Rebecca Greenwell

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Rebecca Greenwell
Greenwell in 2011
Personal information
Born (1995-02-27) February 27, 1995 (age 28)
Evansville, Indiana
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
High schoolOwensboro Catholic
(Owensboro, Kentucky)
CollegeDuke (2014–2018)
WNBA draft2018: 3rd round, 31st overall pick
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career2018–present
Career highlights and awards
Women's basketball
Representing  United States
Americas U16 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2011 Mérida Team
U17 World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2012 Amsterdam Team

Rebecca Danielle Greenwell[1] (born February 27, 1995) is an American basketball player.

Early life[edit]

Greenwell started playing for the Tennessee Flight, an AAU team, in seventh grade. She would go on to win three Nike Nationals championships with the program.[2]

High school career[edit]

Greenwell attended Owensboro Catholic in Owensboro, Kentucky, where she was named to the Academic All-State team and set numerous school records. She missed her junior year after tearing her ACL at the 2011 FIBA 3x3 Under-18 World Championships.[3] Returning for her senior season, Greenwell hit 17 3-pointers against Whitesville Trinity, breaking a national high school girls basketball record.[4] After narrowing her list down to two, she chose to play basketball for Joanne P. McCallie at Duke University. Greenwell went on to take part in the 2013 McDonald's All-American Game, where she suffered another ACL tear.[5] Her high school career was marked by two stints with the United States U16 and U17 national teams, with whom she won two gold medals.

College career[edit]

Greenwell elected to redshirt her freshman year at Duke after undergoing further surgery to repair her meniscus.[6] She later returned and found success, averaging 14.0 and 15.1 points per game during her freshman and sophomore campaigns, respectively.[7] Greenwell was named to the 2015-16 All-ACC second team after her sophomore year. During her junior season, she received espnW's national player of the week honor after scoring 29 points against then-No. 3-ranked South Carolina.[8]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014-15 Duke 34 476 39.6 35.6 78.9 5.5 2.1 1.9 0.2 14.0
2015-16 Duke 30 452 44.3 41.7 77.8 5.9 2.1 1.5 0.2 15.1
2016-17 Duke 24 400 44.1 38.8 86.3 6.0 2.4 1.6 0.1 16.7
Career Duke 88 1328 42.5 38.6 80.7 5.8 2.2 1.7 0.2 15.1

Professional career[edit]

She was drafted by the Washington Mystics in the 2018 WNBA draft but was suspended after she underwent knee surgery. The Mystics retain her rights.


  1. ^ "Rebecca Greenwell Bio". Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Smith, Hansen (July 31, 2012). "Rebecca Greenwell lifts Flight". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  3. ^ Hays, Graham (December 11, 2014). "Greenwell worth the wait at Duke". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Smith, Cameron (January 16, 2013). "Kentucky senior sets all-time girls basketball three-point record with 17 in a single game". Yahoo!. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, Jennifer (December 19, 2014). "Three knee surgeries later, Kentuckian Greenwell 'back to normal' as Duke point guard". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Pandhare, Sameer (March 18, 2015). "Greenwell, green light". The Chronicle. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  7. ^ "NCAA Career Statistics". NCAA. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (December 5, 2016). "Duke's Rebecca Greenwell is espnW's player of the week". ESPN. Retrieved January 3, 2017.

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