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Iziane Castro Marques #88 Guard/Forward

Iziane Castro Marques

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2011: Appeared in all 34 games, including 14 starts... Averaged 7.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game... Appeared in all eight postseason games, including three starts... Averaged 13.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in the postseason.

2010: Started all 34 games and averaged a career-high 16.9 points per game… Earned her first All-Star selection, participating in the “Stars at the Sun” event… Ranked second on the team in points per game and tied for second in assists (2.6 apg)… Finished seventh in the WNBA in scoring (16.9 points per game)… Recorded a career-high 32 points against Connecticut on July 7… Started all seven playoff games for the Dream… Averaged 16.9 points 2.4 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in the playoffs.

2009: Started 33 of the teams 34 regular season games… Lead team in scoring averaging 14.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game … Had two 30+ point games in 2009 … Has the most consecutive career games on anyone on the team (59).

2008: Played in 29 games for the Dream, including 20 starts… Averaged 9.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game... Tied for third leading scorer on the team… Scored in double figures in 15 games… Scored a season-high 24 points against Indiana on July 16.

2007: Started all 34 games for the Storm… Averaged 12.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game… Recorded career-high averages in points and assists… Ranked 21st in the league in scoring… Ranked eighth in the league in three pointers made (60).

2006: Played in 34 games for the Storm, including 26 starts… Averaged 7.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game… Shot a career-high 46.9% from the field… Scored a career-high 26 points against New York on July 22.

2005: Appeared in 33 games, starting 32 times…Averaged career highs in points (8.2), rebounds (2.9), assists (1.5) and minutes (26.6)…Ranked 14th in the league in free-throw percentage (.808)…Scored in double figures nine times and led the Storm in scoring twice…Scored a career-high 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting on July 19 vs. New York…Had a near-double-double with 19 points and a career-high nine rebounds on June 15 vs. Minnesota…Reached the 1,000 minute mark of her career on July 31 vs. Los Angeles…Grabbed her 100th career rebound on Aug. 9 vs. Houston… 2005 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 5.7 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.3 mpg and 28.7 mpg in three games, all starts.

2003: Appeared in 16 games for the Mercury… Averaged 4.3 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game… Youngest player in the WNBA.

2002: Appeared in 19 games for the Sol, including her first career start… Averaged 3.5 points, 0.9 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game… Made her WNBA debut on May 28 vs. Minnesota… Missed ten games due to injury (sprained foot).

Pro Experience: Played in Russia with UMMC Ekaterinburg in 2005 ... Was second on the club in scoring, averaging 18.9 ppg ... Also averaged 5.0 rpg ... Led the Brazilian Paulista League in scoring with 23.3 points per game in 2001 ... Voted top young Brazilian prospect from the Paulista League in 2001 ... Led the Paulista League in scoring in 1999 and 2000 ... Competed in Spain for Yaya Maria in 2002.

National Team Experience: Starter during 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens ... Team's second-leading scorer at 15.0 ppg behind WNBA All-Star Janeth Arcain ... Added 2.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as Brazil advanced to bronze-medal game before falling to Russia ... Played in three games for the Brazilian National Team in the 2001 Copa América Tournament ... Has been a member of the Brazilian Junior National Team since 2000 ... Played in the 2000 South American Junior Tournament ... Played for the third place Brazilian team in the 2001 Copa América Junior Tournament and the seventh place team in the 2001 Junior World Championships.

Personal

Nickname is Izi…Born in São Luís, Maranhão (Brazil) and attended high school in Sao Paulo… Started with swimming and ballet before a teacher suggested she play basketball… Began her professional basketball career at the age of 15… She began playing in the WNBA at the age of 21, the youngest player in the league at the time… Started the “Basketball with Freedom” project in Brazil, aimed at providing youth with training on the court and in academics… Speaks Portuguese, Italian, English and Spanish fluently… Member of the Brazilian National Team

Career Transactions

Started her WNBA career in 2002 after signing with the Miami Sol as a free agent on April 25, 2002… Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent on April 15, 2003… Waived by the Mercury on May 19, 2004… Signed by the Seattle Storm as a free agent on April 6, 2005… Acquired by the Atlanta Dream from the Seattle Storm on February 6, 2008 (Dream traded fourth overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft and guard Roneeka Hodges to Seattle in exchange for the eighth pick in the draft and Castro Marques)… Signed a three-year extension with the Dream on September 12, 2008.