Miranda Ayim

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Miranda Ayim
Miranda Ayim.jpg
Personal information
Born (1988-05-06) May 6, 1988 (age 31)
Chatham, Ontario
NationalityCanadian
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
High schoolSaunders Secondary School
(London, Ontario)
CollegePepperdine (2006–2010)
WNBA draft2010 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
PositionForward
Career history
2010–2011Alanya Belediye
2011Tulsa Shock
2011–2012Istanbul Univeritesi SK
2012–2013Orduspor
2013–2015Toulouse
2015–presentBasket Landes
Stats at NBA.com

Miranda Joy Ayim (born May 6, 1988) is a Canadian female basketball player currently playing for Team Canada and Basket Landes in France. Ayim is a two-time Olympian (London 2012 and Rio 2016) and a captain on the Canadian senior women's national team.

High school[edit]

Ayim attended high school at Saunders Secondary School in London, Ontario, she was a starter for the varsity each of her four years and help the team to city championships and both are junior and senior years. She was on the honor roll all four years and graduated as the valedictorian of her class.[1]

Pepperdine[edit]

Ayim played for the Pepperdine women's basketball team for the four years of her attendance, she set the school record for blocks, with 182 over her four-year career. She scored 1377 points and recorded 735 rebounds, both of which were eighth best in school history, she earned all West Coast Conference as a players three times, as well as All-Academics honors for the conference three times, the first time a Pepperdine women's basketball player was so honored.[2]

Team Canada[edit]

Ayim played on several of the Canadian National teams in FIBA competitions. In 2007, she played on the team which participated in the FIBA Under-21 World Championship for Women and finished sixth. Ayim averaged 6.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. She was also on the team which participated in the FIBA Under-19 World Championship for Women, finishing in ninth place, she averaged 9.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.[3]

In 2012, she qualified for the Olympic team, and played for the Canadian National team which finished 8th in the 2012 Summer Olympics,[4] she averaged 1.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.[5]

Ayim played on the team representing Canada at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Women, she averaged 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, helping the team to a Silver medal at the event.[6] She continued with the team at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, where she averaged 8.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.[7]

Ayim was a member of the Canada women's national basketball team which participated in basketball at the 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 10 to 26, 2015; the team went undefeated and captured their first ever Pan American gold medal; defeating the United States 81-73 in front of a large home crowd.

Ayim played for Canada at the 2015 FIBA Americas Women's Championship, held in Edmonton, Alberta; the team continued their undefeated summer winning the FIBA Americas title and qualifying directly to the 2016 Olympics.

Ayim became a two-time Olympian, representing Canada at the 2016 Rio Olympics, Canada finished a 3-2 in the group phase and fell to France in the all-important quarterfinal match-up; the team finished in a disappointing 7th place.

In 2017, Ayim captained Team Canada at the 2017 FIBA Women's AmeriCup held in Buenos Aires, Argentina; the team went 6-0 in the tournament, defending their Americas title in a thrilling gold medal game against Argentina in front of a hostile and passionate home crowd. Ayim was named to the tournament All-Star Five team.

At the 2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup, Canada finished with a 3-0 record in the group stage. Canada fell to a tough home Spanish team in the quarterfinal, ultimately finishing the tournament in 7th place.

Professional[edit]

Ayim was not selected in the 2011 WNBA Draft but was signed to a training camp contract by Tulsa after returning from a year of playing professionally in Turkey.[8]

Ayim played three years in Turkey from 2010-2013, before making her French LFB debut with Toulouse for the 2013-14 season, she moved to Basket Landes for the 2015-16 season, which also marked her EuroCup debut.

Team Canada Stats[edit]

YEAR[3] TEAM CANADA GP  MPG   FG%   3P%   FT%   RPG  APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Youth 5 12.40 0.18 0.00 0.29 4.0 0.6 0.8 0.8 1.2
2006 Junior U18 8 13.13 0.33 0.00 0.45 3.6 0.4 0.5 0.5 4.1
2007 Young U21 8 24.75 0.42 0.00 0.47 6.0 0.4 0.8 1.0 6.1
2007 Junior U19 8 26.88 0.43 0.00 0.25 9.8 1.0 1.1 1.1 9.8
2008 Development 3 20.77 0.69 0.00 1.00 2.0 0.3 0.7 0.7 6.0
2010 Senior 9 12.29 0.36 1.00 0.50 2.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 2.2
2011 Senior 13 19.31 0.45 0.00 0.69 3.5 1.2 0.5 0.7 6.6
2012 Senior 18 15.02 0.25 0.00 0.65 2.8 0.9 0.6 0.5 3.1
2013 Senior 18 20.76 0.41 0.25 0.70 4.7 1.4 1.2 1.2 7.1
2014 Senior 19 23.84 0.50 0.25 0.78 4.9 1.0 0.5 1.1 8.9
2015 Senior 17 19.19 0.53 0.50 0.48 4.5 1.2 0.6 0.6 9.3
2016 Senior 17 21.27 0.47 0.60 0.67 2.8 1.5 0.6 0.6 8.4
2017 Senior 6 22.47 0.47 0.25 0.75 6.3 1.3 0.5 1.0 8.2
2018 Senior 15 22.56 0.54 0.43 0.79 3.1 1.2 0.7 0.5 10.3

Professional Stats[edit]

YEAR[3] CLUB GP GS  MPG   FG%   3P%   FT%   RPG  APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Alanya BLD 22 - 31.7 0.484 0.000 0.764 8.1 1.1 1.5 1.9 12.8
2011 Tulsa Shock 3 - 14.0 0.444 0.000 0.000 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.3 2.7
2011–12 Istanbul Uni 16 - 26.4 0.430 0.000 0.520 4.4 0.8 1.2 1.3 9.4
2012–13 Orduspor 27 - 30.7 0.540 0.000 0.790 10.2 1.2 2.2 1.6 18.1
2013–14 Toulouse 23 - 31.3 0.496 0.000 0.877 7.0 0.7 1.3 1.1 14.5
2014-15 Toulouse 28 - 32.9 0.470 0.040 0.550 6.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 14.0
2015-16 Basket Landes 44 - 23.93 0.45 0.10 0.83 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 10.0
2016-17 Basket Landes 37 - 27.09 0.53 0.08 0.72 4.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 11.0
2017-18 Basket Landes 43 - 30.22 0.49 0.03 0.73 6.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 12.0
2018-19 Basket Landes 37 - 26.32 0.53 0.29 0.73 5.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 13.0

Pepperdine University Stats[edit]

Source[3]

YEAR SCHOOL GP GS  MPG   FG%   3P%   FT%   RPG  APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Pepperdine 33 13 19.5 0.500 - 0.661 3.9 0.5 0.6 0.4 6.3
2007–08 Pepperdine 28 28 31.5 0.557 - 0.727 8.7 2.1 0.9 2.0 13.1
2008–09 Pepperdine 28 27 27.9 0.464 0.333 0.765 5.4 0.2 1.5 1.0 11.5
2009–10 Pepperdine 32 32 32.2 0.447 0.192 0.702 6.7 1.1 1.6 2.7 15.0
Totals Pepperdine 121 100 27.6 0.484 0.219 0.712 6.1 0.9 1.2 1.5 11.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "21 MIRANDA AYIM". Pepperdine Sports. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Meet the Olympians: Miranda Ayim". Pepperdine Magazine. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d "MIRANDA AYIM Bio" (PDF). CANADA BASKETBALL. Retrieved June 27, 2015.
  4. ^ "London's Miranda Ayim centre of attention for Canada's Olympic basketball team". yorkregion.com. Jul 2, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  5. ^ "2012 Olympic Women". FIBA. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  6. ^ "2013 FIBA Americas Championship for Women". FIBA. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  7. ^ "9 – Miranda Ayim". FIBA. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  8. ^ http://www.wnba.com draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board

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