Pima Community College sports

Fama Thiam named ACCAC Division II Player of the Week

Pima Community College sophomore guard Fama Thiam, a Gilbert Highland alum who has signed with New Mexico State, was named the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week on Monday.

Fama Thiam has blossomed at Pima after coming to the U.S. four years ago from Senegal (Pima photo)

The Aztecs went 1-2 but Thiam was a bright spot as she scored 33 points and had 16 rebounds, 15 assists and six steals in the three games. The Aztecs beat Community Christian College to start the season but then lost to Division I programs Eastern Arizona College and Central Arizona College.

Pima, in the midst of a five-game schedule after COVID-19 protocol delays, will next play at Eastern Arizona College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

This is a feature on Thiam published by All Sports Tucson last season:


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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