Name: Napheesa Collier
Position: Guard/Forward
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 6-1
DOB: 9/23/1996
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Mo.
Hometown: St. Charles, Mo.
High School: Incarnate Word Academy (Bel-Nor, Miss.)
College: University of Connecticut '19
Team/Club: Minnesota Lynx
Coach(es): Cheryl Reeve
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
Youth Olympic Games Experience
  • Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, gold
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 FIBA AmeriCup (Gold)
  • 2020 All-WNBA second team
  • 2020 WNBA All-Defensive second team
  • 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2019 WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • 2019 Associated Press WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2019 WNBA All-Star
  • 2019 ESPNW WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2015 FIBA U19 World Cup (Gold)
  • 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship (Gold)
Personal: Born in Jefferson City, Missouri...Daughter of Sarah and Gamal Collier, has a younger brother, Kai, and an older sister, Wanza… Became engaged in 2019 to Alex Bazzel, a trainer from St. Louis who works with other basketball players such as Olympic and FIBA World Cup gold medalist Kyrie Irving.