… Finished with six points and five rebounds at No. 10 Notre Dame (2/23)…Added seven points and five rebounds against No. 9 Virginia Tech (2/26)…Tallied eight points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists against Boston College (3/1) in the first round of the ACC Tournament.

AT ALABAMA (2021): Appeared in Crimson Tide’s first three games of the 2021-22 season…Averaged 10.2 minutes per game off the bench…Helped Alabama to a 2-1 record to open the season…Contributed 5.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in those three outings…Played 16 minutes in season-opener against Charleston Southern and finished with nine points and six rebounds in the win…Against Southern Mississippi, went 4-for-4 from the free throw line and finished with six points…In three games, shot 66.7 percent (4-for-6) from the field and 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the free throw line.

PREP: Attended Lake Highland Prep…Ranked the No. 75 overall recruit in espnW’s 2021 class in 2020…Averaged 11.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game at Lake Highland Prep…Shot nearly 42 percent from the floor…Helped Lake Highland Prep claim the 2020 Florida High School Athletic Association’s 4A State Championship.

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