Raina Perez

  • Height: 5’5

  • Position: Point Guard (1)

  • Birthdate: July 30, 1998

  • Nationality: American/Mexican (Dual passport)

  • College: NC State

Raina Perez 2020 – 2021 STATS

Fuerza Regia (Mexico D1)

12.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.6 apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3FG: 40.6%, FT: 90%

Raina Perez Scouting Report

Raina Perez is a WINNER. She is a prototypical point guard and a phenomenal leader that is very physical offensively and defensively. Raina is a knock-down shooter off the catch and off the bounce. On defense, she crowds offensive players, making them very uncomfortable, while her quick hands create steals.

2021-2022: NC State (ACC – D1 – Starting five) – 8.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.1 agp, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 91.7%
2020-21: NC State (ACC – D1 – Starting five) – 9.5 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.7 apg, FGP: 47.3%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 81.4%
2019-20: Cal State Fullerton (Big West – D1 – Starting five) – 19.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.2 apg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 35%, FT: 82%
2018-19: Cal State Fullerton (Big West – D1 – Starting five) – 13 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 5 apg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 80.6%

WNBA player with the Seattle Storm
Led NC State to the Final Four
Two-Time All-ACC Academic Team
2020 Big West Player of the Year


  • Played and started in all 36 games
  • Averaged 8.6 points, 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 28.6 minutes player per game
  • Scored in double figures in total of 17 games and dished out 3+ assists in 19 games
  • Tallied 18 points and shot 7-of-9 in Pack’s season opener against No. 1 South Carolina; marked her highest scoring game since joining the Wolfpack; shot 4-of-4 and posted nine points in the first quarter alone
  • Shot perfect 6-of-6 overall and 3-of-3 from long range in home win over Virginia; totaled 16 points in that game
  • Dished out 10 assists in Pack’s Elite Eight game against UConn, the most dishes by a Wolfpack player in NCAA Tournament history
  • Stellar all-around outing with 11 points, three three-pointers and eight assists in victory over Florida State
  • In Pack’s Sweet 16 win over Notre Dame, snagged a steal with 14 seconds remaining and laid in the go-ahead bucket to put NC State up one; hauled in a defensive board on Notre Dame’s next possession and iced the game away at the free throw line
  • Shot 38.6 percent from distance with multiple threes in 17 games; season-high three triples in six games
  • Team-leading 16 points in NCAA Tournament first round game against Longwood; shot 7-of-8 in win after starting the game 6-of-6
  • Tallied 13 points at Indiana, scoring 10 of those in the second half
  • Ranked 13th in program history in career NCAA Tournament points (77) in just seven games played in two years
  • On preseason watch list for Nancy Lieberman Award
  • All-ACC Academic Team member
  • Signed WNBA training camp contract with the Seattle Storm


  • All-ACC Honorable Mention, as voted on by the Blue Ribbon Panel
  • Top 10 finalist for the Lieberman Award, which honors the nation's best point guard
  • Played in 25 games and earned the start in 23
  • Averaged 32.4 minutes, 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists
  • Hit game-winning jumper in the 2021 ACC Tournament, knocking down a shot with 2.1 seconds remaining to secure NC State's victory
  • Finished the season leading the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.62), with that number ranking 14th nationally
  • Ranked second in ACC with 4.7 assists per game
  • Tied single-game program record for assists with 13 in the Pack's Feb. 7 game at North Carolina; turned the ball over just twice in that game
  • Put together five games with three or more assists and zero turnovers
  • Dished out three or more assists in 20 games and five or more assists in 12 games in addition to 12 double-figure scoring outings
  • Hit game-leading four threes in NC State's Feb. 21 win over Pitt, which tied as the most she's scored in a conference game in her career
  • Stepped into starting role in Pack's victory at No. 1 South Carolina. Posted 11 points and completed the night with four assists and zero turnovers
  • Surpassed 1,500 career points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament
  • All-ACC Academic Team member


  • 2020 Big West Player of the Year
  • Led the league in scoring with 19.8 points per game, a mark that was good for 14th nationally
  • Also owned national top-15 marks in field goals made (5th - 239) and final points (9th - 613)
  • Started all 31 games for Cal State Fullerton
  • Averaged 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists during her final season with the Titans
  • Scored 30+ points in four outings in 2019-20, including a career-high 34 points on three different occasions
  • Posted double figures in all but one game


  • All-Big West Honorable Mention
  • Played in 29 games, starting in 28 of those outings
  • Led the team in average minutes (35.9), points (13.0) and assists (5.0)
  • Recorded first career double-double at Cal Baptist with 13 points and 13 assists
  • Reached double figures in 23 of 29 games, including a 23-point performance in the squad's conference opener against Hawai'i


  • Redshirted the season
  • Appeared in all 30 games and earned nine starts
  • Averaged 10.1 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Totaled 303 points, 63 rebounds and 68 assists that season
  • Led all freshmen in the Big Sky Conference in scoring during league play with 11.9 points per game
  • Recorded 16 double-digit scoring performances and had two 20+ point outings
  • Made 39 three pointers, the second-most by a rookie in school history


  • 2016 All-Division I First Team
  • 2015 Division I Player of the Year and All-Section Team
  • Holds Millennium High School records for most points, assists and steals
  • Three-time high school MVP and three-year team captain
"We're very excited to add such a prolific scorer as Raina. A combo guard, she can create her own shot while also keeping her teammates involved. With the recent graduation of three talented guards, Raina brings much-needed experience and scoring ability to the position."