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Lynetta Kizer #11 Forward

Lynetta Kizer

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CURRENT 2014 Fever Player Bio Pages (pdf)

Acquired in a March trade with Phoenix, Kizer begins her first season with the Fever…known as an athletic, dominant rebounder, Indiana hopes for Kizer to team with Erlana Larkins and Natasha Howard as part of a new-look post rotation…a third-year pro, Kizer looks to increase playing time after averaging 9.9 minutes for Phoenix last season…Kizer was a freshman at Maryland when current Fever teammate Marissa Coleman was a senior with the Terrapins in 2008-09.

PRO - WNBA
2013: Kizer averaged 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 27 appearances with Phoenix.
2012: Drafted by Tulsa, Kizer made seven appearances with the Shock before being waived and subsequently signed by Phoenix. She closed the season with the Mercury, averaging 7.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in 15 games.

PLAYOFFS
2013: Kizer made five playoff appearances with the Mercury, averaging 3.2 points and 1.2 rebounds in her first playoffs season…she was 3-of-3 shooting for six points in Game 1 of the West Semis against Los Angeles, and 3-of-4 shooting for six points in Game 3 against L.A.

PRO - OVERSEAS
2013-14: Kizer was a member of Good Angels Kosice in Slovakia…she averaged 8.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in the Middle European League, and 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in EuroLeague competition.

INTERNATIONAL
Kizer was one of the top 12 players in the county selected to U.S. World University Games team in summer of 2011...she averaged 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the 2011 WUG as Team USA won gold...Kizer was a member of the 2008 U18 squad that went undefeated and captured a gold medal at the FIBA U18 World Championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina...she averaged 8.6 points and 4.0 rebounds per game at the World Championship, shooting 45.2 percent from the floor...she also won gold at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.

COLLEGE
2011-12: Kizer averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior…named honorable mention All-ACC and the ACC Sixth Player of the Year, Kizer registered a career-high 25 points off 8-for-11 shooting for the field and 8-for-10 from the line in a win against St. Joseph’s...she notched 16 points and a season-high 12 rebounds for her 31st career double-double vs. No. 6 Miami...she scored 15 points and grabbed six boards in the Terps' win over Texas A&M in an NCAA Regional Semifinal.
2010-11: Kizer was Maryland’s second-leading scorer as a junior, starting all 32 games and posting averages of 13.2 points and 7.8 rebounds…named second team All-ACC, she scored in double figures in 26 of 32 games and in 12 of 14 ACC games...she totaled 10 double-doubles on the year.
2009-10: Kizer paced all Maryland scorers with 12.9 points per game, starting 29 of 34 contests as a sophomore…she also led the club with 7.8 rebounds per game and finished the year with 10 double-doubles…she scored a season-high 23 points against North Carolina Central.
2008-09: She averaged 11.1 points and 7.4 boards as a freshman at Maryland, starting 35 of 36 games…she was named the ACC Rookie of the Year and finished ninth in the league on the glass…she finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds at TCU in the first game of her college career…she scored a season-high 22 points, with 10 boards and five steals at Georgia Tech, 2/19/09.

Personal

Lynetta Janae Kizer was born April 4, 1990 in Woodbridge, Va….she is the oldest daughter of Yvonne and Keither Kizer…she has an older brother, Dominique, and a younger sister, Quiana…she was a family science major at Maryland…a four-year starter at center and a three-time team captain at Potomac Senior High School in Northern Virginia, she averaged 21.7 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks as a senior...she was a McDonald's All-American, playing in the all-star game in Milwaukee, Wisc., and also was selected to play in the WBCA High School All-American game in Tampa, Fla....she was named a second team All-American by Parade Magazine, and was rated the No. 5 overall prospect and the top center in the nation in the class of 2008 according to HoopGurlz.com…Kizer led Potomac's Panthers to the AAA District title game in her final campaign, leading the team in scoring in every round of the tournament…she was the team's leading scorer every season of her four-year tenure…she was named first team All-Metro by the Washington Post as a senior, after earning third team honors as a junior and honorable mention nods as a sophomore.

Career Transactions

(1) Drafted by the Tulsa Shock with the 29th overall pick, third round, in the 2012 WNBA Draft, 4/16/12. (2) Waived by Tulsa, 6/18/12. (3) Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, 8/31/12. (4) Traded to Indiana, with a 1st-round pick in 2014, in exchange for a 2nd-round draft pick and Erin Phillips, 3/11/14.