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Senior Spotlight: Naomi Mbandu

Senior Spotlight: Naomi Mbandu

During her two years with the University of Miami women’s basketball team, senior Naomi Mbandu has made a lasting impact with her upbeat personality and dedication to the game of basketball.


47 games played

29 career starts

6 double-digit games

5.6 points per game

3.7 rebounds per game


“My best memory as a Miami Hurricane is when we went to the Bahamas for the Baha Mar Hoops Showcase. It was the first game this year that we played really good and I was really confident about the team and the season. I loved being in the Bahamas where it was so beautiful and we had so much fun.”

"Naomi is my Danny Rojas, basketball is life."

Head Coach Katie Meier

“When she brings that positivity and freshness, she uplifts the entire team. She is very much the unsung hero. She takes a couple charges every game and is always willing to defend players taller and bigger than her. She is an overachieving winner. She is a very funny, very talented young lady who has been such a pleasure to coach.” – Coach Meier


Upon graduation, Naomi is ready to take her basketball talents to the next level and wants to play professional basketball back home in France.