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April 13, 2017
New York City

Alaina Coates

College/Country: South Carolina
Position: Center
Height: 6'4
Birthdate: April 7, 1995
Birthplace: Irmo, South Carolina
High School: Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)
(Image courtesy of South Carolina)

Four-time All-SEC pick (First Team 2016, ’17; Second Team 2014, ’15); two-time SEC All-Defense (2015, ’17). Helped SC to four straight conf. reg. seas. titles and to Final Four in 2015 and ’17 ((update if they win title game)).

SC’s career leader in FG%, def. rebs., No. 2 in total rebs; double-doubles, blocks … 2016-17: AP Hon. Mention All-American ranked 4th in D-I in FG%, 13th in rpg (tops and 2nd in SEC, respectively) … 2015-16: All-America Hon. Mention (AP, WBCA), and Wade Trophy finalist. All-SEC First Team (Coaches; AP), Ranked 9th in D-I in double-doubles (20) and 19th in rebounding avg., leading SEC in both. Avg’d a double-double in overall and SEC play. Had double-double in each of SC’s SEC and NCAA Tournament games. 2014-15: SEC All-Def. Team; All-SEC Second Team (Coaches, AP). 2nd in SEC in double-doubles (12), 4th in reb. avg. NCAA Greensboro Region MOP.  2013-14: SEC Co-6th Player of Year (Coaches); SEC Newcomer of Year (Coaches, AP); Freshman All-America First Team (Full Court); and All-SEC Second Team. PREP: So. Car. Gatorade and Coaches Assoc POY; 3-time SCBCA Class 4A all-state. Helped team to back-to-back state titles (’12; ‘13) … MISC: Uncle, Ben Coates, played with NFL’s NE Patriots, Ravens.  From same hometown (Irmo, SC) as golfer and 2016 US Open winner Dustin Johnson.

Career Statistics

ppg
12.1
stl
0.8
reb
9.25
blk
1.6
ast
0.9
fg%
62.0%