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Renee Montgomery #21 Guard
2013 Regular Season PPG 4.0 RPG 1.0 APG 1.5 EFF +3.00
Bio Born: Dec 02, 1986 Height: 5-7 / 1,70 Weight: 143 lbs. / 64,9 kg. College: Connecticut Years Pro: 4
BackgroundCareer: Quick point guard with ability to push tempo…Versatile offensive threat who can penetrate or spot up from three-point range…Slick passer…Fast enough to be an effective perimeter defender.
2011 WNBA Season: Continued to emerge as one of the top young point guards in the WNBA…Started all 34 games for the first time in her career…Earned her first WNBA All-Star selection…Led the team with a career-high 167 assists…Was second on the team in scoring average with a career-best 14.6 points per game…Led the team in three-pointers for the second straight season with 61, the fourth-highest total in franchise history…Led the Sun in assists 24 times…Led the team in scoring 10 times…Set new career highs for free throws, leading the Sun in makes (126) and attempts (152)…Tied a WNBA record by making six threes without a miss at Chicago (6/23)…Tied her own career-highs for made threes and points (33) in the same game…Also had five made threes and 28 points at Phoenix (8/7)…Had a career-high 10 assists against New York (7/19)…Had single-game career-highs for made free throws (11) and free throw attempts (12)…Tied her career-high with five steals at Indiana (6/25)…Recorded her second career double-double with 13 points and 10 assists at New York (7/19)…Ranked third in the WNBA in assist average (4.9)…Scored in double figures 28 times in 34 games with five games of at least 20 points…Had 27 games with at least one three, four with at least four threes.
In The Playoffs: Had 16 points and three assists in Game 1 against Atlanta (9/16)…Had 10 points and six assists in Game 2…Shot 8 of 17 from the field combined in the series.
2010 WNBA Season: Appeared in 34 games with 23 starts…Led the team with a career-high 138 assists…Second on the team with career-best 13.3 scoring average…Made a team-high 66 threes, third most in franchise history…Had career-best 33 points at Minnesota (8/3)…Tied a franchise record with 13 made field goals at Minnesota (8/3)…Established new single-game high for assists with 10 at Seattle (8/5)…Set new single-game highs in 11 different statistical categories...Reached double figures in 21 games…Averaged 16.8 points over the last six games of the season…Hit three-pointers in the closing seconds to force overtime twice, against New York (7/20) and at Minnesota (8/3)…Had six threes against New York (7/20), four in the last 3:58 of regulation.
2009 WNBA Season: Named to 2009 adidas All-Rookie Team…Averaged 9.0 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game as a rookie with Minnesota…Ranked fifth among all WNBA rookies in scoring average, fourth in assists per game and fifth in steals per game…Scored a career-high 24 points against Connecticut on August 7, 2009…Also had a career-best nine made field goals in that game.
Other Professional Experience: Played eight games for TEO Vilnius in Lithuania during the first half of the 2009-10 offseason, averaging 17.6 points, 3.9 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.8 steals in those contests.
College: Led Connecticut to a 138-11 record in her four-year career that included two trips to the NCAA Women's Final Four, four NCAA Regionals, four BIG EAST regular season titles and three BIG EAST Tournament crowns...Registered 147 career starts, 139 of which were consecutive, the most by any player in UConn program history and the most nationally...Left Connecticut as the only player in program history to rank in the top-10 in points (1,977), assists (626), steals (266) and three-pointers (251)...Finished her four-year career at Connecticut third all-time in assists (626), fourth all-time in three-pointers made (251) and sixth on the alltime scoring list (1,977 points)...2009 Nancy Lieberman Award winner...Established career-highs her senior year in scoring (16.5 ppg), assists (5.1 apg), field-goal accuracy (.448 percent) and three-point accuracy (.381 percent)...Led Connecticut to a perfect 39-0 record, just the fifth perfect season in NCAA history...Senior year culminated in a National Championship...Inducted into the “Huskies of Honor’ on Feb. 15, 2009, becoming the first “active” player and the 11th player overall to receive the honor... Selected as an All-BIG EAST First Team choice for the third consecutive year...2008 State Farm First Team All-America....2008 Associated Press Third Team All-America choice...Recorded 400th career assist vs. St. John's on Feb. 23, 2008…Dropped a career-best 27 points while hitting seven 3-point field goals (tied for second-best single game effort in UConn history), while shooting 10-of-17 overall from the field in win over Cincinnati on January 19, 2008…Appeared and started in all 36 games as the Huskies' point guard as a sophomore...Tallied double-figure points in 29 games, including four 20-point plus scoring efforts that year ...Led the team with a 13.3 scoring average and 163 assists and tied for the team lead with 70 steals in her second year as a Husky...Named first team All-BIG EAST...Was a honorable mention Associated Press All-America... Her team-leading 479 points in 2006-07 ranks as the eighth-highest scoring total ever by a UConn sophomore...Her team-best 163 assists ranked as the second-best total posted by a UConn sophomore...Named 2006 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year...Tied the UConn freshman assist record with 123...Averaged 8.9 points, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals during freshman season...Started 35 of the Huskies 37 games at point guard...Named to BIG EAST All- Freshman Team.