Rising senior Aaliyah Whiteside discusses her summer plans and this upcoming season
The Jackets were eliminated from the WNIT after a loss at Ole Miss in the second round
Short staffed Jackets find a way to overcome injuries in the WNIT
The Georgia Tech women's basketball team advanced to the second round of the WNIT
Zaire O'Neil and Kaela Davis had 14 points apiece for the Yellow Jackets
NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech (USATSI)
Women's basketball USATSI Gallery -- 11/23/14
USATSI Gallery, women's basketball
USATSI gallery, women's basketball
In the Record Books
Overall: Has 936 career points ... Has 44 career double-figure scoring games... Led team in scoring 11 times and 11 times in rebounds... Has five career double-doubles, with four coming during her junior season ... As a junior, led the Jackets with an average of 2.3 assists per game and in free throw percentage (.832) ... Scored a career-high 26 points vs. Morgan State as a junior (11/16) ... Grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds vs. Lipscomb as a junior (11/16) ... Started 58 career games ... Transitioned during her sophomore season to the forward position.
2014-15:Played in 34 games, starting 30 ... Averaged 13.4 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and a team best 2.3 assists per game ... Her 13.4 points per game ranked 19th in the ACC and her 6.4 rebounds per game were 16th … Averaged 14.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game in ACC play ... Led the Yellow Jackets in free throw shooting with a 83.2 percent free throw percentage (139-167) ... Scored in double-figures in 23 games this season and led the Jackets in scoring in eight games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Had five 20+ point games ... Tallied second career double-double and first of the season leading the team with 11 rebounds and scoring 14 points vs. Kennesaw State (11/19) ... Scored a career-high 26 points while grabbing eight rebounds, recording three assists and four steals vs. Morgan State (11/16) ... Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Lipscomb (11/16) ... Led the Jackets with her second double-double of the season, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds at #7 Louisville (1/2)... Scored 17 points vs. Clemson (1/4) and handed out a career-high seven assists ... Scored 20 points at Boston College (1/8) ... Led the team with 22 pts at UNC (1/11)... Led Tech with a double-double (16 pts, 10 reb.) vs. FSU ... Led the Jackets to a second-half comeback at Wake Forest (2/28) with 18 points in the second half and 11 rebounds ... At the ACC Tournament, led Tech with 23 points and went 7-for-7 from the foul line in a first round win vs. Clemson (3/4) and scored 13 points with four assists and six rebounds vs. UNC (3/5) ... Scored 23 points vs. Elon (3/19) and 16 points at Ole Miss (3/22) in WNIT.
2013-14: Played in 32 games, starting five ... Averaged 7.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game ... Transitioned into the forward position ... Scored in double-figures during the first three games of the season and had 11 games overall in double-figures ... Recorded two 20 point games ... Scored a career-high 21 points twice against #2 Notre Dame (2/17/14) and Boston College (3/2/14) ... Emerged during conference and post season play, averaging 8.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg ... Went 16-for-63 behind the 3-point arc this season for a .254 3-point shooting percentage ... Scored 16 points at Tennessee (11/17/14) while shooting 7-for-9 from the foul line ... Tallied 18 points at Pittsburgh (2/3/14), shooting 6-for-8 from the line and was perfect from the foul line (6-for-6) ... Recorded the first double-double of her career against North Carolina (2/6/14), leading the team in rebounding with 11 boards and scoring 10 points ... Her 11 rebounds against UNC set a new career high ... Scored a career-high 21 points, leading the Jackets at Notre Dame and grabbed nine rebounds ... Tied her career-high of 21 points against Boston College at home, scoring two 3-pointers ... Completed a three point play at the end of the game against Virginia (3/6/14) that secured Tech's 77-76 win in the second round of the ACC Tournament.
2012-13: Scored in double-digits 10 times... Netted career-best 19 in win over Washington (12/21)... ACC Rookie of the Week after 19 points in win over Washington... Made her first career start at No. 8 Georgia... Scored then-career-high 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting at UGA, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range... Made two threes and had an assist in a late Tech rally against Lady Bulldogs... Made two key 3-pointers against Quinnipiac, sparking Yellow Jacket offense... Scored 18 points in just 24 minutes in win at Wake Forest... Scored 14 points, including Tech's final nine points, at Boston College.
Prep: Played for four years at Central High School in Memphis, Tenn., for Niki Bray... Was team-captain for two years... Led Central to 2011 TSSAA AAA State Championship and 39-9 record... Selected to 2009 and 2011 Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Class AAA All-State teams... Named MVP of TSSAA Regional Tournament in 2011... Earned all-district accolades in 2010, 2011 and 2012... Lists winning 2011 state championship as her most memorable athletic accomplishment... WBCA honorable mention high school All-America in 2012... Ranked No. 24 nationally in class of 2012 by ESPN HoopGurlz and rated as the fourth-best wing player in the class... Played AAU for Team Memphis Elite. Personal: Born March 25, 1994 in Greenville, S.C... Mother is Natarcha Pearson... Left handed... Has three siblings: Nazier Pearson, Lonso Whiteside and Jacari Whiteside... Chose Georgia Tech because of the location, the academics and the basketball program... Began playing basketball at age seven living in Greenville, S.C... Undecided major.