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Nikki McCray | 15
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2006
Statistics
 PPG2.0
 RPG0.45
 APG0.5
 EFF+ 1.00
Position:  G
Born: Dec 17, 1971
Height: 5-11 /  1,8
Weight: 158  lbs. /  71,7  kg.
College : Tennessee '95
Career Highlights
  • 2001 WNBA All-Star Game starter in 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Was the leading vote-getter among guards in the Eastern Conference in 2000
  • Was ABL's Most Valuable Player in 1996-97
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    BACKGROUND

    2002 PLAYOFFS:
    In three postseason games, she averaged 8.0 ppg and shot 10-27 FG (.370)...she averaged 3.7 assists and 1.3 rebounds...she had a high of 14 points in Game 3 at New York, 8/20...she averaged 33.0 minutes per game as New York defeated Indiana 2-1 in the Fever’s first playoff series in franchise history...2000: In her WNBA playoff debut, she scored a postseason career-high 15 points vs. the Liberty, 8/12...New York defeated the Mystics 2-0 in what was Washington’s first playoff series in franchise history.

    2002:
    Averaged 33.1 mpg and logged 30+ minutes in all but six games...the team’s second-leading scorer, she averaged 11.5 ppg and scored 10+ points in 19 of 32 games...she scored 20+ points four times, and led the Fever in scoring six times...she shot 39.6 percent from the field through the first two months of the season, and finished the season shooting 49.2 percent (31-63) in the last six games...in the team’s last eight games, she averaged 12.3 ppg and scored 10+ points six times...she became the second player in Fever history to record 30+ points, scoring a career-high 30 at Portland, 6/20, on 11-13 FG, 2-3 3-pt FG and 6-7 FT before fouling out...those 11 field goals tied her career-high...she became just the seventh player in WNBA history to score 2,000 points in her career with the 16th of her 20 points at Orlando, 6/11...With the first of her two 3-pt FG at Charlotte, 6/13, she became the 10th player in league history with 150 3-pt FGM in her career...she set the Fever record with 29 straight FTS from 7/6 to 8/3 and shot a career-high 81.6 percent from the line...she started the season with 19 straight FT, including a season-best 8-8 in the opener vs. Detroit, 6/1...she was 7-7 from the line the next night at Detroit...she had a season-high four steals at Seattle, 6/21...she averaged 3.1 rpg and hauled in a season-high seven boards at Detroit, 6/2...she suffered an open dislocation of her right pinky finger in the team’s regular season finale at Cleveland, 8/13.

    2001:
    Averaged 11.0 ppg and 1.8 rpg in her fourth season in the WNBA...Was second on the team in scoring...Was named a starter to the 2001 WNBA All-Star team for the third consecutive year...Recorded six FGM and four steals in addition to 15 points vs. Miami on 6/21...Pulled down a season-high six rebounds and dished three assists in 26 minutes at Houston on 6/27...Tied a career-high in steals (5) vs. Orlando on 7/1...Scored a season-high 25 points and hit 10 FGS against Indiana on 7/25...Had 18 second-half points in the Mystics’ win over Cleveland 8/12.

    2000:
    Averaged 15.5 ppg, good enough for 12th in the WNBA...Named a starter for the 2000 WNBA All-Star Game...Was the leading vote-getter among guards in the Eastern Conference...Holds the Mystics’ record for consecutive games with a 3-pt FG (13)...Shot 6-7 from 3-pt range at Cleveland, 6/3, tying her own team record she had set two days earlier against Orlando...Led the Mystics in 3-pt FGA (151).

    1999:
    Led the Mystics in scoring, averaging 17.5 ppg...One of only two players to start in all 32 games, averaged 2.7 rpg and 2.4 apg...Selected as a starter in the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game...Dished out a career-high nine assists twice (vs. Charlotte, 7/17, and vs. New York, 7/6)...Scored a season-high 26 points against Charlotte on 7/12...Led the team in scoring 21 times and in assists eight times.

    1998:
    Led the Mystics in scoring averaging 17.7 ppg...Played in 29 of 30 and averaged 2.9 rpg and 3.1 apg...Scored a season and career-high 29 points vs. Utah on 6/19...Dished out a career-high nine assists vs. Charlotte on 8/19...Had a team-high 11 FGM vs. Sacramento on 7/26...Also had a team season-high 10 FTM vs. Utah 6/19.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    In 1996-97, played for the Columbus Quest of the American Basketball League and was the ABL’s Most Valuable Player, averaging 19.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 2.7 apg...Helped lead Columbus to the 1997 ABL Championship.

    COLLEGE:
    Compiled a 122-11 record while at Tennessee...Led the Lady Vols in scoring during her junior year averaging 16.3 ppg...Named the SEC Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995...Helped the Lady Vols win four SEC Championships...Made four trips to the NCAA Tournament.


    PERSONAL

  • Nickname is “Nik-Nik”
  • Earned her degree in sports marketing and education
  • Core member of the USA Basketball Senior National Team
  • Favorite moment on the court was winning the Olympic gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
  • Won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and 1998 while a member of the U.S. World Championship Team
  • Has a park named after her in her hometown of Colliersville, Tenn.
  • Lists professional basketball player and Olympic teammate Teresa Edwards as one of her role models
  • One player she would most like to play one-on-one against is Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Has two dogs named Angel and Hot Rod
  • If weren’t playing basketball, would like to have a career singing



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