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Coquese Washington | 4
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2003
Statistics
 PPG 3.2
 RPG 1.50
 APG 2.4
 EFF+ 3.80
Position:  G
Born: 01/17/71
Height: 5-6 /  1,68
Weight: 138  lbs. / 62,6  kg.
College: Notre Dame '93
Career Highlights
Has averaged 2.7 points and 2.0 assists in four seasons with New York and Houston
  • traded to Houston from Portland in exchange for Mila Nikolich on January 28, 2000
  • selected by Portland from New York in the fourth round (13th overall) of the WNBA Expansion Draft on December 15, 1999
  • assigned to the Liberty on May 8, 1998
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  • BACKGROUND

    2002 PLAYOFFS:
    In the Fever’s three-game first round series vs. New York, she averaged 8.3 points and 4.7 assists in 36.7 minutes per game...she shot 9-27 from the floor, including 6-16 3-pt FG...she had three steals and six rebounds in the series...she scored in double figures in a playoff game for the first time with 13 points vs. New York, 8/16...in that game, she shot 5-9 FG, 2-5 3-pt FG

    2002:
    She was acquired by the Fever in exchange for guard Rita Williams, 7/20, and immediately began to flourish...in 11 games with the Fever, she averaged 7.3 points, 4.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 29.5 minutes...at the time of the trade, she was averaging 2.1 points, 1.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 16.6 minutes for the Comets...the Fever was 8-3 with her on the roster and was 6-2 when she was in the starting lineup...she scored 10+ points three times with the Fever, compared to four times in the first 144 games of her WNBA career...she scored a career-high 14 points twice – at Los Angeles, 7/28, and at Cleveland, 8/13 – and led the Fever in scoring in that game against the Sparks...in just her second outing with the Fever, she came off the bench to snare a career-high five steals...with the Fever, she had two or more steals seven times averaging 2.1 per game, compared to 0.62 in 13 games with the Comets...a streak of 10 straight games with at least one steal came to an end in the season-ending game at Cleveland, 8/13...she handed out a career high and Fever franchise-record 11 assists in a 70-63 win against Orlando, 8/7...in that game, she added 10 points for just the second points-assists double-double in Fever history...she ranked 15th in the WNBA with an assists-to-turnover ratio for the season of 1.80...with the Fever, she had 48 assists and 24 turnovers (2.0-to-1)...she totaled just seven turnovers in the last six games and had none in the last two games...with Indiana she shot 14-31 3-pt FG (.452), compared to 8-21 (.381) in 21 games with the Comets.

    2001:
    Started all 32 games at point guard, averaging 5.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists … ranked among the WNBA best in steals (2.16 per game, 4th) and assists (3.8 per game, 10th) … paced the team in rebounding twice … was Houston’s third leading scorer (5.3 ppg) … recorded career-high 12 points vs. Minnesota on August 13 … collected 10 points, a career-high nine rebounds and tied a season-high with six assists vs. Orlando August 3, falling short one rebound of her first career double-double … had 11 points, registered seven rebounds, five assists and two steals vs. New York July 28.

    2000:
    Played in 25 games with Houston … averaged 1.7 points and 1.0 assist … scored a season-high seven points on four occasions … twice distributed season-best four assists.

    1999:
    Averaged 4.1 minutes per game, 0.6 points and 0.8 assists per game with New York.

    1998:
    Recorded averages of 8.1 minutes, 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game in 28 contests with the Liberty … had a career-high eight assists at Los Angeles on August 8.

    OTHER BASKETBALL EXPERIENCE:
    Spent the 1996-97 season as the starting point guard for the Portland Power of the American Basketball League (ABL) … averaged 3.4 points, 3.0 assists and 1.7 rebound per game … played for the New England All-Stars, where she averaged 17.0 points, 4.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game … also played for the Hoosier All-Stars, posting 16.7 points, 5.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.


    PERSONAL

    Born Coquese Makebra Washington on January 17, 1971, in Flint, Michigan
  • nicknames are “Co,” “Quese,” “Shorty,” and “Half-Pint”
  • serves as an assistant basketball coach with Notre Dame women’s basketball team during the offseason
  • was an assistant on the women’s 2001 NCAA Championship Fighting Irish staff
  • taught for a year at Flint Northwestern High School after college
  • was inspired by Coach Muffet McGraw at Notre Dame, who “helped me develop into a point guard and develop the mentality of being able to affect the game by playing hard-nosed defense”
  • advises young basketball players to have fun with the game, “It should be something you enjoy, not a chore!”
  • has six brothers and a sister: Ameer, India, Stephanie, Kenyatta, DeAndre and Courtney
  • enjoys reading, writing, playing Nintendo and watching sports
  • is most proud of getting her B.A. in three years
  • favorite food is broccoli
  • favorite book is Roots by Alex Haley
  • writes a “Hoops Clinic” column for Women’s Basketball Magazine.



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