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Katie Douglas #23 Guard/Forward

Katie Douglas

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2013 WNBA Season: Played just four games for the Fever…Limited by a back injury…Scored a season-high 18 points at San Antonio (5/24)…Made all 11 free throws attempted…Played a season-high 40 minutes at Connecticut (9/15).

2012 WNBA Season: Appeared in 32 games with 32 starts for Indiana…Missed last two games of the season (illness) to snap a two-year streak of 53 consecutive appearances…Averaged 16.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game, all of which ranked second or third on the team…Made franchise record 80 3-point field goals…Only fourth person in WNBA history to do so…Became the 15th player in WNBA history with 1,000 assists and the 10th to score 5,000 points…Was second on the team with 48 steals…Broke a franchise record with seven 3-point field goals (7-of-9), scoring 29 points, against Atlanta (8/18)…Scored 30 points, just two shy of her career-high, against Phoenix (9/9)…Set a career-high with 12 field goals on 18 attempts in that game against the Mercury.
In the Playoffs: Appeared in seven playoff games with six starts…Was Indiana’s leading scorer in the playoffs (15.2) before injuring her ankle in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals at Connecticut (10/11)…Scored combined 75 points over last three games of series with Atlanta…Had 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting with five threes at Connecticut (10/5)…Scored 24 in Game 2 against Connecticut.

2011 WNBA Season: Started 32 games, averaged 13.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game for Indiana…Eastern Conference Player of the Week (6/13) after averaging 21 points per game…Named to WNBA All-Defensive Second Team…Was an All-Star starter for the East…Scored a season-high 30 points against Atlanta (9/11)…Ranked fourth in the WNBA in both three-point field goals made (66) and 3-point shooting percentage (44 percent)…With a steal and two assists against. Tulsa (6/14), became the fourth player in WNBA history with 800 assists and 500 steals in a career… Became the first player in WNBA history with 500 steals and 500 made threes in same game against Tulsa…Set Fever record with 16 points in the second quarter against Atlanta (9/11)…Tied single-game franchise record three times, making six three-pointers against. New York (6/10), Tulsa (6/14), and Phoenix (6/28).
In the Playoffs: Started all six games, averaging 19.7 points and five rebounds per game…Scored in double figures in each game…Douglas scored 20 or more points in all three games against New York in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

2010 WNBA Season: Started all 34 games for Indiana… 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…Posted a season-high 29 points in a road loss at Seattle (6/25)…Became the first player in league history with 500 steals and 500 three-point field goals when she hit her 500th against Atlanta (8/6).
In the Playoffs: Appeared In a three-game Eastern Conference semifinal games against New York…Averaged 11.7 points and three rebounds per game…Led Indiana with 10 assists in the series…Had a team-high 24 points in Game 3 loss.

2009 WNBA Season: Started 31 games for Indiana…Averaged 17.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.81 steals per game… Team’s leading scorer overall and the league’s top scorer after the All-Star Break…Finished third in WNBA MVP balloting…Named an All-Star starter for the East…Named to the All-WNBA Second Team…Became first Indiana player to win Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors in consecutive weeks ( 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 career high and franchise record 34 points against Washington (7/28), when she was 9-for-19 from the field and a career-high 15-for-16 from the free-throw line…At New York (6/26), Douglas scored 28 points, including a franchise-record 26 in the second half, almost single-handedly helping the Fever overcome a 17-point deficit…Sixth in the WNBA in points per game…Led Fever in scoring for a second consecutive year, was second on the team in free throw percentage, third on the team in assists and steals per game.
In the Playoffs: Started all 10 games, averaging 15.5 points, four 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)…Had a playoff career-best seven assists in a win over Phoenix (10/4)… Had a playoff career-high nine rebounds in Game 5 of the Finals (10/9)…Scored in double-figures in nine of 10 playoff games.

2008 WNBA Season: Became the first Fever player other than Tamika Catchings to lead the team in scoring (15.6 ppg.) since 2001…Led the Fever in points (516), assists (106), three-point field goals (57) and minutes (1,134)…Was second on the team in steals (53)…Posted averages of 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game…Her 57 three-pointers ranked ninth in the WNBA…Opened her first season in Indiana by scoring 20-plus 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)…Was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for her opening week performance, becoming the first Indiana player besides Catchings ever to earn the league’s weekly honor…Scored 20-plus points in five of her first six games in a Fever uniform, and 11 times overall…Pposted 27 field goal attempts and a career-high five steals in 46 minutes during a double overtime win against the Sparks…Led the Fever in assists 14 times…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).
In The Playoffs: 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 WNBA Season: Put together an MVP-caliber season while setting a Connecticut franchise scoring record (17 ppg) for the second straight season…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)…Scored a team-record 577 points, making 207 field goals, the second-best single-season total in team history…She had 68 three-point field goals, then the second-highest total in team history…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)…Scored a career-high 30 points at Indiana (6/22)…Twice made a career-high 11 field goals…Tied her career high with five three-pointers at Los Angeles ( 7/7)…Had a career-high 11 made free throws against Indiana (6/29), and a career-high eight assists at San Antonio (5/23)…Achieved significant career milestones with 2,500 points (8/4 vs. Indiana) and 500 assists (7/20 vs. Seattle)…Reached double-figure scoring in 28 games…Scored at least 20 points in 12 games, the most ever in one season by a Sun player…Led the Sun in scoring 15 times, and in assists 11 times…Appeared in her second All-Star Game…Earned First Team All-WNBA honors and was on the All-Defensive First Team for a third straight year.
In The Playoffs: Averaged 17.3 points in three playoff games…Set a WNBA and Sun playoff record with eight steals in Game 1 against Indiana (8/23)…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…Set a new Sun playoff record with 12 three-point field goal attempts in that game…Led the Sun with what was then a playoff career-high 27 points in a Game 3 overtime loss at Indiana (8/27).

2006 WNBA Season: Emerged as Connecticut’s go-to player during a breakout season…Led the Sun in scoring 14 times while setting franchise records for made 3-pointers (73) and scoring average (16.4 ppg)…Scored in double figures in 17 straight games, the longest streak ever by a Sun player at that point…Finished with 29 double-figure scoring games overall…Finished seventh in the league in scoring average and scored her 2,000th career point in a win at Indiana (8/9)…The 525 points was then the third-best single-season total in franchise history…Matched former career-high for points in a game twice, scoring 28 at Minnesota (5/23) and Washington (7/25)…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…Named to the 2006 WNBA All-Defensive Team…Finished third in MVP voting, second in Defensive Player of the Year voting and third in Most Improved Player voting.
In The Playoffs: Averaged 12 points per game…Had 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting in Game 1 at Washington (8/18)…Led the team in scoring with 16 points in a decisive Game 2 win over the Mystics…Sustained non-displaced hairline fracture in her right foot in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Washington…Sat out Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit due to the injury.

2005 WNBA Season: Appeared in 32 games with 32 starts…Established a new career high in assists (94) for the fourth straight season…Fourth on the team in scoring (11 ppg.), third in rebounding (130), second in assists and steals…Scored in double figures 20 times…Finished 11th in the league in steals per game (1.50) and was named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team…Missed the game at Phoenix, 6/25, because of illness.
In The Playoffs: 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…Had 12 points and eight rebounds in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals at Detroit…Played a postseason career-high 41 minutes in Game 2 of WNBA Finals.

2004 WNBA Season: 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)…Reached double figures in 18 games and surpassed 1,000 points and 400 rebounds in her career.
In The Playoffs: Scored 18 points against Seattle (10/8) during the WNBA Finals…Dished six assists against Washington (9/29)…Had 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in Eastern Conference clincher against New York (10/3)…Fourth on the team, averaging 10.3 points per game.

2003 WNBA Season: Averaged 12 points and 3.8 rebounds in 28 games…Made 11-of-15 field goals and scored a season-high 28 points at Washington (8/23)…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…Made 6-of-9 three-pointers against Indiana (6/26), including one with one second remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime…Was second in the league in steals-per-turnover ratio (1.11 pg) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.00).
In The Playoffs: Had 12 assists and just one turnover in four games…Scored 13 points in Game 2 clincher at Charlotte (8/30).

2002 WNBA Season: 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 WNBA Season: 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).

Other Professional Experience: Played for Dynamo Kursk in the Russian League in 2012-13, appearing in nine games to end the season…Averaged 8.8 points and 4.1 rebounds per game…In 2011-12, 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…In 2010-11, 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…In 2009-10, Douglas played for Galatasaray in Istanbul, Turkey…In 2008-09, played in 11 Euroleague games for CSKA Moscow, averaging 12.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.6 steals…In 18 Superleague games, she averaged 12 points, three rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.9 steals…In 2007-08, played for Ros Casares…Played for TEO Vilnius in Lithuania for three years from 2004-07...Played in Greece from 2002-04, competing for Ana Liosia Basketball (2002-03) and S.U. Glyfada Esperides Kyklos (2003-04).

USA Basketball Experience: Douglas was a member of the 2007-08 U.S. National Team and narrowly missed landing a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team…Aided the 2007-08 USA Basketball Senior National Team to a 4-0 slate during its 2007 Tour of Italy, averaging eight points in the two games she competed…Named to the 2007-08 USA Basketball Women's Senior National Team on March 6, 2007…In 1999, Douglas was a member of the 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. In 1998, she was a member of the USA Select Team that posted a 7-1 record in contests against national teams from Spain, Poland and Puerto Rico, and averaged 4.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

College: 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)…An Associated Press First Team All-American in 2001…Led Purdue to the national title game twice…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...Named to the 1999 and 2001 NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Teams...Awarded the 2001 Silver Basketball Award by the Chicago Tribune for being the Most Valuable Player in the Big Ten Conference…Was the first athlete to receive the Jim Valvano Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2001…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…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)…Led Purdue in scoring her senior (15.5 ppg) and junior (20.4 ppg) seasons...Received the 2000 Purdue-Indiana Barn Burner Trophy MVP Award.

Personal

Full name is Kathryn Elizabeth Douglas...Goes by the nickname KT...Born in Indianapolis…A graduate of Perry Meridian High School where she was runner-up as Indiana Miss Basketball in 1997…Has an older sister, Kim Rastrelli, and two older brothers, Brian and Scott…Was named one of ESPN.com’s Top 25 Women’s College Basketball Players of the Past 25 Years…One of five Purdue players who had their jersey retired during Purdue’s inaugural ceremony at the beginning of the 2003 season…Favorite on-court moment is throwing the ball in the air after winning the 1999 NCAA Championship... Was elected into the Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame in April 2009…Was a communications major at Purdue…An enthusiastic supporter of the WNBA’s Breast Health Awareness initiative and Race for the Cure...Lists winning the 2001 Jim Valvano Award as her proudest achievement...Fantasy job would be to work in the FBI…Hates scary movies, but loves shopping and is an active user of all the latest gadgets...Favorite cuisines include Greek, Italian and Middle Eastern...Favorite U.S. city, besides Indianapolis, of course, is New York…Favorite city in the world is Athens...Favorite vacation spot is Maui…Wore No. 23 in high school in honor of her favorite baseball player, Ryne Sandberg.

Career Transactions

Drafted by the Orlando Miracle with the 10th overall pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft…Traded to the Indiana Fever in exchange for Tamika Whitmore, Indiana’s 2008 first round draft pick and the rights to Jess Foley on February 19, 2008…Signed to a three-year contract with the Sun as an unrestricted free agent on March 24, 2014.