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Nia Coffey's Bio

About Nia Coffey

WNBA CAREER

  • Five-year WNBA player having spent two seasons with San Antonio/Las Vegas, one with Atlanta, one with Phoenix, and one with Los Angeles
  • 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…signed by the LA Sparks in 2021 as a free agent
  • Has appeared in 130 career regular-season games, earning the start in 35 of them
  • Career averages of 4.9 points and 2.7 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

2021 Season (Los Angeles)

  • Appeared in all 32 games with 17 starts for the Sparks
  • Averaged a career-high 8.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks in 25.2 minutes per game
  • Averaged a career-high 41.7% on 3-pointers in 2021
  • Recorded a career-high six blocks against Dallas on June 21, 2021
  • Scored in double-figures 13 times
  • Recorded career highs in minutes played (33) and 3-point field goals attempted (8)

2020 SEASON

  • Appeared in 25 games in 2020 for Phoenix, earning one start in the Mercury’s season opener
  • Averaged 2.9 points and 2.5 rebounds in a career-high 15.3 minutes per game
  • Shot a career-best 42.1 percent (16-of-38) from the field on the season
  • Scored a season-high 10 points to go along with a season-best six rebounds in the Mercury’s win at Dallas on August 10
  • Knocked down a season-best two three-pointers twice on the season (August 10 at Dallas, August 16 vs. Dallas)
  • Missed six regular season games due to injury, along with the Mercury’s two playoff games

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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