Katie Douglas #23 Guard/Forward
2013 Regular Season PPG 18.0 RPG 1.0 APG 4.0 EFF +17.00
Bio Born: May 07, 1979 Height: 6-0 / 1,83 Weight: 165 lbs. / 74,8 kg. College: Purdue Years Pro: 12
2013 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)
A four-time WNBA All-Star, four-time All-WNBA selection and a five-time member of the WNBA’s All-Defensive Team, Katie Douglas has completed five WNBA summers in her hometown of Indianapolis…in those five seasons, she has become the second-leading scorer in Fever history and ranks second to Tamika Catchings in most shooting categories…after leaving empty-handed in her first three WNBA Finals appearances – two with Connecticut, one in Indiana – Douglas finally earned her first WNBA championship last season despite an injury in the conference finals that kept her from playing in the Finals…she underwent ankle surgery in late December and resumed playing overseas in March, prior to the 2013 WNBA campaign.
Douglas is a well-rounded guard who can pass, shoot, defend and handle the ball…she is capable of playing both guard spots…her lanky build makes her a tough matchup for opposing guards…she is adept at stepping into passing lanes for steals…one of the league’s premier defenders and fourth in WNBA history with 586 steals, she joins Fever teammate Tamika Catchings (1st)…she ranks fifth in WNBA history with 656 career 3-point field goals and became the league’s first player ever to surpass 500 in both categories…late during the 2012 season, Catchings joined her as league’s only players to eclipse both career milestones…entering her 13th pro season, she ranks ninth in WNBA history with 5,082 points…she ranks 15th with 1,000 career assists.
PRO - WNBA
2012: Douglas played and started in 32 games, missing the last two games of the season (illness) to snap a two-year streak of 53 consecutive appearances…she averaged 16.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game, all of which ranked her either second or third on the team…she made a franchise record 80 3-point field goals, only the fourth person in WNBA history to do so…she became the 15th player in WNBA history with 1,000 assists and the 10th to score 5,000 points…she was second on the team with 48 steals…against Atlanta, 8/18, she broke a franchise record with seven 3-point field goals (7-of-9), scoring 29 points…she scored 30 points, just two shy of her career-high against Phoenix, 9/9, setting a career-high with 12 field goals on 18 attempts.
2011: Douglas started 32 games, averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game…Douglas was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, 6/13…during that week, she averaged 21 points per game…Douglas was named to the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team…along with teammate Tamika Catchings, Douglas was named an All-Star starter for the East…Douglas scored a season-high 30 points vs. Atlanta, 9/11…she ranked fourth in the WNBA in both 3-point FG made (66) and 3-point FG percentage (44%)…with a steal and two assists vs. Tulsa, 6/14, she became the fourth player in WNBA history with 800 assists and 500 steals in a career… in that same game Douglas became the first player in WNBA history with 500 steals and 500 3-pointers made…her 16 points in the second quarter vs. Atlanta, 9/11, is a franchise record… she tied a franchise record with six 3-point FG made vs. New York, 6/10, vs. Tulsa, 6/14, and vs. Phoenix, 6/28.
2010: A 34-game starter, Douglas joined Tamika Catchings as the only Fever players with over 1,000 minutes (1,014)…she was second on the club with 13.7 points, 3.3 assists and 1.35 steals per game while leading Indiana with 68 3-pointers…Douglas earned All-WNBA second-team recognition in addition to making the WNBA All-Defensive squad…while representing the Fever in the USA vs. WNBA: Stars at the Sun midseason classic, Douglas became the first Indiana player to win an All-Star skills competition by winning the 3-point shooting contest…she posted a season-high 29 points in a road loss at Seattle, 6/25…she became the first player in league history with 500 steals and 500 3-point field goals when she hit her 500th 3-pointer against Atlanta, 8/6.
2009: Douglas started in 31 games, averaged 17.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.81 steals per game… the Fever’s leading scorer overall and the league’s top scorer after the All-Star Break, she finished third in WNBA MVP balloting…along with Tamika Catchings, Douglas was named an All-Star starter for the East…Douglas was named to the All-WNBA Second Team…she became the first Fever player to win Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks, on 7/26 and 8/9…during that two-week, five-game span, Douglas averaged 26.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game…included in those games was a career-high 34 points against Washington on 7/28, when she was 9-for-19 from the field and shot a career-high 15-for-16 from the free-throw line…her 34-point night was a franchise-record for most points scored in game…at New York, 6/26, Douglas scored 28 points, including a franchise-record 26 points in the second half, almost single-handedly helping the Fever overcome a 17-point deficit…she was sixth in the WNBA in points per game…she led the Fever in scoring for a second consecutive year, was second on the team in free throw percentage and third on the team in assists and steals per game.
2008: Douglas became the first Fever player since 2001, besides Tamika Catchings, to lead the club in points per game (15.6)…she led the Fever in points (516), assists (106), 3-point field goals (57) and minutes (1,134) and was second on the club in steals (53)…she posted averages of 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game…her 57 3-pointers ranked ninth in the WNBA…she opened her first season in Indiana by scoring 20+ points in each of her first four games – 24 vs. Washington, 5/17; 26 at Detroit, 5/21; 23 at Connecticut, 5/27; and 25 in a 2OT win vs. Los Angeles, 5/29…she was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for her opening week performance, becoming the first player besides Catchings ever to earn the league’s weekly honor…she scored 20+ points in five of her first six games in a Fever uniform, and 11 times overall…in 46 minutes during a double OT win over the Sparks, she posted 27 field goal attempts and a career-high five steals…Douglas paced the Fever in assists 14 times…she was the only Fever player to lead the team in points, rebounds and assists during the same game in 2008, posting 16 points, a season-high eight rebounds and five assists against New York, 6/18.
2007: Douglas put together an MVP-caliber season while setting a Connecticut Sun franchise scoring record (17 ppg) for the second straight season…she posted career-high averages in points, rebounds (4.6) and assists (3.7), and ranked among WNBA leaders in steals (5th), scoring (9th) and assists (12th)…she scored a team-record 577 points, making 207 field goals, the second-best single-season total in team history…her 68 3-point field goals were also the second-highest total in team history…Douglas shattered her previous season high for assists with 125, and set new season highs for total rebounds (158), defensive rebounds (109), offensive rebounds (49) and total minutes (1,133)…she scored a career-high 30 points at Indiana (6/22)…twice she made a career-high 11 made field goals, and she tied her career high with five 3-pointers at Los Angeles, 7/7…she had a career-high 11 made free throws against Indiana, 6/29, and a career-high eight assists at San Antonio, 5/23…Douglas achieved significant career milestones with 2,500 points (8/4 vs. Indiana) and 500 assists (7/20 vs. Seattle), and reached double-figure scoring in 28 games…she scored at least 20 points in 12 games, the most ever in one season by a Sun player…she led the Sun in scoring 15 times, and in assists 11 times…appearing in her second All-Star Game, she earned First Team All-WNBA honors and was on the All-Defensive First Team for a third straight year.
2006: Douglas emerged as Connecticut’s go-to player during a breakout season…she led the Sun in scoring 14 times while setting franchise records for made 3-pointers (73) and scoring average (16.4 ppg)…she scored in double figures in 17 straight games, the longest streak ever by a Sun player, and had 29 double-figure scoring games overall…she finished seventh in the league in scoring average and scored her 2,000th career point in a win at Indiana, 8/9…her 525 points was then the third-best single-season total in franchise history…she matched her former career-high for points in a game twice, scoring 28 at Minnesota, 5/23, and Washington, 7/25…Douglas was named MVP of the WNBA All Star Game, and became the first player in franchise history to be named to the All-WNBA First Team…she was named to the 2006 WNBA All-Defensive Team…she finished third in MVP voting, second in Defensive Player of the Year voting and third in Most Improved Player voting.
2005: Douglas established a new career high in assists (94) for the fourth straight season…she was fourth on the team in scoring (11.0 ppg.), third in rebounding (130), second in assists and steals…she scored in double figures 20 times…she finished 11th in the league in steals per game (1.50) and was named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team…Douglas missed the game at Phoenix, 6/25, because of illness.
2004: Douglas started all 34 games and set new personal highs in numerous categories, including points (364), assists (90), steals (50), defensive rebounds (99), assist average (2.6) and steals per game (1.47)…she had a career-high seven assists against Los Angeles, 5/27…and tied a career-high with six 3-pointers against Houston, 5/25…she reached double figures in scoring 18 times and surpassed 1,000 points and 400 rebounds in her career.
2003: Douglas averaged 12.0 points and 3.8 rebounds while playing in 28 games…she made 11-of-15 field goals and scored a season-high 28 points at Washington, 8/23…she averaged 19.6 points during the three-game win streak to end the regular season, making 58.8 percent of her shots from the field in that span…she made 6-of-9 3-pointers against Indiana, 6/26, including one with one second remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime…she was second in the league in steals-per-turnover ratio (1.11 pg) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.00).
2002: She started 30 of 32 games while averaging 8.5 points per contest…Douglas ranked fourth in the WNBA in free throw percentage (.866) and tied for fourth in the league in steals per turnover ratio (1.17)...she played a then career-high 40 minutes and notched the first double-double of her career by scoring 15 points and grabbing a season-high 12 rebounds at Indiana, 8/7...she netted a season-high 19 points vs. Phoenix, 7/6...she grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in her first career start at Miami, 6/4.
2001: Douglas finished her rookie season second among rookies in steals (1.68 spg), seventh in assists (2.2 apg), ninth in points (7.0 ppg) and 14th in rebounding (2.8 rpg).
Douglas has started in 55 of the 56 playoff games in which she has appeared, making playoff appearances in 10 of 12 pro seasons…her only missed start was a 3-second cameo appearance at the close of the 2012 WNBA Finals when she was given a deserved home-court appearance as the Fever had clinched the championship in Game 4…Douglas is ranked among the WNBA’s all-time playoff leaders in games played (3rd, 56), games started (2nd, 55), minutes played (3rd, 1,883), field goals made (4th, 245), field goal attempts (3rd, 618), 3-point field goals (2nd, 95), 3-point field goal attempts (1st, 287), free throws made (5th, 147), free throw attempts (5th, 183), assists (10th, 154), steals (3rd, 72) and points (4th, 730).
2012: Douglas played in seven playoff games and started in six…she was the club’s leading scorer in the playoffs (15.2) before she injured her ankle in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Connecticut, 10/11…after scoring only three points against Atlanta, 9/30, she scored a combined 75 points over the next three games – 24 in a decisive Game 3 win over Atlanta, 10/2; 27 on 11-of-19 shooting with five 3-pointers at Connecticut, 10/5; and 24 in a Game 2 win over Connecticut, 10/8, in the East Finals.
2011: Douglas started all six Fever postseason games, averaging 19.7 points and five rebounds per game…she scored in double figures in each game…Douglas scored 20 or more points in all three games vs. New York of the East Semis…her 118 points moved her into fifth place on the all-time playoff scoring list.
2010: In a three-game Eastern Conference Semifinals series against New York, Douglas averaged 11.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game…she paced the Fever with 10 assists in the series…she led Indiana with 24 points in a deciding Game 3 loss…all three 3-pointers in the series came in Game 3.
2009: Douglas started in all 10 games of the postseason, averaging 15.5 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game…in what was the highest scoring game in WNBA history, she scored a playoff career-high 30 points during Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, at Phoenix, 9/29…in Game 3 of the Finals, 10/4, Douglas had a playoff career-best seven assists in a win over Phoenix…in Game 5 of the Finals, 10/9, she had a playoff career-high nine rebounds…Douglas scored in double-figures in nine of 10 playoff games.
2008: Douglas started all three games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Detroit, averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists during the series.
2007: Douglas averaged 17.3 points per game in three playoff contests…she set a WNBA and Sun playoff record with eight steals in Game 1 against Indiana, 8/23…she also set a new league and franchise record with four steals in the first quarter of that game and tied the WNBA and Sun playoff record of five steals in a half in the first…she set a new Sun playoff record with 12 three-point field goal attempts in that game…Douglas led the Sun with what was then a playoff career-high 27 points in a Game 3 overtime loss at Indiana, 8/27.
2006: Douglas averaged 12.0 ppg…she had 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting in Game 1 at Washington, 8/18, and led the team in scoring with 16 points in a decisive Game 2 win over the Mystics…she sustained a non-displaced hairline fracture in her right foot in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Washington…she sat out Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit due to the injury.
2005: Douglas reached double figures in six of eight playoff games including 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in Game 4 of WNBA Finals at Sacramento…she had 12 points and eight rebounds in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Detroit…she played a postseason career-high 41 minutes in Game 2 of WNBA Finals.
2004: She posted 18 points against Seattle, 10/8, during the WNBA Finals, and dished six assists against Washington, 9/29…she had 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in Eastern Conference clincher against New York, 10/3.
2003: Douglas averaged 7.2 points in four games during the 2003 WNBA Eastern Conference Playoffs…she had 13 points, two assists and two rebounds as the Sun eliminated the Sting at Charlotte, 8/30.
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2012-13: After recovering from ankle surgery, Douglas signed a contract with Dynamo Kursk in the Russian League and played nine games to end the season…she averaged 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.
2011-12: She averaged 15.2 points in EuroLeague play for Nadezhda Orenburg in Russia…Nadezhda advanced to the Russian League championship series with Douglas averaging 12.5 points in domestic league action.
2010-11: Douglas played for Spanish power Ros Casares where she averaged 13.8 points per game…she was named a Eurobasket.com All-EuroLeague second-team performer while leading Ros Casares to the Spanish League finals.
2009-10: Douglas played for Galatasaray in Istanbul, Turkey.
2008-09: Playing in 11 Euroleague games for CSKA Moscow, she averaged 12.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.3 apg and 1.6 spg…in 18 Superleague games, she averaged 12.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.2 apg and 1.9 spg (7th in league).
2007-08: Playing for Ros Casares Valencia in Spain, she averaged 11.9 ppg and 4.0 rpg in 23 regular season contests…she shot nearly 61 percent from the floor (88-145, .606) and 37 percent (25-68) from 3-pt range.
2004-05 to 2006-07: Douglas spent three winters with TEO Vilnius in Lithuania, where she teamed with Fever forward Ebony Hoffman in 2006-07…she led the FIBA EuroLeague in scoring during the 2005-06 season and was the league’s leading vote-getter in the inaugural FIBA EuroLeague Women All-Star Game in 2005-06.
2002-03 to 2003-04: She played in Greece for two seasons, competing for Ana Liosia Basketball (2002-03) and S.U. Glyfada Esperides Kyklos (2003-04).
2007-08: Douglas was a member of the U.S. National Team and narrowly missed landing a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team…she aided the 2007-08 USA Basketball Senior National Team to a 4-0 slate during its 2007 Tour of Italy, averaging 8.0 in the two games she competed…she was named to the 2007-08 USA Basketball Women's Senior National Team on March 6, 2007.
1999: Douglas was a member of the 1999 USA World University Games Team that brought home the silver medal with a 4-2 record in Palma de Mallorca, Spain…she started three of five games played and averaged team-highs of 17.7 ppg. and 2.4 apg. to go with 3.8 rpg.
1998: She was a member of the 1998 USA Select Team that posted a 7-1 record in contests against national teams from Spain, Poland and Puerto Rico, and averaged 4.1 ppg. and 3.4 rpg.
Douglas helped Purdue to an NCAA championship as a sophomore in 1999…it was the first NCAA title in Boilermaker history…a three-year starter for the Boilermakers, she was a two-time First Team All-American by Kodak/WBCA and the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (2000, 2001)…she was an Associated Press First Team All-American in 2001…Douglas paced Purdue to the national title game twice, winning it in 1999…named the 2001 Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior, she left the West Lafayette campus as the only player in Purdue history to rank in the top 10 in points (fourth with 1,965 points), rebounds (ninth with 727 rebounds), assists (third with 526 assists) and steals (first with 327)…during the 2001 NCAA Tournament, she averaged 19.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.5 apg and 3.3 spg...she was named to the 1999 and 2001 NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Teams...she was awarded the 2001 Silver Basketball Award by the Chicago Tribune for being the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten Conference…she also was the first athlete to receive the Jim Valvano Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2001…a recipient of the 2001 Big Ten Suzy Favor Award, she was also an Academic All-American and Academic All-District selection as a junior and senior…she was honored by her school as the recipient of the 2001 Mackey Award, Varsity Walk Award and the Purdue Athlete of the Year (2000 and 2001)…Douglas led Purdue in scoring her senior (15.5 ppg) and junior (20.4 ppg) seasons...she received the 2000 Purdue-Indiana Barn Burner Trophy MVP Award.