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13 Jocelyn Willoughby
Jocelyn  Willoughby


East Orange, N.J.

High School:
Newark Academy




Willoughby Invited to USA Women's U19 Team Trials

UVA guard vying to compete at the FIBA U19 World Cup


Toussaint, Willoughby Named to ACC All-Freshman Team

Virginia guards earn postseason conference honor


Jocelyn Willoughby Named ACC Rookie of the Week

UVA guard garners her first conference accolade


Virginia Falls at No. 8 Notre Dame, 82-74

Jocelyn Willoughby scores 16 points to lead the Virginia offense


UVA vs. No. 8 Notre Dame

UVA vs. No. 8 Notre Dame January 29, 2017



  • Appointed as a non-voting, student-athlete member of the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee
  • Attended USA Basketball U19 Women's World Cup Team trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 18-21)


  • All-ACC Freshmen Team
  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Started all 33 games for the Cavaliers, averaging 9.8 points and a team-high 6.2 rebounds per game, also grabbing 55 steals with 55 assists
  • Second among ACC freshmen in rebounding (6.2 per game) and led the conference rookies in steals per game (1.7 per game, 55 overall)
  • Second among ACC freshmen in scoring at 9.8 points per game
  • Became the first freshman to lead UVA in rebounding since Brandi Teamer in 2002 and the first freshman guard to do so since Chrissy Reese in 1980
  • Only player on the 2016-17 UVA team to have two 20-point games in the season
  • Was in the starting lineup for her collegiate debut against Middle Tennessee, scoring 13 points with a game-high nine rebounds (11/11)
  • Started the Coppin State game going 8-of-8, scoring all 21 of her points in the first half (11/13)
  • Had her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against St. John’s (11/25)
  • Had her second double-double of the season at Georgia, with 13 points and 10 rebounds while also grabbing a season-high six steals (12/19)
  • MVP of the Cavalier Classic Tournament with a combined 27 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, three blocks and two steals in the two games (12/29)
  • Named the ACC Rookie of the Week (Jan. 30) after helping lead the Cavaliers on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor against No. 19/21 Virginia Tech and No. 8/9 Notre Dame. Led the team in scoring in both games, including scoring 18 points in the 76-27 win over Virginia Tech, going 6-of-8 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the stripe against the Hokies
  • Scored team-high 17 points in ACC Tourney win over Wake (3/2)
  • Scored a career-high 25 points in WNIT win at Saint Joseph’s, including scoring nine crucial points in the fourth quarter (3/17)
  • 2016 Gatorade New Jersey Girl's Basketball Player of the Year
  • 2016 MaxPreps All-America Fourth Team
  • Two-time First Team All-State and All-County
  • Averaged 21.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 3.8 assists and 3.1 steals per contest her senior season
  • Became the first player at Newark Academy l to score 1,000 career points, doing so in her sophomore season.
  • As a freshman and sophomore, she helped lead Newark to two-straight seasons with 21-or-more wins and back-to-back Prep B girls’ basketball state titles. 
  • Ranked the No. 8 wing in her class and No. 47 player overall by ESPN-W and No. 5 at her position and No. 28 overall by Prospects Nation


  • Daughter of KJ and Cheryl Willoughby
  • Older brother, Kelly III
  • Has participated in service missions to Guatemala and New Orleans
  • Undeclared major




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