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Onome

Akinbode-James

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#24

Forward/Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Abeokuta, Nigeria
High School: Blair Academy -Blairstown, N.J.

Bio

A tireless worker on the block and high post ... excellent offensive rebounder ... extremely athletic ... very quick down the floor ... excellent defender ... not afraid to get on the floor and hustle.

Duke Freshman Record Book:
Blocked 42 shots on the season to rank fourth, while her 63 offensive rebounds was 10th.

As a Freshman (2018-19):
As a rookie, saw action in all 30 games and started 22 contests ... made 13 straight starts to conclude the season ... averaged 4.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game ... her 1.4 blocks average ranked eighth in the ACC ... she averaged 1.8 blocks per game in ACC play ... posted her first collegiate double-double at Wisconsin with career highs in points (14) and rebounds (14) ... hit 6-of-12 field goals and had a career-high two steals as well ... on the road at Virginia, notched 10 points and six rebounds ... swatted 42 shots ... swatted a career-high six shots against Clemson, which tied for the ninth most in the Duke freshman record books ... blocked only six shots the first 10 games, but finished the season with 36 shots the final 20 contests.

Ranking:
No. 62 (All Star Girls Report), No. 76 (HoopGurlz/Girls Basketball Report) , No. 104 (Prospects Nation), No. 112 (Blue Star Report)

High School/AAU:
As a senior, averaged 13.0 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.2 blocks a game ... a two-time All-MAPL First Team selection … NJSIAA First Team All-State as a junior and honorable mention as a senior … MAPL All-Academic Team … averaged 10.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game as a junior … competed for her home country of Nigeria in the 2015 U-16 Afrobasket Championship … the team won the silver medal and qualified for the U-17 World Championship … lettered as a junior in track & field … ran the 400m and threw the discus … played AAU hoops for New Jersey Demons.

Personal:
Full name is Onome Mary Akinbode-James … born on March 9, 2000 in Abeokuta, Ogun state, Nigeria … daughter of Tina E. Oghuvwu … has one sister, Ovoke C. Momoh (29) … member of National Society of High School Scholars.

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