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24 Abebe Demissie

2012-13: Team’s top reserve, coming off bench in 25 of 26 appearances to finish as 4th-leading scorer (8.0 ppg) and 3rd-leading rebounder (3.7 rpg) on UAA squad that went 18-9 and finished 3rd in Great Northwest Athletic Conference at 11-7 … ranked 16th in GNAC with 1.6 three-pointers per game … scored double figures on 11 occasions, including career-high-tying 18 points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3FG) in home win over Central Washington … had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists in Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout win over Div. I Loyola Marymount, plus season-high 3 steals in Shootout victory over UC Riverside … helped UAA to 71-69 home win over rival Alaska Fairbanks with 16 points and 2 steals … had double-double in lone start of season with 17 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3FG, 7-8 FT), 10 rebounds in road win at UAF … tallied 10 points apiece in home wins over Western Oregon and Saint Martin’s, and finished with 11 points in GNAC Tourney loss to CWU … placed 17th on UAA’s career 3FG% list at .391.

2011-12: Was 6th-leading scorer (5.9 ppg) and 3rd-leading rebounder for Seawolf club that went 23-7 and reached NCAA Tournament 2nd Round ... shot .425 (31 of 73) from three-point range for 10th-best percentage in Great Northwest Athletic Conference, helping UAA to 15-3 league record and runner-up finish ... scored in double figures five times and grabbed five-plus rebounds on nine occasions ... one of three Seawolves to post a double-double, tallying 18 points (6-8 FG, 4-6 3FG) and 10 rebounds in home win over Portland Bible ... had 13 points (4-6 FG, 3-5 3FG), 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 77-67 victory over Div. I UC Irvine in Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout ... other top games included 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-6 3FG) and 5 rebounds in road win over Northwest Nazarene; 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-2 3FG), 3 assists and no turnovers in home finale victory over Western Oregon; and 8 points (3-3 FG, 2-2 3FG) in home victory over Seattle Pacific.

BEFORE UAA: Played sophomore season of 2010-11 at North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho … averaged 6.8 points, 4.3 rebounds and shot 49 percent as NIC went 23-9 … also sank 19 of 44 (.432) three-pointers for Cardinals … spent two seasons at D-I program Eastern Washington, redshirting in 2008-09 and averaging 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists as a freshman 2009-10.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was team captain on powerhouse Rainier Beach program that won 2008 Washington 3A State title with 29-1 overall record … averaged 7.1 points per game as senior on team with five future Div. I players, helping squad to Metro Conference and regional titles.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 7, 1989 in Fort Worth, Texas … son of Suka Alakie … has two siblings … name is prounounced ‘Ah-BAH-bay Dih-MEE-see’ … journalism & public communications major.

Career Highs
Points: 18, twice (last vs Central Washington, 1/31/13)
Rebounds: 10, twice (last at Alaska Fairbanks, 1/19/13)
Assists: 5 at Seattle Pacific, 2/28/13
Blocks: 2 vs Western Washington, 1/14/12
Steals: 3, twice (last vs UC Riverside, 11/23/12)

Career Statistics
Year     GP-GS  Min/Avg   FG-FGA  Pct 3FG-FGA  Pct  FT-FTA  Pct  OR- DR-Reb/Avg  PF-D   A  TO  B   S  Pts/Avg
2011-12  27-2   453/16.8  57-125 .456  31- 73 .425  14-19  .737  17- 70– 87/3.2  43-1  22  31  9  12  159/5.9
2012-13  26-1   531/20.4  63-155 .406  41-111 .369  40-69  .580  22- 74– 96/3.7  49-0  44  39 12  19  207/8.0
Totals   53-3   984/18.6 120-280 .429  72-184 .391  54-88  .614  39-144-183/3.5  92-1  66  70 21  31  366/6.9

 

Position: Forward
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Rainier Beach HS
Other College: North Idaho
Experience: 2 Letters
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