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Ketia Swanier #8 Guard

Ketia Swanier
2013 Preseason Statistics
PPG1.0
RPG1.0
APG2.0
EFF +1.50

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
2009 WNBA Champion with Phoenix Mercury
Averaging 2.5 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in five seasons in the WNBA
Played first season with Connecticut Sun and next three seasons with Phoenix Mercury
Has played in at least 25 games every season of her career.

2012: Played in all 34 games, including two starts ... Averaged 2.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game ... Made her first start with the Dream June 24 at New York, and dished out a season-high nine assists in just 19 minutes Her 66 assists ranked sixth on the team ... Averaged 2.5 points while playing in two playoff games.

2011: Averaged 2.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and a career-high 2.3 assists per game Appeared in 29 games, including four starts Led the Mercury in assists three times Led the Mercury in steals six times Recorded a career-high nine assists against Tulsa on September 8 Missed five straight games with a swollen left eye after receiving and elbow from Sparks guard Kristi Toliver.

2010: Averaged 3.0 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game Played in 23 games Shot career-high 39.1% from field Recorded a career-high 17 points against Tulsa on July 22.

2009: Averaged 2.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game Appeared in 33 games.

2008: Averaged 1.6 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists Appeared in 25 games and recorded six starts as a rookie.

College: Earned the inaugural BIG EAST Sixth Man of the Year Award as a senior after leading the conference with a 2.10 assist to turnover ratio Finished her career at UCONN as the only player in school history to rank among the top 10 career leaders in games played (142), assists (479) and steals (247) 2008 All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention Over her final two seasons at UCONN, she averaged 4.2 assists per game Scored in double figures 16 times during her four-year collegiate career.

Personal

Born Naketia Marie Swanier Daughter of Cornell and Rosie Swanier Majored in sociology at UCONN Founder of Ketia4Kidz , a non-profit created to motivate children of active duty military personnel Started the Adrian & Corena Swanier Scholarship Fund, which assists military families in reaching their educational goals Native of Columbus, Ga., and played for Columbus High School and Georgia Magic (AAU) 2004 Georgia AAAA Player of the Year.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Connecticut Sun with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft Waived by the Connecticut Sun on June 1, 2009 Claimed off waivers by Phoenix on June 3, 2009 Signed by the Atlanta Dream on March 1, 2012.