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Kalana Greene #32 Guard

Kalana Greene

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2013 WNBA Season: Appeared in all 34 games with 31 starts…One of just two Sun players to appear in every game…Had career-highs with 38 offensive rebounds and 126 total rebounds…Scored her 500th career point at Indiana (6/12)…Recorded her 100th steal against Seattle (6/16)…Had a career-high four steals twice this season…Had a career-high nine rebounds twice…Scored a season-high 14 points at Atlanta (7/24)…Matched a single-season career high with 70 made field goals…Ranked eighth in steals per turnover ratio (1.06)…Recorded 50 assists for the second straight season…Played career-high 36 minutes at Indiana (6/12).

2012 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games with 31 starts…Finished with a single-season career-high 57 assists…Ranked second on the team with a single-season career-high 39 steals…Scored in double figures three times…Had a season-high 14 points at Phoenix (9/12)…Finished the season with 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting against Atlanta (9/23)…Had six steals in her last two games of the regular season…Made 10 of last 11 free throws over six-game span...Matched a career high with four made free throws at Phoenix (9/12)…Ranked third in the WNBA in steals-per-turnover ratio (1.44), seventh in assist-per-turnover ratio (2.11).

In The Playoffs: Started all five playoff games for the Sun…Collected 11 rebounds and nine points in 61 minutes.

2011 WNBA Season: Enjoyed a break-out season, establishing new career highs in virtually every statistical category…Started all 33 games she played…Finished third on the team in total rebounds (125) and defensive rebounds (99)…Had 11 games with at least five rebounds…Made 18 of 46 (.391) three-pointers…Was 70 of 166 (.422) from the field…Had a season-high 14 points against Phoenix (8/26)…Had career-highs with nine rebounds -- eight defensive -- at Atlanta (8/19)…Had a career-high six assists at Phoenix (8/8)…Had a career-best four steals at New York (7/15).
In the Playoffs: Started both games of Atlanta series…Made 7 of 18 shots from the field, scoring 19 points in two games…Played 44 total minutes.

2010 WNBA Season: Appeared in 33 games with no starts…Limited to 15.7 minutes per game…Scored a career-high 17 points against San Antonio on July 27th…Also registered career highs for field goal attempts (7), made threes (2) and minutes (28) in that game…Had a career-high five rebounds against the Sun (6/27). In The Playoffs: Played just 15 minutes in five playoff games…Scored three points in the postseason.

Other Professional Experience: Played in Italy for Pallacanestro Pozzuoli in 2012-13…Played for Bnot Hasharon of Israel in 2011-12…Spent the 2010-11 offseason playing in Poland, competing for both KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp and CCC Polkowice…She averaged 7.1 points per game for each team.

College: Played in 157 games, with 125 starts…Averaged 9.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists at UConn…Played eight games during 2007-08 season before suffering a season-ending anterior cruciate ligament tear in her right knee...Ranked 18th in scoring at UConn when she graduated with 1,444 points…Scored in double figures 72 times in her career, 24 as a senior...Registered eight 20-plus point scoring efforts and 13 double-digit rebounding efforts for nine career double-doubles...As a senior became 33rd UConn player in program history to record 1,000 career points...Earned 2010 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, 2010 NCAA Dayton Regional All-Tournament Team, 2010 BIG EAST Tournament Most Outstanding Player, 2010 All-BIG EAST First Team, 2009 WBCA Classic All-Tournament Team, 2009-10 Preseason All-BIG EAST, 2009 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team, 2007 All-BIG EAST Second Team, 2007 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team and 2007 NCAA All-Fresno Regional Team honors…Named BIG EAST Player of the Week once.

Personal

Full name is Kalana Lanette Greene…Daughter of Addison and Cynthia Greene…Urban Studies major at UConn…Earned varsity letters in volleyball and track during high school career…Named 2005 Gatorade High School Player of the Year at Timberland High School in South Carolina…Averaged 28 points, 18 rebounds, nine steals and eight assists while leading the Wolves to the Class AAA title with a 58-44 win over Clover…Averaged 22 points per game in last three high school seasons…Averaged double-double during all four seasons…2005 WBCA All American…Had a 3.5 GPA.

Career Transactions

Drafted by the New York Liberty with the 13th overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft…Traded to the Sun during the 2011 WNBA Draft on April 11th in exchange for rookie guard Sydney Colson of Texas A&M, who Connecticut drafted with the 16th overall pick.