Amir Coffey

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Amir Coffey
Amir Coffey.jpg
Coffey with Minnesota in 2017
No. 7 – Los Angeles Clippers
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-06-17) June 17, 1997 (age 23)
Hopkins, Minnesota
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolHopkins (Minnetonka, Minnesota)
CollegeMinnesota (2016–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019–presentLos Angeles Clippers
2019–presentAgua Caliente Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Amir Coffey (born June 17, 1997)[1] is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Agua Caliente Clippers of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers.[2]

High school career[edit]

Attending Hopkins High School in Minnetonka, Minnesota,[3] Coffey received Minnesota Mr. Basketball honors as a senior,[4] while earning Associated Press State Player of the Year[5] and Star Tribune Metro Player of the Year distinction.[6] He averaged 19.9 points during his senior season (2015-16). A four-star recruit and ranked 32nd overall in ESPN’s top 100 for the class of 2016,[7] Coffey announced his decision to play college basketball at Minnesota in September 2015.[8] He scored seven points to go along with two assists and two rebounds at the 2016 Jordan Brand Classic.[9]

College career[edit]

He had an immediate impact on the Golden Gophers, finishing his freshman year as the team’s second-leading scorer (12.2ppg) and second-leading assist man at 3.1 per game,[10] earning Big Ten Conference All-Freshman Team honors.[11] In his junior season, he was named by coaches and media to the All-Big Ten 3rd Team.

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2019 NBA draft, Coffey signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.[12][13]

Career statistics[edit]

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

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Minnesota 33 33 33.2 .449 .337 .753 3.8 3.1 1.1 .2 12.2
2017–18 Minnesota 18 18 31.6 .475 .368 .687 4.1 3.3 .7 .3 14.0
2018–19 Minnesota 36 36 35.2 .436 .304 .740 3.6 3.2 .9 .2 16.6
Career 87 87 33.7 .448 .328 .734 3.8 3.2 .9 .2 14.4

Personal life[edit]

His father Richard Coffey played college basketball at Minnesota,[14] followed by a professional career in the NBA (52 games for the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1990-91), the CBA,[15] Turkey and Spain.[16]

His sister, Nia Coffey, played basketball at Northwestern University. She went fifth overall in the 2017 WNBA draft to the San Antonio Stars.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amir Coffey". NBA G League. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  2. ^ "Amir Coffey - Men's Basketball". University of Minnesota Athletics. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  3. ^ "Amir Coffey, Los Angeles Clippers, Shooting Guard". 247Sports. Retrieved 2020-09-14.
  4. ^ "Hopkins' Amir Coffey named Mr. Basketball". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  5. ^ "Amir Coffey named AP Player of the Year for boys basketball". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  6. ^ "Coffey takes accolades, hungers for a title". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  7. ^ "Amir Coffey - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  8. ^ "Hopkins star Amir Coffey picks Gophers". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  9. ^ "Official Basketball Box Score -- Game Totals -- Final Statistics East Team vs West Team" (PDF). jordanbrandclassic.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-12-28. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  10. ^ Hamilton, Brian. "Is Minnesota's Amir Coffey ready for a sophomore leap?". SI.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  11. ^ "Five Gophers Receive All-Big Ten Honors". Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  12. ^ "Amir Coffey signs with the Clippers". Retrieved 2019-06-22.
  13. ^ "L.A. Clippers Sign Amir Coffey". NBA.com. July 9, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "An education both ways: Amir Coffey learns from — and grows past — his dad". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  15. ^ brown. "Other CBA teams also in danger of being moved". PostBulletin.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  16. ^ "Richard Coffey Basketball Player Profile, Turk Telekom Ankara, Minnesota, News, TBL stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  17. ^ "WNBA draft pick Nia Coffey makes brother and Gopher Amir Coffey proud". Star Tribune. Retrieved 2017-12-01.

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