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Background

2008 SEASON: Missed the 2008 season after giving birth to her daughter in June… Signed by the Dream on August 15… Served as a community ambassador for the team in the offseason before playing overseas in Spain.

2007 SEASON: Played in 33 games for the Mystics, all starts… Averaged 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game… Shot a career-high 93.3% from the free throw line… Recorded a season-high 10 assists against Seattle on July 24.

2006 SEASON: Started all 34 games for the Mystics… Averaged 10.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game… Led the league in assists… Scored a career-high 26 points against New York on June 17… In the Playoffs: Averaged 10 points and four assists per game.

2005 SEASON: Appeared in 19 games for the Sparks… Missed the final 15 games of the regular season due to a foot injury… Averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

2004 SEASON: Started all 34 games for the Sparks… Averaged 9.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

2003 SEASON: Started all 34 games for the Sparks… Averaged 11.5 points, 5.1 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 1.1 steals per game… Recorded career-high averages in points, rebounds, assists and minutes.

2002 SEASON: Played in 32 games for the Sparks, all starts.... Averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game… Made her WNBA debut on May 25 against New York, recording eight points, four rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

COLLEGE: Named first-team All-ACC First Team in 2002…AP All-America honorable mention in 2002…1998 ACC Rookie of the Year…UNC’s all-time assists leader with 728 total, which is second in ACC history…Led ACC in assists in 1998 (5.5 apg) and 2000 (5.9 apg), and steals in 1999 (3.2 spg)…Career assist average of 5.8 per game is the highest in ACC history…First player in ACC history to lead the conference in assists all four years of her career…Second player in conference history to score 1,500 points and hand out 600 assists in her career…Led UNC to the ACC Tournament Championship and at least in the NCAA Sweet 16 all four years of her career.


Personal

Full name is Michelle Nicole Teasley… Has a daughter, Yasherae (born in June 2008)… Majored in African-American Studies at North Carolina.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Portland Fire in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft… Traded by Portland on draft day along (Teasley and Sophia Witherspoon to the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for Ukari Figgs and Gergana Slavtcheva)… Traded from the Sparks to the Washington Mystics on March 1, 2006 (Teasley and 8th pick in 2006 Draft for Temeka Johnson, Muriel Paige and 5th pick in 2006 Draft)… Waived by the Mystics on March 24, 2008… Signed by the Atlanta Dream on August 15, 2008… Re-signed with the Dream on January 12, 2009.

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