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Jewell Loyd's Bio

About Jewell Loyd

HEIGHT: 5-10

WEIGHT: 148

BIRTHDATE: Oct. 5, 1993

BIRTHPLACE: Lincolnwood, IL

HOMETOWN: Lincolnwood, IL

COLLEGE: Notre Dame

HIGH SCHOOL: Niles West (IL)

WNBA EXPERIENCE: 3 seasons

DRAFTED BY: Seattle, 2015, First Round (#1)

TWITTER HANDLE: @jewellloyd

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Scored a career-high 32 points and had 9 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 6/3/16. Her 32 points were, at the time, Seattle’s second-highest single-game scoring output in 2016
  • Netted her 1,000th-career point on 5/21/17 vs. Washington
  • 2015 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2016 All-WNBA Second Team
  • Set a franchise record and WNBA rookie record for most free-throws made without a miss (14) on Aug. 30, 2015 vs. Washington
  • Drafted #1 overall to Seattle in the 2015 WNBA Draft
  • Declared her intention to enter the WNBA Draft a year early, forgoing her senior season and final year of eligibility at Notre Dame

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Netted her 1,000th-career point on 5/21/17 vs. Washington
  • Posted back-to-back 25-plus point performances to open the 2017 campaign
  • Scored a season-high 27 points twice vs. Indiana on 5/14 and vs. Atlanta on 6/13
  • Shot 71.4 percent from the floor on 5/21/17 vs. Washington
  • Served up six assists, including No. 200 for her career, at San Antonio on 6/6/17
  • Notched a game-high 25 points at Indiana on 6/9/17
  • Notched 21 points, four boards and three assists at Connecticut on 6/29/17
  • Tallied 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting and added four assists vs. Los Angeles on 7/8/17
  • Recorded a career-high four steals vs. Atlanta on 7/15/17
  • Notched a game-high 27 points and added five boards and five assists vs. Dallas on 7/28/17
  • Tallied a team-high 26 points against the Lynx on 7/30/17
  • Dropped a season-high seven assists at San Antonio on 8/5/17
  • Logged a career-high 33 points against the Mercury on 8/27/17

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Scored 20 points and dished out five assists in the Storm’s season debut at Los Angeles on 5/15/16
  • Scored 30 points on 12-of-20 shooting, including a career-high 4 three’s at Phoenix on 5/20/16
  • Scored a career-high 32 points and had 9 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 6/3/16. Her 32 points were, at the time, Seattle’s second-highest single-game scoring output in 2016
  • Had 12 points and a career-high 10 assists for her first double-double of the season on 7/17/16 against Chicago
  • Tallied a career-high 2 blocks, a career-high 10 rebounds and scored 23 points at Chicago on 9/2/16
  • Recorded a career-high 5 steals vs. Los Angeles on 8/26/16. Her 5 steals were the most steals a Storm player collected in a single-game in 2016
  • Averaged 16.5 points per game, a 6.3 PPG increase from her rookie season
  • Named to the All-WNBA Second Team following her sophomore season
  • Started in all 34 games for Seattle, and averaged 31.6 minutes per game
  • Recorded two double-doubles (12 points, 10 assists; vs. CHI, 7/17/16 and 23 points, 10 rebounds; at CHI, 9/2/16)
  • Tallied 2 30+ games (30 points, at PHO, 5/20/16; 32 points, vs. PHO, 6/3/16)
  • Scored in double-digits in 29 of her 34 outings in 2016

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE:

  • Named the 2015 WNBA Rookie of the Year after posting averages of 10.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists
  • Was the number one pick in the 2015 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm
  • Scored her first WNBA basket in the second half of Seattle’s opening night on 6/6
  • Scored a career high 21 points on 6/28 at Tulsa shooting 7-for-12 from the field and 6-for-6 from the stripe
  • Made a career high 8 free throws on 10 attempts at Indiana on 6/8
  • Named Rookie of the Month for July after averaging 10.4 points
  • Scored at least 15 points in 5 of last 8 games
  • Set a franchise record and WNBA rookie record for most free-throws made without a miss (14) on Aug. 30, 2015 vs. Washington
  • Averaged 12.2 points (1st among rookies) and 4.4 rebounds (2nd) in August
  • Tied a career high with 21 points and rebounds (7) and played a career high 35 minutes on 9/6 in Chicago

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2017-18: Winnus, South Korea
  • 2016-17: Shanxi, China
  • 2015-16: Galatasaray, Turkey

USA BASKETBALL HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Member of the 2016 USA Basketball Women’s Select Team, competing in the USA Basketball Showcase against the USA Basketball Women’s Olympic Team in Los Angeles on July 25-27, 2016
  • Member of the USA 3×3 World Championship Team that went 9-0 and won the gold in Moscow, Russia. Loyd was the second-leading scorer among all players in the 24-team tournament (7.3 ppg), and added a bronze in the individual skills competition at the event.
  • Member of 2010 USA Basketball U17 World Championship Team that went 8-0 and won the gold medal at the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championships in Toulouse, France
  • Also participated in 2009 USA Basketball U17 National Team Trials

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 2014-15 espnW National Player of the Year
  • 2014-15 AP All-American (First team, unanimous)
  • 2014-15 John R. Wooden Award finalist
  • 2013-14 AP All-American (Second team)
  • 2012-13 USBWA National Freshman of the Year
  • 2012-13 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
  • Became fifth consensus first-team All-America selection in Fighting Irish women’s basketball history
  • Named 2014-15 espnW National Player of the Year, first Notre Dame player to earn a POY award since Ruth Riley in 2001
  • Finished second in media voting, five votes behind UConn’s Breanna Stewart, for 2014-15 AP National Player of the Year
  • Her 772 points during the 2014-15 season were just four points shy of the single-season school record (776) set by Katryna Gaither in 1996-97.
  • In her junior year, tied the single-season program record with twenty 20-point games (set by Gaither in 1996-97), which were the most in the ACC this year
  • In her junior season, scored 30+ points four times (also most in the ACC), a single-season Notre Dame record, including 31 against No. 3 UConn on December 6 and a record-tying 41 points against No. 25 DePaul on December 10
  • Set Notre Dame record for most combined points by a player in first two seasons (1,137), a mark previously held by Skylar Diggins, who scored 1,069 points from 2009-11
  • Named ACC Tournament MVP in her sophomore season, first Notre Dame sophomore to be named conference tournament MVP since Krissi Davis in 1989
  • Became the third Notre Dame player to reach 1,000 points as a sophomore

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Gwendolyn Davis-Loyd and Calvin Loyd
  • One of 15 players from the state of Illinois to play women’s basketball at Notre Dame
  • Older brother, Jarryd, played pro basketball overseas
  • Enjoys playing tennis, piano, cooking and watching soccer
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