Lorela Cubaj
Lorela  Cubaj

Terni, Italy

High School:
Istituto Paritario G. Parini



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2017-18 (Freshman): Made collegiate debut at App State (11/10) and finished with three rebounds and two points in 24 minutes of action...Earned third start against Kennesaw State (11/15) and finished with four points and seven rebounds...Contributed four points at Princeton (11/19)...Posted six points and seven rebounds against No. 8/9 Baylor (11/25) in the Junkanoo Jam championship game...Tied her then-season-highs in both blocks (2) and steals (3) against MTSU (12/3)...Scored a season-high nine points against UT Arlington (12/10), hitting a season-high four field goals...Tied her season-high of nine points at Georgia (12/17) and nearly missed a double-double with eight rebounds...Swiped a career-high five steals against Charleston Southern (12/19)...Played 13 minutes against No. 3/4 Louisville (12/28) to open ACC play and finished with two rebounds and two points...Matched her season-high of three assists in the win over Clemson (12/31)...Pulled down five rebounds at Virginia Tech (1/25)...Pulled down seven rebounds at No. 19 Duke (2/1) including four on the offensive glass...Led Tech on the glass at Clemson (2/4) with eight rebounds and set a personal-best with three blocks...Set personal-best with 10 rebounds in win over Boston College (2/8) and tied season-high of five steals...Scored career-high 14 points over Miami (2/22), hitting 7-of-9 from the field...Pulled down six rebounds at Florida State (2/25)...Notched first career double-double behind 17 points and 13 rebounds in WNIT opener against Bethune-Cookman (3/15)...Also dished out seven assists, two blocks and two steals against Bethune-Cookman...Had eight points and eight rebounds against UAB (3/18) in WNIT...Closed season with eight points and five rebounds at Alabama (3/22).

PREP: Was the No. 2 ranked international player by ProspectsNation.com...14th-ranked player in Italy...Competed in Italian Championships three years from 2015-17 and named All-Star Five...In 2017, competed in the FIBA U19 World Championships and FIBA U18 European Championships with the Italian National Team...Named FIBA U16 European Championship All-Star Five in 2015...Helped Italy to a silver medal at the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2016.

PERSONAL: Born January 8, 1999 in Terni, Italy...Parents are Spartak Cubaj and Resmije Neziri...Has one sibling, Loren...Has two uncles who played professional basketball...Introduced to basketball at age 8 by her uncle who was playing professionally...Chose Georgia Tech because of the academics, player development and new experience...Lists most memorable athletic accomplishment as placing second at the FIBA U17 World Championship in 2016.