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Kelsey Bone's Bio

About Kelsey Bone

Kelsey Bone

Position: Forward/Center

Height: 6-4

Weight: 215

Date of Birth: December 31, 1991

College: Texas A&M ‘13

High School: Dulles (Houston, Texas)

Contract Status: Signed to a rookie contract.

Transactions: Selected by the New York Liberty fifth overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft…Traded to the Sun on April 14, 2014 as part of a deal that included the fourth pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft and New York’s first round pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft for Tina Charles…Traded to the Mercury on June 25, 2016 in a deal for Courtney Williams, draft rights to Jillian Alleyne and a 2017 second round pick (via San Antonio).

Career: Powerful low post presence who does not shy away from contact…Good shooting touch…Agile and athletic enough to go around defenders, strong enough to go through them….Reached 1,000 points and 500 rebounds during 2015 season…Named 2015 WNBA Most Improved Player…Named to the WNBA Eastern Conference All Star team for the first time in 2015.

2015  WNBA Season: Appeared in 33 games with 33 starts…Capped breakthrough season by receiving WNBA Most Improved Player Award…Also earned spot on WNBA Eastern Conference All Star team…Established new single-season career highs in 10 statistical categories…Led team with career-high 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game…Scored career-high 31 points against Chicago (9/13)…Had 27 points and a career-high-tying 14 rebounds at Phoenix (6/19)…Scored in double figures a career-best 27 times, including the last seven games of the season…Scored 20 or more points seven times…Had single-season high five double-doubles…Had single-season career highs for assists (66), steals (26), blocked shots (19), rebounds (208), defensive rebounds (159), made field goals (224), field goal attempts (441), and free throws made (61) and attempted (98)…Made field goals were the third most in franchise history…Scored 1,000th career point at San Antonio (9/4)…Collected 500th career rebound at Washington (8/9).

2014  WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games with 26 starts…Averaged 9.3 points per game, 2.4 more than her rookie season…Reached double figures in 17 games…Tied a career-high with 20 points at Chicago (5/30)…Set a new career high with 14 rebounds at Atlanta (7/1)…Had three double-doubles…Averaged 11.4 points and 7.1 rebounds over the last 10 games of the season…Averaged 16 points and nine rebounds over a three-game stretch from July 23-29…Scored her 500th career point against Chicago (8/5).

2013  WNBA Season: Appeared in  34 games with two starts…Averaged 6.9 points and 5.4 rebounds…Had a career-high 20 points at Los Angeles (7/4)…Made 10 of 13 shots from the field at LA, and also had eight rebounds…Finished the season with two double-doubles…Scored in double figures 11 times…Averaged 10.3 points with 14 rebounds in final three Liberty games, shooting 48.2 percent from the field…Was 8 of 12 from the field with 19 points and 14 rebounds in consecutive games.

College: As a senior, was named to the All-America Third Team (AP), Honorable Mention (WBCA), All-SEC First Team and was one of 15 finalists for the Wooden Award… Named SEC Tournament MVP after leading Aggies to conference title… Ranked first, second, and third in SEC, respectively, in FG% (8th in Div. 1), rebounding, and scoring… As a junior, was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team… Led team in points (11.9) and rebounds (6.9)… Sat out her sophomore season due to NCAA transfer rules…Spent her freshman season at the University of South Carolina… Was named Southeastern Conference (SEC) Newcomer of the Year, Second Team All-SEC and to the SEC All-Freshman Team… Led the SEC with 9.2 rebounds per game, and also ranked 49th nationally… Ranked eighth in the league in scoring (14.0 ppg), the best of any SEC freshman.

Personal: Kelsey Reneé Bone was born December, 31, 1991 in Houston, Texas… 2009 McDonald’s John Wooden National High School Player of the Year…Made three appearances on the Parade All-America Team… Daughter of Kim Courville-Williams and Warren Bone…Has two younger siblings, brother, Donovan Williams, and sister, Lindsey Bone… Godfather, Antonio Davis, played 13 NBA seasons… Maternal grandfather, Kermit Courville, was a legendary football and track coach in Galveston… Father, Warren Bone, played football at Texas Southern… Having already dipped her toe in the media business as the host of the A&M women’s basketball TV show, eyes future on-camera career on “Good Morning America.”

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