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Nia Clouden departs Michigan State for WNBA Draft

March 8, 2022
<p>Senior guard Nia Clouden (24) watches a celebration of her college career with her family. The Spartans held a ceremony honoring the four graduating seniors of the women&#x27;s basketball team at the Breslin Center on Feb. 27, 2022.</p>

Senior guard Nia Clouden (24) watches a celebration of her college career with her family. The Spartans held a ceremony honoring the four graduating seniors of the women's basketball team at the Breslin Center on Feb. 27, 2022.

Photo by Sheldon Krause | The State News

Michigan State women’s basketball senior guard Nia Clouden declared via Twitter on Tuesday that she will be entering her name into the 2022 WNBA Draft. Clouden had played four seasons but has chosen not to use her extra COVID-19 year of eligibility.

Clouden averaged 20 points, 4.2 rebounds and assists and 1.2 steals per game by the end of her fourth season on 42.7% field shooting and 39.6% beyond the arc.

She’s one of the best free-throw shooters in the NCAA, averaging 88.5% from the stripe that puts her in the top-20 at No. 15. She’s also No. 12 in free throws attempted with 192 and No. 3 in free throws made with 170.

She also received the notable honor for first-team All-Big Ten, putting her in an elite group of six other Spartan women to have received conference accolades during their entire career in green and white.

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