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Ukari Figgs | 5
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2003
Statistics
 PPG 4.4
 RPG 2.40
 APG 2.4
 EFF+ 6.03
Position:  G
Born: 03/31/77
Height: 5-9 /  1,75
Weight: 142  lbs. / 64,4  kg.
College: Purdue '99
Career Highlights
  • Holds career averages of 7.1 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 rebounds with Los Angeles and Portland
  • Ranked second in the league in three point field goal percentage (.462) and sixth in three point field goals made (54) in 2001.
  • Scored a career high 17 points at Portland on July 28, 2001 hitting on 50% of her field goals (5-10) and 3-5 from beyond the arc.
  • Named 1999 Associated Press and Kodak All-American Honorable Mention and All Big-10 first team
  • Named Most Outstanding Player of the 1999 NCAA Final Four
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  • BACKGROUND

    2002:
    Averaged a career-high 8.5 points, dished out 3.4 assists and grabbed 2.6 rebounds in 31 games for the Portland Fire … ranked second in the WNBA in free throw percentage (.908, 59-65) … tied for third in the league in assists-to-turnover ratio with a 2.36 (104 assists, 44 turnovers) … recorded 21 points on June 30 at New York … hit four 3-point shots at Cleveland on July 2 … dished out a season-high seven assists at Charlotte on July 3 and again vs. Los Angeles on July 12 … scored a career-high 22 points on July 25 at Sacramento.

    2001:
    Started 29 of 32 games during the Sparks championship season while averaging 8.0 ppg and 3.9 apg... ranked second in the league in three point field goal percentage (.462) and sixth in three point field goals made (54)... ranked seventh in the league in apg... converted 51 of 63 free throw attempts (.810) which was good for 20th in the league... scored a career high 17 points at Portland on July 28, hitting on 50% of her field goals (5-10) and 3-5 from beyond the arc... also tied career highs in field goals (5) and rebounds (6) in July 28 game at Portland... tied a career high by dishing out 9 assists on two separate occasions (July 8 vs. Minnesota and August 4 vs. Seattle)... tied a career high with 4 three point field goals at Phoenix on July 11... played all 40 minutes, scoring 15 points along with 8 assists in a victory over Sacramento on July 25

    2000:
    Started all 32 games while averaging 6.7 ppg and handing out 127 assists... averaged 1.7 rpg and a career-best 4.2 apg... converted 29 of 82 three point field goal attempts (.354) and 54 of 65 free throw attempts (.831)... hit on 66 of 153 field goal attempts (.831)... went 3 of 4 from three point range in a victory over Detroit on August 2... scored 10 points along with a career high 9 assists in a victory over New York on July 20... grabbed a career high 5 rebounds in a victory over Washington on July 6... posted 12 points and a game high 8 assists in a victory over Houston on June 20... scored 15 points with 4 assists in victory over Phoenix on June 10... averaged 25 minutes per game...

    1999:
    Appeared in 22 games with 10 starts... averaged 4.3 ppg along with 33 assists... hit 14 three point field goals and converted on .875 of her free throw attempts (21-24)... hit on .366 from the field (30-82) while averaging 15 minutes per contest... had 15 steals on the season.

    In the Playoffs:
    Has played in 12 postseason games with the Los Angeles Sparks, averaging 6.8 points and 5.0 assists … had best postseason during the 2001 WNBA Playoffs, averaging 8.3 points and 5.9 assists in seven games en route to Los Angeles’ first WNBA title.

    As a Collegian:
    Averaged 11.6 points and 3.3 assists in her four-year career at Purdue … averaged 16.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists during her senior season in which Purdue took home the NCAA championship … named 1999 Associated Press and Kodak All-American Honorable Mention as well as All Big Ten First Team … also named Most Outstanding Player of the 1999 NCAA Final Four … other honors included 1998 and 1999 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team as well as All Big Ten Tournament Team, 1998 All Big Ten Second Team, and 1997 Best Defensive Player award … was the 14th player in school history to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau.


    PERSONAL

  • Born Ukari Okien Figgs on March 31, 1977, in Georgetown, Kentucky
  • First name is pronounced Ooh-CAR-e
  • Nicknames are “Kari” and “UK”
  • Graduated Fall 1999 with a degree in mechanical engineering
  • Proudest achievement is being a member of Purdue’s 1999 National Championship team
  • Parents are Gregory and Gail
  • Has a brother (Jime), a sister (Kivvi) and a niece (Jamila)



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