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Laura Cornelius
Player Profile:
Laura Cornelius 2293440
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Groningen, Netherlands
High School: Caland Lyceum

As a Sophomore (2016-17): All-ACC Academic Team ... Miami Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team

As a Freshman (2015-16): Played in all 33 games, logging double-digit points in six of them ... Led the team in 3-point percentage (42.3) and finished third in 3-pointers made (47) ... Also tied for third on the team in assists (2.5) and ranked fifth in minutes (22.4) ... Posted the third-best 3-point percentage in a single season in program history ... Tied the school record with four 3-pointers made in an NCAA Tournament game ... Became the first Hurricane to make six 3-pointers in a game without a miss and was the eighth (16th occurrence) with at least a half-dozen 3-pointers in a contest ... Finished third in the ACC in 3-point percentage and also ranked third in conference-only games with a 43.6 percent clip ... Ranked fourth among ACC freshmen in assists ... One of two ACC players to make six 3-pointers in game without a miss and the only one to do so in an ACC contest ... Made her Hurricane debut against Wright State (11/13), finishing with six points and four assists in 24 minutes ... Scored eight points and dished out a game-high five assists at Old Dominion (11/17) ... Logged her first double-digit scoring game with 10 points against Milwaukee (11/27), shooting 4-of-4 from the floor and 2-of-2 at the stripe ... Tallied a co-game-high five assists to go along with two assists, her first-career multi-steal game, versus UMass Lowell (12/6) ... Scored 12 points in win over Indiana (12/20) ... In the first ACC game of her career, shot 6-of-6 from 3-point range and 2-of-2 at the line to tally a season-high 20 points in the victory against NC State (12/30) ... Posted five assists and a season-high three steals versus Pittsburgh (1/7) ... Poured in 17 points and shot 5-of-8 from 3-point range at Clemson (1/10) ... Filled the stat sheet in Miami’s win at North Carolina (1/17), tallying 13 points, a team-best eight rebounds and a season- and game-high seven assists in a season-high 34 minutes ... Registered co-game-high five assists versus No. 10/10 Louisville (2/25) ... Scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, in the NCAA Tournament against South Dakota State (3/19).

High School/Prior to Miami: Graduated from Caland Lyceum ... Played for CTO Amsterdam in Women’s First Division in the Netherlands ... Averaged 15.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.7 steals per game in 2013-14 ... Listed by as a five-star prospect and the third-best international prospect in her class, including the top point guard ... Named to the Women’s First Division All-Star Team in 2014 and helped her team reach the playoff semifinals ... Set the CTO Amsterdam career records for points, assists and steals, as well as ranked third in rebounds ... Named the Rookie of the Year in the Dutch Eredivisie in 2012-13 after posting 12.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 steals per game ... Helped her team advance to the playoff semifinals that season ... Recorded 6.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steal per game in 2011-12 ... In July 2015, led the FIBA U19 World Championship in assists (6.7) and ranked fifth in average efficiency rating (18.1) ... Part of the first Dutch team regardless of age or gender to win a top-flight medal at a European Championship, earning bronze at the FIBA U20 European Championship in July 2015 ... Ranked eighth in the tournament in 3-point percentage (42.9) and ninth in assists (2.9) ... Averaged 11.4 points per game at the FIBA U19 World Championship in July 2013 ... Selected to the All-Star Five at the FIBA U18 European Championship Division A in July 2013 after finishing first in free throw percentage (85.2), seventh in 3-point percentage (40.0), eighth in field goal percentage (42.7) and ninth in assists (3.0) ... Also played in four other FIBA competitions from 2010-15, for a total of eight.

Personal: Full name is Laura Cornelius ... Born Feb. 8, 1996 ... Parents are Ernst-Jan Cornelius and Marie-Louise Cornelius-DeJonge ... Father is an agriculture official and mother works at a law firm ... Has a younger brother, Stefan ... Intends to major in public health ... Favorite athletes are Stephen Curry because of his shooting ability and great skills, and LeBron James because of his strong mentality and athleticism ... Best sports memory is winning the bronze medal at the 2015 U20 FIBA European Championship Division A ... Chose Miami because of its basketball program and high-level academics ... Committed to Miami over Duke, Gonzaga, Iowa State and Kansas State.

2015-16 33 0 738 22.4 66 167 .395 47 111 .423 8 10 .800 67 2.0 84 56 1 23 187 5.7
2016-17 31 6 799 25.8 87 215 .405 44 118 .373 31 41 .756 102 3.3 88 77 0 38 249 8.0
CAREER 64 6 1537 24.0 153 382 .401 91 229 .397 39 51 .765 169 2.6 172 133 1 61 436 6.8
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