WNBA Prospect Profile
(Photo courtesy of Maryland)
Ataira Franklin - Maryland
Position:
Guard
Height:
5'11"
Birthdate:
1/14/1991 12:00:00 AM
Birthplace:
Bowie, MD
High School:
Riverdale Baptist
College Highlights
Finished her career ranked No. 3 in Virginia history in made 3s, 9th in steals, and 11th in career points. 2013-14: Led Cavaliers in scoring (20th in ACC) and blocks; drained personal-best 54 threes and ranked 10th in conference in 3PFG%. 2012-13: An All-ACC First Team pick by league’s Blue Ribbon Panel, Second Team pick by ACC coaches. In ACC play was 6th in scoring (15.6), 4th in FT% (.818), and 5th in steals (2.2 spg). 2011-12: Hon. Mention All-ACC after ranking 1-2 among Cavs in made 3s and scoring. 2010-11: Pacing UVA in scoring in ACC play earned her a spot on the conference’s All-Freshman Team. MISC: Parents Anthony and Lakita Franklin both played collegiate basketball at the Univ. of Illinois at Chicago. Is a studio art major with an emphasis in sculpture and a passion for drawing in charcoal.
College Statistics
Virginia
Season G FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2010-11 35 117 256 .457 53 64 .828 43 90 .477 149 50 35 27 330 9.42
2011-12 36 156 426 .366 83 109 .761 53 165 .321 144 59 79 25 448 12.4
2012-13 29 151 358 .421 69 87 .793 43 123 .349 125 74 64 21 414 14.2
2013-14 31 142 366 .388 89 110 .809 54 150 .360 136 85 56 18 427 13.7
totals 131 566 1406 .402 294 370 .794 193 528 .365 554 268 234 91 1619 12.3