DSU Women's Basketball BIO
23 Nikkei Blackburn

2015-16: Appeared in 25 games, while making 16 starts… Averaged 20.4 minutes per game (510)… Posted 6.4 points (161), 6.7 rebounds (60 off., 107 def.), 0.6 assists (14), 0.6 steals (16) and 0.6 blocks (15) per contest… Her 6.7 rebounds per game average ranked second best on DSU and 15th in the MEAC… Led DSU in field goal percentage (.485) and finished second in free throw percentage (.806)… Finished second on DSU in double-doubles (3)… Scored in double figures five times, highlighted by a career-high 19 points (5-of-10) in DSU’s 89-81 win at Hampton (Feb. 29)… Ripped down 10 or more rebounds six times, highlighted by a career-best 20 in DSU’s 89-81 win at Hampton (Feb. 29), which was the most fourth most in DSU single-game history… Tallied two or blocks four times… Collected two or more steals three times, highlighted by a career-high three in DSU’s 54-49 loss to Coppin State (March 3)… Best Game(s): Tallied 10 points (4-of-6), 11 boards and a steal in 18 minutes of action in DSU’s 65-59 loss to William & Mary (Dec. 1)… Totaled 11 points (5-of-9), 11 boards, two steals and one assist in DSU’s 61-48 win over South Carolina State (Jan. 30) in 19 minutes of action… Posted eight points (3-of-7), 12 rebounds and one steal in DSU’s 66-35 loss at Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 6) in 29 minutes of action… In DSU’s 86-56 loss at Florida A&M (Feb. 8), tallied 10 points (5-of-8), nine rebounds and two blocks in 30 minutes of action… Ripped down 12 boards, scored eight points (4-of-8) and tallied one assist in DSU’s 54-49 loss at UMES (Feb. 27)… In DSU’s 89-81 win at Hampton (Feb. 29), scored 19 points (5-of-10), ripped down 20 boards, went a career-best 9-for-10 (.900) from the charity stripe and totaled one block in 35 minutes of action.

2014-15: Named MEAC Defensive Player of the Week twice (Feb. 9, Feb. 23)... Appeared in 22 games, while making 11 starts… Missed eight games because of an ankle injury… Averaged 23.0 minutes per game (505)… Posted 4.4 points (97), 6.8 rebounds (42 off., 108 def.), 0.5 steals (12), 0.3 blocks (7) and 0.3 assists (6) per contest… Her 6.8 rebounds per game was good for second best on DSU… Shot 45 percent (38-of-85) from the field and 75 percent (21-of-28) from the free throw line… Scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 12 points (6-of-10), along with 14 rebounds in DSU’s 100-62 loss at Virginia (Dec. 6)... This performance was also her lone double-double of the season… Pulled down 10 or more rebounds in four games, including a season-high 19 boards (seventh best performance in DSU single-game history) in DSU’s 74-61 loss at Hampton (Feb. 21)… Tallied two or more block shots in two games, including a season-best three in DSU’s 78-63 loss to FAMU (Feb. 9)… Collected two or more steals once, coming in DSU’s 78-63 loss to FAMU (Feb. 9).  Pulled down 16 boards at NJIT (Feb. 5) and 11 rebounds vs. Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 7)... Scored 10 points at UMES (Feb. 14) and at Norfolk State (Feb. 23).  

South Georgia Tech (2012-13, 2013-14): Two-year starter… In her final season, averaged 15 points per game and led the nation in rebounds with 441 (13.4 rpg), along with finishing 12th in the country in blocks… Was selected as one of the Top 40 Student-Athletes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and landed a spot in the fifth annual NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star game... Earned Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice.

High School: Four-year varsity standout in basketball… As a senior, averaged 18 points, 20 rebounds and four assists per game on her way to earning Class 3A All-State honors and a spot in the Carolina’s All-Star Basketball Classic… Also, during that season, led her team to a 25-5 record and a regional championship.

Personal: Born Jan. 18, 1994 in Bennettsville, S.C., where she currently resides… Daughter of Pamela Blackburn… Sister to Jeremy and Deshaunte… Majoring in Integrated Studies. 


Points: 19 at Hampton, 2/29/16

Rebounds: 20 at Hampton, 2/29/16

FGM: 6 at Virginia, 12/6/14

FGA: 12 vs. Florida A&M, 3/8/16

3FGM: -

3FGA: -

FTM: 10 at Hampton, 2/29/16

FTA: 11 at Hampton, 2/29/16

Assists: 3 vs. UMES, 2/28/15

Steals: 3 vs. Coppin State, 3/3/16

Blocks: 3 vs. Florida A&M, 2/19/15

Minutes: 40 at UMES, 2/14/15


Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bennettsville, S.C.
High School: Marlboro County H.S.
Other College: South Georgia Tech
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