Andrea Stinson (born November 25, 1967) is a retired professional basketball player from the United States, playing from 1998–2005 for the Charlotte Sting and the Detroit Shock. Coached for hopewell high school JV lady titans softball team.
Andrea originally went to North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, North Carolina. Andrea was selected as the female player of the year for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association in 1986–87. The Charlotte Observer named her North Carolina Miss Basketball in 1987. She played college basketball for North Carolina State University. She finished her NC State career third in scoring (2,136), third in field goals (917), third in steals (286), sixth in assists (402) and sixth in blocked shots (84).
NC State statistics
Stinson played with the USA team at the 1991 Pan American Games. The team finished with a record of 4–2, but managed to win the bronze medal. The USA team lost a three-point game to Brazil, then responded with wins over Argentina and Cuba, earning a spot in the medal round. The next game was a rematch against Cuba, and this time the team from Cuba won a five-point game. The USA beat Canada easily to win the bronze. Stinson averaged 3.0 points per game.
Stinson was named to the USA team competing in the 1992 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The team won all eight games and won the gold medal. Stinson averaged 11.1 points per game, second highest on the team.
Three-time Italian League All-Star for Parma (1994–95), Cesena (1995–96) and Thiene (1996–97)
Only player in the league with 400 points, 125 rebounds and 120 assists in 1997 and 1998
Became the fourth player in league history to score 2,000 career points in 2001
Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 2001
1997–2004: Charlotte Sting
2005: Detroit Shock
1992–1994: Tarbes GB
1994–1995: Lavezzini Parma
1995–1996: Ahena Cesena
2001–2002: Botassport Adana
2013- : Head Coach, Newton-Conover High School Lady Red Devils
Ms. Stinson has also been an active participant in the SportsUnited Sports Envoy program for the U.S. Department of State. In this function, she has traveled to Algeria, Bahrain, and Jordan where she worked with Shameka Christon, Martin Conlon, Sam Perkins, Sam Vincent, and Jerome Williams to conduct basketball clinics and events that reached more than 400 youth from underserved areas. In so doing, Stinson helped contribute to SportsUnited's mission to foster greater understanding between people and cultures.