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Danielle McCray #4 Guard/Forward

Danielle McCray
2012 Playoff Statistics
PPG0.0
RPG1.0
APG0.0
EFF -0.75

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Background

Career: Rugged and athletic guard…Great outside shooter with dependable three-point range and a quick release…Tenacious defender…Good rebounder who doesn’t mind physical contact.

2011 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games with 23 starts…Finished third on the team with 34 made threes on 87 attempts (.391)…Made 6 of 8 threes for a career-high 22 points in 26 minutes against Indiana (7/17)…Had more than one three in a game seven times…Had a memorable WNBA debut against Washington (6/4), going 5 of 5 from the field, 4 of 4 from three-point range, to finish with 14 points…Sun were 7-0 when McCray reached double figures…Tied for fifth on the team in scoring average (5.9 ppg.)…Had 43 assists…Was 14 of 27 from the field with seven threes in the last four games of the regular season, averaging 10.25 points per game.
In The Playoffs: Led the team with eight rebounds in Game 1 against Atlanta…Had 11 rebounds in the series…Started both games, playing 30 minutes.

2010 WNBA Season: Sat out the season after tearing her left anterior cruciate ligament during her senior season at Kansas.

Other Professional Experience: in Slovakia during the 2011-12 offseason playing for Good Angels Kosice of the FIBA Euroleague…Spent the 2010-11 offseason in Israel with Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion…Averaged 17.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 21 games for the Israeli squad.

College: Was averaging a team-high 19.8 points per game when she suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during a practice on Feb. 4, 2010…Finished third all-time with 1,934 career points at Kansas…Led the Jayhawks in scoring as a junior (21.6 ppg.) and a sophomore (14.9 ppg.)…Ranked second in the Big 12 in scoring as a junior…Despite injury, still led the team in made field goals (145) and made threes (48) as a senior…2009-10 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year candidate…One of 12 players on the Team USA squad that won the Gold Medal at the 2009 World University Games in Serbia.

Personal

Daughter of Ellareese and Dennis Tillman…Has a brother, Brandon Willingham, and a stepbrother, Shamar Tillman…Majored in communication studies…Plans to eventually pursue a career in computer programming…Named KC Metro and Kansas City Star High School Girls’ Player of the Year as a senior…All-time leading scorer in Olathe East High history with 1,234 points…Also finished with all-time program record for steals (221)…Averaged 23.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.1 assists per game as a senior…Three year varsity letterwinner was the KC Star Track Athlete of the Year in 2006…Won state titles in shot and triple jump as a junior and senior…Ranked sixth in the nation in shot…An honor roll student who was named to the Academic All-State team for basketball.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Sun in the first round (7th overall) of the 2010 WNBA Draft.