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Ama's Profile

(Updated July 2017)
Grünberg, Germany
high school
Grünberg High School


Sophomore Season: Golden Torch Award Winner.

Junior Season (2016-17)

  • Contributed in many ways during FSU’s NCAA Elite Eight run…
  • Set career highs in nearly every season category.
  • Averaged 3.4 points, 1.9 rebounds and shot 60 percent (42-of-70) in 11.3 minutes per game off the bench.
  • Became one of FSU’s best post defenders who earned key minutes.
  • Four of her five career double-figure games occurred as a junior.
  • Poured in 10 points (4-of-6) and two rebounds in a win vs. Clemson (2/18/17).
  • Chipped in with eight points against Virginia (2/16/17).
  • Tied season and career high with 13 points (3-of-4) and five boards vs. Texas (2/13/17).
  • Scored 11 points (5-of-8) with four rebounds in 16 minutes vs. Wake (2/9/17).
  • Added nine points in 16 minutes at Boston College (2/2/17).
  • Scored six points (3-of-3) and had two rebounds in a win at Georgia Tech (1/26/17).
  • At Virginia Tech recorded five points and four rebounds along with three assists and two blocks (1/22/17).
  • Career-high 13 points (4-of-8) along with four steals at Clemson (1/15/17).
  • In win over Western Carolina she recorded six points and career-high seven rebounds along with one steal (12/04/16).
  • Recorded two blocks in 75-61 win at Minnesota (11/30/16).

Sophomore Season (2015-16)

  • Played in 25 games in her second season, shooting 60.9 percent (14-of-23) from the floor.
  • Also made 11 of her 14 free throw attempts (78.6 percent).
  • Averaged 1.6 points along with 1.3 boards in 7.1 minutes per game.
  • Played 10+ minutes in seven games, including a season-high 20 minutes vs. UAB.
  • Had five points and three rebounds vs. UAB (11/22/15).
  • Recorded four points and three rebounds in a win over LIU-Brooklyn (11/27/15) in New York City.
  • Went 2-for-2 for four points and three boards vs. Mercer (12/15/15).
  • Went 3-for-3 from the floor against Murray State for six points (12/19/15).
  • Recorded all six points from the free throw line (6-of-6) at Clemson (1/14/16).
  • Added four points in nine minutes at Wake Forest (1/28/16).

Freshman Season (2014-15)

  • Played in 22 games and averaged 1.9 points, 1.2 rebounds and shot 54.5 percent from the floor (18-of-33).
  • Earned time on the court in key situations, including against Notre Dame on Jan. 2.
  • Played double-digit minutes in five games, including a career-high 21 minutes against Pitt (1/15/15).
  • Had four points and two rebounds in five minutes of action in FSU debut against UAB (11/14/14).
  • Chipped in with three points in 10 minutes played against UNF (12/16/14).
  • Was impressive against Jacksonville, posting 11 points (4-of-8 shooting) (12/29/14).
  • Played 12 minutes at No. 4/4 Notre Dame (1/2/15).

International Playing Experience

  • Has enjoyed a solid experience playing internationally, highlighted by her presence on the 2013 German Senior National Team.
  • Was the focal point for Germany in the 2015 FIBA U20 European Tournament, leading all players with 36.4 minutes per game.
  • Nearly averaged a double-double (10.7 points, 9.6 rebounds) and finished second in offensive rebounds per game (3.9) and third in average total rebounds.
  • In the 2015 tournament she delivered 21 points and seven rebounds vs. Poland, and ended the tournament with 17 rebounds vs. Hungary.
  • Led Germany to a gold medal at the 2014 U20 European ‘B’ Championship with a 75-47 win over Romania.
  • Ranked first among all players with a 63.1 field goal percentage for the tournament, highlighted by 26 points on 12-of-16 shooting against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • The youngest player at 17 years old to ever compete with the German Senior National Team, participating in the EuroBasket Women Qualifying Tournament in Israel.
  • Received a nomination to the U16 German National Team in 2011, as she helped the squad win the FIBA U16 European Championship and elevate their status.
  • Competed for two teams in the German National League, including Team Grünberg and Team Marburg.
  • Has played numerous games in France, Great Britain, Israel, Finland, Hungary, Romania, the Czech Republic, Belgium and more.
  • Averaged 12.4 points per game and led Team Grünberg in rebounding (11.2) and blocked shots in most recent season prior to departure to Florida State.
  • Also hit nearly 60 percent of her shots from the field, averaging 57.5 percent.
  • Averaged 12.9 points per game and nearly 10 boards while playing in the 2013 U18 Division B Championship.
  • Led her U19 National Team to a first-place finish in 2013.

All About Me

  • Born: Dec. 16, 1995.
  • Parents: Michaela and Andre’ Degbeon
  • Major: Biological Science
  • Favorite movie is American Beauty.
  • Enjoys listening to Drake.
  • Can speak German and English.
  • Her career ambition is to become a doctor.
  • Her biggest hardship was having to move away from her home country of Germany.
  • Also performed Taekwondo in high school.
  • Music artists she plays a lot on her iPod are Trey Songz and Chris Brown.
  • Likes to watch Shameless.
  • Favorite accessory in her wardrobe are her rings.
  • Her most memorable win so far is finishing first in the U20 European Championship in the summer 2014.
  • Favorite home-cooked meal is tofu with meat sauce.
  • Has two brothers and three sisters.


Points: 13, 2x
Rebounds: 7, Western Carolina – 12/4/16
Assists: 3, at Virginia Tech – 1/22/17
Blocks: 2, 4x
Steals: 4, at Clemson – 1/15/17
FG made: 5, vs. Wake Forest – 2/9/17
FG attempts: 8, 2x
FT made: 7, vs. Texas – 2/13/17
FT attempts: 8, vs. Texas – 2/13/17