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2009 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)

Highly regarded as one of the quickest and finest point guards in the 2008 WNBA Draft, Erica White joins the Fever after her first year in the WNBA with the former Houston Comets.

WNBA – PRO
2008: Selected in the second round (17th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft, she was one of three Comets who played in all 34 games, including two starts…she started just two games – at Seattle, 6/1, and the Comets' final game vs. Sacramento, 9/25…in just her fourth career appearance, she scored a career-high 13 points at Sacramento, 5/30, where she canned 10-of-10 from the free throw line and made her only 3-pt FG of the season…for the season, she shot 89.7 percent at the foul line, which was fourth best in the WNBA…fourth on the team with 47 assists (1.38 apg), she led the team in assists (including ties) five times and dealt a season-best five assists on two occasions--vs. Minnesota, 5/27, and at Atlanta, 7/3…she averaged 3.6 points and 1.4 rebounds per game for the season.

COLLEGE
2007-08: A finalist for the 2008 Lieberman Point Guard of the Year award, she finished third on LSU’s career assists list with 519, and her 156 assists in 2007-08 ranked as the fifth most by a senior in LSU history...she scored in double figures in 28 games during her career, including nine times in her senior season...she scored a season-high 18 points in the victory over Oklahoma State in the NCAA regional semifinal in New Orleans...she scored 15 points in the win at Auburn, 1/24, and poured in 16 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out seven assists and collected three steals at Florida, 2/3...she dished 12 assists in a win at Arkansas, 1/10, and dealt 10 or more assists in five games during her career...she claimed a career-high nine rebounds to go with a season-high 16 points in a win at No. 1 Tennessee, 2/14…she played 128 games in her career at LSU, starting 91...she was named second-team All-SEC by the coaches and Associated Press and earned All-New Orleans Region honors. 2006-07: As a junior, she played in 37 games with 36 starts...scoring 20+ points for the first time in her career, she notched 20 points vs. Baylor, 11/21, then scored 22 points in games vs. South Florida and at Vanderbilt, 2/22…she collected a season-high eight rebounds in LSU's victory over Georgia, 1/7... she scored in double figures nine times, including 17 in each of the first two SEC Tournament games...she was fifth in the SEC in assists and placed first in assists-to-turnover ratio...she collected at least four steals in eight games, including a career-high six against Tulsa, 11/24, and Florida, 2/8...she earned All-SEC Tournament honors and was named to the Texas-San Antonio Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team. 2005-06: She played in 34 games and started the final 20 of the season...starting for the first time in her career against Alabama, 1/19, she had 10 points, six assists and four steals...she dished a career-best 14 assists in a starting role against Vanderbilt, 1/26...she recorded a season-high 14 points against Southern, 11/2, and had 14 points in LSU's victory over Stanford in the NCAA Regional Final, 3/2... she pulled down a season-high seven rebounds against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and also grabbed seven rebounds against Washington in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...she ended the season ranked first on LSU's assists by a sophomore list with 184...she ranked 25th in the nation in assists per game with a 5.4 average. 2004-05: White appeared in 21 games as a freshman.

OVERSEAS
2008-09: Before leaving her team in Israel in January, she averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 4.8 apg in six appearances for Elizur Maccabi Natanya…on 10-of-16 shooting from the field, she scored a season-high 27 points vs. Ramat Hen, 11/24…including seven steals in that same game against Ramat Hen, she averaged 2.5 spg in six games.


Personal

Her full name is Erica Rene White...the daughter of Terry White and Robin Manigault, she has three sisters, Leslie Manigault (22) and Courtney Manigault (13) and Jordan White (4), and a brother, Terry White, Jr. (7)...she was a general studies major at LSU with a concentration in communication studies, sociology and sports studies...she has plans of attending pharmacy school to become a pharmacist and spent the summers before her junior and senior years working in the LSU Health Center's pharmacy…she was named a McDonald's All-American as a high school senior, as well as second-team Parade All-American and honorable mention WBCA All-American after averaging 24.0 ppg, 6.0 spg and 5.2 apg at Jacksonville Ribault High School…she was also crowned the 4A State Player of the Year and the Florida Times Union Player of the Year in 2004...while leading her school to its third straight state championship, she averaged 16.0 ppg, 6.0 apg and 5.0 spg as a junior, garnering fourth-team Street & Smith's All-America honors.


Career Transactions

Selected by Houston in the 2nd round (17th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft, April 9, 2008.

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