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Nia Coffey's Bio

About Nia Coffey

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @Niacoff
Instagram @niacoffey

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 13, 2017 Drafted by the San Antonio Stars in the first round (No. 5 overall) in the 2017 WNBA Draft

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Las Vegas—Photo Gallery)

  • Scored 10 or more points on 5 occasions, including a career-high 23 vs. Seattle on May 27
  • Led or tied for the team lead in rebounding on 1 occasion
  • Injured her left ankle at Chicago on June 3 (missed 4 games)
  • Posted 1 double-double (11 points, career-high 12-rebounds vs. Phoenix on June 15)

2017 (San Antonio)

  • Scored a season-high 7 points vs. Phoenix on July 7
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds vs. Connecticut on July 5

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [Adelaide Lightning—Australia (WNBL)] 

  • Named Team MVP and a WNBL All-Star
  • Finished 7th in the league in scoring and rebounding, and 4th in blocked shots
  • Helped Adelaide to the Australian League Finals
  • Named to the Team of the Week on 4 occasions

2018-19 [Arka Gdynia—Poland (EBLK)] 

2017-18 [Maccabi R. Hen—Israel (IL)]

  • Won Israeli League Regular Season Championship
  • Advanced to the Israeli League Finals falling to Elitzur Ramla
  • Named to the Eurobasket All-Israeli League Second Team
  • Named Israeli League player of the Week on 1 occasion
  • Scored in double figures in all 27 games
  • Scored 20 or more points on 8 occasions and 30 or more points 1 time
  • Scored a season-high 38 points on March 26 vs Elitzur Ramla in the Israeli League Finals
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 11 occasions, including a season-high 19 boards vs. Ramat Hasharon on December 7
  • Recorded 11 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a career-high 5 assists vs. H.R. Le-Zion on December 21
  • Blocked a career-high 3 shots on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a career-high 3 steals vs. Maccabi Ashdod on March 12

 

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
2017-18 Mac. R Hen IL 27 863 166 378 .439 12 43 .279 142 174 .816 65 189 254 39 15 26 79 70 486 18.0
2018-19 Adelaide WNBL 26 710 162 377 .429 18 51 .353 114 153 .745 50 171 221 51 28 35 70 62 456 17.5
2018-19 Arka Gdynia EBLK                                          
Israel League (IL) 27 863 166 378 .439 12 43 .279 143 174 .816 65 189 254 39 15 26 79 70 486 18.0
Australian League (WNBL) 26 710 162 377 .429 18 51 .353 114 153 .745 50 171 221 51 28 35 70 62 456 17.5
Polish League (EBLK)                                        
Totals 53 1573 328 755 .434 30 94 .319 256 327 .783 115 360 475 90 43 61 149 132 942 17.8

 

COLLEGE

Career (Northwestern, 2013-17)

  • At the time of her graduation 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

Senior (Northwestern, 2016-17)

  • Named AP All-America Honorable Mention
  • Named to 2017 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year watch list
  • Named to Wade Trophy watch list
  • One of 28 players named to 2017 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list
  • Named First Team All-Big Ten by league coaches, and media
  • Named to the Academic All-Big 10 Team
  • Received back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Week awards on November 29 and December 5
  • Set NU’s all-time rebound record with 952nd career board against Chicago State on December 4
  • Led the team in scoring and rebound average
  • Reached double figures in scoring in 26 games
  • Scored 20 or more points on 15 occasions, and 30 or more points 3 times
  • Scored a season-high 34 points vs. Iowa on March 2
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 15 occasions
  • Grabbed a season-high 17 rebounds vs. Penn State on February 5
  • Recorded 14 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists on 4 occasions
  • Finished third in the Big 10 in scoring average, second in rebounding average, first in defensive rebound average and seventh in blocked shots per game
  • Her 581 points were the sixth most in program history, and her 20.0 points per game were the ninth most
  • Her 466 field goal attempts were the ninth most in program history
  • Her 158 made free throws were the third most in program history
  • Her 302 rebounds were the third most in program history
  • Her 14 point-rebound double-doubles were tied for the fifth most in program history
  • Made a career-high 14 free throws vs. Penn State on February 5 which were the third highest single-game total in program history
  • Went a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line at Minnesota on February 13

Junior (Northwestern, 2015-16)

  • Named an Honorable Mention All-American by AP and WBCA
  • Named First Team All-Big Ten by league coaches, and media
  • Team earned a trip to the WNIT dropping a 69-65 decision to San Diego in the first round
  • Led the team in scoring, rebound average and blocked shots
  • Set the program record with 344 rebounds
  • Tied a program record with 18 point-rebound double-doubles
  • Her 711 points on the year were the second most in program history
  • Her 20.3 points per game scoring average was the eighth highest in program history
  • Her 272 made field goals were the third most in program history, and her 630 field goal attempts were the second most
  • Tied her career high with 18 rebounds vs. Idaho State on November 19 which were the eighth most in program history
  • Her 130 made free throws were tied for the 10th most in program history
  • Along with teammates Ashley Deary and Christen Inman set a program record with 35 starts
  • Her 1194 minutes played were the fourth most in the history of the program
  • Her 73 blocks were tied for the fourth most in program history …

Sophomore (Northwestern, 2014-15)

  • Named First Team All-Big Ten by league coaches, and media
  • Led the team in scoring, rebound average and blocked shots
  • Team earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament where they dropped a 57-55 decision to Arkansas
  • Her 14 point-rebound double doubles were tied for the fifth most in program history
  • Named Big 10 Player of the Week on December 1 after averaging 18.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.5 blocked shots in wins over UIC and No 18 DePaul
  • Her 277 rebounds were the ninth most in the history of the program
  • Her 56 blocked shots were the eighth most in program history
  • Her career-high 35 points vs. Iowa on January 29 were the eighth most in program history

Freshman (Northwestern, 2014-15)

  • Named First Team All-Big Ten by league coaches, and Second Team All-Big Ten by the media
  • Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team
  • Named to the Full Court Freshman All-American Second Team
  • Only player in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 in points (9th), rebounds (6th) and blocks per game (6th)
  • Her 6.6 defensive rebounds per game ranked 4th in the conference
  • Led Northwestern in scoring and rebounding
  • Team earned a trip to the WNIT where they went 2-1 and advanced to the Sweet 16
  • Scored in double figures 25 times
  • Scored 20 or more points on 8 occasions
  • Scored a season-high 29 points at Iowa on February 10
  • Recorded 11 games with 10+ rebounds, including 2 games with 18 boards
  • Her 260 rebounds on the year ranked 7th in NU single-season history at the time
  • Recorded 8 point-rebound double-doubles which were the 8th most in NU single-season history at the time
  • Her 59 blocks were the 5th most in NU single-season history at the time
  • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week and to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on January 28 after averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks against ranked Purdue and Nebraska
  • Her 260 boards were the 10th most in program history
  • Her 59 blocks were the 6th most in program history

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
2014-15 Northwestern Big 10 32 31 964 186 401 .464 15 48 .313 103 154 .669 50 210 260 67 53 59 88 111 490 15.3
2015-16 Northwestern Big 10 32 32 1073 190 432 .440 20 61 .328 105 169 .621 56 221 277 54 55 56 102 87 505 15.8
2016-17 Northwestern Big 10 35 35 1194 272 630 .432 37 118 .314 130 208 .625 89 255 344 72 38 73 90 111 711 20.3
2017-18 Northwestern Big 10 29 29 916 200 466 .429 23 82 .280 158 222 .712 66 236 302 78 36 41 100 85 581 20.0
Totals 128 127 4147 848 1929 .440 95 309 .307 496 753 .659 261 922 1183 271 182 229 380 394 2287 17.9

 

USA BASKETBALL

  • Member of the U19 World Championship Team that posed a perfect 9-0 record en route to claiming the FIBA U19 World Championship gold in Lithuania
  • Aided the USA U19 squad to a 3-0 exhibition record against U19 teams from Australia, Canada and Spain in the Canary Islands
  • Participated in the 2012 USA U17 World Championship and 2011 USA U 16 National Team trials

HIGH SCHOOL

  • WBCA High School All-American (2013)
  • Earned Purple Team MVP honors at the WBCA High School All-America Game (2013)
  • McDonald’s High School All-American (2013)
  • Associated Press First-Team All-State (2012, 2013) and Honorable Mention (2011)
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro Player of the Year (2013)
  • Minnesota Class 4A All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • All-Lake Conference (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro First Team (2012, 2013)
  • Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State (2012, 2013)
  • No. 1 ranked recruit out of Minnesota in the class of 2013
  • Tabbed No. 24 nationwide and No. 8 at her position by ESPN
  • Helped lead Hopkins to three Minnesota state championships
  • Averaged 18.6 points her senior year
  • Finished career with 1,422 points
  • Second all-time leading scorer in program history
  • National Junior Olympics Track silver medalist in the 100 a 200-meter dash
  • Four-time Distinguished Academic Achievement Award winner.

PERSONAL

  • Daughter of Sheba and Richard Coffey, who played a season in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Sister, Sydney, plays basketball at Marist College
  • Has a younger brother, Amir
  • Majored in Learning and Organizational Change with a minor in Business Institutions

 

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