Born in: Paterson, NJ
Family: Is the second of three children
Went to school at: Rutgers University
Majored in: Psychology with a music minor
As a senior: Started in 27 of the 31 games she appeared in, averaging 10.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 34.7 minutes … Missed three games because of injury … Career average was 9.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg … Earned All-Big East Second Team and was awarded Big East Defensive Player of the Year title for the third straight season … Graduating as the 12th all-time best rebounder in Scarlet Knights history with 707 total … Ended her career as 17th on all-time scoring chart. View her highlights
Acquired: Selected as the overall seventh pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft
Number she’ll wear in New York: 17
Special Talent: Plays the piano, bass guitar, drums and saxophone
See her interviewed on MSG NY by clicking here.
Born in: West Palm Beach, FL
Went to school at: University of North Carolina
Majored in: Sociology and Afro American Studies
As a senior: Appeared and started in all 35 games, averaging 13.5 ppg and team-high 9.5 rpg … Named to State Farm All-America Team, USBWA All-America Team, AP All-America Second Team, ESPN.com All-America Second Team and All-ACC First Team … Ranked among top 15 in the ACC in seven statistical categories and earned the 2008 ACC Tournament MVP title … Became seventh player in ACC history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks in a career.
Acquired: Selected as the overall 14th pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft
Number she’ll wear in New York: 24
Born in: Cincinnati, OH
Went to school at: Duke University
Majored in: Women’s Studies
As a senior: Started 30 games, averaged 9.4 ppg, 3.1 rpg and 2.9 apg … Scored 1,256 career points (14th all-time) and handed out 496 career assists (4th all-time) as a Blue Devil … In the ACC Tournament, matched a career high with 22 points to lead Duke to an upset victory over fourth-ranked Maryland, and earned second team All-ACC Tournament accolades … Served as a tri-captain, scoring double-figures in 13 contests and hitting 30 three-pointers on the season.
Acquired: Selected as the overall 27th pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft
Number she’ll wear in New York: 23
Special Talent: Drawing
Read our Q&A with Smith here.
Born in: New Orleans, LA
Family: Five siblings
Went to school at: University of Tennessee
Majored in: Psychology
As a senior: Played in all 39 games, started in nine including every NCAA Tournament game … averaged 22.0 mpg and 5.3 ppg … Had more than two steals in 23 games and posted 10+ points 11 times … Won second consecutive national title.
Acquired: Selected as the overall 35th pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft
Number she’ll wear in New York: 15
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