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Alaina Coates's Bio

About Alaina Coates

PROFESSIONAL: Holds career averages of 2.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 75 career games with Chicago, Minnesota, Atlanta and Washington.

 

2020: Appeared in 20 games with the Mystics, averaging 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game…Scored a career-high 11 points on 8/21 against Dallas…Pulled down at least five rebounds in four games.

 

2019: Appeared in 23 games with the Lynx (14 games) and Dream (nine games)…Averaged 2.6 points and 2.6 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game…Scored a season-high and matched a career-high 10 points on 7/2 vs. Atlanta… Tied a career-high 10 rebounds on 7/5 vs. Las Vegas.

 

2018: Coates appeared in 32 games as a rookie for the Sky in 2018, averaging 3.4 points (on 56.8% shooting) and 3.2 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per contest. She scored a season-high 10 points on two occasions (July 3 at Dallas, July 10 vs. Las Vegas) and produced a pair of 10 rebound games (Aug. 10 vs. Connecticut, Aug. 18 at Indiana). The Irmo, South Carolina native missed the 2017 season due to ankle surgery.

 

PLAYOFFS: 2020: Appeared in her first career playoff game in a loss to Phoenix, securing one rebound.

 

INTERNATIONAL: During the 2019-20 WNBA offseason, Coates played for Hatay BSB (Turkey-KBSL), where she averaged 10.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game… Spent the 2018-19 offseason playing for Zhejiang Far East of the Chinese League.

 

COLLEGE: 2016-17: First-Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive Team…Team captain…Three time SEC Player of the Week… Led the SEC and was fourth in the nation in field goal percentage … was 13th nationally and second in the conference in rebounds… Led the league with 11.1 rebounds in conference play … averaged a double-double in SEC play — 12.7 ppg, 11.1 rpg… Finished with 15 double-doubles. 2015-16: First-Team All-SEC selection by both the league’s coaches and the Associated Press…Ranked ninth in the nation in double-doubles (20) and 19th in rebounding average (10.3); leading the SEC in both… Averaged a double-double in overall and in SEC play… Became the 31st player in program history to net 1,000 career points and the fifth to do it with 900 rebounds… Recorded a double-double in each of South Carolina’s NCAA Tournament games and was named to the Sioux Falls Regional All-Tournament Team.

 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Pamela and Gary Coates, has an older brother, Gary…Uncle Ben Coates played in the NFL in the 1990s for the New England Patriots and one season for the Baltimore Ravens…Majored in sociology

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the 1st round (2nd overall) of the 2017 WNBA Draft by Chicago… Acquired by Minnesota on May 21, 2019 in exchange for a 3rd-round pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft… Signed by Atlanta on July 18 after being waived by Minnesota on July 14…Signed with Washington on June 29.

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