On Monday, Oct. 8, head coach Suzy Merchant and the Michigan State women's basketball program held its media day at the Breslin Center. Coach Merchant, the assistant coaches and the student-athletes met with the media for over an hour to discuss the upcoming 2012-13 season.
FRESHMAN (2012-13): Missed the entire 2012-13 season, after tearing the Achilles tendon in her left ankle in practice on Oct. 26, 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time Associated Press Class B Player of the Year ... Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All-State Dream Team selections as a senior ... First-team all-state as a junior and third-team all-state as a sophomore ... As a senior captain, averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.1 blocks per game, while shooting over 54% from the field and 37% from 3-point range ... Was fifth in the voting for Michigan's Miss Basketball ... A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Frank Orlando at Detroit Country Day ... Led Country Day to four regional championships, the 2009 Class B state championship and 2010 Class B runner-up finish ... For her career, averaged 17.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.5 blocks per game ... Named Co-Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM) Class A/B All-Star Game, after leading the White team with 24 points and 13 rebounds ... Ranked ranked No. 93 in the nation by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and No. 99 nationally by ESPN's Hoopgurlz.
PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 17, 1994 ... Daughter of Juan and Cecelia Powers ... Majoring in hospitality business.
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