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Aerial Powers's Bio

About Aerial Powers

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Dallas Wings as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft

 

WNBA AWARDS:

WNBA All-Rookie Team (2016)

2017

Played in 12 of 34 games with one start… Averaged 10.8 points per game, 4.2 rebounds per game with 20.3 minutes played per game… Made her sophomore debut on 7/25 after being out with a hip injury since the end of the 2016 season… Made her first start for the season in Los Angeles on 7/30, breaking a career high in points with 23… Also broke a career high in steals recording three and in minutes with 30… Tied a career high in 3-point field goals made and a season high in attempts.

2016

Started in her first WNBA game in Minnesota on 7/9…. Was one of two players to lead the team four times in scoring off the bench (5/27, 6/4, 6/8 and 6/30)….Set a career high of 21 points against Washington on 9/4….Scored double digits 15 times, including two streaks of three games straight

COLLEGE

Declared for the draft after her redshirt junior year and was eligible as she was 22 years of age…First three-time All-Big Ten First Team honoree in MSU history… Excelled in just three seasons of action, having missed true frosh season of 2012-13 with torn left Achilles tendon suffered in practice (10/26/12)… All-America Third Team (AP, espnW) and one of 15 finalists for Wooden Award as national player of the year in her junior season… Ranked 4th in Big Ten in both scoring and rebounding, averaging a near double-double… Scored career-high 45 pts in 114-106 win over Minnesota in which the Gophers’ Rachel Banham tallied 52 on Feb. 22… First-Team All-Big Ten… Paced MSU in points and rebounds (2nd in Big Ten in both categories), as well as steals (5th in conf.) and blocks…First Spartan freshman to claim First-Team All-Big Ten honors. Started all 33 games and led team in points, boards and steals Earned career averages of 18.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 2.0 steals in 31.2 minutes…Has 47 career double-doubles making her the all-time MSU career double-double record holder …Became the first Spartan to earn First-Team All-Big Ten honors as a freshman…MSU’s co-recipients of the Player of the Year and Spartan Hustle Awards, and also received the Best Rebounder Award at the team banquet in 2014 and Player of the Year and Best Rebounder in 2015 and 2016… Tied the MSU record for points in a B1G Tournament against Ohio State on March 5, 2016 with 31, adding a team-high 12 boards … During her junior season, became MSU’s all-time career and single-season scorer with 1,803 points over her career and 683 points for the season

PERSONAL

Born on Jan. 17, 1994 … Daughter of Juan and Cecelia Powers … Majored in hospitality business…In high school, she was named to the Detroit Free Press and Detriot News All-State Dream Team as a senior…… A four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for head coach Frank Orlando at Detroit Country Day … Led Country Day to four regional championships, the 2009 Class B state championship and 2010 Class B runner-up finish … Twice the state’s Class B Player of Year at Detroit Country Day, a school whose famous alums include Chris Webber, JaVale McGee, Steve Ballmer, Shane Battier, Patrick Kane, and Kate Markgraf… Before taking up basketball, the young Aerial first took part in boxing.

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