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Background

WNBA TRANSACTIONS:
3/23/07: Acquired from Chicago in exchange for the Monarchs 2007 first round draft pick…11/16/05: Selected by the Chicago Sky in the 2005 WNBA Expansion Draft…4/16/05: Selected by Sacramento in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2005 WNBA Draft.

2008 WNBA SEASON:
Averaged 4.5 ppg (.400 FG%, .286 3FG%, .765 FT%), 1.3 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.0 bpg and 15.1 mpg in 26 games played... Recorded a new career-high 18 points in the Monarchs 105-97 win over Phoenix on 7/12...Season-highs: points – 18 (vs. Phoenix, 7/12); rebounds – 5 (vs. Indiana, 6/24); assists – 6 (vs. Detroit, 7/20); steals – 5 (at Los Angeles, 8/28); blocks – 1 (at Minnesota, 6/12).

WNBA CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Averaging 5.5 ppg (.376 FG%, .281 3FG%, .735FT%), 1.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.1 bpg and 20.3 mpg through four WNBA seasons and 121 career games (79 starts) with Sacramento and Chicago…Started all 34 regular season games in 2005 and all eight playoff games as a rookie with the Sacramento Monarchs…2007: Averaged 6.4 ppg, (.376 FG%, .333 3FG%, .769 FT%), 1.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.9 spg, 0.2 bpg and 20.5 mpg through 34 games played (34 started)…WNBA All-Defensive Second Team honoree…Scored in double figures in seven games…Scored a career-high 17 points vs. Houston (6/16)…Grabbed a season-high five rebounds at Indiana (8/5)…Dished out a season-high four assists at Houston (8/10)….PLAYOFFS: Averaged 3.0 ppg (.250 FG%, 1.000 3FG%, 1.000 FT%), 2.3 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.3 bpg and 15.3 mpg through three games played (three started)…2006: Averaged 6.5 ppg (.335 FG%, .265 3FG%, .738 FT%), 2.6 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.3 bpg and 24.0 mpg through 27 games played (11 starts)… Scored a season-high 15 points at Washington (7/9)…Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds at Indiana (8/13)…Stole the ball a career-high six times vs. San Antonio (6/17)…2005: Averaged 4.4 ppg (.403 FG%, .240 3FG%, .611 FT%), 1.9 rpg, 1.6 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.3 bpg and 21.0 mpg through 34 games played (34 games started)…Dished out a career-high six assists vs. San Antonio (6/13)…PLAYOFFS: Averaged 5.8 ppg (.429 FG%, .500 3FG%, .667 FT%), 1.8 rpg, 1.0 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.3 bpg and 22.8 mpg in eight playoff games (eight started).

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Played for Carispe La Spezia in Italy during the 2007-08 off-season, averaging 15.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.5 apg, 3.0 spg, 0.6 bpg, and 34.1 mpg through 26 games…During the 2005-06 off-season played for Raanana Hertzliya in Israel averaging 14.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 2.6 apg, 1.6 spg, 0.1 bpg and 32.4 mpg.

COLLEGE:
Started 95 of 104 games at Rutgers…Averaged 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.8 steals per contest…Scored in doubledigits in 50 games (four 20+ points) with two 10+ rebounding games and two double-doubles…2004-05: 2005 BIG EAST Conference Defensive Player of the Year…All BIG EAST Third Team…All-Met First Team honoree…Averaged 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.1 steals…Started 32 of 33 games…Recorded 15 double-figure scoring games…Second on the team with 70 steals…2003-04: Named Rutgers Most Valuable Player…Averaged 11 points, 2.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game…Scored in double digits in 11 games (two 20+ points)…Battled through injuries to appear in 21 games for the Scarlet Knights, making 20 starts…Ranked 13th in steals per game (1.69) in the BIG EAST Conference-only statistics…Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (2/2)…2002-03: Started all 29 games…Averaged 10.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game…Recorded 22 double-digit scoring games, one double-figure rebounding game and one double-double…2001-02: Played in 21 games, making 14 starts…Averaged 6.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game…Tallied three 10+ scoring games (one 20+ point game), one double-digit rebounding game and one double-double.




Personal

  • Parents are Waymond and Mary Newton
  • Has an older sister, Keidra and a nephew, Eric
  • Director of Player Development for alma mater, Rutgers University, during the 2006-2007 season
  • Played in the Phoenix/Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) High School All-America Game
  • Named a Phoenix/WBCA All-American, a Parade Third-Team All-American and an All-Star Girls Report Fourth-Team All-American as a senior
  • Averaged 26.8 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 4.2 steals and 2.1 blocked shots per game as a senior at Carroll High School
  • Three-time First-Team All-State selection and earned Honorable Mention status as a freshman
  • Two-time Northeast Louisiana Player of the Year
  • Honored as her district’s Most Valuable Player her final three seasons
  • Named a Nike and Adidas All-American and also was an Honorable Mention All-American according to both Street & Smith’s and USA Today in 2000
  • Played for the Monroe Magic club team that reached the 1999 semifinals and the 1998 championship game at the AAU National Tournament
  • Competed in the high jump and long jump on the Carroll High School track and field team
  • A straight-A student at CHS in addition to being the class valedictorian and class treasurer

Career Transactions

3/23/07: Acquired from Chicago in exchange for the Monarchs 2007 first round draft pick…11/16/05: Selected by the Chicago Sky in the 2005 WNBA Expansion Draft…4/16/05: Selected by Sacramento in the second round (22nd overall) of the 2005 WNBA Draft.

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