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#24 Faustine Aifuwa Season 2024-25

Graduate Student
Dacula, Ga.
High School
Dacula HS

2020 SEC All-Defensive Team
2020 All-Louisiana Second Team
2020 LSWA Second Team
2020 Defensive Player of the Year
2020-21 SEC Winter Honor Roll

Finished her career with the second most blocks in LSU history (239), the fifth most rebounds (970) and at No. 21 on LSU’s scoring list (1,302).


Graduate Season (2021-22)
Played a key role in the post for the Tigers, starting 29 games and playing in all 32 games… Averaged 9.7 points and 6.8 rebounds for the Tigers… Finished at No. 15 in the SEC in rebounding (6.8 rpg) and No. 7 in blocked shots (1.63 bpg)… Recorded four double-doubles during her final season at LSU.. Earned double-doubles in both of LSU’s games at the West Palm Invitational with 14 points and 11 rebounds against Clemson on Dec. 20 and 13 points and 11 rebounds the following day against Texas Tech… Scored 20 points and hauled in 14 rebounds on Feb. 7 at Ole Miss… Had 17 points in LSU’s First-Round NCAA Tournament win over Jackson State and grabbed 14 rebounds to earn the double-double… Led LSU in rebounding in eight games during the season and in points during four games.

Recorded block number 182 against South Carolina on February 14 to become the second player in LSU history to surpass 180 career blocked shots… Earned season high 20 points against Ole Miss on January 4… Finished with a total of 713 minutes played, 243 points, 39 blocks, 195 rebounds, 13 assists and 17 steals… Named LSWA Player of the week on February 1. 

JUNIOR SEASON (2019-20) – Season cut short due to coronavirus
Only player to start all 30 games with an average of 29.0 minutes played per game… Led the team in blocked shots for third consecutive season with 63; ranked 3rd in the SEC with 2.10 per game… Ranked 6th in the SEC with 7.9 rebounds per game, while averaging 10.9 points per game… Tallied a total of 18 steals and 15 assists… Second-leading shooter on the team with a 46.0 field goal percentage… Matched a career-high 20 points at Auburn on February 16… Posted back-to-back games with a career-high 16 rebounds vs. Texas A&M (Feb. 2) and Missouri (Feb. 10) … Tied career-high seven blocked shots at Arkansas on March 1… Recorded 19 games scoring in double figures, 25 games with six or more rebounds and 19 games with multiple blocked shots… Had five double-double performances.

Started in 28 out of 29 games… Averaged 27.4 minutes played per game and led the team in blocked shots with 44 for second consecutive season; ranked 6th in the SEC… Tallied 30 steals and 16 assists… Second-leading shooter on the team with a 46.9 field goal percentage… Second-leading rebounder on the team with a 6.4 average… Had 17 games with 6 or more rebounds, and a season-high 13 rebounds against Kentucky on February 24.

Started 15 of 28 games played… 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… Recorded career high 11 rebounds at Texas Tech on November 30 and career high seven blocked shots versus Sam Houston State on December 27… Had 12 games with 6 or more rebounds.

Missed the entirety of the 2016-17 season due to a knee injury.

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) … Rated No. 15 post player and a three-star prospect by ESPN… One of 12 McDonald’s All-America nominees from Georgia… 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… Ranked No. 1 in career rebounds with 1,203 and in career blocks with 496… Ranked third all-time at DHS in scoring with 1,314 points… Holds the school record for blocks in a season with 169, rebounds in a game with 25 and in game blocks 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 Player of the Game on Nov. 28, 2015 after posting 26 points, 17 rebounds and 15 blocks against Lowndes… 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) … Selected as the Gwinnett Daily Post Fans Choice Player of the Year following her freshman season in 2013.

Daughter of Max and Amina Aifuwa… Has 3 sisters, Tracy, Shaina and Benita, and one brother, Eric… Born on July 10, 1998… Graduated in summer 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary studies… 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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