Players

  • Kristen Veal
  • #5
  • Guard — Phoenix Mercury

2007 Statistics

PPG
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RPG
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APG
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EFF
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Born: Jul 24, 1981
Height: 5-10 / 1,78
Weight: 150 lbs. / 68,0 kg.
College:Australia
Years Pro: 2








Background

2001:
Averaged 4.0 ppg and 4.3 apg in 29 total games... started 14 games…started first 10 games of the season, averaging 5.6 assists per game over that span... finished the year ranked fifth among WNBA assist leaders and first among rookies…led the Mercury in assists on 16 occasions and posted five or more assists 11 times...had seven points and five assists at Seattle on 5/31...posted 10 points, six rebounds, five assists and two steals on 6/4 at Portland...posted six points, five steals, seven assists and four rebounds the next night vs. Charlotte...dished out a career-high 10 assists vs. Houston on 6/10...had nine assists and five points in a career-high 36 minutes on 6/12 vs. Sacramento...passed for eight assists on 6/16 vs. Orlando...scored a career-high 16 points on 7/4 vs. Miami...this included a .857 shooting percentage (6-for-7)...returned to the starting lineup on 7/11 vs. Los Angeles...posted nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point land against Portland on 7/19...sealed the one-point victory vs. Detroit on 7/26 by picking off a pass with 1.6 seconds left...started three consecutive games from 8/3-8/6...placed on the injured list from 8/8-8/11 with soreness in her right wrist...played 14 minutes in the final game of the season, handing out four assists.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Played for the Canberra Capitols of the WNBL 1999-2000 and 2000-2001…sat out 2001-2002 Capitols season after two surgeries to her right knee…member of the WNBL Championship Team (1999-2000)…served as an alternate behind Michele Timms for 2000 Australian National Team…led WNBL in assists in 1999-2000 (4.9 apg)…played for WNBL AIS (Australian Institute of Sports) in 1998-99…named 1999 ABA (Australian Basketball Association) Central Conference MVP (three-way tie)…1999 ABA Central Conference Youth Player…1999 ABA Central Conference All-Star…1997 World Junior Champion silver medalist.

Personal

Nickname is “Vealy”…lists Magic Johnson as the one player she’d like to play one-on-one…always wears mis-matched socks…has an older sister, Heidi…enjoys writing and would like to be a writer or a firefighter if not playing basketball…claims that finishing third in her first cross country race at age 10 is her proudest achievement.