24 Tavia Sykes
24 Tavia Sykes
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Flowery Branch, Ga.
Position: G
Previous School: Flowery Branch

AS A JUNIOR IN 2015-16: Ranked second on the team with a 70.8 free-throw percentage … Saw action in 26 games off the bench to average 4.5 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game … Scored double figure points five times including her season-high 20 on Feb. 17 at Francis Marion … Helped the Jaguars earn a No. 25 national ranking and reach the NCAA Regional Championship.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2014-15: Averaged 22.3 minutes per game and 6.9 points per game…Paced GRU in scoring in three individual games…had the fourth-best scoring average for the team and the third most three-pointers made (12)…Blocked four shots and had 36 assists (1.6 apg). 

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013-14: Named the Most Valuable Player for women’s basketball at the 2014 GRU Augusta Athletics Awards Banquet…Paced the team in scoring five times – highlighted by her season-high 17 points which she reached twice, first at Flagler on Jan. 15 and last at home against Columbus State on Feb. 16…Ranked second on the team in scoring with 8.9 ppg and was first with 33 three-pointers made (35.1 3PT%)…Had 24 steals, eight blocks, and 31 assists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch, Ga., in 2013…Lettered in basketball under Hazel Hall…Also lettered in track and field and volleyball…Named the Region 8-AAAAA Player of the Year and a North Georgia All-Star Classic MVP in 2013…Made the Lanier Land All-Tournament team and was named to the North/South Georgia All-Star Team in 2012…Region runner-up in 2010 and a sub-region champion in 2013…Played club ball for E.O.T.O (Each One Teach One) in Gainesville, Fla., under Ken Huffman.

PERSONAL: Daughter to Miranda and Tracy Sykes Sr…Sister to two brothers - Tracy Sykes Jr. and Sterling Sykes…Born on July 31, 1995 in Gainesville, Ga…Plans on majoring in pre-biology…Enjoys playing volleyball, sleeping and swimming…Career goals are to earn her degree and become a registered radiologist assistant…Favorite food is Alfredo…Blake Griffin is her favorite athlete and her pre-game ritual is listening to music…Lists “Criminal Minds” as her favorite TV show and “Love and Basketball” as her favorite movie.