Enters her senior season with 742 points and ranks seven on the Tigers' free throw shooting leaderboards at .758 (138-of-182)
Desire Finnie played in 29 games, starting 23. She averaged 9.4 points per game, while shooting 39.4 percent. She scored in double-figures 15 times, including a pair of 20-point games. Finnie scored In double-figures in eight-straight games from Dec. 4 to Jan. 5. She scored a season-best 23 points in the Tigers' win at Gonzaga (Dec. 31), hitting 11-of-18 from the field. Recorded 39 steals on the year, including a season-high four on three occasions. Connected on 74.5 percent from the free throw line (41-of-55).
Desire Finnie emerged as a sophomore, earning All-West Coast Conference Honorable Mention accolades. In 30 games, she averaged 11.4 points with 3.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game. Shot 43 percent from the field, including 47 percent from inside the three-point arc. Started 18 games and averaged 13.1 points per game as a starter. Finnie tallied in double figures in 17 of 30 games, with five games scoring 20 or more points. Scored 12 points off the bench to spark Pacific’s win at North Carolina (Nov. 25) and added 17 off the bench at Gardner-Webb (No. 28). She connected on 9-of-12 from the field against San Jose State (Dec. 12) for 21 points. Finnie tallied a career-high 25 points with a career-high nine rebounds against San Francisco (Dec. 23) and added 22 at BYU (Jan. 2), 24 at Gonzaga on 9-of-14 shooting (Jan. 23) and 22 at home against Gonzaga (Feb. 20). Finnie hit the game-winning bucket in the Tigers’ home win against Gonzaga with 4.8 seconds to go in overtime. Finnie recorded a season-high five steals on two occasions, at BYU (Jan. 2) and against Santa Clara (Feb. 27). Handed out a career-high five assists at Pepperdine (Feb. 13).
Played in 29 of 31 games for the Tigers as a freshman, averaging 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds. Shot .427 from the field (44-of-103) and .829 from the free throw line (34-of-41). With 256 minutes (8.8 per game), averaged 19.8 points per 40 minutes. Finnie saw her playing time increase in the second half of the season, averaging 12.4 minutes in the final 13 games and 5.2 in the first 18. Averaged 9.0 points per game in the final seven games of the year. Finnie hit double-figures in scoring three times, including her first with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting at Portland (Feb. 19). Added 12 points in the WNIT First Round against Sacramento State (Mar. 19), and scored a career-high 17 points against San Francisco (Feb. 28) on 7-of-10 shooting with a season-high five rebounds and two assists. Ripped four steals with eight points against Cal Maritime (Dec. 12).
Finnie, a 5-11, guard/forward, joined the Tigers from Berkeley High in Berkeley, Calif. MaxPreps rated her as a top 275 prospect nationally and a top 40 California prospect.
She helped lead the Yellow Jackets to NorCal championships the last three seasons, finishing as California runner-up in each year. Finnie scored 14 points with eight rebounds in the NorCal Regional Final. The standout defender earned All-East Bay honors from SFGate as a junior last season.
The daughter of Matthew Finnie and Shambala Ferguson, has younger brother and two younger sisters. She is majoring in communications.