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“The sky’s the limit,” said Lin Dunn about 2011 top draft pick Jeanette Pohlen…all Pohlen did as a rookie was lead the WNBA in 3-point shooting percentage while appearing in all 34 games…as a second-year star, she shot 42 percent from 3-point range, hit 5-of-5 3-point attempts in the playoffs and helped Indiana to the 2012 WNBA title…the former Associated Press first-team All-American and the Pac-10 Player of the Year is set to begin her third pro season with Indiana…she will be sidelined to begin the season as she continues rehab following a torn left ACL during Game 2 of last year’s WNBA Finals vs. Minnesota.
She guided Stanford to the 2011 NCAA Final Four where it lost in the national semifinal game to eventual champion Texas A&M on what would become her home floor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse…Pohlen and Stanford reached the Final Four in four consecutive seasons...a pair of her fans while at Stanford were student-athlete buddies Andrew Luck and Coby Fleenor, each of whom was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts.

PRO – WNBA
2012: Pohlen played in all 34 games for the Fever…she started in the last three games of the season and played all 40 minutes of the game at Washington, 9/21…she averaged 4.4 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game…she finished 11th in the WNBA for 3-point shooting percentage shooting 42.1 percent…she scored a season-high 14 points against Chicago, 6/27, shooting 5-of-7 from the field, including 4-of-6 from behind the arc.she had a career-high four steals at Connecticut, 9/19…
2011: One of three Fever players to appear in all 34 games, starting two…Pohlen averaged 3.9 points and 1.4 rebounds in 16 minutes per game…she scored a career-high 17 points including 5-of-5 shooting from the 3-point line at Phoenix, 6/19…besides leading the WNBA in 3-point shooting percentage, she broke rookie franchise records of field goal percentage (.471), 3-point field goal percentage (.468), and 3-point field goal percentage in a game (1.000)…she tied a franchise record of playing in 34 games as a rookie.

PLAYOFFS
2012: Pohlen played in six of the 10 Fever postseason games before tearing her left ACL in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals…she totaled 19 points through six games, 14 coming as part of a 5-of-5 shooting night with four 3-pointers in a decisive Game 3 of the conference finals at Connecticut, 10/11, while replacing Katie Douglas.
2011: Pohlen saw action in five of the six Fever postseason games…in 36 total minutes, she scored 10 points…she scored a playoff career-high eight points at New York, 9/17, in the Eastern Conference Semifinals

PRO – OVERSEAS
2011-12: Pohlen averaged 10.1 points through 13 games with Tarsus in the Turkish League.

INTERNATIONAL
A member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team in the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, Pohlen started six of the seven games…she averaged 5.0 points and 3.0 assists as part of a team-high 23.0 minutes per game.

COLLEGE
2010-11: Named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, she averaged career highs of 14.5 ppg and 4.75 apg while shooting 41.7 percent from 3-pt range…she broke Stanford’s single-season record for 3-pt FG made with 96 and became the 32nd player in Stanford history to score 1,000 career points against Fresno State, 12/21...she finished her career with 1,453 points, 16th on Stanford’s career list…she was named to the Associated Press All-America First Team and was also named to the John R. Wooden and USBWA All-America Teams...she was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on January 3...she passed out a career-high 12 assists to go with 21 points against USC…she scored 20 or more points on five occasions, including a career-best 31 points on 8-of-15 FG with five 3-pointers and 10-of-10 FTs vs. Connecticut, 12/30…in her best game of the 2011 NCAA tournament, she scored 17 points with five assists in the West Regional final vs. Gonzaga, 3/28.
2009-10: A starter in 36 of the 37 games she played as a junior, she averaged 9.3 points and 4.64 assists per game and was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team...she had a streak of 92 straight games played and 53 straight starts snapped when she missed a game against Washington, 1/16, due to a sprained right ankle...she posted a double-double with 15 points and a career-high-tying 10 assists at Old Dominion...she scored a season-best 26 points vs. Oregon, 2/16…she scored a game-winning layup as time expired in Sacramento Regional Final win against Xavier…she scored 11 points in the NCAA Championship game vs. Connecticut.
2008-09: Named to All-Pac-10 Second Team...she earned a spot on the All-West Regional team during the NCAA Tournament...named the Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 9, she was one of three Stanford players to start all 38 games…she averaged 10.7 points, 3.84 assists and led the team by playing 31.9 minutes a game...she scored in double figures 23 times in 38 appearances and scored a season-high 21 points in a win over Arizona, 3/5.
2007-08: Named Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention, she saw action in all 39 games during the season and averaged 4.6 points with 2.9 rebounds per game while shooting 43.0 percent from the field…she opened her college career by scoring 15 points in a win over Yale, 11/9.

Personal

Born in Downey, Calif, she has an uncle that played football at Notre Dame…her great-uncle, Neil, is in the Texas A&M Basketball Hall of Fame…her grandfather and great grandfather both played basketball at Purdue…she has two older brothers, John and Tom…when she is finished playing basketball, she aspires to be a sports broadcaster...in addition to being named the Gatorade Player of the Year in California as a high school senior, she was also the state's Miss Basketball…she was named to California's All-State team in each of her four years…a McDonald's All-American, she also received similar awards from EA Sports, Max Preps, Parade, SLAM and the WBCA…she was named a high school All-American as a junior by Scout Magazine…while being named All-CIF DIIA Southern Section Player (or Co-Player), of the Year in 2005 through 2007, she was also named the Orange County Player of the Year each of those seasons…for her efforts in the classroom, she was a four-time Century League Scholar-Athlete…a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain at Brea Olinda High School in Brea, Calif., she holds school records for career points (2,196) and rebounds (1,140)…she also holds five school single-season records as well as a pair of single-game records.

Career Transactions

(1) Drafted by the Indiana Fever with the ninth overall pick, first round, in the 2011 WNBA Draft, 4/11/11.