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#12 Krystal Forthan
Position: Forward
Height: 6'4"
Class: Freshman
Experience: High School
Hometown: Portland, Ore.
High School: Georgetown (Texas) HS
Born: 12/20/1992
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Krystal Forthan Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/12/2012

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
One of the SEC's most talented freshmen who played in 28 games with two starts ... A two-time recipient of SEC Freshman of the Week ... Averaged 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... Ranked second on the team in blocks with 24 ... Put up 5.2 points and 3.2 boards per contest in SEC play ... Contributed eight points with seven rebounds in her collegiate debut while knocking down 2-of-3 from three-point land at Wichita State on Nov. 14 ... Made her first career start on Nov. 21 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff ... Nearly dunked in the final 10 seconds of the first half against the Golden Lions but close attempt bounced off the rim ... Terrific 15-point outing on 7-of-10 shooting in a season-high 26 minutes at Ohio State on Nov. 27 ... Fired in a career-best 17 points in 17 minutes against Alabama State on Dec. 11 ... Became the first freshman to lead LSU in scoring in a game since Adrienne Webb on Nov. 21, 2009 ... Poured in 15 points -- all in the first half -- to lead LSU past McNeese State on Dec. 16 ... Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 19, becoming the first Lady Tiger to earn the honor since LaSondra Barrett did so on March 2, 2009 ... Tallied two acrobatic blocks to go along with nine points in 11 minutes at Ole Miss on New Year's Day ... Had only one made field goal at Mississippi State on Jan. 5, but it proved to be the biggest basket of the game when she skied over a State defender for a putback that gave Lady Tigers first lead of second half ... Came off the bench for eight points and 12 rebounds with 11 of those coming in the second half comeback against South Carolina on Jan. 12 ... The 12 boards were the most by a true freshman since LaSondra Barrett had 12 against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 15, 2008 ... Were the most by a true freshman in an SEC game since Sylvia Fowles recorded 13 at Auburn on Feb. 20, 2005 ... Contributed eight points and two blocks at Florida on Jan. 15 and was named SEC Co-Freshman of the Week a day later on Jan. 16 ... Sustained a high left ankle sprain in practice on Feb. 4 and missed the next four games -- Kentucky, Mississippi State, at Alabama and Arkansas ... Erupted for 15 points and a career-best 4-of-4 from the free throw line in NCAA Tournament second round against Penn State on March 20.

HIGH SCHOOL
One of the nation's elite high school prospects rated fifth by ESPN Hoop Gurlz ... A finalist for the Naismith High School Player of the Year and a unanimous McDonald's and WBCA All-American ... Physically strong player with explosiveness ... Guided Georgetown High School to a 33-4 record and the Class 5A state championship game as a senior in March 2011 ... Sat out her junior season at Georgetown after transferring from Jefferson High School in Portland, Ore. ... Texas high school rules do not allow transfers to play right away ... In one season, put up 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game en route to being named Austin American-Statesman Central Texas Player of the Year ... Dazzled fans in the Class 5A state semifinals as she recorded a double-double with 27 points and 20 rebounds ... Became the first player from Central Texas in nine years to play in the McDonald's All-American Game ... Moved to Georgetown in August 2009 ... As a sophomore, led Jefferson High School to a third-place finish in the Class 5A state tournament ... As a freshman, was named the Portland Interscholastic League's Class 6A Player of the Year while averaging 15.1 points per contest at Grant High School.

PERSONAL
Full name is Krystal Nicole Forthan ... Last name pronounced "Four-than" ... Born on Dec. 20, 1992, in Portland, Ore. ... Daughter of Ora Forthan ... Has one brother, Christian ... Chose to attend LSU "because the program is family oriented" ... Majoring in sports administration. 

FORTHAN'S CAREER HIGHS
Points, 17, vs. Alabama State; Dec. 11, 2011
Rebounds, 12, vs. South Carolina; Jan. 12, 2012 
Field Goals, 8, vs. Alabama State; Dec. 11, 2011    
FG Attempts, 12, vs. South Carolina; Jan. 12, 2012
3-Pt Field Goals, 2, at Wichita State; Nov. 14, 2011
3-Pt FG Attempts, 3, twice; last vs. Penn State; March 20, 2012  
Free Throws, 4, vs. Penn State; March 20, 2012   
FT Attempts, 4, vs. Penn State; March 20, 2012
Assists, 3, twice; last vs. Alabama; Jan. 8, 2012   
Steals, 4, vs. South Carolina; Jan. 12, 2012  
Blocks, 3, at Ohio State; Nov. 27, 2012   
Minutes, 26, twice; last vs. South Carolina; Jan. 12, 2012

 

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