Season in Review: Barb Farris

It's hard to believe, but the Liberty is now well into its 2006 off-season. The 10th Anniversary came and went this summer, and the team has parted ways as players have headed off to their respective off-season locations. We know you miss the team as much as we do, so join us as we take a look back at how some of your favorite Liberty players fared this season. This time: Barbara Farris

  • Bringing Barb In
    Barb Farris officially became a member of the Liberty on February 27, 2006 when she signed with the team as a free agent. She had spent the past six years of her career with the Detroit Shock, where she averaged 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 171 games. Farris brought championship experience with her to New York, as she was a member of the 2003 WNBA Champion Detroit team.

  • Barb’s Boards
    Farris reached a career milestone on June 13 when she grabbed her 500th rebound. She ended the season with a total of 178 boards.

  • Going the Distance
    Farris was one of only five players on the team to play in all 34 regular season games. She was also one of just two players, along with Shameka Christon, to start in all 34 games played.

  • Where She Stands
    Farris made her mark in her first season in New York. She ranked second on the team in rebounds (5.24) and third in assists per game (1.5). Farris also ranked fifth on the team in both points (7.7) and steals per game (.620).

  • Beyond the Basketball Court
    During the season, Farris often took time out to participate in events benefiting local children, speaking at events such as basketball camps. Farris, along with Loree Moore, also visited the Original SoupMan Store in Manhattan to dish out the Liberty Fruit Cup and Liberty goodie bags to kids from PS 161.

  • A Time for Work, A Time for Play
    Recently, Farris joined NBA Cares and KaBOOM! in building playgrounds in the Gulf region to commemorate the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. As a native of New Orleans, Farris was eager to do her part to help. Her demonstration of generosity is a perfect example of the Liberty and WNBA's commitment to the communities where we live and play.

    PHOTO GALLERY: Barb Farris in 2006 >>

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