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DeWanna Bonner's Bio

About DeWanna Bonner

DEWANNA BONNER #24

Height: 6-4

Weight: 143

Birthdate: August 21, 1987

Birthplace: Fairfield, Alabama

College: Auburn, ‘09

Acquired: Selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2009.

 

WNBA CAREER

Named an All-Star for first time in her career during 2015 season, finishing the game with two points and five assists

Two-time WNBA champion with Phoenix (2009 and 2014)

Named to All-WNBA First team in 2015

Three-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011)…..only player in league history to win the award multiple times…..only player in league history to win a voted-on postseason award in three consecutive seasons

Enters 2016 season ranked third on the Mercury all-time scoring list with 3,155 points

Has played in 200 of a possible 204 games in her six WNBA seasons…..missed two games in 2010 (mild concussion) and two games in 2012 (sore back)

Led the Mercury in scoring in 2015 with 15.8 points per game and in 2012 with a career-high 20.6 points…only player not named Diana Taurasi to lead the Mercury in scoring since 2004

Has played in 233 of a possible 238 games in her seven WNBA seasons…..missed two games in 2010 (mild concussion), two games in 2012 (sore back) and the final game of 2014 for rest

Matched or outscored opponent’s entire bench nine times when coming off the bench herself

Has scored at least 20 points off the bench eight times, the most in franchise history…..owns five of the top nine scoring efforts off the bench in franchise history

Enters the season ranked fourth on the Mercury all-time scoring list with 2,634 points, needing 366 points for 3,000 career

Scored 2,000th career point on July 10, 2013 vs. San Antonio

Scored 1,000th career point August 11, 2011 vs. Atlanta

Grabbed 1,000th career rebound on August 9, 2013 vs. Tulsa

Grabbed 500th career rebound August 2, 2011 at Minnesota

Led the Mercury in scoring in 2012 with a career-high 20.6 points, becoming the first player not named Diana Taurasi to lead the team in scoring since 2004

June 6, 2009: Became first rookie in franchise history to record a double-double in a WNBA debut with 16 points and 11 rebounds

Ranks second in franchise history record for career double-doubles with 24

Owns 29 career double-digit rebound games, the second-most in franchise history behind Candice Dupree (34)

Owns the highest career rebounding average in franchise history (6.0)

Owns 13 career 20-point, 10-rebound games, the most in franchise history

Recorded five 20-point, 10-rebound games during the 2012 season, tying Jennifer Gillom’s record for the most in a single-season

One of just five players in franchise history to record multiple 30-point games in a single season (three in 2012). Others: Taurasi, Taylor, Pondexter, Gillom, Reed

Signed a multi-year contract extension as a restricted free agent on March 31, 2015…..signed a multi-year contract extension as a restricted free agent on April 11, 2013

Originally selected with the fifth overall pick (first round) in the 2009 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2009

 

2015 SEASON
Was one of only two WNBA players (Maya Moore) to average at least 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

Teamed with Brittney Griner to make the Mercury one of only two teams with a pair of teammates in the top-10 in scoring

Nailed a game-winning three-pointer as time expired on August 4 to beat Tulsa

Appeared in 104 straight games over the
past three seasons before missing the season
finale

Led the team in steals for the secondconsecutive
season with 44 steals on the year

Finished with a career high in assists for a season, dishing a team-high 110 assists in 2015

Recorded 18-straight double-figure scoring performances to begin the season, finishing with 28 on the year

Scored 20 or more points in five of the Mercury’s first six games of the season, and did so 11 times throughout the year

Mercury went 9-2 in games she scored at least 20 points

Finished with a season-high 10 rebounds at Atlanta on August 2, which was her only double-figure rebounding performance of the season

Scored a season-high 34 points in the win against Chicago on July 28, shooting 10-of-17 from the field and knocking down all 11 free throw attempts

Recorded a double-double (20 points, 11 rebounds) in a series-clinching Game 2 against Tulsa in the Western Conference Semifinals

Scored a 2015 playoff-high 21 points in the 67-60 loss to Minnesota in the Western Conference Finals

2014 SEASON

Evolved her game into being the team defensive stopper and led the team with 49 steals

Has appeared in 70 straight games…..started all 34 games in 2014

Shot 45-9-percent (129-of-181) from the field which was the second-best performance in her career and recorded 19 double-digit scoring games

May 18, 2014: Notched a double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing a season-high 11 rebounds at Los Angeles

June 10 – 16: Recorded double figures in four straight games

July 24: Scored a season-high 22 points at Los Angeles on 7-of-9 shooting

Twice recorded games of four steals, May 18 at Los Angeles and June 27 at Indiana

Averaged 11.3 points and 6.0 rebounds while starting all eight Mercury playoff games…..played in 286 of 320 possible minutes during the 2014 Playoffs, the most on the Mercury

Scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds in a series-clinching Game 2 against Los Angeles in the Western Conference Semifinals

Grabbed nine rebounds in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals vs. Chicago

 

COLLEGE CAREER

Led the SEC in scoring in 2008-09, becoming the first Auburn player to do so

As a senior in 2008-09, posted averages of 21.1 points (9th- NCAA Division I) and 8.5 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game

Was one of eight players in the country ranked in the top 25 in scoring and top 80 in rebounding in 2008-09

Posted eight double-doubles in 2008-09

Second player ever at Auburn to lead the team in scoring and rebounding all four years (Becky Jackson, 1981-84)

Started all 126 games in which she appeared at Auburn

Set an Auburn career scoring record with 2,162 points (prev. Becky Jackson)

Set an Auburn single-season scoring record of 716 points (prev. Carolyn Jones)

Ranks second on Auburn’s all-time rebounding list with 1,047 total rebounds

Her 600 career free throws stands as a school record, surpassing the previous mark by more than 150 made free throws

Averaged 17.2 points and 8.3 rebounds in four seasons at Auburn

SEC Player of the Year (2009)

Naismith, Wooden and Wade Award Finalist (2009)

State Farm/WBCA All-America First Team (2008-09)

USBWA and ESPN.com First Team All-American (2008-09)

AP Second Team All-American (2008-09

Honorable Mention All-American (2007-08

Three-time First Team All-SEC (2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07)

Associated Press First Team All-SEC (2007-08)

SEC All-Tournament Team (2007-08)

SEC All-Freshman Team (2005-06)

 

INTERNATIONAL

Spent the last three offseasons playing for Nadezhda Orenburg in Orenburg, Russia…..in 2014-15 averaged 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds…..in 15 Euroleague games in 2014-15 averaged a team-high 16.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game…..averaged 22.7 points and 8.4 rebounds in 36.2 minutes during Euroleague play in 2013-14…..in 2012-13, ranked second in rebounding (10.5 rebounds per game) during Euroleague play while averaging 15.8 points in 34.7 minutes played per game

Spent the 2010-11 offseason playing for Rivas Ecopolis in Madrid, Spain. Ranked third in scoring (18.8 points per game) and ninth in rebounding (8.5 rebounds) for Euroleague play

Was named a 2011 Euroleague All-Star

Was named Euroleague Player of the Week Dec. 11, 2010 following a 33-point, 13-rebound performance

Spent 2009-10 offseason playing for Frisco Sika Brno in Brno, Czech Republic

Gold medalist – USA Basketball U21 National Team FIBA Americas U21 Championship

Gold medalist – USA Basketball U20 National Team in FIBA Americas U20 Championship

 

PERSONAL

Daughter of LaShelle Bonner and Greg McCall

Has three siblings: two sisters (Vin’Centia Dewberry & Erica Mccall) and one brother (Justin Mccall)

Wears No. 24 in honor of her mother, who wore the number in high school

Attended Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Alabama, where she became the first athlete in school history to have her jersey retired on April 24, 2009

Favorite TV shows are SportsCenter, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Sanford & Son

Aside from basketball, enjoys volleyball and cooking

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