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Kristi Toliver #20 Guard

Kristi Toliver

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• WNBA Player of the Week for games played August 11-August 17, 2014
• 2013 All-Star selection
• 2012 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year
•2012 All-WNBA Second Team selection

2014 (Los Angeles): Started 21 of 27 games played...Averaged 11.8 points, 2.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 28.5 minutes per game...Finished eighth in league in assists per game and seventh in three-point field goal percentage (.393)...Poured in career-high-tying and season-high 29 points (5-of-9 from three) while adding three rebounds, team-high five assists and one steal in game-best 40 minutes at Minnesota (8/12)...Recorded nine points, two rebounds, a season-high eight assists and one steal in 29 minutes at San Antonio (8/10)...In season-high 40 minutes versus Atlanta (8/8), scored 14 points, pulled down a season-high six rebounds, dished out two assists and added team-high-tying three steals...Scored 22 points (3-of-5 from three, 7-of-8 from free throw line) and added three rebounds, a team-high four assists and two steals in team-high 36 minutes at Indiana (7/15)...In first start since May 25, made 5-of-6 three-pointers in scoring a season-high 26 points and added two rebounds and four assists in 34 minutes versus Phoenix (7/6)...In her return from six-game absence due to professional business, scored 12 points (2-of-3 from three-point range) and added two rebounds, three assists and a team-high-tying two steals in 24 minutes at Tulsa (6/28)...In 30 minutes at Chicago (6/6), scored 18 points (3-of-5 from distance), grabbed two rebounds, distributed five assists and added a steal. In the playoffs: Started both games played...Led team with 6.5 assists per game...Finished first in league in assists per game...Averaged 10.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 32.3 minutes per game...Set playoff career-high with nine assists versus Phoenix (8/24).

2013 (Los Angeles): Started all 34 games...Averaged 14.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 30.0 minutes per game...Ranked first on team and third in league in three-point field goals made (49)...Finished third on team with 14.1 points and 3.4 assists per game...Tied career-high with 1.3 steals per game...Scored in double-figures 27 times...Made at least one three-pointer in seven straight games to open season and in seven straight to close...Twice tied career-high with nine assists on July 2 versus Minnesota and September 2 versus Atlanta...Named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played August 12 through August 18 after averaging 21.5 points per game while leading team to 2-0 record...In Sparks August 6 win over Connecticut, finished with a career-high nine rebounds, including career-high-tying six defensively...In Sparks win over New York on July 4, tied career-high with 29 points on career-high 12 field goals...Played career-high 44 minutes and scored 21 points in win versus Tulsa on June 8...Started all three postseason games...Averaged 10.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 30.3 minutes per game...Recorded playoff career-highs with three offensive rebounds, six total rebounds and three steals and tied playoff career-high with one block versus Phoenix on September 23.

2012 (Los Angeles): Played all 34 games, starting 33 contests…Named WNBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year…Averaged career-high in points (17.5 ppg), assists (4.9 agp), rebounds (3.2 rpg) and steals (1.3 spg)…Led the Sparks in both points and assists per game…Established career-highs in field goal percentage (.491) and minutes (31.5 mpg)…Scored at least ten points in all but six games…Had an 11-game streak of double-digit scoring from July 5 - Sept. 2…Scored 20-plus points in every game played in August…Named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for August. ..Ranked sixth in the WNBA in scoring, fourth in assists and second in free-throw percentage (.901)…Scored a career-high 29 points three times…Netted her 1000th career point on June 16 vs. San Antonio...Started all four postseason games…Averaged 20.0 points, 1.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 34.3 minutes through four games…Set a new playoff career-high in points with 29 vs. San Antonio on Sep 27…Scored 20-plus points in both games vs. San Antonio in the Western Conference Semi-Finals series…Went a perfect 10-10 at the line to set new career marks in free throws attempted and made vs. San Antonio on Sept. 2.

2011 (Los Angeles): Established new career highs of 11.2 points and 2.9 assists per game, starting 17 of her 32 contests…Ranked sixth in the WNBA with a .427 three-point shooting percentage, while her 56 trifectas were seventh-most… Drained six three-pointers on Sept. 3 at Phoenix, one-shy of the franchise record… Established a new career-high 28 points on July 26 against the Lynx… Led L.A.’s huge 79-74 comeback win at Tulsa with 25 points, 14 after halftime… Double-digit scorer 17 times, who led the Sparks offensively on five occasions…Tallied a career-high eight assists on July 12 at San Antonio…Playing the 2011-12 off-season with Dynamo Moscow in Russia.

2010 (Los Angeles): Traded to the Sparks from the Chicago Sky on May 13…Averaged 8.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists while playing in all 34 games…Totaled 19 points against Atlanta on June 27.

2009 (Chicago): Drafted third overall by the Sky…Played in 27 games off the bench, averaging 7.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 14.3 minutes per game…Scored a total of 205 points…Led all WNBA rookies and was second overall in the WNBA with a .444 percent mark from three-point range…Dished out 1.89 assists per game which ranked sixth among WNBA rookies…Scored 25 points in a 96-77 win against New York on Aug. 28…Had a seven assists and 22 points in an 86-81 win at Seattle on July 12.

College: Capped her stand-out career at Maryland with First Team AP All-America accolades as senior in 2008-09…Was a Second Team All-American as a junior…Earned similar accolades from the WBCA both years…As a freshman in 2006, nailed a game-tying three-pointer against Duke to send the NCAA Championship game into overtime, eventually leading Maryland's first national title…Broke the ACC’s single-season assist record in 2008, a mark which had stood for 28 years…25th player in school history to 1,000 points, raking 11th with 1,433 points…She holds the school’s record for career free throw percentage at 87.0% and three point field goals made with 209.

Personal

Daughter of Peggy Toliver and NBA referee George Toliver…Has an older sister, Carli, who lettered at Lehigh in basketball from 2001-05… Majored in the College of Letters & Sciences…Hobbies include playing jazz on the trumpet.

Career Transactions

Signed a multi-year extension on Feb. 13, 2013...Acquired by Los Angeles from the Chicago Sky in exchange for the Sparks 2011 Draft pick...Drafted third overall by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA Draft on April 9, 2009.