Andraya  Carter

14Andraya Carter

RS Junior

Flowery Branch, Ga.

High School:
Buford H.S.




  • Points: 19 // Vanderbilt, 1/5/15
  • Rebounds: 7 // Central Arkansas, 11/15/15*
  • Assists: 8 // Florida, 1/23/14
  • Steals: 6 // Central Arkansas, 11/15/15*
  • Blocks: 3 // Arkansas, 1/11/15
  • Field Goals: 6 // Vanderbilt, 1/5/15*
  • 3-Pointers: 4 // Miami, 11/18/12
  • Free Throws: 5 // Vanderbilt, 1/5/15*
  • Minutes: 40 // Texas A&M, 1/26/14
  • * Indicates most recent high


  • Volscars Miss Tennessee -- 2015-16
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2015-16
  • SEC Community Service Team -- 2015-16
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sports Scholar of the Year -- 2015-16
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Women's Basketball Award -- 2015-16
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Finalist -- 2015-16
  • WBCA Allstate Good Works Team Nominee -- 2015-16
  • VOLeaders Academy -- 2015-16
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar -- 2014-15
  • NSCA All-American Athlete Award -- 2014-15
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2014-15
  • SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2013-14
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll -- 2013-14
  • SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll -- 2012-13


  • Averaged 4.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals and led the team by shooting 80 percent from the free throw line while starting 25 games and playing in all 36 contests.
  • Had zero turnovers in nine games and had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio (1.0) on the season.
  • Led the team in steals on 14 occasions in 2015-16 and ended the year with 199 career thefts, just 35 short of cracking the all-time top ten list.
  • Paced the team in three-pointers on five different occasions while also scoring 10+ points five times.
  • Scored a season-high 14 points to propel the Lady Vols to a 58-51 victory over Wichita State.
  • Scored 13 points, as she hit three from behind the arc and added three steals vs. Florida.
  • Tied her career highs with six steals and seven rebounds in the season-opening 102-47 win over Central Arkansas.
  • Scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting, hitting both of her three-pointers against #13 Mississippi St.
  • Played 17 minutes with a broken finger and notched three boards, two assists, a steal and a block against Syracuse in the NCAA Elite Eight.
  • Scored seven points and added four boards and two steals in the SEC quarterfinal win over Texas A&M.
  • Notched 10 points, five rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes against #12/11 Texas A&M.
  • Scored 10 points and had two assists while going 2-of-4 from the three-point line vs. Arkansas.
  • Hit two-three pointers on her way to nine points to help the Lady Vols defeat #20 Missouri.
  • Notched eight points and a team-best three steals and two assists in the win over #7/7 Oregon State.
  • Had her streak of 28-straight starts snapped when she came off the bench against Chattanooga.


  • Led the SEC in steals (80) and steals per game (2.3).
  • Posted most steals by a Lady Vol since Alexis Hornbuckle had 104 in 2007-08.
  • Made second-most three-pointers (29) on the team.
  • Started a career-high 31 games and averaged 30.0 minutes per contest, which was second behind only Ariel Massengale.
  • Played 12 of her 35 games without committing a turnover and another 10 with only one miscue.
  • Scored in double figures on 11 occasions.
  • Scored a career-best 19 points at Vanderbilt on Jan. 5, 2015, connecting on six of 10 field goal attempts.
  • Had a then-personal-best 16 points the game before, vs. Missouri, in the SEC opener.
  • Grabbed career highs of seven rebounds vs. Texas and Missouri.
  • Averaged 9.1 points per contest during SEC regular-season games, shooting 46 percent from the field and 43.2 percent on threes.
  • Posted back-to-back six-steal efforts vs. Oral Roberts and Winthrop.
  • Knocked down a trio of three-pointers vs. Missouri, at Auburn, vs. LSU and vs. Vanderbilt.
  • Registered a career-high three blocked shots at Arkansas.


  • Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.
  • Started 21 of 35 games as a redshirt freshman, guiding the team to a 14-2 record over the final 16 games after the team's starting point guard, Ariel Massengale, was lost to injury.
  • Averaged 7.8 points, shot 45.9% from the field and led the team with 44 assists (vs. 26 turnovers) and 28 steals during that stretch.
  • Was instrumental in UT's 20-point win over Florida, the game Massengale was hurt, dishing out a career-high eight assists while matching her season high in scoring with 14 points.
  • Stepped in to start for Massengale against Texas A&M, playing all 40 minutes and scoring 10 points, including a perfect 4-4 from the FT line in the key road victory over the SEC leaders at the time.
  • Recorded her first three-game stretch of her career scoring 10 or more points in back-to-back-to-back games against Florida (14), Texas A&M (10) and Arkansas (10).
  • Notched 14 points, going a perfect 4-4 in FTs, in UT's 73-61 regular-season finale win against No. 4/5 South Carolina.
  • Had a strong defensive impact in the SMU game, guarding top player Keena Mays and preventing her from her usual 20+ point game with only 12 points on three-of-14 shooting.
  • Was the only Lady Vol of the season to snag five steals in a game, recording a career high in that category at home against Vanderbilt.
  • Averaged 9.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game during SEC Tournament action, as Tennessee claimed its 17th postseason league championship.

2012-13 - FRESHMAN

  • Played in seven games, starting the first five contests, in her first year at UT before redshirting due to injury.
  • Injured her right shoulder vs. Miami and later re-injured it vs. Middle Tennessee and North Carolina.
  • Had surgery on that shoulder on Dec. 13 to repair a labral tear and missed remainder of the season.
  • Became the 17th freshman to start her first career game as a Lady Vol, notching four points, two rebounds and two steals in 17 minutes against Chattanooga.
  • Had four assists, four rebounds, three points and only one turnover during 36 minutes in a start at Georgia Tech that gave Holly Warlick her first victory as head coach.
  • Led the Lady Vols to another key early-season road victory, going 4-5 from the arc and 4-4 from the line for a career-high 16 points in 28 minutes at Miami.


  • Member of the 2010 USA Youth Olympic Games Team that posted a 6-1 slate and captured the bronze medal in Singapore.
  • Participated in the 2009 USA U16 National Team Trials.
  • Played AAU ball for Georgia Elite.


  • Ranked No. 21 in 2012 espnW HoopGurlz Top 100.
  • Honored as a 2010 ESPN Rise Underclass All-American.
  • Missed more than half of her senior season while recovering from a torn ACL in her left knee and played last few games of her career with a partially-separated shoulder.
  • Had career highs of 31 points (2009) and 13 rebounds (2010).
  • Averaged 14.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.7 steals as a junior.
  • Numbers included 17.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.7 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.2 blocks as a sophomore.
  • Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State First Team (2009, 2010, 2011), Honorable Mention (2012) and GSWA Player of the Year (2010, 2011).
  • Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State (2009-12) and GACA Player of the Year in (2011).
  • Atlanta Tip-Off Club All-Metro Team (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012).
  • Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Gwinnett County First Team (2009, 2010, 2011) and Second Team (2012).
  • Gainesville Times Player of the Year (2011) and All-Area Team (2009, 2010, 2011).
  • Gwinnett Tip-Off Club Player of the Year (2010, 2011).
  • 6AA All-Region (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and Region 6AA Player of the Year (2010, 2011).
  • Led Buford to AA state titles from 2009-11 and a runner-up finish in 2012.


  • Full name is Andraya Nichole "Draya" Carter.
  • Born on Nov. 12, 1993, in Decatur, Ga., and signed with UT on her 18th birthday.
  • Parents are Gary "Tyke" and Jessica Lhamon.
  • Siblings include Alli, Zoey and Curt Lhamon and Chris and Shay Carter.
  • Has pet snakes named Nothing, Khaleesi and Hendrix.
  • Graduated in August 2015 with a degree in communication studies and is working on a master's in sport psychology.
  • Recipient of the Randall Keith Nutt Athletic Scholarship Endowment.
  • Follow @DrayaNichole on Twitter and @drayanichole on Instagram.


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