Started a team-high 31 games and saw action in all 32 games for the Portland Fire helping lead the team to a franchise-best 16-16 record…averaged 8.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.16 blocks in 25.6 minutes per game…shot .401 (114-284) from the field, .417 (7-17) from 3-point range and .698 (44-63) from the foul line…scored 10-plus points 15 times, including four of the first six games of the season…led the team in scoring three times and rebounding three times…led the Fire with 37 blocked shots and ranked eighth in the league in blocked shots (1.16bpg)…had multiple blocked shots nine times, including six times in the last 13 games…scored a season-high 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 37 minutes vs. Los Angeles on 7/12…finished with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks at Utah on 5/30…recorded 9 points and a season-high 9 rebounds at Seattle on 6/3.
Started all 32 games while averaging 9.3 ppg and 6.3 rpg... shot .448 from the field and .763 from the free throw line... ranked 10th in WNBA in double-doubles with four... recorded two consecutive double-doubles at Utah on June 2 and vs. Phoenix on June 4... ranked 14th in the WNBA in rebounds per game... grabbed a career high 15 rebounds at Utah on June 2... led the Fire in rebounding in 13 games... ranked 19th in the WNBA in blocks per game with 0.81... set a career high 5 assists against Orlando on August 8... had a season high 19 points in victory over Cleveland on June 12... had team highs of 15 points and 9 rebounds at Minnesota on July 10... averaged 28.8 mpg.
Exploded onto the scene in her rookie season in the WNBA, averaging 11.5 ppg and 6.0 rpg while also averaging 0.77 bpg and shooting .480 from the floor… also hit .696 from the free throw line… ranked among the top five rookie leaders in five categories, including: scoring (2nd), rebounding (1st), blocks (4th), field goal percentage (2nd), and minutes played (2nd)… ranked among overall league leaders in rebounding (14th), minutes played (34th), blocks (19th), and field goal percentage (T13th)… scored a career-high 25 points against Utah (6/8) and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds against Seattle (6/23)… had three double-doubles on the season: 6/23 vs. Seattle (20p-11r), vs. Minnesota on 7/14 (14p-10r), and vs. Sacramento on 7/26 (14p-10r)… scored in double-figures in 17 games and grabbed seven or more rebounds 15 times… led the team in scoring six times and in rebounding 16 times.
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE :
1998-99: Averaged 2.3 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 12 games for the Power of the ABL prior to that league folding…she shot 33.3 percent from the floor and 80.0 percent from the free throw line. 1997-98: Averaged 4.1 ppg, and 2.0 rpg in 43 games with the Power…ranked 17th in the ABL in blocks per game…shot 44.4 percent from the floor and 68.4 percent from the free throw line. 1996-97: Averaged 4.9 ppg and 2.2 rpg while shooting 44.8 percent from the floor in 33 games with Colorado before being traded to the Portland Power on January 21, 1997…led her team with 30 blocked shots and ranked seventh in the ABL…won the inaugural ABL Slam Dunk Contest. 1995-96: She served as team captain of the Colorado Xplosion and averaged 11.9 ppg and 5.6 rpg.