"Jade is a strong player with a touch of finesse. It would surprise some to learn that she was among the ACC's best free throw shooters last season, but she knows her job is to battle in the paint every game and make life difficult on our opponent."
Perry's Honor Roll
Second team All-ACC Tournament (2006)
Shot a career-best 87.1 percent for the season from the free throw line, the 10th-best single-season performance from the charity stripe in school history ... one of three juniors to make their 100th-career game appearance in the final regular-season game at Boston College ... back-to-back double-doubles in blowout wins over Michigan State and at Miami ... two points and 10 boards in the win over MSU ... led the team in scoring (19 points), going 8-for-10 from the floor, and rebounding (14) against the Canes, nabbing season highs in both categories ... posted six games with double-digit rebounding, including ACC contests at home vs. Virginia and BC, hauling down 10 in each game ... grabbed 11 boards in wins over TCU and Northern Iowa ... blocked a pair of shots in three games - vs. Gardner-Webb, at UNI and at Loyola ... averaged 5.5 rebounds per game, a career high, and tied a career mark with 17 blocks ... ranked fifth in free throw shooting in the ACC.
Earned second team All-ACC Tournament nods, due in large part to a stellar 18-point effort in the tournament final against North Carolina ... 14 of those points came in the first half ... it is the first ACC accolade of her career ... in the starting lineup against Gonzaga at the Paradise Jam, remaining in the starting five in 20 games overall ... grabbed a then-career high 11 boards to go with nine points against the Zags ... helped to limit Tennessee's Candace Parker to just eight points over the final 27 minutes (after she scored 11 in the first 12 minutes), in an 80-75 loss to the Lady Vols in the championship game of the Paradise Jam ... bounced back from a 0-point, 1-rebound outing against UT to register her first-career double-double vs. Appalachian State, netting a then-career best 16 points and hauled down a career-high 16 rebounds ... followed up with a 23-point, 13-rebound effort vs. Mount St. Mary's ... also had three blocks in both games ... 11 rebounds in the next game at Monmouth ... 5-for-9 from the field, connecting on a career-high seven free throws for 17 points, 10 rebounds against Manhattan ... helped to limit Duke's Alison Bales and Mistie Williams to a combined 13 points and five rebounds at Comcast Center ... 5-for-10 with 11 points and six rebounds in the victory over Florida State ... closed out the ACC slate scoring 14 points against Clemson, knocking down 6-of-9 shots ... had a dominant performance in the paint, tallying 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season vs. Sacred Heart in the NCAA Tournament ... hampered by a stomach virus in the Elite Eight and was limited to just four minutes of playing time ... shot nearly 46 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the charity stripe, a major improvement from her freshman campaign.
Stepped into the starting lineup at the Terrapin Classic after teammate Laura Harper was sidelined with an injury for the duration of the season ... posted then-career highs of 10 rebounds and three blocks in the win over Pennsylvania at the Coors Classic ... recorded eight points and eight rebounds in first-career start vs. Marshall ... scored three points and grabbed seven rebounds with two blocks, limiting second team All-ACC performer and the ACC's field goal percentage leader, Erlana Larkins, to below her scoring average and just 3-for-10 shooting in the upset-win over No. 5/4 North Carolina ... responded with one of her best efforts of the season, scoring 10 points and grabbing six rebounds in a career-high 35 minutes at No. 1/4 Duke ... knocked down the game-tying bucket with 0.8 seconds remaining in regulation in the nationally televised, overtime win at Arizona ... the buzzer beater was No. 2 on that evening's ESPN Sportcenter's Top 10 Plays of the Day ... set a then-career high with 12 points on 6-for-11 shooting against Wake Forest, also grabbing seven rebounds ... six points and five rebounds against then-No. 3/4 Duke in front of a record crowd at Comcast Center ... knocked down 5-of-9 shots for 10 points in the home contest vs. Virginia Tech ... 11 points and six rebounds in the upset-win over No. 19/21 NC State in the second round of the ACC Tournament ... 4-for-8 from the field in the NCAA Tournament first-round game vs. No. 24/21 UW-Green Bay ... averaged 5.1 ppg and 3.4 rpg in ACC-only games.
A three-time Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American ... three-time Third Region Player of the Year, leading Muhlenburg North H.S. to its fifth-straight region title in 2004 ... Louisville Courier-Journal first team all-state honoree four times and tabbed the publication's No. 1 player in the state in a 2003 preseason poll ... 2004 Miss Basketball state finalist and a member of the state all-star team ... also led team to three-consecutive 10th District titles ... Lady Stars posted a 53-13 record over her final two seasons ... finished prep career with 2,792 points, 1,647 rebounds and 512 blocks, all school records ... carried a career .624 shooting percentage, going 1,150-for-1,834 from the floor ... also fifth all-time in state tournament games with 183 points and 10th with 90 career blocks ... lists winning the 2003 state championship in the shot put as biggest thrill.
Highway signs were erected in Perry's hometown of Central City, Ky., proclaiming the city hometown of the national champion ... a family studies as her major ... youngest daughter of Gwendolyn Perry ... has two older sisters, Jasmine (23) and Tenia (29) ... Jade's mother, Gwendolyn, was a four-year letterwinner in basketball at Kentucky State ... born in Madisonville, Ky.
Perry's Career Highs
Points: 23, Mount St. Mary's (12/4/05)
FGM: 9, Mount St. Mary's (12/4/05)
FGA: 18, Mount St. Mary's (12/4/05)
FTM: 9, at Loyola (12/21)
FTA: 10, at Loyola (12/21)
Rebounds: 16, Appalachian State (12/1/05)
Assists: 3, four times (last vs. Gardner-Webb, 11/24/06)
Steals: 3, twice (last vs. George Mason, 11/12/06)
Blocks: 3, three times (last vs. Mount St. Mary's, 12/4/05)
Minutes: 35, at Duke (1/27/05)
Perry's Career Statistics
Perry's Career Vs. ACC
A Minute With Jade Perry
What's your favorite thing about Maryland women's basketball?
Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit?
Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?
Collecting and doing Yo-yo tricks
Why did you choose your number?
The year my mother was born
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