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Joyner Holmes's Bio

About Joyner Holmes

2020: Selected by the Seattle Storm with the 19th overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft…Waived by the Storm on May 26, 2020…Signed as a free agent by the New York Liberty on June 26, 2020…Saw action in 19 games of her rookie campaign… Holmes averaged 2.9 points and 2.7 rebounds over 10.0 minutes per game…Joyner tied the Liberty single-game rookie rebound record on September 5 when she grabbed 13 boards against Phoenix…She also recorded 13 points in the contest, which is the first 13/13 game by a Liberty rookie and marks the 30th time any player, rookie or veteran, has recorded 13 and 13 off the bench in WNBA history.

College: An All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention selection as a senior…Spent four years as a Longhorn totaling 1,270 points, 856 rebounds, 202 assists, and a field goal percentage of 42.5% over 114 contests…Named All-Big 12 First Team and Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year in 2017.

International: A member of the USA Basketball U19 Team in the summer of 2017 that claimed the silver medal at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Cup in Italy. For the seven-game tournament, Holmes led the United States with 8.7 rebounds per game, while ranking third on her team with 9.0 points per game…A member of Team USA’s gold-medal winning U17 World Championship team in 2014, averaging 10.6 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game, earning all-tournament accolades.

Personal: Born February 22, 1998…Daughter of Ronald and Twana Holmes…Named after Olympic track star Jackie Joyner-Kersee…Father, Ronald, played college basketball at Central State [Ohio] University…Attended Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas… The nation’s No. 1 recruit in the class of 2016, according to the Blue Star Report and the No. 2 prospect in the espnW Hoop Gurlz Top 100….Earned First-Team All-America honors from both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and the Naismith Trophy as a senior in 2016. Was also a MaxPreps Second-Team All-American…Named co-Most Valuable Player of the prestigious Jordan Brand Classic, scoring 16 points and bringing down 12 rebounds to lead the West team, which defeated the East 100-94…Selected to participate in the 2016 McDonald’s High School All-American Game.

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