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Kelly Miller #2 Guard

Kelly Miller
2012 Regular Season Statistics
PPG1.0
RPG0.7
APG0.5
EFF -0.09

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2011:Reached her 1,000th career rebound after grabbing one rebound in the Mystics loss to the Chicago Sky on August 26…started in 29 out of 34 games played…averaged 27.7 minutes per game…finished third in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.441)…averaged 2.8 assists per game…led team in assists on 12 occasions…averaged 7.4 points per game…ranked 12th in the league in three-point field goals made (49)…shot 49-for-111 from three-point range…tied career-high seven three-point field goal attempts on June 16 against Connecticut…scored double digits in eight games…

2010: Played in 30 games…averaged 16.4 minutes per game…shot .880 from the free throw line…dished out 2.6 assists per game…averaged 3.6 points per game…

2009: Started in 25 of the Minnesota Lynx 34 games … Averaged 19 minutes, 4.4 points, and 2.0 assists per game… Scored a season high in points (18) vs. Sacramento on August 28, 2009.

2008: Finished her eight season in the WNBA (third with Phoenix) by again startingall 34 games, the fourth time in five years she's accomplished that feat... Contributed 8.3 ppg while shooting 40.8% from the field, 38.5% from three-point range and 84.5% from the line... Ranked 11th in the WNBA in assists (4.0 apg) and second among point guards in rebounding (4.4 rpg); she led the Mercury in assists on 17 occasions, and on the boards three times... Notched a dozen double-figure scoring nights, with a season-high 20 points (playing a season-high 35:01) Sept. 3 vs. Minnesota... She also sank a career-best eight free throws and surpassed the 2000-career-point plateau in that contest... Enjoyed a six-game July run in which she averaged 12.3 ppg and 5.0 rpg while hitting 47.7%...Collected 17 points and a season-high eight assists June 18 vs. Connecticut, and added 11 points, a season-high nine rebounds

2007: • Started all 34 games for the Mercury in 2007 (one of three Phoenix players to do so)
• Played in every game in a season for the fifth time in seven WNBA seasons
• In her second year with Phoenix, averaged 9.4 points, 4.9 rebound and a team-leading 4.6 assists
• For the second-straight season, averaged a career-high in assists
• Ranked fifth in the league in assists
• Her 4.6-assist average is the highest in team history since 1999 (Michele Timms)
• Shot a career-high 47.9 percent from the field (11th-WNBA, 2nd among WNBA guards); had never shot above 45 percent in a season entering 2007
• Posted double figures in scoring 13 times and 15 or more six times
• Grabbed five or more rebounds 20 times and double-digit boards once
• Led the team in assists a team-high 13 times and dished five or more assists 16 times
• First player other than Diana Taurasi to lead the team in assists since Taurasi was drafted in 2004
• The last two seasons, Phoenix is 37-20 (.649) with Miller as a starter and 4-7 (.364) otherwise
• Averaged 30 or more minutes for the fourth-straight season (30.6, 20th-WNBA)

2006:
• Traded to the Mercury before the season began for Anna DeForge
• Averaged career-highs in points (11.0), rebounds (5.3) and assists (3.5, 13th-WNBA) in her first season in Phoenix
• Posted a team-best three double-doubles (points, rebounds), the first three of her career
• Miller’s three double-doubles came in 27 games in 2006 after entering the season with none through her first 160 career games
• Scored in double figures 17 times, 20 or more twice
• Shot 38.0 percent from beyond the arc (12th-WNBA)
• Averaged more than 30 minutes per game for the third-straight season (30.1, 16th-WNBA)
• Did not play in every regular season game for the first time since her rookie season
• Played a career-high and Mercury season-high 52 minutes in a triple-overtime victory at Houston on August 10
• Missed all but 16 minutes of the first eight games of the season with a partially torn right hamstring
• After Miller returned to the starting lineup on June 25, Phoenix went 14-9 the rest of the way (4-7 otherwise)
• Phoenix averaged 88.6 points per game with Miller as a starter, 83.6 ppg otherwise

2005:
• Played in every regular season game (34 starts) for the fourth consecutive season and fourth time in her five-year career
• Finished as Indiana’s second-leading scorer (Catchings)
• Led the Fever in scoring seven times
• Scored in double figures 17 times
• Entered the season as the WNBA’s leading active three-point shooter (.423), but hit a career-low 32.5 percent from long range in 2005
• Second on the team and 12th in the WNBA with 37 three-point field goals

2004:
• Started all 34 games
• Co-winner of the WNBA’s 2004 Most Improved Player Award (Connecticut’s Wendy Palmer)
• In 2004, eclipsed all of her previous three-year career totals
• Third in the WNBA in free-throw percentage (.877) and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.411)
• Led the Fever in both categories
• Averaged a career-best 10.2 points per game, third on the team
• Scored in double figures 16 times – more than she did in her previous three seasons combined

2003:
• Played in all 34 games (no starts)
• Averaged 5.6 points per game as the Sting’s leading scorer off the bench
• Scored in double figures eight times, including each of the first six games of the season
• Finished fourth in the WNBA in three-point field goal percentage (22-of-52, .423)

2002:
• Played in all 32 games (no starts)
• Led the league in three-point field goal accuracy
• Shot 24-of-51 (.471) from beyond the arc
• Ranked sixth on the team and led the Charlotte bench in scoring with an average of 6.6 points per game
• Scored a still-career-high 23 points against the LA Sparks on June 1, 2002

2001:
• Selected by the Charlotte Sting with the No. 2 overall pick behind only Lauren Jackson, selected first by the Seattle Storm
• Miller was drafted ahead of Tamika Catchings (3-Indiana), Ruth Riley (5-Miami), Deanna Nolan (6-Detroit), Katie Douglas (10-Orlando) and Penny Taylor (11-Cleveland)
• The Mercury selected Kristen Veal with the 13th pick in 2001
• Miller made appearances in 26 of 32 games as a rookie for the Sting, all off the bench
AS A COLLEGIAN: Attended the University of Georgia… Former James E. Sullivan award winner, an honor given to the nation’s top amateur athlete… Finished collegiate career as UGA’s second all-time leading scorer with 2,177 points and second all-time in assist with 639…Only women’s player in UGA history to rank among the top ten in points, assists, rebounds and steals…Third player in the Southeastern Conference's (SEC) history to win "Player of the Week" awards three weeks in a row.

INTERNATIONAL (as of March 12): Spent the 2011-2012 offseason playing for Samsun Turkey and averaged 9.9 points, 3.4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game.

Personal

She majored in biology at Georgia…she and her twin sister, Coco, led Mayo High School in Rochester, Minn., to a perfect 27-0 record and the Minnesota state 4A championship as seniors...daughter of Marv and Kathy Miller.

Career Transactions

Selected by Charlotte in first round (second overall) of the WNBA Draft, April 20, 2001. ...Traded by Charlotte along with a first-round pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft to Indiana for a first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft, February 4, 2004. ...Traded by Indiana to Phoenix for Anna DeForge, April 3, 2006... Re-signed by Phoenix to a multi-year deal on February 15, 2007…Traded to the Washington Mystics on April 11, 2011…