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Monique Currie's Bio

About Monique Currie

WNBA CAREER

12-year WNBA veteran with Charlotte (2006), Chicago (2007), Washington (2007-2014), Phoenix (2015), San Antonio (2016) and San Antonio/Phoenix (2017)

Has appeared in all 34 games in each of her last six seasons and in 10-of-12 seasons overall…of her 379 career games played, 328 have been starts…appeared in 36 games in 2017 after being traded from San Antonio to Phoenix midway through season…matched WNBA record for most games played in a season (Renee Montgomery with Seattle/Minnesota in 2015 and Katie Smith with Minneosta/Detroit in 2005)

Set a WNBA record for most points scored by a player without connecting on a field goal, shooting a career high 16-for-18 from the free throw line in the Mystics win over the Shock on July 25, 2014

Collected her 1,500th career rebound on June 25, 2017 at Atlanta…at the time, she joined Camille Little, Diana Taurasi, Lindsay Whalen and Candace Parker as the only active players in the WNBA with 1,500 career rebounds and 150 three-point field goals

Grabbed her 1,000th career rebound against the Atlanta Dream on August 23, 2013

Knocked down both her 1,000th career field goal and free throw in 2015, sinking the field goal at Minnesota on August 30 and making the free throw against San Antonio on June 25

Scored her 4,000th career points on August 20, 2017 at Connecticut…became 34th player in WNBA history to reach such mark

Scored her 3,000th career point in the 2015 season opener against San Antonio on June 5

Scored her 2,000th career point against the Seattle Storm on June 26, 2012…..needs just one point to surpass the 3,000 point plateau

Missed all but four games of the 2011 season while recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery in her left knee…..injury was sustained while playing in Turkey in the offseason

Was named as a replacement player on the 2010 WNBA All-Stars vs. USA Women’s National Team; was one of three players (Langhorne, Harding) named an All-Star for the first time in franchise history…..scored five points and grabbed three rebounds in 14 minutes…..averaged a career-high 14.1 points that season

Scored a career-high 31 points on May 14, 2017 at Washington while still with San Antonio…previous career high was 28 points on June 8, 2008 at Connecticut

Started in 33 out of 34 games in her rookie season and was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team

Has played in 18 career playoff games and owns career playoff averages of 8.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists

Career Transactions: Traded to Phoenix from San Antonio on June 28, 2017…Traded to San Antonio from Phoenix on May 7, 2016…Signed with Phoenix on February 5, 2014…Re-signed as a free agent on February 21, 2012…Re-signed as a free agent with Washington on February 18, 2010…Traded to Washington from Chicago for Chasity Melvin, May 24, 2007…Selected by Chicago (1st overall) in the Dispersal Draft, January 8, 2007…Selected by Charlotte in the first round (third overall) of the WNBA Draft, April 5, 2006

 

2017 SEASON (San Antonio/Phoenix)

Traded to Phoenix from San Antonio on June 28, 2017

Appeared in a total of 36 games (14 with San Antonio, 22 with Phoenix), matching the WNBA record for most games played in a season (Renee Montgomery with Seattle/Minnesota in 2015 and Katie Smith with Minnesota/Detroit in 2005)

Became the 34th player in WNBA history to score 4,000 career points on August 20 at Connecticut

Averaged 10.8 points, 3.7 assists and 2.7 assists in 36 games this season…averages of 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 22 games with Phoenix…highest scoring average she has had since 2012 (12.0 ppg) with Washington

Scored a career-high 31 points on May 14 at Washington while with San Antonio…previous career high entering 2017 was 28…scored 29 points with Mercury on August 10 at Dallas

Scored in double-figured 20 times (13 with Phoenix)…tallied five 20+ point games on the season, the most for her in a single season since 2012 when she also had five

Scored in double-figures in 11-of-13 games from July 14-August 22

Tallied 13 games of double-digit scoring off the bench this season…tied with Ivory Latta for most double-digit scoring performances off the bench in 2017

Among players who were reserves more than starters, one-of-three WNBA players to averaged double-figure scoring (Indiana’s Tiffany Mitchell and New York’s Sugar Rodgers)

In 14 games with San Antonio to begin the season, averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 23.2 minutes per game

Appeared in all five of the Mercury’s playoff games, averaging 4.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 16.0 minutes per game

2016 (San Antonio)

Started all 34 games in which she averaged 10.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists… Ranked second on the team in rebounds (148), third in assists (73), and tied for third in blocks (13)… Led the team in free throw percentage (.918), … Led the Stars in scoring six times, rebounds seven times, and assists six times… Tied her career-high of 10 defensive rebounds at Washington (8/28)… Made 10 free throws at Chicago (9/4), the most a Stars player made in a game in 2016.

2015 (Phoenix)
Averaged 8.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.5 minutes….Scored a season-high 26 points at Tulsa (9/13)… Notched a double-double on at Tulsa (7/12), scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds… Scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field on at Phoenix (7/15)… Was one-of-four Mercury players to appear in all 34 regular-season games, and was the only player to start every game… Reached double-figure scoring in 14-of-24 games and recorded two 20-point games… Named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week in final week of the season after averaging 24 points and shooting 60.7 percent in the two games.

2014 (Washington)
Averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 23.5 minutes… Recorded double-figure scoring in 18 of 34 games including 10 of the last 14 regular season games… Notched a double-double on at Tulsa (7/12), scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds… Scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field on at Phoenix (7/15).

2013 (Washington)
Started every game of the season … averaged 25.9 minutes per contest … shot 81.4 percent from the free throw line … averaged 10.5 points per game, ranked third on her team … Grabbed her 1,000th career rebound against the Atlanta Dream (8/23)

2012 (Washington)
Scored her 2,000th career point against the Seattle Storm (6/26) … ranked second on her team in scoring (12 points per game) … averaged 3.6 rebounds in 24.1 minutes.

2011 (Washington)
Missed all but four games of the 2011 season while recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery in her left knee.

2010 (Washington)
Was named as a replacement player on the 2010 WNBA All-Stars vs. USA Women’s National Team; was one of three players (Langhorne, Harding) named an All-Star for the first time in franchise history … scored 5 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in 14 minutes … averaged a career-high 14.1 points.

2009 (Washington)
Averaged 8.2 points per game … Started every game of the season, averaging 21.4 minutes per game … grabbed 146 total rebounds on the year and 61 total assists.

2008 (Washington)
Averaged 11.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 28.6 minutes… Started every game of the year … ranked second on the team in scoring… ranked first on her team in free throw percentage (.826)… Scored a career-high 28 points at Connecticut (6/8).

2007 (Washington)
Averaged 10.5 points per game, good for fifth on the team … averaged 3.9 total rebounds and 1.7 assists … shot 79.1 percent from the free throw line.

2007 (Chicago)
Scored 29 points in two games with the team … grabbed 12 total rebounds and hit 8 field goals.

2006 (Charlotte)
Started 33 games in her rookie season and was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team … ranked fourth on her team in scoring (10 points per game) … averaged 3.9 total rebounds and 2.6 assists.

INTERNATIONAL

2016-2017 (Woori Bank- South Korea)

Korean WKBL Regular Season Champion… Korean WKBL Champion… Ranked second in 3-point field goal percentage (.389)… Ranked third in free throws made (72)… Averaged 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 15.3 minutes.

2015-2016 (S Birds- South Korea)

Korean WKBL All-Star Game MVP… Ranked first in scoring (573)… Ranked first in free throws made (160) and free-throw percentage (.812)… Ranked first in rebounds (266) …Ranked third in 3-point field goals made (21)… Averaged 16.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 24.4 minutes.

2014-2015 (Blue Minx Yongin- South Korea)

Korean WKBL All-Star Game selection… Led the team in scoring (602)… Led the team averages in points (.163) and rebounds (.066), and ranked second in steals (.014).

2013-2014 (KB Stars- South Korea)

Korean WKBL All-Star Game… Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 1st Team… WKBL Semifinals… Led the team in scoring (772)… Second in three-point percentage (.774)… Had the highest average on the team for points (.209), rebounds (.079), steals (.019), and blocks (.007).

2012-2013 (Perfumerias- Spain)

Spanish LFB Cup Finalist… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Players of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Guard of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Import Player of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 1st Team… Eurobasket.com Spanish LFB All-Imports Team… Spanish LFB Regular Season Runner-Up… Spanish LFB Champion- 2013… Averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes, the highest averages in those categories on the team

(Perfumerias- Euroleague) Had the third-highest free-throw percentage on the team (.885)… Averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 28.0 minutes.

(CSM Targoviste- Romania)

Averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 2 games.

(CSM Targoviste- Euroleague)
Averaged 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 6 games.

2011-2012 (Belediyesi- Turkey)

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 2nd Team… Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention… Averaged 16.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.8 minutes.

2010-2011 (Galatasaray- Turkey)

Turkish President Cup Finalist… Averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 24.3 minutes.

2009-2010 (Umana Reyer Venezia- Italy)

Averaged 8.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22.3 minutes… Held the second-highest free throw percentage (.886)

(Nadezhda Orenburg- Russia) Russian Superleague Semifinalist… Averaged 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 22.4 minutes.

(EuroCup) EuroCup finalist… Averaged 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 26.8 minutes.

2008-2009 (Lotos PKO BP Gdynia-Poland)

Polish Cup Finalist… Polish PLKK Regular Season Champion- 2009

Polish PLKK Champion… Averaged 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in 18.0 minutes.

(Lotos PKO BP Gdynia- Euroleague) Averaged 7.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22.5 minutes.

2007-2008 (BC Moscow- Russia)

Averaged 17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 19 games.

(BC Mosow- EuroCup) Europe Cup Finalist…  Averaged 17.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 16 games.

2006-2007 (Elizur Ramla- Israel)
Israeli League Regular Season Champion… Israeli League Champion… Israeli Cup Winner… Averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 23 games.

(Elizur Ramla- EuroCup) Averaged 20.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 8 games.

DUKE
Earned Kodak All-American honors twice, joining Alana Beard as the only players in Duke history to be selected as repeat honorees… Tallied 118 double-figure scoring games and 22 double-doubles over her career… Named to the AP All-American Second Team in 2006 and the First Team in 2005… 2005 ACC Player of the Year and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy for the National Player of the Year… Received All-ACC First Team honor in 2006 and 2005 and Second Team honors in 2004 and 2002.

HIGH SCHOOL

Named finalist for the 2001 Naismith Prep Player of the Year award as a senior at The Bullis School … earned Parade second team All-America, AAU All-America, WBCA All-America, Student Sports All-America second team, All Star Girls Report (ASGR) first team All-America, Street & Smith All-America second team and Nike All-America honors … as a senior, averaged 21.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals … selected USA Today Super 25 and Gatorade Circle of Champions, USA Today Maryland Player of the Year and Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year … scored a total of 2,151 career points and holds the school record with 46 points scored in a game … ranked third by the ASGR and eighth by the Blue Star Report in the individual rankings as a senior.

AWARDS & HONORS

Finalist for the 2001 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award

USA U18 National Team- 2001

World Championships U18- 2001

All-ACC Freshman Team- 2002

ACC Tournament MVP- 2002

WomensCollegeHoops.com Freshman All-America- 2005

Second Team All-ACC- 2002, 2004

Mideast Regional All-Tournament- 2004

Second Team All-ACC Tournament- 2004

USA University National Team- 2005

World University Games (gold)- 2005

Kodak All-America- 2005

First-Team Associated Press All-America- 2005

John R. Wooden All-America- 2005

USBWA All-America- 2005

All-ACC 1st Team- 2005, 2006

ACC Player of the Year- 2005

Finalist for the John R. Wooden Award- 2005

State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy or the National Player of the Year- 2005

ACC Regular Season Runner-Up- 2006

ACC Tournament Semifinals- 2006

ACC All-Tournament 2nd Team- 2006

NCAA Finalist- 2006

WBCA All-America Team- 2006

Israeli League Regular Season Champion- 2007

Israeli League Champion- 2007

Israeli Cup Winner- 2007

Europe Cup Finalist- 2008

Polish Cup Finalist- 2009

Polish PLKK Regular Season Champion- 2009

Polish PLKK Champion- 2009

EuroCup Finalist- 2010

Russian Superleague Semifinals- 2010

WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season Champion- 2010

WNBA Quarterfinals- 2010, 2013, 2014

Turkish President Cup Finalist- 2011

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 2nd Team- 2012

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention- 2012

Spanish LFB Cup Finalist- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Players of the Year- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Guard of the Year- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Import Player of the Year- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 1st Team- 2013

Eurobasket.com Spanish LFB All-Imports Team- 2013

Spanish LFB Regular Season Runner-Up- 2013

Spanish LFB Champion- 2013

Korean WKBL All-Star Game- 2014, 2015, 2016 (MVP)

Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 1st Team- 2014

WKBL Semifinals- 2014

Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 2nd Team- 2015, 2016

Asia-Basket.com Korean WKBL All-Imports Team- 2015, 2016

WNBA Western Conference Regular Season Runner-Up- 2015

WNBA Western Conference Finalist- 2015

WNBA Semifinals- 2015

South Korean WKBL- 2017

Korean WKBL Regular Season Champion- 2017

Korean WKBL Champion- 2017

INTERNATIONAL

Played for Shinhan Bank S-Birds Anshan in Korea during the 2015-16 WNBA offseason and averaged a team-high 16.4 points per game…also averaged 7.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game

Spent the 2014-15 WNBA offseason in South Korea playing for Yongin and averaged a team-high 16.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 37 games

Played for Union Lyon in France during the 2013-14 and 2012-13 WNBA offseasons, and averaged 16.9 points and 7.2 rebounds in 2013-14

Played for Villeneuve D’Asco ESB Lille Metropole in France in 2011-12, averaging 13.4 points and 5.4 rebounds

Competed for Gorzow in Poland, averaging 11.5 points per game in the Polish League in 2010-11 offseason

Played in Slovakia for Mazima Broker in 2009-10, averaging 13.8 points and 4.8 rebounds

PERSONAL

Full name is Monique Paulette Currie

Daughter of Michael and Gwendolyn Currie…has one sister, Mikia

Was a three-time Maryland Miss Basketball selection

In 1998 led her AAU team to the national title

Graduated from Duke University with a degree in public policy and African-American studies and spent her fifth year on campus pursuing a degree in humanities

Earned Kodak All-American honors twice, joining Alana Beard as the only players in Duke history to be selected as repeat honorees

Lists the most famous person she has met as Bill Clinton and her craziest ambition is to skydive

CAREER

– 12-year WNBA veteran, playing with Phoenix, Charlotte, Chicago and Washington

– Has appeared in at least 34 games of a season in 10 out of 12 years

– Set a WNBA record for most points scored by a player without connecting on a field goal, shooting a career-high 16-for-18 from the free throw line in the Mystics win over the Shock on July 25, 2014

– Was named as a replacement player on the 2010 WNBA All-Stars vs. USA Women’s National Team; was one of three players (Langhorne, Harding) named an All-Star for the first time in franchise history

– Started in 33 out of 34 games in her rookie season and was named to the WNBA All-Rookie team

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