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DeWanna Bonner #24 Guard/Forward

DeWanna Bonner

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CAREER CAPSULE
  • WNBA champion (2009).
  • Three-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011)… Only player in league history to win the award multiple times… Only player in league history to win a voted-on postseason award in three consecutive seasons
  • Matched or outscored opponent’s entire bench nine times when coming off the bench herself
  • Has scored at least 20 points off the bench eight times, the most in franchise history… Owns five of the top nine scoring efforts off the bench in franchise history
  • June 6, 2009: Became first rookie in franchise history to record a double-double in a WNBA debut with 16 points and 11 rebounds
  • Owns franchise record for career double-doubles (19)
  • Owns 23 career double-digit rebound games, the most in franchise history
  • Owns the highest career rebounding average in franchise history (6.5)
  • Owns the third-highest career blocked shots average in franchise history (1.0)
  • Owns 10 career 20-point, 10-rebound games, the most in franchise history
  • Recorded five 20-point, 10-rebound games during the 2012 season, tying Jennifer Gillom’s record for the most in a single-season
  • One of just five players in franchise history to record multiple 30-point games in a single season (three in 2012). Others: Taurasi, Taylor, Pondexter, Gillom, Reed
  • Signed a multi-year contract extension as a restricted free agent on April 11, 2013
  • Originally selected with the fifth overall pick (first round) in the 2009 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2009
  • 2012 WNBA SEASON

  • Recorded career highs in scoring (20.6), rebounding (7.2), assists (2.2), steals (1.7) and minutes played (35.2).
  • Averaged 20.6 points per game, second-most in WNBA for the 2012 season
  • Scoring average increased 9.9 points per game from last season (10.7 in 2011), the fourth-largest scoring jump in WNBA history and the largest since Janeth Arcain in 2001 (10.1).
  • First player not named Diana Taurasi to lead the Mercury in scoring since 2004.
  • Recorded three 30-point efforts, including a WNBA season-high 38 points on July 3 at San Antonio, the most in the WNBA since July 18, 2010
  • One of just five players in franchise history to record multiple 30-point games in a single season (2012). Others: Taurasi, Taylor, Pondexter, Gillom, Reed
  • 20+ points in a single-season career-high 18 games, including a career-best streak of seven straight from Aug. 30-Sept. 18… Posted two streaks of at least six consecutive games with 20+ points (other: June 23-July 7).
  • 17+ points in 26 games, including a career-best streak of 13 straight (May 31-July 7).
  • Recorded 19 straight double-digit scoring efforts to start the season, the longest streak overall of her career
  • Five 20-point, 10-rebound games, tying Jennifer Gillom’s record for the most in a single-season… Owns a franchise-record 10 for her career
  • Recorded five double-doubles…owns 19 for her career, the most in franchise history
  • Three-time Sixth Woman of the Year started a career-high 32 games in place of the injured Penny Taylor (torn left ACL).
  • 41 CAREER STARTS: 19.0 points, 7.5 rebounds 91 GAMES OFF BENCH: 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds
  • Played a league-high 35.0 minutes per game, the second-highest average in franchise history (35.8-Michele Timms, 1997)
  • Led the league in free throws made (184) and free throws attempted (216)
  • JUNE: 21.4 points, 7.6 rebounds
  • SEPTEMBER: 22.1 points per game, second-highest average in the month in franchise history, highest when playing at least six games in the month of September.
  • July 7: Only the third effort of at least 27 points and 15 rebounds in franchise history
  • July 3: Perfect 13-of-13 from the free throw line, tying the second-most made free throws in a game without a miss in franchise history.
  • Twice named Western Conference Player of the Week (June 4 and Sept. 4)… three career
  • 2011 WNBA SEASON

  • 2011 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
  • Grabbed 500th career rebound Aug. 2
  • Scored 1,000th career point Aug. 11
  • Named Western Conference Player of the Week Sept. 6… First of her career… Only regular reserve to win the award in 2011
  • Aug. 30-Sept. 1: Scored 20+ points in consecutive games for the first time in her career
  • Five 20-point games
  • Scored at least 10 points off the bench 12 times
  • Aug. 7-11: Single-handedly outscored the opponent’s bench in three straight games while coming off the bench herself
  • Made eight 3-pointers in a three-game span twice, the best three-game total of her career
  • Shot better than 34.0 percent from the 3-point line for the second straight season after shooting just 15.4 percent her rookie season
  • Recorded 238 rebounds, the fourth highest single-season total in franchise history
  • Recorded 176 defensive rebounds, the third highest single-season total in franchise history
  • Sept. 3-9: Grabbed at least 10 rebounds in three straight games, the longest streak of her career and tied for the second-longest streak in franchise history
  • Nine double-digit rebound games
  • Led the team in rebounding 11 times
  • Recorded four double-doubles
  • Recorded two 20-point, 10-rebound games (24-11, Aug. 7 vs. Connecticut; 25-13, Aug. 11 vs. Atlanta)
  • Aug. 20 vs. San Antonio: Blocked a career-high five shots, matching a US Airways Center record
  • Led the team with 36 blocked shots on the season
  • One of just three Mercury players to appear in all 34 games

    2010 WNBA SEASON

  • 2010 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
  • Second WNBA season: Averaged career highs in scoring (12.0 points) and rebounding (6.1)
  • Shot a career-high 46.5 percent from the field� 35.8 percent from the three-point line, 20.4 percent better than rookie campaign
  • Ranked first in scoring and first in rebounding among WNBA players who came off the bench in at least 15 games
  • Single-handedly outscored the opponent�s entire bench three times when coming off the bench herself
  • Collected career highs in threes made (4), assists (5), steals (3) and minutes played (37) in two of four starts (June 29 at Atlanta, August 14 at New York)
  • Scored a career-high 24 points on two separate occasions (May 22 vs. Seattle, June 4 vs. Los Angeles)
  • Reached the 20-point mark three times� 15+ points 12 times� double figures 20 times
  • Tied a franchise record with 12 defensive rebounds May 28 vs. Atlanta
  • Recorded four double-doubles
  • Ranked seventh in the league in blocks per game (1.1)� Led the team in blocks a team-high 14 times

    2009 WNBA SEASON

  • WNBA champion
  • 2009 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
  • Led Mercury in rebounding (5.8 rpg, 21st-WNBA)
  • Ranked third on the team in scoring (11.2 ppg, 35th-WNBA)
  • Led the team in rebounding a team-high 15 times
  • Led the team in scoring three times
  • Grabbed 70 offensive rebounds (10th-WNBA)
  • Recorded 10+ points and 5+ rebounds 16 times
  • Recorded 15+ points nine times
  • Posted a team-high five double-doubles. The Mercury recorded seven total double-doubles in all of 2008, led by Tangela Smith�s three
  • Matched or outscored the entire opponent bench three times
  • Ranked first in the league among rookies in rebounding (5.8 rpg), second in blocks (0.74 bpg), third in scoring (11.2 ppg), fourth in free throw percentage (.812), field goal percentage (.457), fifth in minutes (21.3 mpg) and sixth in steals (0.68)
  • Became first Mercury rookie in franchise history to record a double-double in a WNBA debut with 16 points and 11 rebounds on June 6
  • Selected with the fifth overall pick (first round) in the 2009 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2009

    COLLEGE CAREER

  • Led the SEC in scoring in 2008-09, becoming the first Auburn player to do so
  • As a senior in 2008-09, posted averages of 21.1 points (9th- NCAA Division I) and 8.5 rebounds in 33.0 minutes per game
  • Was one of eight players in the country ranked in the top 25 in scoring and top 80 in rebounding in 2008-09
  • Posted eight double-doubles in 2008-09
  • Second player ever at Auburn to lead the team in scoring and rebounding all four years (Becky Jackson, 1981-84)
  • Started all 126 games in which she appeared at Auburn
  • Set an Auburn career scoring record with 2,162 points (prev. Becky Jackson)
  • Set an Auburn single-season scoring record of 716 points (prev. Carolyn Jones)
  • Ranks second on Auburn�s all-time rebounding list with 1,047 total rebounds
  • Her 600 career free throws stands as a school record, surpassing the previous mark by more than 150 made free throws
  • Averaged 17.2 points and 8.3 rebounds in four seasons at Auburn
  • SEC Player of the Year (2009)
  • Naismith, Wooden and Wade Award Finalist (2009)
  • State Farm/WBCA All-America First Team (2008-09)
  • USBWA and ESPN.com First Team All-American (2008-09)
  • AP Second Team All-American (2008-09)
  • Honorable Mention All-American (2007-08)
  • Three-time First Team All-SEC (2008-09, 2007-08, 2006-07)
  • Associated Press First Team All-SEC (2007-08)
  • SEC All-Tournament Team (2007-08)
  • SEC All-Freshman Team (2005-06)

    INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM

  • Spent the 2012-13 offseason playing for Nadezhda Orenburg in Orenburg, Russia… Ranked second in rebounding (10.5 rebounds per game) during Euroleague play… Averaged 15.8 points in 34.7 minutes played per game
  • Spent the 2010-11 offseason playing for Rivas Ecopolis in Madrid, Spain. Ranked third in scoring (18.8 points per game) and ninth in rebounding (8.5 rebounds) for Euroleague play
  • Was named a 2011 Euroleague All-Star
  • Was named Euroleague Player of the Week Dec. 11, 2010 following a 33-point, 13-rebound performance
  • Spent 2009-10 offseason playing for Frisco Sika Brno in Brno, Czech Republic
  • Gold medalist - USA Basketball U21 National Team FIBA Americas U21 Championship
  • Gold medalist - USA Basketball U20 National Team in FIBA Americas U20 Championship

  • Personal

  • Daughter of LaShelle Bonner and Greg McCall
  • Has three siblings: two sisters (Vin'Centia Dewberry & Erica Mccall) and one brother (Justin Mccall)
  • Wears No. 24 in honor of her mother, who wore the number in high school
  • Attended Fairfield High School in Fairfield, Alabama, where she became the first athlete in school history to have her jersey retired on April 24, 2009
  • Favorite TV shows are Sports Center, Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Sanford & Son
  • Aside from basketball, enjoys volleyball and cooking
  • Career Transactions

    Selected with the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 2009 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2009