Draft Prospect Profiles | Maria Vadeeva

Team: Dynamo Kursk (Kursk, Russia)
Height: 6’1″
Position: Center

• Most Valuable Player at the FIBA U19 World Cup (2017)
• FIBA U19 World Cup Champion (2017)

Vadeeva has competed in the FIBA U19 World Cup where she scored 26 points with 18 rebounds and three blocks in Russia’s win over the U.S. in the gold medal game. She also won Most Valuable Player after that performance. In 2016, Vadeeza averaged 12.3 ppg and 5.9 rpg in her first tournament at EuroBasket Women 2015. Prior to that, she made her international debut in 2013 at the FIBA U16 Championship in Bulgaria, where Russia placed sixth. In 2014, she led Russia to win the FIBA Europe U16 Championship in Hungary.

2017-18: In 19 Premier League contests to date (21.9 mpg): she is averaging 13.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 2.4 apg, 1.37 spg and 1.05 bpg – shooting 60.7% (105-for-173) from the floor and 33.3% (1-for-3) from three-point range, as well as 76.4% (42-for-55) from the FT line – she currently ranks fourth in the Premier League in scoring, eighth in rebounding, seventh in blocks and second in FG percentage.