Andrea Stinson

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Personal information
Born (1967-11-25) November 25, 1967 (age 49)
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 158 lb (72 kg)
Career information
High school North Mecklenburg
(Huntersville, North Carolina)
Playing career 1997–2005
Position Guard
Number 32, 7
Career history
19972004 Charlotte Sting
2005 Detroit Shock
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrea Stinson (born November 25, 1967) is a retired professional basketball player from the United States, playing from 1998–2005 for the Charlotte Sting and the Detroit Shock. Coached for hopewell high school JV lady titans softball team.

Early life[edit]

Andrea originally went to North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina. Andrea was selected as the female player of the year for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in 1986–87.[1] The Charlotte Observer named her North Carolina Miss Basketball in 1987.[2] She played college basketball for North Carolina State University. She finished her NC State career third in scoring (2,136), third in field goals (917), third in steals (286), sixth in assists (402) and sixth in blocked shots (84).[3]

USA Basketball[edit]

Stinson played with the USA team at the 1991 Pan American Games. The team finished with a record of 4–2, but managed to win the bronze medal. The USA team lost a three-point game to Brazil, then responded with wins over Argentina and Cuba, earning a spot in the medal round. The next game was a rematch against Cuba, and this time the team from Cuba won a five-point game. The USA beat Canada easily to win the bronze. Stinson averaged 3.0 points per game.[4]

Stinson was named to the USA team competing in the 1992 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The team won all eight games and won the gold medal. Stinson averaged 11.1 points per game, second highest on the team.[5]

Career highlight[edit]

  • Three-time Italian League All-Star for Parma (1994–95), Cesena (1995–96) and Thiene (1996–97)
  • Only player in the league with 400 points, 125 rebounds and 120 assists in 1997 and 1998
  • Became the fourth player in league history to score 2,000 career points in 2001
  • Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 2001

WNBA career[edit]

Overseas career[edit]

Coaching career[edit]

  • 2013- : Head Coach, Newton-Conover High School Lady Red Devils

Sports Diplomacy[edit]

Ms. Stinson has also been an active participant in the SportsUnited Sports Envoy program for the U.S. Department of State. In this function, she has traveled to Algeria, Bahrain, and Jordan where she worked with Shameka Christon, Martin Conlon, Sam Perkins, Sam Vincent, and Jerome Williams to conduct basketball clinics and events that reached more than 400 youth from underserved areas. In so doing, Stinson helped contribute to SportsUnited's mission to foster greater understanding between people and cultures.[6][7][8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NCHSAA Athletes Of The Year". North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Mr. and Ms. Basketballs through the years". The Charlotte Observer. April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "2010 ACC Women's Basketball Legends: Andrea Stinson, NC State". Women's Basketball. The Atlantic Coast Conference. February 19, 2010. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Eleventh Pan American Games -- 1991". USA Basketball. Feb 20, 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "1992 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "Programs and Events 2009 | Manama, Bahrain - Embassy of the United States". 1.usa.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  7. ^ "NBA.com - NBA Team Up With Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs To Conduct Basketball Clinics in Algeria". www.nbdlaustin.com. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  8. ^ F_474. "Former U.S. basketball stars to visit Jordan for sports diplomacy - People's Daily Online". en.people.cn. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 
  9. ^ "NBA Player Vincent, WNBA Legend Stinson Will Visit Jordan | IIP Digital". iipdigital.usembassy.gov. Retrieved 2016-05-01. 

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