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Jocelyn Willoughby's Bio

About Jocelyn Willoughby

2020: Selected 10th overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury, and then was acquired by the New York Liberty via trade on draft night, April 17, 2020.

College: Willoughby was a four-year starter for the University of Virginia Cavaliers, staring each of her 127 collegiate contests… She finished her career ranked No. 6 on the UVA career rebounding list with 868, and No. 9 on the career scoring list with 1,677 points…Had a breakout senior campaign in 2019-20 where she averaged 19.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game…Such performance, alongside continued excellence in the classroom, garnered Willoughby a long-list of awards including the 2019-20 Kay Yow Award winner, CoSIDA Academic All-America Division I women’s basketball third team, WBCA All-America team honorable mention and All-ACC First Team…In her junior year, she also led the team in both scoring (14.8 points per game) and rebounding (8.3 per game), the first Cavalier to do so since Monica Wright in 2010…That season, she was named Virginia Athletics’ Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year…Shot a career-high 44.6% from beyond the perimeter in 2017-18…Selected to the All-ACC Freshmen Team after averaging 9.8 points per game in 2016-17.

International: In the summer of 2017, Willoughby attended USA Basketball U19 Women’s World Cup Team trials at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Personal: Born on March 25, 1998…Daughter of KJ and Cheryl Willoughby…has a brother, Kelly III…Attended high school at Newark Academy in Newark, N.J where she graduated in 2016…Named the 2016 Gatorade New Jersey Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year…2016 MaxPreps All-America Fourth Team…Two-time First Team All-State and All-County…Averaged 21.9 points, 12.8 rebounds, 3.9 blocks, 3.8 assists and 3.1 steals per contest her senior season…As a freshman and sophomore, she helped lead Newark to two-straight back-to-back Prep B girls’ basketball state titles.

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