NBA is among the most popular and marketable sports in the world. Likewise, so is WNBA. Unlike the NBA, the WNBA lacks scouting staffs. That’s why coaches spend the winter managing their draft prospects. A similar duty brought Minnesota Lynx assistant coach Shelley Patterson face to face with Naphessa Collier.
And as they say, the rest is history!
Following four years in college career at Jefferson City, Collier joined the Lynx at the 2019 WNBA draft. She was the Lynx’s sixth overall pickup of the first round.
Though it’s her first year in the WNBA, the prodigy is already the center of attention. In fact, she has impressed the critics so much that she is among the favorites to win the WNBA rookie of the year.
Collier is the only second player to score 400 points in WNBA history. No wonder, why she is taken as the next big thing in the WNBA.
Here are some interesting facts about the talk of the town, Napheesa Collier.
|Birthday||September 23, 1996|
|Nationality||United States of America|
|Weight||182 lb (83 kg)|
|Profession||American basketball player|
|Parents ( Father Mother)||N/A|
|Wife or Husband||Alex Bazzell|
|Son and Daughter||N/A|
|Net Worth||$1 Million|
Napheesa is one of the latest WNBA sensations. From turning professional in 2019 to draining and official-unofficial flights, the sportsperson must have a hectic schedule.
One must be wondering even if she time for love affairs and relationships. Well, she does.
The gorgeous lady is currently dating Napheesa Collier’s boyfriend of one-and-a-half-year Alex Bazzell.
Both, Napheesa and her boyfriend Alex hail from the same profession. While the lady is a professional WNBA player, Alex operates as an NBA and WNBA trainer.
Alex has worked with a number of star players, both in NBA and WNBA.
Though the Lynx forward is yet to make her relationship public in the media, they are already Instagram official.
The lady often teases her relationship with Alex on her Instagram page.
Napheesa turned professional just in 2019. It’s her first year in the WNBA, but already she is one of the big things in sports.
Regarded as one of the tough contenders for the WNBA Rookie Award, she must be making a huge income give her popularity. Players are paid in regards to the impact they have on the team and the game.
Well, Napheesa isn’t considered as one of the finest talents in the WNBA of nothing. She is the only second player in the history of WNBA to score 400 points. And she is only 22 years of age.
She has a first five-year contract with the Lynx.
According to highposthoops.com, Napheesa Collier has a base salary of $49,539 for 2019/20 season. The next season, she will be taking home $50,350. While for the 2021/22 season, her base salary is $55,583.
In addition to her salary, she also makes a colossal sum through her sponsorship deals.
Collectively, Collier’s net worth must be above $1 million, already.
Napheesa stands 6 feet and 2 inches tall according to her Wikipedia.
Speaking about her weight, she weighs 83 kg (182 lbs).
Being a professional athlete, she has a strict diet to work on and is a gym regular like any other athlete. She has a well-toned body on top of which her sexy curves are equally alluring.
The lady just looks so great in bikinis. You can find her bikini pictures on her Instagram page.
She has gorgeous black eyes and her hair color is light brown.