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#1 Derreyal Youngblood
Position: Center
Height: 6'4"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Harvey, La.
High School: John Curtis HS
Major: Interdisciplinary Studies
Born: 08/24/1994
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Derreyal Youngblood Bio
2013-14 Game-by-Game Log 2013-14 Game-by-Game Log
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/25/2014

CAREER
Youngblood has garnered 53 appearances off the bench during her first two seasons … Posted 2.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.3 blocks per game … Tallied 10-plus points on three occasions highlighted by a career-best 13 points against East Tennessee State on Dec. 13, 2012 … Prepped at John Curtis High School in River Ridge, La. where she won multiple state championships.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Tallied 21 appearances off the bench where she has provided 1.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... Missed LSU’s first two games of the season (Nov. 8-10), a two-game stretch in mid-December (Dec. 15-17) and seven of her the team’s last nine games (Feb. 20-March 30) ... Saw her first action of the season at No. 4 Louisville (Nov. 14) ... Solid game against Indiana State (Dec. 3) where she erupted for a season’s best 10 points on a career-high tying 5-of-5 shooting effort ... Notched 22 of her 29 rebounds over her final 14 appearances (Dec. 30-March 2) ... Came away with two points, three rebounds and two steals over 16 minutes versus Jackson State (Dec. 30) ... Secured three rebounds at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 2) ... Hauled down a season-high five rebounds against Florida (Jan. 12) ... Hit field goals at No. 24 Vanderbilt (Jan. 19) and versus Missouri (Feb. 6) … Collected three rebounds against No. 5 South Carolina (Feb. 16).

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. 12 West Virginia (Nov. 23) where she converted a three-point play and knocked down all three of her free throws as part of a five-point outing ... Saw significant action against East Tennessee State (Dec. 13) and poured in a career-best 13 points on five field goals along with five rebounds ... Named LSWA Louisiana Player of the Week after she racked up 12 points, a career-high nine rebounds and a career-best four blocks against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 16) … Made her presence known with eight points and four boards in blowout win of Mississippi State (Jan. 13) ... Played a factor in win over No. 9 Georgia (Feb. 10) with seven points on three made field goals and four rebounds ... Chipped in six points and five rebounds versus Alabama (Feb. 28) … Scored six points during LSU’s first-half run against Auburn in the SEC Tournament (March 7) ... Tallied four points and seven rebounds during a career-high 22 minutes against No. 8 Penn State (March 26) during the NCAA Tournament Second Round.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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; East Tennessee State; Dec. 13, 2012
Rebounds: 9; Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Field Goals: 5; two times; last: Indiana State; Dec. 3, 2013
FG Attempts: 8; Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
3-Pt Field Goals: N/A
3-Pt FG Attempts: N/A
Free Throws: 6; Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
FT Attempts: 8; Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Assists: 1; three times; last: Jackson State; Dec. 31, 2013
Steals: 2; three times; last: Jackson State; Dec. 31, 2013
Blocks: 4; Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Minutes: 22; No. 8 Penn State; March 26, 2012 (NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)

YOUNGBLOOD’S TOP SCORING GAMES
Ranking Points Opponent (Date)
1, 13, East Tennessee State (Dec. 13, 2012)
2, 12, Louisiana Tech (Dec. 16, 2012)
3, 10, Indiana State (Dec. 3, 2013)
4, 8, Mississippi State (Jan. 13, 2013)
5, 7, No. 9 Georgia (Feb. 10, 2013)
6, 6, vs. Auburn (March 7, 2013 – SEC Tournament 2nd Round)
6, 6, Alabama (Feb. 28, 2013)
6, 6, New Orleans (Dec. 31, 2012)
9, 5, vs. No. 12 West Virginia (Nov. 23, 2012)

 

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