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Nia Coffey's Bio

About Nia Coffey

Position: Forward
Height: 6-1
Weight: 182
Birthdate: May 2, 1995
College: Northwestern
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minn.

WNBA Transactions: Drafted by the San Antonio Stars (now Las Vegas Aces) with the No. 5 overall pick (first round) in the 2017 WNBA Draft. Traded to the Atlanta Dream in a multi-team trade that sent Atlanta’s 2020 No. 13 pick to New York and Sugar Rodgers to Las Vegas. Traded to the Phoenix Mercury in a multi-team trade that sent Courtney Williams and Phoenix’s 2020 No. 17 pick to Atlanta, and Briann January and Phoenix’s 2021 No. 20 pick to Connecticut. Accepted restricted qualifying offer with Phoenix on January 23, 2021. Waived by the Mercury on February 10, 2021. Signed a contract with the Los Angeles Sparks on March 4, 2021. Signed a contract with the Atlanta Dream on February 1, 2022.

 

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

2022 Season (Atlanta)

  • Scored 11 points with 9 rebounds in her 2022 season debut, adding a steal and a block.
  • Pulled down a team-high 8 rebounds in a win over Los Angeles (5/11).
  • Scored 14 points off four made field goals (two three’s) in a win over Indiana (5/15), adding on a team-leading 6 rebounds.
  • Recorded her second career double-double (her first since 2018) with 12 points and 10 rebounds against Washington (5/20).
  • Earned her third career double-double with a season-high 16 points and 19 rebounds against Indiana (6/5).

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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