Andrea Stinson

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Andrea Stinson
Personal information
Born (1967-11-25) November 25, 1967 (age 53)
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight158 lb (72 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Mecklenburg
(Huntersville, North Carolina)
CollegeNC State (1987–1991)
Playing career1997–2005
Number32, 7
Career history
1992–1994Tarbes Gespe Bigorre
19972004Charlotte Sting
2005Detroit Shock
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Women's basketball
Representing  United States
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Havana Team Competition
Jones Cup
Gold medal – first place 1992 Taipei Team Competition

Andrea Stinson (born November 25, 1967) is a retired professional basketball player from the United States, playing from 1998 to 2005 for the Charlotte Sting and the Detroit Shock.

Early life[edit]

Andrea went to North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina.[citation needed] 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]

NC State statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1988-89 NC State 31 733 52.9% 26.5% 66.1% 4.5 3.6 3.0 0.7 23.6
1989-90 NC State 30 651 55.1% 39.1% 69.1% 6.6 4.0 2.7 1.2 21.7
1990-91 NC State 33 752 54.4% 36.3% 60.3% 6.3 4.2 3.3 0.8 22.8
Total 94 2136 54.1% 33.5% 64.7% 5.8 4.3 3.0 0.9 22.7

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.[5]

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.[6]

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]

  • 2019 Head Coach at Walter Williams High School

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.[7][8][9][10]


  1. ^ "NCHSAA Athletes Of The Year". North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Archived from the original on August 2, 2008. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Mr. and Ms. Basketballs through the years". The Charlotte Observer. April 5, 2012. Archived from the original on 2013-01-18. 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. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "NC State Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  5. ^ "Eleventh Pan American Games -- 1991". USA Basketball. Feb 20, 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  6. ^ "1992 Women's R. William Jones Cup". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  7. ^ "Programs and Events 2009 | Manama, Bahrain - Embassy of the United States". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  8. ^ " - NBA Team Up With Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs To Conduct Basketball Clinics in Algeria". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  9. ^ F_474. "Former U.S. basketball stars to visit Jordan for sports diplomacy - People's Daily Online". Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  10. ^ "NBA Player Vincent, WNBA Legend Stinson Will Visit Jordan | IIP Digital". Retrieved 2016-05-01.

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