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2002:
In 32 games, averaged 8.6 ppg, 5.1 rpg and 1.2 apg in 24.3 mpg…One of only three player to start all 32 games (Cash, Nolan)…Led team in FG percentage (.467)…Second on team in FGA’s (353), FGM (126), rebounds (162), defensive rebounds (118), 3.7 drpg, 5.1 rpg…Third on team in minutes played (776), offensive rebounds (44), points (275)…Tied for third on team in blocks (12)…Fourth on team with 24.3 mpg, personal fouls (65), turnovers (58), 8.6 ppg…Fifth on team with 1.4 orpg, 1.8 tpg…Led team in scoring three one time, rebounds seven times and assists one time…Scored 10-plus points 15 times, grabbed 10-plus rebounds one time.

2001:
In 32 games, 31 as a starter, averaged 11.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.5 apg and 28.5 mpg…One of only four Shock players (Brown, Canty, Tornikidou) to play in all 32 regular season games…Led team with 11.8 ppg, 376 total points scored, 913 total minutes played, 156 FG’s, 341 FGA’s, 76 FTA’s, 171 total rebounds, 60 offensive rebounds, total blocks (28), average blocks per game (.88), turnovers (73), average turnovers pr game (2.3) and was one of only three Shock players to foul out of a game (Brown, Farris)…Second on team in starts (31), FT’s (59), defensive rebounds (111), rebounding average (5.3 rpg) personal fouls (82)…Third on team in FG percentage (.457, 156-341)…Fifth on team in 3PT FG percentage (5-15), total assists (49) and total steals (22)…Tied for fifth on team with 1.5 apg average…Sixth on team in FT percentage (.776, 59-76)…Scored 10-plus points 18 times, 15-plus points 10 times and 20-plus points a team-high six times...Recorded her third double-double of her WNBA career with 20 points and 10 rebounds at Washington 7/11 -- one of only five double-doubles on the season for the Shock, Palmer (3) and Canty (1)…Tallied a career-high 24 points in the Shock's home opener vs. the Houston 6/2, marking the most points scored by a Shock player in both a season and home opener all-time…Posted 20-plus points in back-to-back games scoring a game-high 23 points (10-16 FG3-3FT) at Phoenix on 7/26 and a team-high 23 points (11-16 FG, 1-1 3FG, 0-1 FT) at Seattle on 7/24 for the first time in career...Ranked T17th in the WNBA in field goal percentage (.457, 156-of-341), 18th in blocks (0.88 bpg), T22nd in scoring with 11.8 ppg, T24th in rebounding average (5.3 rpg) and T32nd in FT percentage (59-76).

2000:
Played and started in all 32 regular season games...One of only three Shock players to play in all 32 games and one of only two Shock players to start each of the 32 games…Led Shock with 22 total blocked shots...Finished 15th in WNBA in rebounding (5.8 rpg)...Finished 16th in WNBA in FG percentage (.474, 158-333)...Netted back-to-back double-digit scoring games for the first time in her career with 10 points at Minnesota (6/5) and 11 points vs. New York (6/7) ...Recorded first career double-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds versus Cleveland (7/31)...Recorded a double-double in Shock's next game with 15 points and career-best 12 rebounds versus Los Angeles (8/2)...Hit first-ever WNBA three-pointer 7/26 vs. Miami...Second on team in scoring average (10.8 ppg) and total points (346)...Second on team in rebounding average (5.8 rpg) and second on team in total rebounds (187)...Second on team in defensive rebounds (122) and second on team in offensive rebounds (65)...Third on team in total minutes played (868)...Fourth on team in FG percentage (.474)...

1999:
Saw action in 31 games, starting one...Made first career start versus Cleveland 7/31...Missed one game due to suspension (at Houston 7/27)...

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Played professionally in Italian League during 2001-02 WNBA off-season…Played in four professional leagues since fall of 1998 (Italian 2000-01, WNBA 1999, American Basketball League 1998-99 and French League 1999-2000)...Played in the ABL for the Seattle Reign (1997-98, 1998-99)...Drafted in the second round (13th overall) by Seattle in the 1997 ABL Draft...Averaged 4.9 ppg and 2.5 rpg...Shot 46.7% from the field and 75.0% from the free throw line...In 36 games, averaged 5.4 ppg and 2.3 rpg in just 10.8 minutes per game her 1997-98 ABL rookie season.

COLLEGE:
Graduate of the most successful NAIA women’s basketball program in America, Southern Nazarene University…Helped Southern Nazarene to a 126-8 record (.940 winning percentage), never losing more than four games in any one season, while winning four Sooner Athletic Conference titles and four NAIA National Championships…One of only four players ever to win a National Championship in each year of college eligibility…Scored 2,126 points in her career, ranking second on school’s all-time list…Averaged 19.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg, shooting .541 percent from the field as a senior…Named Kodak/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NAIA All-American as a senior…Two-time NAIA First Team All-American…Named the NAIA National Tournament MVP as a Scholar Athlete (1996-97)…All-time leading rebounder in NAIA National Tournament history…Named the Sooner Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year as a senior and was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year during sophomore, junior and senior seasons.


Personal

  • Played for the Senegal National Team at the 1998 FIBA World Championships in Germany
  • Participated in a summer internship at Phoenix Life Insurance
  • Graduated college cum laude.

  • Career Transactions

    Drafted in the second round (#22 overall) of 2001 WNBA Draft by the Detroit Shock.

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