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Marie Ferdinand-Harris #9 Guard

Marie Ferdinand-Harris
2011 Playoff Statistics
PPG5.8
RPG1.5
APG0.8
EFF +4.25

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CAREER CAPSULE
• Three-time WNBA All-Star
• San Antonio’s franchise leader with 246 career steals

2011 WNBA SEASON

  • Scored 10+ points eight times
  • Sept. 11: Scored the 3,00th point of her career
  • June 28: Recorded her 100th career 3-pointer and 500th career assist
  • July 10: Made her 1,000th career field goal

    2010 WNBA SEASON
    • Averaged 8.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game
    • Ranked 15th in WNBA in free throw percentage (.839)
    • Grabbed 750th career rebound July 30 at New York

    2009 WNBA SEASON
    • Averaged 5.4 points and 1.5 rebounds
    • Played in 26 games with six starts
    • Reached 2,500 career points

    2008 WNBA SEASON
    • First season with Los Angeles
    • Started 25 of 33 games
    • Averaged 8.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game

    2007 WNBA SEASON
    • Reached the 2,000-point plateau for her career
    • Played all 34 games in her first season back with 12 starts
    • Averaged 4.8 points and 2.4 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game
    • Reached 2,000 career points and 500 rebounds

    2006 WNBA SEASON
    • Missed the entire season due to the birth of her son, Cedrick

    2005 WNBA SEASON
    • Western Conference All-Star
    • Averaged 12.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game
    • Ranked 13th in the WNBA in steals per game (1.5)

    2004 WNBA SEASON
    • Limited to just 17 games due to a dislocated elbow
    • Averaged 11.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.9 steals per game
    • Reached 1,500 career points

    2003 WNBA SEASON
    • Western Conference All-Star
    • Led the WNBA in free throws made (176) and free throw attempts (223)
    • Ranked fourth in the WNBA in steals per game (1.7) and total steals (61)
    • Averaged 13.8 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game
    • Reached 1,000 career points

    2002 WNBA SEASON
    • Western Conference All-Star
    • Scored a career-high 15.3 points per game (489 total points)
    • Averaged 3.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.6 steals in 32 games

    2001 WNBA SEASON
    • Selected as the eighth pick in the WNBA draft by Utah
    • Started 22 of 32 games in her rookie season
    • Averaged 11.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game
    • Ranked in the top five in the league among rookies in points, assists and steals
    • Finished third in Rookie of the Year voting

    COLLEGE CAREER
    • 2001 Kodak All-American
    • AP Second Team All-American
    • Unanimous First Team All-SEC selection (2001)
    • 2001 finalist for Naismith Award
    • ESPN the Magazine Shooting Guard of the Year Award finalist (2001)
    • Graduated as one of only three LSU players with 1,500 points, 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 200 steals
    • Honored as a Southeastern Conference “Great” and inducted into LSU Hall of Fame in 2007
    • Career averages of 13.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game
    • Led LSU to 2000 Elite Eight with team-highs in points, assists and steals
    • Named to the 2000 East Regional all-tournament team

    INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM
    • Helped lead the U.S. Women’s Select Team to a gold medal at the 2000 Jones Cup Tournament in Taipei, Taiwan
    • Spent 2001-02 offseason playing for Lotos Clima in Poland
    • Spent the 2002-03 and 2003-04 offseasons playing Russia
    • Spent the 2004-05 offseason playing for Fenerbache in Turkey
    • Spent the 2005-06 offseason playing in France

  • Personal

    • Was named the 1997 high school Player of the Year in Florida with averages of 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2.0 steals per game
    • Speaks fluent Creole
    • Enjoys eating crawfish
    • Owns investment properties in Orlando, Fla.
    • Recently opened her own business in her hometown, Miami, Fla., a bakery named “Sakap Fet” (Creole for “What’s Up?”)
    • Her husband, Cedrick Harris, won three national titles as a centerfielder on LSU’s baseball team and was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 10th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft
    • They have one son, Cedrick Michael Harris, Jr., who was born in 2006
    • After her basketball career, she would like to become a successful entrepreneur and eventually own a WNBA franchise
    • Created the Marie Ferdinand Basketball School of Excellence in 2010 to teach individual life skills on and off the court to youth
    • As a member of the Mayor Fitness Council she was chosen as one of the leaders to help transform San Antonio into a healthier and more active community
    • Has joined forces with the “N’Play Foundation” to help prevent childhood obesity and jumpstarted the “Marie Ferdinand Foundation” which educates on the importance of health and wellness

    Career Transactions

  • Selected by the Starzz in the first round (8th overall) in the 2001 WNBA Draft
  • Signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Sparks prior to the 2008 season
  • Signed as a free agent with the Phoenix Mercury on Feb. 24, 2011