Players

  • Amanda Lassiter
  • #24
  • Forward — Chicago Sky

2007 Statistics

PPG
3.5
RPG
1.00
APG
1.0
EFF
0.00
Born: Jun 9, 1979
Height: 6-1 / 1,85
Weight: 160 lbs. / 72,6 kg.
College:Missouri
Years Pro: 6








Background

2005:
Appeared in 31 games, averaging 12.5 minutes per game…Scored 3.5 points per game…Shot 33 percent from the three point line…Pulled down an average of 1.5 rebounds per game.

2004:
Played in 33 regular-season games and both playoff games ... Missed the June 30 contest with the flu ... Started the first 12 games of the season; came off the bench in her final 23 regular-season and playoff appearances ... Her 27 three-pointers are a career best ... Scored a season-high 15 points May 22 at Sacramento ... Hauled down a season-high six rebounds June 3 vs. San Antonio, the 100th game of her career ... Contributed 11 points, a team-high five rebounds and three steals on Sept. 1, Minnesota's first-ever win in Houston ... Followed that with an 11-point effort Sept. 3 vs. Indiana ... The Lynx were 5-1 when she tallied 8+ points ... Scored the 500th point of her career July 11 vs. Sacramento ... Scored nine points off the bench vs. Seattle in Game 1 of the playoffs ... Scored eight points with three steals as the Lynx rebounded from a 20-point deficit to defeat Phoenix on July 9 ... Also scored nine points against the Mercury on June 5 ... Her three treys in that game are one shy of her career best ... Acquired by Minnesota along with the sixth overall draft selection from Seattle in exchange for Janell Burse and Sheri Sam on April 15, 2004. More...

2003:
Averaged 5.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg and 22.9 mpg in 32 games for Seattle ... Started 18 games ... Scored double figures in four games ... Handed out four assists in three games ... Scored a season-high 14 points vs. New York on 7/23 ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in two games ... Blocked a career-high-tying three shots vs. Indiana on 6/28.

2002:
Averaged 4.2 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.0 spg, 20.0 mpg in 30 games (six games with Houston and 24 games with Seattle) ... Averaged 5.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 2.3 apg and 23.1 mpg in 24 games with the Storm ... Started 22 games for Seattle ... Played a season-high 34 minutes vs. Portland on 8/9 and vs. Utah on 8/11 ... Scored in double-figures in two games (10 vs. Phoenix on 7/19 and 14 vs. Utah on 8/11) ... Led or co-led the team in assists in two games (three vs. Houston on 7/20 and seven vs. Portland on 8/9) ... Scored a season-high 14 points vs. Utah on 8/11 ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds vs. Los Angeles on 6/18 and vs. Portland on 8/9 ... Handed out a career-high seven assists vs. Portland on 8/9 ... Blocked a career-high-tying three shots vs. Los Angeles on 6/18 and vs. Portland on 8/9 ... Started both games in the 2002 first round playoff series against Los Angeles ... Averaged 5.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 steals and 23.0 minutes.

2001:
Played in 32 games with 18 starts as a rookie ... Ranked among the WNBA rookie leaders in points (16th with 4.3 ppg), rebounds (8th with 3.4 rpg), three-point field goal percentage (4th with .388) and blocked shots (7th with 0.7 bpg) ... Recorded 34 assists in 2001, the most ever by a Comets rookie in one season ... Also set the Comets rookie records for rebounds in a game with a career-high 13 at Sacramento on July 10, and assists with six at Utah on June 5 ... Scored a career-best 15 points (.857 on 6-7 FGA, Comets rookie record) vs. Indiana on July 6 ... Played in both games against the Los Angles Sparks in the 2001 WNBA Playoffs ... Led the team in scoring with 17 points, including three three-pointers and three rebounds vs. Los Angeles on 8/18 ... recorded six rebounds at Los Angeles on 8/20.

COLLEGE:
Played two seasons at Missouri, where she averaged 16.6 points, 2.8 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game ... Named to the 2001 All-Big 12 First Team ... Honored by the Women’s Basketball News Service in 2001 ... Finished her career at Missouri as the school’s third-leading shot blocker of all time ... Had 133 career blocked shots ... Selected as the Most Valuable Player of the 23rd Annual Unilever Lady Tiger Classic ... Scored a career-high 31 points on 12/1/00 ... 1999-2000 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year ... Began college career at Central Arizona Junior College ... Averaged 16.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 3.7 assists per contests in two years at Central Arizona ... Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore ... Named Kodak All-American and NJCAA All-America First Team ... Led her team to the NJCAA Division I Championship in 1997-98 ... Named 1998 NJCAA Tournament MVP ... Central Arizona’s Freshman of the Year.


Personal

  • Wears the number 24 “because of my two favorite male players, Penny Hardaway, who wears number one, and Michael Jordan, who wore 23, so I combine the two numbers to make 24”
  • As a senior in high school, recognized as the San Francisco Player of the Year
  • Returned to Missouri following the 2001 WNBA season to finish her degree in general agriculture
  • Would also like to be a high school coach when her playing career is over

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