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Amanda Zahui B
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Amanda Zahui B's Bio

About Amanda Zahui B

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected second in the first round (second overall) by the Tulsa Shock in the 2015 WNBA Draft… Acquired from Dallas along with a 2017 second round pick in exchange for New York’s first round draft pick in 2017.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • Drafted second overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2015 WNBA Draft.
  • Scored a career-high 17 points against Minnesota on June 29, 2016.
  • Made her first-career start at Minnesota on June 29, 2016, and nearly recorded a double-double with 15 points and 9 rebounds
  • Shot .333 percent from 3-point range during rookie season.
  • Career-best five blocked shots against San Antonio on June 14, 2015.

2017: Appeared in 29 games for the Liberty… Averaged 2.2 ppg and 1.1 rpg… Came off the bench to score a season-high 8 points. Also managed a season-high 6 rebounds in win over Chicago (8/27)…Knocked down a bucket for 2 points and 1 rebound in win against Indiana (8/23)…Matched her season-high with 7 points. Set a new season-high with 4 rebounds at Los Angeles (8/4)…Finished with 5 points, 1 rebound, and 1 assist at San Antonio (8/1)…Scored 2 points and pulled down 2 rebounds against Washington (7/16)…Posted her first 3-pointer of the season against Chicago (7/14)… Finished with 2 points and 1 rebound against Washington (6/29)…Recorded a season-high 7 points off the bench; also had 2 blocks and 2 rebounds against Dallas (6/16)…Scored a season-high 6 points and had 1 block against Connecticut (6/14)… Against Seattle had 1 assist, 1 rebound, and 1 steal (6/11)…Tied her season-high in scoring with 4 points in win over Atlanta Dream and also recorded her 1st block of the season (6/7)…Played for 8 minutes and pulled down a season-high 2 rebounds against Phoenix (6/4)…Scored 2 points and had 1 rebound against Dallas (6/2) …Played for 2 minutes in game versus LA (5/30) …In first road game, had 1 rebound and 1 assist against Phoenix (5/23) … Scored 4 points in the second half of the game against the Stars, also had 2 rebounds (5/13).

2016: Appeared in 33 games making 1 start… Averaged 5.0 points and 3.2 rebounds per game… Finished the season ranked 24th in the WNBA in blocks (0.7 bpg)… Had 6 games scoring in double figures… Reached double-figures with 10 points (4-7 FG) in a home win over Connecticut (9/9)… Finished with 8 points and 5 rebounds off the bench in 21 minutes of action against Indiana (9/1)…Scored in double figures for a 5th time, finishing with 15 points (6-of-12 FG) and 9 rebounds with a pair of blocked shots in a win at Washington (7/20)… Racked up 9 points and 3 rebounds off the bench in New York’s win over Atlanta (7/13)… Paced the Liberty with 14 points (6-of-9 FG) along with 4 rebounds off the bench in New York’s 10-point win over the Stars (7/10)… Made her first-career start and thrived, scoring a career high 17 points while matching her personal best with 9 rebounds, and was a team-best +14 in New York’s overtime win at Minnesota (6/29)… Grabbed a career-high 9 rebounds and scored 6 points in New York’s overtime loss to Phoenix (6/26)… Scored 6 points with a 3-pointer and blocked 2 shots in the Liberty’s win over Chicago (6/24)… Poured in 10 points and hauled in 8 rebounds in the Liberty’s contest at Los Angeles (6/7)… Drained a 3-pointer and shot 3-of-6 from the field to finish with 7 points in a win over Indiana (6/3)… Scored 10 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the 2016 home opening win over the Dallas Wings (5/15)… Made her New York Liberty debut in the season opening win at Washington (5/14).

2015: Appeared in 31 games for the Tulsa Shock…Averaged 3.4 points per game, 2.4 rebounds per game, and 9.7 minutes per game…Had a career-high five blocks at San Antonio on June 14, which ties the Tulsa Shock record for most blocks in a game…Scored a career-high 15 points against Phoenix on September 19, including a career-high three point field goals made with three…Also recorded career-highs with eight total rebounds, four assists, and twenty minutes played on September 19…Grabbed a career-high six defensive rebounds against San Antonio on June 16…Ranked sixth among all rookies in blocks per game with .6 blocks.

PRO OVERSEAS: Played for Adana in the Turkish League during the 2015-16 season… Played for Orenburg in the Russian Premier League in 2016-17 while also competing in EuroLeague women where she helped guide the team to the quarterfinals… Competed with USK Praha in the Czech League and EuroLeague Women in 2017-18.

INTERNATIONAL: Member of the Swedish Women’s Basketball National Team.

COLLEGE: Played three seasons for the Minnesota Golden Gophers … Big Ten Player of the Year as selected by the media (2015), Naismith Trophy Finalist and Wade Trophy Finalist (2015), First in program history to be named an AP First Team All-American (2015), Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015), Big 10 All-Defensive Team (2014, 2015), All-Big Ten First Team (2014,2015), Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2014) … Holds the school records for overall blocks (204), blocks per game (102) and blocks in a season (105) … Averaged a career double-double with 16.9 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game … Holds the Big Ten single-season record for rebounds (394) … In 2015, she recorded the second triple-double in the Big Ten Tournament’s history after posting 25 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocks in the quarterfinal round … Was named to the 2015 Big Ten All-Tournament Team after averaging a double-double (23 points and 11 rebounds) for the tournament … During her sophomore year (2014-2015), she set NCAA bests for rebounds in a game (29), blocks in a game (12) and shooting percentage in a game (100 percent from the field) … One of only three players in the NCAA to post two triple-doubles on the season … With 426 total rebounds, she set Big Ten and Minnesota single-season records for the second consecutive season …  Set Minnesota single-game records in field-goal attempts, field-goal percentage, rebounds and blocks … Became the record holder for rebounds (427) and blocks (140) at the Golden Gophers’ Williams Arena … Named to the espnW All-America First Team, the USBWA All-America Team and the John R. Wooden Award National Ballot. During her redshirt freshman year (2013-2014), she was one of only two freshmen in the NCAA to receive a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention … Averaged a double-double with 15.4 points per game and a conference-best 11.5 rebounds per game in conference-only games … Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week seven times and Big Ten Player of the Week four times … Recorded the program’s fourth triple-double in history after earning 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks in a game … Redshirted her true-freshman year (2012-2013).

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 8, 1993, in Stockholm, Sweden …  Daughter of Annso and Alex Zahui Bazoukou … Has a younger brother named Aaron … Lived in Spain and France before moving to Stockholm, and Alex lived in his native country, the Ivory Coast, before moving to Sweden to pursue a career … Amanda began playing basketball after first experimenting with tennis, field hockey, soccer and circus classes as a child … Moved into her own apartment at 15 years old to attend a school where her basketball development would be most benefited … 2012 graduate of Igelstavikens Gymnasium … Named Rookie of the Year (2010) and Center of the Year (2011, 2012) while playing in Sweden … Has played on Sweden’s national team since she was 13 years old … Considered playing for the University of Washington and the University of Louisville but chose Minnesota because, “It just felt like home.” … Plays video games, car games in particular, as a hobby … Would attend Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech if she could go back in time.

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