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Imani McGee-Stafford        

Professional Basketball Player for the Perth Lynx of the Women's National Basketball League

Imani McGee-Stafford is an American professional basketball player for the Perth Lynx of the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL). She played college basketball for University of Texas at Austin.

McGee-Stafford was drafted 10th overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2016 WNBA Draft. In her rookie season, she was ranked seventh in the league in blocks per game and was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team. In her first playoff game, she broke the WNBA playoff rookie record for blocks in a game with 6. Midway through the 2017 season, McGee-Stafford was traded to the Atlanta Dream along with teammate Tamera Young in exchange for Jordan Hooper and a first-round draft pick.[5] She continued on with Atlanta in 2018 before joining the Dallas Wings for the 2019 season.

In December 2016, McGee-Stafford moved to Israel to play for Bnot Hertzeliya. In 16 games during the 2016–17 season, she averaged 14.0 points, 10.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.6 blocks per game. Between November and December 2017, she played in China for Beijing Great Wall of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association. She returned to China a year later, where she played for the Liaoning Flying Eagles between October and November 2018. In February 2019, she had a four-game stint in Turkey with Adana Basketbol. On June 13, 2019, McGee-Stafford signed with the Perth Lynx in Australia for the 2019–20 WNBL season.

McGee-Stafford is the daughter of former WNBA player Pamela McGee, the younger sister of current NBA player JaVale McGee, and a cousin of NFL player Jarron Gilbert. In the spring of 2020, she announced that she is stepping away for the next two WNBA seasons to pursue a law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles.


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