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UNC Women's Basketball Bio
34 Xylina McDaniel
McDaniel McDaniel 818639

SOPHOMORE SEASON 2013-14
One of the premier post players in the Atlantic Coast Conference • Started a team-leading 35 games and made 36 appearances • Named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 List • Also voted a preseason All-ACC selection • Finished third on the team in scoring (11.3) and second in rebounding (5.8) per game • Ranked 29th in the ACC in scoring • Also ranked second on the team in steals (54) and blocks (23) • Shot 47.2 percent from the field and 41.2 percent (28-of-68) from beyond the three-point line • Tied her career high with 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting in the win over No. 15 Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 4 • Scored in double figures in 20 games and had lone double-double of the year against No. 4 Tennessee on Nov. 11, her second double-double in as many seasons against the Lady Vols • Scored 18 points at No. 2 Notre Dame on Feb. 27 • Also had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the win at No. 3 Duke on Feb. 10 • Scored 14 points to fuel an 18-point come-from-behind victory over UT Martin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 23.

FRESHMAN SEASON 2012-13
Tough, athletic post who immediately entered the starting lineup and become one of the team's top interior threats • Started 33 games and averaged 11.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest • Named ACC Rookie of the Year, the first Tar Heel to win that award since Camille Little in 2004 • Also earned first-team All-ACC honors from the league's head coaches and second-team honors from the Blue Ribbon Panel • Also named to the ACC All-Freshman team • Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors a league-best six times • Ranked in the top 15 in the ACC in steals (sixth), blocks (10th) and rebounds (14th) • Scored in double figures on 21 occasions and grabbed double-digit rebounds five times • Had three double-doubles on the year, including 18 points and 12 rebounds in her Carolina debut against Davidson • Also had 15 points and 14 boards in the Preseason WNIT title game win over Iowa to earn all-tournament honors • Just missed a double-double in the win over NC State on Feb 24 with 15 points and nine boards • Had a career-high 25 points at Florida State on Feb. 17 • Finished 9-of-14 from the field against the Seminoles • Scored at least 10 points in 13-of-18 league contests • Was a bright spot in the loss at Tennessee, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

PREP/PERSONAL
2010-11 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year • South Carolina Coaches' Association 4A player of the year as a senior • Three-time 4A all-state selection who averaged over 18 points and eight rebounds per game • 2012 McDonald's All-America and WBCA All-America selection • Rated the No. 6 forward and the No. 25 player overall by ESPN HoopGurlz • Helped lead Spring Valley to 4A state championships in 2009 and 2011 • In addition to being one of South Carolina's top five players each of the last four seasons on the hardcourt, she also broke the state record in the shot put as a track and field athlete • Daughter of former NBA All-Star Xavier McDaniel and Michele Day Anderson.


Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Spring Valley
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