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  Malia Nawahine
Malia  Nawahine

Player Profile
RS Sophomore

Springville, Utah

High School:
Springville HS




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Fast Breaks: Returns this season healthy and worked hard in the offseason ... has speed and athleticism and plays really hard ... aggressive and plays with a chip on her shoulder ... can shoot the 3, rebound and attack the bucket ... fast with the ball ... nine career double-figure games.

2015-16: Tied for third on the team with 9.0 points per game ... scored 18 points (one shy of career high) with four rebounds with an assist and block against South Dakota (11/13) ... nine points to go with three boards as well as a pair of assists against Lamar (11/17) ... equaled career high with a block against Oklahoma (11/26) and equaled season high with two assists against the Sooners.

2014-15: Second on team with 13.3 points per game before injury ... scored 17 points with four rebounds, two assists and a block against San Jose State (11/14) ... nine points, two rebounds and two assists at Creighton (11/20) ... 14 points and two rebounds at Nebraska (11/23) ... missed last 27 games due to injury.

Nawahine's 2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics

2013-14: Started 12 games and appeared in all 31 contests ... six games with double figures in points ... 10 points and two rebounds in Ute debut against Denver (11/8) ... hit a 3-pointer and grabbed two rebounds with first career assist against No. 15/12 Nebraska (11/15) ... five points and five rebounds at Utah State (11/19) ... hit three critical free throws to help solidify win at UNLV (11/26) with season-high two assists and first career block ... seven points and two steals against Butler (11/29) ... four points,2-3 from free throw line, with an assist and steal versus Marquette (11/30) ... four rebounds and two points against Nevada (12/7) ... 11 points on three, 3-pointers to go with three assists against Utah Valley (12/11) ... tied season high with three assists and scored four points at BYU (12/14) ... 18 points (3-3 from 3-point territory) to go with four rebounds and two assists against Samford (12/21) ... six points, five rebounds and two assists against UCSB (12/30) ... four points, three rebounds and two assists at UCLA (1/3) ... two points and three rebounds at Washington State (1/19) ... four points and an assist versus No. 14/23 Arizona State (1/24) ... seven points, three rebounds and an assist against Arizona (1/26) ... tied career high with five rebounds to go with seven points off a 3-of-4 shooting performance at Colorado (2/2) ... career-high 19 points off 7-of-12 shooting to go with three assists at Oregon (2/8) ... knocked down six of her seven shots for 14 points against Washington State (2/14) with five rebounds and four assists ... eight points, five rebounds and two assists at Arizona (2/21) ... team-high 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting with career-high three steals at ASU (2/23) ... 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in USC and UCLA homestand (2/27-3/2) ... five points and two steals versus Washington (3/6) ... four points and four boards against Oregon State (3/7).

Nawahine's 2013-14 Game-By-Game Statistics

High School: 2012-13 Gatorade Utah Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... Salt Lake Tribune Prep Female Athlete of the Year ... Deseret News Ms. Basketball ... Valley Player of the Year ... led Springville HS to a 4A state championship with an undefeated season (25-0) ... 18.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 2.6 assists per game as a senior ... 40 percent three-point shooter ... MVP of the state tournament ... all-star game ... 2013 Region 8 MVP ... two-time all-state ... led Springville High School to the state championship game in 2012, scoring 91 points with 27 three-pointers in the state tournament ... averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and three steals per game ... moved from California to Utah before her junior year ... has also participated in track and volleyball.

Personal: Daughter of Hank and Eve Nawahine ... has six brother and two sisters ... grandfather Bill Cravens played football at Utah (1960-62) ... sister of former teammate Valerie Nawahine, who played for the Utes from 2013-15 ... cousin of current teammate Wendy Anae ... pronounced MUH-lea NOW-uh-HE-nay.

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