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#55 Theresa Plaisance Season 2023-24

New Orleans, La.
High School
Vandebilt Catholic HS

2014 Wade Trophy Candidate
2014 Wooden Award Candidate, Midseason Top 20 List
2014 Naismith Trophy Midseason Finalist
2014 WBCA Good Works Team
2014 All-SEC First Team (Coaches)
2014 All-SEC Second Team (AP)
2013-14 SEC & LSWA Player of the Week (Jan. 27)
2014 All-SEC Preseason First Team (AP, Coaches)
2014 LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year
2014 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
2014 Senior CLASS Award Candidate
2013 WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
2013 WBCA All-Region 3 Team
2013 All-SEC First Team (AP, Coaches)
2013 All-SEC Defensive Team
2013 LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year
2013 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team

Selected with the 27th overall pick by the Tulsa Shock during the third round of the WNBA Draft (April 14) … One of the most versatile forwards in LSU history … Powerful presence inside but can also score from the outside with nice touch … Played in 123 games with 63 starts … Finished her career with 1,293 career points and 637 rebounds … The 1,293 points were 20th, while the 637 rebounds are 14th on LSU’s all-time list … Racked up 146 career blocks, good enough for fourth place in program history … Produced 65 double-figure scoring games, 18 double-figure rebound contests and 17 double-doubles … Arguably, the nation’s most improved player as a junior, going from 4.5 points per game as a sophomore to an SEC-best 17.0 PPG last season to become LSU’s first SEC scoring champion since Seimone Augustus … The last LSU player to average 15-plus points and 7-plus rebounds per game in consecutive seasons was Sylvia Fowles who averaged double-doubles in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08 … Switched from No. 24 to No. 55 following her sophomore season … No. 55 is what she wore in high school.

Only SEC player to be named to the 2014 Wooden Award Midseason Top 20 list (Jan. 17); also was a Naismith Trophy Midseason Finalist (Feb. 12) … Pumped in 15.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, and 1.0 steals per game … Her 15.3 points are 11th, the 7.9 rebounds are 7th and the 1.4 blocks are 9th in the SEC rankings … Connected for a 42.4 field goal percentage which was 10th and a 73.6 free throw percentage which was 9th on the SEC leaderboard … Amassed six of her seven 20-point performances versus SEC opponents … Was an efficient 8-of-11 from the floor with 18 points against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 8) … Registered her first double-double of the season, 14 points and 12 rebounds, versus Hampton (Nov. 20) … Tied a career-high with 15 rebounds and registered 19 points to lead LSU’s comeback win at Arkansas-Little Rock (Dec. 15) … Poured in 15 points in the final 12:34 of the UALR game … Provided 18 points at North Carolina State (Dec. 20) to begin a run of 22 consecutive 10-plus scoring performances (Dec. 20-March 23) … Upped her scoring average to 17.7 points per game in league play which is third whereas her 43.9 percent field goal percentage was 8th on the SEC leaderboard during the regular season … Garnered 156 of her 283 points during the second half in SEC action … Tacked on 15 points during LSU’s victory at No. 5 Tennessee (Jan. 2) … Became 31st player to join LSU’s 1,000 points club with a 15-point performance at Missouri (Jan. 16) … Registered 19 points and 11 rebounds versus Auburn (Jan. 23) … The 11 rebounds enabled Plaisance to be the 18th player in program history to amass 1,000 points and 500 rebounds during her career … Racked up 23 points on 10-of-18 shooting at Ole Miss (Jan. 26) which enabled her to win her first career SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 27) award … Pumped in 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocks versus Missouri (Feb. 6) … Exploded for a career-high 29 points on 12-of-20 from the floor at Georgia (Feb. 20), 21 of the points came during the second half … Put together 20 points and 11 rebounds against No. 10 Tennessee (Feb. 27) … Tallied 26 points, nine rebounds and a career-high nine blocks at Alabama (March 2) … The nine blocks matched a LSU single game record set by Cheri Graham who accomplished the feat against Nicholls State on Dec. 2, 1982 … Notched 21 points versus No. 6 Tennessee (March 7) … Ripped off 21 points and 11 rebounds against Georgia Tech (March 23) during the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

An honorable mention WBCA All-American, All-SEC First-Team selection and SEC All-Defensive Team member in her first year as a starter … Became LSU’s first SEC scoring champion since Seimone Augustus and the fourth different Lady Tiger to achieve the feat after averaging 17.0 points per game … Played in all 34 games with 33 starts … Recorded 31 consecutive double-figure scoring games (Nov. 16 to March 24) which represented the longest streak by an LSU player since Augustus did it in a school-record 97 straight games from 2003-06 … Scored in double figures in all but two games (31 times) and tallied eight double-doubles … Finished fourth in the SEC in rebounding (8.3 RPG), sixth in field goal percentage (43.7), second in blocks (2.5 BPG) and 10th in free throw percentage (.728) … The only player in the SEC to rank in the top 10 in all five of those categories … Made (139) and attempted (191) more free throws than any player in the SEC … Ranked 22nd nationally in blocks with 85, which also was fifth in LSU single-season history … Ranked fourth in the SEC in scoring in league only contests with 16.8 PPG and second in blocks with 38 … Grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds — 12 on the offensive end — in her first career start against Wichita State (Nov. 11) … The 15 boards were the most by an LSU player since Kristen Morris had 16 versus Green Bay in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament … Followed that up with her first career double-double on 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks at Hampton (Nov. 16) … Had the first 20-point performance of her career at Georgetown (Nov. 19), scoring 20 points to go along with seven rebounds and a career-high five steals in 34 minutes … Named FIU Thanksgiving Classic MVP after leading LSU past the host Panthers with 20 points, six rebounds and seven blocks (Nov. 25) … The seven blocks tied for the fourth-most in a game in LSU history and the most by an LSU player since Nov. 26, 2008 … Poured in a then career-best 28 points on an 11-of-17 shooting effort to lead LSU past North Carolina State (Dec. 2) … Scored 21 points in the first half against the Wolfpack … The 28 points were the most by an LSU player in three years since Allison Hightower had 29 at Auburn on Feb. 14, 2010 … Produced her second double-double of the season in an overtime game against Tulane (Dec. 9) where she scored 24 points and grabbed11 rebounds … Finished two blocks shy of a triple-double versus the Green Wave, swatting a then career-best eight which represented the most blocks by an LSU player since 1989 and one shy of the school record … Scored 21 points and drained a career-high 13-of-19 from the free throw line to lead comeback win over McNeese State (Dec. 21) … Both the 13 made FTs and 19 FT attempts tied for third-most in school history … Poured in a then highest output of her career in SEC play with 26 points, including 21 in the second half, to rally LSU from a 10-point deficit and defeat Vanderbilt (Jan. 20) … Tied a then career high with 11 field goals against the Commodores and scored 11 of LSU’s 13 points during a crucial stretch late … Erupted for 20 points in one of the most efficient games of her career, finishing 8-of-10 from the floor to go along with nine rebounds and five blocks against No. 12 Tennessee (Feb. 7) … Played a career-high 43 minutes and led LSU to overtime win at Missouri (Feb. 22) with 21 points and a career-high three treys … Followed that up with her first career double-double in SEC play two days later, 20 points and 13 rebounds, against No. 7 Kentucky (Feb. 24) … Tallied her second straight double-double with 13 points and 12 boards in win over Alabama (Feb. 28) … Fired in two three-pointers that keyed an LSU comeback and finished with a game-high 16 points at No. 13 Texas A&M (March 3) … Recorded 14 rebounds versus Auburn (March 7) in the SEC Tournament, the most of her career against an SEC foe … Notched her eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 boards against No. 6 California (March 30) in the NCAA Tournament Spokane Regional semifinal.

One of the Lady Tigers’ top performers off the bench who played in all 34 games … Put up 4.5 points per game and buried 13 three-pointers during the year … Produced the first double-figure scoring game of her career with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 21) … Had solid game versus No. 10 Tennessee (March 4) at the SEC Championship Game… Filling in for an injured LaSondra Barrett, she scored 13 points with two treys in 17 minutes and tied a season-high with four boards versus the Lady Vols … Reached double figures for the third time of the season with 10 points in 21 minutes versus Penn State (March 20) during the NCAA Tournament Second Round.

Played in 21 games all off the bench and averaged 2.1 points per game … Notched her first career points with four, including a three-pointer, in 10 minutes at No. 7 Ohio State (Nov. 17) … Daughter of Nicholls State head coach DoBee Plaisance … Registered eight points and five rebounds in rare mother-daughter meeting at Nicholls State (Nov. 30) … Was 3-of-3 from the floor with seven points in five minutes at Auburn (Jan. 16).
One of the top prep post players in the nation … Ranked No. 3 by ESPN at that position and No. 40 overall … Voted a 2010 McDonald’s All-American and the two-time Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year … Also named the 2010 Farm Bureau Miss Basketball by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and the Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior … Starred at Ursuline Academy of New Orleans as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma for her junior and senior seasons … Transferred because her mother was named the head women’s basketball coach at Nicholls State … Led her team to a state runner-up finish as a junior, averaging 17.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game … Played against fellow LSU teammate Jeanne Kenney in that state title game and also was an AAU teammate of Kenney’s … Followed that season up with Vandebilt Catholic’s first state championship as she posted 16.0 points and 10.0 boards per contest … Scored a game-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and three assists to win the state championship game’s most outstanding player award … Named the New Orleans Times Picayune Female Athlete of the Year at Ursuline … Made the USA Basketball U18 Women’s National Team and then helped the Americans earn a gold medal at the FIBA Americas 18 Championship in the summer of 2010 … Was only the second LSU player in school history to make a USA Basketball U18 National Team roster … Averaged 7.8 points in five games and ranked second among all players in the tournament with nine total blocks … Delivered 11 points, four blocked shots and five rebounds in the gold medal game against Brazil … Coached at Vandebilt Catholic by Kathy Luke.

Full name is Theresa Monique Plaisance … Born on May 18, 1992, in New Orleans … Daughter of Scott and DoBee Plaisance … Mother, DoBee, is the head women’s basketball coach at Nicholls State … Has one younger brother, Scott, Jr. who will play at basketball at Louisiana-Lafayette starting in 2014-15 … Majoring in sports administration with a leadership concentration.

Points: 29; at Georgia; Feb. 20, 2014
Rebounds: 15; twice; last: at Arkansas-Little Rock; Dec. 15, 2013
Field Goals: 12; at Georgia; Feb. 20, 2014
FG Attempts: 21; vs. No. 6 Tennessee; March 7, 2014 (SEC Tournament Quarterfinals)
3-Pt Field Goals: 3; three times; last: No. 10 Tennessee; Feb. 27, 2014
3-Pt FG Attempts: 6; twice; last: vs. No. 6 Tennessee; March 7, 2014 (SEC Tournament Quarterfinals)
Free Throws: 13; McNeese State; Dec. 21, 2013
FT Attempts: 19; McNeese State; Dec. 21, 2013
Assists: 6; No. 8 Penn State; March 26, 2013 (NCAA Tournament 2nd Round)
Steals: 5; at No. 25 Georgetown; Nov. 19, 2012
Blocks: 9; at Alabama; March 2, 2014
Minutes: 43; at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013 (OT)

1, 29, at Georgia (Feb. 20, 2014)
2, 28, North Carolina State (Dec. 2, 2012)
3, 26, Vanderbilt (Jan. 20, 2013)
3, 26, at Alabama (March 2, 2014)
5, 25, New Orleans (Dec. 31, 2012)
6, 24, Tulane (Dec. 9, 2012)
7, 23, at Ole Miss (Jan. 26, 2014)
8, 22, at Arkansas (Jan. 10, 2013)
9, 21, McNeese State (Dec. 21, 2012)
9, 21, vs. No. 6 Tennessee (March 7, 2014 – SEC Tournament Quarterfinals)


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