FSU Women's Basketball BIO
Ama Degbeon
Player Profile:
Ama Degbeon 1884461
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Grünberg, Germany
High School: Grünberg High School

UPDATED April 19, 2017


Sophomore Season: Golden Torch Award Winner.

Junior Season (2016-17)
Contributed in many ways during FSU's NCAA Elite Eight run...Set career highs in nearly every season category...Averaged 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and shot 60 percent (42-of-70) in 11.3 minutes per game off the bench...Became one of FSU's best post defenders who earned key minutes...four of her five double-figure games occurred as a junior...Poured in 10 points (4-of-6) and two rebounds in a win vs. Clemson (2/18/17)...Chipped in with eight points against Virginia (2/16/17)...Tied season and career high with 13 points (3-of-4) and five boards vs. Texas (2/13/17)...Scored 11 points (5-of-8) with four rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Wake (2/9/17)...Added nine points in 16 minutes at Boston College (2/2/17)...Scored six points (3-of-3) and had two rebounds in a win at Georgia Tech (1/26/17)...At Virginia Tech recorded five points and four rebounds along with three assists and two blocks (1/22/17)...Career-high 13 points (4-of-8) along with four steals at Clemson (1/15/17)...In win over Western Carolina she recorded six points and career-high seven rebounds along with one steal [12/04/16]...Recorded two blocks in 75-61 win at Minnesota (11/30/16)...Five points and three boards in 10 minutes of play vs. Jacksonville (11/17/16).

Sophomore Season (2015-16)
Played in 25 games in her second season, shooting 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the floor…Also made 11 of her 14 free throw attempts (78.6 percent)…Averaged 1.6 points along with 1.3 boards in 7.1 minutes per game…Played 10+ minutes in seven games, including a season-high 20 minutes vs. UAB…Had five points and three rebounds vs. UAB (11/22/15)...Recorded four points and three rebounds in a win over LIU-Brooklyn (11/27/15) in New York City...Went 2-for-2 for four points and three boards vs. Mercer (12/15/15)...Went 3-for-3 from the floor against Murray State for six points (12/19/15)...Recorded all six points from the free throw line (6-of-6) at Clemson (1/14/16)...Added four points in nine minutes at Wake Forest (1/28/16).

Freshman Season (2014-15)
Played in 22 games and averaged 1.9 points, 1.2 rebounds and shot 54.5 percent from the floor (18-of-33)…Earned time on the court in key situations, including against Notre Dame on Jan. 2…Played double-digit minutes in five games, including a career-high 21 minutes against Pitt (1/15/15)…Had four points and two rebounds in five minutes of action in FSU debut against UAB (11/14/14)…Chipped in with three points in 10 minutes played against UNF (12/16/14)…Was impressive against Jacksonville, posting 11 points (4-of-8 shooting) (12/29/14)…Played 12 minutes at No. 4/4 Notre Dame (1/2/15).

International Playing Experience
Has enjoyed a solid experience playing internationally, highlighted by her presence on the 2013 German Senior National Team...Was the focal point for Germany in the 2015 FIBA U20 European Tournament, leading all players with 36.4 minutes per game...Nearly averaged a double-double (10.7 points, 9.6 rebounds) and finished second in offensive rebounds per game (3.9) and third in average total rebounds...In th 2015 tournament she delivered 21 points and seven rebounds vs. Poland, and ended the tournament with 17 rebounds vs. Hungary...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.

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.

Points: 13, 2x
Rebounds: 7, Western Carolina - 12/4/16 
Assists: 3, at Virginia Tech - 1/22/17 
Blocks: 2, 4x
Steals: 4, at Clemson – 1/15/17
FG made: 5, vs. Wake Forest - 2/9/17
FG attempts: 8, 2x
FT made: 7, vs. Texas – 2/13/17 
FT attempts: 8, vs. Texas – 2/13/17

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