Le’Andrea Gillis, the 5’10” biology major from Adrian, Ga., has been enjoying her basketball season. The Treutlen High School alum has been averaging 19.9 points per game in all 15 Lady Tigers games. 

“I picked up my first basketball at a very young age. I was always around a ball because my cousins and my brothers always played, so I was always somewhere with them,” said Gillis.

When asked if Savannah State University was her first choice school to pursue her college basketball career, Gillis said,“I wouldn’t say that it was my first choice, but I don’t regret the decision that I made.” 

She said she enjoyed every game and every teammate she’s encountered. 

“This is a very good program,” said Gillis, “And I’m grateful for the opportunity to play at this school and perform for the program each and every night.”

As expected, playing collegiate-level basketball increases players’ opportunities to compete professionally after graduation. 

Gillis says she is waiting to see how things work out as she nears graduation. 

“If I get the opportunity to take it that far, then that will be something I want to do. If I can get to the next level, then I will definitely take the opportunity,” said Gillis. 

She credits her parents and her grandmother with her success. 

“I am very big on family, so it’s not just one specific person,” said Gillis. “Everybody has played a part in helping me get to where I am right now.”

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