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Saniya Chong's Bio

About Saniya Chong

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by the Dallas Wings in the third round as the 26th pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft

 

2017

Played in 33 of 34 game this season… Averaged 2.7 points per game and 11.0 minutes per game… Ended the regular season with an .862 free throw percentage, tied for second on the team… Missed one game (8/4), was placed concussion protocol… Scored a career of 10 points against Minnesota on 6/11… Finished second amongst all rookies in free throw percentage at .862 … Also played a season high of 22 minutes against LA on 6/9… Scored her first points as a WNBA player with three on 5/20.

COLLEGE

2017 American Athletic Conference Third Team… 2017 NCAA All-Bridgeport Regional Team…. Saw action in 34 games and earned 34 starting assignments at the point guard position during her senior year at UConn… Averaged 8.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 47.1 percent (96-204) from the field and 40.0 percent (50-125) from beyond the three-point arc… Tied career highs with 20 points and eight assists in UConn’s record-tying 90th-consecutive win against No. 20/21 USF on January 10… Finished fourth in the country with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.3/1 and put together 15 games with zero turnovers…  In her junior season, she saw time in 33 games and earned three starting assignments… Averaged 3.7 points and shot 42.4 percent from a floor in a year that was hindered by an IT band injury… Scored in double-figures four times, including a season-high 18 points against Tulsa on January 6… In sophomore campaign, saw time in all but two games and started in each of the first two games for the Huskies… Averaged 5.6 points per game in 19.0 minutes per contest … Shot 47.0 percent from the field, 36.6 percent from long-range and 74.2 percent from the charity stripe … Sixth on the squad with 74 assists … Scored a career-high 20 points on 8-13 shooting in the Huskies’ overtime loss at No. 6 Stanford on November 17… As a freshman, played in 39 of UConn’s 40 games and earned four starting assignments … Averaged 4.7 points 2.2 assists and only 0.7 turnovers per contest in her rookie season, which earned her a spot on the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team.

PERSONAL

Saniya Lynn Chong … Daughter of Andrew and Leslie … Graduated from UCONN on May 6, 2017 with a major in sociology…. Went to Ossining High School, and averaged 34.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in her final season at Ossining High School, helping to capture the first New York State Public Schools state championship in school history… Named the 2012-13 Parade All-American Team’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year … Honored as the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) national girls’ basketball Player of the Year… Awarded the 2012-13 Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year Accolade… Named to the American Family ALL-USA New York Team…. Rated as the No. 75 overall recruit by ESPN Hoopgurlz and the No. 3 recruit in the state of New York by MaxPreps… 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game nominee … Scored at least 30 points in 51 of her 96 career high school games, tallying 2988 points over her four-year career… Recorded nine points, six rebounds, and four assists at the 2013 WBCA All-American Game in New Orleans… Averaged 33.3 points and 9.7 rebounds during her junior campaign in 2011-12.

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