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Ieshia

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Height: 6'0"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Dr. Michael M. Krop HS/Baylor
Experience: Transfer

Bio

• Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year (2018)
• Miami Thanksgiving Tournament MVP (2017)
• Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2013)
• Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll (2013)
• All-Big Ten Academic (2017)

As a Redshirt Senior (2017-18): Named Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year...added 9 points with 4 boards, 5 assists and 3 steals in 20 minutes vs. Albany (Nov. 10)...went 4-9 from the field for 8 points with career-high 8 rebounds, 2 assists vs. #4 South Carolina (Nov. 13)...went 8-10 from the foul line for career-high 18 points in 30 minutes vs. Niagara...added 6 assists, 4 rebounds, a block and a steal (Nov. 16)...added 12 points with 3 steals, 3 boards in game vs. #1 UConn (Nov. 19)...went 4-7 from the floor for 11 points with 3 assists, 3 boards, 2 steals vs. Howard (Nov. 21)...added 8 points with 4 steals and a rebound vs. Kennesaw State (Nov. 24)...went 7-10 from the field and 9-10 from the line for career-high 23 points with 10 boards for first double-double in front of hometown crowd at Miami...named Miami Thanksgiving Tournament MVP (Nov. 26)...added 10 points with 6 rebounds, 2 steals and an assist in win at Virginia (Nov. 29)...added 8 points, 7 boards, 2 assists and a steal at Akron (Dec. 2)...went 10-19 from the field for 21 points with 4 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals vs. The Mount (Dec. 6)...added 13 points with 4 rebounds vs. George Washington (Dec. 8)...scored 13 points with 7 boards, 5 assists and no turnovers vs. Loyola (Dec. 11)...added 6 points with 2 boards and 2 steals at Coppin State (Dec. 20)...added 12 points with 5 boards and 2 assists off the bench vs. Illinois (Dec. 28)...scored 14 points, including 10 in the second half, to key the Terps to a win at Penn State (Dec. 31)...went 4-5 from the field for 13 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, with 6 boards and 2 assists at Wisconsin (Jan. 7)...added 8 points with 4 boards vs. Michigan State (Jan. 11)...added 4 assists in win over #12 Ohio State (Jan. 22)...added 5 points, 4 assists, 4 steals and 3 boards in win at Northwestern (Jan. 25)...grabbed 6 rebounds with 4 assists, 2 blocks and 4 points vs. Rutgers (Feb. 1)...went 3-4 from the line for 7 points with 3 steals and 2 assists at Michigan State (Feb. 8)...added 10 points off the bench with 4 boards, 2 assists at Rutgers (Feb. 11)...added 12 points with 5 boards, 4 assists and a steal in 31 minutes at Minnesota (Feb. 18)...chipped in 8 points, a rebound, an assist and a steal at Michigan (Feb. 22)...added 5 points with 5 boards, 3 assists in 23 minutes in Senior Day game vs. Nebraska (Feb. 25)...hit 2 key jumpers, notched 2 assists and grabbed a rebound in Big Ten Quarterfinals vs. Indiana (March 2)...went 6-8 and scored 9 points in a 12-1 run in the second quarter vs. Nebraska in the Big Ten Semifinals (March 3)...scored 13 points, including 9 in the Terps' second half run, with 4 rebounds, an assist and a steal vs. #13 Ohio State in Big Ten Tournament final (March 4)...went 4-4 at the foul line for 2 points with 3 boards, 2 assists in NCAA First Round vs. Princeton (March 16)...went 7-8 from the foul line for 15 points with 6 boards, 3 assists and 2 steals in NCAA Second Round at #21 NC State (March 18).

As a Redshirt Junior (2016-17): Went 5-10 from the field for 12 points with 4 assists, 3 steals, 2 boards in her Maryland debut vs. UMass-Lowell (Nov. 13)...added a bucket, 2 boards, 2 assists and a steal vs. MDES (Nov. 16)...scored career-high 14 points with 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 18)...added 7 points with 6 assists, 1 turnover, 2 rebounds and a steal at Niagara (Nov. 20)...added 3 points with 4 assists in win over #21 Arizona State (Nov. 25)...added 7 points with 4 assists and a steal in win vs. Washington State (Nov. 26)...added a steal and a board in 5 minutes at #7 Louisville  (Dec. 1)...added 9 points with 3 assists and a block in win over UMBC (Dec. 4)...added a bucket, 2 assists and a steal vs. Towson (Dec. 6)...added 8 points with 4 boards, 3 assists, 2 steals and 1 tunover vs. Saint Peter's (Dec. 8)...added 2 buckets with 4 boards, 2 assists and a steal at Loyola (Dec. 12)...added 6 points, 5 assists and no turnovers at Nebraska (Jan. 4)...went 5-7 from the floor for 14 points wth 3 boards, 2 steals and an assist vs. Northwestern (Jan. 7)...added 8 points with 4 assists vs. Penn State (Jan. 11)...added 10 points, all in the second half, with 3 boards, 2 assists and a steal in 25 minutes at Iowa (Jan. 14)...added a pair of buckets, 2 boards, an assist and a steal vs. Rutgers (Jan. 22)...added 9 points off the bench with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals at Illinois (Jan. 26).added 5 points with 2 boards and 2 assists vs. Iowa (Jan. 29)...went 5-10 from the field for 14 points with a rebound, an assist and a steal at Purdue (Feb. 2)...added 7 points with 6 boards, 5 assists at Indiana (Feb. 5)...started and added 8 points, 5 boards, 4 assists in 27 minutes vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 15)...hit 2 key threes for 6 points with 5 assists, 3 rebounds, a block and a steal vs. Minnesota in the Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 3)...went 4-5 from the field for 10 points with 3 assists in 13 minutes vs. Bucknell in the NCAA First Round (March 17)...earned All-Big Ten Academic honors.

Sat out 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Before Maryland: 2013 Florida Gatorade Player of the Year...2013 McDonald’s All-American...earned Big Ben Player of the Year (Tallahassee) as a senior...ranked No. 19 overall by ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 3 at the wing position...played her first three years of prep basketball at Miami’s Dr. Micheal Krop High School, leading the Lightning to the Class 8A state final in 2012 and the 6A state semifinals in 2011...was Player of the Year for Miami-Dade as a sophomore and junior, also earned all-Dade honors those two season...transferred to Florida State High School for her senior season where she played for adopted mother Kimberly Davis-Powell, led the Seminoles to a 22-7 record ...averaged 25 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 5.0 steals a game as a senior...at Baylor, saw action in 65 games, averaging 11.4 minuts, 2.9 points and 1.4 rebounds per game...was voted Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year and was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll in the fall of 2013. 

Personal: Ieshia Diamond Small...adopted daughter of Kelvin Powell and Kimberly Davis-Powell of Tallahassee, Fla....birth parents are both deceased; father died when she was 13 and mother, Michelle, passed in March 2011...has a younger brother, Marvin and a step-brother Hakim Neely-Sabir...chose Maryland because the teammates were accepting and Coach Frese was a “player’s coach"...graduated with communications degree. 

SMALL'S CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 23 at Miami (11/26/17)
Rebounds 10 at Miami (11/26/17)
FGM 10 vs. The Mount (12/6/17)
FGA 19 vs. The Mount (12/6/17)
3FGM 2 vs. Minnesota (3/3/17)
3FGA 4 vs. Albany (11/10/17)
FTM 9 at Miami (11/26/17)
FTA 10 (2X) last at Miami (11/26/17)
Assists 10 vs. Marist (11/30/14)
Blocks 2 vs. Rutgers (2/1/18)
Steals 4 (3X) last at Northwestern (1/25/18)
Minutes 32 at Miami (11/26/17)

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2017-18 Season Career
Double-Doubles 1 2
Double-Figure Scoring 16 25
Games With a Steal 17 52

 

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