Transactions: Selected by the San Antonio Stars in the second round (17th overall) in the 2007 WNBA Draft…Traded to the Atlanta Dream with the rights to Chioma Nnamaka and a 2009 first-round pick in exchange for Ann Wauters, Morenike Atunrase and a 2009 second-round pick…Traded to the Seattle Storm for a 2009 second-round pick in 2008…Traded to Connecticut along with Storm teammate Shekinna Stricken for Renee Montgomery and 2015 first- and second-round picks.
Career: Savvy veteran who has logged over 7,000 minutes in 268 regular season games…High on-court IQ who makes teammates better…Brings finesse to the position, but is not afraid to get physical…Will play some minutes at center…Surpassed 1,500 career points last season…Needs 177 rebounds.
2014 WNBA Season: Started all 33 games she played…Set a career record of 425 total points in the season (12.9 avg. ppg)…Had career-high 31 points against Minnesota (6/27)…Recorded one double-double against Atlanta (8/7), including career-high 12 defensive rebounds and season-high 13 total rebounds…Attempted career-high 19 field goals against New York (7/24).
2013 WNBA Season: One of three Seattle players to start all 34 games… Scored season-high 23 points at San Antonio (6/21)…Set career-highs against Washington (6/18) for three-point field goals made(3) and attempted (5)…Scored her 2,000th career point at Phoenix (8/6)… Recorded three double-doubles…Made a single-season career best 114 (114-of-142) free throws.
2012 WNBA Season: Started all 34 games… Recorded the 200th steal and 200th assist of her career at Los Angeles (5/22)… Scored what was then a career-high 27 points and team-high nine rebounds against Connecticut (7/1), reaching 1,500 career points at the same time…Set another career high with 28 points at Tulsa (9/8)…Grabbed her 1,000th career rebound against Connecticut (9/16)…Had a team-high 19 double-digit scoring games… Led the Storm in rebounds on 11 occasions…Second on the team in scoring with 11.3 ppg.
2011 WNBA Season: Started all 33 games…Posted a season high 19 points at home against Tulsa (8/11)…Led the Storm in points (17), rebounds (5), and assists (5, tying a career high) in the last regular season game versus Chicago (9/11).
In the Playoffs: Recorded her first double-double of the season with 17 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Phoenix (9/15)…Had 14 points including 8-8 from the free throw line in Game 2 against Phoenix (9/17).
2010 WNBA Season: Started in all 34 games…Scored a season high 22 points against Los Angeles (8/21)…Finished the season ranked 10th in free throw percentage and 6th in steals per game… Led the team in scoring once, and in rebounds twice…Scored in double figures in 20 games… Pulled down 10-plus rebounds once… Posted one double-double… Reached 1,000th career points against Tulsa (8/7).
In the Playoffs: Won first WNBA Championship… Averaged 11.3 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 28.7 minutes over seven games.
2009 WNBA Season: Only Storm player to start all 34 games…Tied for eighth in the WNBA in total rebounds (222)…Led team in rebounds 14 times… Scored 10-plus points 17 times… Scored a season-high 20 points against Phoenix (8/4)…Had 10 or more rebounds five times…Recorded three double-doubles…Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds versus Atlanta (8/29)…Played a career-high 51 minutes versus Los Angeles (7/22). In the Playoffs: Averaged 7.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, one assist and 34 minutes per game.
2008 WNBA Season: Averaged 12.2 ppg and 5.6 rpg in 13 starts for the Storm after being traded from Atlanta on June 22nd…In less than a full season, established herself as one of the Storm’s all-time biggest acquisitions…Stepped into the starting lineup when Lauren Jackson missed the final 13 games of the season.
2007 WNBA Season: Averaged three points, 4.5 rebounds and 20.9 minutes as a rookie with the San Antonio Silver Stars…Shot 41.2 percent from the field…Named to the WNBA’s All-Rookie Team.
College: As a four-time all-ACC selection at North Carolina…Finished with more than 1,700 points, 800 rebounds, 250 assists and 250 steals during her collegiate career…As a senior, averaged 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game along with 99 steals to help the Tar Heels to the Final Four…Ranked among the top 20 all-time at UNC in scoring…Named an Honorable Mention All-America by the Associated Press following her junior year…Averaged 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds as a junior… As a sophomore, averaged 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in the ACC tournament, including a 23-point game against Duke in the finals…Named the 2004 ACC Rookie of the Year… Was the only freshman selected as a finalist for Kodak All-American honors…Became the first Tar Heel to be named first team All-ACC as a freshman.
Personal: Full name is Marissa Camille Little…Daughter of Robert and Elaine Little…Has an older sister, Brandi… Father played for the Harlem Globetrotters… Named Associated Press North Carolina Player of the Year as a high school senior… Two-time North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year as a prep athlete… Led her high school to a state championship with a 30-0 record in 2001… Member of the National Honor Society…Majored in communication studies.