Players

Deanna Nolan # Guard/Forward

Deanna Nolan
2012 Regular Season Statistics
PPG-
RPG-
APG-
EFF-

Player Finder

Player Comparison

Close

Background

2008: Selected to the All-WNBA Second Team for the second time and the All-Defensive Second Team for the third time…Started all 34 games for the third consecutive season and averaged 15.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals in 33.6 minutes per game…Her 150 assists set a franchise record for assists in a season, the previous record was 135 assists…Scored the 3,000th point of her career at Los Angeles (6/11) and is the franchise scoring leader (3,412)…She is the first Shock player to reach the 3,000th-point plateau…Scored a franchise-high 44 points, including 20 fourth-quarter points and eight points in overtime on 15-22 shooting vs. Minnesota (6/22)…The 20-fourth-quarter points set a franchise record for points scored in a quarter…Tied her career high in assists with 11 vs. Atlanta (6/29)… Picked up her first career point/assist double-double with 18 points and a career-high-tying 11 assists vs. Atlanta (6/29)…Twice awarded Player of the Week Honors (6/22 & 7/20)…Passed the 750-assist milestone (at Houston, 7/24) and 800-assist milestone (vs. New York, 8/29)…Ranks 13th on the WNBA’s All-Time Assists list with 814 and is the ninth WNBA player to score 3,000 points and dish out 800 assists…Tied her career high in rebounds with 10 at Washington (9/6). 2008 Playoffs: Appeared in all nine games en route to winning her third WNBA championship…Averaged 17.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game…Led the league in minutes per game with 38.8…Scored her 750th career playoff point vs. San Antonio (10/5)…Tied her career playoff high in steals with four in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals (at San Antonio, 10/3)…Tied her career playoff high in minutes played (45) vs. Indiana (9/21)…

2007: Ranked 12th in the WNBA in scoring (16.3), 11th in assists (3.9), and third in minutes (34.5)…Led the team in scoring on 14 occasions and assists 15 times…Tied the franchise record for most consecutive 20 point games with 3…Her 36 point outburst at Conn. on 7/24 set a new franchise record for points in a game while setting a new career high in field goals made as well as tied the WNBA record for most FG made in a quarter with 7. 2007 Playoffs: Nolan’s 30 pts. vs. Indiana on 9/3 set a new franchise record for points in a playoff game…Recorded her first playoff double-double with 20 pts, 11 rebs at Phoenix on 9/11, her 11 rebs also set a new career playoff high…Set a new playoff high in blocks with 3 at Phoenix on Sept. 13… Averaged 18.9 points, 6.3 rebound and 4.1 assists per game during the 2007 postseason.

2006: Ranked 13th in the WNBA in scoring (13.8), 15th in steals (1.38), 10th in assists (3.6), 11th in free throw percentage (.850, 85-100) and seventh in minutes (31.2) . . . Led the Shock in assists and finished second in scoring and three-point field goal percentage (.345, 39-113) . . . Led the team in scoring on eight occasions, rebounding on two occasions, and assists on 16 occasions . . . Against Washington on June 24, she became the 40th WNBA player to score 2000 career points. 2006 Playoffs: Led the Shock in scoring (17.8), steals (1.60) and free throw percentage (.833, 25-30) while finishing second in assists (3.9) and field goal percentage (.486, 71-148) . . . Scored a career playoff record 27 points in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Connecticut on Aug. 26 . . . In the WNBA Finals, led the Shock in scoring (17.8) and steals (1.60) while finishing second in three-point field goal percentage (.400, 4-10) and third in assists (2.8).

2005: Recorded the fourth triple-double in WNBA history on May 21 when she scored 10 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out 11 assists vs. Connecticut . . . Her 11 assists that day set a franchise record as did her 47 minutes played at Charlotte on Aug. 6 . . . Ranked fifth in the WNBA in scoring (15.9), 11th in assists (3.7), eighth in steals (1.67), and second in minutes per game (36.8) . . . Led the team in scoring, assists, steals, minutes played, field goals (184), field goal attempts (462), three pointers (28), three-point field goal attempts (90), free throws (128), free throw attempts (160) and free throw percentage (.800) . . . Tied for second on the team in rebounds (4.7) and third in blocked shots (14) . . . Scored a career-high, WNBA season-high and franchise record 34 points vs. New York on June 3 . . . Became first Shock player with multiple 30-point games after scoring 32 at Indiana (June 15) . . . Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 17 occasions, in rebounding on five occasions and in assists on 17 occasions. 2005 Playoffs: Led the Shock in scoring (18.5) and tied for the team lead in assists (3.5) . . . Scored 23 points in Game 2 of the two-game series sweep by Connecticut.

2004: Ranked 13th in the league in scoring (13.6), 15th in assists (3.3) and fifth in steals (1.94) . . . Led the Shock in field goal attempts (435), three-point field goals (33), three-point field goal attempts (114) and steals (66) . . . Was second on the team in field goals (166) and free throw percentage (.798), third in assists and fourth in rebounding (3.9) and blocked shots (12) . . . Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on 11 occasions, in rebounding on two occasions and in assists on eight occasions. 2004 Playoffs: Led Shock qualifiers in scoring (18.0), three-point field goal percentage (.308, 4-of-13) and free throw percentage (.933, 14-of-15) . . . Scored 20 points in the series-opener, 18 in Game 2 and 16 in the final game of Detroit three-game loss to Connecticut.

2003: Ranked 5th in the WNBA in three-point field goal percentage (.421, 48-of-114) . . . Led team three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage (.792, 76-of-96) . . . Connected on three game-winning shots in closing seconds: July 16th at the buzzer to defeat Indiana and end the Fever’s 13-game home winning streak, July 19th at Cleveland with less than three ticks on the clock and August 10th versus New York with a three-pointer in the closing seconds of overtime . . . Led or tied for the lead in scoring six times, assists eight times and rebounds one time. 2003 Playoffs: Finished second on the team in scoring (15.5) and three-point field goal percentage (.447, 21-of-27) and was third in assists (2.6) during their eight-game playoff run . . . In the Finals, led the Shock in scoring (15.3), was second in three-point field goal percentage (.375, 6-of-16) and tied for second in assists (3.0) . . . Scored 26 points in Game 3 of Detroit’s first round games vs. Cleveland on Sept. 2.

2002: Led Shock regulars in made three pointers, three point field goal attempts, threepoint field goal percentage (.368, 42-of-114) . . . Ranked second on the team in steals (27) and free throw percentage (.806, 29-of-36), third in assists (62) field goals (103) and field goal attempts (248), and tied for third in blocked shots (12) . . . Led or tied for the team lead in scoring on three occasions and in assists on four occasions.

2001: Ranked 19th in the WNBA in free throw percentage (.811, 43-of-53) . . . Led Shock regulars in free-throw percentage while finishing third in made three pointers (21) and second in three-point field goal attempts (73) . . . Ranked third in free throw percentage and eighth in scoring average (7.1) among WNBA rookies . . . Led team in scoring on three occasions.

COLLEGE: Named Second Team All-SEC by both coaches and media for the 2000-01 season and was named to the All-SEC Tournament team . . . Averaged 13.4 points and 3.3 assists during final season at Georgia . . . During the 1999-2000 season, was named First Team All-SEC by the coaches and Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press . . . Also was named to the Kodak District 3 All-American team . . . Averaged 11.0 points for her career, along with 2.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds . . . While playing for the Lady Bulldogs, her team reached the 1999 NCAA Final Four and the 2000 NCAA Elite Eight.

Honors, Records & Awards:

  • WNBA Champion: 2003, 2006, 2008
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2006
  • WNBA All-Star: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
  • All-WNBA First Team: 2005, 2007
  • All-WNBA Second Team: 2003, 2008
  • WNBA All-Defense First Team: 2007
  • WNBA All-Defense Second Team: 2005, 2006, 2008
  • WNBA Community Assist Award: 2007
  • Named WNBA Player of the Week twice in 2008
  • Detroit Sports Broadcasters Association Player of the Year: 2007
  • Personal

    Born Deana Nicole Nolan, but had her first name legally changed to Deanna, with two Ns, while in college . . . Nickname is “Tweety”. . . Led Flint Northern to two MHSAA state championships in 1994 and 1995 . . . Was named Michigan’s Miss Basketball for the 1995 MHSAA season. . . Was called the “Michael Jordan” of women’s basketball by Vanderbilt Head Coach Jim Foster . . . Received her degree from Georgia in December of 2001.

    Career Transactions

    Selected by Detroit in the first round (sixth overall) of WNBA Draft, April 20, 2001.