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Ebony Hoffman #16 Forward

Ebony Hoffman

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• 2007 WNBA Most Improved Player WNBA Career Highlights
Has amassed 1,799 career points and 1299 career rebounds in her nine seasons…Reached the 2009 WNBA Finals with the Indiana Fever, as well as three Eastern Conference Finals…Southern California native and USC alum has returned home to play for the Los Angeles Sparks.

2012 (Los Angeles): Played 20 games…Averaged 2.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 10.4 minutes…Tallied a season-high 9 points vs. San Antonio on Aug. 23.

2011 (Los Angeles): Averaged 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists while starting 16 of 34 games in her first season with the Sparks…Season-best 24 points on July 26 at Minnesota were two-shy of her career high…Scored a game-high 21 points against her former team to help the Sparks beat the Fever on Aug. 18… Led all scorers with 21 points on July 5 against the Mercury…Registered six points and nine boards in her Sparks debut on June 3 vs. the Lynx…Eclipsed 1,500 points for her career on June 3 against the Lynx…Played her 250th career WNBA game on Aug. 3…Playing with Besiktas of the Turkish League during the 2011-12 off-season.

2010 (Indiana): Averaged 8.0 points and 4.2 rebounds while helping lead the Fever to the Eastern Conference Semi-finals…Ranked 18th in the WNBA in Steals Per Turnover (0.8)…Started 33 of 34 contests…Left Indiana ranked second in franchise history in rebounds (1,112).

2009 (Indiana): One of just two Fever players to start all 34 games, Hoffman averaged 9.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.68 steals and 1.5 assists per game…On June 26 at New York, Hoffman had 17 points and tied a career-high with 14 rebounds…Led the Fever with a career best 89.6 percent shooting from the free-throw line…Ranked fifth in the WNBA in free throw percentage and she was ninth in the WNBA in steals…Posted a career-high 57 steals to help Indiana become the first team in league history with four players to post 50+ steals.

2008 (Indiana): Averaged 10.4 points and a team-leading 7.8 rebounds per game while earning the WNBA Most Improved Player Award… Registered career-highs in points, rebounds, assists and steals per game…Finished fifth in the WNBA in rebounding average (7.8) and second with a 45.6 percent 3-point shooting percentage.

2007 (Indiana): Averaged 4.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per game playing in all 34 contests…Started 10 games…In 24 games off the bench, she averaged 4.8 ppg and shot nearly 50 percent (.494) from the floor…Blocked 16 shots, including nine in the last 10 games.

2006 (Indiana): Started 33 of 34 games while averaging 6.4 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest...Recorded the first double-double of her career with a 13-point, 13-rebound effort while coming off the bench in the season opener against Detroit on May 20...Started every game thereafter, and nearly doubled her point and rebound production from either of her previous seasons.

2005 (Indiana): Averaged 15.1 mpg and played in 33 games while averaging 3.6 ppg and 2.9 rpg...Saw her playing time increase as she provided consistent relief of Natalie Williams in the post...Scored a career-high 16 points in the Fever's overtime win vs. Detroit, 6/15...Added a season-high seven rebounds to lead the Indiana bench against the Shock.

2004 (Indiana): Played in 30 games as a rookie while averaging 2.0 ppg and 2.9 rpg...Started 13 games...Ranked fifth in the WNBA with an average of 10.4 rebounds per 40 minutes – second among all rookies.

College: As a senior in 2003-04, led USC in scoring (14.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 rpg)...Earned her second-straight Kodak/WBCA All-Region honor, as well as her third-straight All-Pac-10 First Team honor…In 2002-03, averaged a team-leading 16.3 ppg, 9.8 rpg, 2.3 spg and 1.1 bpg...Posted 2.3 apg and shot 76.0 percent from the line. 2001-02, She led the team with 8.9 rpg, 1.3 bpg and 2.4 spg...Finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 14.9 ppg on 45.2 percent FG shooting... As a freshman in 2000-01, started 26 of 28 games...Led the team in scoring (12.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg) - the first USC freshman to do so since Lisa Leslie in 1991.


Full name is Ebony Vernice Hoffman...Married Ronald Cass on Oct. 20, 2007, in Los Angeles, with former teammate Tamika Catchings as her maid of honor…The daughter of Floyd and Marsha Hoffman…Has one sister, Erika, and one brother, Elliot, whom she refers to as her “inspiration” and “motivation” to excel on the basketball court...Commonly known as “Big Dog.”

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