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Adia Barnes | 32
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2006
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 EFF
Position:  F
Born: Feb 3, 1977
Height: 5-11 /  1,80
Weight: 165  lbs. / 74,8  kg.
College : Arizona '98
Career Highlights
  • First women's basketball player named to University of Arizona Hall of Fame
  • Started all 16 games she played during 2003
  • Also started 16 games in 2002, as well as both Storm playoff games
  • Scored a career-high 24 points at Phoenix vs. 8/16/98
  • Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Portland on 8/9/02
  • Led Pac-10 with 21.9 points per game and was named conference Player of the Year in 1997-98
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    BACKGROUND

    2003 WNBA SEASON:
    Averaged 5.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 apg and 24.5 mpg in 16 games...Started all 16 games...Played a season-high 35 minutes vs. Los Angeles on 5/30...Scored a season-high 12 points vs. Charlotte on 6/30...Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds vs. Sacramento on 6/3...Handed out a career-high five assists vs. Washington on 7/3...Recorded a season-high four steals vs. Charlotte on 6/30...Scored in double-figures in three games...Led the team in rebounding in one game (nine at Los Angeles on 7/5)...Missed 18 games due to a torn ACL in her left knee.

    WNBA CAREER HISTORY:
    2002: Averaged 3.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg in 26 games...Started 16 games...Played a season-high 33 minutes vs. Houston on 7/20...Scored a career-high 12 points vs. Minnesota on 6/4...Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Portland on 8/9...Handed out a career-high four assists vs. Los Angeles on 7/11, vs. Phoenix on 7/19 and at Minnesota on 8/4...Recorded a career-high six steals vs. Houston on 7/20...Led the team in rebounding in three games (eight vs. Los Angeles on 7/11, nine vs. Phoenix on 7/19 and six at Houston on 7/23)...Missed five games on the injured list with a sprained left foot (6/18-26)...2001: Appeared in three games with the Cleveland Rockers...2000: Averaged 1.6 points in five games...Scored a season-high seven points vs. the Sol on 3-3 FG with two rebounds...Had three assists vs. Indiana on 7/15...Signed to a seven-day contract as a free agent, July 6, 2000...Played for the first time for the Rockers at Charlotte on 7/8, logging two minutes...1999: Averaged 1.1 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 4.8 minutes in 19 games with the Minnesota Lynx...Had a season-high nine points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist in a season-high 20 minutes as Minnesota fell to Houston 80-54 (7/6) at the Compaq Center...Grabbed a season-high five rebounds, three points and one assist in five minutes in a 72-54 loss at Los Angeles (8/18)... Did not play due to a coach’s decision 13 times... Selected by Minnesota as the seventh pick in the 1999 WNBA Expansion Draft... Was obtained by Phoenix as part of a six-player trade from Minnesota on 10/27/99...1998: With the Phoenix Mercury, averaged 7.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 29 games...Scored a career-high 24 points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes vs. Phoenix (8/16)...Grabbed a career-high six rebounds and had nine points and two blocks in 24 minutes vs. Houston (7/18)...Dished out a career-high three assists and had eight points in 22 minutes vs. New York on 7/24...Had a career-high three steals, had four rebounds, four points and two blocks in 19 minutes vs. Cleveland (8/4)...Posted 13 points, five rebounds and one steal in a career-high 37 minutes at Phoenix (8/19)...Scored in double figures six times...Led the team in scoring twice... Was drafted by Sacramento in the fourth round (32nd overall).

    IN THE PLAYOFFS:
    2002: Started both games of the First Round playoff series against Los Angeles...Averaged 5.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 15. apg and 25.0 mpg...2000: In the playoffs with the Cleveland Rockers, scored two points against Orlando in Game 3 with one rebound and two assists...Averaged 1.5 minutes in four playoff games.

    COLLEGE:
    Played for the University of Arizona from 1994-1998...Elected to UA Sports Hall of Fame in 2003...As a senior, averaged 21.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 30 games and was Pac-10 Player of the Year...Helped the Wildcats reach the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament...On 2/5/98, became one of only three Arizona players, male or female, to reach the 2,000 point plateau...Ended four-year college career as Arizona’s second all-time leading scorer (men’s or women’s) with 2,237 career points...Was the first Arizona player to be named Pac-10 Player of the Year...First Arizona woman to score more than 600 points in one season...Scored in double-figures in 66 of the last 68 games of her career...Finished collegiate career with 19 school records, including Arizona all-time leader in rebounding (921), steals (256) and career starts (110)... As a junior, averaged 19.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 31 games...As a sophomore, averaged 17.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.3 assists in 30 games...Helped lead the Wildcats to the NIT Tournament...As a freshman, averaged 15.5 points and 7.8 rebounds in 30 games and was honored as the Pac-10 Freshman of the year.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Played in Ukraine for Dynamo Kyev during the 2000 offseason...Her team made it to the Final 8 of the Ronchetti Cup 2000 (European Womens’s League)... Averaged 13.3 points with Dynamo and shot .444 (40-90) FG%.


    PERSONAL

  • Full name is Adia Oshun Barnes
  • Has two older sisters, Maisha and Candace
  • Graduated from Arizona where she majored in Sociology and minored in Psychology
  • Has two dogs named “GiGi” and “Porscha”
  • Favorite cities are San Diego and New York
  • Loves the outdoors and swimming
  • Participated in the "Stormin' the Sound" community outreach program in Seattle during 2003 and 2004
  • Also participated in the NBA Entertainment basketball league during the 2002-03 off-season
  • Finding a Home: Adia Barnes
  • Barnes Hones Her Game Against a Different Kind of Star
  • Barnes Breaks Out
  • Barnes' Season Ended Prematurely
  • Adia's Dreams Come True
  • Injury Gives Barnes Perspective



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