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Jia Perkins
Jia Perkins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Granbury, Texas

High School:
Granbury

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard


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As a junior: Started all 35 games...honorable mention Kodak All-America...honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press...a first team All-Big 12 selection...named second team All-Big 12 by the Dallas Morning News...named to the All-Defensive team by DMN...selected to the Big 12 All-Tournament team...named Big 12 Player of the Week Dec. 9 and March 7...became just the fourth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game as she had a career-high 41 points against Creighton...named to the all-tournament team at the Ala Moana Hotel Paradise Classic...scored in double figures in 33 games...scored 20 or more points seven times...had one double-double...scored 16 points, while adding one rebound, one assist and one steal vs. Louisiana Tech...scored 14 points and added three rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Washington...had 18 points, three rebounds and three steals vs. Valparaiso...had a career-high 41 points, 12 rebounds, six steals, five assists and one block vs. Creighton...had 14 points, six rebounds, one steal and five assists vs. Wyoming...had 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, five steals and one block against Oregon State...had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks vs. Chattanooga...had 14 points, four rebounds and a season-high six assists at Hawai?i...had 20 points and tied career-high three blocks at Southern Miss...had 14 points and seven rebounds at Rice...had 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal vs. Rutgers...had 14 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block against Pacific...poured in 20 points and had seven rebounds at Texas A&M...had 11 points and seven rebounds vs. Baylor...had 13 points, five rebounds, four assists and tied career-high three blocks at Oklahoma...had 16 points and five rebounds against Oklahoma State...had 16 points and five rebounds at Texas...had 19 points and tied career-high six steals at Colorado...had 18 points and eight rebounds vs. Missouri...had 13 points at Kansas...had 19 points, five rebounds, four assists, while hitting her first three-pointer of the season vs. Iowa State...had 10 points against Texas A&M...had 21 points, nine rebounds, four assists and six steals at Baylor...had seven points, five rebounds and three steals vs. Oklahoma...had 14 points and five rebounds at Oklahoma State...had 19 points, five rebounds, two assists and career-high seven steals at Nebraska...had 18 points, eight rebounds and three assists vs. Texas...poured in 26 points while adding five rebounds, four assists, two blocks and four steals vs. Kansas State...had 21 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament...recorded 11 points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals vs. Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals...had 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals vs. Texas in the finals of the Big 12 Tournament...scored 14 points vs. SW Missouri State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...had 23 points, three rebounds, three steals, one assist and a block vs. UC Santa Barbara in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...had 12 points, three rebounds, five assists and five steals vs. New Mexico in the NCAA Sweet 16.

Summer 2002: Member of the USA Basketball 2002 World Championship For Young Women's Qualifying Team that won the gold medal in Brazil.

As a sophomore: Played in all 32 games with 31 starts...2002 Basketball Times honorable mention All-America...named second team All-Big 12...named second team All-Big 12 by the Dallas Morning News, Austin American-Statesman and San Antonio Express-News...selected to the Kansas City Star?s All-Defensive team...named Big 12 Player of the Week Jan. 2...scored in double figures in 26 games...had three double-doubles...scored 27 points and had eight rebounds, five steals and four assists against Duke...had seven points, a season-high seven assists and four steals at Oregon State...recorded first double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds at Oregon...had six assists at New Mexico...had 26 points and a career-high 12 rebounds vs. North Texas...also tied career-high two blocks and had season-high two three-pointers against UNT...had eight points and four assists against Rice...scored 14 points and season-high two three-pointers vs. Southern Miss...scored a career-high 32 points at Saint Peter?s, while adding eight rebounds, three assists and three steals...scored 19 points, had eight rebounds, four assists and tied career-high six steals at Rutgers...had 17 points, six rebounds, a season-high nine assists and three blocks vs. Vanderbilt...had 10 points, two rebounds and four assists vs. Kansas...had eight points, five rebounds and three assists against Oklahoma...had 20 points, two rebounds, three assists and three steals at Missouri...had third double-double with 25 points and tied career-high 10 assists, while adding seven rebounds and hitting a season-high three three-pointers at Texas...scored 20 points and added six rebounds, five assists, five steals and a block vs. Baylor...played all 40 minutes at Iowa State with 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and tied her career-high two blocks...had 20 points, five rebounds, and four steals vs. Oklahoma State...scored 24 points and added four rebounds, five assists and five steals at Kansas State...had 22 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals at Texas A&M...had 12 points, five rebounds, four points and a career-high three blocks vs. Colorado...scored 16 points and had five rebounds, two assists and three steals vs. Texas...had 14 points at Baylor...had 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals vs. Wisconsin...scored 10 points vs. Texas A&M...had 23 points, four rebounds, seven assists and five steals, while tying season-high three three-pointers against Nebraska...had eight points, six rebounds and four steals at Oklahoma...scored 24 points vs. Missouri in the Big 12 Tournament...scored 14 points vs. Baylor in Big 12 Tournament...had 19 points, seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block vs. Stephen F. Austin in first round of NCAA Tournament...had 10 points vs. Mississippi State...had 15 points, eight rebounds and three steals vs. Oklahoma in the Sweet 16.

As a freshman: Played in all 32 games with eight starts...was named team's Most Valuable Player...named to the NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament team...named honorable mention All-Big 12...named to the Women?s Basketball News Service All-Freshman third team...named Big 12 Rookie of the Week Jan. 15, Feb. 5 and Feb. 28...scored in double figures in 24 of 32 games...scored a career-high 29 points vs. Purdue in the NCAA Sweet 16...scored 27 points vs. Kansas State and hit a career-high six three-pointers...scored 23 points, while adding seven rebounds vs. Baylor...had 20 points vs. SW Missouri State...scored 19 points and grabbed five rebounds in first start vs. Southwest Texas...grabbed a career-high six rebounds vs. New Mexico...recorded four rebounds, while adding four assists and four steals vs. SMS and a career-high two blocks...had 12 points vs. UTA and Penn State...had seven assists vs. UTA...tallied six assists vs. PSU...scored 12 points vs. North Carolina State...scored 17 points, while adding three rebounds, three assists and four steals vs. Oregon...dished out a career-high 10 assists against Southeastern Louisiana and scored nine points...recorded first career double-double with 15 points and 10 assists vs. USC, while adding a career-high nine rebounds...scored 11 points at Rice...scored 14 points vs. Missouri...had three rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal at Oklahoma State...scored 11 points and had seven rebounds and seven assists at Texas A&M...had six points, five rebounds and four steals at Nebraska...scored 19 points while adding five rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Oklahoma State...scored 15 points and tied career-high two blocks at Oklahoma...had 20 points, four rebounds, seven assists and three steals vs. Texas A&M...had six points at Baylor...had 14 points and five rebounds vs. Texas...scored nine points vs. Oklahoma...had 17 points and seven rebounds, while going 11-of-13 from the free throw line at Colorado...scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while adding five steals at Texas...had 21 points and seven assists vs. Iowa State...had 18 points, seven rebounds and a career-high six steals vs. Texas in the Big 12 Tournament...had 12 points, three assists and five steals vs. Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament...scored 13 points vs. Penn...had 10 points, five rebounds, seven assists and four steals vs. Virginia Tech.

High School: 2000 graduate of Class 4A Granbury High School...As a freshman: Team advanced to the area playoffs...As a sophomore: Was named District Offensive Player of the Year...named Fort Worth Star-Telegram Newcomer of the Year...team advanced to the regional quarterfinals...As a junior: Named District Offensive Player of the Year...named TABC first-team All-State...team advanced to regional quarterfinals...As a senior: Named first-team All-State, All-District...named All-America...selected as Granbury's Most Valuable Player...TABC first-team All-State honoree...named MVP by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram...team advanced to the regional quarterfinals...holds district record for number of steals...averaged 24.4 points, 8.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists...high school coach was Leta Andrews.

AAU: While playing AAU, was named the TSS Memorial Tournament MVP in 1998...named to the 1998 Southwestern AAU Regional All-Tournament team...selected to the 1998 Oregon Trail All-Tournament team.

Personal: Jia Dorene Perkins...born February 23, 1982 in Newburgh, N.Y....daughter of Johnny and Debra Perkins...both parents attended Abilene Christian...father played professional football for the New York Giants...father owns his own business and mother is a caseworker...has an older brother, Jasmin...while in high school, ran track one year...was a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Council...was a member of the Granbury Church of Christ Youth...hobbies include playing basketball and hanging out with friends...majoring in General Business.

Career Stats

Year 	GP/GS	Min	FG-A	Pct.	3P-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	Reb./Avg.	A	S	B	Pts./Avg.
00-01	32/8	894	158-345	.458	24-66	.364	95-118	.805	131/4.1	123	91	15	435/13.6
01-02	32/31	1015	217-509	.426	17-73	.233	62-80	.775	161/5.0	121	87	24	513/16.0
02-03	35/35	1096	242-563	.430	1-19	.053	71-91	.780	178/5.1	99	90	27	556/15.9
Totals	99/74	3005	617-1417	.435	42-158	.266	228-289	.789	470/4.7	343	268	66	1504/15.2

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