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Kelly Mazzante #13 Guard

Kelly Mazzante
2011 Regular Season Statistics
PPG0.5
RPG0.3
APG0.0
EFF -1.00

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CAREER CAPSULE:
  • Won WNBA Championship as a member of the 2007 Phoenix Mercury
  • Has appeared in all 34 games in four of five career seasons, including the past three consecutive
  • Has appeared in 163 of 170 career games
  • Nailed a career-best 64 three-point fields goals (3rd-WNBA) on 167 attempts (3rd-WNBA) and shot 38.3 percent from long range (11th-WNBA) in 2006 for the Sting
  • Selected by the Mercury with the fifth pick in the 2007 WNBA Dispersal Draft (Charlotte) after spending first three WNBA seasons with the Sting
  • Originally selected by Charlotte with the 18th overall pick (second round) of the 2004 WNBA Draft
  • All-time leading scorer in Big 10 Conference history (men or women) with 2,919 points

    2009 WNBA SEASON

  • Appeared in 31 games, including two starts (1-1)
  • Scored a season-high 14 points on July 15 vs. SAC
  • Shot 35.2 percent from three-point range (22nd-WNBA)
  • 31 of her 36 made field goals were three-pointers
  • Shot a perfect 3-of-3 from behind the arc on June 23 at SAN
  • Shot 26-of-69 (.377) from behind the arc in her last 24 games compared to the 5-of-19 (.263) she shot in her first seven games
  • Scored 5+ points 11 times

    2008 WNBA SEASON:

  • Was one of five Mercury players to appear in all 34 games (2 starts, 1-1)
  • Recorded a season-high 15 points on July 22, 2008 at Houston. Also set career-high for three-point field goals made (5) on 5-of-9 shooting from behind the arc
  • Shot 33.1 percent from three-point range (29th – WNBA)
  • Improved her averages in scoring (5.8 ppg), rebounds (1.9 rpg) and assists (1.1 apg) in second year with Mercury
  • Led team in assists once, steals five times, and minutes twice
  • Recorded 10+ points five times and 5+ rebounds twice
  • Averaged 7.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in two starts in place of Cappie Pondexter
  • Re-signed with the Mercury on February 21, 2008

    2007 WNBA SEASON:

  • Was acquired by Phoenix with the fifth overall pick in the Charlotte dispersal draft on January 8, 2007
  • Appeared in all 34 games (three starts) in her first season in Phoenix
  • One of only five Mercury players to appear in every game
  • Phoenix’s highest-scoring reserve at 5.4 points per game, added 1.6 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 14.4 minutes
  • Shot 34.2 percent from three-point range (26th-WNBA)
  • Made three consecutive starts (two career starts entering 2007) in place of the injured Cappie Pondexter (June 20-24)
  • Averaged 9.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists in three starts
  • Made first start of season, third of career, on June 20 vs. Washington

    2006 WNBA SEASON:

  • Played in all 34 games for the Sting for the second time in her career (zero starts)
  • Enjoyed her best statistical season, averaging 8.9 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists (all career bests)
  • Nailed a career-best 64 three-point field goals (3rd-WNBA) on 167 attempts (3rd-WNBA)
  • Connected on a personal-best 38.3 percent of three-pointers (11th-WNBA)
  • Scored a career-high 18 points at US Airways Center vs. the Mercury on August 3, 2006

    2005 WNBA SEASON:

  • Appeared in 27 games (two starts) as a second-year reserve with the Sting
  • Averaged 2.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 8.4 minutes
  • First career start came August 12, 2005
  • Missed four games with right knee tendinitis

    2004 WNBA SEASON:

  • Selected by the Charlotte Sting with the 18th overall pick (second round) of the 2004 WNBA Draft
  • Saw action in all 34 games as a rookie with the Sting
  • Recorded double figures in scoring in two games
  • Led the team in scoring with a then-career-high 15-point effort at Connecticut on June 3, 2004

    COLLEGE:

  • All-time leading scorer in Big Ten Conference history (male or female) with 2,919 points
  • Averaged 21.9 points and 4.2 rebounds in four-year career
  • Awarded prestigious NCAA VIII award for 2004 honoring eight student athletes from all sports for their athletic and academic achievements as well as leadership and community service
  • AP All-American First Team (2004, 2003)
  • Three-time Kodak All-American (2004, 2003, 2002)
  • First player in Penn State history to be a three-time Kodak All-American
  • Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2004, 2003)
  • Holds the Penn State single-season scoring record set in 2002 (872)
  • All-Big Ten First Team in each of her four seasons
  • Led Big Ten in scoring in each of her first three seasons
  • 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for women’s basketball

    INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM:

  • Spent 2008-09 offseason playing for Mizo Pécs in Hungary with Mercury teammate Nicole Ohlde
  • Spent the 2007-08 offseason playing for Spartak Moscow with Mercury teammate Diana Taurasi
  • Spent the 2006-07 offseason playing for Kosice in Slovakia
  • Member of the 2002 USA World Championship for Young Women Qualifying Team that won a gold medal

  • Personal

  • Full name is Kelly Anne Mazzante
  • Daughter of Julia and Louis Mazzante
  • Older brother Louis played baseball at Old Dominion
  • Penn State retired her No. 13 jersey on December 14, 2004
  • Scored the third-most points in Pennsylvania girls’ basketball history
  • Named the Associated Press Big School Player of the Year as a senior
  • Hosted a basketball camp for girls in her hometown in the fall of 2005
  • During the 2004-05 offseason, completed her degree at Penn State in advertising/public relations
  • Received the nickname “Mazz” from former Mercury head coach Paul Westhead

  • Career Transactions

    Selected by Charlotte in the second round (18th overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft on April 17, 2004... Selected by the Mercury (fifth overall) in the 2007 Charlotte dispersal draft on Jan. 8, 2007.