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May 9, 2000
NEW ORLEANS, La. - - Center Kaisha Lymon will join the Tulane women's basketball team as a transfer from LSU this fall, head coach Lisa Stockton announced Tuesday.
Originally from Donaldsonville, La., Lymon played in 21 games as a true freshman at LSU this past season, including each of the Lady Tigers' final nine games. She saw action in all four of LSU's NCAA Tournament games, registering 10 minutes of work with one rebound, one steal and one assist against eventual national champion Connecticut. For the year, Lymon connected on 47.1 percent of her shots.
"We are very excited to have Kaisha join our program," Stockton said. "We are confident that she will add a lot to the team and that she will help continue the success we have built here at Tulane. She is a strong, physical post player who should do very well in our system and who should excel in Conference USA."
Prior to her arrival at LSU, Lymon was an all-state selection at Donaldsonville High School in Donaldsonville, La. She was ranked among the nation's Top 35 high school seniors in 1999 and was named as a sixth-team high school all-american by the All Star Girls Report. She was also a Nike All-American coming out of high school. Lymon was named the Louisiana 3A Most Valuable Player as a senior, while also leading Donaldsonville to the state title that season as well. A two-time all-state pick, Lymon was named the MVP at both the1999 state championship game and the 1999 Louisiana High School All-Star game.
Lymon teamed with current Tulane signee Delacey Joseph at Donaldsonville High, as both were part of Donaldsonville's 1999 State Championship squad.
"Kaisha was one of the top players in the nation coming out of high school, so she is a great addition to our team," Stockton said. "She should continue our tradition of excellent post players."
Due to NCAA regulations, Lymon will have to sit out the 2000-01 season, but will have three years of eligibility remaining, beginning with the 2001-02 campaign.
Tulane is fresh off its sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance after winning the Conference USA Tournament for the third time in four seasons. The Green Wave posted a 27-5 record, its fifth consecutive 20-win season, and is an impressive 139-43 (.764) in six seasons under Stockton.