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Vedrana Grgin Fonseca | 17
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2005
Statistics
 PPG
 RPG
 APG
 EFF
Position:  F
Born: Jan 13, 1975
Height: 6-1 /  1,85
Weight: 160  lbs. /  72,6  kg.
College : Croatia
Career Highlights
  • In her first 2002 appearance with the Sparks’ scored five points against the Sting 6/1/02
  • Totaled a season high two rebounds, and scored five points against the Mercury 6/25/02
  • Set her season high one steal, and played nine minutes against the Monarchs 75/02
  • Only missed one field goal attempt (2-3) to give her a total of four points in ten minutes versus the Starzz 77/02
  • Saw 12 minutes of action versus the Rockers, and scored three points along with one rebound and one assist 7/20/02
  • Set her career career-high in minutes (19), field goal attempts (8) and assists (3), starting only her second game of the season vs. the Sol 7/1/01
  • Played only three minutes, scoring two points against the Sting 6/19/01
  • Set a new career high in points by totaling 10 against Portland 6/17/01
  • Set her career and season-high in free throw attempts and set a season-high for free throws made, going 3-4 against the Fire 6/17/01
  • Averaged five points and three rebounds in the 2001 preseason with the Los Angeles Sparks
  • Spent 2001 off season playing in France
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    BACKGROUND

    2001 Playoffs: In one game of the 2001 WNBA Western Conference playoffs, averaged one minute ... In two games of the Western Conference Finals, averaged 1.5 minutes, and two points per game ... During the 2001 WNBA Finals, averaged three minutes per game ... Along with fellow teammates, became 2001 WNBA Champion.

    2001: Played a limited four minutes at Portland (8/13)...Did not play against Houston (8/11) or against Starzz (8/13)...Gave seven minutes of action against Mercury (8/8) ...Saw limited action against Indiana (8/6)...Gave seven minutes of play against the Storm (8/4)...Played 17 minutes, pulling one rebound and sending one assist vs. Monarchs (8/2)...Started in place of Tamecka Dixon, to tie career high in rebounds with four and contribute five points against Lynx (7/30)...Made 5th career start, adding seven points and three rebounds, displaying perfect form from the line (3-3) against Fire (7/28)... Did not play for six games...Made 4th start of the season, playing 14 minutes and scoring three points against Minnesota (8/8)...Scored four points and two rebounds vs. Mercury (7/5)...Set a career-high in rebounds, grabbing a total of four, while setting career-high in field goal attempts (3) vs. Starzz (7/3)...Set career-high in minutes (19), field goal attempts (8) and assists (3), starting only second game of the season vs. Sol (7/1)...Tied career-highs in minutes (17) and blocked shots (1) vs. the Shock (6/26)...Made first start of the season against the Shock (6/26)...Hustled for six minutes vs. New York (6/24)...Played a break-out game for the Sparks, coming off the bench to score a career-high 12 points and landed a career-high five field goals vs. Cleveland. Also set career-high in three-point field goal attempts, landing 2-of-2 (6/22)...Saw limited action vs. Houston (6/21)... Played only three minutes, scoring two points against the Sting (6/19)...Set a new career-high in points by totaling 10 against Portland (6/17)...Set career and season-high in free throw attempts and set a season-high for free throws made, going 3-4 against Fire (6/17)...Played only one minute against Seattle (6/16)...Saw limited action during the match-up with Orlando (6/14)...Registered two points in three minutes of play against the Lynx (6/9)...Saw limited action versus Cleveland posting two rebounds (6/5)...Went one for three at the line in eight minutes against Charlotte (6/2) ...Contributed six points, went three for five from the field vs. Orlando (6/1) ...Played a total of 12 minutes vs. Comets, gathering four points and three assists (5/28)...Averaged five points and three rebounds in the preseason.

    2000 Playoffs: Averaged 2.3 minutes for the playoffs, coming off of the bench ... Against Houston set career highs for the post-season in points and rebounds.

    2000: Provided key minutes coming off of the bench for the Sparks her rookie season. Averaged 2.6 points per game and pulled down 1.3 rebounds ... Scored eight points in the Sparks 92-72 victory over the Starzz (7/9/00) ... Registered eight points in the Sparks win over Miami (6/23/00).

    Other Pro Experience: Grgin-Fonseca has played for a variety of teams across Europe and the World ... Began at the age of 15 in her hometown of Split on the Adriatic coast ... Before coming to the Sparks, played in Italy, Greece and Brazil ... Played on the Yugoslavian National Team from 1986-1990 and since then has played for her native Croatia ... Played for the following European Clubs: 1998 Fluminense -- Rio De Janeiro Brazil, 1998-00 Parana Basquete Clube-Curitiba Brazil, 1997 Microcamp-Campinas Brazil, 1996-97 Sporting-Athens Greece, 1994-95 Cesna-Cesna Italy, played for the Croatia National Team since 1991, 1990-94 Split -- Split Croatia, 1995-96 Costa Masanga-Como Italy, played for the Yugoslavian National Team from 1986-1990, 1984-90 Jugoplastika -- Split Yugoslavia.


    PERSONAL

  • Started playing basketball at age 10
  • Hobbies include spending time on the beach, shopping, listening to music and surfing the Internet
  • Favorite foods are fish, Brazilian barbecue and Italian food
  • Speaks Croatian, Italian, Portuguese and English
  • Married Marco Antonio in December 2000



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