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Background

WNBA TRANSACTIONS:
2/14/07: Acquired by Sacramento in exchange for the Monarchs 2008 second round draft pick…2/1/06: Signed by Minnesota...5/20/05: Waived by San Antonio…4/28/05: Re-signed by San Antonio…7/19/04: Acquired by San Antonio from Phoenix in exchange for Gwen Jackson…4/25/00: Selected by Phoenix in the second round 21st overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft.



2007 WNBA SEASON:
Averaged 6.2 ppg, (.475 FG%, --- 3FG%, .788 FT%), 4.5 rpg, 0.8 apg, 0.7spg, 0.3 bpg and 17.9 mpg through 34 games played (2 started)…Scored in double figures four times…Recorded one double-double…Scored a season-high 16 points vs. Chicago (6/29)…Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, twice…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 4.7 ppg (.294 FG%, ---3FG%, .800 FT%), 5.3 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.3 bpg and 16.7 mpg through three playoff games.



WNBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Averaging 5.6 ppg (.422 FG%, .000 3FG%, .637 FT%), 4.7 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.3 bpg and 19.1 mpg through 208 regular season games…2006: Averaged 4.9 ppg (.448 FG%, .000 3FG%, .536 FT%), 4.7 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.3 bpg and 15.3 mpg through 32 games played with Minnesota…Scored a season-high 13 points vs. Los Angeles (5/31) …Grabbed a season-high 13 rebounds, twice…2005: Did No Play…2004: Averaged 4.2 ppg (.400 FG%, .000 3FG%, .619 FT%), 2.1 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.3 bpg and 12.8 mpg in 23 games played, 12 with San Antonio and 11 with Phoenix…Finished with a season-high 14 points at Los Angeles (6/18)… In her first game as a Silver Star, tallied a season-high eight rebounds in 26 minutes against her former team, the Phoenix Mercury (7/21)...Came off the bench to finish with 10 points, three rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes at Indiana (9/10)...2003: Averaged 9.8 ppg (.402 FG%, .000 3FG%, 612 FT%), 7.4 rpg, 0.9 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.6 bpg and 29.0 mpg in 34 games played with Phoenix (33 started)…Named to 2003 WNBA All-Star Team where she recorded nine points, six rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes of action...Pulled down a Mercury franchise record 184 defensive rebounds on the season... Ranked sixth in the league in steals and ninth in rebounding...Scored in double figures 18 times, including one 20-plus point game, and pulled down 10-plus rebounds on six occasions...Led the team in rebounding 23 times and in scoring six times...Posted six double-doubles...Tallied her first double-double of the season finishing with 14 points and a Mercury franchise record and career-high 16 rebounds in 31 minutes on vs. San Antonio (5/28)...Recorded her fifth double-double of the season scoring a career-high 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in 36 minutes at Detroit (6/28)...Played a career-high 46 minutes while posting 16 points and 15 rebounds in a double-overtime game at Los Angeles (7/15)… 2002: 6.3 ppg (.467 FG% --- 3FG%, .700 FT%), 6.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.9 bpg and 27.4 mpg in 32 games played with Phoenix (30 started)…Ranked ninth in the WNBA in rebounding (6.9 rpg)...Notched five double-doubles on the season...Scored in double figures seven times and grabbed 10-plus rebounds in seven games...Totaled 751 minutes in first two seasons combined and totaled 878 minutes in 2002 alone...Started the season posting back-to-back doubles in two of her first three games (12 points, 10 rebounds vs. Utah 6/1; 13 points, 11 rebounds vs. Washington (6/3)...Closed out the season by scoring 12 points and grabbing a season-high 14 rebounds in 37 minutes vs. Los Angeles (8/13)...Averaged 6.4 ppg as a starter and 3.5 ppg when coming off the bench..2001: 3.8 ppg (.336 FG%, --- 3FG%, .714 FT%), 3.0 rpg, 0.4 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.2 bpg and 15.0 mpg in 25 games played with Phoenix…Scored in double figures twice...Came off the bench and tallied a season-high 12 points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes vs. New York (6/21)...Tied her season with 12 points in 27 minutes of action at Los Angeles (7/5)...Missed four games on the injured list after suffering a slight tear in the right patellar tendon (6/5-7/14)...2000: 2.8 ppg (.403 FG%, --- 3FG%), 2.5 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.1 bpg and 12.5 mpg in 28 games played with Phoenix…Scored in double figures twice and grabbed 10-plus rebounds once… Recorded the first double-double of her career with 10 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, along with a career-high-tying three assists in 27 minutes off the bench vs. Seattle (8/3)...Scored a career-high 12 points in 26 minutes off the bench at Portland (8/8)…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 2.5 ppg (.500 FG%, --- 3FG%, .500 FT%), 2.0 rpg, in two games played with Phoenix during the 2000 playoffs.



OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Played for Perfumerias Avenida in Spain during the 2006-2007 offseason, averaging 10.0 ppg (.409 FG%, .333 3FG%, .500 FT%), 8.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.7 bpg and 27.3 mpg…During the 2005-06 offseason played with the Colorado Chill of the National Women's Basketball League averaging 14.8 ppg, 13.6 rpg and 32.6 mpg in 10 games…In 2003 was named to the WNBA Select Team that earned the Silver Medal in the 2003 FIBA World Cup.



COLLEGE:
Played four seasons at the University of Southern California (1996-99)…Named First Team All-PAC 10 in her senior year at USC…Led the team in points (14.8) and rebounds (8.3) as a senior…Ranked fourth in the conference in scoring (14.8 ppg)…Ranked third in the conference in rebounding (8.3 rpg) and second in blocked shots (1.7 bpg)…Recorded nine double-doubles…Named honorable mention All-PAC 10 as a junior…Finished her career at USC ranked ninth all-time in rebounding (694), ninth in blocks (97) and 10th in free throws made (258)…One of only 19 players to reach the 1,000 point plateau (1,185 career points).




Personal

  • Married Arthur “Buddy” Strong II on November 17, 2007
  • Inducted into Clovis West HS Hall of Fame in February 2008
  • Named Female Athlete of the Year by Athletes International in June, 2003
  • Earned the WNBA Community Assist award in 2002 for her outreach within the Phoenix community
  • Majored in psychology at Southern California
  • Enjoys writing and singing in her church choir during her free time
  • Favorite singers are old school Whitney Houston, Yolanda Adams, and Cece Winans
  • Favorite musician is Arthur "Buddy" Strong…Enjoys listening to her dad sing
  • Lists her parents’ seafood gumbo as one of her favorite dishes
  • Has an older sister, Cherlyn, and a younger brother, Lester

Career Transactions

  • 2/14/07: Acquired by Sacramento in exchange for the Monarchs 2008 second round draft pick
  • 2/1/06: Signed by Minnesota
  • 5/20/05: Waived by San Antonio
  • 4/28/05: Re-signed by San Antonio
  • 7/19/04: Acquired by San Antonio from Phoenix in exchange for Gwen Jackson
  • 4/25/00: Selected by Phoenix in the second round 21st overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft.

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