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Aerial Powers

  • As of March 24, 2022.

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medal: 2015 World University Games.
  • Scheduled to take part in the 2022 USA National Team's spring minicamp March 30-April 2 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Was a member of the selection panel that put together the 2020 USA E-National Team, which captured the 2020 FIBA Esports Open II North and Central America Conference championship. 
  • Member of the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games team that captured the gold medal with a perfect 6-0 record at 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 5 by the Dallas Wings in 2016; acquired by the Washington Mystics on July 23, 2018; signed by the Minnesota Lynx on Feb. 15, 2021.
  • WNBA title: 2019
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2016
  • Aided the Washington Mystics to the 2019 WNBA championship and averaged 7.6 ppg. and 3.3 rpg. in nine playoff games en route to the title.
  • In six seasons in the league (2016-2021), tallied 1,239 points (10.5 ppg.), 379 rebounds (3.2 rpg.) and 163 assists (1.4 apg.).
  • As a rookie in 2016, averaged 10.4 ppg., 2.7 rpg. and 1.1 apg. to earn all-rookie honors.


(Updated July 2015)

College Highlights:

  • 2014 and 2015 All-Big Ten Conference first team; first Spartan freshmen to be named to first team.
  • Three-time Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll in 2014-15.
  • MSU's co-recipient of the 2015 Player of the Year and Spartan Hustle awards, also received the Best Rebounder Award at the team banquet.
  • 2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team.
  • Three times named Big Ten Freshman of the Week and to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll (Nov. 18, 2013, Dec. 16, 2013 and Feb. 2, 2014). 
  • Also named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Jan. 13, 2014, and to the Big Ten Player of the Week honor roll on March 3, 2014.

College Notes:

  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, started all 31 games and was first on the team in points (21.9, second in Big Ten), while also leading team in rebounds (12.1, second in Big Ten), steals (2.2; fifth in Big Ten); listed first in blocks (1.2) and second in assists (3.5) and minutes (35.5, seventh in Big Ten).
  • Had 24 double-doubles on the season, which tied for first in the Big Ten and third in the NCAA.
  • Logged a double-10 night with 10 points and 10 rebounds against Miami (Ohio) on Nov. 30, also dished out a career-best seven assists to go with three steals and two blocked shots.
  • Recorded 17 points to go with a game-high 14 rebounds against Georgia Tech on Dec. 4 for sixth-straight double-double, adding a career-high eight assists, along with one block and one steal. 
  • At Loyola Chicago on Dec. 14 had 14 points and 14 rebounds, adding a career-high three blocked shots to go with five assists.
  • At Michigan on Jan. 4, delivered a team-high 26 points and 10 rebounds, also had a career-high four 3-pointers made.
  • Second Spartan to score at least 35 points against Nebraska with 35 points and 11 boards in 40 minutes, making a career-high seven 3s.
  • Scored 1,000th point at Penn State with 26 points and nine rebounds.
  • Became MSU single-season scoring leader with 18 points and tying a career-high with 18 rebounds in 35 minutes against  Rutgers.
  • As a freshman in 2013-14, started all 33 games and led the team in points (13.4; 16th in the Big Ten), rebounds (8.2; fifth in the conference) and steals (1.8; eighth in the league); was fourth in assists (2.3) and blocks (0.6) in only 26.1 minutes; shot 47.7 percent from the field, which was third on the team.
  • Led team and 13th in Big Ten with 2.1 offensive boards.
  • Had 10 double-doubles, the seventh-most in the Big Ten.
  • 12 times led team in scoring and 16 times for rebounding.
  • Among all-time Spartan freshman, first in free throws made (107), first in 20-point games (7), second in double-doubles (10), second in points (442), second in rebounds (269), fifth in blocks (21) and eighth in assists (77).
  • Scoring average is first and rebounds is fifth among MSU freshmen.
  • Tied for team lead with 24 points vs. Dayton Nov. 17, which was the most by a MSU freshman since 2008.
  • First career double-double with game-highs of 28 points and 14 rebounds vs. IPFW Dec. 1; was second-most points all-time by a freshman.
  • Had 26 points and a season-high 18 boards vs. Hampton in the NCAA Tournament first round; points were third-most by a Spartan in the NCAA Tournament and seventh-most by a Spartan freshman, while her rebounds broke MSU's NCAA Tournament single-game record and are fifth-most all-time by a Spartan freshman.
  • Missed the 2012-13 season, after tearing the Achilles tendon in her left ankle in practice on Oct. 26, 2012.

Personal Notes:

  • Born on Jan. 17, 1994.
  • Daughter of Juan and Cecelia Powers.
  • Majored in hospitality business.
  • Four-year player and three-year starter at Detroit Country Day; led team to four regional titles, 2009 Class B state title and 2010 Class B runner-up finish; career averages of 17.1 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 2.3 apg., 3.1 spg. and 2.5 bpg.
  • As a senior captain, averaged 20.1 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 3.0 steals and 3.1 bpg.
  • Two-time Associated Press Class B Player of the Year.
  • Detroit Free Press and Detroit News All-State Dream Team selections as a senior. 
  • All-state first team as junior and third team as sophomore.
  • Co-Most Valuable Player of the 2012 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Class A/B All-Star Game.

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USA Basketball Statistics

2015 WUG
6/0 36- 74
.514 6- 16
.375 26- 30
.867 43/7.2 108/ 18.0
13 10 12
Totals 6/0 36- 74
.514 6- 16
.375 26- 30
.867 43/ 7.2
108/ 18.0
13 10

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