2009 In Review: Erlana Larkins

How those summer months breeze by and another Liberty season is in the books again. As the weather transitions into fall and players begin to part ways en route to off-season endeavors, NYLiberty.com is handing in its season homework – a final report, which takes a look back at how each member of the team faired in the franchise's 13th summer. Today’s chapter of the report looks at forward Erlana Larkins.

Season High Category Opp-Date
16 Minutes WAS, 9/13
9 Points WAS, 9/13
6 Rebounds 2X, 9/4
2* Assists 2X, 9/8
2* Steals 2X, 9/13
1* Blocks 3X, 9/13

Season: 2nd
Position: Forward
PPG: 2.4
RPG: 1.7
APG: 0.4
MPG: 7.6

(*) denotes career-high

THE SKINNY: Larkins appeared in 18 games this season, with 16 DNP's (coach's decision). She collected five or more rebounds once and led the team in boards once.

ON THE RISE: Larkins free throw percentage made a jump from .589-percent in her rookie campaign to .696-percent in her sophomore season.

BREAKOUT GAME: As injuries plagued the Liberty late in the season, the second-year power post saw more minutes towards the end of the summer. Similar to last year's regular season finale, Larkins turned in her highest scoring game in New York's final game of the summer on September 13th against the Mystics. A perfect field goal shooting performance led to a season-high nine points to help the Liberty finish off the season with a win. She also added three rebounds, a career-high two steals and a blocked shot.

Review more of Larkins' ride through the 2009 season and previous seasons via her WNBA.com Playerfile.

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