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Jaterra Bonds


5' 7"
Gainesville, Fla.
P.K. Yonge

(data as of August 23, 2013)


Major: Telecommunications Media and Society


Name Pronunciation: ja-TEAR-ah


Jaterra Bonds grew up in the shadows of the University of Florida, attending P.K. Yonge which also is located in Gainesville … plays with an edge … a smart ballplayer who can shoot the three, is good in transition and is a very quick defender … committed to the Gators early in her junior year … 2013 All-Southeastern Conference Honorable Mention (media) ... 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... 2013 SEC Community Service Team … voted to the 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches … earned a spot on the 2011 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll … on pace to earn Bachelor’s degree in Spring 2014


Career Notes

* Played in all 104 games during three-year Gator career and started 83

* Enters 2013-14 season with 1,088 career points and 297 assists

* Ended the 2012-13 season having started 70 consecutive games - the fourth-longest streak in program history

* During 2012-13 set UF season record for minutes played (1,258), free throws made (140) and free throws attempted (181)

* Set UF season record by a junior games played (37), games started (37), minutes played (1,258), free throws made (140) and free throws attempted (181)

* 22nd Gator to score 1,000 career points, as she drilled a three-pointer with 3:54 remaining in the first half of the March 8, 2013, SEC Tournament Quarterfinal game against Tennessee; ended game with 18 points in the game and 1,008 in her career

* Set UF freshman record for games played (34)

* Ranked second for three-pointers made by a freshman (53)

* Twice tied UF freshman record for three-pointers in a game (5, at Charlotte and vs. Georgia Feb. 27, 2011)

* UF’s leading scorer in a game 20 times, rebounder in 5 games and assists leader in 41 games

* Five 20-point scoring games

* 56 double-figure scoring games

* Scored in every game except three in her career


Junior Year (2012-13)

* 2013 All-SEC Honorable Mention Team (media)

* Voted Most Valuable Player (team award)

* Only player who started all 37 games

* Scored in every game except one (vs. Savannah St., Dec. 20)

* Led the Gators in scoring (13.1 ppg), minutes played (1,258, 34.0 mpg), free throws made (140) and attempted (181); second in assists (124)

* UF’s leading game scorer in eight of its 16 SEC regular-season games

* Averaged a team-best 14.4 points in SEC games and converted 70-of-91 free throws (76.9%)

* Among all SEC athletes (all games), ranked No. 12 for scoring, No. 12 for assists, No. 4 for free throw percentage, No. 12 to assist/turnover ratio and tied for No. 4 for minutes played

* Scored in double figures in the last 10 games

* Led team with 16 possible three-point plays, hitting 12-of-16 free throws

* During five-game WNIT run, averaged 16.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.8 assists, while hitting 53.7 percent from the floor and 79.2 percent (19-24) from the free throw line

* Set UF season record for minutes played (1,258), free throws made (140) and free throws attempted (181)

* Set UF season record by a junior minutes played, free throws made and free throws attempted

* With 6:33 remaining in the win at James Madison (March 30), converted her 136th free throw of the year and passed the Gator’s season record held by Sha Brooks during the 2008-09 campaign

* In the five-point win at James Madison (March 30) in the WNIT quarterfinal, scored 20 points, including 7-of-8 free throws with the last four coming in the final 23.4 seconds that sealed the five-point victory; also had a team-best five assists

* In the WNIT round of 16 two-point win at Charlotte (March 27) hit the game-winning jumper with two seconds remaining after converting one free throw with 20.1 seconds remaining that tied the game, finishing with a team-high 15 points and four assists; the missed free throw attempt was her 172 attempt of the season that set a new program record, passing the 171 tries by Sha Brooks (2008-09) and Vanessa Hayden (2003-04)

* Attempted at least 10 free throws in seven games, most recently a 9-of-11 showing at FIU (March 21) as part of 19 points; also a 10-12 effort en route to 17 points - her 50th career double-figure scoring game - in the SEC Tournament second-round win against Arkansas (March 7)

* The 100th game of her career was the WNIT first round win at FIU (March 21), where she scored 19 points and converted 3-of-4 free throws in the final 41 seconds to help seal the victory

* Became the 22nd Gator to score 1,000 career points, as she drilled a three-pointer with 3:54 remaining in the first half of the March 8 SEC Tournament Quarterfinal game against Tennessee; ended with 18 points in the game and 1,108 in her career

* 18th time a Gator has played 1,000 minutes in a season

* Cleared the 950-point mark during her 18-point effort in the win against Arkansas (Feb. 28)

* Topped the 900-career point plateau with her 11th of 17 points at Texas A&M (Feb. 14), when she tied her season-high with eight assists

* Dished the 250th assist of her career in the win at Auburn (Feb. 10), where she scored all 11 of her points during the second half and from the free throw line (on 14 attempts)

* Moved into 10th place all-time for three-pointers (87) with her one trey versus Alabama (Feb. 3)

* At Missouri (Jan. 31) played all 40 minutes, marking the first time in her career she has played an entire game (played 42 minutes in an overtime game); dished six assists with seven points

* Required three stitches in her right elbow following the win at Mississippi State (Jan. 10) after a hard foul sent her to the floor; needed to leave the court because she was bleeding with 57.8 seconds remaining and wasn’t able to shoot the free throws but did return and ended the game with a team-high 17 points

* Converted a career-best 17 consecutive free throws (from Dec. 16 - Jan. 6); run ended when she missed her fifth of eight attempts vs. LSU (Jan. 6)

* Scored a game-high 19 points vs. LSU when she sank a driving, athletic bucket with 29 seconds remaining and then sealed the victory with two free throws with four seconds remaining that ended the game’s scoring in UF’s 77-72 win

* Scored a game and season-high 21 points in the tough loss at No. 6 Kentucky (Jan. 3), when she tied a program record by sinking 11-of-11 from the free throw line along with three assists

* In the championship game of the Gator Holiday Classic against Central Michigan (Dec. 21), dished a season and game-high eight assists, while scoring 15 points on 7-of-8 shooting with five rebounds, but was whistled for three fouls - including a technical - in a three-second span, and with 7:59 remaining fouled out of the game for the first time in her collegiate career

* Instrumental in both of UF’s big runs in its first road win of the year (at La Salle, Dec. 16): first drilling two three-points in the final 37 seconds of the first half to cap a 10-0 run; and converted two layups, with the second resulting in a three-point play as part of a 13-0 run in the second half that helped the Gators assume a 19-point lead

* Converted 12-of-15 free throws in the seven-point win vs. Pacific (Dec. 7), with the 12 makes tied for the fourth-most in program history; also totaled a game-high 20 points - the third 20-point game in her career - and reached the 700-point plateau for her career, while collecting five rebounds (which put her at the 200-rebound career mark), three assists and drew two charges

* At Michigan (Dec. 1) played in the 75th game of her career, when she dished two assists and reached the 200-assist mark for her career

* Knocked down all three free throws after getting fouled attempting a three-pointer at Florida State (Nov. 15) for a different type of 3-point-play

* Converted three three-point plays in a 3:58 span against Georgia State (Nov. 11)

* Tied a career-high with four steals and scored a season-high 17 points against Georgia State (Nov. 11), the most points she has scored since March 24, 2011, when she scored 23 at Charlotte; season-high last year was 16 points

* Despite foul trouble, scored eight points with four rebounds in 20 minutes in the season-opening win against Fairfield

* Entered the season as the only Gator with collegiate experience in the backcourt

* 28 double-figure scoring games … scored in UF’s last 25 games … scoring leader in 12 games … assist leader in 19 games … three 20-point scoring games


Sophomore Year (2011-12)

* One of five Gators to appear in all 33 games and only one to start every game during the year

* Scored in every game except two

* Averaged second-most minutes played per game (29.3 mpg), behind Jordan Jones

* Team’s fourth-leading scorer (8.1 ppg), also ranked No. 2 for assists (2.6 apg) and made three-pointers (25) and No. 3 for free throws made per game (1.6 pg) and attempted (2.4 pg)

* Scored in double-figures in a season-long four consecutive games early in the year

* Topped the 600-point mark for her career during the NCAA Second Round game against top-seeded and eventual champion Baylor (March 20)

* Sealed UF’s NCAA Second Round upset victory against No. 16/18 Ohio State when she connected on two free throws with 6.7 seconds remaining after the Buckeyes pulled within four points

* Made her first-ever visit to the state of New York when the team competed at the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic hosted by Long Island University, Nov. 25-26

* Earned a spot on the Gator Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team (hosted by UF), when she scored a season-high 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor in the championship game against Duquesne (Dec. 21) one day after tying her career-high of nine assists in the win versus Charleston Southern (Dec. 20)

* Career-best showing from the free throw line against Hampton (Nov. 22), hitting 9-of-10 en route to 15 points

* Received the ‘Charge Award’ at the team’s postseason banquet for leading the squad in that category

* UF’s leading scorer in a game one time, rebounder in one game and assists leader in 15 games

* 11 double-figure scoring games (last: 11 points vs. Ohio State, March 18)


Freshman Year (2010-11)

* Voted to the 2011 SEC All-Freshman Team by the league’s coaches

* Earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

* Voted by her coaches and teammates as the Most Improved Player

* Appeared in 34 of 35 games, missing the North Florida (Nov. 23) contest due to injury (left ankle sprain)

* Started 13 games and averaged 8.7 points and 2.9 assists in those games

* Scored in every game she played

* First guard off the bench when she didn’t start

* Led UF in made field goals (115) and ranked second for scoring (335 points, 9.9 ppg)

* Ranked 12th in SEC (all games) for made three-pointers (53)

* During the two SEC Tournament games, averaged 11.5 points

* In the last five games, averaged a team-leading 15.4 points, hitting 37.5 percent from the three-point arc (12-32) with nine assists

* Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week, most recently honored on Feb. 28 for helping UF to a pair of upset wins, including the regular-season finale against No. 22 Georgia (Feb. 27), when she scored a career-high 22 points, hitting 5-of-10 three-pointers, tied for the most treys in a game by a freshman in program history

* UF’s second-leading scorer overall (9.5 ppg); second-most three-pointers (48) and ranks second for assists (83, 2.5 pg)

* In two Postseason WNIT games averaged 16.0 points and hit 5-of-14 three-pointers (35.7%)

* Led UF at FGCU (March 21) with 19 points, converting a career-best 7-of-10 from the free throw line, with two coming with 16.9 second remaining that gave UF a 73-69 lead; sank one more with 6.7 seconds left to secure the victory; scored seven points during an 11-0 run when UF trailed by nine

* Scored five of her eight points with 11:17 remaining in UF’s first win at Vanderbilt (Feb. 25) since 2004

* Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 31 after being UF’s leading rebounder in its two games, with a career-high eight coming versus Alabama

* Tied with 12 points for team scoring honors in the win against Alabama (Jan. 27), with her last two coming when she hit both ends of a one-and-one with 51 seconds remaining that increased UF’s lead to nine in the six-point victory; also canned a three-pointer with 2:26 remaining that gave UF a six-point lead, as she also collected a career and team-high eight rebounds

* Tallied 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting in the two-point road win at South Carolina (Jan. 9)

* Solid SEC debut in the upset against No. 22/24 Arkansas, scoring nine points and collecting a game- and career-high nine rebounds

* Earned Gator Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team honors, the first individual event award of her career, as she totaled 26 points, 12 assists and shot 52.4 percent (11-21) from the floor during the two-game championship run

* One assist shy of her first career double-double, when she dished nine while scoring 13 points against Alabama State (Dec. 20)

* Made the most of her first collegiate start, scoring 11 points with three assists against Harvard (Dec. 7)

* Scored six points during UF’s game-ending 16-4 run that fueled the eight-point win against Old Dominion, as she totaled 10 points, hitting 6-of-6 from the free throw line

* UF’s leading scorer in the championship game of Dead River Company Classic win over Navy (Nov. 28), recording 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting, with 2-of-5 from three-point arc and three assists

* Twisted her left ankle with 4:35 remaining in the first half of the game at DePaul (Nov. 18) and did not return; also missed the next game as a result

* Absence at DePaul was felt, as she had scored six points on a pair of treys in 11 minutes and the Gators lost by one

* Impressive collegiate debut during the season-opening win against UCF, as she scored 10 first-half points en route to a team-best 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting, in addition to converting 5-of-8 free throws and collecting four rebounds

* Scored first points in a Gator uniform from the free throw line against UCF, connecting on both with 15:21 left in the first half; her first field goal was a 3-pointer versus the Knights, draining the first of back-to-back treys with 12:20 remaining in the opening frame

* 17 double-figure scoring games (most on the team; most recent was 23 points at Charlotte, March 24)


High School

* Graduated June of 2010 from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, where she was coached by Willie Powers and by former Gator letterwinner Ash’lea Moore her junior season

* Led the Blue Wave to the state tournament ever year, including in 2010 when the team won the 2010 FHSAA 2A state championship

* Contributed 23 points and nine rebounds in the title game and guided the program to its first high school title since 1983

* During her championship senior campaign, averaged 16.6 points, four assists, five rebounds and was an 85.4-percent foul shooter despite rarely playing more than a half in almost every game due to the Blue Wave’s dominance

* Helped P.K. Yonge to a 30-2 record her senior year, when the squad was undefeated against in-state teams

* Topped the 1,000-point plateau toward the end of her sophomore season

* 2010 McDonalds All-American Nominee

* Voted The Florida Dairy Famers’ 2009 and 2010 Class 2A Player of the Year

* Averaged 20.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.8 steals per game in 2009, when she rode the Blue Wave to a 28-1 overall record, the team’s lone loss was to Miramar Parkway in the Class 3A State Championship game

* Attempted 6.6 free throw per game in hit 72 percent of them her junior year

* Named to the 2009 Class 3A First-Team All-State squad, after honorable mention notice in 2008

* The Gainesville Sun’s 2009 Small School Player of the Year

* Selected for Florida-Georgia All-Star game

* 2010 All-Area First Team 1A-2A

* Played during several summers for Essence, which won the 2008 NIKE Nationals, as well as several other tournaments


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