Andrea Riley

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Andrea Riley
Personal information
Born (1988-07-22) July 22, 1988 (age 29)
Dallas, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Listed weight 136 lb (62 kg)
Career information
High school Lincoln (Dallas, Texas)
College Oklahoma State (2006–2010)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks
Position Guard
Career history
2010 Los Angeles Sparks
2011 Tulsa Shock
2012 Phoenix Mercury
2012 Los Angeles Sparks
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Andrea Riley (born July 22, 1988) is an American professional basketball player, most recently with the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was drafted 8th overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Sparks. [1]

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

Los Angeles Sparks Womens basketball team

The Los Angeles Sparks are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded before the league's inaugural 1997 season began. Like some other WNBA teams, the Sparks have the distinction of not being affiliated with an NBA counterpart, even though the market is shared with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. As of 2015, the Sparks are the last franchise to win back-to-back titles.

The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league in the United States. It is currently composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA), and league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals at the end of September until the beginning of October.

Riley played collegiately for the Oklahoma State Cowgirls. As a senior in 2009–10, she was selected as the Nancy Lieberman Award winner, which is given annually the nation's best NCAA female point guard. [2] She also ended that season as the nation's second leading scorer at 26.7 points per game. [1]

Oklahoma State Cowgirls basketball womens college basketball team

The Oklahoma State Cowgirls women's basketball team represents Oklahoma State University and competes in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I. The team's head coach is Jim Littell, who took over after former head coach Kurt Budke was killed in a plane crash in November 2011. The Cowgirls play their home games in the Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Nancy Lieberman Award

The Nancy Lieberman Award, named for Basketball Hall of Fame legend Nancy Lieberman, was given annually by the Rotary Club of Detroit in the Award's first 14 years to the nation's top collegiate point guard in women's Division I basketball. Sue Bird won the inaugural award in 2000—her first of an unmatched three Lieberman Awards. No freshman has ever won the award, and only two players have won as sophomores —Bird in 2000 and Sabrina Ionescu in 2018.

Point guard basketball position

The point guard (PG), also called the one or point, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. A point guard has perhaps the most specialized role of any position. Point guards are expected to run the team's offense by controlling the ball and making sure that it gets to the right player at the right time. Above all, the point guard must totally understand and accept their coach's game plan; in this way, the position can be compared to a quarterback in American football or a playmaker in association football (soccer). While the point guard must understand and accept the coach's gameplan, they must also be able to adapt to what the defense is allowing, and they also must control the pace of the game.

Oklahoma State statistics

Source [3]

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
YearTeamGPPointsFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2006-07 Oklahoma State 3038437.828.672.53.15.02.00.312.8
2007-08Oklahoma State3580741.830.472.63.74.13.00.123.1
2008-09Oklahoma State3273535.927.374.54.26.02.00.023.0
2009-10Oklahoma State3490935.529.880.23.46.51.70.126.7
CareerOklahoma State131283537.629.175.33.65.42.20.121.6

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