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Rebekkah Brunson's Bio

About Rebekkah Brunson

NOTABLE

  • WNBA Champion (2005, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
  • WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2011)
  • WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2007, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2017)
  • Western Conference All-Star (2007, 2011, 2013, 2017)
  • Western Conference Player of the Month (June 2011)
  • Western Conference Player of the Week (2007:1, 2011:2, 2013:1)
  • WNBA’s career leader in offensive rebounds (1,129)
  • Lynx career leader in rebounds (1,989) and double-doubles (55)

 

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by Sacramento in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft… Re-signed by Sacramento to a four-year contract on Mar. 3, 2008… Acquired by Minnesota in a dispersal draft of former Sacramento players on Dec. 14, 2009… Re-signed to a three-year contract extension on Sept. 1, 2011… Re-signed to a three-year contract extension on Aug. 16, 2014.

2017 SEASON

Completed her 14th WNBA campaign and eighth with the Lynx, making 30 starts while missing four games (Aug. 18-25) due to a sprained left ankle suffered Aug. 16 at Seattle… Averaged 10.2 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 1.5 apg in 26.9 mpg, shooting 44.9% from the floor and 71.1% from the FT line… Connected on 34.8% (23-for-66) of her three-point attempts, having entered the season 2-for-12 from beyond the arc for her career… Ranked 14th in the WNBA in rebounding, 24th in steals (1.10 spg) and 25th in FG accuracy… Notched her second double-double of the season and her 55th in a Lynx uniform Aug. 6 at Indiana (15 points/12 rebounds), running her career total to 80 – one behind Yolanda Griffith for 6th on the league’s all-time list; she also swiped a season-best four steals in the game… Netted 20 points July 30 vs. Seattle, her 16th career 20+ night (third this year)… Contributed 12 points in the 2017 All-Star Game on July 22 in Seattle… Pumped in a season-high 22 points July 8 at Chicago, sinking a career-best four treys… Surpassed Tina Thompson (3070) for 3rd place on the league’s all-time rebounding list June 30 at Phoenix; she grabbed her 3000th career rebound May 20 at Dallas… Matched her career best with five assists June 17 vs. Connecticut, and totaled 13 points and a season-high 14 rebounds June 11 at Dallas.

 

WNBA CAREER CAPSULE

2016: Played in 33 games, sitting out the Sept. 17 finale vs. Atlanta… Contributed 7.4 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 1.8 apg while logging 24.6 mpg; she ranked 10th in the WNBA in rebounding… Shot 47.7% from the floor and a career-best 85.7% (60-for-70) from the line, the latter good for 19th in the league… Passed Taj McWilliams-Franklin (1062) to become the WNBA’s all-time leader in offensive rebounds Aug. 28 vs. Seattle… Registered six double-digit board efforts in her final 11 starts, including a season-high 12 rebounds July 20 vs. Atlanta… The Atlanta outing was her second straight double-double, hiking her career total to 78 (a franchise-record 53 in a Lynx uniform); she passed Lauren Jackson (76) for 7th on the WNBA’s all-time double-double list July 17 at Dallas… Collected a season-high 16 points at Dallas, one of nine double-digit scoring nights; the minute total (35:46) was also a season best… The missed FT July 5 vs. Chicago ended her run of 34 consecutive makes dating to last year… Led the Lynx with a career-high-tying five assists June 29 vs. New York, and picked off a season-best three steals May 31 at New York. 2015: Started all 34 contests, the only Lynx player to appear in every game… Contributed 7.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg and 1.8 apg in 27.8 mpg, shooting 45.7% from the field and 83.1% from the line… Ranked 5th in rebounding, 17th in steals (1.12 spg) and 21st in blocks (0.76 bpg)… Hauled in 276 rebounds on the year; she’s registered five of the top six single-season board totals in team history… Averaged 5.7 ppg (42.1%) and 7.2 rpg in 18 games following the All-Star Break, after scoring at a 10.1 ppg clip (48.8%) with 9.2 rpg in the first 16… Grabbed her 1000th career offensive rebound Sept. 6 vs. New York, becoming only the third player in WNBA history to reach that plateau… Equaled her career best with five steals July 14 at Connecticut… Claimed 18 rebounds June 5 vs. Tulsa, tying her own club record for a regulation game… 2014: Wrapped up an abbreviated campaign by starting the final 11 games… Sidelined for the first 23 contests after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on her right knee on May 13; entering the season, she’d missed a total of just 20 games in her career… Contributed 7.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.5 apg and 0.73 bpg while logging 27.5 mpg… Shot a career-low 39.5% from the floor and 71.4% from the FT line… Averaged 10.5 ppg (on 49.0% shooting) and 8.2 rpg in six Target Center outings, compared with 3.2 ppg (23.3%) and 8.2 rpg in five road starts… Was Minnesota’s top rebounder eight times; the Lynx outboarded their opponents by an average of +6.0 rpg (38.4-32.4) in her 11 starts, having posted a +1.1 rpg (33.8-32.7) advantage in the first 23 games… Overtook Tamika Raymond (435) for 1st place on the club’s career offensive rebounding list Aug. 15 at San Antonio… Moved past Yolanda Griffith and Lauren Jackson into 7th place on the WNBA’s all-time rebounding chart on Aug. 9 at Phoenix… Contributed 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds July 31 vs. Phoenix, her 43rd double-double in a Lynx uniform and the 69th of her career… Made her 2014 debut on July 22 vs. Atlanta, tallying a season-high 17 points and 12 rebounds in a season-best 35:37. 2013: Appeared in 33 games, averaging 10.6 ppg and a team-high 8.9 rpg… Shot 49.7% from the floor (12th in the league) and 63.6% from the FT line; she also sank the first three-pointer of her career on June 8 at Washington… Ranked 5th in the league in rebounding, 15th in steals (1.27 spg) and 15th in blocks (0.88 bpg)… Tied her own franchise single-season record (set in 2010) with 12 double-doubles; eight of those were posted on the road, where she netted 13.8 ppg (on 53.9% shooting) and 9.2 rpg… Led Minnesota with a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds Aug. 22 at Connecticut, adding a career-high five assists; it’s her eighth career 20/10 effort… Also went over the 3000-point mark for her career in that Connecticut outing… Totaled 20 points Aug. 6 at San Antonio, one of three 20+ nights; the four steals tied her season best… Started the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game on July 27 in Connecticut, finishing with 11 points and 11 boards… Moved past Tamika Raymond to become Minnesota’s leading career rebounder in the July 24 game vs. Phoenix… Named Western Conference Player of the Week on June 10… Added 21 points and a season-high 17 rebounds June 8 at Washington… 2012: Started 31 games, missing two (July 10-12) due to a strained left calf… Averaged 11.4 ppg and 8.9 rpg — good for 4th in the WNBA — while playing 27.0 mpg; she also ranked 8th in FG accuracy (50.5%), 5th in blocked shots (0.94 bpg) and 28th in steals (1.19 spg)… Led Minnesota in FT attempts with 112, converting at a 67.9% rate… Totaled 13 points and 19 rebounds over her final four outings (averaging 16.8 mpg), on the heels of an eight-game run (Aug. 21-Sept. 11) in which she notched six double-doubles, averaging 16.4 ppg (53.7%) and 12.4 rpg in 33.6 mpg… Was the Lynx’ top scorer four times and leading rebounder on 21 occasions, registering nine double-doubles… Hauled down a career-high 10 offensive  rebounds (18 total) Sept. 7 vs. Atlanta, logging a season-high 38:31… Claimed a career-high and franchise-record 20 rebounds Aug. 28 vs. San Antonio, becoming the 15th player in WNBA history to grab 20+ in a game… Also surpassed the 2000-career-rebound plateau in the San Antonio game, becoming the 14th player in league annals to reach that mark… Posted her second straight 20/10 effort (6th career) Aug. 25 in Atlanta, tallying a season-high 21 points with 13 rebounds; she had 20 points and 14 boards Aug. 21 at Seattle… Tied her career best with four assists July 1 at San Antonio, and scored the 2500th point of her career June 17 at Seattle… Totaled 14 points and 13 rebounds in the June 1 victory at Connecticut, and was credited with a season-high three blocks in the May 20 opener vs. Phoenix… 2011: Started all 34 games for the first time in her career… Averaged 10.2 ppg anda team-leading 8.9 ppg (in 27.6 mpg) while shooting a career-high 51.1% from the floor and 66.7% from the FT line… Ranked 3rd in the WNBA in rebounding and 9th in FG accuracy; she broke her own franchise single-season record by pulling down 205 defensive boards… Started the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game on July 23, netting 20 points and nine rebounds… Chosen Western Conference Player of the Week on July 18… Snared a season-high 16 rebounds July 13 vs. Phoenix… Named Western Conference Player of the Month for June, the first time a Lynx player had been so honored… The June 24 outing in Seattle halted her run of six straight double-doubles to open the season, tying the WNBA record shared by Lisa Leslie (2003) and Candace Parker (2010)… Had 22 points and 14 rebounds June 9 at Seattle, her fourth career 20/10 effort, and logged a season-high 37:23 vs. Atlanta on June 17… 2010: Completed her first season in Minnesota by shattering franchise records in all rebounding categories and being named to the league’s All-Defensive Second Team for the third time in four years… Started the final 30 games after being activated from the Suspended List on May 24… Tallied 11.3 ppg (on 42.9% shooting) and a career-high 10.3 rpg, becoming one of just eight players in league history to average a double-double over a full season… Ranked 2nd in the league in rebounding and 1st in offensive boards (4.1 rpg)… Led Minnesota in rebounding 23 times (16 double-digit nights) and ranked 6th in the WNBA with a franchise-record 12 point/rebound double-doubles… Scored her 2000th career point Aug. 15 vs. San Antonio, and hauled down the 1500th rebound of her career Aug. 20 at Los Angeles… Grabbed a club-record 18 rebounds Aug. 8 vs. New York, surpassing her previous season high of 17 set July 24 vs. Phoenix… Played for the WNBA Stars in the 2010 “Stars at the Sun” game July 10 in Uncasville, Conn… Finished with a game- and season-high 24 points July 8 vs. San Antonio, her third 20/10 effort; she tallied 23 points with 11 rebounds June 4 at Tulsa, and added 21 points with 13 boards June 22 at New York… 2009: Started 17 of 27 games played, averaging a career-high 12.3 ppg, good for 27th in the league… Hauled in 7.0 rpg (10th best in the league), including five games of 10+ rebounds… Ranked third in the league in offensive rebounds per game (2.5)… Poured in a career-high 32 points on a career-high 13 field goals vs. Connecticut on Sept. 1, 2009… Scored in double-figure 19 times, including the last 17 contests, in which she averaged 15.3 ppg… 2008: Averaged 10.9 ppg (50.0 FG%, 67.1 FT%), 7.1 rpg, 0.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.7 bpg, and 26.0 mpg in 30 games played (30 started)… Scored in double figures in 19 games and tallied five double-doubles… 2007: Averaged a career-high 11.5 ppg (47.3 FG%, 68.6 FT%), 8.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.9 bpg, and 28.2 mpg through 33 games played (28 started)… Named as a reserve for the 2007 All-Star Game, but could not participate due to injury… WNBA All Defensive Second Team honoree… Finished the season ranked first in the WNBA in offensive rebounds (130) and second in rebounds per game… Scored in double figures in 21 games and recorded 10 double-doubles… Led the league in offensive rebounds… Scored a career-high 24 points at Phoenix (8/19)… Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds at San Antonio (8/9)… Recorded a career-high four blocks at San Antonio (8/15)… 2006: Averaged 6.8 ppg (46.1 FG%, 58.7 FT%), 5.6 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.4 bpg and 17.6 mpg through 34 game played (14 started)… Scored a season-high 18 points at Detroit (7/30)… Recorded two double-doubles and scored in double figures eight times… 2005: Averaged 7.8 ppg (42.7 FG%, 59.8 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.4 bpg and 21.2 mpg through 34 game played (16 started)… Scored a season-high 17 points at Los Angeles (8/16)… Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Detroit (7/24)… Recorded four double-doubles and scored in double figures 12 times… 2004: Averaged 4.4 ppg (42.1 FG%, 71.7 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.4 bpg, and 14.5 mpg through 34 games played (one started).

PLAYOFFS

2017: Started all eight postseason contests en route to becoming the first player to win five WNBA championships (four with Minnesota, one with Sacramento)… Averaged 9.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg in 27.9 mpg… Registered a pair of double-doubles, including an 18-point, 13-rebound performance in the Finals Game 4 win at Los Angeles (Oct. 1)… 2016: Averaged 8.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 2.5 apg in eight games…Hauled in her 500th career playoff rebound on Oct. 11 vs. Los Angeles… Passed Lisa Leslie for second on the WNBA’s all-time playoff rebound list on Sept. 30 vs. Phoenix… 2015: Averaged 5.3 ppg and 7.2 rpg in 10 playoff starts as the Lynx earned their third WNBA championship… Grabbed a then-club playoff record 19 rebounds Sept. 24 vs. Phoenix… 2014: Started all five games, averaging 6.8 points and 7.0 rpg… 2013: Started all seven games, averaging 10.6 ppg and 10.1 rpg… Posted 15 points and 12 rebounds in Game 3 of the Finals to help the Lynx clinch their second WNBA championship… 2012: Appeared in all nine games, netting 11.9 ppg and 9.7 rpg… Scored 22 points and hauled down a game-high 15 rebounds in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals… 2011: Captured her second WNBA championship in 2011… Pumped in a career playoff high 26 points Oct. 2 vs. Atlanta, highlighting a postseason that saw her average 11.9 ppg (47.3%) and 10.8 rpg in eight games… Hauled in 16 rebounds Sept. 18 at San Antonio… 2007: Averaged 15 ppg (.613 FG%, .700 FT%), 6.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.7 bpg and 29.3 mpg through three playoff games… 2006: Averaged 6.0 ppg (.333 FG%,.643 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.7 bpg and 17.2 mpg in nine playoff games… 2005: Helped Sacramento win its lone WNBA title… Averaged 6.0 ppg (.333 FG%,.643 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.7 bpg and 17.2 mpg in nine playoff games… 2004: Averaged 3.2 ppg (.350 FG%,.714 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.7 bpg and 13.3 mpg in six playoff contests.

INTERNATIONAL

2008: Helped the USA Women’s National Team earn the gold medal and qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics during the FIBA Americas Tournament in Chile… 2003: Won a silver medal with the USA team at the 2003 USA Pan American Games in the Dominican Republic.

OVERSEAS

2016-17: Appeared in eight games for Turkish club Mersin Basketbol, averaging 19.9 ppg (45.9%), 11.1 rpg and 2.9 apg in 37.0 mpg… 2015-16: Played her first season with Passalacqua Ragusa in Italy… Appeared in 25 Italian League contests, averaging 16.2 ppg and 11.4 rpg… 2013-14: Played her first season with Dynamo Kursk in the Russian Premier League… Appeared in 24 games, averaging 12.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg and 1.1 spg… 2012-13: Played her first season with USK Praha in the Czech League… Appeared in 29 ZBL games, averaging 16.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg and 1.6 spg on 53.8% shooting… Won the ZBL Championship with USK Praha… Appeared in 12 EuroLeague games, averaging 12.2 ppg and 7.2 rpg… 2011-12: Played for Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia), where she averaged 14.9 ppg (47.7%) and 8.5 rpg in 28 Premier League appearances… Also tallied 15.5 ppg and 9.2 rpg while shooting 50.3% in 14 EuroLeague contests, helping Nadezhda advance to the postseason… 2010-11: Helped Spanish club Ros Casares reach the EuroLeague Final Four, tallying 15.5 ppg and 9.2 rpg in 17 contests… Also averaged 16.7 ppg (52.8%) and 8.8 rpg in 30 Liga Femenina starts… 2009-10: Spent her second season with Cras Basket Taranto… Averaged 14.7 ppg and 7.6 rpg in 30 Italian League contests… Also appeared in 12 EuroLeague games, averaging 15.7 ppg and 8.3 rpg in 29.6 mpg… Played in the 2010 EuroLeague All-Star Game, scoring a team-high 15 points… 2007-08: Played for Cras Basket Taranto in Italy, averaging 20 ppg, 14 rpg, 1 apg, 2.2 spg, 0.5 bpg and 33.4 mpg… 2006-07: Played for Dynamo in Russia during the 2006-2007 off-season and averaged 11.2 ppg (.462 FG%, .167 3FG%, .686 FT%), 10.0 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.5 bpg and 23.8 mpg… Won the 2007 FIBA EuroCup title… 2005-06: Spent a second season with Dexia Namur, averaging 34.7 mpg, 17.6 ppg (47.6 FG%), 11.0 rpg and 2.5 spg and played in the 2006 EuroLeague All-Star Game… 2004-05: Played for Dexia Namur in Belgium, averaging 16 ppg and 8.9 rpg.

COLLEGE

Georgetown’s all-time leading rebounder (1,093) and single season rebound record holder with 336 (2004)… Ranks second and third in blocked shots for a single season at Georgetown (51 in 2003, 50 in 2004)… Ranks second all-time in career-points (1,762)… 2003-04: Associated Press All-America honorable mention…BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year… All-BIG EAST First Team… Candidate for Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award… Led Georgetown in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (12.0 rpg), and blocks (50)… 2002-03: All-BIG EAST First Team… Led the BIG EAST in rebounding (10.7 rpg), ranked second in blocks (1.8 bpg) and ranked seventh in points (16.6 ppg)… 2001-02: All-BIG EAST honorable mention… Led Georgetown in scoring (15.1 ppg) and rebounds (8.5 rpg)… Missed nine games with a stress fracture in her lower right leg… Set two Georgetown records – free throws made and attempted – netting 19-of-20 from the charity stripe vs. GW (12/5/01) and scored a career-high 29 points in that game… 2000-01: BIG EAST Rookie of the Year… All-BIG EAST honorable mention…Led the conference with 13 double-doubles… Became the first freshman to win the BIG EAST rebounding title (9.2 rpg)…Second on the team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and scored 20-plus points six times.

PERSONAL

Nickname is Bekky… Born Dec. 11, 1981 in Washington, D.C. … Has a twin brother… Launched 32 Foundation in 2005, a non-profit corporation based in Maryland (but serves the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area) that provides academic and athletic enrichment programs, awards scholarships, initiates programs to spur amateur play and provides mentoring… Loves to buy and remodel houses… First Team All-Met selection her senior year in high school and a third team selection as a junior… Averaged 20.5 points and 15.2 rebounds per game her senior year at OHHS… Her first job was lifeguard duty (for three years)… Favorite TV show is Court TV… Loves to sleep and watch movies, especially scary ones.

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