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Jantel Lavender
Fr. 6-4 Center
Cleveland, Ohio/Central Catholic

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Jantel Lavender – Big Ten Player of the Year
Jantel Lavender – Big Ten Freshman of the Year

2008 Big Ten Player of the Year (coaches), becoming the first Big Ten freshman – men or women’s – to win player of the year honors
2008 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, First-Team All-Big Ten and a member of the All-Freshman Team
Helped Ohio State to its fourth-consecutive Big Ten championship
Named the Big Ten player of the week for a record fourth time March 3, the most by a Big Ten freshman in conference history
Holds Ohio State freshman records for field goals (232) and rebounds (306) in a season
Her 306 rebounds is tied for second all-time with Jessica Davenport who pulled down 306 during her senior season in 2006-07
Averaged the second-most points per game by a freshman in Ohio State history with 17.6 ppg
Set an Ohio State freshman record with 36 points – tied for fourth on Ohio State’s all-time single-game list – and grabbed 16 rebounds in the win at Penn State Feb. 28. Was 12-of-14 from the FT line, hitting her first 12 attempts
Scored 30 points on 15-of-23 shooting and had eight rebounds at Purdue Feb. 7. The 15 made FG’s are tied for fourth all-time on Ohio State’s single-game list
First Ohio State freshman to be named to the Naismith midseason watch list
The second-leading freshman scorer and third-leading freshman rebounder in the country with 17.6 points and 9.9 rebounds per game
Ranked among the Top 5 in the Big Ten in scoring, rebounding and FG percentage
Scored in double figures every game this season – 31 games – with 13 double-doubles
Named the Big Ten Player of the Week for a third time Jan. 14 – the first Big Ten frosh to win it three times since 2000-01 – after averaging 19.0 ppg and 13.0 rpg in wins over Indiana and Northwestern. Recorded 23 points and 13 rebounds against the Hoosiers and 15 and 12 at Northwestern
Became the first OSU freshman since Katie Smith in 1993 to be named Big Ten Player of the Week Nov. 20
Recorded a double-double in her first collegiate game with 13 points and 14 rebounds in the win over Marist Nov. 11
Recorded 24 points and 15 rebounds against Ole Miss and recorded 23 points and 14 rebounds against Indiana Jan. 10
Scored 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting to go along with five rebounds and three blocks in the win over Tennessee State. Then had 21 points and hit 9-of-9 from the FT line in the win at Boston University Nov. 17
Named to the Buckeye Classic All-Tournament team with 22 points and 17 rebounds vs. Auburn
Led Ohio State with 21 points and nine rebounds in the NCAA tournament vs. Florida State

Lavender In The News

03/04/2008 – Coaches name OSU’s Lavender Big Ten player of year (Columbus Dispatch)
02/25/2008 – Buckeyes stumble onto a gold mine with Lavender (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
02/18/2008 – Lavender Has Not Played Like Freshman (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
02/09/2008 – Freshman Center Makes Transition Look Easy (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
01/29/2008 – Lavender already an inside force like Davenport (Columbus Dispatch)
01/19/2008 – Lavender, Riley Lead Buckeyes Past Indiana (Buckeye Sports Bulletin)
01/15/2008 – Lavender makes fast impression on Foster (Columbus Dispatch)

2007-08 Ohio State Women’s Basketball
Ohio State Individual Game-by-Game (as of March 2, 2008)
All games for #42 Lavender, Jantel

  TOTAL 3-PTS   REBOUNDS  
Opponent Date GS Min FG FGA Pct 3FG FGA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
MARIST 11/11/07 * 33 5 11 .455 0 2 .000 3 4 .750 4 10 14 14.0 3 0 0 1 0 2 13 13.0
TENNESSEE STATE 11/14/07 * 22 10 15 .667 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 1 4 5 9.5 0 0 0 1 3 0 23 18.0
at Boston University 11/17/07 * 32 6 16 .375 0 0 .000 9 9 1.000 2 5 7 8.7 3 0 1 4 2 0 21 19.0
SOUTHERN 11/19/07 * 27 5 12 .417 0 0 .000 1 2 .500 2 6 8 8.5 1 0 4 3 0 4 11 17.0
COLGATE 11/24/07 * 21 5 9 .556 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 3 2 5 7.8 1 0 1 1 0 0 10 15.6
#24 AUBURN 11/25/07 * 37 10 15 .667 0 0 .000 2 8 .250 5 12 17 9.3 2 0 1 4 0 0 22 16.7
at #3 Maryland 11/30/07 * 38 7 16 .438 0 0 .000 2 3 .667 7 7 14 10.0 1 0 0 4 2 1 16 16.6
OLE MISS 12/02/07 * 36 8 12 .667 0 0 .000 8 11 .727 4 11 15 10.6 2 0 0 2 1 0 24 17.5
at Washington 12/16/07 * 29 7 12 .583 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 6 8 10.3 2 0 0 6 1 0 14 17.1
YOUNGSTOWN STATE 12/19/07 * 25 6 10 .600 0 0 .000 4 7 .571 3 7 10 10.3 0 0 0 3 1 1 16 17.0
NEBRASKA 12/22/07 * 33 9 19 .474 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 2 5 7 10.0 3 0 1 5 1 0 21 17.4
at Michigan State 12/30/07 * 32 4 14 .286 0 0 .000 3 4 .750 2 4 6 9.7 1 0 0 1 1 0 11 16.8
MICHIGAN 01/03/08 * 29 7 12 .583 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 10 12 9.8 3 0 0 4 0 0 14 16.6
at Iowa 01/06/07 * 29 4 9 .444 0 0 .000 4 6 .667 3 4 7 9.6 2 0 0 2 1 0 12 16.3
INDIANA 01/10/08 * 36 9 17 .529 0 0 .000 5 5 1.000 1 13 14 9.9 3 0 2 7 1 0 23 16.7
at Northwestern 01/13/08 * 30 7 15 .467 0 1 .000 1 1 1.000 6 6 12 10.1 2 0 1 4 0 0 15 16.6
ILLINOIS 01/17/08 * 36 4 12 .333 0 0 .000 2 2 1.000 1 11 12 10.2 0 0 0 6 0 0 10 16.2
WISCONSIN 01/20/08 * 35 9 16 .563 0 0 .000 3 6 .500 4 9 13 10.3 0 0 1 1 2 1 21 16.5
at Minnesota 01/24/08 * 37 9 13 .692 0 0 .000 3 3 1.000 3 6 9 10.3 5 1 2 3 2 0 21 16.7
PENN STATE 01/28/08 * 28 11 18 .611 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 2 7 9 10.2 2 0 0 0 1 0 22 17.0
at Illinois 01/31/08 * 37 8 16 .500 0 0 .000 3 3 1.000 2 6 8 10.1 1 0 3 2 0 0 19 17.1
MINNESOTA 02/03/08 * 35 6 14 .429 0 0 .000 0 2 .000 0 6 6 9.9 2 0 0 1 1 0 12 16.9
at Purdue 02/07/08 * 40 15 23 .652 0 0 .000 0 1 .000 3 5 8 9.8 3 0 0 1 2 0 30 17.4
at Wisconsin 02/10/08 * 34 8 15 .533 0 0 .000 6 8 .750 1 6 7 9.7 3 0 0 6 1 0 22 17.6
PURDUE 02/18/08 * 37 6 13 .462 0 0 .000 1 5 .200 4 5 9 9.7 2 0 6 3 0 0 13 17.4
IOWA 02/21/08 * 37 8 19 .421 0 0 .000 2 5 .400 2 6 8 9.6 1 0 1 3 1 2 18 17.5
at Indiana 02/25/08 * 38 5 15 .333 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 7 9 9.6 2 0 4 7 2 0 10 17.2
at Penn State 02/28/08 * 40 12 19 .632 0 0 .000 12 14 .857 6 10 16 9.8 2 0 6 4 1 1 36 17.9
NORTHWESTERN 03/02/08 * 26 6 13 .462 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 8 10 9.8 0 0 3 0 0 0 12 17.7
vs ILLINOIS 03/07/08 * 40 6 8 .750 0 0 .000 2 4 .500 2 10 12 9.9 0 0 1 3 1 0 14 17.5
vs Florida State 03/22/08 * 31 10 24 .417 1 2 .500 0 0 .000 1 8 9 9.9 2 0 0 2 4 1 21 17.6
Totals 31 1020 232 452 .513 1 5 .200 82 124 .661 84 222 306 9.9 54 1 38 94 32 13 547 17.6
Games played: 31
Minutes/game: 32.9
Points/game: 17.6
FG Pct: 51.3
3FG Pct: 20.0
FT Pct: 66.1
Rebounds/game: 9.9
Assists/game: 1.2
Turnovers/game: 3.0
Assist/turnover ratio: 0.4
Steals/game: 0.4
Blocks/game: 1.0