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Sue Wicks | 23
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2002
Statistics
 PPG 2.2
 RPG 3.40
 APG .5
 EFF+ 4.43
Position:  F
Born: 11/26/66
Height: 6-3 /  1,91
Weight: 174  lbs. / 78,9  kg.
College: Rutgers '88
Career Highlights
  • 8th most blocked shots in WNBA history
  • Awarded the 2000 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award
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  • BACKGROUND

    2001:
    Veteran workhorse frontliner marked her fifth WNBA season by appearing in 30 games (3 starts) for the Liberty…Averaged 5.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg and 1.0 bpg over 20.1 mpg…Shot .469 from the field (61-130 FGA), her finest shooting year as a pro…15th in WNBA in blocks per game (1.0)…Led Liberty in rebounding four times…Notched five 8+ rebounding games…Season Highs: Points: 14 at Houston, July 28; Assists: 5 (career-high) vs. Indiana, July 9; Rebounds: 9, twice…Season-best nine rebounds twice: season opener on May 31 at Miami and on July 19 at Cleveland…Played integral role in the Liberty’s first victory of the 2001 season. Went for 11 points (5-8 FGA, 1-2 FTA), six rebounds and two blocks over just 19 minutes…Solid all-around effort in victory over Indiana on July 9th with season-high four blocked shots, six rebounds and five assists…Made the most of season-high 32 minutes as the Liberty defeated the mighty Comets in Houston on July 28. Poured in a season-high 14 points (5-11 FGA, 4-4 FTA) with eight rebounds and three steals. PLAYOFFS: Saw action in all six playoff games (all off the bench) with 4.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.0 bpg and 12-27 FGA (.444) over 19.7 mpg…In Game One of the Eastern Conference Finals at Charlotte, scored a playoff-high nine points (3-3 FGA, 3-3 FTA) in 19 minutes, August 21.

    2000:
    One of four players to play in all 32 games for New York…Started 12 games…Voted as the starting forward for the Eastern Conference at the 2000 WNBA All-Star Game…Averaged 4.9 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.7 assists over 21.3 minutes per game…Also led the team with 1.22 blocks per game…Shot 55-143 (.385) from the floor, including 1-5 (.200) from Downtown, and 45-62 (.726) from the foul line…Led the team in scoring six times. Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds at the 2000 WNBA All-Star Game July 17…Scored a season-high 14 points at Houston May 29 in the season opener…Reached double figures in rebounding on three occasions…Grabbed 10 boards to go along with nine points at Minnesota July 7…Hit 4-4 from the field for eight points and added four rebounds in 18 minutes vs. the Comets July 23…Scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds in 18 minutes off the bench vs. the Rockers July 29...Hit 3-4 from the floor and 5-6 from the line…2000 WNBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 points per contest in the 2000 WNBA Playoffs…Knocked down a three-pointer with 2:14 left in overtime to give the Liberty a brief lead in Game 2 of the WNBA Championship…Tallied seven points on 3-7 shooting…Grabbed seven rebounds to lead New York in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

    1999:
    Inserted in to the starting line-up when Rebecca Lobo went down with a season ending knee injury in the season opener…Started 30 games and came off the bench in two contests…Paced the Liberty with 7.0 rpg and 1.3 bpg…Averaged 6.8 ppg on 91-226 FGA (.403) over 29.3 mpg…Led the Liberty in rebounding in 18 games…Had ten or more boards six times during ’99 campaign…Finished seventh in the league in rebounding...Tied a Liberty record with five blocked shots on July 5 vs. Sacramento…Set a new Liberty record with 16 rebounds vs. Washington on August 11…1999 WNBA PLAYOFFS: Started at the forward spot during all six WNBA Playoff games…Averaged 7.0 points and 6.8 rebounds during the Playoffs.

    1998:
    Came off the bench in all 30 games, averaging 4.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists…Shot .430 from the field and .800 from the line…Led the team in rebounding twice.

    1997:
    Came off the bench in all 28 games, averaged 3.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.0 apg over 11.9 mpg...Shot .355 from the field, .286 from beyond the arc and .667 from the line...Led the team in rebounding twice...1997 WNBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 2.0 ppg and 2.0 rpg over 5.5 mpg in both playoff games...Shot .333 (2-6 FGA) while posting one steal and one blocked shot.

    COLLEGE:
    Won 1988 Naismith Award…Named Kodak All-America three times (1986-88)…Atlantic 10 Conference three-time Player of the Year…All-time leader in blocked shots (293), steals (287), career scoring average (21.1 points) and career rebounding average (10.8)…Member of gold medal-winning U.S. team at 1987 Pan Am Games…Her 2,655 total points is the all-time highest point total for both men and women at Rutgers…Was inducted into the Rutgers Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994.

    PERSONAL

    Susan Joy Wicks…Had her jersey, number 23, retired at Rutgers University on April 26, 1998, during the Women’s Basketball Team and Hall of Fame Banquet…She is only the second female player to have her jersey retired at the school (June Olkowski was the first)…First basketball experience came at 14, when “the boy I had a crush on was always shooting baskets, so I used to rebound for him and once in a while, he would let me shoot”…Can speak Japanese, Italian and Spanish…Enjoys watching Spanish soap operas…One of eight children, has four brothers and three sisters…Proud of her homemade fried rice.


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