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  Tee'Ara Copney

Tee'Ara Copney

Player Profile


Asheville, N.C.

High School:



Outlook: Athletic, versatile guard ... Will work to develop into a collegiate point guard, but can also fill time at the No. 2 and No. 3 positions ... Comes from a very strong high school program.

High School: Started for four seasons at T.C. Roberson ... Completed her career with more than 1,600 points, setting the school record ... Also led her team to a Mountain Athletic Conference title and to the 3-A Western Regional finals ... Earned the Citizen-Times All-Western North Carolina Girls' Basketball Player of the Year and earned Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors for the second time in three years after averaging 16.2 points, 4.6 assists and 4.6 steals a game as a senior ... Team won 100 of their 118 games in her four years with the Rams ... Ranked 219th in the nation by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and 729th in the nation amongst high school seniors by the All-Star Girls' Basketball Report ... Ranked 42nd amongst point guards in the class of 2009 by CGBR.

Personal: Born on Jan. 23, 1991 ... Daughter of Roy Mills, Juanita Gilliland and Renee Copney ... Has two older brothers, Roy Gilliland and Shawn Mills and three sisters, Makeca Gilliland, Anea Copney and Karone Mills ... Major is undecided ... Enjoys shopping and having a good time with her family and friends ... Favorite food is macaroni and cheese ... Favorite movies are "Love & Basketball" and "The Color Purple" ... Favorite TV show is "Family Guy" ... Enjoys the Twilight series of books ... Favorite basketball player is Lebron James ... Hero growing up was her father ... Admires her parents.

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