2009 In Review: Kia Vaughn

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 center Kia Vaughn.

Season High Category Opp-Date
33 Minutes @ DET, 9/10
15 Points @ DET, 9/10
9 Rebounds @ CHI, 8/28
1 Assists 7X, 9/10
1 Steals 6X, 9/10
1 Blocks 3X, 9/1

Season: 1st
Position: Center
PPG: 4.8
RPG: 2.6
APG: 0.2
MPG: 11.6

THE SKINNY: Vaughn appeared in all 34 games, with one start in her rookie campaign. She posted in double digits four times, collected five or more rebounds on two occassions and led the team in boards three times.

ON THE RISE: Minutes. As the season grew old, Vaughn saw more action and even turned in a number of veteran performances. In the last five games of the summer, she averaged 23.4 mpg, 9.4 ppg and 3.2 rpg.

BREAKOUT GAME: Vaughn's breakout game was a memorable one, as she scored her first career start, on September 10th in Detroit. The Bronx rookie poured in 15 points, grabbed five rebounds, had one steal, one assist and logged 33 minutes on the night. Her tough play, alongside former college team-mate Essence Carson helped New York outscore the defending champs 33-19 in the fourth quarter and sent the game into overtime. Although the final result was not in the Libs' favor, Vaughn gave us a preview of her very bright future.

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

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