5 - Cherale Powell
Outlook: A tough, tenacious player ... Plays with heart ... Can contribute to the team in many capacities, from scoring to rebounding and shutting down opponents to dishing out passes ... Will compete for similar minutes to 2007-08, when she averaged 23.3 per game. 2007-08: Appeared in all 29 games and started 16 ... Averaged 23.3 minutes per game, playing more than 30 minutes eight times ... Had 10 or more points three times and five or more rebounds on 11 occasions ... Grabbed seven rebounds in Spartans' first Division I game at Kentucky (11/10) ... Had six points and three rebounds in win over Limestone (11/24) ... Added six points and three rebounds in win over Bethune-Cookman (12/31) ... Added eight points and three rebounds at Radford (1/3) ... Posted 13 points at ETSU (1/5) ... Had four points and nine rebounds at UNC Asheville (1/8) ... Added a career-high 18 points and five rebounds against Gardner-Webb (1/14) ... Posted nine rebounds and three steals at Winthrop (1/16) ... Added seven points and three rebounds against Jacksonville (1/25) ... Notched seven points and seven boards at FGCU (2/9) ... Had 11 points and four rebounds against Belmont (2/16) ... Added four points and seven rebounds in Spartans' first A-Sun win over Lipscomb (1/21) ... A member of the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team. Previous School: A two-year letterwinner at Wilkes Community College ... Led all NJCAA Division I scorers as a freshman, averaging 27.7 points per game, and also finished second in the NJCAA in rebounding, posting an average of 14.45 per game ... Sixth in steals per game (4.0) ... Finished third in the NJCAA in scoring as a sophomore, averaging 23.5 points per game while her 12.9 rebounds ranked fifth among Division I junior college players ... Her 4.19 steals per game was 10th ... A two-time Region X First Team member. High School: A three-year letterwinner at West Caldwell High School in North Carolina ... An ihigh.com 2A Girls' All-State selection as a senior ... Averaged 16.1 points and nine rebounds per game ... Earned Caldwell County Player of the Year honors and was county player of the week four times. Personal: Born on May 6, 1986 in Wilkesboro, N.C. ... Daughter of Simon Powell and Candy Garris ... An interdisciplinary studies major ... Enjoys watching movies ... Favorite food is broccoli and cheese ... Favorite sports figure is Cynthia Cooper ... Admires her aunt, the late Janice Marie Powell.