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#3 Latear Eason
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Chicago, Ill.
High School: John Hope Academy
Major: Communication Studies
Born: 10/12/1988
Latear Eason Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 03/17/2011

CAREER
LSU's starting point guard for three seasons with great toughness ... Played in 107 games and started 67 for her career ... Overcame several injuries during her career, including a broken collarbone in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, a torn ACL prior to the 2008 NCAA Tournament and two concussions ... Finished with 343 points, 205 rebounds and 208 assists.

SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
LSU's starting point guard who started 29 games during the year ... Averaged 4.3 points and 2.0 assists per game ... Missed three games due to a concussion ... Made her hometown return to Chicago a memorable one when she scored 12 points and buried three 3-pointers against Northwestern in the season opener on Nov. 14 ... Had 12 points and five assists versus Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... Game-high five assists and three steals against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 19 ... LSU's second leading scorer in upset win at #8/9 UCLA on Dec. 28 with 10 points and two clutch threes ... Tied a career high with four steals to go along with six points against #5/6 Tennessee on Jan. 2 ... Played the first half at South Carolina on Jan. 6 with six assists before injuring her head on a drive to the basket in the second half ... Missed the remainder of the contest and did not play against Alabama on Jan. 9, at Mississippi State on Jan. 13 and at Auburn on Jan. 16 ... Returned to the starting lineup against Ole Miss on Jan. 20, her first action since the concussion at South Carolina ... Had four assists in 27 minutes ... Scored five points, including her first three since Dec. 19, with three assists against Florida on Jan. 23 ... Had five assists and no turnovers with four points in 22 minutes of action at Ole Miss on Feb. 6 ... Scored six points and tallied four rebounds with one steal in 22 minutes at #15 Kentucky on Feb. 13 ... Buried two threes as part of a nine-point game in season-high 38 minutes in loss at Arkansas on Feb. 20 ... Led LSU to come-from-behind win against South Carolina on Feb. 24 with the best game of her career ... Scored a season-high 15 points, grabbed a career-best seven rebounds and was a career-best 4-of-6 from 3-point land in a career-high 41 minutes ... Keyed a comeback with her four threes and hustle play in the final home game of her career.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
LSU's starting point guard for half of the season ... Averaged 3.6 points and 2.7 assists per contest ... Started the first 16 games of the season and played in 28 games overall ... Dished out six assists and scored seven points at Louisiana Tech on Dec. 1 ... Played all 40 minutes for the first time in her career at Xavier on Dec. 30 ... Terrific all-around game against the Musketeers with four points, seven assists and two steals in the win ... Notched a career-high eight assists at Ole Miss on Feb. 7 and committed only one turnover ... Owned an assist to turnover ratio of 2.2 on the season ... Scored 12 points and was 4-of-4 from the free throw line against Houston Baptist on Dec. 15 ... Scored a season-high 14 points in the SEC opener at South Carolina on Jan. 3 ... Finished 5-of-9 from the floor and added five assists in 36 minutes in the winning effort ... Followed that up with her second straight double-figure scoring game with 11 points at Arkansas on Jan. 7 ... Missed the South Carolina game in Baton Rouge on Jan. 21 after re-aggravating a collarbone injury she sustained in the 2009 NCAA Tournament second round against Louisville ... Returned in the Tennessee game on Jan. 24 and started three consecutive games vs. Kentucky (Jan. 28), at Alabama (Jan. 31) and at Georgia (Feb. 4) ... Served as the backup to Destini Hughes at point guard during the second-half of the season ... Missed the NCAA Tournament after suffering a concussion prior.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
LSU's starting point guard who emerged at the position during the Lady Tigers' six-game winning streak to close the regular season ... Played in 30 games with 19 starts ... Averaged 3.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists on the year ... Made her first career start against Middle Tennessee on Nov. 30 and finished with four points, four steals and two assists ... Scored nine points and finished 7-of-10 from the free throw line versus Southeastern Louisiana with four boards and two assists ... Dished out five assists with two points in 25 minutes while starting against Alabama on Jan. 11 ... Enjoyed her best scoring game of the season against Arkansas on Feb. 5 as she scored a career-high 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting and was 2-of-3 from 3-point range ... Added three assists and three steals with no turnovers in 36 minutes played against the Razorbacks ... Dished out six assists as starting point guard to lead LSU to upset win over #9/11 Florida on Feb. 15 ... Played exceptional defense on UF guard Sha Brooks and held her to eight points below her SEC average ... Added four points and three rebounds against the Gators in 30 minutes ... Played 39 minutes and dished out four assists with four points in win over #18/23 Tennessee on Feb. 26 ... Sustained a neck injury on a collision with 5:33 to go in the first half and was carted off the floor against Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament on March 6 ... Did not return but x-rays were negative and she returned to the starting lineup in the SEC Tournament semifinal against Vanderbilt on March 7 ... Injured her left collarbone in a collision in the NCAA Tournament second round game against Louisville on March 24 ... Underwent successful collarbone surgery immediately following the season but participated in summer workouts.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
Played in 20 games ... Scored her first collegiate points in the season opener against Samford, ending the game with four points ... Scored three points and three rebounds in the victory over Mississippi State on Jan. 20 ... Dished out four assists at Alabama on Feb. 7 ... Suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice after the SEC Tournament ... Had her knee surgically repaired on March 27.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 19.3 points, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game and shot 54.0 percent from the floor for head coach Jenelle Spearmon as a junior at John Hope Academy ... Missed her senior season with a left knee injury ... Helped guide her team to a 32-2 record, including 27 straight victories, and to the Class 2A state sectionals ... An outstanding student with a 3.5 grade point average ... Earned all-city honors by the Chicago Sun-Times and was first-team Class 2A All-State.

PERSONAL
Full name is Latear Tiffany Eason ... Born on Oct. 12, 1988, in Chicago, Ill. ... Daughter of Ethel Ellis and Herman Eason ... Has two siblings, Eureka Saunders and Lavandis Ellis ... Wears No. 3 because of her favorite player Allen Iverson ... Majoring in communication studies.

EASON'S CAREER HIGHS
Points 16 vs. Arkansas; Feb. 5, 2009
Rebounds 7 vs. South Carolina; Feb. 24, 2011
Field Goals 5 four times; last vs. South Carolina; Feb. 24, 2011
FG Attempts 13 vs. South Carolina; Feb. 24, 2011
3-Pt Field Goals 4 vs. South Carolina; Feb. 24, 2011
3-Pt FG Attempts6 twice; last vs. South Carolina; Feb. 24, 2011
Free Throws 7 vs. Southeastern Louisiana; Dec. 18, 2008
FT Attempts 10 vs. Southeastern Louisiana; Dec. 18, 2008
Assists 8 at Ole Miss; Jan. 17, 2010
Steals 4 twice; last vs. Tennessee; Jan. 2, 2011
Blocks 1 several times
Minutes 41 vs. South Carolina; Feb. 24, 2011

 

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