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Lecoe Willingham #43 Forward

Lecoe Willingham

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• Part of WNBA Championship teams in back-to-back years in 2009 and 2010.
• Averaging 5.3 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game in nine seasons in the WNBA
• Played her first four seasons (2004-007) with the Connecticut Sun
• Played two seasons (2008-09) with the Phoenix Mercury
• Played two seasons (2010-11) with the Seattle Storm
• Played one season (2012) with the Chicago Sky

2012 WNBA SEASON: Played in 33 games, including one start ... Averaged 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 18.5 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures five times, including a season-best 12 points Sept. 1 at Indiana ... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds Sept. 16 at Phoenix ... Led or shared the team lead in assists four times.

2011 WNBA SEASON: Played in 34 games including eight starts ... Averaged 6.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 19.1 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures four times … Was 7-of-12 from the field for 14 points in loss at Minnesota July 29 … Had four points and four rebounds in 13 minutes of action vs. Phoenix in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals.

2010 WNBA SEASON: Won her second straight WNBA Championship ... Played in 33 games, starting two ... Averaged 5.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 15.6 minutes per game … Scored a season-high 13 points July 6 vs. New York … Led the team in rebounds three times … Scored 10-plus points three times … Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on July 25 vs. Tulsa … Grabbed a season-high 5 offensive rebounds on Aug. 5 vs. Connecticut … Averaged 4.7 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 13.3 minutes in seven playoff games.

2009 WNBA SEASON: Helped the Mercury to the WNBA Championship ... Was one of four players to start every game … Averaged 10.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game ... Led team in shooting percentage (.533, 3rd-WNBA)… Scored a career-high 26 points on June 13 vs. Sacramento … Grabbed 5-plus rebounds 16 times (12-4) … Posted 10+ points 15 times… Posted 15-plus points four times … Recorded 10-plus points and 5-plus rebounds eight times … Led the Mercury in rebounding four times … Recorded season highs in assists (5) and steals (3) on Aug. 1 at Minnesota.

2008 WNBA SEASON: One of five Mercury players to appear in all 34 games in 2008, including 27 starts...Shot a league-leading 57.0 percent from the floor, breaking the Mercury record set in 2001 (Maria Stepanova, 50.7 percent) ... Recorded career-highs in scoring (10.1 ppg), rebounding (5.9 rpg) and minutes (24.5 mpg) ... Recorded a season-high 17 points on June 16 vs. Detroit ... Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Los Angeles on June 6 ... Recorded 10+ points 19 times and 15-plus points five times ... Recorded 5-plus rebounds a team-high tying 23 times and 10+ rebounds three times ... Recorded her first two career double-doubles in a three-game span from June 6-14 ...Led the team in rebounds 10 times, steals five times, blocks twice and minutes once.

2007 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in 28 games, including five starts ... Averaged 2.1 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game ...Recorded a season-high 10 points against San Antonio on June 23 ...Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Phoenix on June 2.

2006 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in 29 games…Scored a season-high 10 points at Charlotte June 10 …Made her first career WNBA three-pointer in that game … Finished the season 6-of-10 from behind the arc … Matched her season high with six rebounds against New York on Aug. 1 … Made first three-pointer of postseason career in only attempt in Game 3 of Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit … Had four rebounds and five points in 11 minutes during three Eastern Conference Finals games against Detroit.

2005 WNBA SEASON: Saw limited playing time … Scored a season-high seven points against Washington on Aug. 26, making 3-of-5 shots with three rebounds …Appeared in first six games of the season, averaging just over six minutes per game.

2004 WNBA SEASON: Appeared in final 17 games … Scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting at Detroit on July 21 … Had season highs with six made free throws on seven attempts in win over Indiana on Sept. 19 … Had a career-high six rebounds at Minnesota on July 22.

COLLEGE CAREER: Finished her career among Auburn’s top ten career leaders in starts, points, field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made, free throws attempted and rebounds ... No. 7 scorer all-time (1,475 points) and sixth all-time rebounder (927) … Led Auburn to a 22-9 record and an appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament as a senior ... Kodak/WBCA All-America finalist in the 2003-04 season ... Named MVP as a senior ... Three-time All-SEC (2004, 2002 and 2000) … Redshirted 2000-01 season … Named to the All-SEC freshman team ... Scored a team-high 14 points in WNIT Championship win over Baylor including the game-winning shot.

Personal

Daughter of Louis Willingham and Louise Shivers ... Majored in psychology ... Has three brothers: Louis, Jr., Gavin and Tony ... Has a son named Derrick.

Career Transactions

Never drafted by a WNBA team ... Signed as a free agent by the Connecticut Sun to a free agent contract on April 25, 2004 ... Signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Mercury on March 10, 2008 .... Signed as a free agent by the Seattle Storm on Feb. 9, 2010... Traded to the Chicago Sky on Jan. 2, 2012 ... Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Dream on Feb. 14, 2013.