2021 USA Basketball 3X3 Athlete of the Year
Personal: One of four children in her family … younger brother, A.J., plays football at Georgia Tech … majored in broadcasting at South Carolina … hobbies include playing video games, reading books and watching movies and YouTube.
Other Professional Experience: Six-year WNBA veteran who has played entire career with Dallas Wings after being taken with No. 4 pick in 2017 WNBA Draft … has averaged 11.7 points and 4.2 rebounds over 180-game career … starter in 160 career games, including all 33 contests during 2022 season … enjoyed best season in 2022 after averaging 13.3 points while shooting 42.3 percent from the field … also grabbed 4.8 rebounds and dished out career-high 2.6 assists per contest … reached double figures in scoring 28 times, including three games with 20 or more points … netted season-high 24 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field against Las Vegas on June 5, 2022 … earned starting assignment in 16-of-25 games during 2021 season and fashioned 11.9 scoring average … netted 13.1 points per game in 2020 while starting 14-of-20 fixtures … tallied 10.7 points per game in 2019 while shooting 45.7 percent from the field, including 38.3 percent from three-point range … started all 34 games during each of her first two seasons with the Wings.
International Experience: Named 2021 USA Basketball 3X3 Athlete of the Year … helped Team USA win Gold medal in 3X3 event at 2020 Tokyo Olympics … averaged 5.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 blocked shots per game while leading United States to 8-1 record … also shot 57.8 percent from the field, including 31.3 percent from beyond the two-point arc, while playing 7.4 minutes per game … earned Tournament Most Valuable Player distinction at inaugural 3X3 2021 Big Twelve International event in Voiron, France, after guiding Team USA to 6-1 record and first place finish … competed in USA National Team’s four-game NCAA Tour in November 2019, averaging 5.5 points per game … member of 2012 USA Basketball U-18 National Team, but missed FIBA Americas U-18 Championship due to an injury.
College Experience: Spent first two seasons at North Carolina before transferring to South Carolina for her junior year … became 35th player in UNC women’s basketball history to net 1,000 career points, finishing with 1,053 points over two years … First-Team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a sophomore after ranking eighth in the league with 15.2 scoring average … also ranked 11th in the ACC by grabbing 7.6 rebounds per contest … claimed Honorable Mention All-America status by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association during sophomore campaign … second player in Tar Heel history with 500 or more points as a freshman, earning ACC All-Freshman Team distinction … started 36-of-37 games at South Carolina during 2015-16 season … ranked second on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg), steals (1.3 spg) and assists (2.5 apg) … earned All-Tournament Team honors at the NCAA Final Four and NCAA Regionals … averaged 16.5 points per game during NCAA Tournament while shooting 56.8 percent from the field … chose to forego her senior season to enter the WNBA Draft.