Essence Carson #17 Guard/Forward
2013 Preseason PPG 6.7 RPG 3.7 APG 3.0 EFF +9.00
Bio Born: Jul 28, 1986 Height: 6-0 / 1,83 Weight: 165 lbs. / 74,8 kg. College: Rutgers Years Pro: 5
Selected to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game ... Ranks eighth in Liberty history with 1,444 career points ... Has scored in double figures in 65 career games, including seven 20-point games ... Made four postseason appearances ... Selected in the first round (7th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft.
2012: Appeared in 34 games with 23 starts ... Averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists ... Scored in double figures in 20 games, including three 20-point games ... Had one double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds at Chicago (7/6) ... The 11 rebounds established a career high ... Set career high with six assists vs. Washington (9/1) ... Made her fourth playoff appearance.
2011: Appeared in 32 games. Averaged 11.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists ... Scored in double figures in 19 games, including two 20-point contests ... Tied her career-highs for rebounds and assists, registering eight rebounds (ATL, 6/14 and CON, 8/18) and five assists (@CHI, 6/17 and ATL, 7/13) ... Selected to represent the Eastern Conference in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game ... Made her third career playoff appearance.
2010: Appeared in 34 games ... Averaged 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds ... Reached double figures in season opener with 11 points against Chicago (5/16) ... Registered 5-plus points in 13 games.
2009: Appeared in 34 games with 34 starts ... Scored 10-plus points 17 times and 20-plus points twice ... Grabbed five or more rebounds three times ... Led the team in scoring six times and rebounds three times.
2008: Appeared in 34 games with 30 starts ... Scored 10-plus points in eight games ... Led the team in scoring twice and rebounding once ... PLAYOFFS: Appeared in and started all six games, averaging 16.8 mpg and 5.7 ppg across the two series ... Scored team and career-high 15 points in decisive Game 3 of Eastern Conference Semi-Finals against Connecticut.
Graduated 17th on Rutgers’ all-time scoring chart and 12th on all-time rebounding list... Averaged 9.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg for career ... Named BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year for three straight seasons ... Earned All-BIG EAST Second Team in 2008; All-BIG EAST First Team, BIG EAST All-Tournament team honoree, Greensboro Regional All-Tournament Team, Kodak/WBCA Region I All-American, first team Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association selection and preseason Wade Watch list in 2007; Achieved a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team and the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) All-Second Team in 2006; Named to the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) All-Second Team and a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2005.