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Nia Coffey's Bio

About Nia Coffey

WNBA CAREER

Three-year WNBA player having spent two seasons with San Antonio/Las Vegas and one with Atlanta

Drafted by the San Antonio Stars with the fifth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft…traded to Atlanta in a multi-team trade on April 10, 2019…acquired by Phoenix on February 19, 2020 from Atlanta in a three-team trade also involving Connecticut

Has appeared in 83 career regular-season games, earning the start in 17 of them

Career averages of 4.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game

Poured in a career-high 23 points on May 27, 2018 against Seattle while with Las Vegas…finished eight-of-11 (72.7 percent) from the field and two-of-three from three-point range

Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds on June 17, 2018 against Phoenix…added 11 points in the game for her first career double-double

2019 SEASON

Appeared in 28 games in 2019 for Atlanta, earning the start in six of them

Averaged 5.0 points and a career-best 2.8 rebounds in 13.9 minutes of action

Scored in double digits four times, with a season-high 13 points at Washington on July 21

Led the team with a season-high eight rebounds against Seattle on May 31

Tied a career high in steals (two) at Connecticut on July 19, to go along with a team-high seven rebounds in the game

Recorded six games with at least two three-pointers, including a season-high three on June 23 against Washington…played a season-high 24 minutes in the game

2018 SEASON

Appeared in 28 games and made 10 starts with Las Vegas…missed four games after suffering an ankle injury on June 3 at Chicago

Averaged 5.3 points and 2.4 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per game

Scored 10 or more points five times on the season, including a career-high 23 points on May 27 against Seattle…finished with 10+ points in four of the first five games to begin the season, including the first three games

Notched her first career double-double on June 15 against Phoenix with 11 points and a career-high 12 rebound

2017 SEASON

Appeared in 27 games and made one start during her rookie season in San Antonio

Averaged 1.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 7.8 minutes of action per game

Scored a season-high seven points on July 7 against Phoenix

Grabbed a season-best six rebounds on July 5 against Connecticut

COLLEGE CAREER

Four-year standout at Northwestern University

Named to the All-Big Ten First Team in all four seasons

AP All-America Honorable Mention as a senior in 2017

Named to the 2017 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year watch list

Finished her collegiate career as the program’s career leader in rebounds, field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted…finished second in career points and blocked shots

Became the fifth player in Big Ten women’s basketball history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career

INTERNATIONAL

Spent the 2019-2020 WNBA offseason playing for Cukurova in Turkey…averaged 14.5 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists in six games

Played for the Adelaide Lighting during 2018-19 WNBA offseason in Australia where she was named Team MVP and a WNBL All-Star…averaged a team-high 17.5 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 26 games

Played part of the 2018-19 WNBA offseason in Poland for Arka Gdynia…averaged 13.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in 13 games

Played for Maccabi R. Hen in Israel during the 2017-18 WNBA offseason

PERSONAL

Daughter of Sheba and Richard Coffey

Father, Richard, played one season in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves

Sister, Sydney, played basketball at Marist College

Brother, Amir, played basketball at Minnesota and is currently a member of the Los Angeles Clippers on a two-way contract

Majored in Learning and Organizational Change with a minor in Business Institutions at Northwestern University

 

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