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Teiosha George
Personal information
Born: September 24 1985 () (age 31)
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High school: Palmdale
College: Pepperdine
Position: Forward
Career highlights and awards:

Teiosha George (born September 24,1985) is a former American basketball player for Pepperdine University and is the older sister of NBA All-Star Paul George.

Early LifeEdit

George is the daughter of Paul and Paulette George. George has a older sister Portala,who played volleyball at CSU-San Bernardino and a younger brother Paul, who plays for the Indiana Pacers

High School careerEdit

George attended Palmdale High School in Palmdale, California. George was four-year starter at Palmdale, in her senior year she was named the 2003 Daily News Player of the Year and selected CIF All-City Section. She averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and three steals a game as a senior, helping team to the Golden League title. She earned three-time all-league honors and also competed in track and field and was team MVP. She committed to Pepperdine for the great academics, the great basketball program and she liked the team and the coach.

College CareerEdit

Freshmen YearEdit

Redshirted her true freshman season. George was fourth on the team in scoring as a redshirt freshman with 7.0 points per game, and second in rebounding at 5.7 . She played in all 29 games, starting nine, while averaging 17.3 minutes per contest  and was second on the team with 23 blocked shots . George ranked seventh in the WCC in rebounding and tied for sixth in blocked shots (0.8)  and made the all-tournament team at the Hilton Woodland Hills Beach Classic. She reached double-figures in scoring five times and rebounding twice .

Sophomore YearEdit

As a sophomore, George finished third on the squad with 8.4 points per game as a sophomore, and was second in rebounds at 5.9. She played in 30 games and started five, averaging 18.1 minutes per game ... Shot 78.2% from the free throw line. In the WCC, ranked fourth in free throw percentage and seventh in rebounding and field goal percentage (.465). She reached double-figures in scoring 14 times and in rebounding three times . In the NCAA Tournament game vs. Oklahoma, had nine points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes .

Junior YearEdit

In her junior year, George led the Waves in scoring as a junior with 10.9 points . She started 23 of 25 games and also averaged 7.0 rebounds in 23.8 minutes , Shot 77.6% from the foul line, 10th all-time in school single-season history. In the WCC, ranked seventh in rebounding, ninth in free throw percentage, 10th in field goal percentage (.438), 10th in blocked shots (0.8) and 11th in scoring  and was in double-figure scoring 14 times and double-figure rebounding four times. George had three double-doubles and earned a spot on the WCC All-Tournament team after averaging 8.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in the two games ... Named to the all-tournament team at the Timeout for HIV/AIDS Classic .

Senior YearEdit

In her final year, George finished third on the team in both scoring (8.9 points) and rebounding (6.1) as a senior. She played in 24 games and started 10 while averaging 18.8 minutes. George finished 10th in the WCC in rebounding, 11th in blocked shots (0.5) and 15th in field goal percentage (44.7%) ... Reached double-figures in scoring 12 times and in rebounding five times  and recorded three double-doubles. Finished her four-year career with averages of 8.7 points and 6.1 rebounds. Played in 108 games and started 47 . On Pepperdine's career records list, finished seventh in total blocked shots (70), 10th in free throws made (243) and 10th in rebounds (662).

Pepperdine University StatisticsEdit

Teiosha George Statistics at Pepperdine University
2004–05 29 74 173 0.428 0 9 0.000 56 90 0.622 165 5.7 11 62 23 14 503 204 7.0
2005-06 30 92 198 0.465 0 0 0.000 68 87 0.782 176 5.9 10 61 15 21 542 252 8.4
2006-07 25 98 224 0.438 1 2 0.500 76 98 0.776 174 7.0 18 61 19 20 596 273 10.9
2007-08 24 85 190 0.447 1 4 0.250 43 59 0.729 147 6.1 8 59 13 12 451 214 8.9
Totals 108 349 785 0.445 2 15 0.133 243 334 0.728 662 6.1 47 243 70 67 2092 943 8.7

Trivia Edit

  • Her cousin, Chris Duhon, played for Duke and is now in the NBA with the Chicago Bulls
  • Majored in physical education
  • Would like to continue to play basketball, coach and model after graduating
  • Hobbies include writing poetry, painting and listening to music 
  • Favorite pro basketball player is Shaquille O'Neal
  • Favorite pro basketball team is the Miami Heat 
  • Favorite book is the Bible
  • Favorite movies are Save the Last Dance and The Lion King
  • Favorite musical artist is Beyonce
  • Favorite thing about basketball is "it's a contact and aggressive sport."

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