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Alaina Coates

As of July 27, 2015

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s Pan American Games team that captured the silver medal with a 4-1 record at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
  • Also participated in the 2011 USA U16 National Team Trials.

College Highlights:

  • 2015 All-Southeastern Conference second team.
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament All-Region Team.
  • 2014 All-SEC second team by coaches and honorable mention by AP; SEC All-Freshman Team and Newcomer of the Year by the AP.
  • SEC Freshman of the Year; first recipient in league to earn another "of the Year" award with selection as Co-6th Player of the Year by league coaches.
  • Five-Time SEC Freshman of the Week in 2013-14.
  • 2014 Full Court Freshman All-America first team.

College Notes:

  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, helped South Carolina to a 34-3 record and the NCAA Final Four.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, started in one of 34 games played.
  • Third in SEC and seventh nationally among freshman with 2.1 bpg.; fifth-best rebounding freshman in the country (8.4 rpg.).
  • Led team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 18 times.
  • Set Gamecock freshman record with 73 blocks and ranks second in all-time single-season blocks; also set program freshman records with 61.2 percent shooting from the field and 10 double-doubles.
  • Averaged 14.7 ppg. and 12.7 rpg. in 2014 NCAA Tournament play; one of three Gamecock freshmen all-time to score 20-or-more points in the NCAA Tournament with a team-high 22 points in the Sweet 16; grabbed second-most rebounds by freshman in school history with 16 against CSUN in NCAA Tournament. 
  • Against Florida tied career high and Gamecock freshman record of five blocked shots.
  • With a career-high tying 24 points against Ole Miss, became one of six Gamecock freshmen all-time to record at least five 20-point games.
  • Set Gamecock freshman record with 17 rebounds against Kentucky; and tied program single-game freshman record with five blocks at Arkansas (Jan. 2) 
  • Posted only perfect shooting night by a freshman (minimum five attempts each in program history), hitting 7-of-7 from the field and 9-of-9 free throws against SC State.
  • Made 11 free throws at San Diego State, second-most by a Gamecock freshman in school history while her 15 attempts tied the freshman record.


Personal Notes:

  • Born on April 7, 1995. 
  • Played five seasons of high school basketball and was a three-time SCBCA Class 4A All-State selection who helped her team to back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013.
  • Averaged 20.1 ppg., 11.6 rpg. and 3.6 bpg. as a senior in 2012-13 to help her team to a 29-0 record.
  • 2013 McDonald's and Parade All-American, Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year, SCBCA Class 4A Player of the Year and Charlotte Observer South Carolina Miss Basketball.

Featured Videos

30-year old Bobby Brown has played professionally in the NBA, Europe and China. Now he's bringing his worldwide playing experience to the 2015 U.S. Pan American Men's Basketball Team.

Lisa Bluder, head coach of the 2015 USA Women's Pan American Games Team, reacts following the announcement of the team roster.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 PAG
5/ 5 22- 33
.666 0- 0
.--- 11- 19
.579 50/ 10.0
55/ 11.0
3 6 2
Totals 5/ 5 22- 33
.666 0- 0
.--- 11- 19
.579 50/ 10.0
55/ 11/0
3 6 2

College Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2014-15
36/ 5 141- 251
.562 0- 0
.--- 117- 168
.696 285/ 7.9
399/ 11.1
28 53 17
2013-14 34/ 1 148- 242
.612 0- 0
.--- 121- 185
.654 285/ 8.4
417/ 12.3 11 73 19
Totals 70/ 6 289- 493
.586 0- 0
.--- 238- 353
.674 570/ 8.1
816/ 11.7
39 126 36

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