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Who are Ayoka Lee's parents as basketball star sets NCAA points record?

Jake Nichol January 24, 2022
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Ayoka Lee set a new points record for the NCAA in a single game against Oklahoma – but who are her parents and family?

The previous points record in a single game in the NCAA had been 60 points – equally held by Rachel Banham and Cindy Brown. That was until Ayoka Lee took to the court for Kansas State’s fixture with Oklahoma – registering 61 points. It was enough to secure a 94-65 win for Lee’s side – as she nearly out-scored the opposition by herself!

Lee achieved 23 of 30 floor attempts, only failing with two of her 17 free throws. The performance left some asking the question, who are Ayoka Lee’s parents?

Let’s take a look.

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Ayoka Lee’s parents

Lee was born in August 2000 and is currently in her junior year. She has already achieved a degree in psychology, but is studying towards a Masters in couple and family therapy.

Lee’s home town is Byron in southern Minnesota.

Ayoka Lee’s parents are father Robin Lee and mother Kolloh Nimley. Not much is known about what her parents do for a living. Lee has two siblings – Ahymad and Ahjnay.

What has Lee achieved?

Ayoka Lee’s parents are head of a sporting clan as their children are members of various sports teams in Kansas.

Lee herself has an impressive resume. She was a member of the All-Big 12 First Team in 2020 and 2021, as well as making the Big 12 Commissioner’s Roll of Honour four times.

The centre has twice been named’s national player of the week in the 2021/22 season. In 2019/20, Lee was named number two freshman in the country by ESPN.

She is a redshirt – having missed her true freshman year in 2018-19 through injury. Away from the basketball court, Lee has also achieved success in volleyball and track and field.

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Jake can usually be found writing about or watching anything to do with motorsport – from Formula 1 to NASCAR to British Truck Racing. His work as a motorsport journalist has been published by the likes of Autosport, and Motorsport News – all highly respected names. Away from racing he is a keen amateur astronomer, podcast listener and enjoys long walks in the park with his three dogs.