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Sancho Lyttle #20 Forward

Sancho Lyttle

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• 2009 WNBA All-Star
• Selected for 2010 “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun” game on WNBA squad
• One WNBA All-Defensive First Team selection (2012) and a three-time Second Team selection (2009, 2010, 2011)
• Averaging 9.2 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals in nine seasons in the WNBA
• Spent first four seasons in the league with the Houston Comets
• Entering her sixth season with the Dream
• Has appeared in 27 postseason games in her career.

2013: Played in just six regular-season games, averaging 14.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals ... Missed six games from June 14-30 while helping the Spanish National Team win gold at EuroBasket Women 2013, winning the MVP award ... Suffered a fracture in her left foot in her first game back with the Dream on July 9 at Minnesota, and missed the rest of the season ... Had three double-doubles in her six games.

2012: WNBA All-Defensive First Team ... WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the Week of Aug. 20-26 … Averaged a career-best 14.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game ... Only Dream player to start all 34 games … Had a team-best 27 double-digit scoring efforts, including six double-doubles … Set a team single-season record with 84 steals ... Had the most total steals in the WNBA and ranked second in steals per game ... Ranked sixth in the WNBA in rebounding and 18th in scoring … Tied for second on the team with 28 three-pointers made, after making just two in her fi rst seven years in the league ... Averaged 12.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals in three playoff games.

2011: Averaged 10.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game … WNBA All-Defensive Second team honoree … Led WNBA in steals (2.4 spg) ... Missed a total of 12 games (six due to commitments to Spain’s national team and six more with a back injury) ... Started all eight postseason games, averaging 10.0 ppg and 7.5 rpg.

2010: Averaged 12.8 points and 9.9 rebounds per game … WNBA All-Defensive Second team honoree … 2010 WNBA “Stars at the Sun” selection for the WNBA squad … Recorded a career-high 27 points against Connecticut on May 21 … Started all seven playoff games, averaging 10.7 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

2009: Started 31 of 34 games and averaged 27.4 minutes per game … Averaged 13 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game … WNBA All-Defensive Second Team honoree in 2009 … Earned first WNBA All-Star selection … Ranked second on the team in steals (68) … Ranked fourth in WNBA in both defensive rebounds (182) and total rebounds (254).

2008: Played in 27 games for the Comets, including nine starts … Averaged 8.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game … Recorded career-highs in all major statistical categories …Led the team in field goal percentage, shooting 58.2% from the field … Led the team in blocked shots.

2007: Played in 31 games for the Comets, including 25 starts … Averaged 5.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game … Recorded her first career double-double with ten points and 11 rebounds against Connecticut on July 22.

2006: Appeared in 29 games for the Comets, including two starts … Averaged 3.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

2005: Played in 33 games for the Comets as a rookie … Averaged 4.2 points and 3.8 rebounds …Ranked first among WNBA rookies in field goal percentage (58.4 pct) … Set the Comets rookie record for field goal percentage in a season … Finished second among rookies in rebounds per game (3.8) … Made her WNBA debut against San Antonio on May 21.

College: Finished her collegiate career at the University of Houston after spending two seasons at Clarendon Junior College in Texas … Averaged 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in two seasons at Houston … Averaged 18.8 points and led the nation in rebounding with 12.1 boards per game as a senior … Earned Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention, All-Conference USA First Team and Conference USA All-Tournament Team honors in 2005 …Dunked in a game against Gonzaga.

Personal

Grew up in Saint Vincent in the West Indies … Started as a track and field athlete and was a standout sprinter at an early age, representing her country in the 400 meters and 300 hurdles … Played netball, but did not pick up basketball until her senior year of high school (age 17) when she was offered a scholarship to play basketball at Clarendon Junior College in Texas … Majored in kinesiology and minored in health at Houston … After competing in Spain for a few years during the WNBA offseason, Lyttle was awarded Spanish citizenship and competed for Spain at the 2010 FIBA World Championship … Named to the All-Star Five at 2010 FIBA World Championship.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Houston Comets with the No. 5 pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft … Acquired by the Atlanta Dream with the first selection of the 2008 dispersal draft … Re-signed by the Dream on September 16, 2011.