Prep of the Week: Ajiem Agwa

Prep of the Week: Ajiem Agwa

Austin GBB's Ajiem Agwa is the ABC 6 Prep of the Week for her high-scoring abilities and making history in reaching 1,000 career points.

(ABC 6 News) — In a program that’s had great names like Cassidy Shute and the Dudycha Twins, Austin Packers junior Ajiem Agwa continues to etch herself into the record books.

“I get kind of happy when I see how much points I have,” Agwa said. “Because when I’m playing in the game, it doesn’t feel like I have as much points that I do. And then I look up and it’s a lot.”

Agwa’s latest achievement is reaching 1,000 career points. However, this isn’t just any milestone mark, Agwa is the first black player to score 1K in Packers Girls Basketball history.

“It feels like a good honor to be able to score 1,000 points,” the junior reflected. “I’m really happy and I just couldn’t do it without my teammates and everyone around me with all the support and everything.”

She’s such a terrific scorer, she broke the program’s single-game scoring record not once but twice this season in back-to-back games.

“She scored 40 against a really good team in Mayo,” Packers GBB head coach Eric Zoske said. “And then two days later, she scores 51 against Mankato West. 51 is a really tough goal to break, I’m not sure that will ever fall.”

None of that comes without the dedication to her craft that has clearly paid off. From her driving to how she navigates the court, she’s turned into a dynamo for her teammates and future Packers to follow.

“My mindset was pretty poor in freshman year,” Agwa added. “And now I feel like I just have a positive mindset and I don’t let little things bother me.”

“We have a lot of girls looking up to her in our youth basketball program,” Zozske affirmed. “And I’m so excited that they have a role model like Ajiem that they can model their game to.”