Napheesa Collier Biography

( 1996 - )
October 31, 2019
First published on:October 31, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Napheesa Collier

Date of Birth: 1996, September 23
Age: 23 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Birth Name Napheesa Collier
Birth Place O'Fallon, Missouri
Famous Name Napheesa Collier
Horoscope Libra.
Father Gamal Collier
Mother Sarah Collier
Salary $55,059
Contract 4 years/ $220,235
Weight 182 lb (83 kg)
Position in Team forward
Current team Minnesota Lynx
Nationality American
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Basketball player
Currently Working For Minnesota Lynx
University attended UConn
School attended Jefferson City High School (Jefferson City, Missouri), and Incarnate Word School (Bel-Nor, Missouri)
Affair with Alex Bazzel
Boyfriend Alex Bazzel

2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year, Napheesa Collier is an American professional women's basketball player. As of 2019, she currently plays as a Forward for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). 2019 WNBA draftee, Collier was selected by the Minnesota Lynx as a first-round 6th over-all pick.  

Raised in O'Fallon, Missouri, Napheesa was born on September 23, 1996, to Gamal Collier and Sarah Collier. As per Collier's birth details, she holds an American nationality and belongs to the ethnic group of Africans. Also, Napheesa was born under the zodiac sign, Libra.     

7th Best Paid Player of Minnesota Lynx

Reportedly, Napheesa is the 7th best-paid player of the team, earning $55,059 as an annual average salary. Furthermore, young talent is yet to collect money as net worth. However, after the end of the 2019 WNBA season, she has accumulated $49,539 as career earnings. Similarly, by the end of 2020, her career earning is believed to rise and reach around $100,069.   

As per the critics and reports, the fame she has been gaining suggests that Collier is obvious to increase her salary in the coming seasons. As per the different sources, her salary is expected to significantly rise and reach around $50,530, $55,583, and $64,583 in 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 seasons respectively.     

Napheesa receiving award SOURCE: Instagram @napheesa24

As per her current contract, she signed 4 years/ $220,235 contract with the Minnesota Lynx on MAY 1 2019. Also, in 2019, she earned a base salary of $49,539, while carrying a cap hit of $49,539. Although she has been earning a significant amount of money from her professional career, she is yet to reach the level of Sylvia Fowles and Seimone Augustus in terms of salary.      

Engaged to Alex Bazzel

Well, Collier already seems to have found the love of her life. Reportedly, she is engaged with her long term boyfreind, Alex Bazzel who is NBA/WNBA/COLLEGE Skills Trainer. The couple was first spotted socially on October, 4th, 2018 after Napheesa posted a picture on her Instagram account with the caption "Happy national boyfriend day."

Napheesa Collier's first picture with her boyfriend on Instagram SOURCE: Instagram @apheesa24

However, the couple is reported to be dating since long ago before they finally disclosed them as a couple. Moreover, the couple decided to enter the next chapter of their relationship on October 24th of 2019 i.e the day they got engaged in New York City. Furthermore, her boyfriend, Alex proposed her with the beautiful ring in Central Park.

Alex proposing Napheesa SOURCE: Instagram @napheesa24

Also, she has posted a picture of the special day along with the ring on her Instagram account with the caption "Forever with my best friend @alexbazzell24." Further, the love-bird shares a good bonding together as Collier never misses a chance to post a picture of her boyfreind on her Instagram account.   

Napheesa with her boyfriend SOURCE: Instagram @napheesa24

On her boyfriend's 27th birthday, she uploaded a picture of them together, captioning "Happy birthday! So thankful to celebrate this day with you and cheers to many more!" which pretty much sums up how deeply and madly they are in love with each other. 

Career Highlights and Awards

  • WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2019
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team in 2019
  • AP WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2019
  • ESPNW WNBA Rookie of the Year in 2019 
  • WNBA All-Star in 2019
  • NCAA champion in 2016
  • Katrina McClain Award in 2019
  • 2× First-team All-American – AP in 2017 and 2019 respectively
  • Second-team All-American – AP in 2018
  • 2× AAC Player of the Year in 2017 and 2019 respectively
  • AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2019
  • Miss Show-Me Basketball in 2015

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