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Marlies Askamp | 41
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2002
Statistics
 PPG 1.8
 RPG 1.80
 APG .5
 EFF+ 2.00
Position:  C
Born: 08/07/70
Height: 6-5 /  1,96
Weight: 198  lbs. / 89,8  kg.
From: Germany
Career Highlights
  • Ranks #5 in the WNBA in offensive rebounds
  • Played six minutes in her first appearance with the Sparks’ in a home win over Minnesota June 21, 2002
  • Had a breakout game against Portland, by setting her season high in offensive (5) and defensive (7) rebounds, also totaled a season high 38 minutes, scoring 11 points, with 12 rebounds and two steals in her first start of the year 7/12/02
  • Five-year WNBA veteran is the SOL’s all-time leader in offensive rebounds (131) and total rebounds (318)
  • Ranks sixth all-time in the WNBA in offensive rebounds (325) and 11th in total rebounds (764)
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  • BACKGROUND

    2001 Playoffs: Was inactive for the playoffs due to a ruptured left Achilles tendon

    2001: Made 30 appearances and started the first 11 games of the season for the SOL…Suffered a ruptured left Achilles tendon in regular season finale on Aug. 14 and missed the playoffs…Underwent surgery and was placed on the injured list on Aug. 15…Scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench July 20 vs. Houston... Suffered a right ankle sprain in first half July 7 vs. Sacramento and missed one game with the injury ... Started in 11 of 30 played games for the Sol ... averaged 14.4 minutes, 2.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and .5 assists per game

    2000: Started all 32 games at center and led the SOL with 231 rebounds…Ranked eighth in the league in rebounding with 7.2 per game…Scored a team-high 19 points to lift Miami to its first-ever win June 3 @ Charlotte…Tied a career-high with 15 rebounds and added 20 points Aug. 9 vs. Orlando… Scored season-high 21 points while making a career-high 13 free throws vs. Seattle on July 10…Posted career-high 10 offensive rebounds July 10 vs. Seattle and Aug. 9 vs. Orlando…Pulled down career-high nine defensive rebounds June 13 vs. Detroit

    1999: Started every game for the Phoenix Mercury and led the team in free throw percentage (.816) and rebounding (7.2 per game)…Posted double-doubles in four games…Scored career-high 23 points on 6-for-8 shooting from the field and 11-for-14 from the free throw line in an 80-66 victory over Utah on July 12…Posted 17 points and game-highs of 15 rebounds and five steals in a 73-68 victory over Cleveland on June 19

    1998 Playoffs: Appeared in five post-season games as Phoenix advanced to the WNBA Finals

    1998: Averaged 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 26 appearances for Phoenix…Led the bench in scoring six times…Scored in double figures in four games…Pulled down season-high 11 rebounds July 10 vs. Cleveland…Missed the first three games of the season with left foot plantar fascia and was placed on the injured list

    1997 Playoffs: Tallied team-high nine points along with two rebounds, one assist and one block against New York in WNBA Semifinals

    1997: A top reserve for Phoenix, made appearances in all 28 games with one start…Ranked third on the team in rebounding (5.2 per game)…Averaged 7.5 points and 18.5 minutes per game…Scored season-high 16 points Aug. 12 vs. New York…Tallied season-high 10 rebounds July 9 vs. Houston

    Other Pro Experience: Played in Germany for BTV Wuppertal (along with Miami SOL guard Sandy Brondello) from 1994-01 and for MTW Wolfenbuttel from 1989-93...Member of the German Championship team in 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001...Member of European Championship team in 1996...1996 German Player of the Year...Led Wolfenbuttel in scoring and rebounding in 1990 and 1993

    National Team Experience: Was a member of the German National Team that played at the 1998 FIBA Women’s World Championship


    PERSONAL

  • Competed in both basketball and track and field until the age of 16
  • Decided to concentrate on basketball at age 17
  • Has one sister and two brothers
  • Speaks German, English and French
  • Would like to visit Egypt to see the famous pyramids and then go on to Cairo
  • Lists winning the 1996 European League and the bronze medal at the 1997 European Championships as MVP as defining moments in her life because it was the result of a lot of hard work.


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