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Erlana Larkins #2 Forward
- Born: Apr 02, 1986
- Height: 6-1 / 1,85
- Weight: 205 lbs. / 93,0 kg.
- College: North Carolina
- Years Pro: 3
2012 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)
Seeking rebounding entering the 2012 season, Indiana signed Erlana Larkins to a free agent contract in March. The former North Carolina star and first-round pick by New York was waived by the Liberty in 2010 and again by the Phoenix Mercury in 2011
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2011: Larkins signed a training camp contract with the Mercury, but was waived prior to the regular season.
2010: She was waived by the Liberty in training camp.
2009: Larkins appeared in 18 games for the Liberty…she led the team in rebounds twice, grabbing a season-high six boards at San Antonio, 6/13, and against Indiana, 9/8…she posted averages of 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds, during 7.6 minutes per game.
2008: Larkins appeared in 27 games for the New York Liberty, leading the team in scoring once and rebounding twice…she scored in double figures four times, and collected five or more rebounds six times…she averaged 4.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game…a career scoring high of 13 points occurred twice within the same week…she netted 13 against San Antonio, 9/9, and against Detroit, 9/14.
2008: Larkins played in all six Liberty playoff games during the Eastern Conference semifinals and finals…playing 14.5 minutes per game, she averaged 4.3 points and 4.8 boards…she had a high of nine points at Detroit, 9/29, in Game 3 of the conference finals…she posted a high of seven rebounds in Game 1 against Detroit, 9/26.
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2011-12: Larkins played beside Fever teammate Shavonte Zellous with Mersin in the Turkish League…she averaged 10.5 points and 10.9 rebounds per game in 21 contests…she finished second in the league in rebounding…it was Larkins’ third straight season with Mersin.
2010-11:She averaged 11.9 points and 10.2 rebounds through 22 Turkish League games with Mersin.
2009-10: With Mersin in the Turkish League, she averaged 11.4 points and 8.7 rebounds through 18 games.
2008-09: Playing for Samsun in the Turkish League, she averaged 14.5 points and 12 rebounds in 20 games.
Larkins was a gold medalist with 2007 USA Basketball Women's Pan Am Games Team (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)…she played with the 2006 USA Basketball Under 20 Women's National team at the FIBA Americas Championship (Mexico City)…she represented the U.S. at the 2005 FIBA Women's U19 World Championship (Tunisia)…she was part of the 2004 USA Basketball Junior World Championship qualifying team (Puerto Rico).
At the University of North Carolina, Larkins holds career averages of 13.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 57.1-percent from the floor…she became the 7th player in ACC history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, 300 assists, 200 steals and 100 blocks in a career…
2007-08: She was a 2008 State Farm All-American, USBWA All-American, AP All-America Second Team, ESPN.com All-America Second Team, All-ACC First Team, and was named the ACC Tournament MVP.
2006-07: As a junior, she was named AP All-America Third Team, All-ACC First Team and to preseason watch lists for the Wooden, Wade and Naismith awards.
2005-06: Larkins was named to NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, AP All-America honorable mention, Kodak All-America region finalist, All-ACC first team and All-ACC Tournament first team.
2004-05: A part of the Tar Heels’ ACC Tournament champions, she was named to All-ACC Second Team, All-ACC Freshman Team, All-ACC Tournament Second Team and selected to the ESPN.com Preseason All-Freshman team.