Stephanie Mavunga

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Stephanie Mavunga
Stephanie Mavunga
BornTafadzwa Stephanie Mavunga
(1995-02-24) February 24, 1995 (age 24)
Mutare, Zimbabwe
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Basketballer
Known forPlaying Basketball in the WNBA
Parent(s)Jean Mavunga (mother), Phillip Mavunga (Father)
Websitetwitter.com/SMavunga_23

Stephanie Mavunga is a professional basketball player in the US. In April 2018, she was drafted into the WNBA in the 2nd Round. She was the 14th Overall Pick by Indiana Fever team.

Background

Mavunga was born in Mutare on 24 February 1995.

Basketball Career

  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, helped North Carolina to a 26-9 record and the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, appeared in all 37 games and made 34 starts; averaged 10.7 ppg., a team-leading 8.2 rpg. and 2.4 bpg.
  • Ranked second in the ACC and 26th nationally in blocks; also ranked fifth in ACC rebounding and ninth in ACC oin field goal percentage (.523).
  • Her 90 blocks was the fifth most in a single season at UNC, while her 304 rebounds was the ninth most in school history; both were freshman school records.
  • Shot 10-for-10 to post a 20-point, 13-rebound and five-block performance vs. Coastal Carolina on Nov. 21
  • Recorded 12 double-doubles on the year, the fifth most in the ACC.
  • Had 21 double-figure scoring games, 14 double-digit rebounding totals; led the team in rebounding 19 times.
  • Had 13 points and nine boards in a win over No. 1 seed South Carolina in the NCAA Tournament on March 30.


Awards

  • Gold medal: 2011 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s Pan American Games team that captured the silver medal with a 4-1 record at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
  • Also participated in the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team Trials, 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials and the 2012 USA U18 National Team Trials.
  • Member of the 2011 USA U16 National Team that claimed the gold medal with a 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Merida, Mexico.

Trivia

Mavunga's brother, Julian Mavunga, is also a professional basketball player. He plays for for Kyoto Hannaryz in Japan.

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