Imani Stafford

Position: Forward/Center
Height: 6-7 / 201 cms
Weight: 200 lbs / 91 kgs
High School: Winward School ‘12
Hometown: Los Angeles, California

USA Basketball Notes

  • Gold Medal: 2010 FIBA U17 World Championship.
  • Named to the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team on May 21, 2012.
  • Named to the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team on June 5, but was forced to withdraw after being injured and unable to compete.
  • Member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a perfect 8-0 record in the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship; averaged 3.6 ppg. and a team third-best 5.3 rpg. in 9.8 mpg.
  • Helped the U.S. earn a 2-1 record to capture a pre-U17 World Championship tournament title in Spain against U17 national teams from Australia, Canada and Spain.

College Notes

  • Has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play for the University of Texas.

High School Honors & Recognition

  • McDonald’s and WBCA High School All-American (2012).
  • MaxPreps All-America honorable mention (2012).
  • California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Southern Section Division 4AA Co-Player of the Year (2011) All-CIF Southern Section Division 4AA (2011, 2012).
  • Cal-Hi All-State second team (2011).
  • Los Angeles Times All-Southland Conference selection (2011, 2012).
  • MaxPreps All-State third team (2011).
  • All-CIF first team and Division IV MVP (2010).
  • All-state first team (2010).

High School Notes

  • Has played four varsity seasons at Windward High School in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • As a senior in 2011-12, averaged 9.7 ppg. and 10.0 rpg.
  • As a junior in 2010-11, helped her team to the 2011 CIF Division 4 state championship; averaged 12.2 ppg., 12.1 rpg. and 4.3 bpg.
  • As a sophomore in 2009-10, averaged 14.0 ppg., 15.8 rpg., 1.3 spg. and 6.6 bpg. to help Windward to an 18-11 record.
  • As a freshman in 2008-09, averaged 4.7 ppg., 6.4 rpg. and 3.7 bpg. to help her team to a 20-9 record.
  • Has played AAU for Finest Basketball Club since 2007.

Personal Notes

  • Born Imani Trishawn Stafford on Oct. 11, 1994 in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Daughter of Pamela McGee and Kevin Stafford; has one brother, Javale McGee; and two sisters, TaKenya and Torrey.
  • Cousin Jarron Gilbert plays in the NFL; brother JaVale McGee currently plays for the Denver Nuggets; mother, Pamela McGee, played in the WNBA, won two national championships at Southern California and a gold medal in the 1984 Olympics; aunt, Trisha Stafford, played at California, in the WNBA and for USA Basketball in the 1990 U.S. Olympic Sports Festival and the 1993 World University Games.
  • Also plays volleyball and was offered scholarships to play in college; had she gone to USC, would have become a two-sport athelte.
  • Was sidelined for six months last summer with a pelvic fracture, which caused her to withdraw from the 2011 USA U19 World Championship Team; missed almost a full year (eighth grade) after suffering a broken ankle.
  • Plans on studying business management with a focus on accounting, and a minor in creative writing.
  • Tweets under the handle @prettybeasty.

Inside Scoop

  • This right-hander wears number 34 because it’s her big brother’s number.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: Volleyball.
  • Favorite food: Ice Cream.
  • Favorite subject: Math.
  • Favorite basketball players: JaVale McGee and Dirk Nowitzki.
  • Favorite team: Denver Nuggets.
  • Favorite Olympian: Lisa Leslie.
  • Most played song on iPod: “Fix a Heart.”
  • Away from the court you enjoy: Reading and writing.
  • Most people don’t know: I write poetry and I’m painfully awkward.
  • Superstitions: I have to wear the same type of shoes and stuff throughout the playoffs.
  • Favorite non-sports mag: Nylon.
  • Favorite sports mag: Rise.
  • Favorite Gatorade flavor: Lemon Lime.
  • Has a: female blue nose pit named Precious.
  • If you could drive anything, what would it be? Chevy Impala.
  • I currently: ride the bus.
  • Twitter handle (if not listed in your bio): prettybeasty.
  • Favorite Twitter account you follow: @KeilMoore.
  • Batman or Superman? Neither.
  • Indoor or beach volleyball? Indoor.
  • Sprints or long-distance running? Sprints.
  • Scrabble or Words with Friends? Scrabble.
  • Favorite app: Instagram.
  • Nickname: Mani.

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 U19X
1/0
0- 0
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0- 0
.---
0- 0
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0/ 0.0
0/ 0.0
0
0
0
2010 U17
8/0
13- 25
.520
0- 0
.---
3- 4
.750
42/ 5.3
29/ 3.6
2
4
4
2010 U17X
2/1
1- 4
.250
0- 0
.---
2- 2
1.000
9/ 4.5
4/ 2.0
0
2
0
Totals
11/1
14- 29
.483
0- 0
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5- 6
.833
51/ 4.6
33/ 3.0
2
6
4