Nikki Blue
Nikki Blue

Player Profile

Bakersfield, CA

High School:
West HS




2006 -- Selected by the Washington Mystics as the No. 19 overall pick in the WNBA draft ... One of 11 nominees for the Lieberman Award honoring the nation's top point guard ... One of 30 mid-season finalists for the Naismith Trophy ... 2006 AP and Kodak/WBCA honorable mention All-American ... Led all players with seven assists in the WBCA Senior All-Star game at Final Four ... Participated in the ESPN College 3-Point Championships ... Finished her Bruin career ranked fifth on the all-time school scoring list (1,797) ... Second on all-time school assist list (602) ... Third on all-time school steals (325) ... Second on the made free throw (455) lists ... Produced 89 career double-digit scoring games ... Ranked fourth on the all-time made three-point shots list at school (114) ... Seventh on the all-time three-point shooting percentage (.355) career list ... Her 189 assists were the most-ever in a season by a Bruin senior ... Finished her career ranked second on the Pac-10 career list for steals, eighth for assists and 18th in scoring ... Led the Pac-10 in assists (5.91 avg, 12th in the nation) and was fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.418) ... Handed out 75 assists in the last 10 games of the season ... Connected on 28 of her last 67 (.418) shots from beyond the three-point arc ... Made at least one three-pointer in 13 of the last 15 games ... Named to the first-team All-Pac-10 squad (only fifth player in conference history to earn four straight selections) and to the All-Pac-10 Tournament team for the fourth-straight season ... Led the team with 18 points in NCAA second-round action vs. Purdue ... Had seven points, six assists and two blocked shots in the NCAA win over Bowling Green ... Had 14 points, eight assists, six steals in Pac-10 title game vs. Stanford ... Recorded nine points, six assists, four steals in Pac-10 Tournament v. Arizona State ... Had 14 points and a Pac-10 Tournament record 11 assists in win over Cal ... Had nine points, eight assists at Oregon ... Handed out five assists at Oregon State ... Had 10 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds at home vs. USC ... Totaled 11 points, six assists in home win over Washington ... Handed out nine assists and scored 15 at home vs. Wash. State ... Had 11 points (three threes), six boards at Arizona ... Scored 16 and had seven rebounds at Arizona State ... Scored 12 with six assists in win over Cal, including two big free throws with 26 seconds left in overtime which put UCLA ahead for good ... Had season-high matching 24 points and six assists in win over Stanford ... Had 19 points (three threes), six boards, five assists at USC ... Scored a season-high 24 points (three threes) to lead all players at Washington ... Had 13 at Stanford ... Had eight assists and four steals at Cal ... Handed out nine assists v. Oregon State ... Had 15 points, nine assists v. Oregon ... Scored 13 points with seven assists, six rebounds at UCSB ... Recorded 10 points, six assists v. Pepperdine ... Scored team-high 23 points at Oklahoma ... Totaled 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists at Clemson ... Had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists v. UC Irvine ... Named to the All-Tournament team at the LMU/Ayres Hotel Thanksgiving Classic ... Scored nine with seven rebounds, six assists against Charlotte ... Recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks v. Georgia ... Led Bruins with 19 points v. BYU ... Had 12 points, five assists, seven rebounds at Baylor 2005-06 pre-season Wooden Award All-American ... Named to the 2005-06 pre-season Wade Trophy and Naismith Award Lists ... Pre-season All-Pac-10 selection for third consecutive year ... Nominated for Bayer Advantage Senior CLASS Award ... Recognized by as one of the Top 5 players in the nation at the point guard position.

2005 -- Became just the second Bruin (joining Ann Meyers) in history to record over 1,300 points and 400 assists for a career ...Named honorable mention AP All-American ... Named to the WBCA/Kodak All-Region 8 team ... Invited to the USA Basketball World University Games Trials ... Closed the season with 258 steals to rank 10th (tied) on the all-time Pac-10 list ... Averaged 23.3 points (279), 7.1 assists (85), 38.3 minutes (459) over the last 12 games of the season ...Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in scoring (17.0), second in assists (6.0), ninth in three-point shooting (.350) and second in steals (3.37) ...Starter in each of the 27 games in which she played ... Scored in double figures in the final 15 games of the season (22 games in all) and scored at least 20 points in seven of the last eight games (had streak of six in a row snapped at USC) ... Had at least as many assists as turnovers in 23 of her 27 games played ... Played the full 40 minutes in nine games ... Mid-season Naismith Award Candidate ... Had a career-high 36 points in the Pac-10 Tournament loss to Arizona State ... Named to the State Farm Pac-10 All-Tournament team for the third- straight year ... Scored 19 and added nine assists at USC ... Topped the Bruins with 24 points vs. Stanford(h) ... Led UCLA with 25 points, seven assists and seven steals in win over Cal(h)... Led UCLA with 32 points at Arizona State ...Led UCLA with 20 points, nine assists and three steals at Arizona ...Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Player of the Week and UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week (1/31-2/7) for her performance vs. Washington schools ... Had team-high totals of 22 points, seven assists and six steals (tied) in home win over Washington State ... Recorded a team-high 23 points, eight assists, eight steals (tied career-high) in win over Washington(h) ... Totaled 17 points, 10 assists, six steals at Oregon State ... Had 15 points, five steals, six rebounds and nine assists at Oregon ... Had 20 points and a career-high 14 assists (fifth-best mark in school history) at Cal ... Scored 26 points at Stanford ...Totaled 19 points, six assists vs. Arizona(h) ... Had 12 points, seven rebounds and seven steals vs. Arizona State(h) ... Totaled 15 points, seven assists, nine rebounds at UW ... Had eight points, six assists at Washington State ... Had 16 points, nine rebounds, five assists vs. Oregon(h) ... Totaled 11 points, six boards, eight assists and two blocks vs.Oregon State(h) ... Had 15 points, seven rebounds versus USC(h)... Sat out Ohio State game for precautionary reasons after suffering from concussion-like symptoms following a blow to the head in the Illinois game ...Led Bruins with 17 points at Illinois ...Became 20th Bruin to reach 1,000-point mark in second half at Fresno State on her way to a 22-point, eight rebound, six assist night ... Had 11 points, seven steals, six assists vs. Purdue ... Totaled 13 points, five rebounds vs. Texas ... Handed out seven assists vs. TCU at Miami Tournament ...Sat out an exhibition game against West Coast All-Stars due to an ankle injury suffered in the second week of pre-season practice ... Named to the pre-season Wooden Award All-American and Wade Trophy Watch Lists ...Earned honorable mention pre-season All-America acclaim from AP and Street & Smith's Magazine.

2004 -- Named first-team All-Pac-10 Conference for the second-straight year ... Her 148 assists ranked second on the all-time sophomore class list and tied for seventh on the all-time school list ... Her 89 steals were the second-highest total ever by a Bruin sophomore and the seventh-best total in school history ... Her total of 457 points was the seventh-most ever by a Bruin sophomore ... Her two-year scoring average of 15.9 ranks as the eighth-best total ever at UCLA ... Scored a season-high 33 points, the most ever by a Bruin player in NCAA action, in the Tournament loss at Minnesota ... Named to the all-tournament squad at the Pac-10 Tournament for the second straight year ... Ranked seventh in the Pac-10 in scoring, 12th in rebounding, third in assists, second in steals and sixth in assist/turnover ratio ... Had a team-high 18 points and seven assists against Stanford in the Pac-10 Tournament ... Totaled 14 points and eight rebounds in the Pac-10 Tournament win over ASU ... Had team-high totals of 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the crucial home win over USC ... Had seven points and five assists at Stanford ... Dished out six assists and grabbed six rebounds at Cal ... Recorded 13 points, six assists and six boards vs. ASU(h) ... Had 11 assists and scored 16 vs. Arizona(h) ... Handed out 10 assists and scored 15 at Washington State... Scored 11 in win at Washington ...Totaled 23 points, eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals vs. Oregon State(h) ... Scored the winning basket with 1.7 seconds to play at home against Cal ... Finished with a team-best 19 points vs. the Golden Bears ... Had 25 points and tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds against Stanford ...Scored 12 at Arizona ... Tied for team-high honors with seven rebounds vs. Washington(h) ... Had 10 points in win over Washington State(h) ... Recorded a game-high 25 points and eight rebounds to go along with seven assists and also tied her career-high with three three-pointers at Oregon State ... Totaled 15 points, nine assists and five steals in the win over Ohio State(h) ... Had a team-high 14 points at USC ... Led the team with 23 points, seven rebounds, nine assists and six steals vs. Fresno State ... Led the Bruins with nine boards vs. Michigan State ... Dished out eight assists and scored 14 at Cal State Northridge ... Had 20 points, six rebounds vs. Purdue ... Scored 17 and had five assists at St. Mary's ... Her 16 points led the team vs. Illinois ... Led the Bruins with 15 points vs. UNLV and added six rebounds, six assists and six steals ...Selected UCLA/MET-Rx Student-Athlete of the Week for Jan. 20-25 and Dec. 15-21.

2003 -- Named first-team all-conference and all-freshman ... Became just the second Bruin freshman named first-team all-conference, joining Maylana Martin (1996-97) ... One of seven freshmen (at the time) ever selected to the first-team squad ... Starter in all 29 games ... Ranked first on the team in rebounds (160) and assists (103) and second in scoring (16.6 ppg) ... Fifth in the Pac-10 in scoring, 18th in rebounding, sixth in assists, second in steals and eighth in assist/turnover ratio ... Her three 30-point games led the Pac-10 ... Had 12 points, four assists and a Pac-10 Tournament record seven steals in the Pac-10 semifinal loss to Stanford ... Had 30 points in the conference tournament win over Oregon ... Also had six assists and eight steals (tied for the eighth-best performance in school history) ... Led the team with nine rebounds vs. Oregon(h) ... Scored 17 vs. Oregon State(h) and led the team with six assists and four steals ... Had team-high totals of 23 points and eight rebounds at Stanford ... Led the team with 20 points vs. ASU(h) ... Foul trouble helped limit her to eight points at USC, snapping a streak of seven-straight double digit games ... Totaled a UCLA freshman record 35 points in the loss at Washington ... Led the team with 26 points and six boards at WSU ... Had 16 points, six rebounds and four assists against Stanford despite sitting out the final 17 minutes of the first half due to foul trouble ... Had a team-high 19 points at Arizona ... Recorded 30 points (scoring 19 of the last 21 Bruin points) and added nine rebounds in 60-58 win at ASU ... Totaled 26 points, five assists at Oregon ... Against CSUN, scored 10 points with a team-best eight boards and eight assists ... Scored 26 points vs. Baylor ... Had 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals at Pepperdine ... Scored 24 points, all in the second half, against St. Mary's ... Totaled 24 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists vs. Sacramento State.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Four-time first-team All-Area and three-time All-Area Player of the Year ... Set the CIF Central Section single-season scoring (913 points in 2001) and career (2,934 points) scoring records ... League Rookie of the Year in 1999 after averaging 18 points per game ... League Player of the Year from 2000-02 ...First-team all-state sophomore selection in 2000 after averaging 27 points per game ...Second-team all-state pick and state Junior Player of the Year ... Division II All-State selection by Cal-Hi Sports in 2001 after averaging 33 points per game ...First-team All-State and the Division II Player of the Year in 2002 after scoring at a 29 points per game clip ... Parade, McDonald's and WBCA first-team All-American ... Played in the inaugural McDonald's All-America Game and the WBCA All-American Game.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Anitra Necole Blue ... Born: March 29, 1984 in Bakersfield, CA ... Parent: Sabrina Hunter ... Has one brother (Andre) ... Her biggest thrill to date was being selected to play in the first McDonald's All-Star game in New York ... Named Magic Johnson and Baron Davis as the players she patterns her style after ... Lists chillin' with her girls as her favorite thing to do ... Also lettered in volleyball (three years), softball (one year) and track and field (one year) ... History major.

UCLA Career Statistics


3-Point Shooting: 2005 - 28-80 (.350), 2004 - 24-64 (.375), 2003 - 24-86 (.279); Totals - 76-230 (.330)

Career Highs
36, vs. Arizona State (3/5/05)
Rebounds: 12 vs. Sacramento State (11/24/02)
Assists: 14, at California (1/22/05)
Steals: 8. last vs. Washington (2/5/05)
Blocks: 2, vs. Oregon State (1/2/05)
FG Made: 15, at Washington (2/1/03)
3-pt. FG Made:3, last at Oregon State (1/29/05)
FT Made: 14, last at Stanford (1/20/05)
Minutes: 44, vs. Stanford (1/23/04)