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April 13, 2017
New York City

Saniya Chong

College/Country: Connecticut
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8
Birthdate: June 27, 1994
Birthplace: Ossining, NY
High School: Ossining (Ossining, N.Y.)
(Image courtesy of Connecticut)

Helped UConn set NCAA record (women’s or men’s) for consecutive games won (111). Was part of 3 Huskies’ nat’l championship teams (2014, ’15, ’16) and the 2017 squad that reached Final Four before having win streak snapped. Primarily a standout reserve in first three seasons, moved into full-time starting point guard role as senior as UConn extended its winning streak to record proportions … 2016-17: Ranked 4th in D-I, tops in AAC for Asst/TO ratio (3.33) en route to American Athletic Conf. Third Team honors. Started 34 of 37 games after starting no more than 4 games in any prior campaign … 2015-16: Filled reserve role on nat’l champion team that produced the WNBA’s 1-2-3 overall draft picks (B. Stewart, M. Jefferson, M. Tuck); was slowed by an IT band injury in thigh … PREP:  Prolific scorer tallied 2,988 pts. Parade All-America Team’s Girls Basketball POY and National HS Coaches Assoc. POY as senior when she avg’d 34.4 pts, 9.1 assts., 5.6 rebs leading Ossining to first state title. Scored 30+ pts in 51 of 96 games … MISC: Started first 2 games of soph season at UConn, but after an OT loss to Stanford, the last time the Huskies fell, lost her starting spot despite a career-high 20 points.

Career Statistics

ppg
5.5
stl
0.8
reb
2.0
blk
0.2
ast
2.1
fg%
45.1%