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Erica McCall's Bio

About Erica McCall

Position: Forward

WNBA Years: 1

Height: 6-2

Weight: 184

Born: August 21, 1995 in Bakersfield, Calif.

High School: Ridgeview (Bakersfield, Calif.)

College: Stanford ’17

Drafted: By Indiana, second round, 2017 WNBA Draft (17th overall)

 

  • Saw 30 games of action in rookie season with Indiana
  • Two-time All-Pac-12 performer at Stanford
  • Sister, DeWanna Bonner, is a WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA champion; she is the sister-in-law of Fever teammate Candice Dupree
  • Father, Greg McCall, is the head women’s basketball coach at Cal State Bakersfield

 

A versatile, athletic forward known for her high-energy and a 15-foot jumper, Erica McCall enters her first WNBA training camp after being selected in the second round (17th overall) of the WNBA Draft…a part of Final Four teams with Stanford as a freshman and again as a senior, McCall is regarded for her quickness and scoring on offense, and shot-blocking on defense…she averaged 13 points and 11 rebounds during the 2017 NCAA Tournament while leading the Cardinal to the national semifinals…she is the younger sister of Phoenix Mercury star DeWanna Bonner…her father, Greg, is a former player at Cal-State Bakersfield who was a team captain on the Roadrunners’ DII Final Four team in 1991…he now is the head women’s basketball coach at CSUB.

PRO – WNBA

2017: McCall appeared in 30 games for Indiana with a single start at Connecticut, 7/30, in which she pulled down a season-high nine rebounds…she averaged 3.3 points and 2.3 rebounds in limited action overall, and posted a season-high 12 points at Washington, 8/12…the rookie shot 40 percent from the floor, including 1-of-3 from 3-point range.

PRO – OVERSEAS

2017-18: Playing her first pro season overseas, McCall represents Atomeromu in Hungary.

INTERNATIONAL

2015: McCall co-captained the United States to a perfect 6-0 record and gold at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea…she tied for eighth at the event in scoring (15.2), was eighth in rebounds (8.5) and tied for third in blocks (1.8)…she led all players in South Korea in field goal percentage, converting 37 of her 62 attempts from the floor (.597).

2012: She was a member of the 2012 USA 3×3 U18 World Championship Team that captured the FIBA U18 3×3 World Championship gold medal with a 7-1 record in Alcobendas, Spain…also on the team were Kaela Davis, Diamond DeShields and Brianna Turner.

2012: McCall also was a member of the 2012 USA U17 World Championship Team that captured the gold medal with an 8-0 record in Amsterdam, the Netherlands…she played in all eight contests and averaged 3.8 points per game.

2011: McCall helped the 2011 USA U16 National Team claim the gold medal with a 5-0 record at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Merida, Mexico…the USA won all five contests by an average victory margin of 43 points per game.

COLLEGE

In her four years at Stanford, the two-time All-Pac-12 performer led Stanford to a pair of Final Fours, three Elite Eights, three Pac-12 championships and a 118-28 overall record…McCall’s career totals of 1,376 points, 976 rebounds and 200 blocks make her one of six players in Pac-12 history with 1,350/950/200…she was a Stanford co-captain as a junior and senior…she was named a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as a senior, completing her academic work in psychology a quarter early with the completion of finals at the end of the winter term.

2016-17: McCall averaged team highs in points (14.4), rebounds (9.0) and blocks (1.7), scored in double figures in 31 games and had 10 or more rebounds 17 times…she was named the Most Outstanding Player at the Pac-12 Tournament after averaging 11.0 points, 10.7 rebounds and 3.0 blocks in Stanford’s three wins and was just as good in the NCAA Tournament, putting up 13.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game…she was named All-Pac-12, an honorable mention All-American and the eighth Academic All-American in program history….she matched a career scoring high with 27 points against Northeastern, 11/24…she scored in double figured in 25 straight games to begin her senior campaign.

2015-16: Named All-Pac-12 and a member of the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team, McCall started all 34 games in which she appeared and averaged 14.9 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 30.9 minutes…she shot 50.9 percent from the field (219-of-430), 39.3 percent from behind the arc (11-of-28) and 68.6 percent at the line (59-of-86)…she was 10th in the Pac-12 in scoring, fifth in rebounding, third in blocks and fourth in field goal percentage…she finished 13th in the nation and second in conference with 18 double-doubles…she tied for third in Stanford single-season history in blocks (66) with Chiney Ogwumike and Joslyn Tinkle…McCall scored in double figures 30 times and had seven 20-point efforts…she pulled down 10 or more rebounds in 20 games…in four NCAA Tournament games, she averaged 19.5 points on 51.7 percent shooting and 10.3 rebounds…she averaged 20.3 points on 55 percent shooting, 9.2 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in Stanford’s final 10 games…she tallied 17 points and 15 rebounds in the Elite Eight against Washington, 3/27, and put up a career-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting in Stanford’s Sweet 16 upset of top-seeded Notre Dame, 3/25…she posted a pair of NCAA Tournament double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds against San Francisco, 3/19; and 20 points and 12 boards vs. South Dakota, 3/21…she was named espnW National Player of the Week, 2/29, after posting back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in her career against No. 7 Oregon State and Oregon…in those games, she averaged 25.0 points and 11.5 rebounds, shot 56 percent from the floor and 44 percent from behind the arc…she poured in 25 points and had four steals against Oregon, 2/28, and set personal bests in field goals made (12) and rebounds (18)…she also netted 25 points in a win over No. 7 Oregon State, 2/26..McCall swatted a career-high seven shots at Utah, 2/21…she scored 22 against No. 9 Arizona State, 2/14, and had 18 points on 9-of-12 shooting in the second half and overtime.

2014-15: A part-time starter as a sophomore, McCall played in all 36 games with 18 starts…she was second on the team in rebounds (5.4) and blocks (50)…she tied for 12th in Stanford single-season history in blocks and finished sixth in the league in blocks per game (1.4)…she also averaged 5.6 points in 17.1 minutes per game…McCall had four 10-rebound games and ended the season with her second career double-double, going for 12 points and 10 rebounds in the Sweet Sixteen against Notre Dame, 3/27…she tallied a game-high 11 rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game against Oklahoma, 3/23…she notched the first double-double of her career with 13 points and 16 rebounds in a win over Arizona, 1/16.

2013-14: McCall started twice over 36 appearances as a freshman, against UC Davis, 11/17, and at UCLA, 2/23…McCall averaged 3.3 points and 3.2 rebounds in 10.5 minutes per game, helping Stanford to the NCAA Final Four alongside senior star Chiney Ogwumike..McCall was second on the team with 21 blocks…she recorded season highs of 12 points and six made field goals, and matched a season high with eight rebounds, against UCLA, 1/24.

PERSONAL

Erica McCall was born Aug. 21, 1995, in Bakersfield, Calif…she is the daughter of Greg and Sonya McCall…she has two siblings, DeWanna Bonner and Justin McCall…DeWanna is a WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA champion with the Phoenix Mercury who starred at Auburn and was the WNBA’s No. 5 overall draft pick in 2009…Justin was a California prep all-star who has committed to play at Cal State Bakersfield…father Greg was a former player at CSUB and now the women’s basketball coach of the Roadrunners…he guided CSUB to the NCAA Division II Final Four in 1991…mother Sonya was a track athlete at Northern Arizona University…McCall was the California Gatorade Player of the Year in 2013 … a four-year letterwinner at Ridgeview High School, she captained the basketball team for three seasons (2011-13), and was named a WBCA All-American and McDonald’s All-American as a senior…she also was named Cal-Hi Sports CIF Central Section Division II Player of the Year…a four-time All-Area Most Valuable Player (2010-13), she helped lead Ridgeview to the CIF Central Section Division II title and to the CIF Division II title game in 2013…overall, she helped capture three Central Section titles at Ridegview (2010, 2011, 2013)…McCall set RHS career records of 2,655 points (second all-time in Central Section record book), 1,986 rebounds (third all-time in state history) and 983 blocked shots (state record)…she played club ball for Cal Sparks, helping her club team to three FILA national titles from 2010-12…upon leaving Stanford, she penned a letter to future Stanford players, imploring them to know that: “Basketball doesn’t last forever so when you get the chance to play, do so with passion.”… Since her freshman year in college, McCall has embraced the nickname “Bird.” Why? “McCall, McCall” … sounds like a bird’s call, right? She embraced the nickname and it stuck.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

(1) Drafted by Indiana in the second round (17th overall) of the 2017 WNBA Draft, 4/13/17.

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