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Devereaux Peters #14 Forward

Devereaux Peters

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Notable
• WNBA Champion (2013) • Third overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft
• Led all rookies in field goal percentage (56.0%)

2013:Wrapped up her second season in the WNBA by playing in all 34 games… Started the Aug. 11-16 contests, running her career total to four; her 83:41 of playing time in that span is the second-highest two-game haul in club history… Averaged 4.1 ppg and a career-best 4.6 rpg in 18.6 mpg; she ranked 11th in the league and tops on Minnesota in blocks (1.00 bpg)… Shot 39.6% from the floor and 85.2% from the FT line… Grabbed a game- and season-high 10 rebounds Sept. 7 at Seattle, the fifth time she led the Lynx… Averaged 6.6 rpg over her final seven contests (13.4 per 40); she'd grabbed 6.4 reb/40 in the prior 16 games… Led the Lynx with eight rebounds Aug. 16 vs. Tulsa, adding a season-high five assists… Logged a career-high 44:49 at Chicago on Aug. 11, the most by any Lynx player since Katie Smith in 2001… Added 13 points July 19 at San Antonio, her second double-digit scoring night; the four blocks tied her career high and were a team season best… Pulled in 10 rebounds July 7 vs. Phoenix and scored a season-high 14 points June 28 vs. Los Angeles...2012: Finished her rookie WNBA season by appearing in 30 games, missing three (July 7-12) due to a broken left hand suffered July 5 at Los Angeles… Averaged 5.3 ppg and 3.8 rpg while logging 14.1 mpg; she led all rookies in FG accuracy (56.0%) and shot 70.6% from the FT line… Reached double figures in three of the final five contests (seven total), averaging 10.4 ppg (57.4%), 9.0 rpg and 2.00 bpg in 28.6 mpg in those five… Made her first start of the year Sept. 21 at Phoenix, leading the Lynx in rebounds and assists (a season-high six); her four blocks match a team season high… Collected her first double-double (17 points/13 rebounds) on Sept. 20 at Los Angeles; the rebound total equals the most by any Lynx player aside from Rebekkah Brunson since 2008… Dealt 23 assists after the Olympic break (4.1 per 40), and shot 62.5% (25-for-40) from the floor in her final seven contests… Hauled down nine rebounds July 1 at San Antonio, and tallied a season-high 18 points June 21 vs. New York… Committed five TOs June 23 vs. Chicago… Added 14 points and four assists June 6 vs. Seattle.

Playoffs
2013:Appeared in all seven games for the Lynx, averaging 3.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game as the Lynx won the 2013 WNBA Championship. 2012: Appeared in all nine games for the Lynx, averaging 1.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 6.9 minutes per game.

International
2011: Made her USA Basketball debut with the World University Games squad, helping pace the United States to a 6-0 record and the gold medal in Shenzhen, China… Had an impressive showing as the leading American scorer off the bench with 10.0 ppg… Fourth on the team in rebounding (5.3 rpg), and ranked among the top 10 in the entire tournament in FG percentage (56.0%, second-best on team) and blocked shots (9th with team-high 1.0 bpg).

Overseas
2012-13: Appeared in seven games for Gesam Gas Lucca in LegA (Italy), averaging 10.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game… Averaged 2.4 steals and 0.9 blocks per game.

College
Only fourth player in last 10 years (2001-02 through 2011-12) to have multiple seasons with 60 blocks, 60 steals and 60 assists, joining Tennessee’s Candace Parker (2006-07 and 2007-08), Minnesota’s Janel McCarville (2003-04 and 2004-05) and Appalachian State’s Anna Freeman (2009-10 and 2011-12)… First Fighting Irish player to register 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 steals and 200 assists in her career… Appears in the top 10 on five of Notre Dame’s career statistical lists — blocked shots (2nd - 227), rebounds (5th - 937), field goal percentage (7th - .550), steals (9th - 222) and double-doubles (9th - 23)… Stands 17th in school history with 1,319 career points… 2011-12: Only player in country (and just the second in the past decade) to register 75 blocks, 75 steals and 75 assists in a single season — other to accomplish this was Tennessee’s Candace Parker in 2007-08 (Duquesne’s Damian Saunders was only men’s player to have a 75-75-75 season in last 10 years, doing so in 2009-10)… Her 363 total rebounds are second-most for one season in school history (368 by Katryna Gaither in 1996-97)… Only BIG EAST player to rank among top 10 in conference in the three major defensive categories this season — first in rebounding/42nd in nation (9.3 rpg.) third in blocked shots/40th in nation (2.0 bpg) and 10th in steals (2.0 spg)… Registered four games with 15 points & 15 rebounds and seven 15-rebound games (both tying school records first set in 1977-78)… 2010-11: Ranked third on team in scoring (career-high 11.9 ppg) and tops in rebounding (7.5 rpg), blocks (1.7 bpg; 68 total), field goal percentage (.593; fifth in nation) and double-doubles (career-high 10; most by ND player since 2003-04)… Fourth in steals (1.7 spg.; 66 total)… Only player in the nation with 65 blocks and 65 steals on the season… Joined Connecticut's Maya Moore as the only players to rank in top 15 in BIG EAST in three major defensive categories of rebounds, blocks and steals… 2009-10: Got late start to season while finishing rehabilitation protocol from her second knee surgery… Played in 25 games… Logged 6.7 points per game… Ranked second on team in rebounding (5.6 rpg) and led team in blocks (1.2 bpg)… 2008-09: Appeared in three games (one start), averaging 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game with .688 field goal percentage and six blocks (2.0 per game)… Injured left knee at Boston College, later diagnosed as season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)… Played in less than 30 percent of team's games and thus did not lose a year of athletic eligibility… Underwent successful two-part corrective surgery in February and May 2009… 2007-08: Saw action in 23 games (two starts), averaging 9.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game with team-leading 1.96 blocks per game, and .522 field goal percentage… Posted 45 blocks, the third-highest total ever by an Irish freshman… Made college debut vs. Miami (Ohio), coming off the bench to register six points, eight rebounds and game-high five blocks in 15 minutes… Scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds in 13 minutes vs. No. 15 Pittsburgh on Feb. 10 before suffering left knee injury at 13:44 mark of second half; injury later confirmed to be a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)… Underwent successful corrective surgery in April 2008.

Personal

Born Oct. 8, 1989, in Chicago… First name pronounced DEV-er-OH… Daughter of Denise Gladden-Peters and R. Delacey Peters, Jr… Uncle, Tom Seabron, was defensive end/linebacker on Michigan football team (1975-78) and later was chosen by San Francisco 49ers in fifth round of 1979 National Football League draft…Received her bachelor's degree in film, television & theater from Notre Dame's College of Arts and Letters in May 2011.

Career Transactions

Drafted by Minnesota in the 1st round (3rd overall) in the 2012 WNBA Draft … Signed on April 29, 2012.