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


  • 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


  • Tallied six points and a team-high five assists in the game versus Texas.
  • Led the team with three steals off the bench in the 63-55 victory over UAlbany.
  • Had her streak of 28 straight starts snapped when she came off the bench against Chattanooga.
  • Tied her career highs with six steals and seven rebounds in the season opening 102-47 win over Central Arkansas.
  • Shot 7-of-14 and scored 19 points which would have tied a career high if the stats counted in the exhibition against Carson-Newman, while also notching five assists and four steals against Carson-Newman.


  • 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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