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Alaina Coates's Bio

About Alaina Coates

Position: Center

Height: 6-4

Weight: 225

Date of Birth: April 7, 1995

College: South Carolina

High School: Dutch Fork (Irmo, S.C.)

Drafted: Selected by the Chicago Sky in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 2017 WNBA Draft. Traded to the Minnesota Lynx on May 21, 2019. Waived by the Lynx on July 14, 2019. Signed by the Dream on July 18, 2019.

2019 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA:

  • Signed by Atlanta on July 18 after being waived by Minnesota on July 14
  • Appeared in nine games for Atlanta
  • Made her debut in a Dream uniform against Indiana (7/31)
  • Led the team with two offensive rebounds, three blocks and one steal against Chicago (8/20), playing a season-high 21 minutes
  • Tied her career-high record of 10 rebounds for the third time against Las Vegas (9/5) in only six minutes of action for her first double-digit rebound outing of the season

2019 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA:

  • Traded to the Lynx on May 21, 2019 from the Chicago Sky
  • Appeared in 14 games for the Lynx
  • Scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Atlanta (7/2)
  • Pulled down a season-high three offensive rebounds in her season debut against Chicago (5/25)

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CHICAGO:

  • Appeared in all 32 games for the Sky, averaging 11.4 minutes per game
  • Appeared in 16 games and averaged 20.7 minutes per game in regular season
  • Averaged 3.4 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while shooting 56.% from the field
  • Scored a career-high 10 points against Dallas (7/3) and against Las Vegas (7/10)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • Silver medal at the Pan-American Games, 2015
  • 2018-19: Zhejiang Far East, China

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Played under Dream assistant coach Darius Taylor at South Carolina
  • First Gamecock to earn All-SEC honors from league coaches all four years of her career (First Team in 2016, 2017; Second Team in 2014, 2015)
  • Third Gamecock all-time to amass 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds and now stands second in program history in career boards
  • Fourth Gamecock all-time to accrue 1,500 career points playing every season in the SEC, 12th overall
  • First player in school history to amass 50 career double-doubles playing every season in the SEC, second player ever to reach the milestone
  • Finished career holding eight career records, six single-season marks and one single-game top spot

PERSONAL:

  • Daughter of Pamela and Gary Coates
  • Has one older brother, Gary
  • Majored in sociology at South Carolina
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