Joy Lelo
Joy  Lelo

La Cañada, Calif.

High School:
La Cañada HS






Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara - Feb. 26, 2011

Pepperdine vs. Santa Clara - Feb. 26, 2011


Women's Basketball vs. LMU (2/19/2011)

Photos by Martin A. Folb of the Waves' 67-39 win over the Lions.

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CAREER: In four seasons, played in 84 games and started 16 ... Averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.4 minutes.

2010-11/SENIOR:: Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" notice... Named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar ... Appeared in 12 games with four starts due to injury ... Missed a span of 16 contests from late November until the second half of the WCC season started in early February ... Averaged 2.4 points per game and 1.6 rebounds ... Credited with 16 assists and 10 steals ... Started and played 19 minutes of her Senior Day game vs. Santa Clara (2/26), scoring four points on 2-of-2 shooting with three assists, steal and rebound ... Nailed a 3-point dagger that put Pepperdine up by 11 points with 2:34 left in the season opener vs. UC Santa Barbara (11/12) ... Set a game high at Northridge (11/17) with four assists ... Tied game high with five rebounds vs. UC Davis (11/19).

2009-10/JUNIOR: Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner's "Bronze Honors" ... Posted averages of 2.5 points and 1.4 rebounds as a junior ... Played in 31 games, starting two, and averaged 15.2 minutes ... Scored a season-high nine points three times: vs. Northern Arizona (11/13), vs. Purdue (11/29) and at Portland (2/18) ... Also had a season-high five steals in the games against Northern Arizona and Portland ... Other season highs were five rebounds vs. San Diego (2/27), two assists (several times) and 31 minutes vs. UC Irvine (12/22).

2008-09/SOPHOMORE: Averaged 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds as a sophomore ... Played in all 29 games, starting 10, and averaged 16.1 minutes ... Scored in double-figures three times ... Had a season highs of 11 points and five steals vs. Portland ... Also had 10 points vs. Kansas and vs. San Diego in the WCC Tournament ... Other season highs were four rebounds (several times), two assists (several times) and 32 minutes (vs. Loyola Marymount) ... Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.

2007-08/FRESHMAN: Played in only 12 games as a true freshman after being plagued by an injury ... Averaged 2.2 minutes, 0.4 points and 0.2 rebounds ... Scored baskets at Coppin State and vs. Saint Mary's and hit a free throw at Portland ... Played a season-high eight minutes at Portland.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from La Canada (Calif.) High School in 2007 ... Was a four-year varsity player ... Named Rio Hondo League MVP and All-CIF first team as a senior and sophomore ... Played only four games as a junior due to a knee injury ... Averaged 21.7 points as a senior and 17 points as a sophomore ... Scored more than 1,000 career points ... Scored 585 points as a senior, the second-highest total ever at the school ... Named the Glendale News Press Player of the Year as a sophomore ... Team won league titles her sophomore and junior years ... Spent her freshman year at Monarch High School in Louisville, Colo. ... Also competed in track and field as a freshman.

PERSONAL: Born in Memphis, Tenn. ... Daughter of Edmond and Lisa Lelo ... Sister of Candace and Josh ... Mother played basketball at Oral Roberts University ... Majoring in advertising with a marketing minor ... Most thrilling sports moment was when "I went to the game in 2006 where Kobe Bryant scored 81 points" ... Chose Pepperdine for "academics, basketball and the location."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include shopping, watching movies and hanging out with friends and family ... Favorite pro basketball player is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite book is Lord of the Flies ... Favorite television show is Grey's Anatomy ... Favorite musical artist is Kanye West ... Loves basketball because "I love winning and competing and I like being part of a team."

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