Blakeley Burleson #10 Position:
Piney Flats, Tenn. Previous School:
Tennessee HS Eligibility:
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.
: 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 (23)... Majoring in 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.