17 Facts About Napheesa Collier


Napheesa Collier was born on September 23,1996 and is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association.


Napheesa Collier participated in the 2020 Summer Olympics games in Tokyo as part of the United States Women's Basketball team that won the Gold Medal.


Napheesa Collier was the 2013 and 2015 Gatorade Missouri Player of the Year, one of five finalists for the 2015 Naismith Award as national Player of the Year and Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American.


Napheesa Collier reached the 1000 rebound mark in the game against Louisville, and reached 2000 points in the very next game against Cincinnati.


Napheesa Collier was a member of the 2016 Connecticut Huskies National Champion team and reached the Final Four in each of her four years at UConn.


Napheesa Collier received the Katrina McClain Award for Power Forward of the Year from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in her senior season.


Napheesa Collier was an AP 1st Team All-American in both her senior and sophomore seasons, and 2nd Team in her junior season.


Napheesa Collier was selected by the Minnesota Lynx as the 6th overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft.


Napheesa Collier was asked to play small forward, then power forward, and later, small forward.


Napheesa Collier played 33.3 mpg, more minutes per game than any other WNBA player.


Napheesa Collier is the second rookie in WNBA history to score 400 points, 200 rebounds and 60 steals.


Napheesa Collier is the fourth player to have a season with 400 points, 200 rebounds, 75 assists, 50 steals, 25 blocks and 25 made three-pointers.


Napheesa Collier was voted to the 2019 WNBA All-Rookie Team, and became an All-Star as an injury replacement for A'ja Wilson.


Napheesa Collier was chosen ESPNW, Associated Press, and WNBA Rookie of the Year.


In June 2021, Napheesa Collier was named to the United States Women's Olympic basketball team to compete in Tokyo, Japan during the 2020 Summer Olympics, marking her first selection.


Napheesa Collier is the granddaughter of Gershon Napheesa Collier, a Sierra Leone Creole lawyer, former ambassador to the United Nations, former ambassador to the United States, and, briefly, chief justice of Sierra Leone.


On May 25,2022, Napheesa Collier gave birth to a baby girl, Mila Sarah Bazzell.