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Danya Abrams (born September 24, 1974) is a formerbasketball player who played for the Boston College Eagles during his time in the NCAA. He played professionally in Spain for Malaga, Sevilla, and Granada while in Greece for Apallon, Maroussi, and AEP Petras. He is from Greenburgh, New York. He starred with the Eagles from 1993–97, getting selected first-team all Big East Conference three times. Abrams finished his collegiate career with 2,053 points in 122 games.
In 1997, with the help of sophomore point guard Scoonie Penn, Abrams and Boston College won the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament, before beating Valparaiso in the first round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament that year. In the second round, they went on to lose to Saint Joseph's 81–77 in overtime on March 15 in Salt Lake City.
After college he continued his basketball career, becoming a professional in Puerto Rico with the Baloncesto Superior Nacional's Santeros de Aguada,Spain, then later Greece, continuing to play the center and power forward positions until 2009, averaging over 14 points and six rebounds per game during his career.
In July 2011, Abrams was named assistant coach of the men's basketball program at Wentworth Institute of Technology, a Division III school in Boston, MA that competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference. Wentworth's head coach is Tom Devitt, who was an assistant coach on Head Coach Jim O'Brien's Boston College staff during Abrams' career. Abrams lives in Avon, Mass., with his wife Deanna, and their children Tatyana, Danya Jr., and Christian.
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball players with 2000 points and 1000 rebounds
- List of NCAA Division I men's basketball career free throw scoring leaders
Danya Abrams '97
-An unstoppable scorer, powerful rebounder and immovable defensive force, he led Boston College to the 1996-97 BIG EAST regular-season and tournament Championships and three NCAA Championship Tournament appearances during his magnificent collegiate career.
-A key contributor to the Eagles' "Elite Eight" finish in the 1993-94 NCAA Championship Tournament.
-Named to All-BIG EAST Rookie Team as a freshman, he was selected for First Team All-Conference and District I All-America recognition in each of three subsequent seasons.
-Among BC's all-time career leaders in scoring (2,053 points), rebounds (1,029), field goals (671) and free throws (698); he scored 30 or more points six times during his career, and scored in double figures in 101 of his 122 varsity games.
- "Danya Abrams Named Assistant Men's Basketball Coach". Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- "2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2009–10 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2009. Retrieved 29 May 2010.
- Boston.com article on Danya Abrams
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