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Danielle Adefeso
Danielle Adefeso


Los Angeles, Calif.

High School:
St. Monica HS






Danielle Adefeso's Career Honors

UA Most Improved Player

About Danielle: Coach Bonvicini says: "We're looking for great things from Danielle this year, hoping that she has elevated her game to the next level. She came in and gave us quality time last year, but now we are going to ask her to do a little bit more. She's proven that she can rebound. Offensively, she does some nice things. She needs to be a little more consistent with post moves, making moves around people. She made progress from a defensive standpoint and was able to do some things that really helped us out. Her experience is going to be crucial for us at that four position and to give Polkey some rest at the five spot..."

2002-03 Season: Played in 26 games off the bench... Averaged 1.3 rebounds, 1.2 points and 5.5 minutes per game for the season... Shot 34.5 percent from the floor and 55.0 percent from the free throw line for the year... Put points on the board in nine games... Pulled down at least two rebounds in 12 different contests... Reached double digits in playing time in seven games... Had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 block against Notre Dame (3/23/03) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... Saw 12 minutes of playing time in that contest... Posted averages of 1.7 rebounds, 0.3 points per game during Pac-10 Tournament play... Equalled her best output of the season with 7 points and 4 rebounds against California (3/1/03)... Played a season-high 16 minutes at Wisconsin (1/26/03)... Had her best outing of the season to date with 7 points and 4 rebounds in 12 minutes against Oregon (1/2/03)...

2001-02 Season: Named the team's Most Improved Player... Averaged 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 4.8 minutes per game while playing in 23 contests for the season... Logged a field goal percentage of 53.6 and shot 60.0 percent from the free throw line... Scored at least two points and grabbed at least one rebound in nine different games... Had two points, one rebound in four minutes of play against Arizona State (3/2/02) in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament... Played a season-high 23 minutes against UCLA (2/14/02)... Had season highs of 12 points and eight rebounds at Washington State (2/9/02)... Seven rebounds, five points against Oregon (2/2/02) in only eight minutes... Registered two points and two rebounds in six minutes off the bench during her collegiate debut versus Pepperdine (11/18/01)... Participated in the New Start program on-campus during the summer of 2001... New Start provides freshmen who are from ethnic minority groups or who receive need-based financial aid the opportunity to participate in a six-week summer program that includes a class, extensive orientation to the University and the chance to take part in an academic conference...

High School: Two-time All-CIF Southern Section at St. Monica High School... Twice named All-Los Angeles and All-Camino Real League... Led the Mariners in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots during both the 2000 and 2001 seasons... St. Monica won three straight Camino Real League championships during her time there... Helped St. Monica to a berth in the state semifinals with a 20-5 overall record in 2001, the Mariners' second consecutive appearance in the semifinals... Set new school records for single game points scored (34), rebounds (19) and blocks (7)... Led St. Monica to a 22-5 mark as a junior, the best record in the program's history... Averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds per game that year... Named team Most Improved Player in 1999... 1999 Campbell Hall Tournament MVP... Received the Black Gem Student-Athlete Award... Is the first girl from St. Monica to play Division I basketball... Played for the SoCal Ballers club team in Los Angeles...

Danielle Adefeso's Career Highs

Field Goals Made: 5 at Washington State (2/9/02)
Field Goals Attempted: 7 at Washington State (2/9/02)
Free Throws Made: 3, three times, last vs. California (3/1/03)
Free Throws Attempted: 6 vs. UCLA (2/14/02)
Rebounds: 8 at Washington State (2/9/02)
Points: 12 at Washington State (2/9/02)
Assists: 1, four times, last at Wisconsin (1/26/03)
Blocked Shots: 1, seven times, last vs. Notre Dame (3/23/03)
Steals: 2 at Wisconsin (1/26/03)
Minutes Played: 23 vs. UCLA (2/14/02)

Danielle Adefeso's Stats at Arizona

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2001-02. 23-0 110/4.8 15-28 .536 0-0 .000 6-10 .600 12-21 33 1.4 21-0 1 9 2 1 36/1.6 2002-03. 26-0 144/5.5 10-29 .345 0-0 .000 11-20 .550 18-17 35 1.3 27-0 3 12 5 4 31/1.2 TOTAL... 49-0 254/5.2 25-57 .439 0-0 .000 17-30 .567 30-38 68 1.4 48-0 4 21 7 5 67/1.4