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Betty Lennox #7 Guard

Betty Lennox
2011 Regular Season Statistics
PPG1.9
RPG0.9
APG0.6
EFF +0.67

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2011: Appeared in nine games with the Shock, averaging 1.9 points in 6.1 minutes a game … Missed the last 12 games of the seasons with a concussion.

Betty Lennox returns to the Sparks for the 2010 season bringing ten years of WNBA experience to a team thriving with talent. The 5’8” guard was the sixth overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2000 WNBA Draft and was named 2000 Rookie of the Year and an All-Star. In 2004, Lennox helped to lead the Seattle Storm to the WNBA Championship and received the Finals MVP award.

Last season, Lennox battled through a nagging knee injury to give the Sparks stability in a lineup that was missing several key players throughout the season. Lennox averaged 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists while providing sharp shooting and an unequaled energy off the bench. She earned the nickname “Betty Buckets” for her clutch shots in crucial moments during the 2009 season.

Lennox averaged 17.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 34 outings with the Atlanta Dream in 2008. She led the Eastern Conference in points, the most she has averaged in her WNBA career.

Born in Hugo, Okla., Lennox is the eighth of nine children. She had five older brothers who spent their free time playing basketball when they were not working hard on the family farm.

Lennox spent her first two college seasons playing for Trinity Valley Community College in Texas and was part of the Tigers’ 1998 Junior College National Championship. She transferred to Louisiana Tech, and in her senior season was named the 2000 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year and a U.S. Basketball Writers Association First Team All- American.

In 2005, Lennox started the Lennox Foundation 22 to support kids in all communities that battle with the horrors of neglect and abuse. Her foundation strives to give them the opportunity to experience life in a different way; by giving them support, love, education, and self-motivation through basketball. Lennox won the WNBA’s Community Assist Award in June 2006 for making a difference in the Seattle area.

Quick Facts:
  • 2000 WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • 2000 All-WNBA Second Team and WNBA All-Star
  • 2004 WNBA Finals MVP
  • Led the Eastern Conference in 2008 with 17.5 points per game
2009
  • Averaged 10.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game
  • Sixth in the league in free throw percentage (89.4%)
2008
  • Reached 3,000 point and 1,000 rebound milestones
  • Led the Eastern Conference in points per game (17.5)
  • Fourth in the league in total points (595)
  • Averaged 4.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game
2007
  • Fourteenth in the league in points per game (13.4)
  • Third in free-throw percentage (90.9%)
  • Averaged 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game
2006
  • Reached 2,000 point milestone
  • Grabbed her 200th steal vs. the Sparks on 6/28/06
  • Fifteenth in the league in points per game (13.7)
  • Averaged 4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 34 games
2005
  • Hit 200th career three-pointer vs. NY on 7/19/05
  • Averaged 12.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.25 steals per game.
  • Missed six games with a left wrist injury
2004
  • 2004 WNBA Finals MVP
  • Averaged 11.2 points, 5 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 32 for Seattle
2003
  • Averaged 7.6 points and 2.6 rebounds, and 16.5 minutes per game for the Cleveland Rockers
2002
  • Traded to Miami Sol 5 games into 2002 season
  • Hit 46 three-point field goals
  • Averaged 11.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game for the Sol
2001
  • Missed 20 games with a hip injury
  • Averaged 11 points and 4.9 rebounds in 11 games
2000
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year
  • All-WNBA Second Team and WNBA All-Star
  • Tenth in the league in points per game (16.9) and ninth in total points (541)
  • Led the Lynx in rebounds (5.6) and steals (1.66) per game
  • Hit 55 three-pointers and finished fifth in three-point percentage (39.6%)

Personal

  • Full name is Betty Bernice Lennox.
  • Daughter of Bernice Lennox.
  • Has fi ve brothers, Freddy, Karl, A.B., Alfred and Charles, and three sisters, Lela, Ruby and Victoria.
  • Started her own foundation, the Lennox Foundation 22, to help neglected or abused children and received the WNBA’s Community Assist Award in June, 2006.
  • Her favorite basketball highlight was winning the Junior College National Championship.
  • Career Transactions

  • Signed by the Tulsa Shock on 7/15/11
  • Acquired by the Atlanta Dream from the Seattle Storm in the 2008.
  • Selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the first round (sixth pick overall) of the 2000 WNBA Draft .
  • Traded by the Lynx with a 2003 first-round draft pick to the Miami Sol for Tamara Moore and a 2003 second-round pick on 6/13/02
  • Selected by the Cleveland Rockers in first round (third pick overall) of the 2003 Dispersal Draft
  • Selected by the Seattle Storm in the first round (sixth overall) in the 2004 WNBA Dispersal Draft.