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Yussif Basa-Ama

position

Forward

Height

6-8

Weight

195 lbs.

Class

Graduate Student

Hometown

Bolgatanga, Ghana

High School

Saint Andrew’s School (Fla.)

Previous School

Yale

Twitter

@YussifBasa

Instagram

@yussif_dogoyaro

Yussif Basa-Ama - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Honors & Accolades

  • Co-Won the Yale Athletics Amanda D. Walton Award
2023-24 (Senior – Yale)
  • Appeared in 13 games off the bench with one start
  • Shot 50 percent from the field
  • Captured a season-high four rebounds and two assists at the win over Colby-Sawyer
  • Had a season-high of five points in the overtime win vs Howard
  • Played three minutes in the Bulldogs NCAA tournament loss to San Diego State
2022-23 (Junior – Yale)
  • Appeared in 12 games off the bench
  • Shot 62.5 percent from the field
  • Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in 22 minutes in the victory at Fairfield
  • Was 5-for-5 from the field and scored 12 points in the win over Mississippi Valley State at the Rainbow Classic
2021-22 (Sophomore – Yale)
  • Appeared in 22 games off the bench, including eight Ivy League games
  • Had eight points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field in wins over UMass and Siena
  • Pulled down eight rebounds at Cornell
2020-21 (Freshman – Yale)
  • Season canceled due to pandemic
High School
  • Florida Mr. Basketball finalist at the Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton
  • 2020 Class 3A Player of the Year
  • Named a Class 3A first-team all-state selection by the Florida Association of Basketball Coaches
  • 2020 Palm Beach Most Valuable Player
  • Selected as a county First Five as both a junior and senior
  • Averaged 16 points, 10 rebounds and 1.5 blocks at Saint Andrew’s
  • Scored more than 1,000 career points
  • Helped lead Saint Andrew’s to the Florida state championship as a senior
Personal
  • Left Ghana at age of 11
  • Started playing basketball in eighth grade