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DeLisha Milton

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CAREER:
Back-to-back WNBA Champion with the Los Angeles Sparks (2001-02) ... Two-time WNBA All-Star (2000, 2007) ... One of five players all-time with over 5,000 points and 2,400 rebounds ... Ranks fourth all-time with 603 steals, fifth with 2,492 career rebounds, eighth with 5,415 points and 12th with 328 blocks ... Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (4th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft.

2013 (San Antonio/New York): Began the season with San Antonio, appearing in 15 games ... Averaged 9.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 rebounds per game with the Stars ... Claimed off waivers by the Liberty and played the final 11 games of the season with New York ... Averaged 6.7 points and 3.3 rebounds per game for the Liberty.

2012 (Los Angeles): Started all 34 regular-season games, extending her consecutive games started streak to 168 ... Averaged 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game ... Ranked third on the team in rebounding ... Notched 18 double-digit scoring performances ... Became the ninth player in WNBA history to reach the 5,000 point plateau with seven points at Tulsa on July 26 ... Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against San Antonio and both Western Conference Final games against Minnesota ... Averaged 5.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game through the four playoff games.

2011 (Los Angeles): Was the only Sparks player to start all 34 regular-season games ... Averaged 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game ... Led the team in total points (397) and rebounds (158) ... Ranked second in points per game (11.7) and rebounds per contest (4.6) ... Led the team in scoring seven times, including 27 points against New York on June 21 for her highest-scoring effort in three seasons ... Notched 18 double-digit scoring performances ... Became the second all-time leading scorer in Sparks history on July 31, passing Mwadi Mabika ... One of 30 finalists for the WNBA Top 15.

2010 (Los Angeles): Started all 34 regular-season games ... Averaged 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.09 steals per game ... Scoring average marked a career-high ... Ranked 12th in the WNBA in total points (522) ... Ranked third on the team in scoring and rebounding average ... Scored her 4,000th career point against Minnesota on Aug. 20 ... Playoffs: Started both Western Conference semifinal games against Seattle ... Averaged 10.5 points and a team-best 8.5 rebounds per game through the two playoff games.

2009 (Los Angeles): Started all 33 regular-season games in which she played ... Averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game ... Led the team in steals per game ... Ranked third on the team in total points (338) and total rebounds (157) ... Playoffs: Started all six games ... Helped the Sparks advance to the Western Conference Finals for the second-consecutive season ... Averaged 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.67 steals per game through six postseason games.

2008 (Los Angeles): Played in 32 games, starting 31 ... Averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.10 steals per game ... Ranked 15th in the WNBA in rebounding average ... Ranked second on the team in scoring average and rebounding ... Playoffs: Started all six games, helping the Sparks advance to the Western Conference Finals ... Averaged 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.33 steals per game through the six playoff games.

2007 (Washington): Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team as a member of the Washington Mystics ... Started all 34 regular-season games ... Averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.53 steals per game ... Ranked second on the team in scoring average, rebounding average and steals per game ... Ranked seventh in the WNBA and tied a career-high with 1.1 blocks per contest ... Eclipsed the 3,000-point plateau with 57 seconds to play in an overtime win at Minnesota on July 20.

2006 (Washington): Played in regular-season 23 games, starting 20 ... Averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.52 steals per game ... Ranked second on the team in scoring average and steals per game ... Playoffs: Started both Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Connecticut ... Averaged 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.50 steals per game through the two playoff games ... Led the team in rebounding average and ranked second in scoring average.

2005 (Washington): Played in 33 regular-season games, starting 30 ... Averaged 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.73 blocks per game ... Ranked seventh in the league in steals per game ... Ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding average ... Eclipsed the 2,000 point milestone with 11 points in her Mystics debut at Charlotte on May 21, 2005.

2004 (Los Angeles): Started in all 19 regular-season games in which she played before being sidelined with a sprained MCL ... Averaged 9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.21 steals per game ... Finished second on the team in rebounding average and fourth in scoring average despite playing in only 56 percent of the teams regular-season games.

2003 (Los Angeles): Played in 31 regular-season games, starting 30 ... Averaged 13.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.58 steals per game ... Ranked eighth in the WNBA and led the team in steals per game ... Ranked third on the team in total points (416) and second in total rebounds (220) ... Playoffs: Started all nine games ... Averaged 14.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.89 steals per game through the nine playoff games ... Led the team in steals per game and total steals (17) ... Ranked second on the team in scoring average and rebounds per game.

2002 (Los Angeles): Helped the Sparks win their second-consecutive WNBA title ... Played in all 32 regular-season games with 25 starts ... Averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.56 steals per game ... Led the Sparks in steals per game while ranking second in rebounding average and third in points per game ... Playoffs: Played in all six games, starting three ... Averaged 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.67 steals per game through the six playoff games ... Ranked second on the team in steals per game and rebounding average and third in points per game.

2001 (Los Angeles): Helped the Sparks win their first WNBA title ... Played in all 32 regular-season games, starting 27 ... Averaged 10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.53 steals per game ... Led the Sparks in steals per game ... Ranked third in total points (330) and total rebounds (169) ... Set a career-high with 1.1 blocks per game ... Playoffs: Started all seven games en route to the WNBA title ... Averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game through the seven postseason contest ... Ranked third on the team in scoring and rebounding average.

2000 (Los Angeles): Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team ... Started all 32 regular-season games ... Averaged 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.38 steals ... Ranked second on the team in rebounding average and total rebounds (194) and third in scoring average ... Playoffs: Started all four games ... Averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.50 steals per game through the four postseason games ... Tied for the team lead in steals per game, ranked second in rebounding average and third in points per game.

1999 (Los Angeles): Started all 32 regular-season games ... Averaged 9.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.47 steals per game while shooting 53 percent from the field ... Led the team in steals per game, ranked second in rebounding average and third in points per game ... Playoffs: Started all four games ... Averaged 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.75 steals per game through the four postseason games ... Ranked second on the team in scoring, rebounding average and steals per game.

COLLEGE:
Played at Florida from 1993-997, capping her senior year as Florida’s first Wade Trophy recipient ... Was the SEC Player of the Year and First Team All-American ... Named the NCAA Mideast Regional Most Outstanding Player ... Three-time All-SEC honoree ... First Florida athlete- male or female – to earn first team All-America honors for basketball ... Scored in double figures in 100 of 125 career games ... Became the third player in school history to reach the 1,000 rebound plateau ... Became the 10th Lady Gator to top the 1,000-point plateau ... Unanimous SEC All-Freshman Team selection.

Personal

Delisha LaChell Milton ... Born on September 11, 1974 in Jesup, Ga. ... Daughter of Beverly J. Milton ... Has one sister, Charmaine ... Sister, Charmaine, played basketball for Florida in 1995 and 1996 after transferring from Stetson (Fla.) University ... Married Roland Jones on June 30, 2004 ... Became the second woman to coach a men’s professional basketball team when she took over the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars in 2005 ... Appeared in the 2000 film Love & Basketball ... Graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a degree in sports management and a minor in communications.

Career Transactions

Signed with San Antonio as a free agent on March 7, 2013 … Acquired by Los Angeles in a trade with Washington in exchange for Taj McWilliams-Franklin and a 2009 first-round draft pick on April 22, 2008 … Traded to the Washington Mystics along with the 13th pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft in exchange for Chamique Holdsclaw on March 21, 2005 … Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft on May 4, 1999.