WNBA Prospect Profile
(Photo courtesy of Princeton)
Niveen Rasheed - Princeton
Position:
Guard/Forward
Height:
6'0"
Birthdate:
02/12/90
Birthplace:
Danville, CA
High School:
Monte Vista
College Highlights
One of the most highly decorated players in Ivy League history; two-time Ivy POY and three-time All-First-Team pick. 2012-13: WBCA All-Region and unanimous Ivy POY pick after pacing league in scoring for second straight year; also led Ivy's in steals and Tigers in rebounds and assists per game. Guided Princeton which had never been to the NCAA Tourney prior to her arrival to fourth straight Ivy title and a Tournament berth? Began season on the Naismith, Wooden, and Wade Watch Lists; finished as school's No. 4 all-time scorer. 2011-12: Unanimous Ivy League POY selection after pacing league in rebounding and ranking second in scoring. 2010-11: Started 12 games before being sideline for remainder of year by ACL injury. 2009-10: Ivy League Rookie of the Year and an All-Ivy First Team pick. PREP: First Monte Vista player to have her jersey retired. MISC: Targeted Stanford but visited Princeton with California AAU mate Lauren Polansky and both ultimately went east. A first-generation Palestinian-American born and raised in the Bay Area to parents who emigrated from Palestine; many members of her extended family still live in the occupied territories. "It's pretty cool breaking that stereotype," Rasheed told espnW. "A Palestinian, Muslim girl out playing basketball, family in full support."
College Statistics
Princeton
Season G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2009-10 29 168 336 .500 107 159 .673 4 13 .308 255 81 64 13 447 15.4
2010-11 12 74 171 .433 48 63 .762 1 8 .125 88 34 29 3 197 16.4
2011-12 29 186 413 .450 104 138 .752 14 45 .311 255 84 69 7 490 16.9
2012-13 29 176 399 .441 120 165 .727 11 49 .224 262 96 77 9 483 16.7
totals 99 604 1319 .458 379 525 .722 30 115 .261 860 295 239 32 1617 16.3