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Position:  F-G
Born: 11/07/76
Height: 5-10 /  1,78
Weight: 136  lbs. / 61,7  kg.
College: Maryland '99
Career Highlights
  • Holds career averages of 1.7 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.4 assists in three seasons with Houston
  • has seen action in 74 games with the Comets, which ranks eighth on Houston’s all-time list for games played
  • In her first-ever professional start, scored a career-best 10 points vs. Los Angeles on June 21
  • Listed among Maryland career leaders in 3-point shooting, assists, steals and blocks
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  • BACKGROUND

    2002:
    Averaged a career-best 2.1 points in 29 games … scored a career-high 13 points vs. Minnesota on June 15 … dished out a career-high three assists on July 20 vs. Seattle … blocked a career-best three shots at Indiana on June 5 … went 9 for 13 (.692) from behind the 3-point line over a three-game stretch (6/13 at Washington to 6/18 at Miami) … scored in double-digits three times, while leading the Comets in scoring once.

    2001
    Averaged 1.6 points, 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 assists in 28 games … started in six games for the Comets … totaled a career-high six rebounds at Sacramento on June 28 … in her first-ever professional start, scored a career-best 10 points vs. Los Angeles on June 21.

    2000:
    Saw limited action in her rookie campaign in the WNBA, averaging 1.4 points and 0.7 rebounds in 17 games with Houston … scored a six points at Portland on August 4 … pulled down three rebounds and scored five points vs. Miami on June 15.

    In the Playoffs:
    Has played in five postseason games with the Comets, averaging 3.4 points … played in the final two playoff games against Utah in 2002, including a seven-point outing vs. the Starzz on August 18 … started both games against Los Angeles in the 2001 WNBA Playoffs, averaging 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 23 minutes of action … knocked down first field goal of postseason career in first half vs. the Sparks on August 18, 2001 … saw limited action in the 2000 WNBA Playoffs, playing just three minutes vs. Los Angeles on August 7.

    Additional Basketball Experience:
    Played with the Houston Stealth of the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL) prior to the 2003 WNBA season … spent an offseason playing internationally in Russia.

    As A Collegian:
    Named to the All-Tournament team during her senior season at the Terrapin Classic … listed among Maryland career leaders in 3-point shooting, assists, steals and blocks … third all-time career leader in 3-point field goals … averaged 9.4 points per game over her career … twice overcame season-ending knee injuries … led the ACC in assists through much of her junior campaign before finishing fourth … played in 19 games in 1996-97, but suffered her second season-ending knee injury in January … redshirted her freshman year after injuring her knee in just the third game of the season.


    PERSONAL

  • Born Jawann Kelley Gibson on November 7, 1976, in Easton, Maryland
  • Served as spokesperson for the Houston Comets Speakers Bureau during the 2002-03 offseason
  • Gibson receives 2003 WNBA Offseason Community Assist Award
  • Prior to the 2002 season, worked in the WNBA Player Job Internship Program, interning in the Philadelphia 76ers marketing & promotions department and learning what goes on behind the scenes to support a professional basketball team
  • Had her jersey No. 32 retired at Easton High School after a tremendous career, including a record 2,220 points and 1,008 rebounds
  • Once tallied a school-record 53 points in a single game
  • Reached the 1,000-point plateau as a sophomore and led her squad to two state championship titles
  • Named Eastern Shore Player of the Year as a senior in high school
  • Also participated in track for a year where she was second in the state in the high jump and third in the long jump
  • Majored in kinesiology at the University of Maryland
  • Best advice she ever received was, “If you have a dream, don’t give up on it, no matter what happens.”
  • Had a street named in her honor in her hometown of Easton, MD, in April 2001



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