Get to know 2024 Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball athlete Laeticia Amihere.
Amihere is a forward from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada who was drafted 8th overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2023 WNBA Draft. She is an NCAA Champion with the University of South Carolina and a 2020 Olympian for Team Canada.
1. What made you want to play with AU Hoops?
2. What is the biggest impact that being a Gamecock has had on you as a person and player?
Being a gamecock was easily the best decision I’ve made. From the people that have impacted me, not only the coaches but the entire support staff from Molly (Binetti), Craig (Oates), Dr. (Jeffrey) Guy, Amy (Knogge) … These are people who genuinely care for you and make sure you are equipped to your fullest potential.
3. How were you involved in community service/giving back at South Carolina?
4. How did you get involved with Afro Ballers and what inspired you to want to organize basketball camps across Ghana?
My Godmother who recently passed and my mother have always made it important for me to understand my roots. They hosted many events and community outreach events. Their efforts sparked my interest in creating my nonprofit called Back to the Motherland. Since its inception in 2021, I’ve hosted various camps in Toronto and Ivory Coast aimed for the underserved as well as underrepresented communities. As an attempt to bridge the equity gap. I was once the product of such generosity and it became a debt to repay to the sport. My father being from Ghana, I felt especially connected and inspired to go back home and organize a tournament there to allow them to have opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have.
5. What aspect of your game do you take the most pride in?
I take the most pride in my grittiness. I will always be one that works extremely hard and takes assignments personally. I’m aggressive on both offense and defense.
6. The Athlete Causes program is an important part of each Athletes Unlimited season. What causes are you passionate about?
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