WNBA Prospect Profile
(Photo courtesy of Connecticut)
Kelly Faris - Connecticut
Position:
Guard
Height:
5'11"
Birthdate:
01/16/91
Birthplace:
Plainfield, IN
High School:
Heritage Christian
College Highlights
Helped UConn reach Final Four in each of her first three seasons. Departs UConn ranked fifth among Huskies in career steals behind a foursome of players who went on to play in the WNBA (Nykesha Sales, Jennifer Rizzotti, Maya Moore, and Svetlana Abrasimova). 2012-13: Capped career by earning All-BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year honors and an All-BIG EAST Second Team berth. Through 33 games (3/12/13) was Huskies' leader in steals (4th in BIG EAST) and assists for second straight year; ranked fourth in scoring. Became only fourth Huskie ever to start 100 straight games, joining Renee Montgomery (140), Rizzotti (138), Jamelle Elliott (106). 2011-12: Led Huskies in assists, was second in steals, as UConn reached Final Four for a fifth straight time (her third straight). 2010-11: The All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention pick teamed with Moore and another future WNBA player, Tiffany Hayes, helping Huskies to Final Four. Led team in minutes played and was second in assists and steals. 2009-10: BIG EAST All-Rookie Team pick; saw action in every game alongside a trove of future WNBA players, including No. 1 overall picks Tina Charles and Moore, as well as Kalana Greene and Hayes, as UConn defeated Stanford for national title. PREP: Part of four state championship teams.
College Statistics
Connecticut
Season G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2009-10 39 55 144 .382 31 40 .775 17 63 .270 143 82 48 13 158 4.10
2010-11 38 102 240 .425 62 82 .756 30 97 .309 256 142 70 22 296 7.80
2011-12 38 85 194 .438 63 80 .788 23 73 .315 199 165 80 21 256 6.70
2012-13 37 139 261 .533 50 68 .735 45 111 .396 208 144 91 16 373 10.1
totals 152 381 839 .441 206 270 .763 115 344 .334 806 533 289 72 1083 7.10