Yasmine

Bidikuindila

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Center
Height: 6'6"
Class: Junior
City/State: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
High School: Champlain College
Major: Kinesiology Human Movement
Experience: 2 Letters

Bio

CAREER
* Has played in 29 games at LSU.
* Battled a knee injury in second half of freshman season and into start of sophomore year.
* Originally signed with Providence College in December 2013 while attending Champlain College Saint-Lambert in Quebec, Canada

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
* Made 17 appearances off the bench to provide some key minutes in the post.
* Scored a season-high four points at Tulane on Dec. 10 and at Alabama on Jan. 11.
* Grabbed a season-high four rebounds at Alabama on Jan. 11.
* Stole the ball a career-high three times at Auburn on Feb. 8 in a career-high 15 minutes of game action.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
* Played in 12 contests over the course of the season.
* Scored the first two points of her LSU career in a loss to Kansas State and finished the game with a season-high four points.
* Grabbed a season-high three boards against Sam Houston State in six minutes of action.
* Played a season-high 10 minutes in win over UTEP.

PRIOR TO LSU (Champlain College; 2013-16)
* Did not play basketball at Champlain College Saint-Lambert in Quebec.

HIGH SCHOOL (2008-13)
* Played club ball with DJ Sports (2008-11), Team Quebec (2011-12 and Tornades Longueil (2012-13).
* Prepped at Honore-Mercier in Montreal.
* In 2011, earned most valuable player and most improved player honors.
* Led team to a bronze medal in the Canadian National Championship.
* Also earned a silver medal in 2013 and a bronze in 2009 at the Provincial Championships.
* Averaged 6.8 points and 7.0 rebounds in five games at the 2012 17U National Championship; Recorded a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds against Nova Scotia.

PERSONAL
* Daughter of Forent Tshimanga and the late Patricia Tshimanga. Father played professional basketball in the Congo.
* Speaks five languages – English, French, Spanish, Haitian-Creole and Lingala (common in parents’ native country of the Democratic Republic of Congo).
* Has eight siblings. Four brothers played or currently play college basketball.
* Born on November 15, 1995.
* Majoring in Sociology.
* Likes to write poetry and music.
* Favorite food – Poutine (a French dish).
* Favorite music/artist – rap/hip-hop.
* Favorite hangout activity – making music.
* Favorite TV show – How to Get Away with Murder.
* Favorite book – Boy 21.
* Life after basketball – Play professional basketball then be a forensic psychologist.
* Why LSU? The culture and family environment.
* O the places I will go – Dubai.
* Started playing basketball at age 13.
* Full name is Yasmine Bidikuindila

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