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#52 Tillie Willis Season 2024-25

Mabelton, Ga.
High School
Cumberland Christian HS

(updated 4/27/05)

Played in all 36 games and ended her career with 39 consecutive starts … Scored a season-best eight points three times, including in the victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Feb. 10 … Pulled down a season-best 10 rebounds in the victory over No. 17 Georgia on Jan. 8 … Scored at least five points in eight games … Collected at least four rebounds in 15 games.

Played in all 35 games and started 20, including the first 17 and the last three … Recorded her first career double double against Rutgers on Dec. 2 with a career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds … Collected another in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with 10 points and a career-high 11 rebounds versus Maryland … Also pulled down 10 rebounds against Auburn in the SEC opener in Jan. 11 … Grabbed at least five rebounds in 18 games, including each of the NCAA Tournament games … Her 25 blocks tied for the most on the team … Blocked a career-high three shots on two occasions, once against Ole Miss on Feb. 26 and the other against Tennessee in the NCAA Final Four.

Played in 12 games last season …Scored a season-high four points against Washington State on Nov. 29 in the first game of the FIU/Herald Thanksgiving Classic … Grabbed a season-best three rebounds against North Texas on Jan. 2.

Played in 20 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in practice on Feb. 20 … Underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in her right knee on March 7 … Scored a career-high nine points on four of four shooting from the floor in her second collegiate game against Tennessee-Martin on Nov. 24 … Made seven of her first eight field goal attempts to open the season … Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds against Mercer on Dec. 18.

Helped Cumberland Christian to the Georgia state championship her senior season, posting a 31-1 overall record under coaches Kevin Barton and Dick Skelton … Was the Most Valuable Player in the state championship game … Played in the Georgia All-Star game … Averaged 21 points, 21 rebounds and eight blocks a game her senior season … Also played volleyball and softball.

Full name is Tillie Leshell Willis … Born July 13, 1983 in Atlanta, Ga. … Daughter of Calvin and Renee Willis … Has three siblings, Calvin (22), Maurice (18) and April (14) … Earned the Most Improved Student award in English and was a member of the honor roll at Cumberland Christian … Enjoys playing ping pong … Will graduate with a degree in sociology in August of 2005.

Career Highs
Points 14 vs. Rutgers, Dec. 2, 2003
Rebounds 11 vs. Maryland, March 23, 2004
Field Goals 7 vs. Rutgers, Dec. 2, 2003
FG Attempts 10 vs. Rutgers, Dec. 2, 2003
Free Throws 4 vs. Maryland, March 23, 2004
FT Attempts 6 vs. Maryland, March 23, 2004
Assists 2 three times
Steals 5 vs. Auburn, Jan. 11, 2004
5 at Florida, Jan. 13, 2005
Blocks 3 vs. Ole Miss, Feb. 26, 2004
3 vs. Tennessee, April 4, 2004
Minutes 34 vs. Maryland, March 23, 2004

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