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Aaliyah Whiteside
Aaliyah  Whiteside
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Memphis Central

Height:
6-0

Position:
Guard/Forward


03/23/2016

@GTWBB’s Whiteside Named WBCA All-Region Nominee

Senior Aaliyah Whiteside is the ACC’s leading scorer

03/21/2016

@GTWBB’s Season Ends with Loss to Tulane

The Yellow Jackets fell to Tulane 64-61 in the second round of the WNIT

03/07/2016

Whiteside Named to All-ACC First-Team

Aaliyah Whiteside has been named to the All-ACC First Team by the ACC’S head coaches

03/04/2016

@GTWBB Falls to No. 7 Louisville, 60-50, in ACC Quarterfinal

Whiteside scored 20 points but hit just 6-20 from the field.

03/03/2016

Rogers's Layup Sends @GTWBB Past Wake Forest, 67-65

The Yellow Jackets advance to the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament

03/04/2016

@GTWBB Falls to Louisville, 60-50, in ACC Quarterfinal

Louisville 60, Georgia Tech 50

01/28/2016

No. 3 Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech hosts the Fighting Irish.

12/30/2015

Georgia Tech vs. Notre Dame

The Yellow Jackets take on Notre Dame.

02/19/2015

Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame

NCAA Womens Basketball: Notre Dame at Georgia Tech (USATSI)

11/23/2014

Georgia Tech vs. No. 24 Georgia

Women's basketball USATSI Gallery -- 11/23/14

2016 ALL-AMERICAN, HONORABLE MENTION (WBCA)
2016 ALL-ACC, FIRST TEAM
2016 ACC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

2015-16 (Senior):
Started all 33 games ... Led ACC in scoring with 19.5 points per game ... Also averaged 7.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals in 35.8 minutes per game ... Named to All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Tournament Team and WBCA All-America Honorable Mention ... Led ACC in scoring in conference games with 18.9 points per game and 18 20+ games ... Made 10+ free throws six times, including career-high 13 vs. Alabama State (Nov. 24) ... Made 10+ field goals three times, including career-high 11 baskets twice - at IUPUI (Dec. 20) and at NC State (Jan. 7) ... Scored in double figures in 31 of 33 games ... Opened season with eight straight 20-point games ... Posted first of four double-doubles with 22 points and career-high 15 rebounds at Indiana (Dec. 2) ... Had three straight double-doubles at Indiana (Dec. 2), vs. USC Upstate (Dec. 5) and Samford (Dec. 13) ... Added 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. USC Upstate, and 23 points and 10 boards vs. Samford ... Missed career-first triple-double by one rebound vs. Prairie View A&M (Dec. 15), finishing with 14 points, career-high 11 assists, and nine rebounds ... Scored then-career-high of 28 points in 39 minutes at IUPUI (Dec. 20) ... Scored career-high 31 points with nine rebounds in 39 minutes at NC State (Jan. 7) ... Posted back-to-back 27-point performances vs. North Carolina (Jan. 14) and Virginia (Jan. 17) ... Tied career high of 31 points at Clemson (Jan. 24) ... Fourth double-double came vs. Miami (Feb. 11), finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds ... Pulled down 10 rebounds in upset road win at Duke (Feb. 21) ... Scored 20 points vs. Louisville (March 4) at ACC Tournament ... Chipped in 17 points in WNIT win vs. Mercer (March 17) ... Concluded career with 25-point effort with eight rebounds in 40 minutes in WNIT loss to Tulane (March 21).

2014-15 (Junior): 
Played in 34 games, starting 30 ... Averaged 13.4 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game and team-best 2.3 assists per game ... 13.4 points per game ranked 19th in ACC and 6.4 rebounds per game were 16th ... Averaged 14.4 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game in ACC play ... Led Yellow Jackets in free throw shooting with 83.2 percent free throw percentage (139-167) ... Scored in double-figures in 23 games and led Jackets in scoring in eight games ... Recorded four double-doubles ... Had five 20+ point games ... Tallied second career double-double and first of season, leading team with 11 rebounds and scoring 14 points vs. Kennesaw State (Nov. 19) ... Scored career-high 26 points while grabbing eight rebounds, recording three assists and four steals vs. Morgan State (Nov. 16) ... Grabbed career-high 12 rebounds vs. Lipscomb (Nov. 16) ... Led Jackets with second double-double of season, scoring 17 points and grabbing 10 rebounds at No. 7 Louisville (Jan. 2) ... Scored 17 points vs. Clemson (Jan. 4) and handed out career-high seven assists ... Scored 20 points at Boston College (Jan. 8) ... Led team with 22 points at UNC (Jan. 11) ... Led Tech with double-double (16 pts, 10 reb.) vs. FSU ... Led Jackets to second-half comeback at Wake Forest (2/28) with 18 points in second half and 11 rebounds ... At ACC Tournament, led Tech with 23 points and went 7-for-7 from foul line in first round win vs. Clemson (March 4) and scored 13 points with four assists and six rebounds vs. UNC (March 5) ... Scored 23 points vs. Elon (March 19) and 16 points at Ole Miss (March 22) in WNIT.

2013-14 (Sophomore): Played in 32 games, starting five ... Averaged 7.8 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game ... Transitioned into forward position ... Scored in double-figures during first three games of season and had 11 games overall in double-figures ... Recorded two 20-point games ... Scored career-high 21 points twice against No. 2 Notre Dame (Feb. 17) and Boston College (March 2) ... Emerged during conference and postseason play, averaging 8.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg ... Went 16-for-63 behind 3-point arc for .254 3-point shooting percentage ... Scored 16 points at Tennessee (Nov. 11) while shooting 7-for-9 from the foul line ... Tallied 18 points at Pittsburgh (Feb. 3), shooting 6-for-8 from line and was perfect from foul line (6-for-6) ... Recorded first double-double of career against North Carolina (Feb. 6), leading team in rebounding with 11 boards and scoring 10 points ... 11 rebounds against UNC set career high ... Scored career-high 21 points, leading Jackets at Notre Dame and grabbed nine rebounds ... Tied career-high of 21 points against Boston College at home, scoring two 3-pointers ... Completed 3-point play at end of game against Virginia (3/6/14) that secured Tech's 77-76 win in second round of ACC Tournament.

2012-13 (True Freshman): Scored in double-digits 10 times ... Netted career-best 19 in win over Washington (Dec. 21) ... ACC Rookie of the Week after 19 points in win over Washington ... Made 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 assist in 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 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 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 fourth-best wing player in 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 location, academics and basketball program ... Began playing basketball at age 7 living in Greenville, S.C.

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