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Sandy Brondello | 6
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2003
Statistics
 PPG 8.2
 RPG 1.60
 APG 2.0
 EFF+ 6.76
Position:  G
Born: 08/20/68
Height: 5-7 /  1,70
Weight: 136  lbs. / 61,7  kg.
From: Australia
Career Highlights
  • Through 2002 season, ranks fifth all-time in the WNBA in three-point field-goal percentage (.404) and free-throw percentage (.858)
  • Selected to the WNBA's inaugural All-Star Game in 1999
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  • BACKGROUND

    2002 WNBA SEASON:
    Averaged 8.8 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 1.5 apg and 25.4 mpg in 30 games with the SOL...Started 23 games...Finished third on the SOL in scoring (8.8 ppg) and second in free throw percentage (.821)...Scored 16 points with a career-high four steals at Los Angeles on 7/30...Scored a season-high 23 points with four three-point field goals vs. Charlotte on 7/5...Scored 20 points off the bench vs. Los Angeles on 5/30 to set a then-Sol record for points by a reserve...Did not play in the preseason due to a strained left quadriceps.

    WNBA CAREER HISTORY:
    2001: Finished as the Sol's second leading scorer (12.7 points per game) and led the team in three-point field goal percentage (.394)...Started and played in 29 games...Missed three games due to a strained right Achilles tendon suffered July 28 @ Indiana...Was the Sol’s leading scorer before the injury...Led or co-led the Sol in scoring in 12 games and reached the 20-point mark six times...Hit the game-winning shot on an 8-foot running jumper with 1.1 seconds left in a 65-63 overtime win @ Orlando on July 10...Scored 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting (including 4-for-6 from three-point range) on July 18 vs. Charlotte...Became the 31st player in WNBA history to score 1,000 career points on June 27 vs. Utah…2000: Did not play for the Sol to train and participate with Australia in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games…1999: Selected to play in the inaugural WNBA All-Star game...Led the Detroit Shock in scoring (13.3 points per game), field goals made (152), field goals attempted (347), three-point field goal percentage (.487) and minutes (1,002)...Ranked second in the league in three-point field goal percentage...Started all 32 games...Scored a team record and career-high 33 points on 13-of-18 shooting, including 6-of-9 on three-pointers, in a double overtime loss to Utah on July 6...Played a franchise-high 46 minutes in the contest and hit buzzer-beating three-pointers at the end of regulation and the end of the first overtime...Scored nine points in 60-54 loss to Charlotte in first round of the playoffs…1998: Led the WNBA in free throw shooting (.923), connecting on 96-of-104 attempts, including her final 36 tries from the line...Ranked eighth in WNBA in scoring (14.2) and 10th in assists (3.3)...Scored a season-high 24 points in season finale win over New York on Aug. 19...Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and recorded 23 points for her first double-double of the season July 13 @ Utah...Dished out a career-high eight assists July 8 vs. Phoenix...Was a mainstay in the starting lineup after coming off the bench the first two games of the season.

    IN THE PLAYOFFS:
    2001: Ranked second on the Sol in scoring (11.3 points per game) in the Eastern Conference Semifinal series vs. New York...Co-lead the team with 18 points in Game 3 loss @ New York.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Played in Germany with BTV Wuppertal from 1992-02, winning six German Cup Championships...Was a teammate of Miami Sol center Marlies Askamp on BTV Wuppertal...Served as team captain from 1993-97...Named the 1996 European Cup MVP after leading BTV Wuppertal to the 1996 European Cup title...Earned 1995 WNBL MVP honors...Member of the 1994,1996 and 1997 European Cup All-Star teams...Selected a WNBL All-Star in 1994 and 1995...A member of the Australian National Team since 1987 and a three-time Olympian...Named the 1992 Australian International Basketball Player of the Year...Claimed a silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games after falling to the United States in the finals...Averaged 11.3 points and shot 51.4% from the field (38-for-74) in eight Olympic appearances...Scored a team-high 16 points in a 64-52 semifinal win over Brazil to lift Australia into the 2000 Gold Medal Game...Participated in the 1988 and 1996 Olympic Games...Member of the bronze medal-winning Australian squad at the 1998 FIBA World Championships...Competed at the 1990 and 1994 World Championships...Participated in the 1990 Goodwill Games, 1987 World University Games and 1985 Junior World Championships


    PERSONAL

  • Full name is Sandra Anne Brondello
  • Earned a degree in teaching in Australia
  • Is engaged to Olaf Lange, her coach at BTV Wuppertal
  • Credits her quick jump shot to playing on a grass court in her backyard in Mackay, Australia with a backboard her father built in the backyard
  • Was the Australian long jump champion at age 12
  • Interests include movies, going to the beach, fitness training, watching basketball and rugby, and meeting people



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