EP107: Andrea Riley
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EP107: Andrea Riley

This week’s episode features Andrea Riley, a Dallas legend and one of Oklahoma State University’s most decorated basketball players.  Riley was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She proudly represents Oak Cliff and talks about how life was growing up in the infamous area. It seems as if Riley was born with a basketball in her hand. She began playing basketball at the mere age of three and her love for the game increased over the years. Her father, who was also her coach, developed her natural talent. She quickly became an elite level athlete and played on AAU teams with older students. Riley breaks down her career and how she enhanced her skills and drive to become the athlete she is today. She also explains why she de-committed from the University of Miami and ultimately chose to play for Oklahoma State University. She also discloses personal challenges and adversities that resulted in strengthening her as a player. It was at OSU where she laid the foundation to build her legacy.  She made a tremendous impact on not only the program but also on the Big 12 conference as a whole. After her senior season, Riley was the Big 12’s all leading scorer with 2,835 points. Ultimately, her jersey at OSU was retired. Riley was also the number 8th overall draft pick and signed with the Los Angeles Sparks. Riley discusses what it was like competing in the WNBA and gives a deeper insight to politics within the league. While not currently in the WNBA, Riley is not quite ready to put down the ball. She hints of new projects and opportunities on the horizon. She currently trains student athletes and will soon be a personal trainer as well. Riley embraces her legendary status but states that she is often misunderstood. This episode gives profound insight on Riley as a person and multifaceted athlete.

Andrea Riley Stats

-4 year All-American

-Big 12 Freshman of the Year

-High School State Champion at Dallas Lincoln

-8th Overall WNBA Draft pick- Los Angeles Sparks

-Nancy Lieberman Best Point Guard Awared

-909 points total senior year at OSU- 12th best in NCAA history

-707 assists in 4 seasons at OSU

For training inquires: therileyway10@yahoo.com

Instagram: @theregorileyboo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lil.riley.5

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