Smith Is Fastest WNBA Player To 3,000 Points

June 11, 2004 Lynx guard Katie Smith reached the 3,000-point plateau in Minnesota's 55-69 loss at Los Angeles. Smith, who tallied 18 points and now has 3,012 points in her WNBA career, achieved the milestone with an 18' jump shot with 14:13 remaining in the first half. Smith reached the mark in 167 games, faster than the three other players already in the 3,000-career-point circle (Lisa Leslie 172 games, Tina Thompson 195, Andrea Stinson 211).

The 5-11 guard is the all-time leading scorer in the history of women's professional basketball (ABL/WNBA) with 4,443 points. She scored 1,431 points in two-plus seasons with the Columbus Quest of the ABL.

Earlier this season, Smith moved past Jennifer Gillom into fourth place on the WNBA's all-time scoring list. A four-time All Star and four-time All-WNBA performer, Smith is a member of the U.S. Women's Basketball Team that will compete in the 2004 Olympics in Greece.

Smith's Scoring Milestones (through June 11, 2004)

WNBA Points
1 vs. Houston, June 19, 1999 (1st game)
500 at Miami, June 10, 2000 (36th game)
1000 at Portland, May 31, 2001 (63rd game)
1500 vs. Washington, July 27, 2001 (84th game)
2000 vs. Portland, July 10, 2002 (110th game)
2500 at Houston, July 1, 2003 (139th game)
3000 at Los Angeles, June 11, 2004 (167th game)

Professional Points (ABL/WNBA)
2000 at Houston, June 18, 2000 (125th game)
3000 at Phoenix, August 1, 2001 (173rd game)
4000 vs. Connecticut, July 10, 2003 (228th game)

WNBA Career Rank
10th vs. Orlando, June 29, 2002 (108th game)
9th vs. Washington, July 3, 2002 (110th game)
8th at Sacramento, July 28, 2002 (119th game)
7th at San Antonio, May 30, 2003 (128th game)
6th vs. Connecticut, July 10, 2003 (142nd game)
5th vs. San Antonio, July 16, 2003 (143rd game)
4th at Sacramento, May 22, 2004 (161st game)

ABL/WNBA Career Rank
1st vs. Washington, July 3, 2002 (196th game)