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Janeth Arcain | 9
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2006
Statistics
 PPG
 RPG
 APG
 EFF
Position:  G
Born: Apr 11, 1969
Height: 5-11 /  1,80
Weight: 147  lbs. / 66,7  kg.
From : Brazil
Career Highlights
  • Is the only player in Comets history to play in all 220 games
  • Has started a total of 162 games in seven seasons, including an active streak of 130 consecutive starts
  • Holds career averages of 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists with Houston
  • Is fourth in Comets history in scoring average (10.5)
  • Ranks second in Comets history in steals (292), and is third in total assists (416) and total rebounds (826)
  • Earned 2001 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year
  • Named WNBA Player of the Week one time (week ending: June 10, 2001)
  • Voted as a starter to the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game
  • Scored career 1,000th point at Indiana on May 31, 2001
  • Recorded her 500th career rebound at Portland on July 12, 2001
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    BACKGROUND

    2002:
    Averaged 11.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 32 starts … ranked third in the WNBA in free throw percentage (.883) … placed ninth in the WNBA in minutes played (34.9) … ranked third on the Comets in points (11.4), second in assists (2.7) and second in steals (1.59) … led the squad in assists 10 times … scored in double-digits 21 times and crossed the 20-point mark on two occasions … recorded a season-high 23 points at Utah on July 3.

    2001:
    Named WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year, averaging 18.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 32 starts … ranked fourth in the WNBA in scoring … was also among league’s best in free throw percentage (.900, 4th), steals (1.9 per game, 7th), assists (2.9 per game, 18th) and minutes played (36.1, 4th) … led the Comets in scoring on 17 occasions and paced team in rebounding four times … scored 20 or more points on 12 occasions … hit 24 consecutive free throws from June 7 through June 30 … hit game-winning shot at the buzzer for 60-58 win at Phoenix on June 10 … received her first-ever WNBA Player-of-the-Week honor for games played June 4-10, averaging 23.3 points and shooting .833 from the free throw line … had career-high nine assists at Portland on July 12 … voted as a starter to her first-ever WNBA All-Star Game after receiving 70,107 votes … played 20 minutes, scoring seven points and recording one rebound at the All-Star Game on July 16 … scored a career-high 29 points on July 24 vs. Utah.

    2000:
    Reached double digits in scoring 11 times … scored a season-high 18 points at Portland on May 31 and vs. Portland on June 30 … led the Comets in scoring once and rebounding twice … made the last-second, game-winning shot in a 73-71 victory at Utah on June 10 … set season high and tied career high with nine rebounds vs. Phoenix on July 2.

    1999:
    Averaged 5.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 32 games.

    1998:
    Matched career high with five offensive rebounds vs. Phoenix on July 28

    1997:
    Scored season-high 23 points in the Comets first-ever home game on July 24 … tallied a career-high nine rebounds on two occasions … led the Comets in scoring three times.

    In the Playoffs:
    Holds career averages of 8.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 24 playoff games … shares distinction with Tina Thompson as the only two Comets players to have participated in every playoff game in team history … is fifth in Comets playoff history in scoring average (8.0 ppg) and is third in total rebounds (90) … scored a playoff career-high 18 points at Los Angeles on August 20, 2001 … registered the only double-double of her career on August 28, 1997, in the Semifinal Game vs. Charlotte, scoring 15 points and a career-high 10 rebounds.

    Additional Basketball Experience:
    In 2002, led Sγo Paulo/Guaru to the 5th Brazilian National Championship of Basketball … named championship MVP after averaging 23.9 points (358 total) and 4.4 assists (66 total) … has been on three of the five winning teams of the national championships in Brazil (Santo Andre in 1999, Vasco da Gama in 2001, Sγo Paulo/Guaru in 2002) … has been named MVP of the championships on three occasions (1999, 2001, 2002) and has been the leading scorer four times (1998, 2000, 2001, 2002) … prior to joining the WNBA in 1997, played six seasons for Polti in Brazil and two seasons with Leite Moca in Brazil … won Brazilian League Championships in 1990 (Leite Moca) and 1995 (Polti) … named MVP of the Brazilian League every year she played professionally … leading scorer of the Brazilian League in 1995 and 1996 … member of the Brazilian Olympic Team three times (1992, 1996, 2000) … won a silver medal in Atlanta (1996) and a bronze in Sydney (2000) … also a member of the Brazilian World Championship Team (1990, 1994 gold medal, 2002), Pan Am Games Team (1987 silver medal, 1991 gold medal), South American Championship Team (1986-88, 1990, 1995) and Brazilian Championship Team (1987-89).


    PERSONAL

  • Born Janeth Arcain on April 11, 1969, in Sγo Paulo, Brazil
  • Name is pronounced Jeh-NETH Ar-CANE
  • Started playing at age 14, after seeing the 1983 World Championships in Sγo Paulo
  • Played for a club team, BCN, as a teenager and won the club championship in 1986
  • Named club league MVP from 1986-89
  • Most memorable basketball moment prior to WNBA career is beating China to win the 1994 World Championship
  • Pregame superstition is that she must step onto the court with right foot first
  • Most admires her mother Rita Arcain
  • Player whose game she likes to emulate is Charles Barkley
  • Other sports played growing up include soccer and volleyball
  • Owns a computer store and operates a gymnasium in Brazil



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