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2012 Women's Basketball Roster

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Christin Mercer

Forward

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
Fr.
Hometown
Douglasville, Ga.
Experience
HS
School
Douglas County HS

(updated June 2, 2014)

Major: Exploring Social & Behavioral Science

 

Christin Mercer was indefinitely suspended from the team on Jan. 10, 2014.

 

CAREER NOTES: 12 double-figure scoring games ... 3 double-figure rebounding games ... UFs leading scorer in 3 games ... leading rebounder in 3 games ... 3 double-doubles ... scored in last 17 games she played

 

Sophomore Year (2013-14)

         did not play in the first four games of the season and the final 17 games due to suspensions

         scored in every game she played during 2013-14

         Started the second half of the win against No. 25 Arkansas (Jan. 9), when she scored 9 of her 13 points and collected all three of her steals

         Scored 6 points during a 16-6 run that helped UF erase a 9-point, second-half deficit at No. 6 Kentucky and take a 69-68 leads with 4:31 remaining; finished with 10 points (5-7 FG), 3 assists

         Remarkable three-game span (Dec. 17-21), when she averaged 21.3 points while shooting an incredible 81.8 percent from the field; entering the week, she was averaging 8.0 points and shooting 43.3 percent from the floor. After the three games, she increased her season scoring average to 13.0 points and is now hitting 63.5 percent from the floor an improvement of +5.0 points per game and an increase of more than 20 percent in her shooting accuracy!

         Reset her career-high scoring total in consecutive games, capped by a career-best 31-point performance on 15-of-17 shooting against FIU (Dec. 21) in the Gator Holiday Classic championship game

         Named to the Gator Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team first such honor of career

         First Gator since Jan. 8, 2009 to score 30+ points in a game; 16th different Gator to score at least 30 points in a game

         Notched double-double with career-high-tying 18 points and 10 rebounds with career-high five assists in win vs. Tennessee State (Dec. 20)

         Scored 15 points on 7-8 FGs in big win vs. Saint Francis (Dec. 17)

         First double-double of year was 10 points, career-high 12 rebounds at Troy (Dec. 4); career-high 3 assists

         Credited by Coach Butler for her defensive effort in three-point win vs. Oregon State (Nov. 30); 8 rebounds, 6 points

         Scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting with a team-high 7 rebounds in win vs. St. Johns (Nov. 26); scored 250th career point in game

         made her season debut on Nov. 21 against Florida State, when she checked into the game at the 14:23 mark of the first half

         first points of year came from the free throw line with 7:35 to go in opening period against Florida State (Nov. 21)

         collected a career-best 5 steals versus Florida State (Nov. 21)

 

2013-14 SEASON STAT NOTES: 7 double-figure scoring games ... 2 double-figure rebounding game ... 2 double-doubles ... UFs leading score in 1 game ... leading rebounder in 1 game ... assist leader in 1 game

 

Freshman Year (2012-13)

         Played in all 37 games, started 18, including the last 15

         Scored in every game except four (vs. Arkansas; vs. Ole Miss; vs. Central Michigan; at La Salle)

         Led the team with a 52.9 field goal percentage (99-187), and ranked No. 3 with 49 steals, No. 6 in scoring, No. 4 in rebounding, No. 4 in free throw attempts and No. 5 in made free throws

         Tied for fifth on the team with six possible three-point plays, hitting 4-of-6 free throws

         In the five-game WNIT run, averaged 8.6 points (No. 3 on team), 5.0 rebounds (tied for No. 2), 2.0 steals (led team) and hit 54.8 percent (17-31) from the floor

         Scored 11 points with six rebounds and two steals in the five-point WNIT Quarterfinal win at James Madison (March 30), when she also played a career-long 31 minutes

         In the WNIT round of 16 two-point win at Charlotte (March 27), came up with her career-best fourth steal of the game with 24 seconds left and the Gators down one; finished the game with eight points and five rebounds

         Tallied her first double-figure scoring game in the postseason when she scored 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting with two blocks and a pair of steals in the WNIT second-round win at Winthrop (March 25)

         At Auburn (Feb. 10), was one rebound shy of the second double-double of her career, as she netted a team-high 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting

         Recorded the first double-double of her career when she scored a game and career-high 18 points with a game and career-high 11 rebounds versus Alabama (Feb. 3), hitting 9-of-12 from the floor and her first career start in the SEC

         Played a solid game in front of a slew of friends and family traveled to the game at Georgia (Jan. 27), where she scored five points and collected a career-best seven rebounds

         Scored a career-best 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting in the win against Savannah State (Dec. 20) for the first double-figure scoring game of her career

         Collected a team-best three steals against Troy (Dec. 4)

         Just missed her first career double-figure scoring game with nine points in two different games - vs. Pacific (Dec. 7) and against Arizona State (Nov. 25) when she also started the second half of the game

         Scored eight points in three of the first four games

         Came off the bench in the second half of the season-opener versus Fairfield (Nov. 9) and exploded for eight points on 4-of-4 shooting and five rebounds in 13 minutes of action; entered the game for the first time at the 18:27 mark of the second half and scored her first career points on a turnaround jumper in paint with 18:04 remaining

         5 double-figure scoring games ... UFs leading scorer in 2 games ... 1 double-double ... scored in UFs last 8 games

 

High School

         Graduated from Douglas County High School in May of 2012

         Her senior year averaged 15.1 points and 12.9 rebounds per game while averaging 3.0 blocks and 3.7 steals and hitting 55.3 percent from the floor

         Helped the 2011-12 Lady Tigers to a 26-3 overall record that included an 18-0 mark in 5-AAAAA region play which resulted in the region title

         Averaged during her junior year with the Lady Tigers 14.2 points and 10.3 rebounds and led DCHS to a 30-1 overall record, including a spot in the state semifinals

         2011 and 2012 Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State First Team Class AAAA

         2011 Region 5-AAAA Player of the Year

         Played in a number of all-star games, including the 2012 North-South Senior Game and the 2011 North-South Junior All-Star Game

         Played volleyball and ran track for one year at DCHS

         Played for AAU team Douglasville Lady Tigers and coach Tanya Jackson

         Coached at Douglas County HS by Chet Forsh

 

 

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