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Monique Currie #25 Forward

Monique Currie

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2011 Highlights: Returned to the lineup following her successful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) recovery, making her season debut against the Atlanta Dream on September 1…Currie suffered the injury while playing in Turkey…In her debut, Currie played just over nine minutes and scored eight points, shooting 2-for-4 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Currie also tallied three rebounds and collected one steal in the Mystics 85-81 victory…In her second game of the season against the Connecticut Sun on September 4, Currie led the team with 13 points, shooting 5-for-10 from the field and 3-for-3 from the free throw line. Currie also grabbed six rebounds and collected three steals in 18 minutes…In her fourth and final game of the season, Currie rejoined the Mystics starting lineup for the first time this season. Currie played 25 minutes and scored 14 points in the Mystics loss to the San Antonio Silver Stars on September 10. Currie shot 4-for-9 from the field, and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line. In her four games this season with the team, Currie shot perfect from the free throw line, shooting 16-for-16…Her career free throw shooting range is .825…

2010 Season: Played and started in all 34 games…posted best scoring average of her four-year career (14.1)…shot perfect from the free throw line in 15 games…ranked eighth in the league in free-throw percentage (.877)…ranked third in the league in three-point field-goal percentage (.446)…was a candidate for Most Improved Player of the Year award…posted a career-high six steals in a win over the New York Liberty (6/12)…shot a career-high five three-point field goals in a win over the Seattle Storm (8/15).

2009 Season: Averaged 80.3 percent at the free throw line…ranked 15th in the league in total free throws (102)…had two season-high games with 17 points…shot perfect from the free throw line in 11 games…tied her career high of 11 rebounds against the Minnesota Lynx (7/7)

2008 Season: Started every game…set career highs in numerous categories such as points per game (11.9), assists (7) and points scored (28)…led the team in free throw shooting with 82%...Scored her 1000th point against the Chicago Sky (8/29/07)…ranked 11th in the league in three point percentage (38%)…Scored in double figures 20 times, led the team in scoring five times…ranked 20th in the league in free throws (109)

2007 Season: Traded to Washington from Chicago two games into the season…started 24 games…averaging 25.2 minutes per game…averaged career highs in points (10.7) and rebounds (4.0)… Had career highs in total points (354), blocks (7) and total rebounds (133)… recorded a career high 11 rebounds twice in games against the Seattle Storm (7/24/07) and Houston Comets (7/18/07)…grabbed a career high five steals against the Minnesota Lynx (7/20/07)…played a career high 42 minutes against the Seattle Storm (7/24/07)…Recorded three double doubles on the season…ranked 8th in the league in free throws (128.0) and 7th in the league in free throw attempts (163.0)

2006 Season: Named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team…played in 34 games recording 33 starts…averaged 25.0 minutes per game…averaged 10.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals…shot 81.0% from the free throw line

Off-season: Played in Russia and Italy

College: Earned Kodak All-American honors twice, joining Alana Beard, as the only players in Duke history to be selected as repeat honorees… Posted the only triple-double in the ACC in 2005-06 with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against Florida State on January 5, 2006… Tallied 118 double-figure scoring games and 22 double-doubles over her career…Named to the AP All-American Second Team in 2006 and the First Team in 2005…2005 ACC Player of the Year and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy for the National Player of the Year…Received All-ACC First Team honor in 2006 and 2005 and Second Team honors in 2004 and 2002…

Personal

Name is Monique Paulette Currie...daughter of Michael and Gwendolyn Currie Has one sister, Mikia… three-time Maryland Miss Basketball selection…In 1998 led her AAU team to the national title…Lists the most famous person she has met as Bill Clinton and her craziest ambition is to sky dive… Graduated from Duke with a degree in public policy and African-American studies and spent her fifth-year on campus pursuing a degree in humanities.

Career Transactions

Re-signed as a free agent with Washington on February 18, 2010

Traded to Washington from Chicago for Chasity Melvin, May 24, 2007.

Selected by Chicago (1st overall) in the Dispersal Draft, January 8, 2007.

Selected by Charlotte in the first round (third overall) of the WNBA Draft, April 5, 2006.