6’4 — August 8th, 1996 (Age 23) — Miami, Florida
Beatrice Mompremier started her collegiate career at Baylor, making the Big 12 All-Freshman Team by unanimous selection and was one of only five Lady Bears to play in all 38 games her first season. She ranked second on the team with 6.5 rebounds per game, third in blocks and free throws with 47 and 102 respectively and fifth on the team with 8.3 points per game her sophomore year.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, she was forced to sit out the 2017-18 season after moving to her hometown college squad, but the redshirt junior returned to form, earning an AP All-America Honorable Mention and a WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team Honorable Mention, where she was a regional finalist. She was also a Lisa Leslie Center of the Year Award Finalist and made the Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List.
Mompremier played in 33 of 34 games, including 32 starts, and posted 25 double-doubles, racking up 20 in her last 24 games and a season-high eight in a row. She also accrued double-digit scoring figures in 29 games, including a stretch of 17 games in a row, and had two games with more than 20 rebounds. She set Miami’s rebounds per game season record at 12.2 and pulled down the second most boards in a single-season in school history (402), also good enough to be second in the ACC where she also led in double-doubles and was ninth in scoring.
While she is working on a jumper and has shot more threes in her Senior season, Mompremier will have to continue to work on her ability to score from outside the paint in order to maximize her WNBA potential. She will also have to make sure to work with coaches to improve her fundamentals, as while she was often the tallest on the floor in college, many WNBA fives and some fours will outsize her on the professional hardwood.
Back-to-back All-America honors for #QueenBea! 👑🐝
— Canes Women's BBall (@CanesWBB) March 19, 2020
Superstar Mesh Comparison-
Mompremier plays a lot like some of the WNBA’s most dominant board women, including Jonquel Jones and Tina Charles. While she is built more like Charles, thus lacking Jones’s unbelievable height and length, she has great feel for how the ball will come off the rim and frequently finds herself positioned in the right spot to force a second chance opportunity. She also shares the love of post-play and dominates opponents with her superior size and strength.
Going into her senior season, Mompremier was seen as a likely first round pick with the ability to increase her draft stock depending on how the season went. Teams are always careful picking players like Mompremier who, while listed as a forward, plays a traditional center position for the Hurricanes and would probably have to change to a true four to see a lot of playing time at the next level, but she has displayed the skill set and has the size to do so.
Collegiate Stats (2 Years, University of Miami)
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