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LaTora Duff








Samson, Ala.

Previous School

Shelton State CC

SENIOR (2021-22): MW Honorable Mention… started in all 36 games and averaged 33.3 minutes per game… scored in double figures in 21 games, 20-plus points in three games… led the Lobos in scoring in four games… scored a career-high 25 points in the win against Air Force… recorded a career-high 14 assists in the win at Utah State, finishing with a double-double with 13 points… finished with 10-plus assists in three games (12 against Prairie View and 13 against Grand Canyon)… totaled 192 assists on the season, tied for fifth most in a single season in program history… two double-doubles on the season (17 pts, 12 assists vs. Prairie View and 13 points, 14 assists at Utah State) and three times came close to triple doubles (8 rebounds at Utah State and against Prairie View, 8 points, nine rebounds, 13 assists vs. Grand Canyon)… 66 made three-pointers on the season with six three-pointers in the MW semifinal against Colorado State… 19 games with multiple made three-pointers in a game, made a three-pointer in all but five games… third in the MW in assists per game (5.3), sixth in assist/turnover ratio (2.13), 11th in steals per game (1.47) and made three-pointers per game (1.83) and 15th in scoring with 12.0 points per game… third in the MW in assists per game (5.11), sixth in assist/turnover ratio (2.24), seventh in steals per game (1.61) in MW games… third on the team in points (432), scoring average, steals (53) and made three-pointers, fourth in made field goals… led the team in made free throws (78) and attempts (92) and assists.

JUNIOR (2020-21): Started all 20 games, averaging 27.1 minutes, 8.0 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 3.9 assists per game, 1.3 steals per game and 0.2 blocks per game … scored double figures in eight games, scoring a season-high 15 points in two games … tallied a season-high nine assists in the win over Utah State on March 1 and twice grabbed seven rebounds (at Nevada, vs. Fresno State) for a season high … led the Lobos with 78 assists on the season and was third in steals with 25 … third in the MW in assist/turnover ratio (2.0) and fifth in the MW in assists per game.

SOPHOMORE (2019-20 at Shelton State): Competed and started in all 31 contests for the Bucs averaging 23.7 minutes per game … named a WBCA All-American … finished second on the team averaging 12.5 points per game … also averaged 4.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.4 steals per game … scored in double figures in 25 games, including two games with 20 or more points … scored a career-high 25 points on March 6 in the ACCC Tournament Championship against Wallace State … Duff and her sister LaTascya led the team to the championship title with a combined 55 points .. helped her team to a 29-2 overall record and a perfect 13-0 record in conference play before the season came to a halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

FRESHMAN (2018-19 at Shelton State): Saw action in 27 games as a freshman, averaging 14.3 minutes per game … averaged 6.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game … scored in double figures in eight contests including a career-high 15 points twice.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped her Samson High School team to a pair of State Championships (2016, 2018) … named All-Tournament, Super-12 and competed in the All-Star Game.

PERSONAL: Born July 2 in Enterprise, Ala. … mother is Frereka Owens … has four siblings, LaTascya, Michelle, Jazmine and Courtney … twin sister, LaTascya, also plays for the Lobos … majoring in criminal justice … hobbies include working out, playing basketball and hanging with family … favorite athletes are Luka Doncic and Steph Curry … favorite food is pizza … favorite movie style is horror.