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AMAYA BROWN

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AMAYA BROWN - Women's Basketball - Florida State Seminoles

Amaya's Profile

(Updated April 2022)
position
Guard
height
5'11"
year
Freshman
hometown
Albuquerque, N.M.
high school
Cibola High

Redshirt Junior Season (2021-22):

  • Appeared in 11 games, averaging 5.1 minutes while shooting 41.7% (5-of-12) from the floor.
  • Returned from a knee injury to make her season debut vs. UNF, earning 3:50 of time on the court.
  • Earned key minutes vs. Jacksonville, getting two points and one assist in 7:21.
  • Recorded seven points (3-of-4) and four boards in 10:30 vs. Grambling State.

Junior Season (2020-21):

  • Announced on Nov. 24, 2020, that she will redshirt the 2020-21 season to add the necessary strength in her knee needed for a full recovery.

Sophomore Season (2019-20)*

  • Battled admirably to come back from a season-ending knee injury sustained in her freshman year.
  • Played in 13 games off the bench, averaging six minutes per game.
  • Made long-awaited sophomore debut at UIC, scoring five points in 8:15 played.
  • Played a season-high 14:54 against UNF.
  • Scored two points in the ACC Quarterfinals vs. Wake Forest, playing nearly 12 1/2 minutes.

*NO NCAA POSTSEASON DUE TO THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS

Freshman Season (2018-19):

• Made a tremendous impact defensively for the Seminoles, becoming one of FSU’s top perimeter defenders.
• Was making her way as a consistent starter in the back court until suffering a season-ending knee injury at Virginia Tech on Jan. 27, 2019. Prior to the injury, she had started FSU’s previous two games vs. Duke and Louisville and also started at St. John’s on Dec. 9, 2018.
• Played in 20 games, averaging 3.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 15.7 minutes per game.
• Her clutch free throws with seven seconds left helped defeat Duke 66-62.
• Had another nice ACC performance with four points and two blocked shots at Boston College.
• Key game at UNC with four points, three rebounds and two steals in 21 minutes.
• Contributed with four points, two assists and two steals vs. Georgia State.
• Dropped a career-best four assists in wins over Milwaukee and Troy.
• Made first career start at St. John’s.
• Tremendous lock-down fourth-quarter defense in 57-56 win at Mercer.
• Ripped three steals and had eight points vs. Jacksonville.
• Added seven points in 16 minutes in win over Florida.
• First double-figure game as a Seminole with a career-best 10 points, 5 rebounds and one assist in 19 minutes vs. UNF.

At Cibola High School:

  • Top-100 player according to ESPNW’s Hoopgurlz rankings, and the top player out of New Mexico.
  • Aggressive combo guard who attacks the rim relentlessly and is tough to guard in 1-on-1 situations.
  • Two-time New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year, most recently following her impressive senior season in 2017-18.
  • Leaves Cibola High School as its all-time leading scorer in three dominant seasons.
  • 2017-18 American Family Insurance ALL-USA New Mexico Girls Basketball First Team, averaging 20.6 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game as a senior.
  • Established an eye-popping 345 rebounds, setting a state single-season record.
  • Earned 2015-16 American Family Insurance ALL-USA New Mexico Player of the Year honors, averaging 18.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.2 steals and 2.8 assists.
  • Led Cibola High to a 25-1 record and a berth in the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state tournament as a sophomore in 2015-16.
  • Broke through as a freshman when she was a First Team All-State player and an All-Metro selection.
  • Was dubbed as “the best defensive guard in the country,” according to New Mexico Elite AAU coach Robert Sanchez.
  • Received endless praise out of high school for her appreciation for defense despite having incredible offensive ability.
  • Overcame her first season-ending injury in her junior season at Cibola High School in the 2016-17 year.

All About Me:

  • Born: February 2, 2000.
  • Parents: Catina and Greg Brown.
  • Major: Social Science.
  • How would you describe your fashion style?: Streetwear/tomboy style.
  • What is your favorite pair of sneakers you own?: Fear of God Jordan 1’s.
  • What is your pre-game hype song?: Hellcats and Track Hawks by Lil Durk.
  • Who is your role model? Why?: My parents are my role models because they have taught me everything I know.
  • Who is your favorite super-hero?: Black Panther.
  • If your TikTok went viral, what would the video be?: Dancing.
  • Favorite place to visit in Tallahassee: Cancun’s because I love tacos.
  • Why did you choose your jersey number?: I chose No. 3 because I have been wearing that number since I was a kid.
  •  Who is a professional athlete that inspires you?: Derrick Rose.
  • My go-to breakfast: Eggs, waffles, and bacon.
  • My dream job: Working for Adidas or Nike.
  • If you started your own podcast, what type of conversations would you spend time on?: Relationships.
  • My favorite Coach Sue moment: When she came back from being with her mother.