2019 Player Review: Natalie Achonwa

Height: 6-3

Position: Center-Forward

Age: 26

Years Pro: 5

College: Notre Dame

Acquired: Drafted by Indiana Fever, first round, 2014 WNBA Draft (9th overall)


Overview: Natalie Achonwa played in 30 games with 18 starts for the Fever. Entering the season, Achonwa was exactly 100 points shy of 1,000 for her career and on June 23rd, she officially joined the 1,000 point club. She boasted averages of 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, while playing a vital role as team captain. She shot a career-high 90.9 percent from the free-throw line, which was one of the best marks in the league.


Notable Performances:

May 24: In the first regular season game against New York, Achonwa finished with eight points and two rebounds, while matching her career-high with three steals.

June 9: In only 12 minutes of play, Achonwa set a season-high with three blocks in a loss to Seattle.

June 7: In a win against Dallas, Achonwa finished with a season-high 17 points and 11 rebounds.

June 11: Against Seattle, Achonwa matched her season-high with another 17-point performance.

June 23: With seven points in a four-point loss to Seattle, Achonwa surpassed 1,000 career points.

July 12: Achonwa scored seven points and matched her season-high with three blocks against Los Angeles.

July 19: In a tough loss to Washington, Achonwa contributed 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds.

August 8: Achonwa hit the first 3-pointer of her career and finished with nine points and four rebounds against Washington.