Team's most experienced point guard, although Wake Forest utilized a point guard "by committee" for much of last season ... considered one of the hardest workers on the squad ... has shown great improvement over the course of her career ... has emerged into a team leader and is a player teammates really look up to ... a "take-charge" type of point guard ... a quick player with surprising speed ... has the ability to single-handedly change the tempo of the game ... can create chaos for the opponent with her defensive skills ... has a quick first step ... skilled with the ball ... a playmaker who can make positive things happen when she steps out onto the court ... has become more of a scoring threat as she dramatically increased her offensive production over the last two years.
Began the campaign as the heir apparent at point guard ... one of three Deacs with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (1.10) ... finished third on the team with 64 assists ... also had 30 steals ... connected on a team-best 76 percent from the charity stripe (31-of-41) ... La Salle ... scored eight points and pulled down a career-best six rebounds while dishing eight assists (another career-high) in the season opener versus the Explorers on Nov. 22 ... SMU ... scored a season-high 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting while playing 41 minutes in the overtime loss against the Mustangs on Nov. 23 ... Appalachian State ... grabbed a career-best six steals to go with eight points, five rebounds and six assists versus the Mountaineers on Dec. 1 ... High Point ... had four assists and four steals in 19 minutes of action against the Panthers on Dec. 2 ... Radford ... scored six points, grabbed four rebounds and registered two steals versus the Highlanders on Dec. 21 ... Virginia ... hit a 3-pointer and had three assists and three steals in 22 minutes before fouling out against the Cavaliers on Jan. 5 ... Maryland ... played 14 minutes off the bench (her first non-start of the season) with five points and an assist versus the Terrapins on Jan. 12 ... NC State ... had one steal and went 2-of-2 from the free throw line in 13 minutes off the bench against the Wolfpack on Jan. 23 ... Georgia Tech ... shot 3-of-4 from the field for seven points while also dishing two assists versus the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 31 ... Virginia ... started against the Cavaliers, scoring eight points and tying a team-high with five assists on Feb. 6 ... North Carolina ... had one point, three rebounds and two assists in 14 minutes of action versus the Tar Heels on Feb. 9 ... Maryland ... scored a season high 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers against the Terps on Feb. 13 ... also tied her career-high with 10 field goal attempts and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line ... Duke ... played 19 minutes with a sore knee, recording two assists and two steals versus the Blue Devils on Feb. 17 ... NC A&T ... kept up her streak of playing in every game of her collegiate career, despite nursing a sore knee ... recorded no stats in one minute of action against the Aggies on Feb. 19 ... Clemson ... shot 3-of-6 from the field and 3-of-6 from the line for nine points ... also dished a game-high five rebounds (with just one turnover) and pulled down four rebounds versus the Tigers on Feb. 27 ... Georgia Tech ... scored five points and pulled down five rebounds in 21 minutes of action against the Ramblin' Wreck on Mar. 3.
Earned the team's Most Improved Player award ... started 10 games at point guard while seeing action in all 28 contests ... averaged 17.8 minutes an outing ... ranked third on the squad with 38 steals ... shot a team-best .444 from beyond the arc (16-of-36) ... led the Deacs from the free throw line as well, shooting .789 (30-of-38) ... owned a team season-long streak of 20 successful free throws before missing her final attempt of the season in the ACC Tournament ... named ACC Player of the Week on February 4 after a career-best outing (20 points and four 3-pointers) at Georgia Tech ... Appalachian State ... shot 1-of-7 from the field, but dished out four assists and had a career high five steals versus the Mountaineers on Nov. 19 ... Radford ... had two assists and a career-best two blocks against the Highlanders on Nov. 21 ... Western Carolina ... shot 4-of-5 from the field for nine points ... also had two assists and two steals against the Catamounts on Dec. 2 ... UNC Wilmington ... scored five points and grabbed three rebounds against the Seahawks on Dec. 7 ... High Point ... shot 3-of-6 from the field for six points and dished out three assists versus the Panthers on Dec. 16 ... UNC Asheville ... scored two points and picked up a steal in 11 minutes of action against the Bulldogs on Dec. 18 ... Western Michigan ... scored two points and grabbed three rebounds against the Broncos on Dec. 21 ... Valparaiso ... tallied nine points ... also netted a 3-pointer and had three steals versus the Crusaders on Dec. 22 ... NC State ... had two rebounds and a steal in 11 minutes against the Wolfpack on Dec. 30 ... Georgia Tech ... dished out three assists versus the Yellow Jackets on Jan. 4 before fouling out ... Duke ... started, grabbing three rebounds while playing 23 minutes against the Blue Devils on Jan. 6 ... Florida State ... scored 10 points on 3-of-3 shooting with a 3-pointer versus the Seminoles on Jan. 10 ... Virginia ... played 25 minutes and pulled down six rebounds, tying a career-high against the Cavaliers on Jan. 13 ... Clemson ... scored a team-high 12 points ... hit two 3-pointers as well as four straight free throws down the stretch to seal the win over the Tigers on Jan. 17 ... North Carolina ... scored four points with two rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win over the Tar Heels on Jan. 21 ... Maryland ... scored five points, including a 3-pointer, versus the Terps on Jan. 24 ... NC State ... chipped in five points and pulled down three rebounds against the Wolfpack on Jan. 31 ... Georgia Tech ... scored a career-high 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor including a career-best 4-of-4 from downtown and a perfect 4-of-4 at the line versus the Yellow Jackets on Feb. 3 ... Duke ... finished in double figures with 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting and a 3-pointer against the Blue Devils on Feb. 7 ... Florida State ... scored seven points with two assists versus the Seminoles on Feb. 9 ... Virginia ... had three points, three steals and two assists while playing a season-high 29 minutes versus the Cavaliers on Feb. 14 ... Norfolk State ... did not score, but dished out three assists and had three steals versus the Spartans on Feb. 20 ... Maryland ... came off the bench for three points against the Terrapins on Feb. 24 ... Maryland ... scored nine points, dished out a team-high four assists and grabbed three steals versus the Terps in the ACC Tournament.
Saw action in every game, gradually increasing her playing time over the course of the season and starting the final four contests ... averaged 15.4 minutes a game ... finished third on the squad in steals with 26 thefts ... shot over 72 percent from the line (31-of-43) ... also averaged 1.8 rebounds a game, with a total of 39 defensive boards ... averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds in ACC games ... Appalachian State ... played 17 minutes, scoring two points, with a block, a steal and two assists in her collegiate debut against the Mountaineers on Nov. 19 ... Western Michigan ... pulled down four rebounds versus the Broncos on Nov. 25 ... Coppin State ... grabbed a season-best four steals to go along with three assists against the Eagles on Dec. 2... Liberty ... had another four-steal, three-assist performance along with five points and five rebounds versus the Flames on Dec. 5 ... swished two, end-of-game free throws to seal the victory ... Virginia ... went 4-of-4 from the line against the Cavaliers on Dec. 9 ... New Orleans ... grabbed two steals versus the Privateers on Dec. 17 ... Quinnipiac ... scored eight points, including 4-of-4 from the free throw line before fouling out against the Bobcats on Dec. 19 ... Connecticut ... had two rebounds, two assists and a steal versus the Huskies on on Dec. 22 ... Duke ... went 2-of-2 from the line and dished a career-high five assists ... also grabbed two steals against the Blue Devils on Jan. 2 ... Clemson ... pulled down three defensive rebounds versus the Tigers on Jan. 11 ... Georgia Tech ... had a solid all-around game scoring five points, dishing out four assists, grabbing two steals, two rebounds and blocking a shot against the Yellow Jackets ... Duke ... scored four points and had a steal in 19 minutes of action versus the Blue Devils on Feb. 1 ... NC State ... played 16 minutes, grabbing two rebounds and a steal against the Wolfpack on Feb. 8 ... Clemson ... shot 3-of-6 from the field and scored her first collegiate 3-pointer against the Tigers on Feb. 11 ... Florida State ... earned her first career start, playing 19 minutes and scoring four points versus the Seminoles on Feb. 15 ... Maryland ... started and played a career-high 31 minutes ... did not score but dished two assists and had two rebounds against the Terrapins on Feb. 19 ... Georgia Tech ... started and played 24 minutes, scoring 3-of-4 from the line and grabbing three rebounds in addition to two assists against the Yellow Jackets on Feb. 25 ... Duke ... played a key role in Wake's near-victory over the top-seeded Blue Devils in the ACC Tournament on Mar. 2... started and played 27 minutes, scoring six points and pulling down three rebounds ... converted a three-point play with 25 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Tallied 1,365 points during her four-year career at Montclair High School, ranking her as the school's all-time leading scorer (male or female) ... a third-team New Jersey all-state pick as a senior ... also named first-team all-county and third-team all-group ... selected to play in both the New Jersey North-South and the Essex-Hudson County All-Star games ... three-time all-conference selection ... averaged 20.2 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and six steals per game during her senior campaign ... was named the Montclair League Holiday Tournament MVP two straight years ... selected to the Bergen and Essex Counties All-Sophomore Team ... also lettered three years in tennis, playing No. 1 singles ... a first-team all-area selection in tennis as a freshman and sophomore ... was the area Player of the Year and conference co-champion as a freshman ... also lettered one year on the track team ... listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students ... National English Merit Scholar ... member of both the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society ... named the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete of the Year as a senior ... carried a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Full name is Bianca Malana Brown ... will celebrate her 21st birthday during the preseason - born November 3, 1982 in Livingston, N.J. ... the daughter of Valerie Brown and Earl Brown ... majoring in Health & Exercise Science ... has appeared on the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... has also earned Wake Forest Dean's List honors.