31 Amu Saaka
31 Amu Saaka
Height: 6-6
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Decatur, Ga.
High School: Columbia High School
Position: Forward

2009-10 (JUNIOR):  Earned All-Southern Conference honors after averaging a team-best 15.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game as a junior... started all 30 games for the Paladins and reached double figures 21 times, including scoring 31 points at UNCG and 34 three nights later against Davidson... reached double figure rebounds six times and recorded six double-doubles... his 29 points and eight rebounds versus Presbyterian and 22 points and eight boards versus Dartmouth earned him SoCon Player of the Week honors in November.

 

2008-09 (R-SOPHOMORE):  Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules...redshirted to gain extra year of eligibility.

 

2007-08 (SOPHOMORE):  Garnered playing time in 29 games and earned five starts at South Florida…averaged 2.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game…netted a career-high 17 points on 5-of-6 shooting beyond the arc in a victory over Winston-Salem State…scored 13 points and added five boards in December victory over St. Francis (NY)…tallied nine points and five rebounds versus Seton Hall.

 

2006-07 (FRESHMAN):  Played in 29 games and earned two starts while claiming USF’s Bull Pride Award…averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game…netted a  season-best 12 points in debut versus South Carolina State…tallied eight points and eight rebounds versus Stetson…managed eight points in just 10 minutes in upset of nationally-ranked Notre Dame…scored eight points and claimed six rebounds in season finale versus DePaul.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: 2006 graduate of Columbia High School, where he saw action at forward under coach Philip McCrary…three-year letterwinner who helped Columbia to a 32-1 record, region title class 4A title as a senior…averaged 15.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists and was selected as team MVP and second team all-state…was  a McDonald’s All-American nominee…team concluded the 2006 season ranked 21st nationally by HoopsUSA…totaled 16 points, seven boards and three assists per game as a junior on 23-8 Columbia team.

 

PERSONAL:  Full name is Adamu Felli Saaka...son of Adamu and Janet Saaka...born May 8, 1988, in Decatur, Ga...majoring in communications.