Nakia Sanford

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Nakia Sanford
Personal information
Born (1976-05-10) May 10, 1976 (age 42)
Lithonia, Georgia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolSouth Gwinnett (Snellville, Georgia)
CollegeKansas (1995–1999)
WNBA draft1999 / Undrafted
PositionPower forward / Center
Number43
Career history
2003–2010Washington Mystics
2011–2012Phoenix Mercury
2013Seattle Storm
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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).

Kansas statistics[edit]

Legend
  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
1995-96 Kansas 32 209 49.4% - 50.0% 6.6 0.5 1.2 0.8 6.5
1996-97 Kansas 31 225 48.6% - 48.4% 7.0 0.5 1.2 1.0 7.3
1997-98 Kansas 32 212 43.2% - 55.0% 6.1 0.9 0.6 0.6 6.6
1998-99 Kansas 33 323 52.1% 0.0% 53.1% 6.3 0.8 0.8 0.5 9.8
Career 128 969 48.7% 0.0% 51.9% 6.5 0.7 1.0 0.7 7.6

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nakia Sanford. WNBA.com