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HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a restricted free agent on 3/17/09

CAREER NOTES: A French-speaking member of the Congolese National Team, Ngoyisa (pronounced GOY-suh) was signed by the Silver Stars as a restricted free agent from the Indiana Fever where she spent the 2008 season after her negotiating rights were acquired from the Chicago Sky in a training camp trade, in exchange for K.B. Sharp…she did not play during the 2007 WNBA season.

2008: Appeared in 31 games for the Indiana Fever, averaging 2.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game… Scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds on May 29 against Los Angeles… Also blocked two shots and recorded two steals in that game… Scored six points and grabbed two rebounds against Chicago on July 2... Also had six points and two rebounds against Houston on June 7… Tallied eight points and four rebounds against Connecticut on Aug. 28.

2006: Chosen with the 11th pick in the 2006 WNBA Expansion Draft by Chicago, she was the Sky's leading rebounder (5.7 rpg) and second-leading scorer (10.1 ppg)…she ranked 20th in the league in rebounding overall and was 18th in offensive rebounds per game (2.2)…she scored in double figures 16 times, including a career-high 23 points on 9-of-17 FG and 5-of-7 FT at Charlotte on Aug. 12…she scored 10+ points in each of the season's last four games (15.0 ppg) and shot 25-of-42 from the floor (.595) in those contests…she had a pair of double-doubles, including the first of her career – 11 points and 10 boards at Sacramento June 10…she claimed a career-high 11 rebounds while scoring 12 points at Minnesota July 19…she dealt a career-high four assists vs. Minnesota July 28.

2005: After a two-year absence from the WNBA, she was signed by the San Antonio Silver Stars in April 2005…she averaged 4.3 ppg and 2.3 rpg, connecting on better than 56 percent from the floor (46-of-81, .568) and a career-best 73.1 percent from the foul line (19-of-26)…she scored 10+ points four times for the Silver Stars…she had a season-high seven rebounds vs. Sacramento Aug. 2.

2002: As a rookie, she made seven appearances for the New York Liberty, totaling 12 minutes with six points and five rebounds…she collected two boards in her first career outing at Portland May 29.

OVERSEAS: 2007-08: She helped lead Famila Wuber Schio to the Italian A1 championship by averaging 10.7 ppg and 4.9 rpg, both of which were third-best on the team…having shot a team best 62.5 percent from the floor, she ranked second in the league in field goal accuracy…she played in 33 of 34 games for Schio and started 15 times…in 16 EuroCup games, she averaged 11.0 ppg and 5.1 rpg…she had one double-double, scoring 21 points and hauling in 11 rebounds vs. Nadezhda of the Russian Superleague…Schio also won the EuroCup championship. 2006-07: In 10 appearances and seven starts for Schio, she averaged 10.1 ppg and 6.6 rpg…her rebounding average was second on the team…she shot 38-of-68 from the floor (.559) and was second on the team in field goal accuracy. 2005-06: Playing for Cercle Jean Mace Bourges French LFB, she averaged 15.1 ppg and 7.5 rpg…she led the LFB by making better than 75 percent of her shots from the floor (.752)…in 15 EuroLeague games, she averaged 13.1 ppg and 7.7 rpg…she also led EuroLeague in field goal accuracy by shooting 67.8 percent from the floor. 2004-05: In her first season in Europe, she played for Banco di Sicilia Ribera of the Italian A1 league, where she was the team's leading scorer and rebounder at 18.4 ppg and 11.0 rpg…she shot nearly 64 percent from the floor (.637) and 71.2 percent from the foul line.


Personal

PERSONAL: She has played for the Democratic Republic of Congo's national team…her native language is French.

BORN: August 26, 1982 in Zaire (now known as Democratic Republic of the Congo)


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