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    Kaayla Chones

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Pepper Pike, Ohio

    High School:
    Eastlake North

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Center


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    • THREE-TIME ALL-ACC • TWO-TIME ACC ALL-TOURNAMENT

    Senior (2003-04): Earned the following awards this season: Kodak/WBCA All-America Semifinalist, WBCA Preseason Wade Trophy Candidate, First Team All-ACC, Second Team All-ACC Tournament, ACC Player of the Week (Feb. 9), Oregon Classic All-Tournament, San Juan Shootout All-Tournament, Fox Sports Net Player of the Game: North Carolina, Aeropostale Player of the Game: ACC Tournament vs. Clemson, Rex Healthcare Player of the Game 12 times: Texas, Oregon, Baylor, UConn, Maryland (1/2), Wake Forest (1/5), North Carolina (1/8), Duke (1/30), North Carolina (2/8), Clemson (2/12), Florida State (/19), Georgia Tech (2/26) Chones was the team's leading scorer, posting 14.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg ... ranked in the top 15 in six ACC categories including scoring, field goal pct (.516), blocked shots (0.77), rebounding and defensive rebounds (5.65- leads the ACC)... Led team in steals with 34 ... ACC Player of the Week Feb. 8 after a double-double in the upset at No. 12 North Carolina ... Eight double-doubles ... Only NC State player to start every game this season ... Led team in scoring 22 of 32 games and in rebounding 20 of 32 games ... Had 26 double figure outings and eight double-doubles ... Became NC State's sixth all-time best rebounder with 894 boards and is ranked 11th all-time leading scorer with 1,538 points.

    She finished her four-year career ranked in the top 15 of 14 NC State All-time Categories among those are scoring average, career double-doubles, rebounds, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and blocked shots.

    R-Junior (2002-03): As tri-captain, led NC State all season in points and rebounds, finished averaging 13.8 ppg and 7.8 rpg, while being one of two players to start every game ... named second team All-ACC ... recorded her 1,000th career point, becoming the 21st NC State player to do so in history ... also recorded her 600th career rebound ... named to two all-tournament teams including the LMU Tournament and GlaxoSmithKline Invitational ... recorded eight double-doubles bringing her total to 22 for her career, which was second in the ACC and is seventh all-time at NC State ... led the ACC all season in defensive rebounds with 6.07 to end the season ... grabbed 19 rebounds against Florida State, the second-most of any ACC player this season ... had five, 20 point games ... ranked third in rebounding in the ACC, third in field goal pct. (142/269, .528) ... was 10th in ACC scoring with 13.8 ppg ... finished fifth in blocks with 1.21 bpg ... second-straight year she led the team in scoring (13.8) and rebounding (7.8) ... ranks 10th all-time in total rebounds with 649 ... her 12.4 ppg career average ranks 14th all-time at NC State ... has led the team in scoring percentage all three seasons (.563, .572 and .528) ... currently ranks sixth all-time for career field goal pct. at .553 ... 13th all-time for blocks in a season with 34 and sixth all-time for career blocks with 85 ... had 21 double figure games, including a stretch of 10 straight to open the season ... Team Voted Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player ... was named the Rex Hospital Player of the Game nine times (UC Santa Barbara, UConn, Florida, Brigham Young, North Carolina, Florida State, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Clemson) ... earned the G-WIS Community Outreach Award.

    R-Sophomore (2001-02): Struggled early in the season after sitting out last year due to a torn quadricep before returning to her old form ... Earned second team All-ACC honors after posting team highs of 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds ... Shot a team best 57 percent from the floor ... Ranked in the top five in the league in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots ... Scored in double figures 18 times on the season, including a stretch of eight-straight ACC contests ... Poured in a career-high 31 points against Georgia Tech on Jan. 6 ... Led NC State to an upset over No. 17 North Carolina in Chapel Hill with 26 points and 16 rebounds ... Recorded five double-doubles on the season ... Was named second team ACC All-Tournament after contributing 24 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Wolfpack to the semifinals.

    Freshman (1999-2000): Named to the ACC All-Freshman team and All-ACC honorable mention ... Started all 29 games in her rookie year at NC State ... Ranked as the team's second leading scorer with 11.4 points per game and second best rebounder with 7.9 boards per contest ... Ranked fifth in the ACC in rebounds and blocked shots, 14th in the league in scoring ... Led the team with seven double-doubles on the season ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week three times during the season (Nov. 22, Dec. 13, Jan. 10) ... Selected MVP of the Wolfpack Women Tournament after recording double-doubles in both tournament games (14 pts. 10 reb. vs. Southern Mississippi; career-high 19 pts, 10 reb. vs. UNC-Greensboro) ... Swatted a career-high two five times this year ... Grabbed a career high 20 rebounds against No. 9 North Carolina on Jan. 3 which ranks as the third most rebounds in a single game in school history ... Named to the Cancun Tournament all-tournament team after contributing 30 points and 15 rebounds in the two games against Drake and Kansas State ... Led NC State with 18 points against No. 2 Tennessee in the Gund Arena Women's Basketball Classic ... Dished out a career-best four assists against South Carolina on Dec. 30 ... Posted her sixth double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead NC State to a 67-58 win over Clemson on Feb. 13 ... Recorded her seventh double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the first round of the ACC Tournament against Georgia Tech ... Ranks in the top 10 in NC State freshmen records in seven different categories.

    High School: In her four-year high school career, she scored over 2,000 points and grabbed over 1,600 rebounds ... Ranked by Blue Star recruiting report as the 14th best overall player in the country ... Was named co-Ms. Basketball for the state of Ohio both her junior and senior years ... Selected as the Player of the Year of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's All-Star Team in 1999 ... Led Eastlake North to a 21-4 record and a regional `sweet sixteen' appearance her senior season while averaging 26.6 points, 18.2 rebounds and 7.3 blocked shots ... A three-time Division I All-Ohio selection ... A third team All-America selection by Street & Smith's following her junior season ... Was one of 12 players selected to the USA World Youth Team and averaged double figures in scoring and rebounding ... A three-time USA Today All-American ... The leading rebounder in the state of Ohio for three seasons, she holds every scoring, rebounding and blocked shot record at Eastlake North for boys and girls.

    Personal: Kaayla Chones ... Daughter of Jim and Elores Chones ... Born January 11, 1981 ... Kaayla's father, Jim Chones, was a first round draft pick in the 1972 ABA draft of the New York Nets and went on to become a NBA star ... Sister Kareeda played at Marquette ... Also has triplet brothers - Kameron, Kendall and Kyle... Majoring in English.

    2003-04 Season Highs
    Points: 25 at Oregon (11/29/03)
    FGM: 10, 2x most recent at North Carolina (2/8/04)
    3-pt FGM: 0
    FTM: 7, 2x most recent at Florida State (1/19/04)
    Rebounds: 15 vs. Baylor (12/22/03)
    Assists: 4 vs. Baylor (12/22/03)
    Blocks: 3, 3x most recent vs. Baylor (12/22/03)
    Steals: 3, 4x most recent at North Carolina (2/8/04)

    Career Highs
    Points: 31, vs. Georgia Tech (1/6/02)
    FGM: 11, vs. Florida (12/7/02)
    3-pt FGM: 0
    FTM: 13 vs. Georgia Tech (1/6/02)
    Rebounds: 20 vs. North Carolina (1/3/00)
    Assists: 6, 3x, most recent at Florida State (1/8/03)
    Blocks: 4, at ODU (12/30/02)
    Steals: 3, 5x, most recent at North Carolina (2/8/04)

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