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2015 Gameday Moneymaker
#5 Deja Mann
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Merced, Calif.
High School: Merced HS
Experience: 3 Letters


• Sat out 2012-13 season after suffering a knee injury in September, 2012.

• Played in 128 career games (81 starts).

• Concluded her career No. 2 on ASU’s all-time list in career free throw percentage of 82.7 (172-208).

• Started 46 consecutive games between the end of her sophomore season and her entire junior season. Started the last 79 games of her career.

• Started all 32 games in 2011-12 and earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention (coaches) and Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention (coaches). Led ASU in assists (3.4 apg), free throws made (56) and free throw percentage (81.2) in 2011-12 and also scored in double figures 9 times, with 7 of those instances coming in the last 15 games of the season.

• Played in all 31 of ASU’s contests in 2010-11 with 14 starts (all 14 starts coming in last 14 games).


• Named to the 2014 All-Pac-12 Team (Coaches and Media).

• Earned Second-Team Pac-12 All-Academic honors.

• The only player on the team to start all 33 games, Mann led the team in scoring (11.1 ppg), 3-pointers (50) and free throw percentage (86.7) and was 3rd in assists (2.1 apg) and steals (0.9 spg).

• Was ASU’s top rebounding guard (3.2 rpg - 4th on the team).

• Scored in double figures 21x and connected on 3 or more 3-pointers 8x. 

• Closed the season making 31 of her last 33 free throws (93.9 pct), including a perfect 23-23 over the last 8 games of the season.

• Playing in her first game since March, 2012, led ASU with 14 points (6-10 FGs) and 4 assists in season opening win over Hawaii (Nov. 9).

• Tied for the team lead in scoring (12 points) at San Diego (Nov. 13).

• Knocked down four triples (scored 17 points) at Texas Tech (Nov. 17).

• Scored 12 points (5-8 FG) and had 3 assists vs. Providence (Nov. 23).

• Was named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.0 ppg and connecting on 47 pct. of her 3-pointers (9-19) in ASU’s wins over Illinois (game-high 20 points/6-9 FGs), No. 11 North Carolina (17 points/career-high five 3-point FGs) and Arkansas State.

• Was named to the ASU Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in ASU’s wins over Sacred Heart and Long Beach State. Scored 15 points and was perfect from the floor (5-5 FGs), including 3-3 from 3-point range, in win over Sacred Heart (Dec. 7). Also had a career-best 5 steals vs. Long Beach State (Dec. 8).

• Scored 11 points in consecutive games at WSU (Jan. 3)/at UW (Jan. 5).

• Connected on 6-8 FGs (3-3 three-pointers and 6-7 FTs) and scored a season-high 21 points (1 point short of matching her career high) in ASU’s win vs. USC (Jan. 10).

• Scored 12 of her 18 points in the first half of ASU’s win at Utah (Jan. 24). Tied her career high with 7 FGs and added 5 rebounds.

• Tied her career-high in FGs (7) for the second straight game, scoring 17 points (11 in the second half) in ASU’s win over Colorado (Jan. 26). 

• Scored 9 of her 11 points in 2nd half of win over Oregon St. (Jan. 31). Her 3-pointer – ASU’s only one of the game – with 50 seconds left got ASU within 2 of Oregon State as the Sun Devils came back from a 7-point deficit in the final 2 minutes to win the game.

• Scored 7 points and dished out a career-high 9 assists in ASU’s win over Oregon (Feb. 2).

• Scored a team-high 15 points at Arizona (Feb. 9).

• Added 11 points in loss at Cal (Feb. 16).

• Scored 10 points in ASU’s Senior Day win over Utah (Feb. 23).

• Scored 13 points in each of ASU’s games at Oregon (Feb. 28) and at Oregon State (Mar. 2).

• Averaged 12.0 points and connected on 53 percent of her shots (8-15) including 40 percent from long range (4-10) in ASU’s NCAA Tournament games vs. Vanderbilt (Mar. 22) and Notre Dame (Mar. 24).

• Closed her career with a team-high 16 points vs. Notre Dame (Mar. 24) in second round of the NCAA Tournament.


• Did not play (medical redshirt) due to knee injury.


• Earned Pac-12 Honorable Mention (coaches) and Pac-12 Defensive Honorable Mention (coaches).

• Started all 32 games and led ASU in assists (3.4 apg), free throws made (56) and free throw percentage (.812).

• Scored in double figures nine times, with seven of those instances coming in the last 15 games of the season.

• Tied for the team lead in scoring (8.9 ppg) over the last 15 games of the season while shooting 39 percent from three-point range (14-36) during that stretch.

• Had five or more assists 10 times, including a career-best seven on two occasions - vs. Eastern Washington (Dec. 2) and vs. Colorado (Jan. 19).

• Scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds while playing a career-high 41 minutes in ASU's 56-52 OT win at Colorado State.

• Recorded then-career highs in points (11) and rebounds (7) vs. No. 13 Rutgers (Nov. 26).

• Scored 11 points and had five assists in win vs. Illinois State (Dec. 3).

• Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds in win at Oregon (Jan. 14).

• Scored 17 points in win vs. Utah (Jan. 21).

• Scored seven of her 12 points in the final 4:30 of ASU's 57-53 win at Washington (Jan. 28).

• Led ASU with 11 points vs. No. 4 Stanford (Feb. 2) and followed that with another 11-point effort vs. Cal (Feb. 4).

• Once again led ASU's offensive attack, scoring 12 points at Utah (Feb. 4).

• Poured in a career-high 22 points (most by a Sun Devil in 2011-12) in ASU's loss at USC (Feb. 25).

• Tied for the team lead with 14 points (5-10 FGs) in ASU's first round WNIT game at Pacific (Mar. 16).


• Played in all 31 of ASU's contests with 14 starts (all 14 starts coming in last 14 games).

• Shot 87 percent from the line (33-38).

• Scored all nine of her points (tying career high) in the second half of ASU's win vs. Providence (Nov. 26).

• Tied her career high with nine points (3-5 FGs) in win vs. Colorado State (Dec. 11).

• Dished out a career-best six assists in ASU's win vs. Arizona (Jan. 16), which tied the second-highest single-game assist total by a Sun Devil this season.

• Made her first start of the season at No. 11 UCLA (Jan. 27).

• Replaced Dymond Simon at point guard after Simon left with a concussion at USC (Jan. 29). Would hit a clutch three-pointer to tie the game after ASU fell behind late in the second half of ASU's eventual 62-61 win.

• Scored all eight of her points in the second half, including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, in ASU's 45-44 win over Cal (Feb. 5).

• Scored all seven of her points in the second half of ASU's 69-55 win over USC (Feb. 24).


• Played in every game (2 starts).

• Scored five points (2-3 FGs) in her Sun Devil debut vs. South Dakota State (Nov. 15).

• Scored seven points (3-6 FGs) vs. UCLA (Jan. 3).

• Grabbed a season-best four rebounds five times.

• Was a combined 6-7 from the field at Oregon State (2-3, 4 points) and at Oregon (4-4, career-high 9 points).

• Earned the first start of her career in ASU's WNIT 1st round win over NMSU (Mar. 17).


• A 2009 graduate of Merced High School in Merced, Calif.

• Earned first-team All-Central California Conference honors each of her first two seasons, including being named the conference's MVP her sophomore season.

• As a freshman, averaged 14.4 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game on her way to earning first-team all-area and honorable mention all-district honors in addition to be named her team's best offensive player.

• Raised her game a few notches as a sophomore, as she averaged 16.6 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in earning first-team all-district and team MVP recognition in addition to being named to ESPN Rise Magazine's `Players to Watch' Third Team.

• Was also team captain her sophomore year.

• An outstanding all-around athlete, also competed in track and won the 100m hurdles and was runner-up in the high jump.

• Earned All-CCC All-Academic honors in 2006 and 2007.

• Did not compete her last two years in high school because of injury.

• Was coached in basketball by John Bliss.

• Was an honor roll student all four years in high school.


• Major is communication and is in ASU's Barrett Honors College.

• Parents are Damon and Verdistine Mann.

• Has one brother, Malcolm, and one sister, Olivia.

• Comes from a very athletic family. Cousin (Brent Lett) played basketball for four years at Southwest Christian College in Texas; uncle (Sam King) wrestled for two years at Cal Poly; cousin (Melanie King) was on the track and field team at CSU Chico; cousin (Lee Evans) competed in track and field at CSU San Jose and would go on to win Olympic gold medals in the 400-meter-dash and the 4x400-meter-relay at the 1968 Olympiads held in Mexico City. He set world record in both events, 43.86 seconds in the 400-meter-dash and 2:56.16 seconds in the 4x400-meter-relays.

• Hobbies include writing, listening to music, surfing the Internet and hanging out with friends.

• Born June 3, 1991 in Merced, Calif.

• Full name is Deja Monique Mann.

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