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Shannon Bobbitt
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Four-year WNBA point guard Shannon Bobbitt has completed her first season with the Fever after two years with the Los Angeles Sparks.

PRO – WNBA
2011: Bobbitt saw action in 31 games, starting three, and averaged 3.9 points, 1.7 assists, and 14.2 minutes per game…on 7/29, Bobbitt hit a game-winning shot to defeat the Washington Mystics with what was her only basket of the game…she scored in double figures twice including a career-high 16 points, seven assists, and four steals at New York on 9/9… that game was also a season-high for minutes played with 36…her other double-figure scoring game was at Connecticut on 7/28, when she scored 13 points.
2010: In training camp with the L.A. Sparks, she made one preseason appearance before being waived. She had four assists, two steals, two rebounds and six points in a preseason game against San Antonio, 5/8.
2009: She played in all but one game, starting three of the 33 and averaging 2.2 points, 1.4 assists and 10.7 minutes per game. She scored in double figures once with 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting with a pair of 3-pointers in 17 minutes against the Washington Mystics, 7/11. The game with Washington was one of two in which she made a season-best two 3-pt FG. She was also 2-3 from beyond the arc on her way to eight points against Seattle, 6/26.
2008: As a rookie she played in 26 games for the L.A. Sparks, including 17 as a starter. She averaged better than four points a game (4.1 ppg) and led the team with 3.5 assists per game which ranked 16th best in the WNBA.

PLAYOFFS
2011: Bobbitt appeared in all six of the Fever postseason games, totaling 68 minutes…she averaged 1.2 points and two assists per game.
2009: She made appearances in three of the Sparks' six postseason games, totaling nine scoreless (0-4 FG) minutes with one rebound.
2008: A starter in all six of Los Angeles's playoff games, she averaged 4.5 points and 3.0 assists in 21.2 minutes per game.

PRO – OVERSEAS
2010-11: Beginning the season with Raanana Hertezilya in Israel, she averaged 14.4 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.8 steals in five games. She scored 10+ points in four of those games, including a high of 22, 11/1. She moved onto play 14 games for Elitzur Maclaren Holon, averaging 16.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 4.9 assists, which ranked third in the league. She scored 20+ points in each of her first three games for Elitzur Holon, averaging 23.7 points in those three contests. She contributed a season-high 26 points in a loss to Ramat Hen, 12/13.
2009-10: She began the season with Maccabi Ramat Hen, where in 11 games she averaged 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.4 steals. Released in December, she signed with CCC Polkowice in Poland's PLKK. In the Polish League, she averaged 10.5 points, 3.6 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.3 rebounds in 12 games.
2008-09: Playing overseas for the first time as a pro, she averaged 13.2 points, 6.1 assists and 1.85 steals in 20 games for Botasspor in Adana, Turkey.

COLLEGE
After two seasons at Trinity Valley Community College, Bobbitt transferred to the University of Tennessee where she helped the Vols to back-to-back national championships.
2007-08: As a senior, she was second on the team in both scoring (9.9 ppg) and assists (3.3 apg). She scored 20+ points three times as a senior, including a career-best 27 points vs. Oklahoma, 11/15. She led the Lady Vols with her 20 points at South Carolina, 1/13, and then tallied 22 points vs. Florida. Her 78 3-pt field goals not only topped the Lady Vols for the season, but were the third most in a single season by a Tennessee player. She dealt 10+ assists once, handing out a career-best 13 vs. Gonzaga, 12/16. She averaged 1.66 steals per game and had at least one theft 20 times in 38 games.
2006-07: She was named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team after averaging 9.5 points and 3.5 steals in the final two games of the season. She was also named to the Dayton Regional All-Tournament team after pouring in 14 points on perfect shooting from beyond the arc (3-3) against Ole Miss and scoring in double figures (11) for the third straight game against Marist in the Sweet 16. She drilled six 3-pt FG at Alabama to tie for the second most in a game in program history.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
In 2006 as a freshman, she led the Trinity Valley Cardinals to the NJCAA National Tournament and the 2006 Region XIV Championship with a 30-2 record overall and 18-0 mark in conference play. For her efforts, she was named the 2006 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Junior/Community College Player of the Year, and she also earned Kodak All-America honors. During her sophomore season, she handed out 211 assists to rank third in the nation (7.53 apg) and broke the 22-year old school record at Trinity Valley for her career in that category. While averaging 16.4 ppg, she ranked 27th in the nation in free throw percentage, knocking down 82.5 percent of her attempts (85-103). She ranked 28th in the nation with 91 steals (3.25).

Personal

A native of Manhattan, she attended Murry Bergtraum High School in New York, where she helped to lead her team to two straight PSAL and State Federation titles. She averaged 13 points and eight assists per game as a prepster. She also starred at St. Raymond's before transferring to MBHS. As a sophomore at St. Raymond's, she was ranked as the second best player in the city behind former Tennessee teammate Nicky Anosike, who attended St. Peter's. As a junior, she was a member of the Murry Bergtraum Lady Blazer squad that finished 30-0 and lay claim as the national high school champions. During her senior season, MBHS was 29-1 and finished third in the nation. She was named second-team all-state as a junior and first-team all-state as a senior. She was named to the NIKE Top 100 list, an adidas All-American and a finalist for the 2004 McDonald's All-America team. Shannon received her associate degree and graduated from Trinity Valley in June 2006, and majored in psychology at Tennessee. She has aspirations of some day becoming a nurse. While at Tennessee, her long range basketball goal was to become the Most Valuable Player in the WNBA. She has never patterned her game after any one player, but takes bits and pieces from a number of players to form her own style. She lives by the motto, "play as if God is my only audience.” She enjoys shopping and she lists hearing the crowd cheer "when I do a dribble move and score" as her biggest thrill in sports. Her seven siblings include: Anthony Jr., Tyrone, Stevie, Eugene, Shareese, Christopher and the late Jennifer. Her full name is Shannon Denise Bobbitt.

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