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Sancho Lyttle's Bio

About Sancho Lyttle

Notable:

2015 All-Defensive Second Team

2014 All-Defensive First Team

2012 All-Defensive First Team

2011 All-Defensive Second Team

2010 All-Defensive Second Team

2010 “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game on WNBA squad

2009 All-Defensive Second Team

2009 WNBA All-Star

2014 Eastern Conference Player of the Week (June 29)

2012 Eastern Conference Player of the Week (Aug. 26)

2009 Eastern Conference Player of the Week (Aug. 16)

Holds the Record for most seasons played for the Atlanta Dream – 8

17th player in the WNBA history to tally 2,000 rebounds (vs. Minnesota 8/14/15)

WNBA Transactions: Selected by the Houston Comets with the No. 5 pick in the 2005 WNBA draft…Acquired by the Atlanta Dream with the first selection of the 2008 dispersal draft…Re-signed by the Dream on September 16, 2011…Re-signed by the Dream on August 15, 2014.

2017 WNBA Season: Played in 29 games and started 28 for the Dream…Suffered broken nose on July 5 at Dallas…Averaged 6.4 points per game…Recorded 1.6 steals per game finishing sixth in the WNBA…Her 7.1 rebounds a game ranked 11th in the league…Finished with a season-high 18 points vs. Seattle on August 23…Missed four games to help lead Team Spain to the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket title…Moved in to 12th place all-time in WNBA history with 2,447 career rebounds and sits in ninth place with 606 career steals.

2016 WNBA Season: Suited up for 19 games and started 18…Averaged 7.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during the season…Led the WNBA in steals at 1.8 per game…Recorded A career-high eight steals vs. Liberty (6/22).

2015 WNBA SEASON: Led the league in steals per game (2.25)…50 points away from 3,000…Played and started in 24 games…Has appeared in 30 postseason games in her career…Recorded 6 double-doubles…10 double-digit rebound games…11 double-digit scoring games…Scored a season high 19 points on two separate occasions (6/16 and 9/11)…Season high 13 defensive rebounds in the win over Seattle Storm (7/5)…Named to the All-Defensive Second Team…Seventh active leader in total rebounds (2,092)…Fifth in the league in rebounds per game (8.2)…Led the Dream in offensive rebounds (67) and defensive rebounds (131).

2014 WNBA SEASON: Named to the All-Defensive First Team … Finished second in Defensive Player of the Year voting … WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (June 23-29) … Averaged 12.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game … Finished second in the league in steals and fifth in rebounds … Only player on the team to start all 34 games … Nine double-doubles (tied for seventh in the league) … 23 double-digit scoring games and 14 double-digit rebound games … Grabbed a franchise record 21 rebounds plus 10 points May 17 at Indiana … Tied team record with seven steals, plus eight points and 12 boards Aug. 5 at Phoenix … Averaged 9.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists in three playoff games vs. Chicago.

2013 WNBA SEASON: Played in just six regular-season games, averaging 14.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals … Missed six games from June 14-30 while helping the Spanish National Team win gold at EuroBasket Women 2013, winning the MVP award … Later named the FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year for 2013 … Suffered a fracture in her left foot in her first game back with the Dream on July 9 at Minnesota, and missed the rest of the season … Had three double-doubles in her six games.

2012 WNBA SEASON: WNBA All-Defensive First Team … WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the Week of Aug. 20-26 … Averaged a career-best 14.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game … Only Dream player to start all 34 games … Had a team-best 27 double-digit scoring efforts, including six double-doubles … Set a team single-season record with 84 steals … Had the most total steals in the WNBA and ranked second in steals per game … Ranked sixth in the WNBA in rebounding and 18th in scoring … Tied for second on the team with 28 three-pointers made, after making just two in her fi rst seven years in the league … Averaged 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in three playoff games.

2011 WNBA SEASON: Averaged 10.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game … WNBA All-Defensive Second team honoree … Led WNBA in steals (2.4 spg) … Missed a total of 12 games (six due to commitments to Spain’s national team and six more with a back injury) … Started all eight postseason games, averaging 10.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg.

2010 WNBA SEASON: Averaged 12.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game … WNBA All-Defensive Second team honoree … 2010 WNBA “Stars at the Sun” selection for the WNBA squad … Recorded a career-high 27 points against Connecticut on May 21 … Started all seven playoff games, averaging 10.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

2009 WNBA SEASON: Started 31 of 34 games and averaged 27.4 minutes per game … Averaged 13 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game … WNBA All-Defensive Second Team honoree in 2009 … Earned first WNBA All-Star selection … Ranked second on the team in steals (68) … Ranked fourth in WNBA in both defensive rebounds (182) and total rebounds (254).

2008 WNBA SEASON: Played in 27 games for the Comets, including nine starts … Averaged 8.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game … Recorded career-highs in all major statistical categories …Led the team in field goal percentage, shooting 58.2% from the field … Led the team in blocked shots.

2007 WNBA SEASON: Played in 31 games for the Comets, including 25 starts … Averaged 5.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game … Recorded her first career double-double with ten points and 11 rebounds against Connecticut on July 22.

2006 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in 29 games for the Comets, including two starts … Averaged 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

2005 WNBA SEASON: Played in 33 games for the Comets as a rookie … Averaged 4.2 points and 3.8 rebounds …Ranked first among WNBA rookies in field goal percentage (58.4 pct) … Set the Comets rookie record for field goal percentage in a season … Finished second among rookies in rebounds per game (3.8) … Made her WNBA debut against San Antonio on May 21.

COLLEGE CAREER: Finished her collegiate career at the University of Houston after spending two seasons at Clarendon Junior College in Texas … Averaged 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in two seasons at Houston … Averaged 18.8 points and led the nation in rebounding with 12.1 boards per game as a senior … Earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, All-Conference USA First Team and Conference USA All-Tournament Team honors in 2005 …Dunked in a game against Gonzaga.

PERSONAL: Grew up in Saint Vincent in the West Indies … Started as a track and field athlete and was a standout sprinter at an early age, representing her country in the 400 meters and 300 hurdles … Played netball, but did not pick up basketball until her senior year of high school (age 17) when she was offered a scholarship to play basketball at Clarendon Junior College in Texas … Majored in kinesiology and minored in health at Houston … After competing in Spain for a few years during the WNBA offseason, Lyttle was awarded Spanish citizenship and competed for Spain at the 2014 and 2010 FIBA World Championships, helping Spain to a silver medal in 2014 … Named to the All-Star Five at 2014 and 2010 FIBA World Championships.

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