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Plenette Pierson #33 Forward/Center

Plenette Pierson

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CAREER CAPSULE
Two-time WNBA Champion (2006, 2008) with the Detroit Shock ... Won the WNBA's inaugural Sixth Woman of the Year (2007) ... Made seven postseason appearances ... Selected by the Phoenix Mercury in the first round (No. 4 overall) of the 2003 WNBA Draft.

2013: Appeared 32 games, making 27 starts ... Second-leading scorer and rebounder with 11.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures in 19 games, including a season-high 25 points at Chicago (8/23) ... Grabbed double digit rebounds in five games, including a career-high 15 rebounds against Phoenix (9/10) ... Posted three double-double performances ... Recorded a career-best 10 assists against Washington (8/6).

2012: Played in 26 games, earning 24 starts ... Averaged 12.0 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures in 16 games, including two 20-point contests ... Had a season-high 24 points at Indiana (6/2) and scored 21 points at Chicago (8/21) ... Recorded three double-doubles on the season ... Scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in season opener vs. Connecticut on 5/19 ... Had 11 points and 10 rebounds at Atlanta (5/25) ... Posted 16 points and 10 rebounds at Los Angeles (8/25) ... Made seventh postseason appearance.

2011: Appeared and started in 33 games ... Averaged 12.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures in 26 games, including topping the 20-point mark in three games ... Had two double-double performances on the season ... Opened the year with a double-double on 25 points and 10 rebounds at Atlanta (6/5) ... Led the Liberty in blocks with 30 on the season.

2010: Started in 25 games, averaging 9.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, and 1.1 apg... Led the team in rebounds six times while posting double digit points in 18 games ... Finished the 2010 season ranked third in the WNBA in field goals per 40 minutes (9.19).

2010 (Tulsa): Appeared in eight games, with one start ... Recorded a 12.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 1.3 apg average before being traded to New York ... Posted in double figures six times.

2005-2009 (Detroit): Came off the bench to appear in 23 games in first season in Detroit ... In 2006, appeared in all 34 games ... Was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder off the bench and led team in scoring and rebounding on two occasions ... In 2007, appeared in all 34 games while leading the Shock bench in scoring and rebounds ... Led Detroit in scoring five times, rebounds six times and assists four times ... Posted double figures 22 times, the second best on the team ... Recorded her 1,000th career point in home opener versus Sacramento ... Won the WNBA’s inaugural Sixth Woman of the Year ... In 2008, appeared in 28 games ... Led the Shock in scoring five times, rebounds five times and assists four times ... Recorded seven multiple block games, and finished with a career-high 34 on the season ... Become eighth member of the Shock to record 500 or more rebounds on July 18 in Washington ... In 2009, appeared in one game before being sidelined with a shoulder injury for the remainder of the season.

2003-2005 (Phoenix): In rookie season, appeared in 33 games with five starts ... Led the Mercury in minutes off the bench, free throws made (64) and free throw attempts (101) ... In 2004, appeared in 31 games with 25 starts ... Finished season as team’s third shot blocker (17) ... In 2005, appeared in 12 games with 11 starts.

COLLEGE:
Named All-Big 12 First Team, AP All-American Third Team, Second Team All-Big 12 by Dallas Morning News and Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year ... Averaged 17.8 ppg and 6.9 rpg in senior season while shooting .510-percent from the floor.

Personal

Full name is Plenette Michelle Pierson ... Favorite movie is Love & Basketball ... Favorite pre-game meal is buffalo wings, spaghetti or chicken ... Lists Yolanda Griffith as best player she’s ever faced on the court ... Communications studies major at Texas Tech.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Phoenix Mercury in the first round (No. 4 overall) in the 2003 WNBA Draft... Traded to the Detroit Shock in exchange for Andrea Stinson and the Shock's 2006 second round draft pick on June 29, 2005... Traded to the New York Liberty in exchange for Tiffany Jackson on June 14, 2010.