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Desiree Rhodes

#20 Desiree Rhodes

P | Sr. | 6-1 | Aurora, Ill. | Aurora East HS/Wabash Valley College

2016-17 (Senior)

  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds and made two free throws in the season-opening win over Charleston Southern (Nov. 12)
  • Snatched four rebounds, dished out an assist and blocked a shot in 14 minutes vs. Howard (Nov. 15)
  • Made a field goal, blocked a career-best three shots and grabbed three rebounds vs. Coppin State (Nov. 19)
  • Registered a career-high six points and grabbed six rebounds vs. North Carolina A&T (Nov. 22)
  • Corralled five rebounds in the victory over East Carolina (Nov. 23)
  • Made a free throw and pulled down a rebound against High Point (Nov. 27)
  • Matched career-high with three field goals and six points in WVU’s victory over Ole Miss on Dec. 4
  • Pulled down three rebounds and scored a bucket in eight minutes vs. USC Upstate (Dec. 10)
  • Led WVU with nine rebounds in the win over Longwood (Dec. 17)
  • Grabbed two rebounds, blocked a shot and recorded an assist in 14 minutes played at TCU (Dec. 29)
  • Finished with four points and three rebounds at No. 12 Texas (Jan. 29)
  • Grabbed five rebounds, blocked two shots and registered two steals at Oklahoma (Feb. 7)
  • Made her first career start vs. Kansas (Feb. 27), collecting two rebounds and dishing out an assist
  • Grabbed two rebounds, dished out a career-high two assists, collected two steals and scored a field in 19 minutes vs. No. 19 Oklahoma (March 4)
  • Played less than a minute vs. Baylor in the Big 12 Championship final (March 6)
  • Did not play vs. Elon

2015-16 (Junior)

  • Appeared in 21 games, averaging 6.0 minutes per contest
  • Completed her first season at West Virginia with 21 points (1.0 ppg), 36 rebounds (1.7 rpg), four blocks (0.2 bpg) and four steals (0.2 spg)
  • Shot 60 percent (9-of-16) from the field for the season
  • Pulled down four rebounds and scored a bucket in her WVU debut against Delaware State (Nov. 14)
  • Scored a basket, grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot in five minutes vs. Grand Canyon (Nov. 24) 
  • Had an impressive night with five points, four rebounds and four steals in the win at Kansas (Jan. 3)
  • Led West Virginia with a season-high nine rebounds at Kansas State (Jan. 6)
  • Returned from injury, grabbing three rebounds and blocking a shot vs. Baylor (Jan. 30)
  • Made a field goal in a minute of action vs. Kansas State (Feb. 6)
  • Corralled two rebounds in six minutes at Iowa State 

2013-15 - Wabash Valley College

  • Helped Wabash Valley reach the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament in 2014-15 for the first time since 2003
  • Averaged 7.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game in 35 contests last season
  • Led the Lady Warriors with 2.5 blocks per contest, which ranked 10th nationally
  • Tallied four double-doubles during the 2014-15 campaign
  • Came off the bench to score 15 points and grab 11 rebounds in WVC’s 93-57 win over Shawnee Community College
  • Hit a pair of three-pointers and scored a team-best 12 points in the Lady Warriors’ 63-60 win over Vincennes to win the Region 24 Tournament Title
  • All-Star Girls Report ranked Rhodes as the No. 14 best overall junior college prospect and third-best among post players

High School

  • A varsity letterwinner under coach William Anderson at East Aurora High in Aurora, Illinois
  • Garnered News-Gazette All-State Honorable Mention during her senior season

Personal

  • Daughter of Vaughn and Esmeralda Rhodes
  • Birthday is January 25
  • Has one sister
  • Majoring in sociology and anthropology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
SeasonClassGPMinMpgFGFGAFG%3G3GA3G%FTFTAFT%OffRebRpgPFDqAstTOBlkStlPtsPPG
Totals 494028.2204841.71425.051926.3361082.256111282013460.9
2016Jr211256.091560.011100.02633.311361.71813644211.0
2017Sr282779.9113333.3030.031323.125722.6380822169250.9

Mountaineers Welcome Kansas on Senior Night

By Russell Luna | February 26, 2017

West Virginia University women’s basketball seniors’ Lanay Montgomery and Desiree Rhodes will be recognized on Senior Night, Monday, Feb. 27, in a 7 p.m. contest against the Kansas Jayhawks at the WVU Coliseum.

Catching Up with Desiree Rhodes

By Russell Luna | August 26, 2016

Senior Desiree Rhodes credits West Virginia for her growth as a student-athlete and as a person

Mountaineer Family Big Draw for Rhodes

By Russell Luna | October 22, 2015

Desiree Rhodes has embraced West Virginia's family-like atmosphere.