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Lindsey Harding

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• 2010 WNBA All-Star selection

WNBA Career Notes: Averaging 11.2 points and 4.2 assists per game in six seasons in the WNBA… First player from the class of 2007 to score 2,000 career points ... Started every game in two seasons with the Mystics in 2009 and 2010 … Appeared in all 34 games for the Dream in both 2011 and 2012.

2014 (Los Angeles): Started 10 of 31 games played...Averaged 5.7 points, 1.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 22.7 minutes per game...Totaled season-high 15 points (2-of-3 from three-point range), four rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes at Minnesota (7/8)...Scored 12 points and matched her season-highs with nine assists and three steals in 34 minutes at San Antonio (6/14)...Dished out a season-high nine assists to go along with seven points, three rebounds and two steals over 30 minutes at Atlanta (6/3)...In career-high 52 minutes of June 1 loss at Washington, scored 13 points (2-of-4 from three-point range) and added two rebounds, four assists and two steals. In the playoffs: Played in two games...Averaged 4.0 points, 0.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 9.8 minutes per game.

2013 (Los Angeles): Started all 33 games played...Averaged 10.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and career-high 5.2 assists in 30.6 minutes per game...Ranked first on team and fifth in league in assists per game...Tallied 900th career assist in August 25 win versus Tulsa...Scored in double-figures in four straight road victories from August 4 through August 10...Recorded career-high 14 assists as part of first double-double with Sparks in August 4 win at Washington...Recorded season-high-tying four steals and added 22 points (10-for-10 from the free throw line), five rebounds, seven assists and two blocks in June 23 win versus Washington...Started all three postseason games...Averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 33.0 minutes per game...Recorded 16 points, four rebounds and five assists on September 19 versus Phoenix in first playoff game as member of the Sparks.

2012 (Atlanta): Played in all 34 games, including 32 starts ... Named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the Week of Sept. 3-9 … Averaged 12.3 points, 4.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds ... Led the team and ranked eighth in the WNBA in assists ... Led the team and 20th in the WNBA in free throw percentage at a career-best 81.8 percent (90-of-110) ... Sixth in the WNBA in assist/turnover ratio at 2.19 ... Scored in double digits in each of the first five games and 22 of 34 overall ... Averaged a team-high 19 points while adding 5.3 assists and 4.7 rebounds per contest in Atlanta’s three playoff games against Indiana.

2011 (Atlanta): Appeared in all 34 games, including 33 starts ... Averaged 10.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists in her first season in Atlanta ... Led the team in assists (4.8 apg) and minutes (30.5 mpg) ... Set career-high in assists (4.8 apg) and field goal percentage (0.455) ... Scored a season-high 25 points against the New York Liberty on 6/30/2011 ... Tied her career-high with 10 assists against the Tulsa Shock on 9/4/2011 ... Started all eight postseason games, averaging 14.5 points and 5.9 assists per game.

2010 (Washington): Started all 34 games for the Mystics … Earned first WNBA All-Star selection … Helped the Mystics to the Eastern Conference regular season title … Averaged 12.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game … Led team in assists per game and ranked third in scoring … Ranked third in the WNBA in minutes played (1130.0 minutes) … Ranked 12th in the WNBA in assists per game (4.0 apg) … Scored a career-high 33 points against Indiana on July 30 … Appeared in two playoff games, averaging 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.

2009 (Washington): Started all 34 games … Averaged 12.8 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game … Finished second on the team in scoring and first in assists per game … Ranked first in the league in total minutes played (1194) and minutes per game (35.1) … Scored a then-career high 27 points against the Minnesota Lynx … Ranked seventh in the league in assists per game (4.5) … Appeared in two playoff games, averaging 10.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.

2008 (Minnesota): Started 11 of 24 games … Averaged 6.4 points per game and 3.2 assists per game … Dished out a career-high 10 assists against the Seattle Storm (September 6, 2008) … Ranked 19th in the WNBA in assists per game (3.2 apg) … Recorded a career-high 10 assists against Seattle on September 6.

2007 (Minnesota): Appeared in 20 games as a rookie, including 19 starts … Missed the final 14 games after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee July 10 at Washington (underwent surgery on July 20) … Averaged 11.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game … Recorded double-digits in scoring 15 times … Finished runner-up to Chicago’s Armintie Price in Rookie of the year voting … Named to the 2007 WNBA All-Rookie Team.

College: 2007 National Player of the Year … Two-time ACC Defensive Player of the Year … Only the second player in school history to register over 1,000 points, 500 assists, 500 rebounds and 250 steals … Only the second women’s basketball player in school history to have her jersey retired.

Personal

Born in Mobile, Ala. … Majored in sociology along with a markets & management certificate and a minor in theater studies and women’s studies at Duke University … Only the second Duke women’s’ basketball player to have her jersey retired … Studied acting in Los Angeles during the 2010-11 offseason … Member of the 2009-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team.

Career Transactions

Selected with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury and traded to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Tangela Smith … Acquired by the Washington Mystics via trade with the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for 2009 first and second round draft picks … Acquired by the Atlanta Dream in a sign-and-trade deal on 2011 draft day in exchange for Kelly Miller, the Dream’s No. 8 pick (Ta’Shia Phillips) and a first round pick in 2012. The Dream also received the Mystics second round pick in 2012...Signed a free agent contract with the Sparks on Feb. 5, 2013.