FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Provided quality depth in the paint off the bench in her first season … Played in 32 games and produced 2.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game … Came up clutch in final 10 minutes against No. 25 West Virginia on Nov. 23, converting a three-point play and draining 3-of-3 free throws as part of a five-point game ... Saw significant action against ETSU on Dec. 13 and responded with her best game of the year, scoring a season-best 13 points on five field goals and pulling down five rebounds ... Named LSWA Louisiana Player of the Week after finishing nearly with a double-double against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 16, scoring 12 points with a career-high nine rebounds and four blocks ... Made her presence known with eight points and four boards in blowout win of Mississippi State on Jan. 13 ... Played a factor in win over No. 9 Georgia on Feb. 10 with seven points on three made field goals and four rebounds ... Played 21 minutes against Alabama on Feb. 28, scoring six points with five rebounds ... Came off the bench and scored six points during LSU’s first-half run against Auburn in the SEC Tournament on March 7 ... Provided LSU with a spark off the bench against Penn State in the NCAA Second Round, tallying seven rebounds and four points in a career-high 22 minutes in her first career NCAA game ... Was her highest rebound total since Dec. 16 against Louisiana Tech.
A standout post player ranked among the best in the state and nation at the high school level … Came from a winning program in John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La. … Led the Patriots to a 2012 Class 2A state championship as a senior and was named Most Valuable Player … In a 55-42 win over Iota in the state title game, racked up 10 points, 16 rebounds and four blocked shots … Averaged 15.5 points per game during her senior MVP season … Voted a three-time Class 2A selection and three-time Most Valuable Player in the district … Put up 16.6 points per game as a sophomore and 13.3 points per contest as a junior … Started as a freshman at John Curtis during the team’s 2009 state title run … Coached by Barbara Ferris.
Full name is Derreyal Ann Youngblood … Born on Aug. 24, 1994, in New Orleans … Daughter of Derrick Youngbloood and Takisha Chancellor … Has five siblings – Diamond, Demi, Denim, Durrell and Derrick … Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
YOUNGBLOOD’S CAREER HIGHS
Points 13 vs. ETSU; Dec. 13, 2012
Rebounds 9 vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Field Goals 5 vs. ETSU; Dec. 13, 2012
FG Attempts 8 vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
3-Pt Field Goals n/a
3-Pt FG Attempts n/a
Free Throws 6 vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
FT Attempts 8 vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Assists 1 vs. UNO; Dec. 31, 2012
Steals 2 twice; last vs. Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
Blocks 4 vs. Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Minutes 22 vs. Penn State; March 26, 2012 (NCAA)