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Lynetta Kizer's Bio

About Lynetta Kizer

Position: Forward

Height: 6-4

Weight: 230

Date of Birth: April 4, 1990

College: University of Maryland

High School: Potomac (Dumfries, VA)

Drafted: Drafted in the third round (29th overall) by the Tulsa Shock in the 2012 WNBA Draft on April 16, 2012

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Has played in 166 games with 28 starts over six seasons
  • Career totals include 1,028 points, 477 rebounds, 85 steals, 54 assists and 40 blocks
  • An athletic, dominant rebounder
  • Consistent ability to hit the mid-range jumper
  • Career averages of 6.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and a (.485) field goal percentage in 13.5 minutes per game
  • Reached 1,000 career points at New York on July 19, 2017

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Traded to the Connecticut Sun along with the eighth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft, in exchange for Camille Little and the rights to Jillian Alleyne in a three-way trade involving Phoenix and Indiana on February 21, 2017
  • Appeared in 20 games with one start
  • Missed 14 games because of a back injury
  • Had a season-high 16 points at Chicago (5/28)
  • Scored in double figures six times
  • Had season-high eight rebounds at Washington (5/31)
  • Scored her 1,000th career point at New York (7/19)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:

  • Appeared in 33 games including 12 starts for Indiana
  • Averaged 9.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game
  • Posted a season and career-high 21 points on a career-best (10) made field goals against New York (7/21)
  • Scored in double-figures 16 times
  • Collected a season-high eight rebounds against Connecticut (9/13)
  • Scored a career-high 318 points on the season
  • Ranked sixth in the WNBA in field goal percentage (.556) (139-250)
  • Collected a season and career-high five steals against Atlanta (7/15)

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:

  • Played in 33 games, notching 14 starts for the Fever
  • Averaged 8.3 points and 3.5 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game
  • Made a career-high 51 free throws on 58 attempts (.879) on the season
  • Collected a career-high 11 rebounds against Los Angeles (8/18)
  • Had a career-high 116 season rebounds
  • Also saw a career-high in minutes played (591)
  • Ranked 10th in the WNBA in field goal percentage (.491)

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH INDIANA:

  • Traded to Indiana along with a 1st-round pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft, in exchange for a 2nd-round draft pick and Erin Phillips on March 11, 2014
  • Appeared in 31 games and made one start for the Fever
  • Averaged 3.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game
  • Logged the first double-double of her career (13 points, 10 rebounds) against Connecticut (6/17)
  • Posted a season-high 16 points (7-for-10 shooting) at San Antonio (7/26)

2013 HIGHLIGHTS WITH PHOENIX:

  • Played in 27 games for Phoenix
  • Averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game
  • Scored a season-best 10 points against Indiana (6/8)
  • Pulled down a season-high six rebounds against Tulsa (8/20)
  • Logged a season-high 28 minutes against San Antonio (9/13)

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH TULSA:

  • Waived by Tulsa on June 18, 2012
  • Signed as a free agent by Phoenix on August 31, 2012
  • Appeared in seven games with the Tulsa Shock before being waived and later signed by Phoenix
  • She closed the year with the Mercury, averaging 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15 games

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • In the 2014-15 WNBA offseason, she played in Turkey for Hatay
  • Was second in the Turkish League in scoring with 19.0 points per game
  • She averaged 7.2 rebounds and finished with a (.470) field goal percentage
  • During the 2013-14 WNBA offseason, was a member of Good Angels Kosice in Slovakia
  • She averaged 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in EuroLeague competition

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In 2011, averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior for Maryland
  • Named honorable mention All-ACC and ACC Sixth Player of the Year
  • Registered a career-high 25 points off 8-for-11 shooting against St. Joseph’s (11/22)
  • She notched 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds against sixth-ranked Miami (2/12)
  • Was selected to the U.S. World University Games team
  • She averaged 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the 2011 WUG as Team USA won gold
  • In 2010, she was Maryland’s second-leading scorer as a junior, starting all 32 games and posting averages of 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds
  • Named second team All-ACC
  • Scored in double figures in 26 of 32 games and in 12 of 14 ACC games
  • Registered 10 double-doubles on the year
  • In 2009, paced all Maryland scorers with 12.9 points per game, starting 29 of 34 contests as a sophomore
  • Led the club with 7.8 rebounds per game and finished the year with 10 double-doubles
  • In 2008, averaged 11.1 points and 7.4 boards as a freshman at Maryland, starting 35 of 36 games
  • Named the ACC Rookie of the Year

PERSONAL:

  • Lynetta Janae Kizer was born April 4, 1990 in Woodbridge, Virginia
  • She is the daughter of Yvonne and Keither Kizer
  • Has an older brother, Dominique, and a younger sister, Quiana
  • Majored in Family Science at Maryland
  • Helped the U.S. U18 squad go unbeaten and capture a gold medal at the FIBA U18 World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2008
  • Won gold at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival
  • Four year starter at center and three-time team captain at Potomac Senior High School
  • Averaged 21.7 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as a senior
  • McDonald’s All-American, played in the all-star game in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Selected to play in the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-American game in Tampa, Florida
  • Second team All-American by Parade Magazine
  • Fifth-rated overall prospect and the top center in the nation in the class of 2008 according to HoopGurlz.com
  • Led Potomac’s Panthers to the AAA District title game in her final campaign
  • Helped the team reach the 2008 Northwest Region semifinals
  • Ranked 15th in the state as a senior
  • Named first team All-Metro by the Washington Post as a senior, after earning third team honors as a junior and honorable mention nods as a sophomore
  • Nike All-America Camp participant
  • Earned numerous all-tournament honors at AAU events, leading her squad to capture the Boo Williams and Oregon Trail title in 2005 and 2006, and the Junior National Championship crown in 2007
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