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Lakethia Hampton
Lakethia Hampton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
John McDonogh

Height:
6-0

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L


2003-04: Was the only Tulane player to start in all 28 games... Finished as the team's leading scorer and rebounder, chipping in 13.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest... Second on the team in steals and fourth in blocked shots... Recorded nine double-doubles after having just one career double-double heading into the season... Was Tulane's leading scorer in 11 games and its leading rebounder in 17 contests... Named to the All-Tournament team at the Oakland Tribune Classic... Set a new career-high with 24 points against both James Madison and DePaul... Had 23 points, eight rebounds and two steals against Oregon State... Was a perfect 9-of-9 from the free throw line as part of her 23-point effort against Oregon State... Was also 6-of-6 from the charity stripe against Wichita State in the first game at the Oakland Tribune Classic... Recorded her first double-double of the year with 17 points and 13 rebounds against Cal in the championship game of the Oakland Tribune Classic... Then added 24 points, seven rebounds and five steals one game later against James Madison... Had 17 points and seven rebounds against Nicholls State... Closed out the non-conference season with 11 points and 12 rebounds against Arkansas State... Had back-to-back double-doubles against Conference USA foes East Carolina and Charlotte... Chipped in 18 points, 13 rebounds and six steals against East Carolina before adding 16 points, 10 rebounds and five thefts against Charlotte... Had eight offensive rebounds as part of a 24 point, 11 rebound, three steal performance on the road against DePaul... Added another set of back-to-back double-doubles with 15 points and a career-best 16 rebounds at Houston and 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against Louisville... Scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against South Florida... Closed out the regular season with 20 points and 15 rebounds - eight on the offensive end - against Southern Miss... Had 12 points, six rebounds and three steals against Marquette at the C-USA Tournament... Played all 40 minutes against Louisville, just one game after having played 44 in overtime against Houston... Pulled down at least four rebounds in 27 of 28 games.

2002-03: Emerged as Tulane's first player off the bench, seeing action in all 29 contests... Averaged 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds while connecting on 51.9 percent of her shots... Her 84 field goals were fourth-most on the team... Was also fourth on the team in rebounding... Recorded her first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds in the home win over Southern Miss... Also posted her first career blocked shot in that game... Followed that game with another 12 points and four steals against cross-town rival UNO... Scored a career-high 16 points against Memphis... Later tied that mark with 16 points against East Carolina on 7-of-9 shooting... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting against No. 13 Louisiana Tech... Added 11 points and eight rebounds in the win against a Drake team that had reached the Sweet 16 in 2002... Scored 15 points in the road win over South Florida... Was 7-of-8 from the free throw line in the win over the Bulls... Had nine points and five rebounds on the road against No. 6 Purdue... Turned in a solid game against No. 15 Minnesota in the NCAA Tournament with eight points, eight rebounds and three steals... Was a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor against the Gophers... Was also 4-of-4 from the floor in the win over Portland... Had at least one rebound in every game but the season-opener.

2001-02: Saw action in 31 games as a true freshman... Averaged 3.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while hitting 36.4 percent of her shots... Came on strong down the stretch, playing at least 10 minutes in 11 of the final 16 games of the season... Had eight points and 10 rebounds against UPR-Mayaguez in the opening round of the San Juan Shootout... Pulled down four rebounds and had four steals in the win over McNeese State... Scored eight points and pulled down eight rebounds on the road at Memphis... Had seven points, 10 rebounds and a pair of steals in the home win over defending C-USA champions Louisville... Scored seven points, pulled down five rebounds and picked up five steals in the upset road win over No. 24 TCU... Followed that with a career-high nine points and five rebounds at Southern Miss... Tied her career high with nine points and seven rebounds against host DePaul in the second round of the Conference USA Tournament... Pulled down eight rebounds against Cincinnati in the championship game of the C-USA Tournament... Had at least one rebound in 29 of the 31 games in which she played.

Prep: Played four seasons at John McDonogh High School in New Orleans... Selected as a Street & Smith's All-American as a senior and listed among the Top 30 players inthe nation... Ranked as the 53rd best prospect in the Class of 2001 by the All-Star Girls Report and was among the Top 10 power forwards listed... Named the Outstanding Player of the Year as a sophomore and a junior by the New Orleans Times-Picayune... Led the state of Louisiana in scoring as a sophomore and a junior... First-team all-state selection as a junior... Named Most Valuable Player at three different tournaments as a junior... Played with the Kenner Angels, helping the team to a fifth place finish at the AAU national tournament... Attended the 2000 adidas All-America camp in Pittsburgh and was the camp's second leading scorer... Also played with the New Orleans Fillies which won the 2000 Best in the South Tournament... Selected as McDonogh's Homecoming Queen in 2000... Elected Vice-President of the Senior class... Also played on the volleyball team, earning all-district honors... Was also on the softball, tennis and track teams at McDonogh... Member of the Student Council.

Personal: Lakethia Elise Hampton was born November 10, 1983... The daughter of the late Elouise Hampton... Lives with her mother's twin sister, aunt Elise Hampton Hamilton, uncle Julian Hamilton and her sister Tena... Goes by the nickname "Country"... Cousin Gabriell Franklon plays football at Boise State.