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Gwen Jackson | 23
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2006
Statistics
 PPG
 RPG
 APG
 EFF
Position:  F
Born: Oct 23, 1980
Height: 6-3 /  1,91
Weight: 182  lbs. /  82,6  kg.
College : Tennessee '03
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BACKGROUND

2003:
Appeared in 33 games, including 26 starts, averaging 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per game…shot .399 (114-286) from the field, .167 (5-30) from three-point range and .636 (56-88) from the foul line…scored in double figures 13 times and pulled down 10 or more rebounds four times…led the team in rebounding 10 times, scoring twice, blocks four times and steals four times…recorded three double-doubles…finished the season ranked eighth in the WNBA averaging 2.6 offensive rebounds per game…ranked second among rookies in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and was third among rookies in scoring (8.8 ppg)…came off the bench to record 11 points and 5 rebounds, including 4 offensive boards in 22 minutes at Phoenix on 5/28…finished with her first career double-double with 15 points and a season-high 14 rebounds in 36 minutes off the bench vs. Detroit on 6/7…recorded 9 points and 13 rebounds, including 10 offensive boards which tied a franchise record, in 37 minutes vs. Charlotte on 6/14…finished with her second double-double of the season with a season-high 16 points and 11 rebounds in 34 minutes at Detroit on 7/1…recorded her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Phoenix on 7/5…missed one game with a mid-foot sprain.

CAREER NOTES:
Is in her second year in the WNBA…obtained from Indiana on 5/1/03 along with Sylvia Crawley in exchange for Natalie Williams and Coretta Brown…was drafted by Indiana in the first round of the 2003 WNBA Draft with the sixth overall selection…posted three doubles-doubles during her rookie season…tied a franchise record with 10 offensive rebounds vs. Charlotte on 6/14/03…for her career, she has appeared in 33 games averaging 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per game.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
2003-04: Spent the first part of the off-season playing for DKSK Miskolc in Hungary, averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in the FIBA Europe Cup…finished the season playing for Lachen Ramat Hasharon in Israel, averaging 17.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists during the Pan-European Qualifying Round of the FIBA Europe Cup.

COLLEGE:
Was a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award in 2003...earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors as a senior…Named First Team All-SEC in 2003…selected as one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS award given by the Kansas City Tip-Off Club…started in all 38 games, averaging 16.1 points and 6.2 rebounds in 24.8 minutes per game as a senior…recorded 28 points while shooting a perfect 14-of-14 from the field to set a record for the best shooting night in Lady Vol history vs. P.R. Mayaguez on 11/29/03 at the San Juan Shootout…as a junior she was named to the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team…named as the edsouth Athlete of the Month for December 2001…was a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award along with fellow Lady Vol teammates Kara Lawson and Michelle Snow…during her sophomore year she was named to First Team All-SEC and earned AP All-America Honorable Mention honors…named to the All-SEC Freshman Team in 2000…for her career she averaged 11.0 points 5.7 rebounds while playing in 137 games, including 94 starts…was named SEC Player of the Week twice, once as a sophomore and once as a senior.


PERSONAL

  • Majored in sports psychology
  • Stated that she wanted to play for Pat Summitt since she was an eighth grader
  • Enjoys writing songs and poetry
  • Her brother David played basketball at Columbus State (Ga.)
  • Picked the number 13 to wear because her dad and sister were both born on the 13th of the month
  • One of four children
  • One of the most highly-recruited players in the nation during her senior year at Eufaula H.S
  • Named as a 1998 and 1999 Parade All-American and was a first-team selection for the 1999 USA TODAY All-America team
  • Named a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-American and played in the high school All-Star Game
  • Earned a number of honors including Alabama’s Miss Basketball in 1998
  • She was also named as the Alabama 5A Player of the Year in 1996, 1997 and 1998
  • An AAU standout, her Alabama entry won the AAU Championship in 1997 and finished second in the 1999 championships in Dallas
  • She played in the AAU program from the time she was in the eighth grade



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