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PRO - WNBA
2007: In her best game in a Fever uniform, she led Indiana with a season-high 29 points, a season-best five assists, and five rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Connecticut (Aug 15). Her 29 points vs. Connecticut featured five 3-pt FG, tying the most by any Fever player in 2007 and tying the most ever by a Fever player at Conseco Fieldhouse... Topped the Fever in rebounds for the third time this season, and the second straight game, collecting seven boards, to go along with nine points, one assist one steal and a blocked shot in 31+ minutes at Detroit... Collected four or more rebounds in 10 of the final 13 games of the season and in that span average 5.2 rpg. Her 68 rebounds in the final 13 games are 23 more than she had in the first 21 games... With her first five points against the Monarchs (July 26), she reached the 2,000-point mark of her WNBA career.... In her last nine appearances at Conseco Fieldhouse, she has shot 18-34 from 3-pt range. Overall, she has made 28 of her last 55 from 3-pt range (.531) and finished the season ranked ninth in the WNBA in 3-pt FG accuracy (.410)... Her assists against New York (June 24), was the 400th of her career...2006: DeForge was a starter in all 34 games while finishing third on the Fever with 10.2 ppg…her 20 points at Connecticut, 8/11, included a season-high four 3-pt FG…she led the Fever with a season-best 26 points at Los Angeles, 7/7…in that game, she shot 11-17 FG, including 4-5 3-pt FG…her 11 field goals tied the most ever by a Fever player in a road game…she led the Fever in 3-pt FG made (48)…against the Liberty, 5/30, she shot 4-4 from 3-pt range, becoming just the fifth player in Fever history to make at least four 3-pt FG without a miss in a single game…she tied for 15th in the league at 37.8 percent from behind the arc…one of the top rebounding guards in 2006, she averaged a career-high 4.3 rpg and had five or more boards 14 times…she led the Fever in rebounding three times and collected a season-best eight boards at Phoenix, 6/23…her seven rebounds at Charlotte, 6/9, included a career-high four offensive rebounds…her 40 offensive rebounds in 2006 are a career-high…third on the team with an average of 2.2 apg, she led the team in assists six times…she handed out a season-high six assists to lead the team at Minnesota, 6/2, and then tied Tamika Catchings for team-high with six assists in Indiana's overtime win vs. Charlotte, 6/18. 2005: A starter in all 33 appearances for the Phoenix Mercury, she averaged 13.1 points and 2.4 assists per game…her scoring average was second best on the Mercury and ranked 16th in the WNBA…after leading the league in 3-pt FG in 2004, she had 47 in 2005, which ranked sixth in the WNBA and second on the Mercury behind Diana Taurasi's 56…one of two Phoenix players to log more than 1,000 minutes, she led the team and was eighth in the WNBA with 1,131 minutes (34.3 mpg)…she scored in double figures in 23 of 33 games and scored a season-high 20 points in four of the team's first six games…she reached 20 points just once in her last 27 games…she sat out the game vs. Houston, 8/5, due to a sprained ankle suffered in the game vs. Minnesota, 8/3…it is the only game she has missed in her WNBA career…she scored the 1,000th point of her career vs. Los Angeles, 6/8…third on the team with 80 assists for the season, she handed out a career-best nine at Connecticut, 5/28…she made 102 free throws, and tied for eighth in the WNBA in free throw accuracy, making 85.0 percent from the line. 2004: A starter in all 34 games for the Mercury, she was second on the team in scoring with 14.4 ppg - 10th best in the WNBA…she also averaged 3.6 rpg, 3.1 apg and 1.5 spg…she led the WNBA in both minutes played (1,152) and 3-pt field goals made (70)…she was second in the league 3-point field goal attempts (181) and ranked fifth in free throw percentage (.863)…she set career marks for points in a game with 31 (ranking third in Phoenix history) at New York, 7/7, rebounds in a game with eight at Detroit, 9/1, and assists in a game with seven at Minnesota, 6/5…he also recorded career highs in a season for points with 488, assists with 107, rebounds with 123, and 3-pt field goals made and attempted…she was selected to the WNBA’s Select All-Star Team, which played against the U.S. Women's Olympic Team at Radio City Music Hall just prior to the Olympic Games in Athens. 2003: She led the Mercury in scoring (11.9 ppg), minutes (1,065), field goals made (147), 3-point field goals made (61) and 3-pt field goal percentage (.412)…she was named the WNBA's Player of the Week for the final week of the season…she finished third in voting for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player Award. 2000: She averaged 5.4 ppg and 1.7 rpg in 27 games, including 10 starts, with the Detroit Shock.

PLAYOFFS
2006: DeForge made her WNBA playoff debut during the Fever’s two-game series with Detroit…she averaged 6.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in the series.

PRO - ABL/NWBL
After college, DeForge spent the 1998 American Basketball League season with the San Jose Lasers…she has also played with the Springfield Spirit and the Chicago Blaze of the National Women’s Basketball League.

PRO - OVERSEAS
2005-06: DeForge guided Wisla Can-Pack to a 21-1 record in the Polish League regular season, and to the championship series of the Polish League… she finished third in EuroLeague with an average of 18.9 ppg, guiding Wisla to the EuroLeague quarterfinals where it was eliminated by eventual runner-up Ros Casares of Spain. 2005-06: DeForge played overseas for the first time in her pro career, playing for Wisla Can-Pack in Krakow, Poland…she was the Euroleague's second leading scorer with an average of 18.8 ppg…she also averaged 5.1 rpg, 1.9 apg and 1.7 spg…she had a high game of 32 points vs. Lietuvos Telekomas (Lithuania).

COLLEGE
1998: Earned honorable-mention All-America honors and First-Team All-Big 12 for a second straight year, while averaging 18.5 ppg and 7.9 rpg. 1997: Earned Honorable-Mention All-America and First-Team All-Big 12 honors as a junior, averaging 17.5 ppg and 5.8 rpg. 1996: She averaged 13.5 ppg and 6.8 rpg. 1995: She averaged 12.6ppg and 6.9 rpg.


Personal

DeForge has two sisters, Stacey and Kelly, and is the daughter of Rosemary and Roger DeForge…she majored in business administration at Nebraska…she held the Wisconsin state high school girls’ scoring record at 2,601 points, until it was broken in 2004…she was a girl scout, and lists “Pretty Woman” as her favorite movie…she would like to work as a sideline reporter when her WNBA career is over.

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