- Essence Baucom
Essence Baucom


Charlotte, N.C.

High School:
Phillip O'Berry Academy



2012-13 (Freshman)
Played in 26 games and drew seven starts, including four-straight starts from Feb. 7 through Feb. 21 ... scored a season-best six points at UCF in the Conference USA opener on Jan. 10 ... tallied four points off of a 4-for-4 mark from the free-throw line in the first round WNIT contest at Auburn.

High School
Played for coach Robert Hollis at Phillip O'Berry Academy ... a two-time all-state selection in North Carolina's Class 3A ... also twice selected All-District 9 by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association and All-Mecklenburg County by the Charlotte Observer ... named first-team All-MEGA 7 Conference all four years and conference player of the year as a senior ... led her team to three conference championships ... selected as team MVP three times ... averaged 14.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game as a senior ... rated as the nation's No. 62 point guard in the class of 2012 by ESPN HoopGurlz ... played for the Carolina Elite club team ... member of the National Honor Society.

Essence Gabriel Baucom ... born Sept. 30, 1994 in Charlotte, N.C. ... daughter of Michael and Beverly Baucom ... has one sister, Mickeala ... major is undecided.