Panthers to rely on their youth in 2015-16
It will be a battle of McConnell's on Saturday at the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt welcomes five newcomers for the 2014-15 season
Panthers talk to media, run Cathedral steps.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2013-14):
Played in nine games and started five of them before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... averaged 7.8 points and four rebounds per game over 18.6 minutes per game ... ranked fourth in the ACC in blocked shots with 2.3 per game before her injury ... scored a career-high 18 points on another career-best seven field-goals (7-9) at Wagner on Dec. 7 to go along with six rebounds and four blocks ... scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds at Michigan on Nov. 20 ... tallied 11 points, seven rebounds and two blocks in her first collegiate action at Ball State ... shot 10-13 from the foul line this season (76.9%).
Sat out the season, earning a red-shirt year ... Big East Academic All-Star.
Attended Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, N.J., for three years ... averaged 21.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a senior ... also averaged 2.1 blocks in 19 games for the Argonauts her final scholastic season ... twice named a Courier News All-Area selection (2012 and 2011) ... averaged 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a junior ... named Most Valuable Player of the Somerset County Tournament ... played at Rutgers Prep for head coach Mary Klinger, the twin sister of Pitt associate head coach Patty Coyle ... prior to her arrival in the U.S., attended Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School in her native Jamaica ... was a member of the Jamaican U16 netball team and the U14 netball squad ... netball is a game popular in the Caribbean, which involves seven players per team as they attempt to get a ball into a basket without a backboard.
Born on May 1, 1993 ... nickname since her early childhood is Bubbles ... daughter of Dianne Stewart and Garet Anderson ... has one sister, Kimberly Anderson (22) - sister is 6-4 ... while attending Rutgers Prep, lived with guardian Enid Angus ... tallest teenager in the world at 6 feet, 11 inches ... featured on a documentary in 2010 on The Learning Channel entitled "The World's Tallest Children" ... made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show ...Majoring in media and professional communications.
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