Saniya
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Saniya Chong's Bio

About Saniya Chong

 

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SOCIAL MEDIA

Instagram @xslchong

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 13, 2017 Selected by the Dallas Wings in the third round (No. 26 overall) in the 2017 WNBA Draft
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May 31, 2018 Waived by the Wings
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Feb. 19, 2019 Signed by the Las Vegas Aces to a training camp contract

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (Dallas)

  • Scored a season-high 2 points at Minnesota on May 23
  • Handed out a season-high 2 assists at New York on May 29
  • Picked up as season-high 2 steals vs. Atlanta on May 20

2017 (Dallas)

  • Scored a career-high 10 points vs. Minnesota on June 11
  • Handed out a career-high 6 assists and grabbed a career-high 3 rebounds vs. San Antonio on May 25
  • Picked up a career-high 3 steals vs. Indiana on May 30

 

SANIYA CHONG IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2018-19 [Beroe—Bulgaria (NBL)] 

  • Scored 20 or more points on 4 occasions, including a season-high 21 vs. Buducnost on January 17
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds on 3 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 4 steals on 2 occasions

2018-19 [Beroe—EuroCup (EC)] 

  • Scored 10 or more points on 3 occasions including a season-high 20 points vs. Botas on December 13
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds vs. A3 Basket on December 6
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists on 2 occasions
  • Picked up a season-high 5 steals on 2 occasions

2017-18 [Elitzur Holon—Israel (D1)] 

  • Advanced to the Israeli Cup Finalist
  • Advanced to the Israeli League Finals
  • Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Third Team

 

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 Elitzur Holon D1 26 989 157 351 .447 35 113 .310 110 135 .815 24 66 90 123 16 13 60 40 459 17.7
2018-19 Beroe NBL 14 379 40  110 .363  10  36  .278  31 35  .886  40  48  35  28  27  27  121  8.6 
2018-19 Beroe EC 175  20  45  .444  14  .143  13  16  .813  13  16  12  17  15  10  55  9.2 
Israeli League (D1) 26 989 157 351 .447 35 113 .310 110 135 .815 24 66 90 123 16 13 60 40 459 17.7
Bulgarian League (NBL) 15 379 40 110 .363 10 36 .278 31 35 .886 8 40 48 35 28 7 27 27 121 8.6
EuroCup (EC) 6 175 20  45  .444  14  .143  13  16  .813  3 13 16 12 17 1 15 10 55 9.2
Totals 47 1543 197 461 .427 45 149 .302 141 170 .829 35 119 154 170 61 21 102 77 635 13.5

 

COLLEGE

Senior (Connecticut, 2016-17)

  • 2017 American Athletic Conference Third Team
  • 2017 NCAA All-Bridgeport Regional Team
  • Tied career highs with 20 points and eight assists in UConn’s record-tying 90th-consecutive win against No. 20 USF on January 10
  • Finished fourth in the country with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.3-to-1 and put together 15 games with zero turnovers

Junior (Connecticut, 2015-16)

  • Scored in double-figures four times, including a season-high 18 points against Tulsa on January 6…

Sophomore (Connecticut, 2014-15)

  • Scored a career-high 20 points on 8-13 shooting in the Huskies’ overtime loss at No. 6 Stanford on November 17

Freshman (Connecticut, 2013-14)

  • Named to the American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team

 

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
2013-14 Connecticut AAC 39 4 665 60 143 .420 30 93 .323 33 40 .825 16 53 69 60 24 8 27 33 183 4.8
2014-15 Connecticut AAC 38 2 .470 .366 .742 213 5.6
2015-16 Connecticut AAC 33 3 410 39 92 .424 21 57 .368 24 29 .857 7 35 42 34 21 2 22 8 123 3.7
2016-17 Connecticut AAC 35 34 1084 96 204 .471 50 125 .400 47 58 .810 29 75 104 140 48 7 42 44 289 8.3
Totals 145 43 808 5.6

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Went to Ossining High School, and averaged 34.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists per game in her final season at Ossining High School, helping to capture the first New York State Public Schools state championship in school history
  • Named the 2012-13 Parade All-American Team’s Girls Basketball Player of the Year
  • Honored as the National High School Coaches Association’s (NHSCA) national girls’ basketball Player of the Year
  • Awarded the 2012-13 Gatorade New York Girls Basketball Player of the Year Accolade
  • Named to the American Family ALL-USA New York Team
  • Rated as the No. 75 overall recruit by ESPN Hoopgurlz and the No. 3 recruit in the state of New York by MaxPreps
  • 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game nominee
  • Scored at least 30 points in 51 of her 96 career high school games, tallying 2988 points over her four-year career
  • Averaged 33.3 points and 9.7 rebounds during her junior campaign in 2011-12.

 

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Saniya Lynn Chong
  • Daughter of Andrew and Leslie
  • Graduated from UCONN on with a major in socioloy
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