• Lucienne Berthieu
  • #44
  • Forward-Center — Houston Comets

2007 Statistics

Born: Mar 31, 1978
Height: 6-2 / 1,88
Weight: 188 lbs. / 85,3 kg.
College:Old Dominion
Years Pro: 2


Played in 22 games with four starts for Cleveland, averaging 3.8 points and 1.9 rebounds … was first in the WNBA in free throw attempts per 40 minutes (9.15) … led the team in blocks three times … scored in double-digits three times, including a career-high 15 points vs. Minnesota on July 17 … pulled down a career-best seven rebounds vs. Connecticut on June 14.

Played in five games with the Rockers, recording eight points and four rebounds … scored season-high five points at Miami on June 11 … missed nine games with a right knee injury.

Additional Basketball Experience:
Has played internationally with Ros Casares Valencia in Spain (2003-04) and Aix-en-Provence BB in France (2002-03) … played with France in the 1996 European Championship for U18 Women … also a member of the French National Team.

As a Collegian:
Averaged 15.2 points and 8.1 rebounds in 91 games at Old Dominion … finished her career ranked 15th on the all-time ODU scoring leaders list (1,382 points) … as a senior, named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year for the third time in her career … also earned the honors of District II Kodak All-American, NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament Team, First-Team All- CAA and CAA All-Tournament Team … returned in 2001-02 from ACL surgery to average a teamleading 14.0 points and 7.6 rebounds per game … led the CAA in field goal percentage (.589) and ranked 12th in the country … became the 20th Lady Monarch to reach 1,000 career points on December 29, 2001, against the top ranked UConn Huskies … sat out junior season with a torn ACL … as a sophomore, was named CAA Player of the Year, All-CAA, VaSID Virginia Player of the Year, Richmond Times Dispatch Virginia Player of the Year as well as Kodak D i s t r i c t I I I All-American after leading the conference in scoring (17.8), rebounding (8.9) and field goal percentage (.607) … earned CAA co-Player of the Year, along with former teammate Mery Andrade, as a freshman … also named CAA Rookie of the Year and All-CAA after leading the team in scoring (14.2) and rebounding (7.9).


  • Born Lucienne Claudine Berthieu on March 31, 1978, in Douala, Cameroon, Africa
    Daughter of Marie Colette and Phillippe Berthieu
  • Has three sisters, Regine (27), Ruth (26), and Ambre (13), and a brother Jean-Jacques (25)
  • Nicknamed the “Comeback Kid”
  • Lists former Lady Monarch Clarisse Machanguana as one of the most impressive people she's ever met
  • Majored in communications
  • Previously attended Rennes University in France