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Jasmine Hassell #12 Forward

Jasmine Hassell

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Hassell begins her second first pro season, following her selection by the Fever in the second round of the 2013 WNBA Draft. The former Georgia star landed a spot as an Indiana reserve last year, but spent her rookie campaign juggling roster positions all summer between the Fever and Seattle Storm.

PRO-WNBA
2013: Hassell appeared in 22 games for the Fever, recording career-highs in points (9) and minutes (26) at Connecticut, 9/15…she signed a remainder-of-season contract with the Fever on August 27…she was released by the Fever on Aug. 2, signing three consecutive 7-day contracts with the Seattle Storm, for whom she had two points and an assist in four brief appearances…she was Indiana’s second-round draft pick (21st overall) in April…she played two minutes in the Fever opener at San Antonio, 5/24, but recorded no statistics…she was released after that game, but returned as a replacement player due to a slew of Indiana injuries…in all, she was added to the Indiana roster on four different occasions…she became the third different Fever player ever to wear two different jersey numbers, and the first to wear two different numbers in the same season (No. 12; No. 21).

PLAYOFFS
2013: Hassell saw action in three of Indiana’s four playoff games.

PRO-OVERSEAS
2013-14: Hassell played 12 games with Elitzur Netanya in Israel before moving to Rivas Ecopolis in Spain, helping the club to the Spanish League championship…with Rivas, she averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds in 13 games, and shot better than 50 percent from the floor.

COLLEGE
Hassell finished her career among UGA’s career leaders, ranked No. 21 in scoring, No. 2 in games played and No. 7 in field goal percentage…she completed her career with 67 double-figure scoring games…in SEC Tournament play, she averaged 14.7 points per game in her career while shooting 67.2 percent (43-of-64) from the field.
2012-13: Hassell was named first-team All-SEC by league coaches and also a second-team All-SEC pick in balloting of the AP...she was an honorable mention All-America selection while leading the Lady Bulldogs in double-digit scoring games (24) and rebounding contests (5) and in double-doubles (5)…she notched four 20-point outings as a senior and was Georgia’s leading scorer in a team-high 17 games…for the season, she averaged 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game…she was tabbed SEC Player of the Week on Jan. 14 after averaging 20.0 points and shooting 68.2 percent from the floor against Alabama and No. 18 South Carolina…she grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds at Florida, including a dozen in the second half.
2011-12: Named second-team All-SEC by both league coaches and the Associated Press, she finished the season ranked No. 8 in the SEC in scoring…she earned honorable mention All-America status…she notched 23 double-digit scoring games and paced Georgia offensively 11 times…she was named to the all-tournament team at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic after averaging 17.0 points and connecting on 65.0 percent of her FGs and 88.9 percent of her FTs versus Gonzaga and Montana State…she averaged 13.0 points and 5.7 boards as a junior.
2010-11: As a sophomore, Hassell averaged 9.6 points and 4.5 rebounds a game…she was named to the all-tournament team at the Loyola Marymount Thanksgiving Classic after averaging 16.0 points a game and hitting 75.0 percent of her FGs versus Denver and LMU…she hit the game-winning free throw against Arkansas in Athens with 13 seconds remaining in overtime against the Razorbacks – then sealed the victory by forcing an errant pass on an inbounds play…she scored a game-high 20 points against No. 4 Tennessee in the SEC Tournament semifinals.
2009-10: Hassell was named to the All-SEC Freshman team in balloting of league coaches…she led UGA in field goal percentage in SEC play (.533), a mark that ranked No. 5 among league leaders…she got her first start versus Alabama State and later was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Jan. 25, largely due to career-high tallies of 20 points, seven rebounds and 30 minutes played a day earlier vs. Ole Miss…she averaged 6.2 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest.

Personal

Jasmine Hassell is the daughter of Gail Corder-Hassell and Howard Hassell and the granddaughter of Sarah Corder…she majored in Child & Family Development at UGA…her mother played collegiately at Belmont from 1981-84 and was the Bruins' career scoring leader at the end of her career with 1,814 points…through the 2011-12 season, she still ranked among school leaders in career scoring, rebounding (942), field goals made (746), free throws made and blocked shots…at Wilson Central HS, she ranked as the nation's No. 11 college prospect by Hoopgurlz…she played in the WBCA All-American Game and was named second-team All-America by Parade Magazine and third-team All-USA by USA Today…she also played in the 2009 McDonald’s All-America Game…she was tabbed as Division I Class AAA Miss Basketball for Tennessee as both a junior and a senior…she was the Tennessean's Girls' Basketball Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2009 as well, averaging 19.9 points and 7.0 rebounds and shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor as a senior…she led Wilson Central to a 28-6 record and District 9AAA regular-season and tournament titles…as a junior, she averaged 21.3 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while leading Wilson Central to a 31-6 record and the Tennessee 3A State Championship…she poured in 22 points in the 2008 state title tilt, more than half of the Wildcats' points in the 37-33 overtime victory…she helped Wilson Central to a 32-7 record and the 2006 state title as a freshman.

Career Transactions

(1) Drafted by the Indiana Fever with the 21st overall pick, second round, in the 2013 WNBA Draft, 4/15/13. (2) Waived in training camp, 5/22/13. (3) Claimed off waivers by Indiana as a replacement player, 5/24/13. (4) Released on 5/25/13. (5) Signed by Indiana as a replacement player, 6/21/13. (6) Released on 8/2/13. (7) Signed 7-day contract with Seattle, 8/4/13. (8) Signed remainder-of-season contract with Indiana, 8/27/13.