Breanna Stewart Bio, Age, Family, Basketball Career, WNBA & Net Worth
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Who is Breanna Stewart?
Breanna Stewart is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
In high school, Stewart was the National Gatorade Player of the Year, the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, and a McDonald’s All-American. She led the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies to four national championships, was named the Final Four’s most outstanding player a record four times, and was a three-time consensus national player of the year.
Stewart was the first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft and was named the 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She was named the WNBA MVP in 2018 and was named an All-Star in 2017 and 2018. She led the Storm to two championships in 2018 and 2020 and received the WNBA Finals MVP award both times. Prior to her first WNBA game, Stewart signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike.
Breanna Stewart’s Career
High school career
Stewart attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School (C-NS) in Cicero, New York, where she played for head coach Eric Smith. She was nicknamed “Bean” by her teammates, and “6–10” because of her wingspan. Stewart first played for the high school team while still in eighth grade. She played as a starter in most games, and averaged nine points, almost nine rebounds and seven blocks per game. In her freshman year, she almost doubled her point production, scoring 17 points per game. That year, her team had a 21–3 record and made it to the regional final game.
Stewart was named the 2012 Naismith High School Girls’ Player of the Year, the honour awarded by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to the best female high school basketball player in the country. Later in March 2012, in a surprise presentation by Tamika Catchings, Stewart received the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award. Stewart was one of six finalists for the Gatorade High School Athlete of the Year.
High school tournaments
The success of her high school team led to invitations to prominent national tournaments. In 2010, the C-NS team travelled to Philadelphia, New Jersey and Disney World; in 2011, the team went to the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix, Arizona, considered the “premier showcase of all high school girls tournaments”; and in 2012, the Northstars played in a Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament in Springfield, Massachusetts.
University of Connecticut career
Stewart was recruited by many schools, but after a campus visit to UConn in 2011, she told the coaching staff, “I would like to commit if you’d take me.” Committing requires a formal letter of intent. Some players sign at a media event organized to cover the ceremony; Stewart signed her letter on the hood of her car, then gave it to her father at his office to fax to the school.
In her college career, Stewart won 151 games and lost 5, which included four straight national championships. She is the first NCAA basketball player ever to tally 400 assists and block 400 shots. She was one of only six Huskies, along with Tina Charles, Rebecca Lobo, Maya Moore, Stefanie Dolson and Jamelle Elliott, with at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Stewart finished her career second on UConn’s all-time scoring list at 2,676 career points, fourth with 1,179 career rebounds, and first in blocks (414).
Stewart was drafted first overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm. She would play alongside superstar veteran point guard Sue Bird. Stewart immediately made an impact in the league as she scored 23 points in her debut game against the Los Angeles Sparks. As the season progressed, Stewart continued to dominate offensively as she scored a career-high 38 points in a win against the Atlanta Dream, which is the second-most points scored in a game in franchise history, behind Lauren Jackson’s 47 points.
Stewart averaged 18.3 points per game, 9.3 rebounds per game and 1.8 blocks per game by the end of the 2016 season. She swept the Rookie of the Month awards for the entire season leading up to her winning the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award by a landslide. Stewart also broke the WNBA record for most defensive rebounds in a season with 277 defensive rebounds (surpassing Lisa Leslie’s record in 2004).
During her rookie season, Stewart signed with Shanghai Baoshan Dahua of the WCBA for the 2016–17 Chinese season. In 2017, Stewart re-signed with Shanghai Baoshan Dahua for the 2017–18 WCBA season. In June 2018, Stewart signed with Dynamo Kursk of the Russian Premier League and was later named MVP of the EuroLeague Women regular season. In February 2020, Stewart signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg for the remainder of the 2019-20 European season. In November 2020, Stewart re-signed with UMMC Ekaterinburg for the 2020-21 European season.
Sexual Abuse Incidence
In a 2017 essay in The Players’ Tribune, Stewart publicly revealed that she had been a victim of sexual abuse from age 9 to 11. She reported the abuse to her parents, who immediately called the police. The perpetrator, who was married to her mother’s sister, confessed to the abuse and ultimately served prison time.
How Old is Breanna Stewart?
Stewart was born on August 27, 1994,Syracuse, New York. She is currently 26 years old.
Breanna Stewart‘s Family
Who are Breanna Stewart’s parents?
Stewart was born to a single mother, Heather Baldwin. Her biological father was not involved in her life, and her mother worked multiple jobs in order to support herself and her daughter. When Breanna was a toddler, her mother began dating Brian Stewart; they eventually married, and several years later he adopted Breanna.
Does Breanna Stewart have siblings?
Stewart has two brothers named Conor and Alex.
Breanna Stewart‘s Engagement
As of 2021, Stewart is engaged to former WNBA and current Euroleague Spanish professional basketball player Marta Xargay, three times Eurobasket champion and silver medalist in both the Olympics and World Cup with the Spain national basketball team.
Breanna Stewart‘s Children – Kids
Stewart currently has no children.
Breanna Stewart’s Net Worth
Stewart has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million.
Stewart stands at a height of 6 ft 4 in tall.