#23 LaKenya Drayton
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#23 LaKenya Drayton
Height: 6-0
Class: SR
Position: F
Hometown: Hephzibah, Ga.

2011-12 [Junior]: was the only Warhawk to start all 30 games … scored in double-figures in 16 of those games, including the final eight of the season … named to the SSAC All-West Division team … averaged 9.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game … had nine double-doubles, with six of those coming in the team's final seven games … had 18 points and eight rebounds in victory over Brewton-Parker on Dec. 3 … picked up 17 points and 12 rebounds in victory over University of New Orleans on Dec. 30 … had a season-high three blocks in comeback win over Birmingham Southern on Jan. 2 … scored a season-high 20 points in another victory over New Orleans on Jan. 26 … had a season-high seven offensive rebounds in win over Spring Hill on Feb. 9 … made 10 of her 12 free throw attempts against William Carey on Feb. 16 … was the only Warhawk to make 10 or more free throws in a game last year … grabbed at least 15 rebounds in each of the final three games of the season, including a season-high 16 boards in an SSAC Tournament victory over Brewton-Parker on Feb. 29 … closed out season with a 15 point, 15 rebound performance against Belhaven on Mar. 1 … shot 45.8 percent from the field overall in 2011-12 … led team in rebounds (229), blocks (23) and free throw attempts (124).


Prior to AUM: Lettered in basketball for two seasons for head coach Jarrod Plummer at Snead State Community College in Boaz, Ala. … appeared in 50 games during her tenure, posting five double-doubles … averaged 12.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore … converted better than 70 percent of her free throws, hitting 102-of-144 attempts during her second season … added 17 blocked shots and 21 steals as a sophomore … averaged 10.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game during her first year … began her career with a 13-point, 11-rebound performance in her first collegiate game against Atlanta Metro on Nov. 2, 2009 ... earned all-state honors in each season.

Prep: Was a four-year letterwinner in basketball for head coach Wendell Lofton and in volleyball for head coach Steve Wright at Hephzibah High School in Hephzibah, Ga. … averaged 17.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the Lady Rebels as a senior … earned regional player of the year honors in both basketball and volleyball following her senior campaign … was selected to the Georgia All Star Team following her senior season … was a member of the National Honor Society and was ranked ninth in her graduating class of 290 students.

Personal: Full name is LaKenya Denise Drayton … is the daughter of Kenneth and Sharon Drayton … has an older sister, Tiffany, and a younger brother, Ijaih … is majoring in criminal justice.

2012-13 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2012-13 Women's Basketball Team
1Jazmine JacksonSOG5-5Snellville, Ga.
10Psachal MaizeJRG5-7Mobile, Ala.
11Kamesha StrongSRG5-4Selma, Ala.
12Ashley RushSRG5-7Pensacola, Fla.
20Caitlin CunninghamSRF5-10Winchester, Tenn.
21Katie WilliamsJRG5-8Smyrna, Tenn.
23LaKenya DraytonSRF6-0Hephzibah, Ga.
30Marren SchwartzSOC6-2Monroe, Ga.
44Tina OdumeSOC6-2Snellville, Ga.
50Chelsea HaggermakerSOF6-0Athens, Ala.
Dan Davis - Head Coach - 5th season
Haley Rosa - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Areial Woods - Student Assistant - 1st season
Nykeia Person - Manager - 1st season