Frese on Demauria Liles
"Dee is a stellar athlete with great offensive and defensive skills. Joining our team as a transfer, she brings great experience competing at the collegiate level. We expect her to make an immediate contribution. With her ability to jump out of the gym, she is an exciting player to watch."
Named a finalist for the 2007 USA Basketball U19 team, participating in trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., and in Washington, D.C. ... member of the White Team at the 2005 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, advancing to the gold medal game.
At Gulf Coast
Selected the 2008 State Farm/WBCA Junior College National Player of the Year, leading Gulf Coast Community College to the 2008 NJCAA National Championship crown ... WBCA Junior College All-American, averaging 11.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, while the Commodores went 34-1 on the season ... voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 NJCAA Final Four ... two-year starter at Gulf Coast, averaging 9.2 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 64 games ... was projected the No. 1 JUCO player in 2008 by numerous scouting services ... as a freshman with the Commodores, named to the Region 8 All-Tournament team in 2007.
Four-year starter at Riverdale Baptist High School, leading the Crusaders to a 30-1 record as a junior and a No. 3 national ranking by the USA Today, averaging 16.1 points and 11.0 rebounds per game that year ... a first team All-Metro pick by the Washington Post in 2006, averaging 17 points, 15 rebounds, three blocks, three steals and three assists per game as a senior ... also an honorable mention McDonald's All-American that season ... selected a Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American and an adidas All-American twice ... as a sophomore, Riverdale Baptist ended the season with a 31-3 record and was also ranked top 10 in the nation ... also played volleyball while at Riverdale Baptist.
A family studies major at Maryland ... daughter of Denise Liles, who was a track athlete at Norfolk State University ... the oldest of four siblings, has two younger sisters and a younger brother ... Demauria N. Liles was born in Woodbury, N.J., January 3, 1988.
One-on-One with Demauria Liles
I chose Maryland because...
I decided to come to Maryland 1) because of a childhood dream. As a child, my younger sister and I, we made a pact to come to Maryland. And 2) because the team and the atmosphere.
What is your number one goal at Maryland?
My number one goal is to help my team win the National Championship.
How would you describe your team?
I would describe this team as caring and dedicated.