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Promise Amukamara
Player Profile:
Promise Amukamara 1261896
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Glendale, Ariz.
High School: Apollo High School
Experience: 4 Letters


• Played in every single one of ASU’s 131 games over the last four seasons, recording starts in 97 of those contests.

• Finished her career in 6th place on ASU’s all-time steals list with 209 and 3rd in career steals in NCAA Tournament games (10).

• Earned All-Pac-12 honors as a senior in 2015.

• Was twice named to the Pac-12’s All-Defensive Team (2014 and 2015) after earning honorable mention notice in 2013.


• Named All-Pac-12 and to the Pac-12’s All-Defensive Team and was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week two times.

• Earned honorable mention Pac-12 All-Academic recognition.

• Started every game and finished 1st on the team in steals (1.83 spg - 7th in Pac-12), 3rd in scoring (10.9 ppg), free throws made (63), field goal percentage (47.2) and free throw percentage (75.0) and 4th in rebounds (3.6 rpg - ASU’s top rebounding guard) and assists (2.0 apg). 

• Scored in double figures 21x and led ASU in scoring (13.1 ppg) during 14-game winning streak (shot 52.5 percent during that stretch).

• Grabbed 5 or more rebounds 10x and nearly half of her rebounds (62 of 126) came on the offensive end.

• Tied her career high in assists (5) 2x and recorded 3 or more steals 9x.

• Tied career high in scoring with 21 points (8-12 FGs, 5-5 FTs) in ASU’s 62-57 win over Vanderbilt (Nov. 30). 

• Was named the Pac-12’s Player of the Week on Jan. 5 after leading ASU with 14 points (5-9 FGs), 3 rebounds and 3 steals in 62-48 win over Washington (Jan. 3). Amukamara was the centerpiece of a defensive gem by the Sun Devils, who held the Huskies 35 points below their scoring average. Amukamara was primarily responsible for holding the nation’s No. 1 scorer, Kelsey Plum, to only 17 points (nine points below her average). Plum scored only 4 points in the first half as the Sun Devils raced out to a 37-13 halftime lead.

• Averaged 18.5 points (16-27 FGs/59.3 pct.) and 7.5 rebounds in ASU’s wins at Cal (Jan. 16) and at Stanford (Jan. 19). Scored a game-high 20 points and pulled down 8 rebounds at Cal (Jan. 16). Added game-high 17 points and seven boards at Stanford (Jan. 19).

• Earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors a second time after averaging 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals while connecting on 61 percent of her FGs (14-23) in ASU’s wins at UCLA (Feb. 20) and at USC (22). Scored 9 of her 11 points in the 2nd half of win at UCLA. Two days later, she played 48 of a possible 50 minutes in ASU’s 76-73 double-overtime win at USC as she scored a game-high 20 points to go along with 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Scored 16 of her 20 points after halftime, including 8 of ASU’s 12 points in the two overtime periods (4-4 FGs). Combining the second half of both games and the two overtimes vs. USC, Amukamara played 43 of a possible 50 minutes and scored 27 points while knocking down 65 percent of her FG attempts (11-17).

• Tied for team lead with 17 points (6-8 FGs/4-4 FTs) in ASU’s 57-54 come-from-behind win over UALR in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Mar. 23).


• Named to Pac-12’s All-Defensive Team

• Earned Pac-12 Academic honorable mention notice

• Played in every game (31 starts) and concluded the season as the team leader in steals (1.6 spg) and 4th in field goal pct (44.1) and assists (1.6 apg).

• Had a season-high 4 steals 6x and a season-high 5 rebounds 5x.

• Scored in double figures 8x and shot a combined 61.5 percent from the floor (40-65) in those games.

• Scored 13 points (5-8 FGs) to go along with 4 steals in ASU’s season-opening win over Hawaii (Nov. 9).

• Led team with 16 points (7-10 FGs) in win over Providence (Nov. 23).

• Averaged 9.3 points and 3.0 rebounds and connected on 60 pct. of her FGs (9-15) and 90 pct. of her FTs (9-10) in ASU’s wins over Illinois, No. 11 North Carolina and Arkansas State (15 points/5-8 FGs, 4-4 FTs, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists) at the Cancun Challenge (Nov. 28-30).

• Dished out a career-high 5 assists in ASU’s win over Sacred Heart (Dec. 7).

• Scored 8 of her 10 points in the 2nd half of ASU’s win over Miami (Dec. 21).

• Scored 8 points and tied her season high with 4 steals in ASU’s win over No. 20 Syracuse (Dec. 30).

• Scored 11 points in ASU’s win vs. USC (Jan. 10).

• Added 11 points in ASU’s win over No. 15 Cal (Jan. 17).

• Made a pair of critical defensive plays in the final 14 seconds of ASU’s 65-62 win at Utah (Jan. 24). With ASU up 63-62, forced a turnover and then with ASU up 3, intercepted a pass in the closing seconds that was intended to help set up a game-tying 3-pointer.

• Scored 7 points and had her fourth, season-best 4-steal game of the season in ASU’s win over Colorado (Jan. 26). For the second time in as many games, she made two critical defensive plays in the final minute to help ASU come away with the win.

• Had 4 assists and 4 steals in win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31). Had critical assist and steal in final minute that helped ASU come back from a seven points deficit in the last 95 seconds of the game.

• Scored 11 of her season-high 19 points in the 2nd half of ASU’s win over Oregon (Feb. 2).

• Scored 10 points (4-5 FGs) in ASU’s NCAA Tournament win vs. Vanderbilt (Mar. 22).


• Was the only player on the team who started all 31 games.

• Earned Pac-12 defensive honorable mention notice.

• Finished first on the team in steals (1.9 spg - ninth in the Pac-12) and free throw percentage (82.8 - would have finished second in the Pac-12, but did not have enough attempts to qualify), second in scoring (8.0 ppg) and third in rebounds (4.1 rpg). 

• Scored in double figures nine times, including a career-high 21 points in ASU’s double OT win at Arizona (Feb. 19).

• Shot 55 percent (16-29 FGs) from the floor during ASU’s five-game winning streak in December.

• Scored 11 points and had a career-high seven steals to go along with three assists in win vs. Florida (Nov. 25). The seven steals were the most by a Sun Devil in 2012-13.

• Posted her third double-figure scoring effort of the season (10 points) vs. Longwood (Dec. 22).

• Led ASU with a (then) career-high 15 points (6-10 FGs) and grabbed five rebounds vs. Idaho State (Dec. 30).

• Paced ASU in points (13) and steals (3) in win vs. Oregon St. (Jan. 13).

• Scored all nine of her points in the second half of ASU’s 60-53 come-from-behind win at USC (Jan. 25).

• Came one rebound short of first career double-double (11 points, nine rebounds) vs. Washington (Feb. 3).

• Scored 14 points and tied her career high with four assists in ASU’s loss to No. 21 Colorado (Feb. 17).

• Posted career highs in points (21), field goals (9) and minutes (40) in ASU’s double overtime win at Arizona (Feb. 19).

• Scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists in regular season finale vs. USC (Mar. 3).

• Posted career highs in points (21), field goals (9) and minutes (40) in ASU’s 81-77 double overtime win at Arizona (Feb. 19).

• Pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds, the most of any Sun Devil in 2012-13, in ASU’s Pac-12 Tournament first round contest vs. Washington State (Feb. 19).


• Played in all 32 of ASU's contests and finished as the team leader in field goal percentage (.439).

• Connected on 89 percent of her free throws (24-27) over the last 16 games of the season.

• Nearly half (24) of her 52 rebounds came on the offensive end.

• Scored 6 points and had 3 steals in ASU's season opening win vs. UC Riverside (Nov. 11).

• Contributed 8 points and 4 rebounds in win over Boston College (Nov. 20).

• Scored all 7 points in the second half of ASU's loss vs. No. 13 Rutgers (Nov. 26).

• Scored a career-best 12 points in wins vs. CSFU (5-7 FGs) and vs. Army (5-5 FGs).

• Scored 7 of her 9 points (4-6 FGs) in the 2nd half of ASU's win at Washington State (Jan. 26).


• A 2011 graduate of Apollo High School in Glendale, Ariz.

• Named to Parade Magazine’s 35th annual All-America High School Girls’ Basketball Team (2011).

• Helped lead Apollo to the 2011 4A-I Arizona State Championship.

• Was named the state of Arizona’s Gatorade Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year in 2011.

• Was named an Honorable Mention All-American by the WBCA and was the Western Sky Conference POY (2010-11).

• Competed for the Nigerian National Team at the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championship.

• Brother (Prince) was drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants.


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