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Janell Burse
Janell Burse

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Orleans, La.

High School:
Redeemer-Seton

Height:
6-5

Position:
Center

Experience:
3L


1999-00: Earned All-America honors from both the Associated Press (honorable mention) and the Women's Basketball Journal (Fourth Team)... Was a first-team All-Conference USA selection and was named the league's Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season... Picked up C-USA Tournament MVP honors after leading the Green Wave to its second straight tournament title... Was the only player in the nation to rank among the NCAA leaders in scoring (35th), rebounding (23rd), blocked shots (11th) and field goal percentage (10th)... Became just the second player in Tulane history to score 600 points and grab 300 rebounds in a single season... Twice selected as the Conference USA Player of the Week (1/3 and 2/21)... Was named MVP of the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic... Became Tulane and Conference USA's all-time leader in blocked shots after turning in 80 rejections on the season... Her 80 rejections were more than the team totals of eight C-USA schools... Scored in double figures in all but three games last season and recorded 12 double-doubles... Started in all 32 games last season, averaging 18.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks while hitting 59.4 percent of her shots... Had 13 games with 20 or more points, including four 30-point performances... Had 18 games with three or more blocked shots... Cracked the 1,000-point barrier against UAB in the Conference USA Tournament... Started the season impressively with 34 points and 17 rebounds against Siena... Had 30 points, 17 rebounds, five blocks and three steals against Providence... Followed that with 24 points, 10 rebounds and four rejections a game later against West Virginia... Turned in 15 points and 14 rebounds in the Wave's upset over No. 11 LSU... Grabbed 20 rebounds, to go along with 28 points and three blocks in the win against Southern Miss... Picked up a career-high five steals in the win at South Florida... Turned in an incredible outing against DePaul with 39 points on 17-of-24 shooting, 18 rebounds, three assists and two blocks without committing a turnover in 36 minutes of work... Tied a Tulane single-game record with 21 rebounds against Memphis, while also adding 34 points and three blocks... Averaged 23.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots while hitting 68.4 percent of her shots (26-of-38) in three C-USA Tournament games... Played in six games without committing a turnover... Hit over 60.0 percent of her shots in 15 games, while hitting over 70.0 percent of her shots in seven contests.

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.