Lynx All-Star Candidate: Katie Smith

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6/14/03: Tied a WNBA record with 7 three-pointers
6/10/03: 300th three-pointer
6/4/02: Three-point record
7/1/02: Pro. scoring record
2002: Second-team All-WNBA
2001 record collection
Lynx All-Star candidates


Katie hits a '3', blocks Lisa Leslie, and assists another '3' against the Sparks:
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Guard/Forward * 5'11"
College: Ohio State '96
Fifth WNBA season
Acquired: Allocated by the WNBA on
May 3, 1999
WNBA Playerfile


Season notes:
Ranks fourth in the league in scoring (18.2 ppg), third in minutes (35.4 mpg), first in three-pointers made (25), and first in three-pointers attempted (58)
Scored a team-high 27 points Tuesday vs. Houston
Shooting 52.% over her past four games, including 13-for-24 from three-point range
Matched league records for three-pointers made in a game (seven) and half (five, first) in Saturday's win at Seattle
Scored a season-high 32 points in that game, the ninth 30-point effort of her WNBA career; she trails only Cynthia Cooper (16) in that category
Sank her 300th WNBA three-pointer in the first half on last week at L.A., becoming the first player in league history to reach that mark
Needs three treys to crack the 500 mark in her U.S. pro career
Has reached double figures in eight of the team's nine games to date
Has scored 103 of her 164 points in the second half (63 percent)
Averaging 11.4 points and hitting 47.3% after halftime
Scored 18 points 15 in the second half in that game
Led the team with 12 points and a season-high six rebounds Friday vs. New York
Scored a season-high 21 points May 30 at San Antonio
Had a team-high 19 points May 28 vs. Los Angeles
Contributed 12 points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 41 minutes as the Lynx defeated Houston for the first time ever
Handed out a game-high six assists on Opening Night vs. Sacramento

Notable:
Helped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2002 and 1998 FIBA World Championships
Earned a gold medal as a member of Team USA at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia
Played in 31 WNBA games a year ago, missing Opening Night due to a dislocated right index finger
The DNP stopped her consecutive-games streak at 94
Finished the year ranked eighth in scoring and first in minutes played
Three-time All-WNBA selection and three-time WNBA All-Star
Ranks first among leading scorers in U.S. women's pro basketball history (3,842 points)
Became the ninth player in WNBA history to reach the 2,000-point plateau
Ranks first on the WNBA's all-time three-pointers list (309)
Rewrote the WNBA record book in 2001, setting seven single-season marks as well as scoring a league-record 46 points on July 8
Played three seasons (86 games) for the ABL's Columbus Quest, averaging 16.7 ppg
Finished her four-year Ohio State career as the leading scorer in Big Ten women's basketball history (2,598 points)


Smith's Statistics
Year PPG RPG APG SPG MPG FG% 3P% FT%
2003* 18.2 3.60 2.3 0.78 35.4 .461 .431 .840
2002 16.5 3.00 2.5 1.03 36.7 .404 .330 .824
* Through June 17


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