Nakia Sanford

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Nakia Sanford
Personal information
Born (1976-10-05) October 5, 1976 (age 40)
Lithonia, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school South Gwinnett (Snellville, Georgia)
College Kansas (1995–1999)
WNBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Position Power forward / Center
Number 43
Career history
2003–2010 Washington Mystics
2011–2012 Phoenix Mercury
2013 Seattle Storm
Stats at
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Nakia Sanford (born May 10, 1976) is a professional women's basketball center most recently with the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).[1]

College career[edit]

Sanford finished her career at Kansas ranked fourth all-time rebounder (832) and shot-blocker (89).

WNBA career[edit]

Sanford was not drafted. She was signed by the Washington Mystics before the 2003 WNBA season. During her first three-season, she saw limited action. It was not until the 2006 WNBA season that Sanford began to show progress as a player. She set career highs for all her stats in 2006, including rebounds per game (6.0) and field goal percentage (52%). In 2007, she set new career highs averaging 7 rebounds and 11 points per game. She saw decreased playing time during the 2008 WNBA season, however.


  1. ^ Nakia Sanford.