Draft Prospect Profiles | Stephanie Mavunga

College: Ohio State University
Class: RS Senior
Height: 6’3″
Position: Forward

NOTABLE
• First Team All-Big Ten (2018)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2018)
• Second Team All-Big Ten (2017)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2017)
• OSU Scholar-Athlete (2017)
• First Team All-ACC (2015)
• Naismith Trophy Watch List (2015)
• ACC Player of the Week (Nov. 24, 2014, Jan. 5, 2015, Feb. 2, 2015)
• McDonald’s All-American (2013)
• Indiana Gatorade Player of the Year (2012, 2013)

AT FIRST GLANCE
Stephanie Mavunga is leading her team in rebounds (10.8 rpg) and blocks (2.5 bpg) making her power known in the paint for Ohio State University. This redshirt senior transferred from North Carolina and had to sit out the 2015-16 due to NCAA transfer rules. Recording 14 double-doubles this season, she helped lead her team to a Big Ten Tournament Championship and earn a third seed in the 2017-18 NCAA DI Tournament.

CAREER CAPSULE
2017-18: Averaged 16.5 ppg – 10.8 rpg – 2.5 bpg – 67.8 FT% – 63.0 FG% – started all 33 games this season – leads team in total rebounds (357) and total blocks (81) this season – 27-6 overall record – 13-3 record in conference play – ranked 11th in scoring at 16.5 ppg, third in rebounding with 10.8 rpg, second in field goal percentage (63.0), 15th in free throw percentage (67.8) and third in blocks (2.5 bpg) in the Big Ten – named to the Play4Kay Showcase All-Tournament team – Established a single-game school record of 26 rebounds against Stanford on Nov. 10, 2017 – Notched 14 double-doubles on the season.

PERSONAL
Mavunga was born on February 24, 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe to Phillip and Jean Mavunga. Before playing at Ohio State, she went to North Carolina and spent her summer playing for Team USA in the Pan Am Games finishing second in the tournament. She went to Brownsburg High School in Indiana where she averaged 23.2 points, 12.7 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game as a senior. She won gold with the United States U16 National Team at FIBA Americas Tournament in 2011.