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Amber Harris #11 Forward

Amber Harris

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Notable
• WNBA Champion (2013, 2011)
• Fourth overall pick in 2011 WNBA Draft

2012: Finished her third season with the Lynx by appearing in 27 games… Sidelined for the first three contests after suffering a sprained left ankle in the May 10 preseason game at Connecticut, and missed the last four of the season due to illness… Averaged 3.5 ppg and 1.9 rpg in 8.9 mpg while shooting 40.0% from the floor, 38.9% from three-point range and 68.2% from the FT line… Misfired on her final six three-point attempts, after an 11-game stretch that saw her convert seven of nine… Shot 31.6% (6-for-19) over her last six games, on the heels of an 11-game run at 47.2% (25-for-53)… Totaled nine points and six rebounds (in 11:22) in the Aug. 25 victory at Atlanta… Chipped in a season-high 10 points July 5 at Los Angeles, her second double-figure outing of the year (fifth career)… Also contributed 10 points June 27 vs. Phoenix; her assist (three) and block (three) totals in that game are career bests… Hauled in a team- and season-high seven rebounds June 15 at Phoenix... 2011: Saw action in 27 games during her rookie season with Minnesota, drawing five DNP-CDs and missing the final two contests due to concussion suffered Sept. 4 at New York... Averaged 3.3 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 10.3 mpg, while shooting 39.8% from the field and 74.2% from the FT line... Collected season highs with 12 points and three blocks at New York on Sept. 4; she tallied 10 points in the fourth quarter, part of her third double-double scoring night this year... Played 17:22 at Chicago on Aug. 12, her high total since logging 20:59 vs. Tulsa on June 7; she played 15+ minutes eight times, averaging 65.3 ppg and 4.8 rpg in those games... Shot 47.4% (27-for-57) over her final 21 appearances, following a 23.1% (6-for-26) start to the year... Had 11 points and a season-high eight rebounds June 5. vs. Los Angeles.

Playoffs
2013:Appeared in five of Minnesota's seven playoff games, averaging 0.8 points and 0.8 rebounds per game as the Lynx won the 2013 WNBA Championship...2012: Appeared in six of Minnesota’s nine playoff games, averaging 1.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game… Scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals vs. Los Angeles… 2011: Appeared in six postseason contests as the Lynx won the 2011 WNBA Championship… Averaged 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

College
Named the 2011 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year for the second time in her career in 2010... Four-time All-A-10 First Team honoree... First Musketeer to be honored as a WBCA State Farm All-American in 2009-10... All-time blocked shots leader at Xavier... Only the second player in school history to surpass the 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound mark... Averaged a career-high 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds per game over her senior year in leading Xavier to the NCAA Tournament... Scored 20 or more points 37 times in her career, including 14 times her senior year... Sat out the 2008-09 season due to an injury.

Personal

Born on January 16, 1988 in Indianapolis, Ind.... She is the daughter of Briggette Boyd... Graduated in the spring of 2010 with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts... Currently pursuing a degree in criminal justice.

Career Transactions

Selected by Minnesota in the 1st round (4th overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft... Signed on April 20, 2011.