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Destiny

Slocum

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#5

Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Meridian, Idaho
High School: Mountain View
Experience: High School

Bio

• WBCA National Freshman of the Year (2017)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2017)
• All-Big Ten Second Team (2017)
• All-Big Ten Freshman Team (2017)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Week (11/21)
• All-Big Ten Tournament Team (2017)

Frese on Slocum: “Destiny was born to be a leader. She is genuinely concerned and connected to other people. She has endless energy and is always bouncing around with a smile. She sees the floor very well. I’ve coached some really good point guards and her leadership qualities are as good as any I’ve seen.”

As a Freshman (2016-17): Named WBCA National Freshman of the Year, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year by both the coaches and the media, as well as to the All-Big Ten Second Team and the All-Big Ten Freshman Team...led the team with 15 points, 6 assists, 4 steals, 5 rebounds and no turnovers in Maryland debut (Nov. 13)...added 10 points with 4 assists, 1 turnover and 2 boards vs. MDES (Nov. 16)...added 8 points with 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 18)...led the Terps with 25 points off 5 threes with 7 assists, 2 turnovers at Niagara (Nov. 20)...Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 21)...added 10 points, 4 boards vs. #21 Arizona State (Nov. 25)...scored 11 points, 8 in the fourth quarter, off 2 threes and 5-6 at the line with 4 steals vs. Washington State (Nov. 26)...scored 13 points, including 7 straight in final 2:00, with 5 boards, 4 assists in win at #7 Louisville (Dec. 1)...went 3-3 from outside the arc for 9 points with 2 boards, 4 assists and no turnovers vs. UMBC (Dec. 4)...added 6 assists, 1 turnover, 3 boards and a steal vs. Towson (Dec. 6)...added 8 points with 5 assists, 4 steals vs. Saint Peter's (Dec. 8)...added 9 points off 2 threes with 2 boards, 2 assists and 2 steals at Loyola (Dec. 12)...added 8 points with 5 assists, 2 rebounds and a steal at Duquesne (Dec. 21).led team with 23 points, 19 in the second half, off 5 threes  with 7 assists and a steal vs. #1 Connecticut (Dec. 29)...hit 2 key second half threes for 9 points with 5 assists, 3 boards, a block and an assist at Minnesota (Jan. 1)...added a three, 7 assists, 3 boards, a steal and one turnover at Nebraska (Jan. 4)...added 16 points with 5 boards, 4 assists and a steal vs. Northwestern (Jan. 7)...went 5-10 from the floor for 11 points with 8 assists, 6 boards and a steal vs. Penn State (Jan. 11)...scored 14 points with 6 assists and 5 boards at Iowa (Jan. 14)...hit 3 three-pointers for 9 points with 6 assists, 2 boards and a steal vs. Michigan (Jan. 19)...notched first career double-double with 11 points, career-high 11 assists in win over Rutgers (Jan. 22)...added 8 points, 9 assists, career-high 7 rebounds and a steal at Illinois (Jan. 26)...added 11 points and tied career-high 11 assists with 2 steals for second double-double (Jan. 29)...hit 3 three-pointers for 10 points with 6 assists, 3 rebounds and a steal at Purdue (Feb. 2)...went 7-11 from the field with 3 threes for 18 points with 6 assists and 4 boards at Indiana (Feb. 5)...hit 3 threes for 9 points with career-high 13 assists, just 2 turnovers and 4 boards vs. Illinois (Feb. 9)...added 9 points with 8 assists, 2 steals, a block and a rebound at Michigan State (Feb. 12)...added 15 points with 3 boards, 4 assists at #12 Ohio State (Feb. 20)...dished 8 assists with 5 points vs. Minnesota (Feb. 26)...scored 13 points with 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Quarterfinals...also broke Maryland freshman records for assists and threes made in that game (March 3)...hit 5 threes for 18 points, 14 in the second half, with 5 assists and a steal vs. Michigan State in the Big Ten Semifinals (March 4)...hit 3 threes for 14 points with 7 assists in Big Ten championship game (March 5)...also named to All-Big Ten Tournament Team after averaging 15.0 points, 6.0 assists and shooting 45.5 percent from the field in three-game run...added 5 points with a career-high 7 boards with 7 assists vs. Bucknell in the NCAA First Round (March 17)...went 9-14 from the field with 3 threes for 21 points with 8 assists, 4 boards, 3 steals, plus a 70-foot buzzer beater at the the end of the second quarter, in NCAA Second Round vs. #22 West Virginia (March 19). ..added 9 points with 3 assists and a rebound vs. Oregon in Sweet Sixteen (March 25).

Before Maryland: 2016 McDonald’s All-American…named to Jordan Brand Classic and a WBCA High School All-American and the Gatorade State Player of the Year for Idaho as a senior and junior…ranked the No. 7 overall player by both ESPN, All Star Girls Report and the Collegiate Girls Report...in senior season, led Mavericks to 23-4 record and second straight 5A state title…averaged 24.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists as a senior...led Mountain View to its first state title and record of 26-1 in her junior season...named Idaho Player of the Year as a junior and conference Player of the Year as a junior and freshman... earned First Team All-State honors in all four years of her career...point guard for U.S. Under-19 team...helped lead Team USA to a gold medal in Moscow in the FIBA World Championships in the summer of 2015.

Personal: Parents are Jonathan and Christina Slocum…has four siblings – Marcus, Dominic, Trinity and Dallas…came to Maryland for the team atmosphere, the program’s prestige and the coaching philosophies...business major.

SLOCUM'S CAREER HIGHS

  Career
Points 25 at Niagara (11/20/16)
Rebounds 7 (2X) last vs. Bucknell (3/17/17)
FGM 9 vs. #22 West Virginia (3/19/17)
FGA 19 at #12 Ohio State (2/20/17)
3FGM 5 (3X) last vs. Michigan State (3/4/17)
3FGA 11 at #12 Ohio State (2/20/17)
FTM 6 at #7 Louisville (12/1/16)
FTA 9 at #7 Louisville (12/1/16)
Assists 11 (2X) last vs. Iowa (1/29/17)
Blocks 1 (2X) last at Michigan State (2/12/17)
Steals 4 (3X) last vs. Saint Peter's (12/8/16)
Minutes 40 (2X) last at #12 Ohio State (2/20/17

MISCELLANEOUS STATS

  2016-17 Season Career
Double-Figure Scoring 17 17
5+ Assists 24 24
Games With a Three 29 29
Double-Doubles 2 2
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