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Lauren Ervin #44 Forward/Center

Lauren Ervin
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Background

CAREER CAPSULE
• Signed with the Mercury on February 22, 2011
• Sat out the 2008 WNBA season recovering from surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee
• Originally selected by the Connecticut Sun in the third round (37th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft

COLLEGE CAREER
• Averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds in 16 games prior to a season-ending knee injury in the 2007-08 season
• Senior Year (2007-08): Had eight double-doubles…Scored a season-high 23 points three times…Reached double figures scoring in 15 of 16 games…Had nine or more rebounds in 12 games…Was the first Lady Razorback to win SEC Player of the Week honors twice in one season…Was named MVP of the Blue Sky Classic tournament
• Junior Year (2006-07): Averaged 12.7 points and 10.3 rebounds per game with a team-high 76 blocks
• Finished with 19 double-doubles in 1½ seasons at Arkansas
• Prior to Arkansas, led Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif. to a 36-2 record and the 2006 California Junior College championship…Averaged just over 21 points and 13 rebounds per game for the Mounties…Was a Kodak Junior College All-American and the Southern California Junior College Player of the Year
• Transferred to Mt. San Antonio College from Kansas…Played 24 games for the Jayhawks as a freshman…Averaged a team-high 6.8 rebounds per game…She was named to the Dallas Morning News’ Big 12 all-freshman team

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM
• Played in 18 games for the Sundsvall Saints in Sundsvall, Sweden during the 2008-09 season
• Averaged 19 points and 12.1 rebounds per game
• Shot 49.5% from the field (141-of-285)
• Had an average of 2.0 steals and 2.3 assists per game

Personal

• Born Lauren Rochelle Ervin
• Daughter of Richard and Kim
• Has an older sister Dominique
• Was a Parade, Street & Smith, Nike and Adidas All American at Inglewood High
• Was ranked the No. 2 high school recruit in the country by Blue Star as a senior
• Was a 2003 McDonald’s High School All American
• Averaged 24 points and 18 rebounds per game as a senior

Career Transactions

Transactions: Selected by the Sun in the third round (37th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft.