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#25 Ama Degbeon
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Grünberg, Germany
High School: Grünberg High School
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2014-15 OUTLOOK: Tall, athletic post player who carries a lot of potential...Has a similar build to teammate Adut Bulgak in that she has length and versatility...Snatches away rebounds with ease and is a vacuum for 50-50 balls in the air...Will continue to develop her post moves and post defense.

High School
Has enjoyed a solid experience playing internationally, highlighted by her presence on the 2013 German Senior National Team...Led Germany to a gold medal at the 2014 U20 European ‘B’ Championship with a 75-47 win over Romania...Ranked first among all players with a 63.1 field goal percentage for the tournament, highlighted by 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting against Bosnia and Herzegovina...The youngest player at 17 years old to ever compete with the German Senior National Team, participating in the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Tournament in Israel...Received a nomination to the U16 German National Team in 2011, as she helped the squad win the FIBA U16 European Championship and elevate their status...competed for two teams in the German National League, including Team Grünberg and Team Marburg... Has played numerous games in France, Great Britain, Israel, Finland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Belgium and more... Averaged 12.4 points per game and led Team Grünberg in rebounding (11.2) and blocked shots in most recent season... Also hit nearly 60 percent of her shots from the field, averaging 57.5 percent... Averaged 12.9 points per game and nearly 10 boards while playing in the 2013 U18 Division B Championship...Led her U19 National Team to a first-place finish in 2013.

Personal
Born Dec. 16, 1995...Parents are Michaela and Andre’ Degbeon...Majoring in biological science...Favorite movie is American Beauty...Enjoys listening to Drake...Can speak German and English...Her career ambition is to become a doctor...Her biggest hardship was having to move away from her home country of Germany...Also performed Taekwondo in high school...Music artists she plays a lot on her iPod are Trey Songz and Chris Brown...Likes to watch Shameless...Favorite accessory in her wardrobe are her rings...Her most memorable win so far is finishing first in the U20 European Championship in the summer 2014...Favorite home-cooked meal is tofu with meat sauce...Has two brothers and three sisters.

 

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