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Kelly Faris's Bio

About Kelly Faris

Kelly Faris

Position: Guard

Height: 5-11

Weight: 154

Date of Birth: Jan. 16, 1991

College: Connecticut ‘13

High School: Heritage Christian (Indianapolis, Ind.)

Contract Status: Signed to a rookie contract.

Transactions: Selected by the Connecticut Sun in the first round (11th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft.

Career: Ruggedly built guard who plays with high energy…Good defender…Scrappy rebounder…Continues to work on outside shot.

2015  WNBA Season: Appeared in career-high 32 games with nine starts…Scored a career-high 12 points at Chicago (7/12)…Started that game 5-for-5 from the field, finished 5-7…Made field goals (5) were a career best…Had career-high four assists at Tulsa (8/16)…Had single-season career-highs for minutes, fields goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, three-pointers made and attempted, rebounds, assists, steals and points.

2014  WNBA Season: Appeared in 25 games…Had a season-high eight points against Atlanta (8/17)…Was 2 of 3 from three-point range against the Dream…Also registered season-highs for made field goals (3) and minutes (25) in that game…Averaged 6.9 minutes per game prior to finale.

2013  WNBA Season: Appeared in 24 games with three starts…Missed final 10 games with a foot injury…Scored a career-high 11 points in first start, against Atlanta (8/14)…Had career-high seven rebounds twice in last three games…Made all three three-point attempts against Atlanta (8/14)…Averaged 5.6 rebounds in last three games.

College: Completed  her Connecticut career with 1,107 points, 821 rebounds and 545 assists…Finished fifth on UConn’s all-time steals list with 294 thefts…Reached four Final Fours and won two National Championships with the Huskies…As a senior in 2012-13, was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, the BIG EAST Most Improved Player and All-BIG EAST Second Team…Earned Honorable Mention AP All America and USBWA All America Team honors as a senior…Was a finalist for the WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year in 2012-13…A member of both the 2013 All-NCAA Tournament Team and 2013 NCAA Tournament All-Bridgeport Regional Team…Was BIG EAST Honorable Mention as a sophomore after earning a spot on the BIG EAST All-Rookie team following her first season in Storrs…Started the last 115 games of her Connecticut career.

Personal: Born Kelly Elizabeth Faris on January 16, 1991…Parents are Connie and Bob Faris …A sport promotion and individual development major…Helped lead Heritage Christian to four straight state titles…Had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a senior in the Indiana Class 2A state championship game, a 60-58 victory over Oak Hill at Lucas Oil Stadium….Finished her career as Heritage’s all-time leader in rebounds (902), assists (526) and steals (442)…Ranks second among the school’s all-time scoring leaders (1,426 points)…Averaged roughly 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and 2 blocks during her senior season at Heritage Christian…Was team captain as a junior and senior…Competed for the East team in the McDonald’s All-America game as a senior…Also lettered in volleyball and track…Earned two gold medals with USA Basketball, one in 2098 with the U18 National Team and again in 2009 with the U19 National Team.

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