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• Silver Stars All-Decade Team
• WNBA All-Star (2009)

San Antonio Silver Stars
2013: Versus Los Angeles on 8/31, led the team in points (25), assists (3) and steals (3) .... Those 25 points was a season high... Tied for a season-high 5 steals vs. Seattle on 8/25 ... Tied a season-high with 5 steals at Seattle on 8/11 ... Registered a season-high 5 assists vs. Minnesota on 8/6/13 ... Ranked second on the team with 18 points against Tulsa on August 4... Notched a season-high eight rebounds against New York on July 25 ... Tied for the team lead with 13 points against Minnesota on July 19 ... Led the team with 23 points at Connecticut ... Had a team-high 22 points against Washington on July 12 ... Led the team with 21 points against Seattle on June 21 ... Led the team with 20 points at Chicago on June 9 ... Scored her 3,000th career point in the third quarter against Chicago on June 7 ... Led the team with four steals and was one of four double-digit scorers against Los Angeles on June 1.

2012: Named to the Silver Stars All-Decade Team ... Finished third in Sixth Woman of the Year voting ... Played in 33 regular-season games with three starts ... Averaged 10.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game ... Ranked second in the WNBA in steals to turnover ratio (1.83) and ninth in steals per game ... Led the team in scoring average off the bench (11.0) and ranked second in steals per game ... Notched 16 double-digit scoring peformances, including four-consecutive from July 8 through Aug. 17 ... Led San Antonio in scoring four times and steals on 10 occasions ... Notched at least one steal in seven-consecutive games from May 30 to June 22 ... Had at least one 3-point field goal in 13-consecutive games from June 16 to Aug. 19 ... Matched a career-high with three blocks in the season opener at Tulsa on May 19 ... Had eight points against Chicago on May 30 ... Notched her first double-digit scoring peformance of the season against Phoenix on June 1 ... Ranked second on the team with 16 points at Minnesota .... Had five rebounds and four assists against Seattle on June 9 ... Led the team with 20 points off the bench at Seattle on June 22 ... One of five double-digit scorers against Los Angeles on June 28 ... Led the team with 24 points and six steals at New York on July 8 ... Matched a career-high with three blocks at Chicago on July 11 ... Set a career-high with six made 3-point field goals against Atlanta on July 13 ... Ranked second on the team with 17 points at Tulsa on Aug. 17 ... Led the team with 21 points and had a season-best six rebounds against Tulsa on Aug. 25 ... Led the team with 19 points at Minnesota on Aug. 28 ... One of five players in double-figures against Indiana on Sept. 7 ... Did not travel with the team to Seattle on Sept. 21 due to illness ... Playoffs: Played in both Western Conference Semifinal games against Los Angeles ... Averaged 12.0 points, 3.0 steals, 2.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game through the two playoff games ... Matched a playoff career-high with four assists in Game 1 at Los Angeles on Sept. 27 ... Ranked second on the team with 16 points in Game 2 against Los Angeles on Sept. 29.

2011: Played in all 34 regular-season games with eight starts ... Averaged 12.0 points per game with 3.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.3 steals ... Ranked fourth in the WNBA in steals to turnover ratio (1.26) ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring average and third in steals per game ... Ranked second on the team with 22 double-digit scoring performances, including a season-long streak of eight double-figure scoring games from July 18 to Aug. 4 … Led San Antonio in scoring on nine occasions, steals 12 times and blocks seven times … One of four players to score in double-figures with 17 points in her Silver Stars debut against Tulsa on June 4 … Notched her second-consecutive double-digit scoring game at Tulsa on June 10 … Had a season-best four assists against Atlanta on June 11 … Notched 15 points against Phoenix on June 21 … Led San Antonio with a season-high 31 points while recording her 200th career offensive rebound and 500th 3-point field goal attempt against Los Angeles on June 24 … Led the Silver Stars with 25 points and eight rebounds at Atlanta on June 26 … Notched her 500th career assist and 650th career rebound at Chicago on June 28 … Recorded her 450th career defensive rebound at New York on July 1 … Made her first career start with San Antonio against New York on July 7, ranking second on the team with 13 points … Ranked third on the team with 14 points against Los Angeles on July 12 … Had a season-high four steals against Seattle on July 14 … Ranked third on the team with 14 points, including her 900th career made field goal at Los Angeles on July 18 … Ranked third on the team with 10 points at Seattle on July 21 … Ranked second on the team with 14 points and a team-best four steals against Phoenix on July 28 … Led San Antonio with 18 points against Minnesota on July 31 … Ranked third on the team with 10 points at Seattle on Aug. 2 … Recorded her eighth-consecutive double-digit scoring performance and made her 400th career free throw at Minnesota on Aug. 4 … Ranked third on the team with 12 points at Connecticut on Aug. 11 … Led the team with 18 points versus Chicago on Aug. 14 … Led the team with 10 points against Indiana on Aug. 16 … Second-leading scorer with 11 points at Seattle on Aug. 23 … Led the team with eight rebounds while adding 15 points versus Connecticut on Aug. 30 … Led the team with 23 points against Phoenix on Sept. 1 … Playoffs: Started all three Western Conference semifinal games against Minnesota ... Averaged 13.0 points per game with 5.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.67 steals per game in her first career playoff appearance.

Chicago Sky
2010: Started all 34 games … Led the team with 1.65 steals per game and ranked second with 10.7 points per game … Led the WNBA with a 1.40 steals to turnover ratio while ranking fourth in total steals (56) … Averaged 2.4 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per game … Collected a season-high seven total rebounds at New York on May 16 … Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the charity stripe against Atlanta on June 15, marking season-bests in both free throws made and attempted … Had a season-high five steals against Washington on June 25 … Collected a season-best five defensive rebounds against Indiana on June 27 … Set season-standards with 26 points and 10 made field goals at New York on July 11 … Tied a career-high with five 3-pointers at Phoenix on Aug. 1.

2009: Started all 34 games … Averaged 13.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.15 steals in 27.4 minutes per game … Ranked second on the team with 931 minutes played … Led the team with 73 steals and ranked second with 450 total points … Ranked fifth in the WNBA with 2.15 steals per game … Made her first WNBA All-Star appearance … Scored 16 points in the All-Star game as a reserve.

2008: Started 34 games … Averaged 17.0 points per game and was ranked seventh in the WNBA in total points scored in the season (577) … Set a WNBA record with 39 consecutive free throws made, staying perfect from the line from June 3 to July 1 …Ranked in the top 10 in the WNBA in 12 categories including ninth in points per game (17.0), sixth in steals per game (1.88), and fifth in free throw percentage (.891).

2007: Played in 33 games, starting five … Averaged 11.7 points, 2.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game ... Notched a franchise record 39 points on 17 field goals and five 3-pointers while adding 10 assists at Sacramento on June 29 ... Ranked fourth in the WNBA in 3-point field goal percentage (45.9) ... Ranked 16th in the WNBA in field goal percentage (46.4) ... Set a career-high by converting 9-of-10 free throws versus San Antonio on June 17 … Ranked 10th in the league in steals (50.0) and steals per game (1.52).

2006: Played in 30 games, making 27 starts ... Averaged 9.4 points, 3.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Charlotte Sting
2005: Played in 30 games, starting 11 … Averaged 5.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 15.5 minutes per game in her first full season as a professional … Scored a season-high 21 points at Phoenix on July 13 … Played in a season-high 38 minutes at Seattle on July 29.

2004: Missed most of the season due to the birth of her daughter on June 4 … Joined the team on August 16 during the Olympic break … Played in four games, recording three points, three steals and three rebounds … Missed three games after being placed on the injured list with a groin strain suffered on Aug. 31 … Posted one point, one steal and one rebound in her first WNBA appearance against Minnesota on Sept. 11.

WNBA Offseason
2011-12: Played with Israel’s A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra along with Silver Stars teammate Porsha Phillips ... Led the team in scoring average ... Averaged 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.3 steals per game through 20 Israeli League games.

2010-11: Played for Turkey’s Ceyhan Belediyespor beginning in January 2011 … Helped the team reach the Turkish TBBL Finals ... Garnered All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention selection from Eurobasket.com ... Named to the Eurobasket.com Turkish TKBL All-Defensive team ... Played in 13 games … Averaged 13.1 points per game with 3.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.3 steals.

2009-10: Played for Turkey’s Galatasaray … Played in 10 Turkish League games and seven EuroLeague contests … Helped Galatasaray to the EuroCup Finals ... Averaged 14. points per game with 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 56.1 percent from the floor in Turkish League games … Averaged 15.6 points per game with 4.4 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals in EuroLeague contests.

2008-09: Started the season with Poland’s Utex Row Rybik … Played in five games … Averaged 18.6 points per game with 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.6 steals and 1.0 blocks per game … Joined Israel’s A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra in November … Led the team to the Israeli League title and regular-season championship ... Named Eurobasket.com Israeli League Import Player of the Year ... Garnered Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Player of the Year and Guard of the Year honors ... Earned All-Israeli League First Team and Israeli League All-Imports Team accolades from Eurobasket.com ... Played in 23 games … Averaged 17.0 points per game with 4.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game while shooting 55.2 percent from the field.

2007-08: Played for Israel’s Ramat Hasharon … Helped the team capture the Israeli League regular-season title ... Led the team to the EuroCup Quarterfinals and Israeli Cup Finals ... Garnered Eurobasket.com Israeli League First Team and All-Imports Team honors ... Played in 20 Israeli League games and 12 EuroCup contests … Averaged 20.0 points per game with 5.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.6 steals per game while shooting 55.3 percent from the floor in Israeli League games … Averaged 15.5 points per game with 4.1 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals in EuroCup action.

2006-07: Played for Israel’s Raanana Herzeliya … Played in 10 games … Averaged 16.7 points per game with 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.3 steals while shooting 49.5 percent from the field.

2005-06: Played for Greece’s Megas Aleksandros … Played in 10 games … Averaged 20.7 points per game with 4.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 3.5 assists.

2005: Played for the NWBL’s Dallas Fury.

2004-05: Played for Greece’s Mask Cosmopel Kastoria.

USA Basketball
• World Championship for Young Women's Gold Medal (2002)

2002: Member of the USA Basketball World Championship for Young Women’s Qualifying Team that won the gold medal in Brazil.

Texas Tech University
• Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America Team (2003)
• Kodak Honorable Mention All-America Team (2003)
• All-Big 12 First Team (2003)
• Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 Defensive Team (2003)
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team (2003)
• Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-America Team (2002)
• All-Big 12 Second Team (2002)
• All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2001)
• Women's Basketball News Service All-Freshman Third Team (2001)

Senior (2003-04): Started all 16 games in which she played … Averaged 16.5 points per game with 4.4 rebounds … Ranked second on the team with 37 steals despite playing only half the season … Finished her career ranked fourth in scoring (1,768), second in steals (305) and seventh in assists (376) in the Texas Tech career record book.

Junior (2002-03): Earned Associated Press and Kodak honorable mention All-America honors … All-Big 12 first team selection … Named to the Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 Defensive Team … Earned Big 12 All-Tournament team honors … Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week … Became the fourth player in school history to score 40 or more points in a game with a career-high 41 against Creighton … Scored in double-figures in 33 games … Scored more than 20 points on seven occasions … Notched one double-double … Averaged 15.9 points per game with 5.1 rebounds and 90 steals.

Sophomore (2001-02): Played in all 32 games with 31 starts … Earned Basketball Times honorable mention All-America selection … Earned All-Big 12 second team honors … Notched 26 double-digit scoring performances … Recorded three double-doubles … Averaged 16.0 points per game with 5.0 rebound and 87 steals.

Freshman (2000-01): Played in all 32 games with eight starts … Garnered team Most Valuable Player honors … Named to the NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament team … Earned All-Big 12 honorable mention honors … Selected to the Women’s Basketball News Service All-Freshman third team … Three-time Big 12 Rookie of the Week … Recorded 24 double-digit scoring performances … Averaged 13.6 points per game with 4.1 rebounds and 91 steals … Scored a season-high 29 points against Purdue in the NCAA Sweet 16.

Granbury High School: Played for coach Leta Andrews at Granbury High School in Granbury, Texas … Earned All-America honors as well as all-state and all-district first team honors as a senior … Named Granbury’s Most Valuable Player following her senior season … Two-time TABC All-State first team selection … Two-time District Offensive Player of the Year … Garnered 1999-00 Forth Worth Star-Telegram MVP honors … Led Granbury to three-consecutive regional quarterfinals ... Averaged 24.4 points per game with 8.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists during her senior season.

Personal

Jia Dorene Perkins … Born February 23, 1982 in Newburgh, N.Y. … Hails from Granbury, Texas … Daughter, Aalirah, was born on June 4, 2004 … Daughter of Johnny and Debra Perkins … Has an older brother, Jasmin … Father, Johnny, played professional football for the New York Giants ... Graduated from Texas Tech University in 2004 with a degree in business.

Career Transactions

Traded to San Antonio from Chicago in exchange for center Michelle Snow on April 20, 2011 ... Selected by Chicago in WNBA Expansion Draft on Nov. 16, 2005 ... Selected by Charlotte in the third round (35th overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft on April 17, 2004.