Jayla Ruffus-Milner

#14 Jayla Ruffus-Milner

HT. 5'10"
YR. Gr.
HOMETOWN North Hills, Calif

2022-23 (Graduate Student): Played in and started 18 games before a season-ending injury against Samford in January ... Made a huge impact as a graduate transfer in her first season at ETSU, averaging 7.4 rebounds per game and 5.1 points per game ... Was on track to rank third among SoCon players in offensive rebounding since the 2009-10 season with 4.6 offensive rebounds per game ... Ranked third in the nation in rebound percentage per opportunity (20%) behind LSU's Angel Reese and South Carolina's Kamilla Cardoso ... Had four games with double-digit rebound totals, including a 11-point, 11-rebound double-double against Mount St. Mary's in a neutral site game at Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Resort (12/22) ... Had eight rebounds in just 13 minutes of action against Samford before her injury (1/14) ... Had a career-high 12 rebounds with four points, two blocks and a steal against St. Bonaventure (11/11) ... Had a career-high three blocks to go with eight rebounds and six points in a thrilling 44-31 win over Vanderbilt, helping ETSU to its first Power 5 win since 2019, first SEC win since 2008 and first win over Vandy since 1981 (12/1) ... Finished the season with 15 blocks and 12 steals ... Scored her 400th career point and grabbed her 400th career rebound within six days of each other, scoring the 400th point against Bowling Green (12/11) and reaching the 400 rebound milestone two games later at UNC Asheville ... Averaged 22.0 minutes per game ... 2022-23 CSC Academic All-District.


Prior to ETSU: Spent the last four seasons at Pepperdine University in California, redshirting her first year before playing the next three ... Played in 65 games with 43 starts over her career ... Averaged 5.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game in her career ... Had first career double-double at California Baptist on Dec. 2, 2021 with 11 points and 10 rebounds ...Hit the game-winning shot with six seconds left to beat LMU her sophomore season ... Earned West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll “silver” honors and Pepperdine Scholar-Athlete honors for three straight years ... Two-time WCC All-Academic honorable mention ... Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar in 2019-20.


High School: Graduated from Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, Calif. in 2018 … Played four years of varsity basketball ... Made the 2018 All-CIF Southern Section Open Division first team ... The 2017 Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year ... Averaged 15.0 points and 10.4 rebounds as a junior.


Personal: Daughter of LaQuette Milner and Willie Ruffus ... Her twin sister, Jayda, also played basketball for Pepperdine ... Majoring in criminal justice, pursuing her Master's degree.