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Imani McGee Stafford
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Imani McGee Stafford's Bio

About Imani McGee Stafford

Transactions: Drafted with the 10th overall pick in the first round of the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky…Traded to the Atlanta Dream along with Tamera Young and a 2018 second round pick for Atlanta’s 2018 first round draft pick on July 31, 2017.

2017 WNBA Season: Played in 22 games for Chicago before being traded to the Dream at the trade deadline…Played 10 games for Atlanta…Averaged 4.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in her second season in the WNBA… Tied season-high with 14 points on 7-of-8 from the field vs Connecticut (8/15)…Finished with 12 points in 18 minutes at Los Angeles (7/20)…Scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds vs Indiana (6/28)…Scored 14 points in 6-9 shooting vs Phoenix (6/1).

2016 WNBA Season (Played for Chicago): Averaged 6.7 points in 31 games, including 16 starts for the Sky…Helped the Sky to the WNBA Semifinals, where the team fell to the eventual champion Los Angeles Sparks… She contributed a playoff career high of 15 points vs. Los Angeles Sparks on Oct. 4 …Finished with a career high 16 points, including 11 defensive rebounds, vs. Indiana (6/10)…Recorded a career high 13 rebounds vs. Phoenix (7/10).

2016 Playoffs: Imani played a playoff career high of 31 minutes vs. Los Angeles Sparks…She contributed a playoff career high of 15 points vs. Los Angeles Sparks…Imani had a playoff career high of 11 rebounds (2 times)…She also had a playoff career high of 6 blocks vs. Atlanta Dream…

College Career: First UT woman with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 200 blocks…averaged 10.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game…All-Big 12 First Team as junior and senior…Big 12 All-Defensive Team last three years…three-time Big 12 All-Academic honoree…Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year…led Big 12 in blocks…2015 National Honda Inspiration Award…2015 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year…only player to start in all 36 games for the Longhorns… led the team with 322 rebounds and 104 blocks…was second in points with 405.

International: Named to the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team…was slated to compete in the 2011 USA U19 World Championship, but was forced to withdraw after an injury…member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record and earned a Gold Medal in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship…averaged 3.6 ppg and 5.3 rpg in 9.8 mpg…helped the U.S. earn a 2-1 record to capture a pre-U17 World Championship tournament title in Spain against U17 national teams from Australia, Canada and Spain.

High School: McDonald’s All-American and state champion at Windward School in Los Angeles … third-ranked post recruit and 11th-ranked overall recruit in the class of 2012 by ESPN.com…2012 McDonald’s All-American…2012 Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-American…2012 Slam All-American Second Team honoree…2011 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Player of the Year…three-time Sporting News All-American (2010, 2011, 2012)…2011 Parade All-American Third Team…led Windward School to the 2011 CIF State Division IV Championship with a 30-4 record…scored 18 points with 19 rebounds in the state championship game against St. Mary’s Berkeley on March 26, 2011…as a senior in 2011-12, averaged 9.7 ppg and 10.0 rpg…as a junior in 2010-11, averaged 12.2 ppg, 12.1 rpg and 4.3 bpg…as a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 14.0 ppg, 15.8 rpg, 1.3 spg and 6.6 bpg…as a freshman in 2008-09, averaged 4.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 3.7 bpg…played AAU for Finest Basketball Club.

Personal: Married UT football player Paul Boyette in July 2015…maiden name is Stafford-McGee…brother is NBA’s JaVale McGee (No. 18 pick by Wizards in ’08; currently with Mavs)…has two younger sisters TaKenya and Torrey…daughter of Kevin Stafford and Pam McGee (2-time NCAA champ; ‘84 Olympic gold-medalist; 2nd pick in ’97 WNBA Draft; former asst. under B. Laimbeer with ‘03 champ Detroit)…cousin, Annette Smith-Knight, played basketball at Texas and was a member of the 1986 NCAA Championship team…aunt, Trisha Stafford-Odom, is the head coach at Concordia University, played collegiately at Cal and professionally in the WNBA…cousin, Jarron Gilbert, played in the NFL.

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