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Background

2007 WNBA Season:
• Played in 23 games (zero starts)
• Averaged 1.6 points, 1.0 rebound and 1.0 assist in 8.7 minutes
• Dished five or more assists once and grabbed five or more rebounds once
• Led the team in assists once and blocks once

2006 WNBA Season:
• Signed with the Mercury on June 1 after being cut by the Connecticut Sun
• With Kelly Miller recovering from injury, started eight games
• Phoenix went 4-4 after signing her and moving her into the starting lineup after opening the season 0-3
• Emerged as a quality backup point guard, averaging 3.1 points and 2.2 assists
• Played in all 31 games after joining the team
• Scored a career-high 13 points vs. Detroit on June 9
• In her Mercury debut on June 2, totaled a career-high seven rebounds, career-high four assists and added three points; did not turn the ball over

2005 WNBA Season
• Played backup point guard to Sun guard Lindsey Whalen for the second-straight season
• Saw action in all 34 games (one start)
• Matched her career-high by playing 30 minutes in the season finale
• Matched her regular season career-high with three assists five times

2004 WNBA Season:
• Played her way onto the final Connecticut Sun roster out of a two-day free agent camp following the draft
• Only one of 39 players from that camp to make the cut
• Averaged 5.0 points and 2.3 assists filling in for Sun starter Lindsey Whalen for three games

College:
• Finished third all-time in George Mason career ranks for points (1,637) and assists (469)
• Ranks in the top five in four other statistical categories
• Established a school record with 116 career starts
• Averaged 17.1 points during her senior season
• Scored a career-high 40 points in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament to send her team to the championship game
• Averaged 24.7 points in the CAA tournament her senior year
• Helped lead the Patriots to the 2004 WNIT, just the second postseason berth in the program’s history

International/National Team:
• Spent 2006-07 offseason in Russia playing for Novosibirsk
• Played two seasons (2004-05, 2005-06) on Lietuvos Telekomas Vilnius in Lithuania with former Connecticut Sun teammate Katie Douglas

Personal:
• Daughter of John and Antonia Derevjanik
• Staten Island-native has a brother, John, and a sister, Tracy
• Received Jacques Award (Staten Island Player of the Year) an unprecedented three-straight seasons
• Never lost to a Staten Island high school in four years (95-13)
• 2004 Academic All-American Women’s Basketball District III first-team selection
• Psychology major
• Only the second George Mason player in WNBA history
• Loves the television shows Without a Trace and 24-05, 2005-06) on Lietuvos Telekomas Vilnius in Lithuania with former Connecticut Sun teammate Katie Douglas... Spent 2006-07 offseason in Russia playing for Novosibirsk.


Personal

  • Daughter of John and Antonia Derevjanik
  • Staten Island-native has a brother, John, and a sister, Tracy
  • Received Jacques Award (Staten Island Player of the Year) an unprecedented three-straight seasons
  • Never lost to a Staten Island high school in four years (95-13)
  • 2004 Academic All-American Women’s Basketball District III first-team selection
  • Psychology major
  • Only the second George Mason player in WNBA history
  • Loves the television shows Without a Trace and 24

  • Career Transactions

    Signed with the Mercury on June 1, 2006, after being cut by the Connecticut Sun... Re-signed by the Mercury on Feb. 6, 2007.

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