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Niele Ivey | 33
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2006
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Position:  G
Born: Sep 24, 1977
Height: 5-7 /  1,70
Weight: 149  lbs. / 67,6  kg.
College : Notre Dame '01
Career Highlights
  • Indiana's starting point guard and top 3-pt shooter during most of 2003
  • Her 90 games in a Fever uniform match Stephanie White for second-most in franchise history
  • Was third team All-American senior season at Notre Dame (2000-01)
  • Won Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented to the nation’s most outstanding female senior player standing 5-8 or under (2000-01)
  • Became the 17th Irish player to score 1,000 career points
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    BACKGROUND

    2003:
    Ivey appeared in 27 games and started 21 during her third WNBA season…earning a starting assignment in game three vs. New York, 6/7, she started in 15 consecutive games and led the Fever to a 10-7 mark at the All-Star break, second in the Eastern Conference…in the first game after the break however, 7/16 against Detroit, she fractured the third metacarpal on her right hand and was forced to miss seven games…at the time of her injury, she was leading the WNBA in 3-pt shooting percentage (.475)…she finished the season averaging 5.0 points per game, and was second on the team with 2.6 apg…career scoring high came in the Fever's home opener, 14 points vs. Washington, 5/31, on 4-of-4 3-pt shooting…she also had four 3-pt FG against Seattle, 6/28…her six assists against the Mystics, 5/31, also were a career high, and the first of three six-assist outings during Indiana's first seven games…she set a new career-best with seven assists against Cleveland, 8/9

    2002 Playoffs:
    Ivey had one assist in each of the three postseason games vs. New York...she committed no turnovers and grabbed one steal in a total of nine minutes vs. the Liberty

    2002:
    A starter in 23 of the team’s first 24 games, she averaged 15.7 minutes a game prior to the acquisition of Coquese Washington, 7/20...against Orlando, 8/7, she drew the first DNP-CD of her career, which ended a string of 60 straight outings in a Fever uniform...she shot 19-50 3-pt FG (.380) and ranked third on the team in 3-pt FG accuracy...her 19 3-pt FG were fourth best on the team...in a four-game stretch from 6/30 to 7/8, she went 6-9 from long range, including a career-best 3-3 3-pt FG in a win vs. Washington, 7/6...she shot 11-25 3-pt FG (.440) in July...she had a season-best nine points vs. the Mystics, 7/8...she dealt a season-high four assists vs. Charlotte, 7/22...in that stretch she averaged 14.8 mpg and had 10 assists...she went without a turnover 14 times and played 10+ minutes in eight of those appearances...after committing 13 turnovers in her first 13 games, she totaled just nine turnovers in her last 18 games...in those 18 games, she recorded 24 assists and six steals, while averaging 13.7 mpg...she grabbed 28 rebounds, including a season-high three at Seattle, 6/21...she logged 20+ minutes nine times, including a season-high 31 minutes vs. Charlotte, 7/22...shooting 2-4 FT vs. New York, 7/19, she missed more than one free throw for the first time in her career...she shot 6-6 FT at Portland, 6/20, both career highs...she had six steals in the first three games of the season, including a season-high three vs. Houston, 6/5

    2001:
    In regular season debut, started the Fever’s season-opener against four-time defending WNBA Champion Houston on 5/31, handing out a team-high five assists and a game-high three steals...In just third game of the season, had season-highs of 13 points, six assists and three steals in 41 minutes of an overtime, loss (74-71) vs. Seattle on 6/4...In a 74-60 win over Orlando, 7/13, she had 10 points, including 3-4 on three-pointers, and three assists...Hit three 3-pt FGS three times during the season, hitting 3-3 3-pt FGS twice (vs. Detroit, 6/22, and at Sacramento, 8/3)...Her 25 3-pt FGM ranked second on the team...Missed one free throw all season and led the Fever with 93.3 percent FTS (14-15)...Was 10-10 from the line in the season’s first five games, but then went 12 straight games without a trip to the line...Averaged 32.8 mpg through the first five games of the season but 20.1 mpg over the season’s last 27 games...Including ties, led the Fever in assists six times in the season’s first 12 games...Led the team in assists just four times in the last 20 games

    OTHER PRO/OVERSEAS:
    2003-04: Ivey played on a two-week exhibition tour in China

    COLLEGE:
    As a senior (fifth year), became fourth Irish player and first point guard to earn Associated Press All-America honors, earning a place on the third team...Recipient of Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented to the nation’s most outstanding female senior player standing 5-8 or under...Also a finalist for the Conseco Nancy Lieberman-Cline Step Up Award, given to the best point guard in NCAA Division I...Picked as one of three finalists for ESPN The Magazine’s point guard of the year...Named first-team all-Big East...Became the 17th Irish player to score 1,000 career points...Ranked ninth on Notre Dame’s all-time scoring list...As a junior, second team All-Big East selection and fourth-leading scorer on the team (11.2 ppg) ...Led team in assists (194) and steals (95)...Her 95 steals set the Irish single-season mark...As a sophomore, third team all-Big East selection...Shared Notre Dame National Monogram Club MVP honors with teammate Sheila McMillen...Missed the championship game of the Big East tournament and both NCAA first- and second-round contests after suffering a torn left anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in Notre Dame’s victory in the quarterfinals...1997-98: Played in 31 of 32 games, missing the Pittsburgh game after suffering a hip pointer...Made her first career start against South Florida, scoring nine points, with six rebounds, eights assists (tying her career-high), two blocked shots and a personal best seven steals...1996-97: Played in five games prior to suffering a torn ACL in her right knee


    PERSONAL

  • Full name is Niele Deirdre Jamillah Viveca Ivey
  • Nicknamed Kneely
  • Gave birth to Jaden Edward Dhananjay Ivey on Feb. 13, 2002
  • Pregame ritual consists of listening to the same music, eating the same foods and wearing the same clothes throughout the entire season
  • Averaged 24.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg as a senior at St. Louis’ Cor Jesu High School and was named USA Today Missouri Player of the Year
  • Named Miss Show Me Basketball, Street & Smith’s honorable mention All-America and was the St. Louis Post-Dispatch co-Player of the Year and participated in the River City and Missouri Sports Hall of Fame All-Star games following senior year
  • Had her No. 23 jersey retired following her high school career



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