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Ieshia

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

Bio

• Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2013)
• Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll (2013)
• Academic All-Big Ten Team (2017)

Frese on Small: “We’re excited to see what Ieshia can do on the court. It’s been a while since she played, but we’ve seen glimpses. She’s a very powerful guard that can be a handful for defenders when she attacks. She has a big personality and I think our fans are going to enjoy getting to know her.”

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.”

SMALL'S CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 14 (3X) last at Purdue (2/2/17)
Rebounds 7 (2X) last vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)
FGM 5 (5X) last at Purdue (2/2/17)
FGA 12 vs. McNeese State (12/28/13)
3FGM 2 vs. Minnesota (3/3/17)
3FGA 3 (2X) last vs. Minnesota (3/3/17)
FTM 6 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)
FTA 8 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)
Assists 10 vs. Marist (11/30/14)
Blocks 1 (11X) last vs. Minnesota (3/3/17)
Steals 4 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)
Minutes 28 vs. Washington State (11/26/16)

 

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