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Moriah Jefferson's Bio

About Moriah Jefferson

 

WNBA In The News Overseas USA Basketball College High School Personal
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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @_BonnBonn
Instagram @_bonnbonn

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 14, 2016 Selected by the San Antonio Stars in the first round (No. 2 overall) in the 2016 WNBA Draft
May 16, 2019 Traded to the Dallas Wings.

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Las Vegas)

  • Missed the first 17 games of the season due to injury
  • Led or tied for the team lead in assists on 1 occasion
  • Scored 10 or more points on 1 occasion
  • Scored a season-high 11 points vs. Indiana on August 11
  • Grabbed a season-high 4 rebounds vs. Atlanta on August 19
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists vs. Connecticut on July 7

2017 (San Antonio)

  • Missed 13 games due to injury
  • Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Los Angeles on June 15
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists on 4 occasions
  • Tied her career high with 5 steals vs. Chicago on June 10
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds vs. Atlanta on July 18
  • Scored 10 or more points in 8 occasions, and 20 or more points 1 time

2016 (San Antonio)

  • Finished second in Rookie of the Year voting
  • Named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • Led the team in assists, scoring, and three-point field goal percentage
  • Led the team in assists 20 times and in scoring 12 times
  • Scored in double figures on 26 occasions, and netted 20 or more points 5 times
  • Scored a career-high 31 points at Indiana on July 1 which was the highest scoring output for a member of the Stars on the year
  • Had a career-high 9 assists at Washington on August 28, which was the highest single-game total on the team
  • Recorded the most field goals attempted with 26 vs. Minnesota on September 11 and most field goals made with 13 at Indiana on July 1by a Stars player on the season
  • Her career-high 9 assists at Washington (8/28) were the most recorded by a player in 2016
  • Recorded a career-high and team season-high 5 steals at Indiana on July 1

 

MORIAH JEFFERSON IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [Galatasaray—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Team was 9-5 in league play before folding
  • Scored 10 or more points on 9 occasions and 20 or more points on 2 occasions, including a season-high 26 vs. San Martino on January 6
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 6 occasions, including a season-high 22 on October 14 vs. Empoli
  • Recorded 5 double-doubles and one 20-20 game (24 points and 22 rebounds vs. Empoli on October 14)
  • Blocked a season-high 5 shots vs. Vigarano on November 25

2018-19 [Galatasaray—EuroCup (EC)] 

2017-18 [Did Not Play—Worked for Las Vegas Aces Community Relations] 

2016-17 [Galatasaray—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Team advanced to KBSL Semifinals
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Turkish KBSL First Team
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com Turkish KBSL All-Imports Team
  • Led the team in scoring, and ranked second in assists and steals
  • Scored in double figures in 26 of 27 games
  • Scored 20 or more points on 10 occasions, and 30 or more points 2 times, including a season-high 36 vs. Besiktas on March 16
  • Grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds vs. Hatay on April 24
  • Handed out a season-high 10 assists vs. Istanbul U on February 25, adding 20 points for her lone double-double on the year
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals vs Mersin BSB on October 29

2016-17 [Galatasaray—EuroCup (EC)]

  • Team advanced to EuroCup Semifinals
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Player of the Year
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Guard of the Year
  • Named Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Import of the Year
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup First Team
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com EuroCup All-Imports Team
  • Led the team in scoring and steals, and ranked second in assists
  • Scored in double-figures in all 13 games, including 9 games of 20 or more points and 2 games of 30 or more points
  • Scored a season-high 31 points vs Yakin Dogu on March 21
  • Grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds v.s Dynamo NR on November 9
  • Handed out a season-high 9 assists on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 8 steals vs. Samsun on December 7

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS 

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2016-17 Galatasaray KBSL 27 852 207 422 .491 25 66 .379 71 92 .772 32 63 95 137 56 2 69 51 444 16.4
2016-17 Galatasaray EL 13 421 114 223 .511 19 40 .475 39 64 .609 11 28 39 64 43 2 38 35 286 22.0
2018-19 Galatasaray KBSL                                          
2018-19 Galatasaray EL                                          
Turkish League (KBSL)
EuroCup (EC)
Totals

 

USA BASKETBALL

  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s Pan American Games team that captured the silver medal with a 4-1 record at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada
  • Member of the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team that posted a 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania. Also helped the USA to a 3-0 exhibition slate
  • Member of the 2012 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the gold medal at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and qualified the U.S. for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship, averaging a team second-best 4.2 assists per game
  • Participated in the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials and the 2009 USA U16 National Team Trials.

USA BASKETBALL STATISTICS 

Year Team G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2010 U19X 1 0 0 1 .000 0 0 —- 0 0 —- 1 0 5 0 0 0.0
2012 U18 5 5 11 27 .407 0 5 .000 6 6 1.000 17 21 8 5 28 5.6
2013 U19X 3 3 5 14 .357 0 2 .000 0 0 —- 9 9 4 0 10 3.3
2013 U19 8 8 13 47 .277 2 13 .154 4 5 .800 19 31 12 0 32 4.0
2014 PAG 5 5 22 57 .386 8 23 .348 9 12 .750 16 19 4 1 61 12.2
Totals 22 21 51 146 .350 10 43 .233 19 23 .826 62 80 33 6 131 6.0

 

COLLEGE

Career (Connecticut, 2012-16)

  • One of only three players in NCAA history to win four National Championships in Women’s Basketball

Senior (Connecticut, 2015-16)

  • Team won National Championship
  • Team won AAC Regular Season and Tournament Titles
  • Named WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year
  • Won the Nancy Lieberman Award Winner for second consecutive year
  • Named to WBCA All-American Team
  • Named Associated Press All-American First Team
  • Named to the All-NCAA Tournament Team
  • Named All-American Conference First Team
  • Named to the American Conference All-Tournament Team
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring while leading the team in assists per game and steals per game
  • Shot 58.3 percent from behind the 3-point line during the NCAA Tournament
  • Tied her career-high for points (25) and added 8 steals and 8 assists against Temple on February 14
  • Tied her season-high for assists (9) against DePaul on December 2 and against Texas in the NCAA regional finals on March 28
  • Made a career-high 6 three-pointers against Duquesne on March 21

Junior (Connecticut, 2014-15)

  • Team won National Championship
  • Team won AAC Regular Season and Tournament Titles
  • Won 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award
  • Earned 2015 American Conference Most Improved Player Award
  • Named to WBCA All-America Team
  • Named to the USBWA All-America Team
  • Named to the Associated Press All-American Second Team
  • Named to the All-NCAA Tournament Team
  • Named to the American Conference All-Tournament Team
  • Named to the  All-American Conference First Team
  • Finished fourth on the team in scoring, while leading the team in minutes played, assists and steals
  • Averaged 14.9 points on 65.1 percent shooting during the postseason
  • Posted her first career double-double (11 points, 10 assists) against SMU on January 11

Sophomore (Connecticut, 2013-14)

  • Team won National Championship
  • Team won AAC Regular Season and Tournament Titles
  • Named to All-American Conference First Team
  • 2013-14 Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist
  • Finished fifth on the team in scoring
  • Led the conference in assists with 4.9 per game
  • Scored in double-figures 22 times
  • Recorded 25 assists during UConn’s six game run through the NCAA Tournament
  • Led the league in field goal percentage at 57.5 percent
  • Scored a season-high 18 points at Louisville on March 3

Freshman (Connecticut, 2012-13)

  • Team won National Championship
  • Need to the Big East All-Freshman Team
  • Scored in double-figures 8 times, including 3 times during the NCAA Tournament
  • Scored a season-high 16 points in UConn’s First Round victory over Idaho on March 23
  • Dished-out a season-high 5 assists on 2 different occasions, the first in the season-opening win over the College of Charleston on November 11 and the second against Marquette on February 5
  • Led the Huskies in assists 3 times

 

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2012-13 Connecticut Big East 39 2 677 72 172 .424 17 64 .266 19 25 .760 13 51 64 69 52 2 49 56 182 4.7
2013-14 Connecticut American 40 40 1187 157 273 .575 33 79 .418 53 69 .768 33 103 136 195 106 9 66 62 400 10.0
2014-15 Connecticut American 39 39 1121 193 329 .587 56 113 .496 43 51 .843 23 89 112 191 100 5 62 58 485 12.4
2015-16 Connecticut American 37 36 1145 185 332 .557 53 123 .431 42 47 .894 24 70 94 204 95 8 72 47 465 12.6
Totals 155 117 4130 607 1106 .549 159 379 .420 157 192 .818 93 313 406 659 353 24 249 253 1532 9.9

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • 2011-12 McDonald’s, USA Today. Parade Magazine, MaxPreps and WBCA All-American
  • Selected to the 2012 USA Basketball U18 National Team
  • Named as a finalist for the 2011 USA Basketball U19 World Championship Team in May
  • National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships (NCHBC) Sullivan Award Winner in 2011 and 2012. The award was renamed the Moriah Jefferson Award in 2012
  • National Christian Homeschool Basketball Championships All-America First Team in 2009, 2010, and 2011
  • Played with the Texas Home Educators Sports Association (THESA) as a homeschooled athlete where she amassed 3,354 points, 825 rebounds and 728 steals in her career.

 

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Robin and Lorenza Jefferson

 

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