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Rebekkah Brunson #32 Forward

Rebekkah Brunson

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• WNBA Champion (2013, 2011, 2005)
• WNBA All-Star (2013, 2011, 2007)
• WNBA Player of the Week (2013- 1, 2011-2, 2007-1)
• WNBA Player of the Month (June 2011)
• WNBA All-Defensive First Team selection (2011)
• WNBA All-Defensive Second Team selection (2013, 2010, 2008, 2007)
• Franchise leader in double-doubles (41)
• Single-season franchise record holder for rebounds (310) offensive rebounds (120) and defensive (205)
• One of 14 players to record 2,000+ rebounds in a career
• Matched WNBA record with six consecutive double-doubles to open the 2011 season
• Became one of eight players in league history to average a double-double over a whole season in 2010


2013:Wrapped up her 10th WNBA season and fourth with the Lynx by appearing in 33 games and averaging 10.6 ppg and a team-high 8.9 rpg… Missed the July 16 game vs. Tulsa due to a sore right knee… Shot 49.7% from the floor (12th in the league) and 63.6% from the FT line; she also sank the first three-pointer of her career on June 8 at Washington… Ranked 5th in the league in rebounding, 15th in steals (1.27 spg) and 15th in blocks (0.88 bpg)… Tied her own franchise single-season record (set in 2010) with 12 double-doubles, pushing her overall totals to 41 in a Lynx uniform and 67 for her WNBA career… Eight of her double-doubles were posted on the road, where she netted 13.8 ppg (on 53.9% shooting) and 9.2 rpg… Led Minnesota with a season-high 24 points and 11 rebounds Aug. 22 at Connecticut, adding a career-high five assists; it's her eighth career 20/10 effort… Also went over the 3000-point mark for her career in that Connecticut outing… Totaled 20 points Aug. 6 at San Antonio, one of three 20+ nights; the four steals tied her season best… Started the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game on July 27 in Connecticut, finishing with 11 points and 11 boards… Moved past Tamika Raymond to become Minnesota's leading career rebounder in the July 24 game vs. Phoenix… Led the Lynx with 18 points and 13 boards July 21 at Phoenix… Named Western Conference Player of the Week on June 10… Added 21 points and a season-high 17 rebounds June 8 at Washington...2012: Wrapped up her ninth WNBA season (third in Minnesota) by starting 31 games, missing two (July 10-12) due to a strained left calf… Averaged 11.4 ppg and 8.9 rpg -- good for 4th in the WNBA -- while playing 27.0 mpg; she also ranked 8th in FG accuracy (50.5%), 5th in blocked shots (0.94 bpg) and 28th in steals (1.19 spg)… Led Minnesota in FT attempts with 112, converting at a 67.9% rate… Totaled 13 points and 19 rebounds over her final four outings (averaging 16.8 mpg), on the heels of an eight-game run (Aug. 21-Sept. 11) in which she notched six double-doubles, averaging 16.4 ppg (53.7%) and 12.4 rpg in 33.6 mpg… Was the Lynx' top scorer four times and leading rebounder on 21 occasions, registering nine point/rebound double-doubles to boost her franchise-best total to 29 and WNBA career tally to 55… Hauled down a career-high 10 offensive rebounds (18 total) Sept. 7 vs. Atlanta, logging a season-high 38:31… Claimed a career-high and franchise-record 20 rebounds Aug. 28 vs. San Antonio, becoming the 15th player in WNBA history to grab 20+ in a game… Also surpassed the 2000-career-rebound plateau in the San Antonio game, becoming the 14th player in league annals to reach that mark… Posted her second straight 20/10 effort (6th career) Aug. 25 in Atlanta, tallying a season-high 21 points with 13 rebounds; she had 20 points and 14 boards Aug. 21 at Seattle… Tied her career best with four assists July 1 at San Antonio, and scored the 2500th point of her career June 17 at Seattle… Totaled 14 points and 13 rebounds in the June 1 victory at Connecticut, and was credited with a season-high three blocks in the May 20 opener vs. Phoenix... 2011: Completed her eighth WNBA season and second with the Lynx, starting all 34 games for the first time in her career... Averaged 10.2 ppg and a team-leading 8.9 rpg (in 27.6 mpg) while shooting a career-high 51.1% from the floor and 66.7% from the FT line... Ranked 3rd in the WNBA in rebounding and 9th in FG accuracy; she broke her own franchise single-season record by pulling down 205 defensive boards... Was Minnesota's leading rebounder 22 times, including 12 of the final 16 games, and top scorer on three occasions... Dipped 8.1 ppg (43.6%) and 7.5 rpg following the All-Star Break, after tallying 13.4 ppg (58.5%) and 10.8 rpg beforehand... Started the 2011 WNBA All-Star game on July 23, netting 20 points and nine rebounds... Chosen Western Conference Player of the Week on July 18... Shared a season-high 16 rebounds July 13 vs. Phoenix; she holds the club career record with 20 double-doubles... Named Western Conference Player of the Month for June, the first time a Lynx player has been so honored... The June 24 outing in Seattle halted her run of six straight double-doubles to open the season, tying the WNBA record shared by Lisa Leslie (2003) and Candace Parker (2010)... Had 22 points and 14 rebounds June 9 at Seattle, her fourth 20/10 effort, and logged a season-high 37:23 vs. Atlanta on June 17. 2010: Completed her first season in Minnesota (seventh in the WNBA) by shattering franchise records in all rebounding categories and being named to the league's All-Defensive Second Team for the third time in four years... Started the season's final 30 games, after being activated from the Suspended List on May 24... Tallied 11.3 ppg (on 42.9% shooting) and a career-high 10.3 rpg, becoming one of just eight players in league history to average a double-double over a full season (joining Lisa Leslie, Yolanda Griffith, Natalie Williams, Chamique Holdsclaw, Cheryl Ford, Cindy Brown and Tina Charles)... Ranked 2nd in the league in rebounding and 1st in offensive boards (4.1 rpg); she also finished 30th in scoring, 19th in minutes played (30.5 mpg), 29th in steals (1.20 spg) and 10th in blocked shots (a career-best 0.97 bpg)... Led Minnesota in rebounding 23 times (16 double-digit nights) and ranked 6th in the WNBA with a franchise-record 12 point/rebound double-doubles... Scored her 2000th career point Aug. 15 vs. San Antonio, and hauled down the 1500th rebound of her career Aug. 20 at Los Angeles... Grabbed a club-record 18 rebounds Aug. 8 vs. New York, surpassing her previous season high of 17 set July 24 vs. Phoenix... Blocked a season-high three shots Aug. 10 vs. San Antonio... Played for the WNBA Stars in the 2010 "Stars at the Sun" game July 10 in Uncasville, Conn.... Shot 37.1% (53-for-143) after the All-Star Break, after firing at a 49.2% clip beforehand... Scored the game-winning basket with :07.2 to play July 14 vs. Atlanta... Finished with a game- and season-high 24 points July 8 vs. San Antonio, her third 20/10 effort; she tallied 23 points with 11 rebounds June 4 at Tulsa, and added 21 points with 13 boards June 22 at New York... The June 18 game vs. Tulsa was the 200th of her career... Registered her club-record fifth straight double-double June 13 at Los Angeles... 2009: Started 17 of 27 games played, averaging a career-high 12.3 ppg, good for 27th in the league... Hauled in 7.0 rpg (10th best in the league), including five games of 10+ rebounds... Ranked third in the league in offensive rebounds per game (2.5)... Shot a career-best 78.3 percent from the line and averaged a career-high 1.5 steals per game in 2009... A career 46.6 percent shooter, Brunson hit on 48.6 percent of her shots in 2009, the second-highest percentage of her career... Totaled five double-doubles, ranking eighth in the league... Poured in a career-high 32 points on Sept. 1, 2009 vs. Connecticut... Also made a career-high 13 field-goals that night... Tallied a career-high 5 steals on Sept. 10, 2009 vs. San Antonio... Scored in double-figure 19 times, including the last 17 contests, in which she averaged 15.3 ppg... Finished the year with a 16-point, 10-rebound performance vs. the Lynx... 2008: Averaged 10.9 ppg (50.0 FG%, 67.1 FT%), 7.1 rpg, 0.4 apg, 1.2 spg, 0.7 bpg, and 26.0 mpg in 30 games played (30 started)... Scored in double figures in 19 games and tallied five double-doubles... Season-highs: points – 19 (twice); rebounds – 12 (at Minnesota, 6/26); assists – 2 (vs. Detroit, 6/6); steals – 4 (vs. Seattle, 9/9); blocks – 3 (vs. San Antonio, 5/17)... 2007: Averaged a career-high 11.5 ppg (47.3 FG%, 68.6 FT%), 8.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 1.3 spg, 0.9 bpg, and 28.2 mpg through 33 games played (28 started)... Named as a reserve for the 2007 All-Star Game, but could not participate due to injury... WNBA All-Defensive Second Team honoree... Finished the season ranked first in the WNBA in offensive rebounds (130) and second in rebounds per game... Scored in double figures in 21 games and recorded 10 double-doubles... Led the league in offensive rebounds... Scored a career-high 24 points at Phoenix (8/19)... Grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds at San Antonio (8/9)... Recorded a career-high four blocks at San Antonio (8/15)... 2006: Averaged 6.8 ppg (46.1 FG%, 58.7 FT%), 5.6 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.4 bpg and 17.6 mpg through 34 game played (14 started)... Scored a season-high 18 points at Detroit (7/30)... Recorded two double-doubles and scored in double figures eight times... 2005: Averaged 7.8 ppg (42.7 FG%, 59.8 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.8 spg, 0.4 bpg and 21.2 mpg through 34 game played (16 started)... Scored a season-high 17 points at Los Angeles (8/16)... Grabbed a season-high 14 rebounds vs. Detroit (7/24)... Recorded four double-doubles and scored in double figures 12 times... 2004: Averaged 4.4 ppg (42.1 FG%, 71.7 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.7 spg, 0.4 bpg, and 14.5 mpg through 34 games played (one started)... Scored a season-high 12 points vs. Washington (7/18)... Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds on four occasions.

Playoffs
2013:Appeared in all seven games as the Lynx returned to the Finals for the third consecutive season, averaging 10.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game... Posted 15 points and 12 rebounds in Game 3 of the Finals to help the Lynx to their second franchise WNBA Championship...2012: Appeared in all nine games as the Lynx returned to the Finals for the second consecutive season, averaging 11.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game… Scored 22 points and hauled down a game-high 15 rebounds in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals…2011: Captured her second career WNBA Championship with the Lynx in 2011… Averaged 11.9 points and 10.8 rebounds in 30.6 minutes per contest… Her 10.8 rebounds per game ranked third in the WNBA during the postseason… Scored a single-game postseason career-high 26 points in game one of the WNBA Finals to lead the Lynx to victory… Grabbed a single-game postseason career-high 16 rebounds in game two of the Western Conference Semifinals against San Antonio. 2007: Averaged 15.0 ppg (61.3 FG%, 70.0 FT%), 6.3 rpg, 0.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.7 bpg and 29.3 mpg through three playoff games (three started)... 2006: Averaged 6.0 ppg (33.3 FG%, 64.3 FT%), 3.6 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.7 bpg and 17.2 mpg in nine playoff games... 2005: Averaged 6.9 ppg (44.6 FG%, 45.5 FT%), 5.5 rpg, 1.2 apg, 0.6 spg, 0.5 bpg and 24.2 mpg in eight playoff games... 2004: Averaged 3.2 ppg (35.0 FG%, 71.4 FT%), 2.8 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.3 spg, 0.7 bpg and 13.3 mpg in six playoff games.

International
2011: Participated in the USA Basketball Women's National Team May Training Camp in Las Vegas... 2010: Added to the 2010-12 USA Women's National Team Pool... 2007: Helped the USA Women's National Team earn the gold medal and qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics during the FIBA Americas Tournament in Chile... 2003: Won a silver medal with the USA team at the 2003 USA Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Overseas
2010-11: Spent the offseason in Spain, playing for power Ros Casares... Averaged 15.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game in leading Ros Casares to the EuroLeague Final Four... Earned EuroLeague All-Star honors... In 30 games in the Spanish League, averaged 16.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game while shooting 52.2 percent from the floor... 2009-10: Spent her second offseason with Italian side Cras Basket Taranto... Averaged 14.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in 30 Italian League contests... Also appeared in 12 EuroLeague games, averaging 15.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game in 29.6 mpg... Played in 2010 EuroLeauge All-Star game, scoring team-high 15 points... 2008-09: Did not compete overseas while recovering from injury... 2007-08: Played for Cras Basket Taranto in ItalY, averaging 20 ppg, 14 rpg, 1 apg, 2.2 spg, 0.5 bpg and 33.4 mpg... 2006-07: Played for Dynamo in Russia during the 2006-2007 offseason and averaged 11.2 ppg (46.2 FG%, 16.7 3FG%, 68.6 FT%), 10.0 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.4 spg, 0.5 bpg and 23.8 mpg... Won the 2007 FIBA Women's EuroCup... 2005-06: Played for Dexia Namur in Belgium for a second season during the 2005-06 off-season, averaging 34.7 mpg, 17.6 ppg (47.6 FG%), 11.0 rpg and 2.5 spg and played in the 2006 FIBA All-Star Game... 2004-05: Played for Dexia Namur in Belgium during the 2004-05 off-season and averaged 16 ppg and 8.9 rpg.

College
Georgetown's all-time leading rebounder (1,093) and single season rebound record holder with 336 (2004)... Ranks second and third in blocked shots for a single season at Georgetown (51 in 2003, 50 in 2004)... Ranks second all-time in career-points (1,762)... 2003-04: Associated Press All-America honorable mention... BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year... All-BIG EAST First Team... Candidate for Naismith College Basketball Player of the Year award... Started all 28 games... Led Georgetown in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (12.0 rpg), and blocks (50)... Second on the team in field-goal percentage (.485) and steals (48)... 2002-03: All-BIG EAST First Team... Led the BIG EAST in rebounding (10.7 rpg), ranked second in blocks (1.8 bpg) and ranked seventh in points (16.6 ppg)... Led Georgetown in scoring 18 times and in rebounding 27 times... Stole the ball a career-high seven times vs. UNH (12/4/02)... 2001-02: All-BIG EAST honorable mention... Led Georgetown in scoring (15.1 ppg) and rebounds (8.5 rpg)... Started 15 of 18 games... Missed nine games with a stress fracture in her lower right leg... Led team in scoring 10 times and in rebounding eight times... Third on the team in shooting percentage (.481)... Set two Georgetown records – free throws made and attempted – netting 19-of-20 from the charity stripe vs. GW (12/5/01) and also scored a career-high 29 points in that game... 2000-01: BIG EAST Rookie of the Year... All-BIG EAST honorable mention... Led the conference with 13 double-doubles... Became the first freshman to win the BIG EAST rebounding title (9.2 rpg)... Started all 30 games... Second on the team in scoring (14.8 ppg) and scored 20-plus points six times.

Personal

Nickname is Bekky... Born in Washington, D.C... Has a twin brother... Launched 32 Foundation in 2005, a non-profit corporation based in Maryland (but serves the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area) that provides academic and athletic enrichment programs, awards scholarships, initiates programs to spur amateur play and provides mentoring... Loves to buy and remodel houses... First Team All-Met selection her senior year in high school and a third team selection as a junior... Averaged 20.5 points and 15.2 rebounds per game her senior year at Oxon Hill High School... Her first job was lifeguard duty (for three years)... Favorite TV show is Court TV... Loves to sleep and watch movies, especially scary ones.

Career Transactions

Selected by Sacramento in the 1st round (10th overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft... Chosen by Minnesota in the Dispersal Draft (2nd overall) of former Sacramento players on Dec. 14, 2009.