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Ashley Battle #22 Forward

Ashley Battle
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2008(New York):
Appeared in all 34 games … Led the team in scoring once … Posted 10-plus points three times … SEASoN hIGhS: PTS – 17 (@ MIN, 6/24); REB – 5 (PHX, 6/22); AST – 5 (@ HOU, 9/02); STL – 3, (WAS, 7/17); BS – 1, (IND, 6/26); FGM – 6, (PHX, 6/22); FGA – 12 (@ MIN, 6/24); FTM – 5, (@ MIN, 6/24); FTA – 8, (@ MIN, 6/24); MIN – 26, (@ MIN, 6/24) … PLAYoffS: Appeared in all six games, averaging 15.3 minutes, 3.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists across the two series … Scored career high seven points in Game 1 victory over Connecticut in Eastern Conference Semi-Finals.

2007 (New York):
Appeared in all 34 games and started in career-high five matches … Leading bench scorer with a career-best average of 7.4 ppg … Led the team in scoring three times and rebounding once … SEASON HIGHS: Points – 18, (Connecticut, 6/20); Rebounds – 8, (@ Detroit, 6/8); Assists – 4, (Indiana, 6/5); Steals – 4, two times (last, 6/20); Blocks – 1, (Sacramento, 6/26); FGM – 7, (Indiana, 6/5); FGA – 13 (@ Sacramento, 6/22); FT – 5, (Detroit, 8/12); FTA – 5, (Twice, 8/12); Min. – 36, (Indiana, 6/1) … PLAYOFFS: Averaged 21.0 mpg in the three-game series against Detroit.

2006 (New York):
Started for New York in two games and played in 33…Shot 80 percent from the free throw line…Had a total of 64 rebounds grabbing six on those for her career high on June 1 against Detroit … SEASON HIGHS: Points - 21, (Chicago, 8/5); Rebounds - 6, (@ Detroit, 6/1); Assists - 5, (@ Charlotte, 7/29); Steals - 3, four times (last vs. Indiana, 6/13); Blocks - 1, three times (last vs. Charlotte, 8/11); FGM - 7, (Chicago, 8/5); FGA - 14 (@ Detroit, 6/1); FT - 6, (Chicago, 8/5); FTA - 6, (Chicago, 8/5); Min. - 29, (@ Detroit, 6/1).

2005 (Seattle):
Played her first WNBA minutes against the Houston Comets on May 27, 2005 and scored her first WNBA point two days later against San Antonio … Tallied two points and two rebounds in two games for the Storm.

AS A COLLEGIAN:
(2004-2005) Finished her senior season averaging 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists per game … Finished her Husky career with 7.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg, and 1.7 apg … (2003-2004) Appeared in 25 games, averaging 7.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists … Member of the UConn NCAA National Championship Team … (2002-2003) Posted a career-high 8.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game … Named the Big East Defensive Player of the Year ... Member of the UConn NCAA National Championship Team ... (2001-2002) Averaged 5.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in her freshman season at UConn … Member of the UConn NCAA National Championship Team.

INTERNATIONAL:
Prior to the 2008 season, played in Spain for Club Baloncesto San Jose, averaging 6.8 ppg and 4.0 rpg … Previously played Gran Canaria in Spain before the 2007 season, shooting .400 from the field and grabbing 5.1 rpg.

Personal

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA … Attended high school in Wheeling, West Virginia … Started playing sports at the age of four and picked up organized basketball in fifth grade at the age of 10 … Credits her active, athletic family as her back bone of support and influence to participate in sports … .Nickname is AB … Enjoys drawing cartoons and says her friends consider her to be the "tech nut" because of her knack to fix things and always wants the newest gadgets … Currently enrolled in an online sport management graduate program at Drexel University.

Career Transactions

Selected by Seattle in the second round (25th overall) of the WNBA Draft, April 16, 2005. ...Signed by New York, February 7, 2006.