Sue Bird #10 Guard
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Bio Born: Oct 16, 1980 Height: 5-9 / 1,75 Weight: 150 lbs. / 68,0 kg. College: Connecticut Years Pro: 11
Recorded her 19th career double-double in the season opener with 13 points and 10 assists… named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played July 5-10… fourth career award… scored a game-high 21 points on 7-of-9 from the field along with five assists in the team’s 78-61 loss at Indiana, July 5… followed with 17 points en route to a 99-80 home victory over Los Angeles, July 9… fourth time Bird has been named Western Conference Player of the Week, dating back to the 2005 season… three of those times have come when Lauren Jackson has missed time due to injury (previously 7/26/09 and 8/30/09), as Bird has stepped up her scoring to fill the void…Named a starter in the 2011 All-Star game, Bird’s seventh appearance as a starter during the mid-summer showcase… Scored a season-high 29 points on July 29th at Tulsa including a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line … added to her career highlight reel when she hit the game-winning three-pointer with 0.4 seconds on the clock at home against Connecticut, Aug. 5 … finished with a game-high 20 points and five assists … helped preserve a 63-62 home victory against New York in a frantic finish that saw her strip the ball as time expired … Sue Bird scored her 4,000th career point 8/23 vs. San Antonio at the free throw line with 19.4 seconds left in the first quarter. Bird is the 16th player in WNBA history to reach 4,000 points and the first ever with 4,000 points and 1,500 assists … hit the game-winning free throws with 1.6 seconds left at home against LA, Aug. 28 … added a season-high seven rebounds and also had five steals in that game, the most by a Storm player this season … at Tulsa, Sept. 2, had 14 points in the first half … finished 4-of-5 from three point range for 21 points and added five assists … 2011 Playoffs: Opened postseason play with eight points at home vs. Phoenix, 9/15… Led the team with 4 assists vs. Phoenix, 9/17, to go along with her 17 points which included 3-6 from long range… Led the team with 22 points, 1 shy of her career playoff record, in the loss to Phoenix, 9/19 including 4-8 from long range.
Averaged 11.1 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.5 spg, and 30.5 mpg in 33 games… Lead the league in assists per turnover…Became the second player in WNBA history to reach 1,500 career-assist milestone on June 20…Started for the USA Basketball team in the 2010 WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun…Finished eighth in MVP voting…Finished tenth in Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award voting…Scored a season-high 22 points on June 5th at Los Angeles and June 18th at New York…Finished the season ranked second in assists per game… Led the team in scoring 5 times…Led the team in rebounds 2 times…Led the team in assists 20 times…Scored 20-plus points 3 times and 10-plus points 19 times…Handed out 10-plus assists 4 times…Posted 3 point/assist double-doubles…Started in all 32 games played. . .2010 Playoffs: Averaged 12.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 7.7 apg, 1.7 spg, and 37.0 mpg in seven games.
Averaged 12.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 5.8 apg, 1.5 spg and 35.5 mpg in 31 games… Nominated by Storm Fans to the Storm All-Decade Team as part of the Seattle Storm’s 10th Anniversary…Won the 2009 WNBA Peak Performer Award for leading the league in assists…Voted as a starter to the WNBA All-Star Game for the sixth time in her career…Named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week twice (Aug. 24-30 and July 20-26)…Reached the 3,000 career-point milestone at Sacramento on Friday, July 17, 2009… Scored a season-high 24 points on 8/29 against Atlanta…Finished the season ranked first in minutes per game (35.5)…Led the team in scoring five times…Led the team in rebounds two times…Led the team in assists 23 times…Scored 20-plus points five times and 10-plus points 22 times…Handed out 10-plus assists twice and five-plus assists 23 times…Started in all 31 games played…Missed the last three games of the regular season due to a sore neck. 2009 Playoffs: Averaged 11.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.3 spg and 36.3 mpg in three games.
Averaged 14.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 5.1 apg, 1.2 spg and 33.7 mpg in 33 games…Finished third in WNBA MVP voting…Named to All-WNBA Second Team, her first All-WNBA honors since the 2005 season…Finished the season ranked second in the WNBA in total assists (169) and third in assists per game (5.1 apg)…Finished first on team in points (465) and assists (169)…Posted her only double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 assists vs. Minnesota on 7/5…Led team in scoring 11 times…Scored 20-plus points seven times, including scoring 24 points twice…Dished out 10-plus assists twice…Helped Storm finish 8-5 over the last 13 games to clinch second place in the Western Conference without Lauren Jackson…2008 Playoffs: Averaged 19.7 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.3 spg and 37.0 mpg in three games.
Averaged 10.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 4.9 apg, 1.5 spg and 31.7 mpg in 29 games…Finished the season ranked third in the WNBA in assists (4.9 apg) and tied for 12th in steals (1.48)…Scored 10-plus points 16 times and 20-plus points twice…Handed out 10-plus assists twice and led the team in assists 16 times…Underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on her left knee on 7/6 and missed five games (7/6-17), with the Storm going 2-3 over that span…Named to her fifth WNBA All-Star Team but did not play due to injury…Posted her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 assists at Chicago on 6/12…Scored a season-high 25 points on 10-of-15 shooting (5-of-7 from three) at Minnesota on 6/22…Grabbed her 500th career rebound at Los Angeles on 6/24…Recorded her 1,000th career assist vs. New York on 7/1, becoming the youngest player in league history to reach the milestone…Posted her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 assists vs. Los Angeles on 7/3…Made her 300th career three-pointer at Connecticut on 7/20…2007 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 16.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, 2.0 spg and 35.5 mpg in two games.
Averaged 11.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.8 spg and 31.3 mpg in 34 games…Finished the season ranked third in the WNBA in assists, seventh in steals (1.79 spg) and eighth in free-throw percentage (.868)…Swiped a career-high and franchise-record seven steals in the season opener vs. Los Angeles on 5/21…Grabbed a career-high five offensive rebounds vs. Phoenix on 6/2…Swiped her 200th career steal at Connecticut on 6/9…Named to the WNBA’s All-Decade Team on 6/13…Handed out a career-high and franchise-record 14 assists vs. Minnesota on 7/1…Made her fourth WNBA All-Star appearance on 7/12, tallying nine points and handing out three assists in 19 minutes of action…Tallied her 2,000th career point at Minnesota on 8/1…Set a WNBA record for three-pointers in a half with six in the opening 20 minutes at Detroit on 8/8…2006 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 12.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 3.3 apg and 35.0 mpg in three games.
Averaged 12.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 5.9 apg, 1.0 spg and 34.0 mpg in 30 games…Named to her third WNBA All-Star Team and her fourth consecutive All-WNBA First Team…Missed four games with fractured right nasal and orbital bones suffered on 6/7 at Connecticut…Led the WNBA in assists per game (5.9) for the first time in her career…Ranked fourth in three-point percentage (.437), fourth in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.02) and sixth in free-throw percentage (.855)…Dished out her 700th career assist vs. Detroit on 7/23…Hit her 200th career three-pointer vs. Los Angeles on 7/31…2005 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 9.0 ppg, 1.7 apg, 4.3 apg, 1.0 spg and 34.3 mpg in three games.
Averaged 12.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.50 spg and 33.4 mpg in 34 games…Named All-WNBA First Team for her third straight season…Finished second in the WNBA in assists, fourth in three-point field-goal percentage (.438) and tied for sixth in free-throw percentage (.859)…Scored her 1,000th career point vs. Houston on 6/22…Started her 100th consecutive game for the Storm in the season finale on 9/18…Converted the game-winning layup with two seconds left in overtime against Washington on 7/17… 2004 PLAYOFFS: Averaged 8.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.50 spg and 29.1 mpg in eight games.
Averaged 12.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 6.5 apg, 1.41 spg and 33.4 mpg in 34 games…Started all 34 games; has started 66 consecutive games since being drafted first overall in the 2002 WNBA Draft…Named All-WNBA First Team for the second straight seasons…Voted as a starter by fans for the Western Conference Team at the fifth annual WNBA All-Star Game and scored 11 points and grabbed four rebounds…Ranked second in the WNBA in assists with 6.5 apg…Ranked fifth in the WNBA in free throw percentage with a mark of .884 (61-69)…Led the Storm in minutes played, assists, three-point field goals, free throw percentage and steals…Scored in double-figures in 23 games…Led or co-led the Storm in scoring in five games…Led or co-led the Storm in assists in 29 games…Scored a season-high 27 points at Los Angeles on 7/5…Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds vs. Houston on 7/5…Handed out a career-high-tying 12 assists at Los Angeles on 6/19 and at Cleveland on 6/27…Recorded a WNBA-record seven double-doubles in points and assists…Handed out 10 or more assists in eight games this season, tying for the second-highest total in WNBA history…Became the fifth player in WNBA history to score 20 or more points and hand out 10 or more assists in a game with 21 points and 10 assists vs. Washington on 7/3…Became the third player in WNBA history to amass over 200 assists in a season (221), joining Ticha Penicheiro and Teresa Weatherspoon.
Averaged 14.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.7 spg, 6.0 apg and 35.0 mpg in 32 games...Was the only Storm player to start all 32 games...Already ranks as the Storm's all-time assists leader (191)...Was named All-WNBA First Team, joining Indiana's Tamika Catchings as the first rookies in league history to attain that distinction...Was the runner-up to Catchings for the 2002 WNBA Rookie of the Year award...Named as a starter for the Western Conference at the WNBA All-Star Game in Washington after leading all guards in fan voting...Handed out a WNBA-All-Star-record eight assists to help lead the West to an 81-76 victory over the East...Led the Storm in minutes, three-point field goals, assists and steals...Led the team in scoring in 10 games...Led the team in assists in 26 games...Scored in double-figures in 25 games...Scored 20-plus points in six games (27 vs. Minnesota on 6/4, 21 vs. Houston on 7/20, 20 at Houston on 7/23, 21 at Washington on 7/27, 22 vs. Minnesota on 7/31 and 33 vs. Portland on 8/9)...Scored a season-high and franchise-record 33 points vs. Portland on 8/9...Handed out a career-high and franchised-record 12 assists at Cleveland on 7/5...Recorded three double-doubles (16 points and 12 assists at Cleveland on 7/5, 10 points and 11 assists at Orlando on 7/25 and 17 points and 10 assists at Los Angeles on 8/1)...Ranked 16th in the WNBA in scoring (14.4 ppg), second in assists (6.0 apg), eighth in steals (1.7 spg), first in free-throw percentage (.911), ninth in three-point percentage (.401) and eighth in minutes per game (35.0 mpg)...Among rookies, ranked third in points per game, first in assists per game, second in three-point percentage, ninth in field-goal percentage (.403), first in free-throw percentage, second in steals per game and second in minutes per game. In the Playoffs:Started both 2002 First Round playoff games against Los Angeles...Averaged 14.0 points, 6.0 assists, 2.50 steals, and 36.5 minutes...Co-led the team with 17 points in Game 2 loss at Los Angeles on 8/17.
Member of NCAA Division I Championship Connecticut in 2000 and 2002...Two-time All-American...2002 Wade Trophy recipient ... 2002 Associated Press and Naismith Player of the Year ... Winner of the 2002 Honda Award for Women’s Basketball ... Recipient of the first annual Senior CLASS Award presented to the nation’s most outstanding senior basketball player ... Three-time Conseco/Nancy Lieberman-Cline National Point Guard of the Year Award winner...Ranks 18th on UConn’s All-Time Scoring list with 1,378 career points ... Tied for second on the school’s all-time list in three-point field goals made (207) ... UConn’s all-time leader in three-point field goal percentage (45.9%) and free throw percentage (89.2%) ... Ranks second in assists (585) and seventh in steals (243) ... One of only two players at UConnn to amass over 1,000 points, 500 assists and 200 steals in a career (Jennifer Rizzotti) ... Career averages of 11.7 ppg and 5.0 apg ... As a senior, named Kodak All-American, Associated Press First Team All-American, 2002 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, Big East Player of the Year, First Team All-Big East, Big East All-Tournament Team ... Started all 39 games ... Registered school record for most assists in a season (231) ... Led nation in free throw shooting (94.2%) ... Led the team in scoring 12 times, assists 25 times and steals 19 times ... Scored 20 or more points 10 times ... As a junior, named All-American, ESPN The Magazine and the Conseco/Nancy Lieberman-Cline National Point Guard of the Year (two-time Nancy Lieberman Cline winner), one of the 15 finalists for the 2000-2001 Naismith Player of the Year Award, Associated Press Third Team All-American, All-East Regional Team, All-BIG EAST First Team ... Third at UConn for most assists in a season with 169 ... Finished tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 10.9 ppg... Led team in assists (169) and steals (63) ... Hit a shot at the buzzer vs. Notre Dame (March 6) to give the Huskies their eighth consecutive BIG EAST Championship ... As a sophomore, named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team, NCAA East Region All-Regional Team, Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors, Nancy Lieberman-Cline Point Guard of the Year Award, 1999-2000 All-BIG EAST Second Team ... Returned to the lineup to start all 37 games at point guard after recovering from knee surgery ... Ranked No. 2 in the nation in three-point shooting with 49.7 percent ... Led the team in free throw shooting (89.8%) ... Third-leading scorer on the team with 10.9 points per game ... Earned BIG EAST Conference Player of the Week honors (1/10/00) ... As a freshman, started the first eight games of the season at the point guard position ...Tore the ACL in her left knee and had surgery on 12/30/98, missing the rest of the season...Averaged 20 minutes and 5.1 points a game prior to the injury.