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W. Basketball: Blakeley Burleson

Blakeley Burleson

  Position: G    Ht.: 5-6
  Hometown: Piney Flats, Tenn.
  Previous School: Tennessee HS
  Eligibility: Jr.  Major: Pre-Pharmacy

2012-13: Appeared in 29 games, averaging 4.7 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest... Played in 19.3 minutes per game... Scored in double figures five times, including season-best 15 points in 39 minutes of play at Mars Hill (Feb. 23)... Averaged 5.6 ppg in conference outings... Tallied a dozen points at Newberry (Jan. 26), including 3-of-6 shooting from three-point territory... Scored 10 points each in wins against Winston-Salem state (Nov. 17), Lincoln Memorial (Nov. 28) and Carson-Newman (Jan. 9)... Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds in SAC Tournament semifinal win over Lenoir-Rhyne (Mar. 9)... Recorded three steals in road upset of No. 4 Rollins (Nov. 23)... Posted six rebounds against Carson-Newman and grabbed five boards each against LMU and Newberry.

2011-12: Played in 24 games off the bench, averaging 6.8 minutes per contest... Averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds per game... Scored a season-high five points at Wingate (Feb. 11), all in a 17-second span... Finished with four points and two rebounds at Georgia College (Dec. 30)... Played a season-high 16 minutes against Lander (Dec. 8)... Had a streak of five consecutive games with a field goal from Jan. 21 through Feb. 4... Committed just six turnovers in last 15 games, spanning 91 minutes of playing time... Nine of her 17 rebounds came on the offensive glass.

High School
: Graduated from Tennessee HS in Bristol, Tenn... Coached by Barry Wade... Three-time All-Conference and two-time District 1-AAA All-Tournament Team... 2010 District 1-AAA District MVP... Three-time Region All-Tournament team honoree... 2011 Big 8 Player of the Year... Two-time Times-News Elite Team... Bristol Herald Courier All-Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia Team... Two-time All-Northeast Tennessee Team... Scored 1,211 points in her prep career... Member of the National Honors Society and the Beta Club... Finished with a 3.96 GPA... Played club basketball with the Nike Flight Freshman & Nautilus Express.

: Full name is Blakeley Elizabeth Burleson... Born Sept. 22, 1993 in Johnson City, Tenn... Daughter of Chris and Debbie Burleson... Brother - Hunter... Majoring in pre-pharmacy (medical technology)... Plans to work in a hospital and earn a masters degree after graduation... SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... Athletic Director's Honor Roll... Favorite book: "Letters to God"; Favorite midnight snack: Cereal; Favorite musical artist: Kings of Leon; Favorite song: "Pursuit of Happiness"; Blakeley can't imagine a week without: Basketball; Most thrilling moment in sports: Hitting a half court shot at the buzzer; Advice to kids: "Be different"; Favorite color: Red; Favorite food: Outback's Macaroni & Cheese; Favorite sport other than basketball: Football; Person Blakeley most admire: Her dad.