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Kerri Gardin #32 Forward

Kerri Gardin
2011 Regular Season Statistics
PPG1.5
RPG2.7
APG1.0
EFF +3.46

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2011: Started in five out of 28 games played…averaged 1.5 points per game…grabbed 2.7 rebounds per games…averaged 14 minutes per game…grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on two occasions (9/1 & 9/4)…collected a career high six steals in her Mystics debut against the Atlanta Dream on June 9…

2010: Played in 25 games and averaged 1.2 ppg and 1.2 rpg 2009 WNBA Season: Started 23 of 33 games in her second full season…Established new single-season highs in 10 statistical categories, including scoring and rebounding…Set new career highs with 23 points and nine made field goals in season-ending win over Indiana (9/13)…Narrowly missed a triple double against Chicago (6/19), finishing with 12 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high seven assists…Finished third on the team in total rebounds (143), second in offensive rebounds (54) and fourth in defensive rebounds (89)…Had the first three double-doubles of her career…Pulled down career-high nine defensive rebounds against Chicago (6/19)…Averaged 7.2 rebounds per game during an eight-game stretch (8/14-8/30) late in the year.

2008 WNBA Season: Rookie forward appeared in 34 games with 15 starts…Fell three rebounds short of the single-game franchise record with 14 at San Antonio (9/11)…Tied for sixth on the team in made field goals (47)…Sixth on the team in made threes (21)…Fourth on the team in total rebounds (111)…Reached double figures in four games…Dished out a career-best five assists against Minnesota (6/6)…Led the team in rebounding once and assists twice.
In The Playoffs: Gardin had nine points and seven rebounds in the final two games of the first-round playoff series with the New York Liberty…Made 4 of 7 shots in those two games.

College: Named third-team All-ACC as a senior…was an honorable mention All-ACC as a junior in 2004-05…Led the Hokies to four consecutive NCAA appearances during her career…As a senior in 2005-06, averaged a double-double with 12.7 points and 10 rebounds…Was the ACC leader in rebounding average as a senior…Finished her career with 1,061 points…Averaged 12.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and three assists per game in seven career NCAA Tournament appearances…Had 24 career double-doubles at Virginia Tech.

Other Professional Experience: Averaged 8.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in 13 games for Cadi la Seu D’Urgell of Spain during the winter of 2009, then signed with Elizur MacLaren Holon of Israel in January of 2010, averaging 18.4 points and 10.1 rebounds per game for her new team…Played in Croatia for Jolly JBS Sibenik during the 2008-09, averaging 14.6 points and 8.5 rebounds with three double-doubles in 10 FIBA Euroleague Women games…Spent part of the 2007-08 season with CAB Maderia in the Portuguese League...Played for Migros in the Turkish First Division for the remainder of 2007-08 season...Averaged 12.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in eight Turkish League games for Migros…Spent the 2006-07 season with Portuguese League Champion ESSA/Barreiro ... Was named both the Import and Defensive Player of the Year while also earning All-First Team honors in the Portuguese League that season.

Personal

Born in Burke County, N.C...Daughter of Thelma Gardin... Majored in consumer studies… Averaged 18.4 points, 13.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.9 steals and 2.0 blocks for coach Jamie Smith at Freedom High School...Named The Associated Press North Carolina Girls’ Player of the Year in 2002...Scored 25 points with 19 rebounds and six assists while leading her team to a 68-52 win over Lumberton in the Class 4A title game...Was MVP of championship game...Class 4A Northwestern Conference Player of the Year...Led team to 2001 National AAU Junior Olympics title and was named MVP…Was a middle-hitter on the Freedom High volleyball team.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Chicago Sky in the third round (34th overall) of the 2006 WNBA Draft...Waived by the Sky on May 16, 2006...Signed a training camp contract with the Seattle Storm in 2007...Waived by the Storm on April 25, 2007...Signed as a free agent with the Connecticut Sun on March 3, 2008....Waived by the Sun on June 3, 2011…Added to the Washington Mystics roster on June 9, 2011…Waived by the Mystics on June 18, 2011…rejoined the Mystics on July 7, 2011.