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Jordin Canada's Bio

About Jordin Canada

HEIGHT: 5-6

WEIGHT: 135

BIRTHDATE: Aug. 11, 1995

BIRTHPLACE: Los Angeles, CA

HOMETOWN: Los Angeles, CA

COLLEGE: UCLA

HIGH SCHOOL: Windward School (CA)

WNBA EXPERIENCE: 1 season

DRAFTED BY: Seattle, 2018, First Round (#3)

TWITTER HANDLE: @jordin_canada

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • WNBA Champion 2018
  • Drafted fifth overall in the 2018 WNBA draft by Seattle
  • Pac-12 Conference and UCLA all-time assists leader, dishing out 831 dimes in her career
  • First woman in Pac-12 Conference history to score 1,800 points and record 700 assists, joining Oregon State alumnus and former Seattle SuperSonics player Gary Payton as the only two players in Pac-12 Conference history to accomplish the feat
  • Named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year following her senior season, the only Bruin to win the award since its inception in 2007-08

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE

  • Played in all but one game for the 2018 season
  • Made her rookie debut posting 9 points 4 steals on May 20. vs. Phoenix
  • Averaged 5.7 PPG, 1.2 RPG and 3.3 APG
  • Netted a career-high 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds on Jun. 26 at Minnesota
  • Recorded a career-high 9 assists and career-high 5 steals on Jun. 2 at Dallas

OVERSEAS COMPETITION

  • 2018-2019: Wisła Can-Pack Kraków Kraków, Poland

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Canada leaves UCLA as the Pac-12 Conference and UCLA all-time assists leader, dishing out 831 dimes in her career.
  • She set the program’s single-season record for assists with 248 in her senior season (2017-18) and averaged 7.1 assists per game in 2017-18, seventh-best in the NCAA
  • Canada is UCLA’s second all-time leading scorer, pouring in 2,153 points in a Bruins’ uniform. She is third all-time in field goals made (768), second in free-throws made (518), third in steals (347) and fifth in most 20-point scoring games, hitting the mark 42 times
  • She is the first woman in Pac-12 Conference history to score 1,800 points and record 700 assists, and joins Oregon State alumnus and former Seattle Super Sonics player Gary Payton as the only two players in Pac-12 Conference history to accomplish the feat
  • Canada was named the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year following her senior season, the only Bruin to win the award since its inception in 2007-08. She was also named to the All-Pac-12 team, leading the conference in steals (114) for the third-straight season, and finished her career with 347, good for fourth all-time in Pac-12 history
  • Canada is a three-time All-Pac-12 Team honoree and three-time All-Pac-12 Defensive Team member. Additionally, she was named a second team All-American by the USBWA and a third team All-American by the Associated Press, the USA Today and by espnW following her senior season
  • Canada was the driving force behind the 2017-18 UCLA team that ranked in the top 10 all season, guiding the Bruins to three-straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in her last three seasons on campus, culminating in an Elite Eight appearance this season, the first for UCLA since 1999
  • Canada was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and the WNIT Most Valuable Player following her first season on campus in 2014-15, as UCLA won the WNIT Championship postseason title

PERSONAL

  • Parents are Peter and Joyce Canada and has one older brother, Peter
  • Graduated from UCLA in anthropology
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