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35  Cherie Mills
Cherie Mills

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ayden, N.C.

High School:
Ayden Grifton

Last College:
Louisburg Junior College

Height:
6-4

Position:
Center

Experience:
1L


As a Junior (2005-06) ...Earned Second Team All-Conference USA honors ... Played in all 29 contests, getting the starting nod in 26 games ... Scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds in her first game as a Pirate at Duquesne (11/19) ... Recorded her first double-double of the season against Longwood (11/26) with 22 points and 10 rebounds ...Tallied a career-high 36 points at N.C. A&T (11/29) ... Her 36-point performance tied the record for the seventh best single-game points total in school history ... Named Most Outstanding Player for the UNCG Airport Marriott Thanksgiving Tournament and the CPW's/Atavola Lady Pirate Invitational ... Pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds against Southern (12/03) in the opening game of the Lady Pirate Invitational ... Swiped a season-high four steals at Marshall (12/16) ... Recorded her second 30-point performance of the season at Southern Miss (01/20), where she tallied 31 points ... Dished out a season-best four assists at UCF (01/22) ... Hit her only three-pointer of the season against Tulsa (01/29), going one-for-one ... Played in a career-high 44 minutes in an overtime tilt against UAB (02/12) ... Scored in double figures 24 times this season, tallying nine double-doubles ... She ranked fourth in Conference USA in double-doubles ... Finished the season ranked among CUSA leaders in seven categories.

At Louisburg Junior College ... Earned first-team NJCAA All-America honors as a sophomore and second-team as a freshman ... Named the Region X Player of the Year, Region X Tournament and Team MVP in both her freshman and sophomore seasons ... Named to 2005 Junior College/Community College Kodak/WBCA All-America team as a sophomore ... Averaged 22.5 points and 10.1 rebounds while shooting 64 percent from the field and 72 percent from the charity stripe as a sophomore ... Guided the Hurricanes (20-4) to the Region X title and National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 17 District Finals including a berth in NJCAA National Tournament her freshman year ... Averaged 18.1 points and 9.1 rebounds, while shooting 56 percent from the floor and 76 percent from the line during her freshman campaign.

At Ayden Grifton High School ... Was a four-year letterwinner in basketball...Averaged 27.6 points, 14.7 boards and 7.4 blocks ... Named the 2003 Daily Reflector Player of the Year ... With her 1,278 rebounds, she holds the Chargers school record and was 10 boards shy of breaking the state record... Holds the school records in points and blocked shots for a career.... Rated as the top senior in North Carolina by Hoops & Dreams Scouting and in her junior season, she garnered All-America honors from Street and Smith ... Was a two-time team MVP ... Earned All-Conference and All-Area honors all four years ... Named 2003 Kinston Free Press Player-of-the-Year ... Also named 2003 Gatorade Player-of-the-Year ... Played in the North Carolina East-West All-Star game ... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee.

Personal ... Intended major is criminal justice...Daughter of William and Angela Mills.