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Napheesa Collier

  • As of  Sept. 18, 2018.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship All-Tournament Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship, 2014 Youth Olympic Games and 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Owns an all-time record of 33-0 playing in USA Basketball games.
  • 2017-20 USA National Team: 
    • Listed as one of 16 finalists for the 2018 USA World Cup Team.
    • Participated in the 2018 USA World Cup Team training camp, and helped the USA to a 5-0 exhibition record; averaged 5.6 ppg. and added 5.8 rpg. 
    • Aided the USA White Team to a 100-75 victory over the USA Red Team in an intrasquad exhibition during the 2018 USA World Cup Team training camp in South Carolina; scored 10 points and added 9 rebounds and 4 assists.
    • Participated in the 2017 USA National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California, and was one of just five collegiate athletes on the training camp roster.
  • Participated in the 2017 USA U23 National Team Training Camp. Member of the 2015 USA Basketball U19 World Championship team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 7-0 record at 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Chekhov, Russia. Helped the 2015 USA U19 team to a 3-0 exhibition record against Australia, Canada and Spain in a pre U19 warm-up tournament.
  • Teamed up with De’Janae Boykin, Katie Lou Samuelson and Arike Ogunbowale on the 2014 U.S. Youth Olympic Games Team, which played using FIBA’s 3x3 rules, and captured a gold medal with a 13-0 record in Nanjing, China.
  • Member of the 2014 USA U18 National Team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 5-0 record at the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado, which qualified the U.S. for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Teamed up with Sophie Cunningham and Cierra Porter on Primus, which finished second at the 2013 USA Basketball 3x3 National Championship Tournament and 2013 USA 3x3 U18 National Championship Tournament. Finished the USA 3x3 National Championship Tournament with a 5-1 mark and went 6-1 at the 3x3 U18s, falling in the finals to Brianna Turner’s team.

College Years

  • As a junior in 2017-18, Started all 37 games and averaged a team second-best 16.1 ppg., scored double-digit points in 33 games and notched six double-doubles in helping lead the Huskies to a 36-1 record, the American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles and the NCAA Final Four
  • As a sophomore in 2016-17, started all 37 games and averaged team-highs of 20.4 ppg. and 9.1 rpg. in leading the Huskies to a 36-1 record, the American Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles and the NCAA Final Four.
  • As a freshman in 2015-16, started nine of 38 games played and averaged 6.8 ppg. and 5.2 rpg. as the Huskies swept its competition for a perfect 38-0 record, the 2016 NCAA Championship and conference regular season and tournament titles.
  • Associated Press, WBCA and USBWA All-America first team (2017) and AP third team (2018).
  • NCAA Tournament Regional Most Outstanding Performer and All-Regional Team (2017).
  • AAC Co-Player of the Year (2017).
  • All-AAC first team (2017, 2018).
  • AAC All-Freshman Team (2016).

Personal

  • Born in Jefferson City, Missouri.
  • Daughter of Sarah and Gamal Collier, has a younger brother, Kai, and an older sister, Wanza.
  • Majoring in human development and family studies.
  • Has several military connections, including aunt Valerie Williams, a retired U.S. Marines Corps gunnary sergeant; uncle Shelby Morrow, a master sergeant in the U.S. Army; and cousins Etoine Scruggs, who currently serves, and Derek Geritz, who previously served in the U.S. Army.
  • Competed as a freshman on her high school’s track and field team and finished second in the triple jump, sixth in the high jump and ran a leg on the fourth-place 1,600 relay at the state meet.
  • Hails from an athletic family. Father played rugby at Buckingham University in England; uncle Roland Morrow competed in both baseball and basketball at Hannibal LaGrange College (Mo.) and baseball at Central Missouri University; cousins Dwain Polly, Cody Morrow and Derek Morrow played baseball in college; cousins Judy Busch and Vonda Luethen played basketball in college; while cousin Brandon Morrow competed in golf as a collegian.
  • Graduated from Incarnate Word Academy (Mo.), where she helped her teams capture three Missouri Class 4 state championships.
  • Earned a pair of Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year honors (2013, 2015) and was the 2015 USA Today Missouri Player of the Year.
  • Naismith, WBCA, USA Today and McDonald’s High School All-American (2015).

Social

  • Twitter: @PHEEsespieces

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S AVG MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2018 WCx 5/  0  18.8   9-   23 .391 1-   6 .167 9- 15 .600 29/ 5.6 28/  5.6 13 4 2 5

2015 U19

7/  7 24.1 39-   72 .542 3- 10 .300 8- 10 .800 65/ 9.3 89/ 12.7 14 8 5 17
2015 U19x 3/  3 24.0 15-   25 .600 0-   0 .--- 6-   7 .857 20/ 6.7 36/ 12.0 5 3 3 3
2014 U18 5/  4 22.2 31-   55 .564 5-   9 .556 3-   4 .750 43/ 8.6 70/ 14.0 17 8 5 8
Totals 20/14 22.3 94- 175 .537 9- 25 .360 26-36 .810 157/ 7.8 195/9.7 49 23 15 33

3x3 TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 2PM-2PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT PTS/AVG
2014 YOG 13/13 94-135 .696 8-19 .421 14-25 .560 116/ 8.9

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