|Fatiha Salaam - 32
Played in 28 games during her sophomore season, earning the starting nod in 11 of those contests ... averaged 2.8 points and 0.6 rebounds per game, while also adding 12 assists and 10 steals on the year ... scored a season-high nine poins versus Delaware State ... recorded a career-high three assists against Florida State.
2006-07: UAB's Newcomer of the Year, Salaam played in all 32 games for the Blazers, earning the starting nod at guard in all but one of those contests ... put up 4.8 ppg and tallied 2.5 rpg, while also adding 23 steals, 17 assists and six blocks on the year ... sank 50-of-170 from the floor (.294), including 26-of-99 from three-point range (.263) ... had four double-figure scoring games, including a career-best 15 points against Memphis (1/27) ... scored 14 points on two occasions, including the season-opener at Florida State (11/12) and in UAB's 73-69 overtime win at East Carolina (2/1) ... had a career-high six boards versus Southern Miss (2/17).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years for head coach Farad Abdur-Rahman at W.D. Mohammed High School ... earned first-team all-area and all-state honors during each of her four years ... named Class A Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after averaging 17.2 points, 5.8 assists, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior ... was honored as a McDonald's All-American nominee in 2006 ... helped her team to a 22-2 overall record and an unblemished 12-0 mark in the region during her senior season ... led her team to the Sweet 16 in both 2005 and 2006 ... a member of the 2005 Georgia Metros which won the under-16 national championship, as well as the junior national championship ... also lettered in both track & field and soccer.
PERSONAL: Full name is Fatiha Amatullah Salaam ... daughter of Muhammad and Mary Salaam ... has two brothers, Muhammad and Mustafa ... born November 12, 1987 ... majoring in communication studies.