WNBA San Antonio signs Kelsey Minato (Army)

Kelsey Minato

Kelsey Minato

College/Country: Army
Position: Guard
Height: 5’8
Birthdate: 9/18/1994
Birthplace: Artesia, CA
High School: Huntington Beach
(Image courtesy of Army)

Called “the greatest basketball player to come out of a service academy since David Robinson (Waye Coffey, USA Today), her own Army coach Dave Magarity has said: “She looks like a CYO kid. It is an amazing story.” … Named Mid-Major Player of Year (espnW) in 2015-16. First active ARMY player ever to have jersey retired (No. 5; 2/24/16). Team captain final two seasons; avg’d over 22 ppg in each of final three seasons, setting new Army mark each time. Army career kelsey minato leader in points, scoring avg., FGs and FTs made, 3PFGM, and FT%. Three-time Patriot League POY (2013, ’14, ’16); four-time All-Conf. First Team; two-time Conf. Trnmnt. MVP; member of Patriot League 25th Anniv. Team (2015). 2015-16: All-America Hon. Mention (AP). Led Army in scoring.  Tallied 21 in Patriot League title game win; had 10 points and eight boards in the NCAA Tournament vs. Syracuse.  2014-15: All-America Hon. Mention (WBCA). Ranked 8th in D-I in FT%; led Patriot League in scoring and 3PFG% (.414). 2013-14: Set team single-season marks for pts, scoring avg, FT%  FTs and 3s made.  Had Patriot League-record 49 pts vs Holy Cross (2/12) that included  NCAA single-game marks for FTs made kelsey minato and consecutive FTs made (26 of 26). Had 27 pts in NCAA Trnmnt game vs. No. 4-seed Maryland.  2012-13: First in Patriot League history to be voted Player and Rookie of the Year.  PREP: School’s career points kelsey minato leader (1,863) and an all-state pick had No. 5 jersey retired. MISC: Upon leaving USMA will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, joining long history of military in her family. Is a certified SCUBA diver.














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