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Talia East
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Talia East

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Friends' Central School

Height:
6-3

Position:
F

Experience:
SR


2012-13
19th in school history in career blocks (57) ... Made her first career start and responded with a career-high 11 points to go along with three blocks and a pair of rebounds in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson (12/2) ... Turned in a solid outing with four points, eight rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes against LSU in the NCAA Tournament (3/26) ... Pulled down 12 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, with three blocks against Cal Poly in the NCAA Tournament (3/24) ... Snagged five rebounds to go with two points and a blocked shot against Michigan State (2/10) ... Registered two points and six rebounds at Indiana (2/7) ... Stellar off of the bench with nine points, including a 2-for-2 effort from the field, six rebounds and a block in 12 minutes versus Purdue (2/4) ... Was a solid spark off of the bench with four points, four rebounds and two blocks in the win at Ohio State (1/27) ... Pulled in six rebounds off of the bench at Michigan (1/21) ... Accounted for two points and four rebounds against Wisconsin (1/17) ... Tallied three points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in the win over Northwestern (1/3) ... Chipped in two points and three rebounds at Miami (11/29) ... Recorded four points and a blocked shot in the victory at Cal State Northridge (11/24) ... Was 2-for-3 from the field en route to five points and three rebounds in the win over Lafayette (11/18) ... Had two rebounds in the win over Howard (11/11).

2011-12
Shared team's Most Improved Player Award with Ariel Edwards ... Greatly improved her contributions from her freshman to sophomore seasons, increasing her scoring production by 325% (3.4-0.8) and rebounding numbers by 300% (5.2-1.3) ... Accounted for six points and a team-best 10 rebounds in the Sweet Sixteen loss to UConn (3/25) ... Narrowly missed out on her first career double-double with nine points and nine rebounds in the win over Indiana (2/2) ... Had arguably the best game of her career, registering personal bests of 15 rebounds and seven blocks to go along with six points at South Carolina (11/20) ... Her seven blocks at South Carolina are tied for third on the PSU single-game charts and are the most for a Lady Lion since Nikki Greene blocked seven shots against Purdue on Jan. 28, 2010 ... Tallied four points, three rebounds and a block against Purdue in the Big Ten semifinals (3/3) ... Had two points, four rebounds and a pair of blocks in the Big Ten quarterfinal win over Minnesota (3/2) ... Notched five points and six rebounds in the win over #8/11 Ohio State (2/20) ... Recorded five points, three rebounds and a block in the win at Purdue (2/16) ... Tallied six points and 10 rebounds in just 12 minutes of action off of the bench in the win at Northwestern (2/12) ... Grabbed seven rebounds to go along with four points at Wisconsin (1/2) ... Chipped in six points, eight rebounds, a career-best two assists and three blocks in the win at Bucknell (12/21) ... Equalled her career high with eight points to compliment six rebounds, two blocks and an assist in the win over Wagner (12/18) ... Snared five rebounds in eight minutes against UMES (12/11) ... Had a solid night off the bench with six points, three rebounds, a block and a steal in the win over Virginia Tech (12/6) ... Accounted for six points, eight rebounds, a blocked shot and a career-high two steals at #19/25 Texas Tech (12/3) ... Registered a career-best eight points on 4-of-6 shooting to go along with six rebounds in the Nugget Classic Championship game win over Nevada (11/26) ... Turned in her first career double-digit rebounding performance as she hauled in 11 caroms at Delaware (11/17) ... Notched two points, six rebounds and a blocked shot in the Lady Lion Classic Championship game win over Middle Tennessee (11/13) ... Had a solid night in the season-opening win over Washington State (11/11) with six points via a 3-for-3 shooting effort and eight rebounds.


2010-11
Had one offensive rebound in the Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State (3/6) ... Pulled in a career-high four rebounds in the Big Ten semifinal win over Illinois (3/5) ... Accounted for one point and two rebounds against Purdue in the Big Ten quarterfinals (3/4) ... Tallied two points on her only shot from the field and pulled in two rebounds in the regular-season finale against Northwestern (2/27) ... Grabbed two rebounds against Purdue (2/24) ... Made her only shot from the field and tallied her first two collegiate blocked shots at Ohio State (2/17) ... Was 2-for-2 from the field en route to four points at Indiana (2/13) ... Also pulled in a pair of rebounds against the Hoosiers ... Scored her first collegiate basket on a layup against #11/13 Michigan State (2/11) ... Nabbed a steal in the win at Michigan (2/3) ... Pulled in two rebounds at Northwestern (1/6) ... Saw first action against Bucknell (12/28) ... Had one point, three rebounds and one steal against the Bison ... Missed the first 13 games of the season due to an ACL injury suffered in April.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged a double-double with 13.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game to lead The Friends' Central School to a perfect 10-0 record in Friends Schools League play ... Had 24 points and 19 rebounds in the FSL Championship game to lead Friends Central to its first title in 24 years ... Finished her career second on FCS's career scoring list with 1,102 points ... She is the seventh player in FCS history to reach 1,000 points ... Pulled in 920 career rebounds ... Two-time All-State selection, including a first team berth as a senior ... Was an All-Main Line Times first team choice for three straight seasons ... Claimed Friends Schools All-League honors ... Was the 35th-ranked center by ESPN/HoopGurlz ... Had 28 points, 19 rebounds and 13 blocks against Germantown Friends (12/18/09) ... Played in the All-Star Labor Classic for the Suburban Girls team ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Played AAU basketball with the Philly Triple Threat ... Also played lacrosse.

PERSONAL
Full name is Talia Yasmeen East ... Born November 28, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Sharon Bell-East and Rennard East ... Has one sister, Bria (19), and two brothers, Naeem (16) and Abdul (11) ... Majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in theater.

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