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Aisha Jefferson
Aisha Jefferson

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Chaminade-Julienne

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward


01/11/2007

MSU Falls To Purdue

Boilermakers deal Spartans first Big Ten loss of the season.

11/29/2006

vs. Rhode Island (11/29/06)

vs. Rhode Island (11/29/06)

11/19/2006

WBB vs. Texas-Arlington

Michigan State 65, UT-Arlington 49 - November 19, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)

Career Stats
2005-06 Game-by-Game Stats
2006-07 Game-by-Game Stats
2008-09 Game-by-Game Stats
2009-10 Game-by-Game Stats
Media Guide Bio in PDF Format

Ended her Spartan career, 11th on the MSU all-time scoring list with 1,194 points and 12th with 652 rebounds ... Appeared in 133 career games, the fifth most in Spartan history, starting 108, sixth most ... Also, 11th all-time at MSU with 474 field goals made, 15th with 228 free throws made and 16th with 3,034 minutes played ... Had a career line of 9.0 points and 4.9 rebounds in 22.8 minutes ... Posted 54 career double-figure scoring efforts and six double-doubles in her career ... Scored the third most points in a single-game in MSU history with 34 at Notre Dame (11/29/08) ... Honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2006-07 and 2008-09 ... Fifth MSU player to be a three-time captain ... Led team and was 18th in the Big Ten in scoring (11.1) in 2008-09 ... Received a medical redshirt in 2007-08 after tearing her ACL during an exhibition game against Lake Superior State (Nov. 4, 2007).


SENIOR (2009-10): One of four Spartan captains; fifth MSU player to be a three-time captain ... Shared the team's Most Valuable Player award at the postseason banquet ... Appeared in all 33 games, starting 31 ... Averaged 7.8 points (fourth on the team) and 3.8 rebounds (fifth on the team) in 19.4 minutes ... Third on MSU with a 45.0% field goal percentage ... Scored a team-high 16 points at Detroit (11/15), going 7-of-9 from the field, in only 19 minutes ... Scored 12 points, all in the second half, and grabbed four rebounds, while playing only 13 minutes vs. Western Michigan (11/22) ... Had eight points and six rebounds in 18 minutes vs. George Washington (11/27) ... Posted nine points and eight rebounds vs. Oklahoma State (11/28) ... Scored 13 points vs. No. 4 North Carolina (12/3), also adding six rebounds and two assists ... Scored her 1,000 career point vs. Indiana (12/6) with a free throw with 7:30 to go in the first half; ended game with nine points and five rebounds, all offensive ... Posted seven points in 14 minutes vs. Florida Gulf Coast (12/13) ... Had six points and four rebounds vs. Washington (12/19) ... Set season highs in assists (3), blocks (2) and steals (2) vs. St. Bonaventure (12/21) ... Went 4-of-4 from the field for eight points at Wisconsin (12/28) ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in 13 minutes vs. Michigan (12/31) ... Tied season high with three assists at Indiana (1/3) ... Tied for the team lead with 13 points and grabbed a season-high nine rebounds vs. No. 6 Ohio State (1/9) ... Grabbed eight rebounds, tied a season high with two blocks and scored five points vs. Wisconsin (1/14) ... Did not start for the first time in 56-straight games at Penn State (1/17) ... Scored the most points since the second game of the season, posting 14 points and eight rebounds vs. Purdue (1/21), hitting a career-high 2-of-2 from 3-point range and tied season highs with three assists and two steals ... Scored 12 points, including a season-high 8-of-10 free throws, vs. Penn State (2/4) ... Had 12 points, five rebounds and two assists at Iowa (2/7) ... Grabbed eight rebounds at Michigan (2/11) ... Had six points and four rebounds vs. Illinois (2/18) ... Scored six points at No. 7/9 Ohio State (2/21) ... Scored four points in her final game at the Breslin Center (2/28 vs. Minnesota) ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals (3/5) ... Scored a season-high 23 points, on 10-of-16 shooting, including 2-of-2 from the arc, in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals vs. Iowa (3/6) ... Led MSU with 17 points, also adding nine rebounds and three assists, both tying season highs, in the NCAA Tournament First Round vs. Bowling Green (3/20) ... Had seven points, three rebounds and two steals vs. Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament Second Round (3/22).


JUNIOR (2008-09): Tri-captain ... All-Big Ten honorable mention squad by both the media and coaches ... Received the Pat Canning Coaches Award at the team's postseason banquet ... Only Spartan to start all 33 games ... Led team and was 18th in the Big Ten in scoring at 11.1 ... Also, third on team in rebounding (5.3) and fourth in steals (1.0) ... Third on the team, averaging 24.4 minutes per contest ... Had 18 double-figure scoring games, including two double-doubles ... Tallied 16 points on 7-of-7 shooting in her return from ACL surgery against Niagara (11/14) ... Team-high 11 points vs. Stony Brook (11/16) ... Game-high 18 points vs. Detroit (11/19), going 9-of-10 from the foul line, and also grabbing eight rebounds ... Scored 17 points and had four rebounds vs. Dartmouth (11/22) ... TD Banknorth Classic All-Tournament Team ... Scored a career-high 34 points on 14-of-28 shooting from the field, while adding 11 rebounds at No. 14/10 Notre Dame (11/29), for her first double-double of the season and fifth of her career. The 34 points tied for the third most in a MSU single game ... Team-high 14 points at Georgia Tech (12/3) ... Had nine points and two steals at St. Bonaventure (12/7) ... Had 10 points and six rebounds at Xavier (12/14) ... Tied for team-high with 15 points, to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals, vs. Delaware State (12/18) ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-6 from the field at Penn State (12/21) ... Team-high 13 points vs. Indiana (12/29) ... Had eight points and eight rebounds at Purdue (1/1) ... Grabbed nine rebounds, while also adding three assists at No. 17 Ohio State (1/4) ... Had 10 points and five rebounds against Northwestern (1/8) ... Scored nine points, including the game-winning three-point play in the final minute at Michigan (1/15), also added seven rebounds ... Had eight points v. Penn State (1/18) ... Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists in only 18 minutes at Northwestern (1/22) ... Had nine points and a game-high seven rebounds against Wisconsin (1/25) ... Tied for team high with 14 points at Illinois (2/5), also adding team-best eight rebounds ... Dished out team- and season-high four assists vs. No. 14/12 Ohio State (2/8), also adding six points and two steals ... Scored 18 points, on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, and had nine rebounds at Indiana (2/12); 16 points came after the half ... Team-high 15 points with six rebounds vs. Minnesota (2/26); Became 21st Spartan to grab 500 career rebounds ... Tied her career-high with five steals vs. Purdue (3/1) ... Led team with 15 points in Big Ten quarterfinal game vs. Wisconsin (3/6), also adding three steals and four rebounds ... Had her second double-double of the season with team-highs in points (20) and rebounds (10) in the NCAA First Round game vs. Middle Tennessee (3/22) ... Posted 10 points and six rebounds in the NCAA Regional Semifinal game vs. No. 17/19 Iowa State (3/28).

2007-08: Received a medical redshirt ... Tri-captain


SOPHOMORE (2006-07): Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors after averaging 10.4 points and 5.6 rebounds, both third on the team ... Started 28 of MSU's 33 games, averaging 26.7 minutes ... Also ranked third on team with 52 steals ... Tied for 11th in the Big Ten with four double-doubles ... Scored in double figures 20 times ... Had a game-high 16 points against UT Arlington (11/19) ... Recorded first career double-double against Houston, posting 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds (11/26) ... Tallied 16 points, on 8-of-13 shooting, and added four steals against South Florida (12/3) ... Second double-double of the season vs. Hartford (12/9), collecting 17 points and 10 rebounds ... Recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds for third double-double against UC Santa Barbara (12/20) ... Had 13 points, six rebounds and tied a career high with seven free throws made in 15 minutes, coming off the bench for the first time all year at Iowa (1/14) ... Scored a season-high 19 points while grabbing seven rebounds against Illinois (2/4) ... Had team-high 15 points and game-high 12 rebounds in win at No. 13 Purdue (2/11), for her fourth double-double ... Had 12 points, two rebounds and two assists in win at No. 5 Ohio State (2/18) ... Recorded 15 points, three assists and three steals in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals against Minnesota (3/2) ... Tallied 10 points, seven rebounds and two assists in 36 minutes against Delaware in NCAA First Round (3/18) ... Recorded 13 points and five rebounds in 28 minutes against Rutgers in the NCAA Second Round (3/20).

FRESHMAN (2005-06): Saw action in all 34 games and started the last 16 ... Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team ... Averaged 6.6 points and 5.0 rebounds per game ... Averaged 13.0 ppg in NCAA Tournament, second best on the team ... Led team with 13 rebounds, including eight offensive, vs. Western Carolina (11/20) ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting vs. Michigan (1/1) in first career Big Ten game ... Hit game-winning shot with 1:06 remaining at Wisconsin, giving MSU its first lead of the second half (1/12); Also hit two free throws in the final minute ... Grabbed 10 rebounds at No. 8 Purdue (1/26) ... Scored 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds and five steals in win over No. 11 Minnesota (2/9) ... Career-high 20 points, on 9-of-14 shooting, in win over Iowa (2/16) ... Career-high six assists in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over Iowa (3/3) ... Eight points and eight rebounds vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee in first career NCAA game (3/18) ... Scored 16 points, 14 in the first half, with six rebounds in second-round win over Kentucky (3/20) ... Poured in 15 points, 10 in the first half, on 7-for-13 shooting vs. top-seeded Duke in the Bridgeport Regional semifinal (3/26).

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Miss Basketball of Ohio by the Coaches Association as a senior ... Top 100 McDonald's All-American nominee ... Ranked as the nation's No. 47 senior by All-Star Girls Report and the No. 50 player by Blue Star Basketball ... A Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American in both 2004 and 2005 ... A Student Sports Junior All-American and a USA Today Freshman All-American ... Participated in the Nike All-America Camp in 2004 ... An adidas Top 10 Camp Underclass All-Star in 2003 ... Played for the North team at the USA Youth Development Festival in 2004 ... During her junior season in 2003-04, averaged 14.1 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field ... Named second-team all-state in Division I, the district player of the year, was on the state's all-tournament team and was a first-team All-Dayton Daily News selection ... Named USA Today Player of the Week during her junior season ... Finished her career with over 1,100 points ... During her four seasons at Chaminade-Julienne, helped the squad to a 99-7 record, the 2003 and 2005 state championships and a 2004 runner-up finish ... Her team was ranked No. 1 nationally by USA Today twice and was nationally ranked her entire career ... Finished each of her four seasons with the state's No. 1 ranking.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Abdul Melton and Sheryl Jefferson.

CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 34, at Notre Dame (11/29/08)
Field Goals: 14, at Notre Dame (11/29/08)
Free Throws: 9, vs. Detroit (11/19/08)
3-Point FG: 2, three times, last vs. Bowling Green (3/20/10)
Rebounds: 15, at Houston (11/26/06)
Assists: 6, vs. Iowa (3/3/06)
Blocks: 3, twice, last vs. Northwestern (2/15/07)
Steals: 5, twice, last vs. Purdue (3/1/09)
Minutes: 36 at Houston (11/26/06)