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Anete Jekabsone-Zogota

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2009 WNBA Season: Missed first seven games of the season while competing for Latvia in the European Women Basketball Tournament Championship…Started 16 of 27 games…Struggled early, then emerged as a consistent scoring threat…Averaged 11.8 points over the last 19 games of the season… Reached double figures 11 times in that span…Made a career-high six threes against New York (9/4)…Scored more than 20 points three times in four games (8/29-9/4), averaging 18.5 points per game in that span…Made multiple threes in 11 games…Made 12 of 22 threes in a three-game span (8/30-9/4)…Led the Sun in three-point shooting percentage (.394)...Led the team in scoring four times, assists three times and rebounding once.

Other Professional Experience: Has played internationally since 1998…Joined three-time FIBA EuroLeague Womens Champion Spartak Moscow Region during 2009-10 season…Averaged nine points per game in 14 EuroLeague contests, making 20 of 45 three-point attempts while playing with Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Janel McCarville, Sylvia Fowles and an array of other talented players…In Russian League action, averaged 8.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 15 games…Averaged 22 points per game to lead Moscow Dynamo in FIBA Europe during 2008-09 season…Averaged 25 points in two playoff games against Lotos PKO BP…Missed quarterfinal series against Spartak Moscow Region with shoulder injury…Named second best basketball player in Europe in 2008 by FIBA Europe, behind Maria Stepanova…Named best female basketball player in Europe in 2007…Averaged 15.3 points per game for Dynamo in 2007…Averaged 13.1 points per game for Bourges in 2006…Scored 13.5 points per game for Bourges in 2005…Was the FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year in 2005.

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Born in Riga, Latvia…The daughter of former Latvian basketball star Andris Jekabsonse… Averaged 15.8 points, four assists and 3.6 rebounds for Latvia’s first Olympic team, which finished ninth at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing…Scored 34 points to help Latvia upset Russia in the pre-Olympic FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament…Averaged 19 points for Latvia in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

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