23   Jada Buggs
Jada Buggs

RS Junior

Elkhart, Ind.

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Huskies Wrap Two-Game Road Swing at Ball State Saturday

NIU heads to Muncie for fourth road contest in five games


Huskies Drop 65-51 Decision to Miami (OH)

Thorp paces NIU with 16 points on 4-for-6 three-point shooting


NIU Second Half Rally Falls Short at Eastern Michigan

Taylor leads second half spurt with 15 of her 23 points


Huskies Fall Just Short at Valparaiso, 54-49

Taylor led NIU with 16 points, 10 in second half rally


Huskies Lose in Overtime at UIC, 66-61

Strong first half not enough for NIU


Be Proud Be NIU - Debbie Whitman

Assistant women's basketball coach Debbie Whitman talks about what is to be a coach at her alma mater.

2012-2013: Started 12-of-24 games she played in and averaged 20.4 minutes per contest ... Led the team with 12 blocks ... Scored in double digits in five contests ... Scored a career-high 18 points, shooting 6-of-8 from the charity stripe, grabbing seven rebounds, dishing three assists and accounting for two steals at Bradley (Nov. 28) ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and scored 11 points in a win at Morehead State (Nov. 18) ... Blocked a shot in nine separate games ... Recorded a season-high four steals to go along with seven points and four rebounds in a win against Loyola (Nov. 30) ... Matched her career-high in minutes played (32) and shot 6-of-9 from the field with 12 points in a start against Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 3) ... Played 20-plus minutes in 13 games.

2011-12:Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules after transferring from Wisconsin.

Previous School: Played in 15 games for Wisconsin during the 2010-11 season, averaged nearly five minutes per game ... Due to NCAA transfer rules, will be eligible to play for NIU in the 2012-13 season ... Had career-high five points at Michigan (Jan. 16) ... Shot a perfect 2-of-2 from the field vs. the Wolverines ... Also added one rebound and one assist at Michigan ... Tallied first career point off a free throw at Saint Louis (Nov. 12) ... Also had two blocks and two rebounds against the Billikens ... Scored field goals vs. William & Mary (Nov. 14), vs. Marquette (Nov. 24) and vs. Butler (March 16).

High School: Second-team all-state as a senior ... Named to the all-state senior team by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association ... Indiana all-star, competing in the Indiana-Kentucky series ... Three-time All-Northern Lakes Conference selection ... Averaged 15.2 points per game and added 82 assists and 42 steals as a senior ... Four-year record of 85-18 ... Crimson Chargers won four sectional crowns under coach Larry Fielstra ... 2009-10 team co-captain and was named her team's co-most valuable player as a senior ... Played AAU basketball with Indiana Elite South Bend, coached by Andrew Woodrich and Doug Springer ... Ranked 74 nationally and 10th among small forwards by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.

Personal: Daughter of Bunita and Michael Buggs ... Born on September 18, 1991 ... Mother played basketball at Vincennes University.

Minutes: 33, at Bradley, 11-28-12
Field Goals Made: 6, three times, last vs Miami (OH), 2-03-13
Field Goals Attempted: 14, at Bradley, 11-28-12
Three Pointers Made: 1, at Valparaiso, 1-05-13
Three Pointers Attempted: 2, three times, last at Valparaiso, 1-05-13
Free Throws Made: 6, at Bradley, 11-28-12
Free Throws Attempted: 8, at Bradley, 11-28-12
Rebounds: 8, at Morehead State, 11-18-12
Assists: 3, three times, last vs Toledo, 1-26-13
Blocks: 2, two times, last vs Ball State, 1-13-13
Steals: 4, vs Loyola, 11-3-12
Points: 18, at Bradley, 11-28-12