Temi Fagbenle Selected As WBCA All-Region Nominee|
March 23, 2016
After leading the Women of Troy in almost every statistical category this season, USC’s Temi Fagbenle has earned herself a a place as one of 52 WBCA All-Region honorees. Now in line for possible All-America selection, Fagbenle has added yet another accolade to her list of hard-earned honors. Fagbenle follows in the footsteps of USC’s last All-Region honoree, Cassie Harberts, who was on the list in 2014.
In her final season of eligibility as a USC graduate student, Fagbenle has stood tall as a Trojan. A team captain and full-time starter, The 6-4 post player has now added WBCA All-Region honors to her previously bestowed spot on the prestigious All-Pac-12 Team and Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention selection — reflection of the diverse talents Fagbenle brings to the court.
Fagbenle recorded 10 double-doubles as a Trojan while leading the team in scoring (13.6 ppg), rebounding (8.7 rpg), blocks (1.2 bpg), steals (1.8 spg), free throws made (93) and minutes played (30.3 mpg). She was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week after helping lead USC to an upset win over ranked crosstown rival UCLA. Her presence helped USC open the year with 12 straight wins, marking the best season start for the Women of Troy since 1982-83. Fagbenle scored in double figures in 24 games, with 12 double-digit rebounding days.
Fagbenle averaged 1.8 steals per game and hauled in 177 defensive rebounds while serving up 39 blocks on the defensive end. Her numbers in conference play were even stronger. She averaged 14.3 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 54 percent from the floor during Pac-12 play. In the nation, Fagbenle ranks No. 59 in the nation with her 51.4% scoring. Against top-25 ranked opponents this season, Fagbenle averaged 12.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.
A 2012 Olympian for Great Britain, Fagbenle played three seasons at Harvard before transferring to USC to pursue a masters degree in strategical public relations.
The 10-member 2016 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-American Team will be announced on April 2 during the NCAA Women’s Final Four.