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Emia Willingham   4
Emia  Willingham


Albany, NY

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  • Expected to miss entirety of 2015-16 season after suffering a fracture/dislocation of her right ankle during a non-basketball related activity in August
  • Has a great athleticism and ability to score
  • Tenacious, on-ball defender with tremendous instincts
  • Tough
  • Strong work ethic

  • Saw action in all 35 games and made one start
  • Averaged 5.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 22.8 minutes of action
  • Ranked third in the MAAC averaging 2.0 steals per game and tallied six four-steal games
  • Scored in double figures five times off the bench, including in two of Siena's four WBI games
  • Notched season-highs of 16 points, nine rebounds and four steals off the bench in victory at Niagara (1/9/15)
  • Tallied 12 points, and and tied season-highs with nine rebounds and four steals in WBI Semifinals triumph over Mercer (3/25/15)
  • Scored 10 points and added seven rebounds and a season-high five assists in win at Denver (11/28/14)

  • Appeared in 29 games, averaging 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds in 11.6 minutes
  • Named MAAC Rookie of the Week (12/2/13)
  • Posted season-highs of 17 points and seven rebounds and swiped 10 steals - tied for the most in program history and tied for the second most in MAAC history - in win over Sacred Heart (11/26/13)
  • Ranked 10th in the MAAC averaging 1.4 steals
  • Scored in double figures three times

  • One of five finalists for the Miss New York Basketball Award as a senior
  • 2012-13 Section II Class AA MVP, Big 10 Player of the Year,Times Union Large School Player of the Year and New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization for Girls Sports (NYSSCOGS) Class AA Fourth Team selection
  • Led the Lady Falcons to a 20-2 record and the school's first Section II Championship in 15 years and a berth in the state quarterfinals as a senior
  • 2012-13 NewsChannel 13 All-Star after averaging 19.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 5.2 steals and 2.1 assists as a senior
  • Five-year varsity player at Albany High where she ended her career as the third leading scorer in school history with 1,441 career points
  • Played her AAU basketball for the Albany City Rocks

  • Full given name is Xandria Willingham-Hurst
  • The daughter of Lorenzo and Jacqueline Jones


    Nickname: Bula
    Major: Psychology
    What I like most about Siena: Friendly environment
    What I like most about Siena basketball: Style of play
    What I like most about coach Jaques: Her intensity
    Another Siena sport I follow: Volleyball
    Player I most relate to on the team: Denisha
    Best moment at Siena: Siena Madness
    My biggest fear is: Having surgery again
    My hobbies are: Shopping
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Hawaii
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: Water
    My biggest fan: Parents
    My before game routine: Call my mom, and listen to music
    Best advice I have ever received: The sky is the limit
    Person I look up to the most: My Mother
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Obama
    Sport/position I always wanted to try: Volleyball/post player
    When I'm not playing, you can find me: In my bed shopping online
    My dream job: Pediatrician, or hitting the lottery so I won't have to work
    If I could have any pet, I would have: Dog
    My dream car: Pink Bentley
    Future Plans:Business owner

    TV show: Law and Order
    Class at Siena: Abnormal Psych
    Vacation spot: Paris
    Colors: Pink and Red
    Sports Team: Golden State
    Website: Burberry
    Flavor of ice cream: Butter Pecan
    Animal: Dog
    Food: Macaroni and cheese
    Movie: Madea
    Song: Exchange by Bryson Tiller
    Pro athlete: Maya Moore
    Pro team: Golden State
    Actor/Actress: Taraji P. Henson

    Points: 17 vs. Sacred Heart (11/26/13)
    FG: 6 (twice)
    FGA: 11 (twice)
    3FG: 1 (eight times)
    3FGA: 3 (four times)
    Rebounds: 9 (twice)
    Blocks: 1 (five times)
    Assists: 5 (twice)
    Steals: 10 vs. Sacred Heart (11/26/13)
    Minutes: 39 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (12/30/14)
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