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Dakota Whyte
Dakota  Whyte

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Toronto, Ontario

High School:
Notre Dame Catholic

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Experience:
3 letters

Dakota Whyte Photo Gallery | 2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats | 2014-15 Game-by_Game Stats

Of Note: Won a gold medal at the 2014 Jones Cup as a member of the Canadian National B Team ... member of the Canadian National team that competed in the 2011 FIBA 3-on-3 Youth World Championship in Rimini, Italy ... member of the 2012 Canadian Junior National team ... also represented Canada at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, aiding team to a fourth-place finish

2014-15: Played in all 29 games, starting 28, averaging 31.1 minutes per game ... ranked second on the team with 11.1 points per game ... ranked as the 10th most improved scorer in the Big Ten, upping her average by 4.9 points per game compared to last season ... scored in double figures in 19 games ... led team in scoring in eight games ... had a career-high 20 points at Minnesota (Feb. 11) ... also added a career-high 10 assists vs. the Golden Gophers for her first career double-double ... ranked third on the team with 17 made 3-pointers ... shot .397 percent from the field, including 29.8 percent from behind the arc ... led the team with 71 made free throws ... shot 68.3 percent from the line ... added 2.9 rebounds per game ... tied her career high with seven rebounds vs. South Carolina (Nov. 27) ... led team in rebounding in one game ... recorded a team-high 110 assists (3.8/game) ... ranked 15th in the Big Ten with 3.8 assists per game ... had at least one assist in 28 of 29 games ... led team in assists in 13 games ... led the team with 42 steals (1.5/game) ... had a career-high five steals at Michigan State (Jan. 25) ... had two-or-more steals in 14 games ... led team in steals in 14 games ... tied her career high of one block in five games

2013-14: Played in all 29 games, starting 16, averaging 23.9 minutes per game ... averaged 6.2 points per game for fifth on the team ... scored in double figures in six games ... scored a career-high 18 points vs. Drake (Nov. 10), shooting 56.3 percent (9-16) from the field ... netted 11 points and career highs of seven rebounds and six assists at Milwaukee (Nov. 14) ... netted 12 points and tied her career high of seven rebounds at Marquette (Dec. 7) ... scored 13 points and recorded two rebounds, one assist and two steals vs. Northwestern (March 2) ... made a career-high five free throws vs. the Wildcats, going 5-for-8 from the free throw line ... tied her career-best of three steals and netted 14 points at Vanderbilt (Nov. 30) ... played a good all-around game vs. Iowa (Jan. 12), tallying nine points on 4-of-8 shooting, including one 3-pointer ... also added four rebounds, three assists with only one turnover, and two steals vs. the Hawkeyes ... scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting vs. Indiana (Jan. 15) ... also tied her career best with three steals and added three assists and five rebounds vs. the Hoosiers ... added 2.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals per game

2012-13: Played in 28 games, averaging 11.3 minutes per game, starting one ... missed three games in December due to injury ... averaged 2.4 points per game ... made her first start against Indiana (Feb. 10), scoring four points and dishing off four assists ... scored a career-high 13 points against Alabama (Dec. 1), shooting 6-of-9 from the floor ... also had a career-best five rebounds against the Crimson Tide ... scored eight points at Miami (Dec. 29), making the first 3 pointer of her career ... scored eight points and tied her career best with five rebounds at Illinois (Feb. 18) ... also had five rebounds at Ohio State (Feb. 7) ... averaged 1.3 rebounds per game ... dished off a career-best four assists in three games ... averaged 1.1 assists per game ... tallied her first career block against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament (March 8) ... also played a career-high 26 minutes vs. the Boilermakers

High School: Member of the Canadian National team that competed at the 2011 FIBA 3-on-3 Youth World Championships in Rimini, Italy ... member of the 2012 Canadian Junior National team ... also represented Canada at the first ever Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010, aiding Canada to a 4-0 record in the preliminary round, en route to a fourth-place finish ... won a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2011 17U National Championships and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player ... averaged 14 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game at the championship ... also helped Ontario win silver at the 2010 17U National Championships in Toronto, Ontario, earning a spot on the first all-star team ... also played for Advantage Basketball rep under Coach Chris Smalling ... 2012 Junior Elite League All-Star ... averaging 23 points, six assists, nine rebounds and 4 steals through the first part of her rep ball season

Personal: Parents are Leisa Washington and Donovan Whyte, and Gary Ramage ... has one brother Cameron (13) ... nickname is DK ... born Oct. 29 ... major is community and non-profit leadership

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Career Highs

Points: 20 at Minnesota, 2-11-15
Field Goals: 9 vs. Drake, 11-10-13
Field Goal Att: 18 vs. Nebraska, 1-22-15
Field Goal %: .750 (6-8) vs. Indiana, 1-15-14
3-pt FG: 3 (2x; MR at Minnesota, 2-11-15)
3-pt FG Att: 5 (6x; MR vs. Northwestern, 2-22-15)
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (1-1); (9x; MR at Iowa, 2-26-15)
Free Throws: 8 vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
Free Throw Att: 10 vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14
Free Throw %: .875 (7-8) vs. Marquette, 12-6-14
Rebounds: 7 (3x; MR vs. South Carolina, 11-27-14)
Assists: 10 at Minnesota, 2-11-15
Steals: 5 at Michigan State, 1-25-15
Blocks: 1 (12x; MR vs. Purdue, 1-15-15)
Minutes: 40 (2x MR vs. vs. East Carolina, 11-28-14)

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose Wisconsin for the coaches, the academics, the basketball and the beautiful campus."

Off the Court with Dakota

Favorites - Spot on campus: Nancy Nicholas Hall; Movie: Friends with Benefits; TV Show: New Girl; Book: The Alchemist; Car: Any type of Audi; Athlete: Russell Wilson; Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant; Sports team: Los Angeles Lakers

First started basketball: six years old

Most memorable basketball game: Winning Nationals with my Team Ontario

My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: We work so hard

Before each game, I: Pray

Best UW road trip: Going to a country place in Nashville

One word that describes the team: Hilarious

One word that describes me: Outgoing

My teammates say I am: Slow

Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Bible Study

Most memorable basketball achievement: Going 36-0 with my high school team

What is your best basketball memory? Winning the Jones Cup with my Canadian National

Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Toronto

If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: You can take another step

What is the first basketball memory that you have? Being a bench warmer for the first year of my career

This summer, I: went to Taiwan with my National Team

Is there something significant about your uniform number? I play for my paraplegic best friend Tammy

What would you be doing if you weren’t playing collegiate basketball? Working for Nike or starting my own non profit

Dream as a collegiate player: To win the Big Ten championship

Team goal for the season: Do better than last year

Individual goal for the season: Do the best I can every game

If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: practice with the team

The best thing about Madison is: The Terrace

Fantasy job/career: Venture capitalist

Person most admired/role model: My mom

My most prized possession is: My Jordan 1s

I can’t live without: My mom

My secret addiction is: Frosted Cheerios

Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I love to sing

You won’t catch me eating: Mangos

Nobody knows how much I love to: Eat

Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: cell phone

If I could live any place in the world it would be: Bora Bora

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: Jay Z and Beyonce’s House

A non-athletic talent I have is: A good eye for sneakers

Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: I'd love to be a great singer

If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Jay Z, Oprah, God

If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Jay Z

If I had a million dollars: Give some away, give some to my mom

Post-college plans: Hopefully continue playing

Career goal: Do the best I can

Most famous person I’ve ever met: Drake

My dream date would be: Somewhere on a beach

What are you most thankful for? My Health

What are you passionate about? My Family

My favorite quote or motto is: When it gets hard you get stronger

The best advice I have ever gotten is: impossible is nothing

My worst habit is: Overthinking

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"It means a lot to me, especially because I am Canadian. It makes me feel I'm a part of another community."

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