Draft Dreams: Jessica Breland
2010-11 - 12.5 points/7.0 rebounds/1.7 blocks/1.2 steals/45.5 Percent FG/22.8 minutes/game
2011 All-ACC FirstTeam
Bob Bradley Spirit and Courage Award winner
HOW SHE FITS
Breland made a courageous return to basketball in 2010-11 after missing the 2009-10 season after her diagnosis to Hodgekins Lymphoma. Before her illness, Breland had unprecedented numbers in all statistical categories, amassing over 100 steals and 100 blocks in the 2008-09 season along with over eight rebounds a game.
Upon her return, Breland displayed a similar knack for the ball on the defensive end despite playing significantly fewer minutes.
With her length, wingspan and ability to get to the ball on the defensive end, Breland might be a natural fit for Coach Richardson's "40 Minutes of Hell." Her versatility and strong rebounding numbers from the small forward position will be an asset on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor.
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