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Alison Bales
2011 Playoff Statistics
PPG3.0
RPG5.0
APG0.9
EFF +6.50

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2011: Appeared in 34 games, including 15 starts... Averaged 5.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game... Recorded career highs in scoring (5.0 ppg), assists (1.2 apg) and starts (15)... Led the Dream in blocked shots, averaging 1.56 bpg... Recorded a single-game career high with eight blocks against the Chicago Sky on 7/16/2011... Tied her career-high with 15 points against the Indiana Fever on 9/11/2011... Appeared in all eight postseason games, averaging 3.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg.

2010: Appeared in all 34 games for the Dream, including three starts… Averaged 3.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game… Appeared in seven playoff games.

2009: On January 21, 2009 Bales was traded to the Phoenix Mercury for the 18th pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft. Bales was waived by the Phoenix Mercury on June 4, 2009.

2008: Bales averaged 2.6 points per game and 1.6 rebounds per game while playing a season and a half with the Indiana Fever (14 games) and was traded to the Atlanta Dream for Kristen Mann on July 4, 2008. While in Atlanta, Bales played in 17 games, started 9 times and helped the Dream to their first win in franchise history. During the 2008 season with the Dream she averaged 4.8 points and 6.0 rebounds.

2007: In her rookie year, Bales averaged 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in 17 appearances…she scored a season-high nine points at Seattle, 7/27…she had six points and a season-high eight rebounds, all in the second half, at Chicago, 8/7…all of her points and all but one rebound in that game came in the fourth quarter…she had at least two rebounds in 11 of her 15 appearances…she had a blocked shot in seven of her 17 appearances in 2007.... Bales participated in four of six games during the Fever’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals…she saw action in two games of each Fever playoff series, logging 17 minutes.

PRO – OVERSEAS
2007-08: Bales played in Russia in November and December 2007…in two games for Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Superleague, she scored 10 points with 11 rebounds and two blocked shots…she also played in three EuroLeague games for Dynamo, averaging 7.0 ppg and 4.7 rpg…her teammates in Russia included former Fever player Kelly Schumacher and former Indiana draft pick (2004) Ieva Kublina.

COLLEGE: 2006-07: The recipient of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School), a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year Award, and a Third Team All-America selection by The Associated Press, she averaged 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, 4.4 blocks and 2.0 assists per game in helping lead the Blue Devils to a 32-2 record and the No. 1 ranking in the polls for most of the season...she finished the season with a school record 151 blocks, one short of the NCAA single-season record...she ended her career with 434 blocked shots, a Duke career record and the third most in a career in NCAA history...she blocked a career-high nine shots against Penn State, 11/21...she had five double-doubles on the season and scored 10+ points 23 times and scored a season-high 21 points twice, including the NCAA Tournament loss to Rutgers, 3/24...on her way to 21 points vs. Clemson, she shot 13-13 from the foul line, one short of the Blue Devils’ record for most without a miss...after having registered double-doubles in consecutive games against North Carolina, 2/25, and Maryland, 2/18, she was named the ACC Player of the Week...she scored 16 points vs. North Carolina, 2/25, making her the 21st player in Duke history to score 1,000 points in her career...she tied a career-high with 14 boards in the first game against the Tar Heels, 2/8...her four blocks in the NCAA tournament loss to Rutgers, 3/24, gave her an NCAA record 62 in her 15-game tournament career...she also became the ACC's all-time leading shot-blocker. 2005-06: As a junior, she started 23 of 35 contests and recorded averages of 9.1 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 3.4 bpg, 1.2 spg and 1.1 apg...her average of 3.4 bpg ranked sixth in the country and her total of 120 blocked shots were second in school history...in the NCAA Tournament vs. Southern California, she scored a career-high 22 points…she had seven double-doubles on the season and had a season-high 13 rebounds twice...she was named the MVP of the Bridgeport Regional after averaging 12.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 6.5 bpg, 2.5 apg and 1.5 spg in two games. 2004-05: Her sophomore season was her "coming out party" as she averaged an ACC-best 3.7 bpg and was named to the league's All-Defensive Team...she started 33 of 36 games for the Blue Devils and recorded averages of 7.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg and 1.9 apg...she shot 48 percent from the floor and made the only 3-pt FG attempt in her first three seasons at Duke...she scored in double figures 11 times, including a season-best 21 points at Wake Forest...she notched two double-doubles and snared a season-high 14 rebounds against Stephen F. Austin...she was named to the All-Tournament Team for the Junkaroo Jam after averaging 12.0 ppg, 13.5 rpg and 5.5 bpg in two games. 2003-04: After missing the entire preseason and the first three games of the regular season with a knee injury, she saw action in 24 games as a freshman...she averaged 3.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 1.2 bpg...she finished with 29 blocks in 24 games...in her college debut, she scored five points, had three rebounds, two blocks and two assists against Stephen F. Austin...she scored a season-high 11 points vs. Virginia.

Personal

Her full name is Alison Marie Bales...she is daughter of Charles Bales and Dr. Mary McCarthy and has a younger sister, Sarah, and twin brothers, J.D. and J.R...her father played football at TCU from 1965-69 and lettered in 1967-68...her mother is director of trauma services at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio...she was a double-major at Duke, in cultural anthropology and biology...she has possible aspirations of following her mother’s footsteps into the field of medicine...a 2003 First Team Parade All-America, she attended Beavercreek High School in Dayton, where she played for head coach Ed Zink...following her senior season, she played in the WBCA High School All-America game...a member of the East Team at the McDonald’s All-America game, she had a game-high nine blocks, four points and seven rebounds...as a senior at Beavercreek, she averaged 18.0 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 5.5 bpg...she was one of three players selected The Associated Press Ohio Player of the Year and First Team AP All-State as a senior...she was one of 10 finalists for the Naismith Award, given to the national high school player of the year...she led Beavercreek to state championships in 2001 and 2003...her pregame ritual includes showering and always putting on her left shoe first.

Career Transactions

WNBA TRANSACTIONS: Drafted by the Indiana Fever with the No. 9 pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft… Acquired by the Atlanta Dream on July 4, 2008 via a trade with the Indiana Fever in exchange for Kristen Mann… Acquired by the Phoenix Mercury on January 21, 2009 from the Atlanta Dream in exchange for the 18th pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft… Waived by Phoenix prior to the start of the 2009 season and did not play in the WNBA… Signed by the Atlanta Dream in 2010 prior to the start of training camp.