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Jessica Adair

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Notable
• WNBA Champion (2011)

2012: Saw her third WNBA campaign interrupted by midseason arthroscopic surgery on her right knee (June 22)… Sidelined for nine games due to the injury, then appeared in nine of 15 contests following the Olympic break… Appeared in 19 games overall, averaging 2.4 ppg (35.1%) and 2.1 rpg while logging 8.8 mpg… Played nearly a third of her year's minute total on the final three-game road trip, including a season-best 20:31 in the Sept. 21 victory at Phoenix… Also claimed a season-high six rebounds in that contest, and added six more in the Sept. 23 finale at San Antonio… Returned vs. Washington on Aug. 17, her first appearance since June 15 at Phoenix… Tallied a season-high nine points May 20 vs. Phoenix, and pulled in five rebounds (logging 16:58) May 27 vs. Seattle. 2011: Finished her second WNBA season by appearing in 31 games, including a start in the June 30 contest at Tulsa... Drew three DNP-CDs... Averaged 4.3 ppg and 2.9 rpg while logging 10.4 mpg; she shot 48.5% from the floor and 65.3% from the free-throw line... Registered her first career double-double in the Sept. 11 finale at Phoenix, collecting 10 points and a game- and career-high 13 rebounds (in a career-best 21.54)... Over the final 13 contests, she tallied 6.2 ppg (52.4%) and 4.5 rpg in 14.4 mpg; the Lynx went 16-1 when she logged 10+ minutes... Tallied a season-high 10 points Aug. 30 vs. Washington... Her four blocks Aug. 12 at Chicago were a season best; she blocked 12 shots in 13 August outings (3.58 per 40 minutes)... Averaged 6.1 FTA per 40 on the season. 2010: Made her WNBA debut by appearing in the Aug. 22 season finale at Indiana, collecting five points and a team-high eight rebounds (logging 13:35) in Minnesota's OT victory... Signed as a free agent on Aug. 18, and drew a DNP-CD at Los Angeles on Aug. 20... Appeared in one preseason game with the Lynx, totaling 14 points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks (in 26:06) Apr. 30 vs. Chicago in St. Paul... Missed the May 6 rematch in Chicago due to a strained left hip... 2009: Drafted by the Phoenix Mercury with the 34th overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft... Did not appear in any preseason games before being waived on May 13, 2009.

Playoffs
2012: Appeared in four postseason games for the Lynx as they made a return trip to the WNBA Finals, scoring 0.5 points and grabbing 0.5 rebounds in 2.8 minutes per game… 2011: Appeared in all eight contests en route to winning the 2011 WNBA Championship with the Lynx… Averaged 5.8 points and grabbed 3.6 rebounds in over 12 minutes per game.

Overseas
2012-13: Played for Townsville in the WNBL (Australia)… Appeared in 19 games with the Fire, averaging 10.5 points and 7.3 rebounds while leading them to a runner-up finish in the WNBL… Led the Fire to the Grand Final down the stretch, averaging 12.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game over her last 10 games… 2011-12: Played for Tarsus (Turkey) over the winter, scoring 12.9 ppg (on 51.5% shooting) with 8.2 rpg and 1.08 bpg in 13 contests… 2010-11: Spent the 2010-11 winter playing for Samsun (Turkey), where she netted 14.4 ppg and 10.3 rpg… Ranked 3rd in the TKBL in rebounding and 6th in blocks (1.12 bpg).

College
Averaged 12.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game over her four-year career at George Washington... A three-time All-Atlantic First Team selection... Completed her career ranked 11th on GW's career scoring list (1,475 points), 7th in career rebounds (770 rebounds) and 5th in career blocks (161 blocks)... Led the Colonials in scoring (13.7 ppg), rebounding (7.4 rpg), blocks (1.7 bpg), steals (1.1 spg) and field goal percentage (.584) her senior year... Finalist for USA Basketball's 2007 Pan Am Games squad... Helped GW advance to the NCAA Tournament in both 2006 and 2007, and registered a 15-point, 21-rebound outing in the first-round victory over Boise State her sophomore season (Mar, 17, 2007).

Personal

Born on Dec. 19, 1986 in Washington, D.C.... Full name is Jessica Elizabeth Adair (pronounced 'AY-dare')... Daughter of Angela Monica Adair... Twin sister, Jazmine, also played at George Washington... Majored in criminal justice.

Career Transactions

Chosen by Phoenix in the 3rd round (34th overall) of the 2009 WNBA Draft... Waived on May 13, 2009... Signed by Minnesota on April 22, 2010... Waived on May 14, 2010... Signed by Minnesota on Aug. 18, 2010... Re-signed by the Lynx on Feb. 1, 2011.