Wumi Agunbiade Signs With CSU Alba Iulia in the Romanian Liga Națională League
July 22, 2014
Wumi Agunbiade, the second all-time leading scorer in Duquesne women's basketball history with 1,776 points, has signed a professional contract with CSU Alba Iulia in the 14-team Liga Națională League, which is the top-tier professional league in Romania. The team is based in Alba Iulia, which is located on the Mureş River in the Transylvania region of Romania.
CSU Alba Iulia is coming off a 29-3 season and won the bronze medal in the Liga Națională. In addition to Agunbiade, the team has five players that played in the NCAA (Salley Breanna - Seattle, Tiffany Brown - Georgia Southern, Valencia McFarland - Mississippi, Chastity Reed - ULAR, Khadijah Whittington - N.C. State).
Next season, CSU Alba Iulia will play in the prestigious Euroleague - the top league in European women's basketball.
She becomes the sixth player that has played under Dukes head coach Dan Burt to sign a professional contract overseas (Vanessa Abel - Germany, Jocelyn Floyd - Germany, Alex Gensler - Hungary, Kristi Little - Hungary, Diana Voynova - Bulgaria and Italy).
Agunbiade, who was one of the most decorated players in program history, was the 2011 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year, a 2013 First-Team All-Conference selection and a 2012 and 2014 Second-Team All-Conference. She was a six-time A-10 Rookie of the Week and a five-time A-10 Player of the Week.
Agunbiade is the only player in Duquesne history to score 1,700 points and record 900 rebounds. She led the Class of 2014 to 88 wins, which is tied for best all-time. She finished her career with 919 rebounds which is third-best all-time. She amassed 21 20+-points games, including a career-high 32 at North Dakota State during the 2011-12 season. She had 21 10+-rebound games, which included her career-high 16 at Ohio also during the 2011-12 season. Agunbiade recorded 25 career double-doubles. Of her 130 career games played, she started 128, both program records.