Outstanding power forward and center player Breanna Stewart is an American professional basketball player. She began with the Seattle Storm of the WNBA who Drafted her as the first overall pick in the Women’s National Basketball Association draft of 2016. Stewart was crowned WNBA Rookie of the Year, named to the All-Rookie Team, All-WNBA Second Team and WNBA All-Defensive Team in 2016. After an outstanding 2017 season, Stewart got a spot in the WNBA All-Star team. Learn more about her bio, career, parents, boyfriend, height and also find out if she’s gay or lesbian below
Breanna Stewart’s Bio
The amazing star was born in Syracuse, New York in the United States on August 27, 1994. She grew up with her parents and younger brother Connor Stewart. She belongs to North American ethnicity and holds an American nationality. Based on her incredible height, the basketball prodigy developed a keen interest in the sport from a very early stage. She attended Cicero-North Syracuse High School, New York where she played basketball for the school team.
Being a versatile player, Breanna’s fans call her ‘Bean’ courtesy of her wingspan. She finished her rookie year averaging nine rebounds, seven blocks, and seventeen points per game. In her sophomore year, she led her school to clinch the state AA public school title, thus averaging 15 rebounds and 24 points per game.
The multi-talented star recorded her career high in 2012, scoring her 2,000th point for the Cicero-North basketball team. She was named to McDonald’s All-American team and was also selected for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All American team in the same year. Breanna finished her high school career winning the Naismith High School Girls Player of the Year Award and was also named Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year 2012.
Stewart enrolled at the University of Connecticut where she continued with her college career. In her freshman year, she put up an outstanding performance in NCAA tournament which earned her the award of the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. During her senior year at UConn, Stewart led the Huskies to win national championships four consecutive times, thus finishing her college career with 2,676 points, 1,179 rebounds, 414 blocks in 151 game plays. She received several awards including Associated Press Women’s College Basketball Player of the Year Award; American Athletic Player of the Year Award, the Wade Trophy, and USBWA Women’s Player of the Year award. Additionally, she got a spot in the First-team All-American in WBCA and USBWA.
Professional Career and Stats
Breanna Stewart was the Seattle Storm’s first overall pick in the WNBA draft of 2016. Playing alongside Sue Bird, Stewart made her debut for the Storm scoring 23 points in the game against the Los Angeles Sparks. She made a franchise history as the second player with most points in a game by scoring 38 points in the game against the Atlanta Dream. Stewart finished the freshman year recording 1.8 blocks, 9.3 rebounds, and 18.3 points per game. Following her outstanding performance, Stewart was named to the 2017 WNBA All-Star team, and won the ESPY Award as well as the Rookie of the Year Award.
The Storms didn’t record an impressive 2017 season as they finished eighth in the league. Stewart averaged 19.9 points per game. During the 2016 and 2017 off-season, Stewart signed up with Shanghai Baoshan Dahua of the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA).
Asides from professional basketball, Stewart is a two-time gold medalist with the United States Female Basketball Team. She led the United States team to the 2016 Olympics, thus winning the gold medal. Similarly, Stewart helped the team to win the gold medal at the 2014 World Championship and in 2015, they won silverware at the Pan American games.
Is She Gay or Lesbian?
Just like many other celebrities, Stewart has also been mixed up in rumors and controversies with regards to her sexual orientation. While there are many women in the WNBA who have come out openly as gay or lesbian, there a few others who have always kept their love life under the curtains and Stewart is one of them. She has succeeded in striking a balance between her professional and personal life. Since she hasn’t disclosed many details regarding her relationships, many of her fans thought she could be a lesbian. However, Breanna has not made any clarifications with regards to the rumors. Just recently, her fellow teammate Sue Bird got hitched with the American female football legend Megan Rapinoe. The couple has been making the rounds as the most iconic lesbian couple in the LGBT community.
Who are Her Parents, Boyfriend?
Breanna Stewart was born to Brian Stewart and Heather Stewart. Her parents are New York natives and they have been supportive since the inception of her career. Stewart has only one sibling, a younger brother named Connor Stewart.
Furthermore, Stewart is a very beautiful and attractive lady. She has attracted lots of popular dudes her way, nevertheless, she hasn’t been in any relationship to date. She was previously linked to JayVaughn Pinkston who plays basketball for Villanova. The rumors emerged after the duo was spotted together at the Washington Mystics. However, it was just a mere speculation, neither Stewart nor Pinkston has made any comment regarding their relationship. Apparently, Stewart is single; she is not in any relationship and there is no information of any past relationship. The basketball prodigy is currently focused on reaching the climax of her career.
Her Height and Body Measurements
Breanna Stewart is an outstanding player; in addition to that, she is very gorgeous and has a wonderful personality. She has an incredible height, standing at 6 feet 4 inches (1.93m) and weighs 170 pounds (77 kg). Her body measurements (breast-waist-hips size) are 33-28-33 inches; she has light brown hair and blue eyes. Her dress and shoe/feet size is currently not available.