Azzi Fudd comes from an athletic Catholic family.
Her parents, Tim and Katie, are both basketball players and coaches. They are the motivation and inspiration for her successful career.
Azzi Fudd was born on 11 November 2002 and raised with her three siblings in Fairfax, Virginia. Her parents adopted her two younger brothers, Jon, and Jose, in 2011, and she has one older brother Thomas. Jon and Jose were cared for by her paternal grandmother.
Tim and Katie were former basketball players, so they wanted their daughter to play.
When Azzi was young, she disliked sports and would hang back from the crowds. She was athletic because of her parents’ genes but had not grown a love for the game yet.
After she got a basketball for a Christmas gift, her interest in the game began.
By class six, she was already showing her skills on the court in eighth-grade AAU tournaments. Maryland head coach Brenda Frese invited her to the University of Maryland women’s basketball office to offer her a college scholarship after recognizing her talent.
Her parents served as her AAU coaches and honed her skills. They taught her plays, moves and gave her a love for the gave.
Her hard-word and interest in games quickly made her a bigger and more skillful player. She dominated the AUU tournaments as a sixth-grader. Because of her talent, she was offered a scholarship by the head coach of the University of Maryland.
Currently, she is associated with the Uconn Huskies Women’s Basketball team. Before that, she played for St. John College. The head coach of the St. John College team said that when Azzi doesn’t make the shot, all are surprised that the ball doesn’t go in. He also mentions she is very smooth, efficient, and consistent.
Her hard work paid off as she made the National team and won gold medals at the FIBA U-16 Women’s Americas Championship in Argentina in 2017. Her country won the FIBA U-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Belarus the following year. In 2021, the USA won the FIBA U-19 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Hungary. Home