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Yelena Leuchanka #11 Center
- Born: Apr 30, 1983
- Height: 6-5 / 1,96
- Weight: 195 lbs. / 88,5 kg.
- College: West Virginia
- Years Pro: 4
BackgroundWNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• Averaging 3.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in four seasons in the WNBA
• Played in the WNBA in 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012 while balancing commitments to the Belarus national team
• Played one season for the Charlotte Sting (2006), one season for the Washington Mystics (2007) and is entering her third season with the Atlanta Dream (2010, 2012)
2012: Played in 19 games, starting five … Averaged 3.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... Scored in double digits twice … Came off the bench to total nine points and a season high eight boards vs. San Antonio June 8 ... Missed the season opener due to a mild concussion suff ered in practice on May 15 … Missed the last 13 regular-season games and the playoffs with a right wrist sprain.
2010: Averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 10.6 minutes per game … Appeared in 32 games … Shot 47.6% from the field … Recorded career-highs in almost every statistical category ... Appeared in all seven postseason games, averaging 3.4 points and 2.0 rebounds.
2007: Appeared in six games for the Washington Mystics … Averaged 0.7 points and 0.5 rebounds per game.
2006: Appeared in four games for the Charlotte Sting … Averaged 3.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.
College: Averaged 7.5 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting .565 from the floor in 42 career games at West Virginia … Posted six double-doubles during her career with the Mountaineers … Suffered two consecutive season-ending ACL injuries, the first in her right knee just one game into the 2003-04 season and the second in her left knee 10 games into the 2004-05 season … Prior to attending West Virginia, attended Wabash Valley Junior College where she averaged 18.1 points and 12.8 rebounds and led her team to a 33-3 record … Named a WBCA/Kodak All-American in the junior college ranks two consecutive years … Began her college career at Seminole Junior College where she averaged 22 points and 11 rebounds.