23  Devin Necaise
Devin Necaise


Necaise Crossing, Miss.

High School:
Hancock HS





C-USA Academic Medalist (2004); C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005, 2006); Tournament MVP Lady Tiger Classic (2007); Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2006, Spring 2007)


@MemphisWBKB Back on the Road Wednesday

Tigers heading back to the state of Illinois for a non-conference match-up.

Career (2003-2007): Capped her career with 1,071 points, which ranks 16th in Lady Tiger scoring history...Became the 18th Memphis player in school history to pass the 1,000 career point plateau with her first three of the game at East Carolina...Knocked down 178 of 193 career free-throws for 89.6 percent, the best career free-throw shooting clip in Lady Tiger history...Hit 180 three-point field goals over her four-year Lady Tiger career, which ranks second to only LaTonya Johnson's 207 in the record books...Her 550 career attempts from three-point range is a new school record and her 32.7 percent shooting clip from beyond the arc ranks her 12th in Memphis history...Played in 119 career games, which ties for fifth-most in Memphis history, and started 85 games...Played 3,192 career minutes, which is seventh in all of Lady Tiger history.

2006-07 (Senior): Voted to the Conference USA All-Academic Team by the league SIDs...Finished second on the team with 10.9 points per game, adding 2.8 rebounds per game....Scored 337 points on the season and with her first three of the game at East Carolina, became the 18th player in Memphis history to pass the 1,000-career point mark...Led Memphis with 64 shots made from three-point, which ties the single season school record established by LaTonya Johnson in 1995-96...Shot 34.8 percent from three-point range and 96.6 percent from the free-throw line...Her mark from the free-throw line is the best in Memphis single season history, breaking her own school record from last season...Named the Tournament MVP of the Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic...Finished fifth on the team with 31 steals and fifth with 34 assists...Scored double-digit points in 15 games, including a season-high 24 points at UAB, a game which saw her knock down six three-point field goals, just one away from tying the school record...Had a season-high seven rebounds against Tulane...Started 30 of 31 games her senior season...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club following the fall semester.

2005-06 (Junior): Had her best season in a Lady Tiger uniform, averaging 14.4 ppg and being the lone Lady Tiger to start and play in all 28 games...Has now played in 88 career games, starting 55 of them...Struggled in the first four games of the season, not hitting double-digit scoring until knocking down a career-high 19 points in the win at Lipscomb...She shattered that career high one game later with 28 points at No. 12 Arizona State, adding 15 the following night against Holy Cross, a 2005 NCAA Tournament team, to earn an All-Tournament slot...Would again set a new career scoring mark with 29 points at UAB, falling just short of tying that with 28 points at UCF just four games later...Scored double digit points in 19 of the 28 games, and hit 20 or more points in five games...Had a career-high eight assists in the win over UT Martin while filling in at the point for an injured Tamika Butler...Had eight rebounds against UCF and six rebounds against Clemson, UT Martin and Southern Miss...Her 56 threes on the season ties for the second-best single season mark in Memphis history, tying Kitty Allen from the 1995-96 season...Her 189 threes attempted is a new single season record...Was fourth on the team with 36 steals and second with 47 assists...Set a school record with 24 consecutive free-throws made before missing her first try UAB...She shot 90.9 percent from the free-throw line on the season (60 of 66 attempts)...She became just the fifth Lady Tiger in Memphis history to hit 100 or more career threes and wraps her junior season with 734 career points...Her 396 points scored this season is 58 points more than she scored in her previous two seasons combined.

2004-05 (Sophomore): Played in all 29 games on the season, starting in 12...Was second on the team with 18 treys for the year, giving her 60 threes for her career, ranking seventh in career history heading into her junior season...Scored double-digits in five games, including back-to-back double-digit nights at the Fun in the Sun Shootout in Cancun where she hit 11 and a season-best 13 points...Hit 4-of-7 shots from three-point range against Oral Roberts in the first game of that tournament, including a pair of threes from just over the halfcourt line as the Lady Tigers battled foul trouble and tried to mount a comeback against ORU...Was perfect from the free-throw line in seven times, including a 6-for-6 effort against Southern Miss...Shot 33.3 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from three-point range...Was an 87.1 percent shooter from the free-throw line, although she only attempted 31 tries...Grabbed three steals in three different games and had at least one steal in 16 games...Had at least one assist in all but four games...Had four assists twice, once against Oklahoma State and once against Southern Miss...Averaged 20 minutes of playing time a game...Was also a Conference USA Academic Honor Roll honoree.

2003-04 (Freshman): Was one of two freshmen to play in all 31 games during the season...Started 15 games, including the last 14 straight...Led the team with 42 three-point field goals and was second on the team with a 34.1 percent from three-point range and first among the players who attempted more than 50 three-point shots...Finished fifth on the team with 56 assists...Averaged 6.4 points, tied for sixth on the squad, and 1.9 rebounds...Shot 78.4 percent (29-37) from the free-throw line...Added 29 steals...Scored a career-high 17 points against Idaho in the opening round of the Montana tournament, including a three-for-four mark from three-point range...Added 12 points the following night in the championship game against Montana, but somehow didn't make the all-tournament team...Hit double-digit scoring 10 times in her first collegiate season and never fouled out in 31 games...Has picked up four fouls just twice in her career...Had seven assists against Arkansas-Pine Bluff and six in her first college game against Maryland-Eastern Shore...In her first college game, she scored eight points with six assists, five rebounds and five steals...Already ranks 8th in career three-point field goals attempted (123) and 10th in career three-point field goals made (36)...Her 42 treys in 2003-04 was the seventh-best single season total in Memphis history.

High School: Hails from former coach Joye Lee-McNelis' prep alma mater Hancock High School...Played for coach Pam Slayton at HHS...Helped squad to a No. 1 preseason ranking in the state as compiled by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger...Ranked as the top senior on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and was listed to the Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen team...Finished prep career with 2,000 points...Four-year letterwinner who averaged 14.5 points as a 52-percent shooter from the field...Scored a season-high 25 points against Domincan HS in New Orleans...Totaled 115 assists and 75 steals as a senior...Helped Hawks to a 25-9 record and a district championship...Honored as a Who's Who Most Athletic all four years at HHS...Also named to all-district, all-south state and all-coast teams...Received the Hancock Most Vaulable Player award last year...As a junior, she led her squad to the state tournament with an average of 16.0 points per game...Received Hancock's Lady Hawk Award, as well as being named all-district, all-south state and all-coast...Junior squad also finished 25-9 and as district champions...Named all-district and all-coast all four years of high school...Dropping in a career-high 34 points against Petal HS as a freshman.

Personal: Born June 21, 1985 in Necaise Crossing, Miss...Daughter of Pat and Paulette Necaise...Picked No. 23 for her jersey because that was Pistol Pete's number...Lists her biggest accomplishment as signing her scholarship and finding an amazing guy to spend the rest of her life with...Got engaged over the summer of 2005...Her hidden talent is that she can write poetry...Would like to see Tennessee added to the Lady Tiger schedule...Would like to learn to play golf...Worked for the Boys and Girls Club over the summer...Favorite childhood toy was a softball and glove...Lists The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks as her favorite book...Took Production and Operations Management class over the summer...If she could change anything about basketball, she would increase the number of fouls a player can pick up to at least six...After college she plans on getting married and pursing a career, maybe in insurance...Majoring in marketing...Said she picked Memphis because `everything just fit right'...Has one sister, Danielle DeWitt.

- Individual Career History (Mar 05, 2007)

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ NECAISE, Devin

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2003-04 31-15 680/21.9 64-179 .358 42-123 .341 29-37 .784 9-49 58 1.9 60-0 56 71 2 29 199/6.4 2004-05 29-12 579/20.0 47-141 .333 18-54 .333 27-31 .871 12-34 46 1.6 32-0 47 60 2 28 139/4.8 2005-06 28-28 1003/35.8 140-439 .319 56-189 .296 60-66 .909 28-62 90 3.2 81-2 47 96 1 36 396/14.1 2006-07 31-30 930/30.0 108-296 .365 64-184 .348 57-59 .966 24-62 86 2.8 68-2 34 74 1 31 337/10.9 TOTAL 119-85 3192/26.8 359-1055 .340 180-550 .327 173-193 .896 73-207 280 2.4 241-4 184 301 6 124 1071/9.0

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