Draft Prospect Profiles | Nia Coffey


College: Northwestern
Class: Senior
Height: 6-1
Position: Gaurd
Hometown: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Quick Hits

• 2017 First Team All-Big Ten
• 4-Time First Team All-Big Ten selection
• Northwestern all-time leader in: Rebounds (1,183), Made Free Throws (496), Consecutive Double-Digit Scoring Games (66)
• Second all-time at Northwestern in: Points (2,287)

Coffey, a Minneapolis native, finished her collegiate career as one of the best players in Northwestern women’s basketball history. Over her four seasons with the Wildcats, Coffey averaged 17.9 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.4 steals per game. Coffey is the first player in program history to earn First Team honors all four years. Program career leader in rebounds (1,183) and free throws made (496), second in career points (2,287), second in blocked shots (229). Became fifth player in Big Ten women’s basketball history with 2,000 career points and 1,000 rebounds.

2016-17 SEASON
First Team All-Big Ten Conference • Named to Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year watch list • Named to Wade Trophy watch list • One of 28 players named to the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list • Received back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Week Awards during the season • Set Northwestern’s all-time rebound record with her 952nd career rebounds against Chicago State (12/4) • Averaged 20 points and a career-best 10.4 rebounds per game during the 2016-17 season • Her season was highlighted by a 33-point, 10-rebound performance against the University of Minnesota (2/13).

“Nia is simply one of the best players in the country. She is incredibly humble and modest off the court but plays so hard and dominates on it. She has been a pleasure to coach, and I have enjoyed watching her grow into a tremendous basketball player and an even better person.”
— Head Coach Joe McKeown

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