Jasmin Matthews enters her fourth season with the Lions...an extremely athletic individual...has an incredible ability to run and jump quickly...will play a multifaceted role as both a guard and forward...has gained physical strength which has made her more agile...has gained valuable experience the last three years which has helped make her more confident and aggressive on the court...one of the hardest workers on the team...has earned respect from her teammates for her work ethic and effort...will see a significant amount of playing time.
At LMU - 2002-03
Played in 26 games and made her first start of the season against San Francisco (2/28/03)...scored a season-high nine points against San Diego (1/16/03)?,... collected a season-high seven rebounds against Tennessee-Chattanooga (12/21/02).
Played in 22 games and made two starts...scored a season-high seven points against Louisiana-Monroe (11/23/01) and Arkansas State (11/24/01)...also collected a season-best seven rebounds against Arkansas State?,...set a new personal-best with the two blocks she picked up against San Francisco (2/28/02)...ended the year averaging 2.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
Saw action in 25 games and made eight starts... became a points producer and "go-to" player for the coaching staff in the latter half of the season?,...pulled down two rebounds in her first collegiate contest against Baylor (12/18/00) ...her first points (4) as a Lion came against Washington (12/21/00)?,...recorded the first double-double of her career against Pepperdine (1/17/01) 10 points, 10 rebounds...her second double-double came in the WCC tournament game against San Francisco (3/2/01) 15 points, 11 rebounds?,...averaged 9.0 points and 6.5 rebounds as a starter?,...ended the season with 124 points and 100 rebounds?,...was third among Lion rookies with a .643 free-throw percentage.
A 2000 graduate of Centennial High School in Corona, CA?,...a two-sport athlete, she earned one varsity letter in track and four in basketball?,...captained her junior and senior squads?,...as a freshman earned the coaches award and was named most improved scholar-athlete?,...garnered Mountain View League second-team and Riverside County honorable mention honors as a sophomore?,...in her junior campaign, made first-team Mountain View League and second-team All-Riverside County?,...as a senior was chosen as team and Mountain View League MVP?,...also in her final season earned second-team All-Southern Section CIF honors?,...as a track athlete her freshman year, garnered second-team all-league accolades?,...prep basketball coach was Dominic Evans.
Jasmin ?,"Jazz?," Chanel Matthews was born on Oct. 23, 1982 in Montclair, CA?,...the daughter of James and Janice Matthews?,...she has one sister, Janae?,...competed against teammate Allison Gerber as a prep?,...names lasagna as her favorite food?,...enjoys drawing and writing poetry in her spare time?,...lists ?,"The Cosby Show?," as her favorite television show?,...a communication studies major.
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