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Sidney Spencer #1 Guard

Sidney Spencer
2012 Preseason Statistics
PPG5.3
RPG2.7
APG0.7
EFF +7.67

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Background

2011 WNBA SEASON
  • Played 16 games with the New York Liberty to start 2011
  • Joined the Mercury Aug. 4, 2011 via trade that sent Kara Braxton to New York
  • Appeared in eight games with the Mercury

    2010: Appeared in 20 games averaging 2.6 ppg and 0.8 rpg…Posted a season high 10 points against Tulsa on Aug 19…SEASON HIGHS: PTS – 10, (TUL, 8/19); REB – 3, (ATL, 6/11); AST – 2, (TUL, 6/25); STL – 2, (@SEA, 7/06); BS – 0; FGM – 4, (TUL, 8/19); FGA – 7, (2X, WAS, 9/13); FTM –0; FTA – 0; MIN – 18, (@ATL, 7/25).

    2009:
    Appeared in 33 games, with one DNP (Coach’s decision) ... Scored season-high 15 points in Chicago on July 22, the team’s first road win of the season ... Led the team in assists twice and scoring once ...Ranked No. 13 in the WNBA in three-point field goals per 40 minutes (2.59) ... SEASON HIGHS: PTS – 15, (@CHI, 7/22); REB – 4, (@MN, 6/23); AST – 3, (PHX, 7/26); STL – 1, (6X, @DET, 9/13); BS – 1, (WAS, 9/13); FGM – 5, (@CHI, 7/22); FGA – 7, (2X, WAS, 9/13); FTM – 3, (@WAS, 7/18); FTA – 3, (@WAS, 7/18); MIN – 29, (@DET, 9/10).
    2007-2008 (Los Angeles):
    In 2007, saw action in 34 games with 22 starts ... Was ranked No. 3 in the WNBA in three-point shooting percentage (.439), No. 6 in free throw percentage (.881) and No. 10 in three-point field goals made (52) ... Led the Sparks in total points (327) ... In 2008, appeared in 33 games with two starts ... Was ranked 11th in the WNBA in three-point shooting percentage (.383) ... Scored in double figures four times ... PLAYOFFS: In 2008 series versus Seattle, scored five points and grabbed four boards.
    INTERNATIONAL:
    Competed with Gorzow in Poland this past off-season, averaging 24.9 mpg, 11.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg through 19 games in the Polish League ... Played for Maxima Broker in Slovakia averaging 13.8 ppg and 4.8 rpg prior to the 2009 WNBA season start ... Named as an 18-Under AAU National All-American in 2003 ... Helped lead her club, the Alabama Roadrunners, to a fourth-place finish in the 2003 AAU National Championships.
    AS A COLLEGIAN:
    Won 2007 National NCAA Championship title ... Named SEC All-Tournament Team (2006), SEC All-Academic Team (2004-2007) and All-SEC Freshmen Team (2004).

  • Personal

    Sidney Lynn Spencer was born and raised in Hoover, Alabama to Steve and Janice ... Younger sister to Brad and Scott ... Loves to cook and watch the Food Network and HGTV ... Guiltiest pleasure is chocolate ... If given one super power, she’d want to be invisible ... Sport management major at Tennessee ... Began playing organized basketball when she was four years old ... Was very active in community work while in college, serving on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes In Action (FCAIA) leadership team and Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), amongst other local activities.

    Career Transactions

  • Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks with the 25th overall pick in the 2007 WNBA Draft ... New York acquired rights via trade with Los Angeles in exchange for the Liberty’s 2010 first round Draft pick on May 5, 2009.
  • Joined the Mercury Aug. 4, 2011 via trade that sent Kara Braxton to New York