ADOBI AGBASI - THIRD BEST SHOT BLOCKER IN DIVISION I
April 5, 2012
INDIANAPOLIS - Adobi Agbasi was one of the top shot blockers in the nation this season, finishing third overall in blocks per game to finish among the elite in women's basketball.
Agbasi (Columbus, Ga.) finished with 108 blocked shots this season to average 3.72 per game, only behind Baylor's Brittney Griner at 5.15 per game and Lafayette's Danielle Fiacco at 3.73 per contest.
"I could not have done it without my coaches and teammates," says Agbasi, "It is an honor to be ranked among the nation's best. I am happy to have had a great experience at UMES."
She had nine games this season with five blocks or more, including a career high nine blocks versus Norfolk State at home on February 9th. That game she had one of her four double doubles of the year, scoring 22 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. In addition to 3.72 blocks per game, Agbasi averaged 7.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest.
She led a Lady Hawks team that finished in the top-20 in Division I in three major defensive categories: UMES had the sixth-strongest field goal percentage defense at 33.7%, was 19th in three-point field goal defense at 26.9% and 20th in scoring defense, allowing just 53.9 points a game.
The senior center finished her career with 239 blocks to become UMES's all-time leader in blocked shots, earning the title against Savannah State this season in her final home game on March 1st.
"We have been fortunate to have a strong defensive presence like Adobi," says coach Fred Batchelor, "She will be missed because she has a skill of blocking shots that she mastered, having such an influence on the defensive end."