Janell Burse
Janell Burse
Player Profile

New Orleans, La.

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Has established herself as one of the leading shot blockers in Conference USA history in just two seasons... Is one of only two players to earn two C-USA Player of the Year Awards in the same season, joining teammate Grace Daley... Had three or more blocks in a game 15 times last season.

1998-99: Turned in a break-out sophomore campaign... Played in all 30 games, earning a start in the NCAA Tournament first-round meeting with St. Joseph’s... Was named the Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year, as well as Conference USA’s Sixth Player of the Year... Became only the second player in C-USA history to win two Player of the Year awards in the same season, joining teammate Grace Daley who was named Sixth Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year in 1997... Was named to the Conference USA All-Tournament team after helping lead the Green Wave to the team title... Was a third-team All-Conference USA selection... Was named to the DoubleTree Classic All-Tournament team...Averaged 10.8 points, a team-best 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game, while averaging just 15.2 minutes off the bench... Was named Conference USA Player of the Week on Jan. 25 after averaging 16.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks while shooting 54.3 percent from the floor in C-USA road wins over DePaul, UNC Charlotte and Saint Louis...Led Conference USA and finished 13th nationally with 74 blocked shots... Helped Tulane set a new Conference USA single-season record with 197 blocked shots as her total of 74 was more than the entire team totals of six C-USA schools... Closed out the regular season with back-to-back double-doubles against South Florida and Southern Miss... Averaged 14.0 points and 6.6 rebounds in Tulane’s final seven games... Blocked at least one shot in Tulane’s final 18 games... Recorded double-figure scoring efforts in 17 of Tulane’s final 19 games... Scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting with four rebounds and four blocks in the win over Texas A&M... Added 17 points and two blocks in the win against Furman in the DoubleTree Classic... Was an incredible 9-of-9 from the floor for 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots in 13 minutes of head-to-head action against Memphis’ All-American Tamika Whitmore in the Wave’s 98-51 win over the then-No. 23 Lady Tigers... Followed that with 11 points and five blocks in the win against UAB... Scored a career-high 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting, grabbed seven rebounds and five blocked shots in the win at Saint Louis... Scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the home win against South Florida to record her first career double-double... Followed that with a 19-point, 12-rebound effort in the regular-season finale against Southern Miss... Averaged 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 60.0 percent from the field in three C-USA Tournament games.

1997-98: Saw action in 22 games... Averaged 4.2 ppg and 3.0 rpg while seeing just 8.5 minutes per game as a true freshman... Finished the season ranked fourth in Conference USA in blocked shots, averaging 1.3 bpg... Had an impressive performance against South Alabama, scoring 10 points, grabbing seven rebounds and swatting a school-record nine blocked shots in only 15 minutes of work... Added 10 points and a career-high nine rebounds in seven minutes of action in the win at home against Houston... Was 5-of-8 from the floor against the Cougars... Added five blocks and six points in the game at Houston... Was a perfect 4-for-4 with three blocks against South Florida... Had nine points and eight rebounds against Saint Louis... Posted two blocks and five rebounds in just five minutes of work against Southern Miss.

Prep: Led Redeemer-Seton to a runner-up District 10-3A finish as a senior for Coach George Jurpie...Was a second team all-state selection, as well as all-district, all-metro and the metro most outstanding player... Also named District 10-3A most valuable player... Selected as a member of America’s Best, a prep all-star team

Personal: Full name is Janell Latrice Burse...Daughter of Jimmie and Esther Burse...Born May 19, 1979... Intended major is Computer Information Systems.