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2006 SEASON:
Pulled down season-high 12 rebounds and scored 4 points in 37 minutes at Charlotte (5/23/06)... Scored 10 points in 39 minutes at Chicago (5/30/06)... Had 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals at New York (6/3/06)... Scored 8 points, going 4-5 from the field vs. Chicago (6/9/06)... Played 24 minutes scored 6 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 blocks vs. Connecticut (6/17/06)... Scored 8 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Sacramento (6/18/06)... Had 7 points and 6 rebounds in 26 minutes vs. Phoenix (6/30/06)... Grabbed 5 rebounds in 24 minutes vs. Indiana (7/7/06)... Went 3-4 from the free throw line, and grabbed 5 rebounds vs. Charlotte (7/8/06)... Scored 10 points and had 4 rebounds and1 steal at Detroit (7/21/06)... Grabbed 5 rebounds at San Antonio (7/26/06)... Scored 4 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 18 minutes at Seattle (7/30/06)... Scored a season-high 16 points, going 8-9 from the free-throw line, and had 7 boards at Phoenix (8/5/06)... Had 14 points and 8 rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Minnesota (8/13/06).

2005 SEASON:
At Detroit (8/27/05)... Played 21 minutes... had four rebounds and one blocked shot... at Connecticut (8/26/05)… Played 21 minutes… 2-for-5 from the field… had three rebounds and four points… had one assist and one steal… vs. New York (8/23/05)… Played 15 minutes… 2-for-4 from the field… 2-for-2 from the line… had six points and one rebound… at Detroit (8/21/05)… Played 17 minutes… 1-for-3 from the field… had two rebounds and two points… at Indiana (8/18/05)… Played 15 minutes…at New York (8/16/05)… Played 12 minutes… had two rebounds and three assists… at Connecticut (8/14/05)… Played 16 minutes… had four rebounds and two points… vs. Connecticut (8/11/05)… Played 15 minutes… had three rebounds… vs. Indiana (8/7/05)… Played 18 minutes… 2-for-5 from the field… 1-for-2 from 3pt range… had five points, three rebounds and one steal… vs. Charlotte (8/2/05)…Played 21 minutes… 3-for-4 from the field… had a season high 10 points… 4-for-4 from the line… had two rebounds and one steal… at Indiana (7/29/05)… Played 15 minutes… had five rebounds and one steal… vs. San Antonio (7/28/05)… Played 24 minutes… had two points and two rebounds… had one block… at Houston (7/21/05)… Played 17 minutes… 2-for-5 from the field… had five points, three rebounds and one assist… at LA (7/19/05)… Played 17 minutes… had three points and one rebound… at Sacramento (7/16/05)… Played 22 minutes… 3-for-5 from the field… 1-for-1 from 3pt range… had seven points and one rebound… also had one blocked shot… at Phoenix (7/15/05)… Played 15 minutes… 3-for-4 from the field… had six points and three rebounds… at Seattle (7/13/05)… Played 20 minutes… 3-for-3 from the field… had six points and one rebound… added one steal… vs. Detroit (7/7/05)… Played 11 minutes… had two rebounds one steal and one block… vs. Charlotte (6/30/05)… Played 14 minutes… 2-for-2 from the field… had four points and three rebounds… vs. Charlotte (6/28/05)…Played 15 minutes…was 1-for-4 from the field…added three rebounds, and two points, vs. Sacramento (6/26/05)… Played nine minutes… had three rebounds and two blocked shots… vs. Detroit (6/24/05)… Played 11 minutes…had two points and three rebounds… vs. Phoenix (6/21/05)… Played nine minutes… 1-for-1 from 3pt range… had three points… vs. Indiana (6/18/05)… Played 15 minutes… 2-for-4 from the field… had four points and three rebounds… had one blocked shot… at Minnesota (6/11/05)… Played 17 minutes… 2-for-2 from the line… had five points… vs. Seattle (6/10/5)…Played 18 minutes…2-for-4 from the field…recorded four points and three rebounds…at San Antonio (6/7/05)… Played 15 minutes… 2-for-3 from the field… had four points and two rebounds… also had one assist… at New York (6/5/05)… Played 16 minutes… had two rebounds and one assist… vs. Minnesota (6/3/05)… Vs. Minnesota (6/3/05)… Played 16 minutes… had seven rebounds… vs. New York (6/1/05)… Played 36 minutes…4-for-8 from the field… had eight points and three rebounds… had two assists and two steals… vs. Los Angeles (5/26/05)… Played 19 minutes… 2-for-7 for four points… had three rebounds… vs. Connecticut (5/22/05)… Played 24 minutes… had four points and four assists… had one steal… at Charlotte (5/21/05)… Played 28 minutes… 1-for-4 from the field… had two points and four rebounds… tied for a team high three assists… added one steal…vs. Los Angeles (5/10/05)… Played 31 minutes… 3-for-8 from the field… tied for a team high four rebounds… had nine points… 2-for-2 from the line… had four assists and one steal… at Houston (5/6/05)… Played a team high 29 minutes… 4-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line… had 10 points and two rebounds.

2004 SEASON:
Played 26 minutes and went four points and three rebounds at New York (9/19)…Played 30 minutes in Phoenix and had eight points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal (9/17)…Went 4 for 6 from the field with eight points in 37 minutes (vs. Houston 9/12)…Played 18 minutes at Minnesota where she recorded her 1,500th point (5/28)...Shot 3 for 5 from the field and had six points and three rebounds in Los Angeles (5/25)…

2002 SEASON:
Scored six points and had a team high seven rebounds in 22 minutes of play at Phoenix (6/3/02)…Scored 10 points in 25 min of play, shot 4-8 in field goal range, shot 100% from the three point zone and the free throw line (1-13pt) (1-1ft), grabbed seven defensive rebounds, had one assist, one steal, and one blocked shot at Utah (6/4/02)…Played 32 minutes, scored 15 points, went (6-10) from the field, shot 100% from the line (3-3), grabbed eight rebounds, two assists vs. Cleveland (6/23/02)…Played 37 min, scored 11 points, shot 5-13 from the field, went 1-2 from the line, grabbed five rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one blocked shot vs. Detroit (7/18/02)…Played 30 min, scored a career high 20 points, went 9-16 from the field, shot 2-3 from the free throw line, grabbed five rebounds, had two assists vs. Utah (7/20/02)…Had a season high six assists, as well as eight points on 4-6 shooting vs. Portland (8/2/02)...Played 18 minutes, shot 1-2 from the three point line for one point, also had two rebounds in the game vs. New York (8/9/02)…Played 23 minutes and had 13 points and five rebounds at Cleveland (8/11/02)... Played 25 minutes and had 17 points in the first round of the playoffs vs. Charlotte (8/22/02).

2001 SEASON:
Pulled down 11 rebounds in preseason game vs. Cleveland (5/20/01)...contributed 4 assists vs. Seattle (6/03/01)...scored 10 points (5-10 fg) vs. Sacramento (6/05/01)...recorded 12 points, six field goals made and two steals vs. New York (6/10/01)...scored 10 points (3-9 fg, 2-5 3 pts., 2-2 ft) at Detroit (6/14/01)...recorded season-high rebounds (nine) vs. Minnesota (6/25/01)...poured in a season-high 14 points vs. Utah (6/29/01)...played 38 minutes and grabbed eight rebounds (two offensive/six defensive) and scored 12 points vs. Seattle (7/3/01)...had three steals twice this season, last being vs. Indiana (7/22/01)...finished the season ranked 12th in the WNBA in blocks per game (1.13) and 20th in rebounds per game (5.5).

2000 SEASON:
Finished the season leading the league in field goal percentage, shooting .590...10th in the league in rpg (6.5)...Recorded a career-high 7 assists against Seattle on 7/3...Recorded five double-doubles this season...Led the team in offensive rebounding (79)...Recorded her career-high in points vs. Detroit (8/4).

1999 SEASON:
Played in 32 games and started in 26 games...Averaged 8.8 points and 6.7 rebounds...Won the WNBA Bud Light Shooting Champions Award for the player with the highest field goal percentage ( .574, 105-183 shooting)...Led team in rebounding 12 times...Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds 7/12 vs. Charlotte...Scored season-high 19 points vs. Detroit on 7/10...Finished the season in the top 10 in rebounding.

1998 SEASON:
Only player to start in all 32 games...Averaged 8.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists...Scored career-high (tied in 1999) 19 points vs. Cleveland (8/15)...Notched a double-double vs. New York (7/5), pulling down a season-high 14 rebounds and scoring 12 points...Scored in double figures 10 times, and had four double-digit rebounding games.

COLLEGE:
At the end of her college career, ranked second all-time at the University of Florida in points (1,915), rebounds (1,251), field goal percentage (.550) and free throws made (.334)...Holds school record for most consecutive double-doubles in a season (13)...1997-98 Kodak All-America...Averaged 19.1 points and 12.6 rebounds during her senior season...Her 12.6 rebound average was second in the nation in 1998...Broke Florida's single-season records during the 1997-98 season for total rebounds (402), defensive rebounds (253) and double-doubles (26).


Personal

  • Nickname is "L.A." because her real name is LaMurriel
  • Wears No. 10 because it was the smallest jersey that was available on the first team that she played for
  • Helped lead the 1997 Jones Cup Team to a silver medal averaging 14.7 points and 6.6 rebounds per game
  • Enjoys listening to music, dancing and shopping
  • Played softball and ran track in high school
  • Earned her degree in Sports Management
  • First in her family to graduate from college
  • Comes from a town of 200 people
  • Spent the last part of the 2000-01 off-season in Washington, D.C. making appearances in the community
  • Began a reading initiative, "Murriel's Page Turners," to encourage children to read and teach the importance of education
  • She spent the 2001 off-season playing in Spain.

Career Transactions

Selected by Washington in the first round (third overall) of WNBA Draft, April 29, 1998. ...Traded by Washington with Tameka Johnson to Los Angeles for Nikki Teasley, March 1, 2006.

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