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“Names In The Book”-andrea Stinson

Andrea Stinson- North Mecklenburg (1984-87)

Andrea is one of the prized products of Charlotte and the state of North Carolina.

Although her high school career numbers are not as lofty as others, her physical prowess is of legendary stature. Stinson played a key role in helping lead the North Mecklenburg Vikings to a 48-game win streak between the 1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons, which included andan undefeated 26-0 state championship season in 1986.   

Her high school career was highlighted by her All-American senior campaign during which she scored 936 points, which is still good enough for fourth all-time in the NCHSAA record book among senior seasons. That same year she was tabbed as the Pat Best Memorial Award recipient as the NCHSAA Female Athlete of the Year in addition to being named All-American by USA Today.

At NC State, she left with her jersey in the rafters as one of the program’s all-time greats. For those three seasons she led both the team and the ACC in scoring from 1988-1991. As of 2010, she ranked 15th in career rebounds per game (5.8) and in the top-ten in field goals made (917), field goals attempted (1,696), assists (402), blocks (84) and steals (286). As of 2010 she held the ACC record for most points in a game (50 vs. Providence), and holds school records for field goals (21) in a game and points (752) and field goals (320) in a season. Among other accolades she was selected to the All-ACC Team in 1990 and 1991 All-ACC, All-ACC Tournament and two-time Kodak All-American and was unanimously named the 1990 ACC Player of the Year. In 2010, she was elected to the ACC Legends, still regarded as one of the most physically gifted players ever to compete in the ACC.

Her post collegiate career was equally successful. Stinson was a multi-year all-star at the international and WNBA level. In 1997 she was drafted by her hometown Charlotte Sting in the 1997 WNBA Draft 1997. A consistent performer in her WNBA career, she was a multi-year all-star and her consistent play allowed her to become the third player in WNBA history to score 3,000 points.

For her outstanding accomplishments, Andrea Stinson earned her spot as one of the “Names in the Book.”