Bucs add graduate transfer Ebby Asamoah
Published 1:03 pm Monday, April 24, 2023
JOHNSON CITY – After adding two pieces to their roster last week, ETSU men’s basketball coach Brooks Savage and his staff announced the addition of graduate transfer Ebby Asamoah (Rockville, Md.) on Monday.
Asamoah, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard, spent the last four seasons playing at the University of Delaware. In 97 career games (50 starts), Asamoah totaled 583 points, 212 rebounds, 62 assists, 59 steals and 35 blocks. Asamoah shot just under 40 percent from three-point range (126-322) and over 80 percent at the free throw line (103-127).
“As a starter on an NCAA Tournament team, Ebby is a proven high-level shot maker and defender,” said Savage. “He brings great positional size, athleticism and toughness to our backcourt, and knows what it takes to win a championship. Throughout the process of recruiting Ebby, it was evident that he wanted to impact winning and play with other great teammates – those two things really stood out to us as a staff. Ebby embodies all the qualities we look for in a student-athlete, and his experience, work ethic and personality will allow him to make a big impact within our team.”
Asamoah, who has one year of eligibility remaining, scored in double figures 24 times and grabbed at least five rebounds in 20 contests. The Rockville, Md. native made at least one three-pointer in 61 games, while shooting over 50 percent from long distance in 32 of them.
Asamoah helped guide the Blue Hens to the 2022 NCAA Tournament after Delaware won the CAA Tournament title. During that 2021-22 campaign, Asamoah played in all 33 games, making 20 starts, while averaging 7.0 points and 3.5 rebounds. Asamoah led the team and ranked sixth in the CAA in three-point percentage (40.5). During that junior season, Asamoah scored a career-high 30 points on 6-of-9 shooting from beyond the arc in a win over James Madison on Jan. 29, 2022. To go with the 30-point performance, Asamoah – who was also 8-of-8 at the free throw line – grabbed seven rebounds.
This past season, Asamoah played in 29 games (25 starts) and averaged 6.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Asamoah was second on the team in three-pointers made (41) and three-point field goal percentage (.345). As a sophomore, Asamoah led the CAA in in three-point field goal percentage (.458), which also was the second-highest single-season mark in Delaware history. Asamoah averaged 8.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game.
Asamoah, a two-time CAA Academic Honor Roll member, earned Delaware’s Team Sportsmanship Award in 2020-21.
“I chose ETSU because of the relationships and people there,” said Asamoah. “When I came on my visit, I thought it was the perfect fit and I can’t wait to see what we have in store for this upcoming season.”
Asamoah played at Magruder High School where he was a first team 3A/4A all-state and Washington Post honorable mention all-metro selection as a senior. He averaged 18.0 points and 9.9 rebounds and was a 2018 Maryland Elite All-Star.