Women's Basketball


1   Valerie Avebe
Valerie Avebe


Yaounde, Cameroon

High School:
Tilton School (N.H.)



As A Sophomore In 2008-09: Game-By-Game Statistics
Played in 27 games, starting one ... Averaged 8.6 minutes per-game ... Scored 30 points and brought down 59 rebounds (2.2 per-game) ... Also recorded five blocks and five steals ... Made first career start at Saint Joseph's (2/25) and had four points, three rebounds, and one block, playing a career-high 18 minutes ... Had three rebounds and two points in nine minutes versus Rhode Island (2/22) ... Played 10 minutes at George Washington (2/18) and totaled two points and two rebounds ... Totaled two points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 10 minutes vs. Temple (2/11) ... Grabbed three rebounds and had one steal at Dayton (2/7) ... Played a then career-high 17 minutes at Rhode Island (2/3) and registered three points and four rebounds ... Tied a career high with five rebounds and tallied one block in 12 minutes vs. Saint Louis (1/31) ... Blocked one shot and grabbed a steal at Richmond (1/24) ... Had three rebounds and two points in 11 minutes at St. Bonaventure (1/17) ... Made one field goal and logged a block at Fordham (1/10) ... Recorded one rebound, playing nine minutes at Boston College (1/4) ... Brought down five rebounds in 12 minutes on the floor against Boston University (1/2) and scored two points ... Spent six minutes on the floor vs. Delaware (12/10) and grabbed one rebound ... Tallied two points and three rebounds in six minutes vs. Long Island (12/6) ... Logged one rebound in six minutes against Providence (12/3) ... Registered three rebounds vs. Minnesota (11/29) ... Had five boards, including four at the offensive end of the court at Colorado (11/28) ... Pulled down four rebounds and had one steal, playing 11 minutes vs. Maine (11/23) ... Recorded four rebounds and two points in 12 minutes against New Hampshire (11/18) ... Saw her first collegiate action in the final 14 minutes of the win over Manhattan (11/16) ... During that stretch, the Minutewomen outscored the Lady Jaspers, 33-12, with Avebe shooting 3-for-3 for six points and also grabbing five rebounds.

As A Freshman In 2007-08: Did not see action ... Honored for earning highest grade-point average on the team first semester.

Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner for Head Coach Mike Landroche at the Tilton School (N.H.) ... Averaged 16.2 ppg and 12.0 rpg as a senior en route to a conference championship ... Was a two-time team MVP and Conference All-Star ... Nominated for the McDonald's All-American award as a senior ... Team also advanced to the conference semifinals her junior and senior years ... Also as a senior earned Team MVP during the Pingree-Berwick Invitational Tournament and was also named MVP of the NEPSAC Class D play-off ... Also earned letters in soccer and cross country ... Was a member of the National Honors Society and won the Editor's Choice Award For Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.

Personal: Born Florence Valerie Avebe on March 5, 1988 in Douala, Cameroon ... Goes by Valerie ... Daughter of Albert Essouma and Claire Avebe ... Sister of Marcelle Avebe, Christiane Avebe, Serge Essouma, Daniele Minsili and Stephanie Adjo'o ... Sister, Daniele, is a professional volleyball player in France ... Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Career Highs
Points: 6 vs. Manhattan (11/16/08)
Rebounds: 5 (4x); Last vs. Saint Louis (1/31/09)
Assists: 2 vs. Temple (2/11/09)
Blocks: 1 (5x); Last at Saint Joseph's (2/25/09)
Steals: 1 (5x); Last vs. Temple (2/11/09)
Minutes: 18 at Saint Joseph's (2/25/09)

Miscellaneous Stats
5-Rebounds: 4x; Last vs. Saint Louis (1/31/09)

Avebe's Career Statistics

Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk St Pt Avg
2008-09 27-1 233 8.6 14-34 .412 0-0 .000 2-6 .333 30 29 59 2.2 2 12 5 5 30 1.1
Totals 27-1 233 8.6 14-34 .412 0-0 .000 2-6 .333 30 29 59 2.2 2 12 5 5 30 1.1

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