44 - Yannick Atanga
Yannick Atanga
Height: 6-8
Weight: 215
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Yaounde, Cameroon
High School: Besant Hill School of Happy Valley (Ojai, Calif.)
Position: Forward
Major: Political Science & French & Francophone

2012-13 Photos

2012-2013

4th in WCC in off. rpg ... 7th in WCC in blocks ... 12th in WCC in rpg. ... scored 7 pts., had 9 reb., 1 ast. in 18 min. vs. Simpson ... scored 7 pts., had 3 reb. in 11 min. at Saint Louis ... scored 4 pts., had 3 reb., 1 stl. in 24 min. vs. Utah State ... scored 7 pts., had 2 reb., 1 ast. in 13 min. vs. Pacific Union ... grabbed 6 reb. in 20 min. at San Jose State ... had 4 reb., 1 blk. in 12 min. at Pacific ... had 5 reb., 1 blk. in 16 min. vs. Cal Poly ... had 9 reb., 1 ast. in 20 min. vs. Alcorn State ...had 3 blk., 2 reb., 1 stl. in 12 min. at No. 1 Duke ... had 13 reb., scored 4 pts., had 2 blk. in 23 min. vs. USF ... had 9 reb., scored 2 pts. in 21 min. vs. No. 10 Gonzaga ... had 9 reb., scored 5 pts. in 27 min. at LMU ... scored 5 pts., had 4 reb. in 11 min. vs. BYU ... scored 6 pts., had 5 reb., 1 blk. in 18 min. at USF ... had 9 reb., scored 3 pts., had 3 blk. in 27 min. at San Diego ... started and had 13 reb., 2 blk., scored 4 pts. in 23 min. vs. Portland ... had 9 reb. in 18 min. at BYU ... scored 1 pt., had 2 reb. in 21 min. vs. Saint Mary’s ... scored 2 pts., had 11 reb. in 26 min. vs. San Diego ... scored 3 pts., had 7 reb., 4 blk. in 17 min. vs. Pepperdine ... scored 1 pt. had 6 reb. in 18 min. at Gonzaga ... scored 3 pts., had 16 reb. in 28 min. at Portland ... scored 2 pts., had 7 reb. in 23 min. vs. LMU ... scored 2 pts., had 5 reb. in 25 min. at Saint Mary’s ... scored 2 pts. in 10 min. against LMU in the WCC Tournament.

 

2011-2012 Photos
Averaged 3.1 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 15.7 mpg ... led team in blocks and finished No. 5 on SCU freshman blocks list with 24 blocks  -  No. 6 on the SCU freshman records list in rebounds with 159 - after being redshirted, started the Ryerson exhibition ... grabbed 12 reb. and scored 2 pts. in 11 min. vs. UC Merced ... scored 4 pts. while adding 6 reb. and 1 blk. in 14 min. at UCSB... tied career-high in pts. (4), shooting 67 % and earned first ast. vs. SJSU; also grabbed 5 reb. in 15 min. ... played career-high 20 min. off the bench in New Mexico win, adding 3 reb. ... scored 3 pts. and recorded 1st career steal vs. Villanova, picking up three charges ... career-high 5 pts., and 11 rebounds, eight defensive, in win over CSUN ... career-high 9 pts., 10 reb. at Washington St. ... scored 4 pts. while also adding 3 reb. and 1 stl. in 11 min. in win vs. Pacifica College ... scored 6 pts., with 10 reb., 2 ast., 1 blk., 1 stl. in 30 min. vs. UOP ... 4 reb. in 15 min. at Houston Baptist ... 7 pts., 3 reb. vs. EMU ... 2 pts., 5 reb., 2 blk. in 19 min. vs. Wagner ... started his first game at Portland and collected 4 reb. in 11 min. ... grabbed 5 reb. and made 1 FT in 12 min. vs. USD ... 5 reb. in 10 min. at BYU ... scored 12 pts. (5 for 5 FG, 2 for 2 FT), 9 reb. 2 blk. in 23 min. vs. LMU ... in 15 min. vs. USF added 8 reb., 3 pts. and 2 blk. ... scored 3 pts., 2 blk., 1 reb. in 11 min. at Pepperdine ... shot 75% in FG-FGA (3-for-4; 8 pts. total) while grabbing 2 reb., 1 ast. in 13 min. vs. Portland ... 6 pts., 5 reb., 2 blk. in 17 min. at San Diego ... played 8 min. at USF ... recorded 2 pts., 4 reb., and 1 stl. in 12 min. at SMC ... made 2 blks. and 6 reb. in 25 min. vs. Gonzaga ... scored 2 pts., 3 reb., 1 blk in 21 min. vs. BYU ... earned career-high 4 blk. with 4 pts., 9 reb., 1 stl. in 25 min. vs. Pep ... 10 reb. in his second straight start at LMU, adding four pts. in 23 min. ... grabbed 4 reb. in 16 min. vs. Portland.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2010-11

Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Besant Hill School of Happy Valley in Ojai, Calif. … played for head coach Randy Bertin and was named the California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section Co-Player of the Year his senior year when he averaged 15.2 ppg, 14.8 rpg and 4.1 bpg … team was 28-3 his senior year and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs ... nominated for All-American team this year ... as a junior helped lead team to CIF Division VI A Championship and averaged 20.4 ppg, 13 rbg and 2.2 apg… was named to the All-CIF first team and won the John Wooden award ... AAU team was Impact Basketball (Pasadena, Calif.).

PERSONAL
Originally from Akonolinga, Cameroon … first language is French (French is the official language of Cameroon) and English is his second language ... parents are Evina Gaston and the late Effa Ngono Cecile … has three siblings, Martial, Ansene and Nicaise … Ansene plays rugby in France … At Happy Valley, he participated in the school variety show and project days … helped renovate an orphanage near his place of birth in Yaounde, Cameroon ... He will be majoring in Political Science and French & Francophone Studies 

WHY YANNICK ATANGA CHOSE SANTA CLARA
"I chose Santa Clara because first, I think it's a great school with a great academic program. I also chose it because I can get a good education there and the basketball program fits with what I am looking for. I believe and trust Coach Keating first as a person and as my basketball coach I know he can help me a lot off the court to be a better person."