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Meet the New Lady Flames: DeAnna Fuqua

November 7, 2008
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DeAnna Fuqua will get to play in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn., when the Lady Flames visit Vanderbilt on Dec. 22.

DeAnna Fuqua will get to play in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn., when the Lady Flames visit Vanderbilt on Dec. 22.

Six new players dot the 2008-09 Liberty women's basketball team roster, including one junior college transfer and five freshmen. LibertyFlames.com will provide an introduction to each newcomer, leading up to the team's Nov. 14 season opener against VCU. The series continues today with freshman guard DeAnna Fuqua.

Scouting Report
Fuqua, a 5-8 point guard from Nashville, Tenn., is one of two floor generals among the six-member incoming signing class. Her presence will help offset the graduation of Allyson Fasnacht, who started 95 games at point guard during her four seasons with the Lady Flames.

Fuqua was a standout during her prep career at Whites Creek Comprehensive High School. A McDonald's All-America nominee as a senior, Fuqua tossed in 1,883 career points. She was named team MVP all four years of high school and posted 15.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 6.0 apg and 4.0 spg as a senior.

Fuqua earned selection to the All-Region IV team four times and also excelled in tournament settings. She was tabbed to the all-tournament team at the district and regional tournaments three times each, during her time with the Cobras.

Coach Carey Green on Fuqua
"DeAnna is an explosive guard with a great shooting touch and exceptional passing skills. She handles the ball with authority. However, her contributions will be directly impacted by her current injuries."

Dialing Up DeAnna
If I were Liberty's chancellor for a day, the first thing I would do is …
Throw a huge block party filled with lots of fun and games all day and night.

If I could add one game to Liberty's schedule, it would be against …
Rutgers.

My most famous Facebook friend is …
My best friend, Kierra Stanton.

If you could play against anyone in any sport, who would it be and why?
It would be Candace Parker (of the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks) in basketball, because I believe it would be a great challenge for me and it would make me stronger.

What is your favorite month of the year and why?
My favorite month is December, because my birthday and Christmas are in this month.

I came to Liberty because …
I thought it would be a great place for me to mature while also getting closer to God.

My favorite spot on campus is …
My dorm room.

My best basketball memory is …
When I crossed over against somebody and made them fall, and the crowd went wild!

One of my favorite quotes is
"Never give up and keep your head up."

My favorite person to talk to is …
My freshman/sophomore coach, Angela Gibbs.