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Moriah Jefferson

As of July 27, 2015

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold medals: 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship and 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s Pan American Games team that captured the silver medal with a 4-1 record at 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada.
  • Member of the 2013 USA U19 World Championship Team that posted a 9-0 record and captured the gold medal at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship in Lithuania; helped the USA to a 3-0 exhibition slate.
  • Member of the 2012 USA U18 National Team that compiled a 5-0 record, captured the gold medal at the 2012 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, and qualified the U.S. for the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged a team second-best 4.2 apg.
  • Named as a finalist for the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team on May 25, 2011, and competed in a 49-37 exhibition victory against Brazil’s U19 squad.
  • Participated in the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team Trials and the 2009 USA U16 National Team Trials.

College Highlights:

  • 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award.
  • 2015 USWBA All-America first team.
  • 2015 WBCA All-American first team.
  • 2015 All-American Athletic Conference first team.
  • 2013 All-Big East Rookie Team.

College Notes:

  • As a junior in 2014-15, helped her team to a 38-1 record and a third-straight NCAA Championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2012-13, started in all 40 games and was fifth on the team with 10.0 ppg. and led the conference in assists at 4.9 apg.
  • Scored in double-figures 22 times and recorded six or more assists 16 times.
  • Posted 25 assists against seven turnovers during UConn's six-game run through the NCAA Tournament.
  • Dished-out a career-high 12 assists in a win at Temple.
  • Led the league in field goal percentage at 57.5 percent.
  • Led the Huskies in assists in a team-high 18 games.
  • As a freshman in 2012-13, played in all 39 contests and earned two starts; averaged 4.7 ppg. in 17.4 mgp. while dishing out 69 assists against 49 turnovers; her assists total was the sixth-highest on the team.
  • Scored in double-figures eight times, including three times during the NCAA Tournament.
  • Tallied at least three assists on 12 different occasions.
  • Earned double-digit minutes in all six of UConn's NCAA Tournament contests, averaging 6.8 ppg. and 2.0 apg. while shooting 52.8 percent from the floor in 19.8 mpg.; scored 16 points in first-round victory over Idaho; added 10 points in both NCAA Regional games; and was a combined 10-15 from the floor in those two contests.
  • Led the Huskies in assists three times and in steals on eight occasions.

Personal Notes:

  • Born on March 8, 1994 in Dallas, Texas.
  • Daughter of Robin and Lorenza Jefferson.
  • Played with the Texas Home Educators Sports Association as a homeschooled athlete where she amassed 3,354 points, 825 rebounds and 728 steals in her career; started competing with the THESA as an eighth grader.
  • Helped lead the Riders to five NCHBC Texas Region titles and five NCHBC national championships.
  • 2012 McDonald's, USA Today, Parade, MaxPreps and WBCA All-American.
  • 2011 and 2012 National Christian Homeschool Sullivan Award honoree; renamed Moriah Jefferson Award in 2012.
  • Averaged 17.3 ppg., 3.8 rpg., 3.6 apg. and 4.0 spg. in 2011-12, leading the Raiders to a 41-6.
  • Started all 50 games in 2010-11 and averaged 21.8 ppg., 5.0 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 4.0 spg. in aiding her team to a 42-8 record.
  • Averaged 17.5 ppg. to help her team to a 42-9 record during her sophomore season.
  • Started in 50 of 51 games during her freshman season, averaging 19.5 ppg. to help THESA to a 42-10 record.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2015 PAG
5/ 5 22- 57
.386
2- 23
.348 9- 12
.750 16/ 3.2
61/ 12.2
19 1 4
2013 U19
8/ 8 13- 47
.277 2- 13
.154 4- 5
.800 19/ 2.4
32/ 4.0
31 0 12
2013 U19X 3/ 3 5- 14
.357 0- 2
.000  0- 0  .000 9/ 3.0
10/ 3.3
9 0 4
2012 U18
5/ 5 11- 27
.407 0- 5
.000 6- 6
1.000 17/ 3.4
28/ 5.6
21 5 8
2010 U19X 1/ 0 0- 1
.000 0- 0
.000 0- 0
.--- 1/ 1.0
0/ 0.0
0 0 5
Totals 22/ 21
51-146
.350 4- 43
.093 19- 23
.826 62/ 2.8
131/ 6.0
80 6 28

College Statistics

TEAM G/S FGM-FGA PCT 3PM-3PA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST BLK STL
2014-15
39/ 39 193- 329
.587 56- 113
.496 43- 51
.843 112/ 2.9
485/ 12.4
191 5 100
2013-14 40/ 40 157- 273
.575 33- 79
.418 53- 69 .768 136/ 3.4
400/ 10.0
185 9 106
2012-13
39/ 2 73- 172
.424 17- 64
.266 19- 25
 .760  64/ 1.6 182/ 4.7
69 2 52
Totals 118/ 81 423/ 774
.547 106- 256
.414 115- 145
.793 312/ 2.6
2985/ 25.3 455 16 258

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