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#14 Yemi Oyefuwa
Position: Center
Height: 6'6"
Year: Junior
Hometown: London, England
High School: Dartford Grammar Girls School
Experience: 2 Letters

Frese on Oyefuwa: "Yemi is so much fun and brilliant with people. She really worked hard in her sophomore year to contribute on the floor and made some huge contributions at key moments. We're looking forward to more of that this year from Yemi."

As a Sophomore (2009-10): Added six rebounds against Howard, one shy from her career best mark and posted two points ... in just nine minutes vs. Minnesota, pulled down four rebounds and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line ... tied career-high in minutes against Longwood (18) ...in fourth career start against Georgia Tech, earned career-high in minutes (20), field goals made (3), points (6) and rebounds (8) ... grabbed a season-high two steals ... in fifth career start against Clemson, pulled down career-high tying eight rebounds and was 2-for-2 from the free throw line.

As a Freshman (2008-09): Made debut November 16 against Delaware State, scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds, made four of six free throws with four offensive rebounds ... five rebounds in only six minutes against James Madison ... recorded three steals in 13 minutes against Illinois ... knocked in a free throw and pulled down three rebounds in the win over #7/8 Duke ... pulled down a rebound and scored a key basket in the ACC Championship Game victory over #8/10 Duke ... played eight minutes off bench vs. Dartmouth in NCAA First Round, scoring two points with four rebounds and a block.

Before Maryland: A two-year member and two-year starter of the Wandsworth Sting, south London's area club team ... helped the Sting to the semifinals of England's national tournament in 2008 ... Wandsworth was in the tournament for the first time in nine years ... captain of the team in her final season ... also played in the London Youth Games twice with Wandsworth Club ... played in the Under-20 women's European Championship in Poland during the summer of 2008, playing for Great Britain, during the summer of 2008 ... graduated from Burntwood Girls School in May 2008.

Personal: Enrolled in Letters & Sciences, but plans to major in computing math ... was a dancer for eight years, prior to picking up a basketball two years ago, concentrating in most areas of dance, including ballet, contemporary jazz and hip-hop ... member of the Student Leadership team and was president of the Common Room Committee at Burntwood Girls ... daughter of Nikky and Dayo Oyefuwa ... has two younger siblings, a brother Lloyd and a sister Ayoula ... Ayoula is also a member of the Wandsworth Club squad ... Aderonke Omoyemi Oyefuwa.

OYEFUWA'S CAREER STATISTICS

YearGP-GSMin-AvgFGPct 3FGPctFT PctO-DTot-AvgATOBlkStlPts-Avg
2008-0927-0172-6.48-18.4440-0.0005-13.38516-2642-1.61103621-0.8
2009-1031-5246-7.915-35.4290-0.0007-15.46730-5585-2.75144537-1.2
TOTAL58-5418-7.223-53.4340-0.00012-28.42947-80127-2.262471158-1.0

OYEFUWA'S CAREER HIGHS

Career
Points6, twice, Georgia Tech (2/5/10)
FGM3, Georgia Tech (2/5/10)
FGA6, NC Central (11/14/19)
3FGM--
3FGA--
FTM4, Delaware State (11/16/08)
FTA6, Delaware State (11/16/08)
Rebounds8, twice, Clemson (2/14/10)
Assists1, four times, vs. Duke (3/5/10)
Steals3, Illinois (11/28/08)
Blocks1, seven times, East Carolina (3/21/10)
Minutes20, Georgia Tech (2/5/10)
One-on-One with Yemi Oyefuwa

What is your number one goal at Maryland?
My number one goal here at Maryland is to earn a good education and to improve my basketball skills. As I improve I look forward to contributing and winning more championships.

Name something people do not know about you.
Some things that most people don't know about me is that I danced for eight years and I was in musical theater for five years.

What is your favorite thing to do besides play basketball?
So my favorite things to do are eat, write, eat, read, eat, and dance and my favorite food is chicken.

What have you experienced since coming to the U.S.?
Since I've been here in the states, I've had many new experiences. I just recently was in Washington D.C. and watched my very first WNBA game that was so much fun. While I'm here at Maryland I look forward to having many more fun experiences.

What is your number one goal at Maryland?
In addition to earning a great education and winning a championship, or two, maybe three, possibly four, I really look forward to meeting great new people and stablishing great friendships for life.


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