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Yuko Oga #1 Guard

Yuko Oga
2011 Preseason Statistics
PPG10.0
RPG2.0
APG3.0
EFF +14.00

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Background

CAREER CAPSULE
• Second Japanese player in franchise and league history (Mikiko Hagiwara 1997-98)
• Appeared in 23 games for the Mercury in 2008
• Signed a training camp contract with the Mercury on April 20, 2011
• Signed with the Mercury on April 5, 2010… waived on May 12, 2010
• Waived by the Mercury on June 2, 2009
• Originally signed with the Mercury on March 19, 2008

2008 WNBA SEASON
• Appeared in 23 games for the Mercury
• Recorded a career-high eight points and four field goals made on July 5, 2008 vs. New York
• Led team in assists twice and steals twice
• Led team in free throw shooting (.941)
• Missed four games from June 3-18, 2008 while playing with the Japanese National Team to attempt to qualify for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM
• Averaged 19.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists during the 2010 World Championships
• Averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in the 2009 Asian Championships
• 2007 Women’s Japanese Basketball League MVP
• Plays for the Japan Energy JOMO Sunflowers of the WJBL
• Six-time WJBL Champion (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10)
• Three-time Japan Cup champion (2002, 2003, 2004)
• Was selected by Japanese National Team in 2001
• 2001 FIBA U-19 Championship
• 2000 FIBA Asia U-19 Championship
• Shot 54.5 percent from the field in 2007-08 (WJBL)
• In 2004, she represented Japan at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and became the youngest Japanese female basketball player in Olympic history (10th place)

Personal

• Nickname “Shin” means “God” in Japanese
• Hates cucumbers

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