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Porsha Phillips #21 Forward

Porsha Phillips
2012 Preseason Statistics
PPG6.0
RPG5.0
APG1.0
EFF +10.00

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San Antonio Silver Stars
2011: Played in 31 games with one start ... Averaged 1.8 points per game with 1.9 rebounds and 0.4 blocks ... Ranked 12th in the WNBA and led all league rookies with 1.86 blocks per 40 minutes played ... Led the team in blocks three times and rebounding once ... Notched three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two points in her professional debut against Tulsa on June 4 … Led the team with eight rebounds while adding eight points at Tulsa on June 10 … Notched a team-high five blocks against Atlanta on June 11 … Posted two offensive rebounds and went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe at Phoenix on June 17 … Made her first career start in place of the ill Sophia Young against Phoenix, tying a season-high with eight points and adding four offensive rebounds on June 21 … Missed games against New York (July 1, July 8) and Los Angeles (July 12) due to injury … Returned from injury and had five points off the bench against Seattle on July 14 … Knocked down a season-best three free throws at Los Angeles on July 18 … Had four defensive rebounds at Connecticut on Aug. 11 … Matched a career-high with two assists versus Chicago on Aug. 14 … Ranked second on the team with five rebounds at Phoenix on Aug. 20 … Had three defensive rebounds versus Phoenix on Sept. 1 … Recorded six points at Tulsa on Sept. 11 … Playoffs: Played in two games of the Western Conference semifinals against Minnesota ... Averaged 1.0 points per game with 1.0 rebounds and 0.5 blocks.

WNBA Offseason
2011-12: Played for Israel’s A.S. Ramat Hasharon Electra along with Silver Stars teammate Jia Perkins ... Played in 11 games ... Averaged 11.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 blocks per game.

USA Basketball
2005: Invited to participate in USA Basketball's Youth Development festival ... Averaged 6.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the Bronze Medal-winning Red Team.

Georgia • All-SEC First Team (2011)

Redshirt Senior (2010-11): Consensus All-SEC First Team selection … Led the SEC in rebounds and free throw percentage … Became the first Georgia player to average a double-double (10.8 points per game and 10..7 rebounds per game) since 1986-87 … Grabbed 365 rebounds, which ranks fifth on the Georgia single-season record list … Notched 19 double-digit scoring performances and 15 double-figure rebounding games.

Redshirt Junior (2009-10): Led the SEC with 8.8 rebounds per game in conference games … Finished fourth in the SEC in rebounding and seventh in blocked shots … Led the team with seven double-doubles … Averaged a double-double of 10.6 points and 10.0 rebounds over the final five regular-season games.

Redshirt Sophomore (2008-09): Posted then-career best tallies for points, rebounds and steals in the season opener … Scored in double-digits in each of the first five games … Shot 63.4 percent (26-of-41) during a four-game win streak from Jan. 22 to Feb. 1 … Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 2 after averaging 14.0 points and connecting on 61.1 percent of her field goals in wins against No. 5 Auburn and Mississippi State … Averaged a team-best 12.7 points per game in SEC action, including double-digits in 12 of 14 league games.

Sophomore (2007-08): Transferred to Georgia and sat out the season due to NCAA transfer regulations.

Louisiana State University Freshman (2006-07): Notched five double-digit scoring efforts … Played in all 38 games, including successive six starts from mid-February through the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament … Posted then-career highs of 12 points, four assists and 27 minutes played in LSU’s 72-71 loss to No. 5 Connecticut … Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 12.

Redan High School: Played at Redan High School in Redan, Ga. ... Tabbed third-team All-America by Parade, USA Today and Street & Smith’s as a senior … Selected to participate in both the McDonald’s and WBCA All-America games … Named DeKalb County Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior … Tabbed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s five-player all-class all-state team as a senior … Helped the team compile a 104-27 record during her four seasons … Led Redan to a runner-up finish in the 2005 Georgia Class AAAAA State Tournament, as well as the semifinals in 2006 and the quarterfinals in 2003 and 2004 … Finished her high school career with 1,696 points, 923 rebounds, 444 blocks and averages of 14.6 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks per game … Averaged 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.7 blocks, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals as a senior … Averaged 18.8 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.5 blocks and 2.8 steals as a junior.

Personal

Porsha Janel Phillips ... Born on January 13, 1988 in Stone Mountain, Ga. … Daughter of Lue and James Phillips … Has three brothers ... Older brother, Brandon, is the starting second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds ... Younger brother, P.J., is in the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim minor league system ... Graduated from the University of Georgia in 2011 with a degree in early childhood and family.

Career Transactions

Selected by San Antonio in the third round (30th overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft.