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


As a Sophomore (2016-17): All-ACC Academic Team ... Miami Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team
Played in 31 of 33 games and earned six starts ... Scored in double figures 10 times, including posting 20-plus twice ... Led Miami in 3-point percentage (min. 1 3PM per game, 37.3) and placed second in assists (2.8) ... Ranked third on the team in minutes (25.8) and 3-pointers made (44) ... Finished fourth among Hurricanes in scoring (8.0), steals (1.2) and defensive rebounding (2.5), as well as tied for fifth in field goals made (87) ... Recorded the most 3-pointers made (six), 3-pointers made without a miss (six) and field goals made without a miss (eight) by a Hurricane all season ... Led or co-led Miami in scoring four times, in rebounding twice and in assists eight times ... Posted a top-10 single-season 3-point percentage for the second year in a row, tying for No. 10 in the Miami record book ... Connected on six 3-pointers in a game without a miss for the second straight season, something no other Hurricane has done even once ... Logged the 17th and 18th occurences in program history of a Miami player making at least six 3-pointers in a game ... Lone player in the ACC all season to make eight field goals in a game without a miss and to make six 3-pointers without a miss ... Ranked No. 14 in the conference in 3-point percentage and placed No. 10 in ACC-only play (39.1) ... In conference action only, also finished No. 11 in assist/turnover ratio (1.26:1) and No. 13 in assists (3.1) ... Making her first start as a collegian, logged a career-high-tying seven assists, good for a game best, at No. 19/19 Kentucky (11/11) in the season opener ... Had a team-best 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, plus a co-season-high three steals, tying for the game lead, in a team-high 27 minutes versus Albany (11/13) ... Missed Miami's game at St. John's (11/20) due to her participation in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Qualifiers with the Dutch National Team and then did not play in the following game versus Grambling State (11/25) due to a coach's decision ... Upon returning to the court, scored a game-high 22 points, then a career best, against Texas Tech (11/27), shooting 8-of-13 from the field, including 6-of-10 from long range, with both marks co-career-highs in makes ... Logged 11 points and three assists in the overtime triumph at No. 9/10 Ohio State (12/1) ... Scored 13 points versus Loyola Chicago (12/6) ... Pulled down a team-best six boards at FIU (12/16) ... Tallied a season- and game-high 24 points in just 21 minutes at Pittsburgh (1/2), hitting all eight of her field goal attempts, including finishing 6-of-6 from beyond the arc ... Scored nine points and dished out a co-game-high five assists, with just one turnover, in 34 minutes in the win at RV/No. 23 NC State (1/5) ... Posted eight points at No. 9/8 Louisville (1/15) ... Recorded a team-best six assists versus No. 7/6 Notre Dame (2/8) ... Finished with 13 points and six rebounds against No. 15/16 Virginia Tech (1/11) ... Playing a career- and game-high 36 minutes, registered 19 points, shooting 5-of-8 from 3-point range, and grabbed six boards versus North Carolina (1/26) ... Notched 15 points, tying for the team lead, against Boston College (1/29), shooting 5-of-6 from the floor, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc ... At Wake Forest (2/2), logged eight points, a co-team-best five assists and a season-high-tying three steals ... Scored 14 points against Clemson (2/12) ... Had 10 points and a game-leading five assists at No. 13/14 Duke ... Tallied six boards at Virginia Tech (2/23) ... Scored eight points, grabbed a co-game-best five boards and tied her career high in free throws made by finishing 4-of-4 at the line versus Georgia Tech (3/2) in the ACC Tournament opener ... Logged nine points and a team-high four assists in the ACC Tournament quarterfinal win over No. 8/12 Florida State (3/3) ... Pulled down a season-best seven rebounds against FGCU (3/18) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

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 ProspectsNation.com 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.

 STATS
YEAR GP GS MIN AVG FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA 3PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG AST TO BLK STL PTS AVG
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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