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Asya                               Bussie
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Asya
Bussie
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Randallstown, Md.
Height: 6-4
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: C

Biography

Career Highlights:

  • A two-time 2014 All-American Honorable Mention Selection (WBCA & Associated Press)
  • Was selected in the second round by the Minnesota Lynx as the No. 15 overall pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft--WVU's highest draft pick in program history
  • Helped WVU to NCAA Tournament appearances and at least 24 wins each season she was on the active roster
  • Finished 11th in WVU's all-time scoring record book with 1,497 points
  • Her career field goal percentage of 49.8% ranks seventh in career history at WVU.
  • Holds WVU’s all-time free throws made and free throws attempted records, going 541-870 from the free throw line.
  • Ranks sixth all-time for 853 rebounds, and second for 382 offensive rebounds, in WVU’s record books
  • Is second all-time at WVU for 270 career blocked shots
  • Amassed six 20-point outings, 74 double-figure scoring games and 19 double-figure rebounding games 
  • Holds WVU’s record for most games played and games started, 138-138, while ranking fourth all-time for 3,925 minutes played
  • Led the nation with 138 consecutive games played and started

At West Virginia (2013-14):

  • Named to the 2014 All-Big 12 First Team, Big 12 All-Defensive Team and All-Tournament Team
  • An Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection
  • Helped WVU to its most wins in program history (30) 
  • Recorded the most free throw attempts for WVU in a season (259) in 2014, since Rosemary Kosiorek attempted 230 free throws in 1992
  • Had a team-leading rebound total, which is the third-most rebounds by a senior in WVU’s record books with 272 rebounds 
  • Ranks second in WVU’s senior season record books with 105 offensive boards, missing the record by 10 offensive rebounds
  • Led WVU with a rebounding average of 7.8, ranking sixth in WVU’s senior season record books and seventh of all Big 12 players for 2014
  • Led the team and is second in WVU’s senior season record books for 71 blocked shots
  • Averaged 2.0 blocked shots per game, the third-highest average of all league players
  • Recorded the sixth-most double-doubles by a senior in program history  and the third most of any league player for the season with eight 
  • Averaged 12.9 points per game as WVU's second-leading scorer, the 11th-highest scoring average of all Big 12 players
  • Collected 453 points on 48.8 percent (137-281) shooting from the field--the ninth-highest shooting percentage in the Big 12
  • Started all 35 games, averaging 29.9 points per game--the most on the team 
  • Recorded four 20-point games, 24 double-figure scoring games and 10 double-figure rebounding games 
  • Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds at TCU on Feb. 1
  • Named to the Rainbow Wahine All-Tournament Team after averaging 17.7 points per game, leading WVU's scoring in two games, including recording a career-best 25 points vs. Washington State
  • Shot 90 percent (9-10) from the field against Washington State, becoming only one of two league players to make 9-of-10 in a game in a game
  • Made 100 percent (8-8) of her free throw attempts against Delaware State on Dec. 18 to record a season-best in the Big 12 Conference
  • Named MVP of the 2013 Capital Classic in WVU's 82-51 defeat of Marshall on Dec. 14, scoring co-leading WVU with 16 points
  • Named Preseason All-Big 12 and to the Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • Named Preseason All-Big 12
  • Medical Redshirt
At West Virginia (2011-12):
  • Earned first team All-BIG EAST honors as a co-captain
  • Became the 28th player in WVU history to record over 1,000 points
  • Is the 15th player in WVU history to record 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career and first since Chakhia Cole and Olayinka Sanni did so in 2008
  • Was WVU’s blocked shots leader with 73 total
  • Averaged 2.1 blocked shots per game, the second-most in the BIG EAST and 30th highest average nationally
  • Ranks second all-time in blocked shots in WVU history (199)
  • Was WVU’s leading scorer with 412 points, averaging 12.1 ppg
  • Led the Mountaineers from the field, shooting 53.2 percent (143-269)
  • Led WVU in scoring 12 times on the season, including a team-leading 22 double-figure scoring games
  • WVU’s second-leading rebounder with 6.6 rebounds per game, totaling 226 boards
  • Was awarded WVU’s first BIG EAST Player of the Week honor since 2009 after leading with a career-best 22 points in WVU’s win at No. 2 Notre Dame
  • Led WVU in free throws made for the second consecutive season with 126
  • Recorded her 1,000th point at the 10:57 mark of the first half on a free throw against Georgetown in the quarterfinal round of the BIG EAST Championship on March 4; the game was her 100th career game
  • Recorded her first 20-point outing against Duquesne on Dec. 17 as she had 21 points
  • Was WVU’s only returning starter from the 2010-11 season and closed out the season with 103 consecutive starts, starting every game in her career
At West Virginia (2010-11):
  • Led WVU in blocked shots with 54, the second-most all-time for a WVU sophomore
  • Her regular-season blocked shot average (1.7) ranked No. 5 in the BIG EAST
  • Closed out the season ranked fourth on the all-time blocked shots list in program history with 126 career blocks
  • Has started every game she has played as a Mountaineer (69 total), 34 this season
  • Closed out the season averaging 1.6 blocked shots per game, which ranked No. 83 nationally
  • Held the fourth-highest scoring average for the Mountaineers (8.2 ppg) and the third-highest rebounding average on the team (4.7 rpg)
  • Shot 63.3 percent (114-180) from the free throw line and was sent to the charity stripe the most (180 times), leading the team in free throw shots made (114)
  • Shot 50 percent (82-164) from the field, the third-highest percentage on the team
  • Grabbed the third-most rebounds of any Mountaineer, including the second-most offensive boards (75)
  • Forced 32 steals on the season
  • Had a season-high 17 points against Saint Francis
  • Converted 10-of-11 (90.9%) free throws against Providence
  • Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds against Elon and chipped in 10 points for a double-double
  • Had 12 games scoring in double figures, including back-to-back games in the BIG EAST Tournament and the third-straight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Houston
  • Led WVU’s scoring efforts at DePaul (13) and against Cincinnati (16)
  • Led WVU in rebounding efforts in five games against Elon, Saint Francis, Marquette, USF, and Rutgers
  • Played a starting role in a team that recorded the most wins in two seasons (53-15) in program history
At West Virginia (2009-10):
  • Unanimous selection to the All-BIG EAST Freshman Team
  • Set the school record for freshman blocks in a season (72), the most blocks in a season by a Mountaineer since 1986
  • Tied for third on team in points per game (10.1) and fourth in rebounds (194/5.5)
  • Was second in BIG EAST in blocks per game (2.1) and 34th nationally in blocks per game
  • Ranked sixth in BIG EAST offensive rebounds (3.0)
  • Started every game with 16 double-figure scoring games, 14 games with at least three blocks and two double-doubles
  • Made 122 free throws, the most by a Mountaineer since 1999
  • Had a career-best 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting with a career-high seven free throws in home win against Eastern Kentucky
  • Recorded her first career double-double with 16 points, a career-high 12 rebounds (six offensive) and four steals in Nugget Classic championship game victory at Nevada
  • Tallied 15 points and seven rebounds in Nugget Classic opening round win over Iowa
  • Named Nugget Classic MVP and BIG EAST Freshman of the Week (Dec. 14) for her efforts in those two contests
  • Made Mountaineer debut in opening round of Preseason WNIT with 14 points and eight rebounds in win against Towson and followed that performance with 14 points and nine rebounds in quarterfinal round home win against Marist
In High School:
  • Rated the 14th-best post player and 47th-best overall player in the country by ESPN.com
  • Ranked the 28th-best player in the country by Blue Star and the 55th-best player in the country by All Star Girl’s Report
  • Named All-Metro Player of the Year as a senior
  • A McDonald’s All-American nominee, averaging 16 points, 11 rebounds and had 71 blocks as a senior
  • Guided Seton Keough to 23-8 record as a senior, helping claim the No. 1 spot and championship in the Class A IAAM with 21 points and 14 rebounds in the win of then-No. 1 St. Frances
  • Had 21 points and nine rebounds in semifinal win over No. 9 Archbishop Spalding
  • Was part of the team who was Bishop Walsh Invitational champions
  • Scored 1,620 career points, tallied 1,189 career rebounds and had over 300 blocks in her career
  • As a junior, she averaged 14.6 points and grabbed 317 rebounds with 126 blocks
  • Led team to 29-5 record, including a perfect 16-0 league mark, as a junior
  • A three-time all-Metro, all-conference, all-city and team mvp honoree
  • A three-time Baltimore Sun Player of the Week
  • Won rookie of the year, all-conference and all-city as a freshman
  • Guided Seton Keough to the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational Championship
  • Team was ranked No. 1 in the area by Baltimore Sun and 12th nationally by MaxPrep
  • Played for the Boo Williams Elite club team
  • Was on the 2006 Maryland Magic AAU team
  • Played on Seton Keough’s volleyball team
Personal:
  • Daughter of Loretta and the late Gerald Bussie
  • Birthday is April 16
  • Has two brothers
  • Graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication studies with a minor is sports communications in May 2013
  • Working toward a master's degree in sport management
  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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