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2007 WNBA Season: Backup point guard established career highs in virtually every statistical category…Ranked No. 1 in three-point field goal percentage (.451) in the league…Made career-high 32 shots from three-point range, tied for second on the team…Hit a career-high four threes on four attempts at Phoenix (7/6)…Made three or more threes in a game seven times…Set a career-high with five rebounds at Indiana (8/15)… Dished out a career-best five assists at Chicago (5/31)… Appeared in career-high 33 games…Matched her career high with 13 points at Chicago (8/11).
In The Playoffs: Appeared in all three postseason games, averaging 15.7 minutes… Scored five points in Game 2 loss at Indiana.

2006 WNBA Season: Played in what was then a career-high 24 games… Scored a career-high 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting at Chicago (8/8)…Had a career-high three made three-pointers against the Sky…Had a career-high four assists twice…Collected a career-high four rebounds against Los Angeles (8/3)…Played in the final 12 games of the season, averaging just under 16 minutes per game… Made 9 of 16 (56.2 percent) shots from the field, including 6 of 11 (54.5 percent) threes in the last five games of the season.
In The Playoffs: Appeared in all five postseason games, averaging 5.8 minutes… Scored three points in Game 2 win vs. Detroit in Eastern Conference Finals.

2005 WNBA Season: Earned a spot as the third point guard on the Sun after collecting four assists in 15 total minutes of play during preseason games at Houston (5/12) and Minnesota (5/14)…Missed eight games after being placed on injured reserve with a stress fracture of the left fibula…Returned to play three minutes in win at Minnesota (7/17)… Was a combined 3-of-6 from the field in the last two games of the season…Scored a season-high five points against Washington (8/26)…Played a season-high 15 minutes at Charlotte (8/27).
In the Playoffs: Made her WNBA postseason debut in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Indiana (9/8), playing 14 minutes…Played extensive minutes after starter Lindsay Whalen went down with an injury in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals…Had a playoff career-high four assists in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals against Sacramento (9/15)...Made first postseason 3-pointer in the same game, playing a career-high 21 minutes.

College: Was one of 24 student athletes selected by the Big-12 Conference to receive a 2004-05 Dr. Prentice Gautt Postgraduate Scholarship…When she graduated, Carey was among Texas’ all-time top ten leaders in three-pointers made (2nd-193), three-pointers attempted (4th-462), three-point field goal percentage (1st-.418) and free throw percentage (4th-801)…Ranked first in Texas history in three-point field goal percentage…Named 2005 NCAA Woman of the Year-State of Texas…Named to the All-Big 12 First Team in 2005 and 2004…Named to the ESPN The Magazine 2005 All Academic All-America women’s basketball team…Participated in the 2005 WBCA Senior All-Star Challenge… Was named to the Big 12 All-Academic First Team twice (2004 and 2005)…Won UT’s Team MVP Award in 2005 and 2004…Two-time CoSIDA National Academic All-America Third Team in 2004 and 2005…Two-time finalist for the Lieberman National Point Guard of the Year (2004 and 2005)…Candidate for the 2005 Bayer Advantage Senior CLASS Award…Was runner-up in the 2005 Mountain Dew Women’s Three-Point Shooting Championship…Recipient of the 2005 Texas Exes Lifetime Award…Was a 2004 Naismith Award Finalist…Was a 2004 Wade Trophy Finalist…Was a 2004 semifinalist for the Wooden Award…Named to the 2004 and 2003 NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team… Recipient of the 2004 Jim Valvano Comeback Player of the Year Award, given to a collegiate basketball player who triumphs over adversity…Named 2003 All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year…Missed the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons with injuries due to post-concussive symptoms…Transferred from Stanford to Texas after officially retiring from collegiate basketball in November 2001…Set Stanford’s single-season record for 3-pointers made with 81 during her freshman year…Named 2000 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year…Named 2000 Freshman National All-American by Basketball News, Women’s Basketball Journal and WBCA…Named to the 2000 Freshman All-PAC 10.

Other Professional Experience: Played with the Colorado Chill of the NWBL during the 2005-06 offseason.


Personal

Personal:
Full name is Jamie Leigh Carey… Daughter of Mike and Debbie Carey…Born in Hutchinson, Kansas…Majored in sociology… Received the 2004-05 NCAA State of Texas Woman of the Year Award, which recognizes one female student athlete in each state…Received her master’s degree in sports management in May 2006…Captain of the USA’s 2003 silver-medal winning Pan Am Games team…Made the All-Big 12 Academic First Team in 2004…In high school, was named the 1999 National Player of the Year by Gatorade…Named to the 1999 All-USA Today first team…Selected to the 1999 All-America first team by Parade Magazine, Phoenix/WBCA and Street & Smith’s…Played on the Philadelphia Belles squad that competed in Paris in 1998.

Career Transactions

Selected by Phoenix in third round (31st overall) of the WNBA Draft, April 16, 2005...Signed by the Sun as a free agent on May 9, 2005.

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