Faustine

Aifuwa

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Center
Height: 6'5"
Class: Sophomore
City/State: Dacula, Ga.
High School: Dacula HS
Major: Kinesiology Human Movement
Experience: 1 Letter

Bio

CAREER
* Has three years of eligibility remaining after missing rookie season with a knee injury.
* Started the last 12 games of the regular season as a redshirt freshman.
* Led team and ranked 7th in the SEC in blocked shots with 44 and a 1.6 per game average.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2017-18)
* Started 15 of 28 games played.
* Led team and ranked 7th in the SEC in blocked shots with 44 and a 1.6 per game average.
* Second-leading shooter on the team with a 43.8 field goal percentage.
* Third-leading rebounder on the team with a 5.0 average.
* Career high 14 points in SEC debut against Vanderbilt on December 31.
* Career high 11 rebounds at Texas Tech on November 30.
* Career high 7 blocked shots versus Sam Houston State on December 27.
* Had 12 games with 6 or more rebounds.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
* Suffered a knee injury in closed scrimmage at the end of October.
* Had surgery in November and missed the entire 2016-17 season.

HIGH SCHOOL (2012-16)
* Prepped at Dacula High in Dacula, Ga., under coach Jason Adams.
* Played for Georgia Red Storm (2011-14) and Georgia Hoop Stars (2015).
* Was one of 12 McDonald's All-America nominees from Georgia.
* Rated No. 15 post player and a three-star prospect by ESPN.
* Member of Dacula High School Leadership Team (2015-16), included community service at local elementary schools.
* Also named all-region and was a member of the North squad for the GACA North/South All-Star game; totaled eight points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for the winning North team.
* Had a stellar career at DHS, ranking No. 1 in career rebounds with 1,203 and in career blocks with 496.
* Ranks third all-time at DHS in scoring with 1,314 points.
* Holds the school records for blocks in a season with 169, rebounds in a game with 25 and in blocks in a game with 16.
* Averaged 16.6 points, 14.6 rebounds and 5.6 blocks and posted more than 10 double-doubles during the 2015-16 season.
* Named first-team all-county by the Gwinnett Daily Post and named Gwinnett County Tipoff Club first-team all-county following her senior season in 2016.
* Selected as the MaxPreps.com Player of the Game on Nov. 28, 2015 after posting 26 points, 17 rebounds and 15 blocks against Lowndes.
* Was an Atlanta Journal Constitution honorable mention 6A all-state pick in 2015.
* Named to the 2015 Gwinnett County first team and was named first-team all-region.
* Averaged 14.0 points, 12.6 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks per game and registered three triple-doubles, including a stellar effort of 22 points, 20 rebounds and 10 blocked shots during her junior season.
* Posted a career-high of 16 blocks along with 19 points and 16 rebounds in for one of the three triple-doubles in 2014-15.
* Selected as an Elite Basketball Academy All-American (2014).
* Was selected as the Gwinnett Daily Post Fans Choice Player of the Year following her freshman season in 2013.

PERSONAL
* Daughter of Max and Amina Aifuwa.
* Has 3 sisters, Tracy, Shaina and Benita, and one brother, Eric; Tracy played college basketball at Augusta State.
* Born on July 10, 1998.
* Majoring in Kinesiology Human Movement.
* Likes to play video games … favorite games are NBA 2K and Call of Duty.
* Favorite food – hibachi.
* Favorite music/artist – Drake.
* Favorite hangout activity – the pool or movie night.
* Favorite movie – Gone Girl.
* Life after basketball – Physical therapist.
* Why LSU? Had an instant connection with team, able to bond, had a lot of fun on my official visit.
* Favorite place on campus – the lake.
* O the places I will go – Bora Bora, Nigeria, Dubai.
* Born in Boston, moved to Georgia in 4th grade.
* Started playing basketball in 8th grade.
* Full name is Faustine Enome Fatima Aifuwa – first name means Fortunate in Latin, second name means The Good One in Nigerian, last name translates to ‘you don’t rush prosperity’.

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