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Nia Coffey's Bio

About Nia Coffey

Position: Forward

Height: 6-1

Weight: 182

Date of Birth: June 11, 1995

College: Northwestern

High School: Hopkins (MN)

Drafted: Selected fifth overall by the San Antonio Stars in the 2017 WNBA Draft, traded to the Dream in April 2019

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH LAS VEGAS:

  • Appeared in 28 games and made 10 starts
  • Averaged 13.8 minutes per game with 2.4 rebounds and 5.3 points per game
  • Scored 10 or more points on 5 occasions, including a career-high 23 vs. Seattle (5/27)
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding on 1 occasion
  • Injured her left ankle at Chicago (6/3, missed 4 games)
  • Posted 1 double-double with 11 points, career-high 12-rebounds vs. Phoenix (6/15)

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SAN ANTONIO:

  • Appeared in 27 games and made one start
  • Averaged 7.8 minutes per game with 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 points per game
  • Scored a season-high 7 points vs. Phoenix (7/7)
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds vs. Connecticut on (7/5)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2018-19 (Adelaide Lightning, Australia): Named Team MVP and a WNBL All-Star
  • 2018-19: Arka Gdynia, Poland
  • 2017-18: Maccabi R. Hen, Israel

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • At the time of her graduation from Northwestern was the program’s career leader in rebounds, field goal attempts, free throws made and attempted, and ranked second in program history in career points and blocked shots
  • Became fifth player in Big Ten women’s basketball history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career, reaching the mark against Maryland on January 7, 2017
  • First Team All-Big Ten all four years
  • AP All-America Honorable Mention as a senior in 2017
  • Named to 2017 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year watch list

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, plays basketball at the University of Minnesota
  • Majored in Learning and Organizational Change with a minor in Business Institutions
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