2018 Great Immigrants Recipient

Matee Ajavon
Professional Basketball Player
Born in:
Liberia

"I just want to be able to give back to the game that has given me so much," Matee Ajavon told NJ Advance Media in 2017. Now, Ajavon is a point guard for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).  Ajavon’s strength in the sport of her choice cannot be doubted. She was a key member of the 2006–2007 Rutgers University Scarlet Knights women's basketball team that reached the NCAA Championship game. Ajavon played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event. In 2017, she started her own company - Ajavon Elite - that seeks to create exposure for aspiring players who want to further their career internationally. It also provides training for young and aspiring female basketball athletes. Updated July 2018