It's already been a big year for basketball sensation Cameron Brink. A dominant final season in the NCAA, graduating from Stanford, and getting drafted second overall to the WNBA are just a few of the accomplishments on her resume so far. Now she's setting her sights even higher, as she will make her Olympic debut in the women's 3x3 basketball tournament in Paris.

Learn more about the Los Angeles Sparks rookie here.

Athlete bio

How old is Cameron Brink?

Cameron Brink is 22 years old and was born on December 31, 2001.

Where is Cameron Brink from?

Cameron Brink was born in Princeton, NJ but moved to Beaverton, OR. She also lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands for three years.

When did Cameron Brink start playing basketball?

Cameron Brink first went to a basketball camp when she was eight or nine, but says she originally hated the sport, in part due to how big a deal basketball was in her family. It wasn’t until she moved back to the U.S. and attended a camp at Stanford that she started to fall in love with the game and play competitively.

How tall is Cameron Brink?

Cameron Brink is six-foot-four.

Who are Cameron Brink’s parents?

Cameron Brink’s parents are Michelle Bain-Brink and Greg Brink, both of whom played basketball at Virginia Tech. Michelle was college roommates with Stephen Curry’s mom, Sonya, and her godfather is Dell Curry. She also has an older brother named Cy.

What are some fun facts about Cameron Brink?

  • Cameron Brink comes from a family of basketball players, including both of her parents, her godfather Dell Curry and her godbrother Stephen Curry
  • Cameron Brink didn’t want to play basketball to try and separate herself from her family as a child and had to be bribed to attend a basketball camp. Instead, she was interested in art.
  • Cameron Brink likes 3x3 basketball because it forces her to develop a wide array of skills and play outside of her comfort zone as a post player

Career highlights:

Where did Cameron Brink go to college?

Cameron Brink went to college at Stanford where she helped the Cardinal to a NCAA championship in 2021 during her freshman year. She is also a four-time Pac-12 champion.

What awards did Cameron Brink win in college?

Cameron Brink won the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and Lisa Leslie award in 2024 during her final season at Stanford. She also was awarded the WBCA Defensive Player of the Year in 2023. 

When was Cameron Brink drafted?

Cameron Brink was drafted second overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

How many gold medals does Cameron Brink have?

Cameron Brink has won three gold medals with USA Basketball, with the most recent coming at the 2023 FIBA 3x3 World Cup, where she was named tournament MVP. She also won gold at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup and the 2018 FIBA U17 World Cup.

The road to Paris

Is Cameron Brink going to the Paris Olympics?

Cameron Brink was one of four athletes named to the U.S. women’s 3x3 team and will look to lead the team to another gold medal in Paris.


How is Cameron Brink playing in 2024:

Cameron Brink is having a strong rookie season in 2024, and as of June 10 is averaging 8.2 points per game, is second on her team with 5.9 rebounds per game and leads the Sparks with 2.8 blocks per game.