Asumi Nakayama
13  Asumi Nakayama
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saitama, Japan

High School:
Nakamura Gakuen

Height:
5-4

Position:
G

Experience:
4V


At Utah Valley ...
SENIOR (2009-10):
Started all 32 games as a senior, averaging 7.6 points per game ... led all Great West players with 5.6 assists per game and was second with 2.1 steals per contest ... averaged 32.5 minutes per game ... scored a career-high 26 points to go along with seven assists in Great West Tournament win over Chicago State ... had 11 points and eight assists in tournament semi-final win over Texas-Pan American and had 14 points and eight rebounds in championship win over North Dakota and was named tournament MVP ... had a season-high 12 assists vs. North Dakota on Jan. 14 during a string of three straight games with double figure assist totals ... holds the career record for total assists and assists per game at UVU ... had career averages of 5.6 points and 4.8 assists per game.

JUNIOR (2008-09): Started all 27 games for Utah Valley, averaging 31.2 minutes per game ... averaged 4.2 points and 6.6 assists per game ... ranked seventh nationally and first among all independent players in assists per game ... had first career double-double with 11 points and school-record 13 assists in overtime win at Portland State on Dec. 29 ... also recorded 12 assists twice (at Chicago State on Feb. 14 and vs. NJIT on Feb. 28) ... had school-record 179 assists ... career 4.5 assists per game is also a school record ... school record holder in career steals (155) and steals average (1.9) ... scored season-high 16 points in loss at North Dakota State on Feb. 23.

Sophomore (2007-08):Appeared in all 28 games, starting five ... averaged 4.8 points, 3.7 assists and 1.8 steals in 25 minutes per game ... finished eighth among independent players in assists ... shot 84.4 percent (27-for-32) from the free-throw line ... dished out 10 assists in win over Cal State Fullerton on Nov. 10th ... had 12 points in win over Portland on Dec. 15th.

Freshman (2006-07):Played in all 28 games, starting 19 ... averaged 27.2 minutes per game ... led the Wolverines in steals with 58 and three-pointers (34) ... ranked sixth among Independents in steals per game (2.07) ... was second on the team in assists (91) ... registered a career-high 11 assists Nov. 25, 2006 against New Mexico State ... scored a career-high 12 points including 3-for-6 three-pointers in Dec. 2, 2006 game against Idaho State ... recorded back-to-back 11-point and five-plus assist games against North Dakota State (Jan. 27, 2007) and NJIT (Feb. 1, 2007).

Before Utah Valley ...
Played point guard at Nakamura Gakuen Girl's High School in Fukuoka, Japan ... led team to Japanese National Championship her senior season.

Personal
Born October 25, 1987 in Saitama, Japan ... daughter of Yoshihito and Junto Nakayama.