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Damiris Dantas
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Damiris Dantas's Bio

About Damiris Dantas

2016 Olympian (Brazil)

Transactions: Selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft… Signed with Minnesota on Apr. 2, 2014. Acquired by Atlanta in July.

2017 WNBA Season: Took the floor in all 34 games and started two for the Dream in 2017…Averaged 7.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game…  Chipped in 12 points and tied season-high of nine boards at Seattle (7/15)…Season high of nine rebounds at Dallas (7/5)…Nine big points off bench in win over New York (7/2)…Career high of 22 points off the bench in win at Seattle (6/13)…Played 27 minutes and added 12 points vs Chicago (5/21)…Force off bench with 16 points and 4 boards in win at Chicago (5/19)…Added 13 points off the bench in opening night win at Connecticut (5/13).

2016 WNBA Season: Sat out the 2016 season to play for the Brazilian National Team.

2014 WNBA Season: Finished her rookie season as the third-youngest player in the WNBA and the youngest to don a Lynx uniform since Candice Wiggins in 2008… Saw action in 30 games, missing the final four due to personal reasons… Averaged 6.0 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 1.2 apg in 21.8 mpg, shooting 51.1% from the floor and 76.0% from the FT line… Started the first 23 contests (with Minnesota going 17-6); she contributed 7.2 ppg (50.4%) and 5.8 rpg in 25.7 mpg as a starter… Grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds July 16 vs. Tulsa, part of her third point/rebound double-double… Totaled 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds June 15 vs. Phoenix; she netted 15 points and 11 rebounds June 8 at Los Angeles… Scored a season-high 17 points (sinking her only three-point attempt of the year) May 30 vs. San Antonio… Swiped three steals May 24 vs. New York, and logged a season-high 40:15 vs. Connecticut… Hauled in a game-high 12 rebounds May 16 at Washington; she’s the second player in league history to collect 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in her WNBA debut (Candace Parker, 2008)… Signed on Apr. 2; she was originally selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (12th overall) of the 2012 WNBA Draft.

PLAYOFFS

2014: Appeared in three playoff games, averaging 0.7 points and .3 assists per game.

INTERNATIONAL

2014: Represented Brazil at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Turkey where she averaged 3.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. 2013: Played with Brazil at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship in Xalapa, Veracruz in Mexico. 2012: Represented team Brazil at the 2012 London Games, finishing ninth in the tournament… 2011: Appeared in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship with Brazil, averaging 10.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game… Played with Brazil in the 2011 FIBA U19 Championship, earning tournament MVP honors… Led Brazil with 20.9 points and 12.6 rebounds per contest… Helped lead Brazil to a bronze medal, its first medal at the U19 World Championship… 2010: Appeared in the 2010 FIBA World Championship with Brazil… Averaged 5.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per contest off the bench… Played in the 2010 South American Championship, averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 rebounds… Represented Brazil in the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship, averaging 9.0 points and a team-high 10.6 rebounds… Averaged 19.7 points and 18.2 rebounds per contest during the 2010 South American U18 Championship.

OVERSEAS

2014-15: Helped Americana in the Brazilian League win the LBF Championship series, 2-1, averaging 17.4 points per game, 7.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24 games played. 2013-14: Played with Americana in the Brazilian League…Played in 18 games, averaging 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game…Shot 51.4% from the field and 83% from the free throw line… 2012-13: Played with Maranhao in the Brazilian league… Appeared in 10 games in the LBF, averaging 12.4 points, 8.7 rebounds per game while shooting 49.5% from the floor… Appeared in 11 games in Paulista play, averaging 11.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game… 2011-12: Appeared in 25 games with RC Celta Vigo in the Spanish League… Averaged 13.1 points and 7.0 rebounds in 27.2 minutes per game… Shot 38.7 percent from the floor, as well as 62.5 percent from the free throw line… Led the team in both points and rebounds.

PERSONAL: Born Nov. 17, 1992, in Ferraz de Vasconcelos, São Paulo, Brazil

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