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Tricia Bader Binford | 11
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 PPG .8
 RPG .40
 APG .8
 EFF+ .72
Position:  G
Born: 02/26/73
Height: 5-4 /  1,63
Weight: 125  lbs. / 56,7  kg.
College: Boise State '96
Career Highlights
  • Played career-high 23 minutes vs. Charlotte (7/8)
  • Idaho’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 1996
  • All-Big Sky Conference first team in 1993, 1994 and 1996
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    2001 Playoffs: Averaged 1.0 rebounds in 4.0 minutes per contest during the 2001 Playoffs.

    2001 Season: Played in 19 games during the 2001 season, averaging 1.1 points in 6.0 minutes... Pulled-down a career-high 4 rebounds on June 27 at Orlando.

    2000 Season: Scored 8 points on 3-6 FG (2-2 on threes) with 2 steals in Game Three of the 2000 Playoffs at New York...Averaged 1.6 points in 5 playoff games…Averaged 1.9 points in 24 regular season games…At Washington (8/9), scored a career-high tying 8 points on 3-4 FG (2-3 on threes)…At Indiana (8/4), scored a career-high tying 8 points with a career-high tying 3 steals in 11 minutes...In 16 minutes vs. Miami (7/22), had a season-high 3 rebounds...Scored a career-high tying 8 points on 3-5 FG (2-4 on threes) with 2 steals and her first career block vs. Orlando (7/12)...Played 7 minutes at the Sol (6/17) and picked up a career-high tying 3 steals...Dished out a career-high 5 assists at Minnesota (5/31)...Dished out team-high assists once…1999 Season…Saw action in 16 games, 9 with the Rockers…Averaged 0.6 points and 1.2 assists in 8.0 minutes a game as a Rocker.

    1998 Season: Played in 22 games, averaging 2.1 points and 0.3 assists in 9.4 minutes per game…Scored career-high 10 points in Utah’s win over New York (6/15)…Played career-high 23 minutes vs. Charlotte (7/8).

    Other Professional Experience: From January to April 1998, played for the Brisbane Blazers in Queensland, Australia, of the Australian National League…Averaged 10.9 points in nine games…Played the 1997 season in Tasmania, Australia, with Launceston Tornadoes in Continental Basketball Association…Also played for the Latrobe Demons in the North West Basketball Union at the same time, where she set that league’s single-game scoring record with 67 points and recorded a quadruple-double with 67 points, 14 assists, 10 steals and 10 rebounds.

    College: Averaged 10.3 points and 2.3 rebounds for her career…Idaho’s NCAA Woman of the Year in 1996…All-Big Sky Conference first team in 1993, 1994 and 1996…Big Sky All-Academic team in 1992 and 1993…Team won the Big Sky Championships in 1992 and 1994…Holds BSU all-time record in assists (448), second in steals (271) and fifth in total points (1,171)…Suffered a torn ACL during the 1994-95 season, limited to three games that year…Earned a degree with honors in criminal justice from Boise State.


  • Married to Todd Binford
  • Spent the offseason hosting basketball camps and creating a shooting video, "Sweet 16"
  • Had her jersey retired at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale also had the city counsel declared Dec. 8th officially as Tricia Bader Binford Day
  • Formed her own basketball academy and wrote an autobiography
  • Nicknames are “Bader Mader,” which is what the Boise State announcer would say after every basket she made, and “Swish Trish,” a name she picked up while playing in Tasmania, Australia
  • Became interested in basketball in the fifth grade
  • Tasmania was her favorite place to play overseas
  • Drinks a Coke and listens to Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On” before each game
  • Parents are Jim and Lyn Bader…Has one sister, Kristin Hall, and an older brother, Jeff…Was born in Decatur, IL
  • Hobbies include golf, fishing, camping, walking on the beach, and watching movies
  • Worked with the D.A.R.E. program as well as alcohol and drug prevention programs in Australia
  • Interned with the Idaho Bureau of Investigations as a student…Is very proud of graduating with honors
  • Was Colorado State High School Player of the Year in 1991…Won Steinmark Award (highest award in Colorado for academics, athletics and citizenship) in 1991…Won three state high school championships 1989-91…Also plays volleyball, runs track, skis and plays golf
  • If she wasn’t a basketball player, would be an FBI agent or a college basketball coach
  • Full name is Tricia Lynne Bader Binford