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Kelly Faris

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2013 WNBA Season: Appeared in 24 games with three starts…Missed final 10 games with a foot injury…Scored a career-high 11 points in first start, against Atlanta (8/14)…Had career-high seven rebounds twice in last three games…Made all three three-point attempts against Atlanta (8/14)…Averaged 5.6 rebounds in last three games.

College: Appeared in her Connecticut career with 1,107 points, 821 rebounds and 545 assists…Finished fifth on UConn’s all-time steals list with 294 thefts…Reached four Final Fours and won two National Championships with the Huskies…As a senior in 2012-13, was named the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, the BIG EAST Most Improved Player and All-BIG EAST Second Team…Earned Honorable Mention AP All America and USBWA All America Team honors as a senior…Was a finalist for the WBCA Division I Defensive Player of the Year in 2012-13…A member of both the 2013 All-NCAA Tournament Team and 2013 NCAA Tournament All-Bridgeport Regional Team…Was BIG EAST Honorable Mention as a sophomore after earning a spot on the BIG EAST All-Rookie team following her first season in Storrs…Started the last 115 games of her Connecticut career.


Born Kelly Elizabeth Faris on January 16, 1991...Parents are Connie and Bob Faris ...A sport promotion and individual development major…Helped lead Heritage Christian to four straight state titles...Had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists as a senior in the Indiana Class 2A state championship game, a 60-58 victory over Oak Hill at Lucas Oil Stadium....Finished her career as Heritage's all-time leader in rebounds (902), assists (526) and steals (442)...Ranks second among the school's all-time scoring leaders (1,426 points)...Averaged roughly 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and 2 blocks during her senior season at Heritage Christian...Was team captain as a junior and senior...Competed for the East team in the McDonald's All-America game as a senior...Also lettered in volleyball and track…Earned two gold medals with USA Basketball, one in 2098 with the U18 National Team and again in 2009 with the U19 National Team.

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Selected by the Connecticut Sun in the first round (11th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft.