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Lisa Harrison | 24
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Position:  F
Born: Jan 2, 1971
Height: 6-1 /  1,86
Weight: 164  lbs. / 74,4  kg.
College : Tennessee '93
Career Highlights
  • Ranked eighth in the WNBA in free throw shooting percentage at .864 in 2001
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    Started 28 games but saw action in all 32 regular season contests…Averaged 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game…Shot .496 (120-242) from the field, sixth best in the WNBA…Reached double figures in scoring on 12 occasions…Tied career scoring mark at 22 on 6/18/02 vs. Seattle … Saw fewest free throw attempts in four-year WNBA career, getting to the line just 23 times…Notched two double-doubles on the season…Set career rebounding mark at 12 on 6/2102 at Houston…Averaged 9.3 points while playing at home versus 7.1 points while playing on the road.

    Started all 32 regular season games...Averaged 7.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game…led team three times each in scoring and rebounding…led team in minutes played on 12 occasions...ranked eighth in the WNBA in free throw shooting percentage at .864 (51-59)...began the season 27-28 from the free throw line...saw 16 games shooting 1.00 from the line...grabbed five or more rebounds in 13 games... shot .500 or better from the field in 12 games...posted 14 points and a season-high four assists on 5/31 at Seattle...just missed a double-double by recording nine rebounds and 11 points on 6/4 at Portland...Scored a season-high 15 points and three steals on 6/16 vs. Orlando...equaled her season-high of 15 points on 7/1 at Indiana...had eight rebounds and eight points against Washington on 7/7...threw in 12 points on 4-of-4 shooting at Minnesota on 7/14...posted 11 points against Portland on 8/11...finished the season with nine points, seven rebounds and three steals against Houston on 8/14.

    Averaged 6.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 24.2 minutes in 31 games, including 20 starts…those starts included the final 19 games of the season, when she averaged 8.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 31.7 minutes as a starter…shot .526 (81-154) from the field and .811 (30-37) from the free throw line… finished 2nd in the league with a 1.36 steals-to-turnovers ratio…scored in double figures eight times and had five or more rebounds in 13 games…did not play on 6/22 due to a family funeral.

    Averaged 6.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.7 apg and 25.7 mpg in 32 games in her first WNBA season…arguably the best defensive player on the Mercury…her fierce defense helped contain Mercury opponents to only 68.2 ppg, fifth best in the league…had 5+ rebounds 14 times…had at least one rebound in all but one game (6/14 vs. Sacramento)…shot .500 or better from the field 14 times.

    Played for the Columbus Quest (1996-97) of the ABL for one season and for the Portland Power (1997-99) of the ABL for two seasons…with Columbus, averaged 8.4 ppg and 5.4 rpg in 14 games…scored in double figures 20times in her second season with the Portland Power …led the Power with 72 steals that year and averaged 7.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 44 games…played 40 games and averaged 9.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg and 2.0 apg in her first season with Portland.

    A Kodak All-American and First Team All-SEC (1992-93)…a finalist for the Naismith Player of the Year award (1993)…is tied for the second highest rebounding average in Tennessee history (9.4) which she set in 1992-93…led the Lady Vols in scoring (14.0 ppg) and rebounding (9.4 rpg) in the 1992-93 season…SEC player of the week twice in 1992-93…member of the 1991 NCAA National Championship Tennessee Lady Vols team…voted Tennessee’s Most Valuable Player in 1991…earned All-SEC honors her freshman year.


    Has worked with the Mercury Community Relations Department the last two off-seasons…worked for Nike during the 2000 off-season…has a Yorkshire Terrier named Princess…has two brothers and one sister…enjoys shopping, spending time with family and spending quality time with her dog…likes being outdoors, running and hiking…favorite basketball memories include winning high school state as a junior and winning the NCAA tournament as a sophomore at Tennessee in 1991…named the 1989 High School Player of the Year by Parade magazine, USA Today, Converse, Gatorade and Naismith…also earned 1989 Miss Kentucky Basketball honors…wears number 3 in honor of fellow Kentucky native and former Suns player Rex Chapman…was inducted into the Kentucky High School Athletics Hall of Fame on Sept. 10, 2001.

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