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Delisha Milton-Jones - Biography

BACKGROUND

• WNBA All-Star (2000, 2007)

• WNBA Championship (2001, 2002)

• Western Conference Player of the Week (8/17/03)

Los Angeles Sparks

2012: Started all 34 regular-season games, extending her consecutive games started streak to 168 … Averaged 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game … Ranked third on the team in rebounding … Notched 18 double-digit scoring performances … Became the ninth player in WNBA history to reach the 5,000 point plateau with seven points at Tulsa on July 26 … Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against San Antonio and both Western Conference Final games against Minnesota … Averaged 5.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game through the four playoff games.

2011: Was the only Sparks player to start all 34 regular-season games … Averaged 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game … Led the team in total points (397) and rebounds (158) … Ranked second in points per game (11.7) and rebounds per contest (4.6) … Led the team in scoring seven times, including 27 points against New York on June 21 for her highest-scoring effort in three seasons … Notched 18 double-digit scoring performances … Became the second all-time leading scorer in Sparks history on July 31, passing Mwadi Mabika … One of 30 finalists for the WNBA Top 15.

2010: Started all 34 regular-season games … Averaged 15.4 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.09 steals per game … Scoring average marked a career-high … Ranked 12th in the WNBA in total points (522) … Ranked third on the team in scoring and rebounding average … Scored her 4,000th career point against Minnesota on Aug. 20 … Playoffs: Started both Western Conference semifinal games against Seattle … Averaged 10.5 points and a team-best 8.5 rebounds per game through the two playoff games.

2009: Started all 33 regular-season games in which she played … Averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game … Led the team in steals per game … Ranked third on the team in total points (338) and total rebounds (157) … Playoffs: Started all six games … Helped the Sparks advance to the Western Conference Finals for the second-consecutive season … Averaged 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.67 steals per game through six postseason games.

2008: Played in 32 games, starting 31 … Averaged 13.9 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.10 steals per game … Ranked 15th in the WNBA in rebounding average … Ranked second on the team in scoring average and rebounding … Playoffs: Started all six games, helping the Sparks advance to the Western Conference Finals … Averaged 10.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.33 steals per game through the six playoff games.

Washington Mystics

2007: Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team … Started all 34 regular-season games … Averaged 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.53 steals per game … Ranked second on the team in scoring average, rebounding average and steals per game … Ranked seventh in the WNBA and tied a career-high with 1.1 blocks per contest … Eclipsed the 3,000-point plateau with 57 seconds to play in an overtime win at Minnesota on July 20.

2006: Played in regular-season 23 games, starting 20 … Averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.52 steals per game … Ranked second on the team in scoring average and steals per game … Playoffs: Started both Eastern Conference Semifinal games against Connecticut … Averaged 14.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.50 steals per game through the two playoff games … Led the team in rebounding average and ranked second in scoring average.

2005: Played in 33 regular-season games, starting 30 … Averaged 11.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.73 blocks per game … Ranked seventh in the league in steals per game … Ranked second on the team in scoring and rebounding average … Eclipsed the 2,000 point milestone with 11 points in her Mystics debut at Charlotte on May 21, 2005.

Los Angeles Sparks

2004: Started in all 19 regular-season games in which she played before being sidelined with a sprained MCL … Averaged 9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.21 steals per game … Finished second on the team in rebounding average and fourth in scoring average despite playing in only 56 percent of the teams regular-season games.

2003: Played in 31 regular-season games, starting 30 … Averaged 13.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.58 steals per game … Ranked eighth in the WNBA and led the team in steals per game … Ranked third on the team in total points (416) and second in total rebounds (220) … Playoffs: Started all nine games … Averaged 14.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.89 steals per game through the nine playoff games … Led the team in steals per game and total steals (17) … Ranked second on the team in scoring average and rebounds per game.

2002: Helped the Sparks win their second-consecutive WNBA title … Played in all 32 regular-season games with 25 starts … Averaged 11.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.56 steals per game … Led the Sparks in steals per game while ranking second in rebounding average and third in points per game … Playoffs: Played in all six games, starting three … Averaged 13.0 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.67 steals per game through the six playoff games … Ranked second on the team in steals per game and rebounding average and third in points per game.

2001: Helped the Sparks win their first WNBA title … Played in all 32 regular-season games, starting 27 … Averaged 10.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.53 steals per game … Led the Sparks in steals per game … Ranked third in total points (330) and total rebounds (169) … Set a career-high with 1.1 blocks per game … Playoffs: Started all seven games en route to the WNBA title … Averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.0 steals per game through the seven postseason contest … Ranked third on the team in scoring and rebounding average.

2000: Named to the Western Conference All-Star Team … Started all 32 regular-season games … Averaged 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.38 steals … Ranked second on the team in rebounding average and total rebounds (194) and third in scoring average … Playoffs: Started all four games … Averaged 12.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.50 steals per game through the four postseason games … Tied for the team lead in steals per game, ranked second in rebounding average and third in points per game.

1999: Started all 32 regular-season games … Averaged 9.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.47 steals per game while shooting 53 percent from the field … Led the team in steals per game, ranked second in rebounding average and third in points per game … Playoffs: Started all four games … Averaged 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.75 steals per game through the four postseason games … Ranked second on the team in scoring, rebounding average and steals per game.

WNBA Offseason

• EuroLeague All-Star (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)

• EuroLeague Champion (2003, 2006)

2012-13: Played for Turkey’s Tarsus Belediyesi alongside Silver Stars point guard Danielle Robinson ... Played in 25 domestic league games and 12 EuroLeague contests ... Averaged team-bests in scoring average (16.1), rebounds per game (8.4) and steals per game (2.0) in Turkish League play ... Tied for third in Turkish League in steals per game while ranking eighth in scoring and rebounding ... Also led the team with 15.3 points per game and added 7.3 rebounds per contest in EuroLeague competition.

2011-12: Played for the Czech Republic’s ZVVZ USK Praha … Named Czech Republic Division I Player of the Year … Earned D1 Forward of the Year and Import Player of the Year recognition for the second-consecutive season … Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 First Team and All-Imports Team … Led the team to the Czech Cup title, D1 regular-season title and its second-consecutive D1 championship crown … Averaged 14.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.4 steals through 11 EuroLeague games … Averaged a league-leading 20.4 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.8 steals per game through 27 Czech Republic League contests.

2010-11: Played for the Czech Republic’s ZVVZ USK Praha … Earned Czech Republic D1 Forward of the Year and Import Player of the Year honors … Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic D1 First Team … Garnered All-EuroLeague Honorable Mention accolades … Led the team to the D1 Championship title … Averaged 15.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game through 13 EuroLeague games … Averaged 19.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game through 29 Czech Republic League games … Ranked second in the Czech League in scoring average and fifth in rebounds per game.

2009-10: Began the season with Spain’s Ros Casares Valencia alongside Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon … Selected to play in the EuroLeague All-Star Game … Earned All-EuroLeague First Team and EuroLeague All-Imports Team honors from Eurobasket.com … Named to the Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB First Team and Spanish LFB All-Imports Team … Helped Ros Casares capture the Spanish LFB Cup for the second-consecutive season … Earned Spanish LFB Cup MVP accolades … Led the team to its fourth-consecutive Spanish LFB regular-season title and its fourth-consecutive Spanish LFB championship crown … Averaged 16.1 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals per game through 16 EuroLeague games … Averaged 17.3 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game through 30 Spanish League contests … Ranked fourth in the Spanish League in scoring average … Moved to the Czech Republic’s ZVVZ USK Praha in May 2010 to finish the season.

2008-09: Played for Spain’s Ros Casares Valencia … Garnered All-Europe Power Forward of the Year accolades … Named to the EuroBasket.com All-Spanish LFB Second Team, All-Europe Second Team and the Spanish LFB All-Imports Team … Earned All-EuroLeague honorable mention … Led Ros Casares to its third-consecutive Spanish LFB regular-season and league championship titles … Helped the team capture the Spanish LFB Cup and Supercup … Averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.2 steals per game through 15 EuroLeague games … Averaged 13.5 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.6 steals through 28 Spanish League contests.

2007-08: Played for Spain’s Ros Casares Valencia … Selected to play in the EuroLeague All-Star Game … Helped Ros Casares capture the Spanish LFB regular-season and tournament championship titles … Led the team to the Spanish LFB Supercup title … Averaged 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.9 steals per game through 16 EuroLeague games … Averaged 13.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game through 33 Spanish LFB contests.

2006-07: Played for Spain’s Ros Casares Valencia … Named EuroLeague Center of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year by Eurobasket.com … Earned All-Europe First Team, All-EuroLeague First Team and EuroLeague All-Imports Team accolades … Named All-Spanish LFB Player of the Year and Import Player of the Year by Eurobasket.com … Earned All-Spanish LFB First Team and Spanish LFB All-Imports Team honors … Led Ros Casares to the Spanish LFB regular-season championship, Spanish LFB Tournament championship and the Spanish LFB Supercup title … Averaged 20.8 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals per game through 17 EuroLeague games … Led EuroLeague in rebounding average and ranked second in points per game … Averaged 14.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game through 22 Spanish LFB contests.

2005-06: Played for the Czech Republic’s Gambrynus JME Brno … Selected to play in the EuroLeague All-Star Game … Earned All-EuroLeague Import Player of the Year, All-EuroLeague Second Team and EuroLeague All-Imports honors from Eurobasket.com … Named to the All-Europe Second Team … Helped Gambrynus JME Brno capture the EuroLeague title … Led team to the Czech Republic D1 regular-season championship and tournament championship titles … Averaged 15.8 points, 7/8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 2.2 steals per game through 17 EuroLeague games … Ranked third in EuroLeague in scoring average … Averaged 14.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists through 29 Czech Republic League contests.

2004-05: Began the season with Spain’s FC Barcelona … Averaged 9.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game through 13 Spanish LFB games … Signed with South Korea’s Kumho Life Falcons in January 2005.

2003-04: Played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg … Averaged 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists through 14 EuroLeague games … Missed the second half of the season due to injury.

2002-03: Played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg … Helped the team capture the EuroLeague championship and Russian League championship titles … Averaged 14.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game through 17 EuroLeague games … Averaged 13.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game through 33 Russian League contests.

2001-02: Played for Italy’s Lavenzzini Basket Parma … Averaged 16.0 points and 7.2 rebounds through 30 Italian League games.

1998-99: Played for the American Basketball League’s Portland Power … Averaged 11.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game through 13 games before the team folded on December 22, 1998.

1997-1998: Selected by the American Basketball League’s Portland Power with the second overall pick in the draft … Helped the team capture the Western Conference championship … Averaged 8.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game through 44 games.

USA Basketball

• Olympic Gold Medal (2000, 2008)

• FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament Gold Medal (2008)

• FIBA Americas Championship Gold Medal (2007)

• FIBA World Championship Bronze Medal (2006)

• FIBA World Championship Gold Medal (1998, 2002)

• Opals World Challenge Gold Medal (2002)

• U.S. Olympic Cup Gold Medal (1999)

• USA Basketball Women’s International Invitational’s Gold Medal (1997, 1999)

• World University Games Gold Medal (1997)

• U.S. Olympic Festival Gold Medal (1994)

2008: Member of the U.S. Olympic Team that captured the USA’s fourth-consecutive gold medal with a perfect 8-0 record … Averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 rebounds per game through eight games … Helped the USA National Team to the FIBA Diamond Ball gold medal … Averaged 2.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game through three FIBA Diamond Ball games.

2007: Named to the 2007-08 USA Women’s Basketball National Team on March 6 … Member of the USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that competed in Valdivia, Chile … Helped the team capture the gold medal and qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games … Averaged 6.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

2006: Member of the USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team that won the bronze medal in Sao Paulo, Brazil … Started all nine games … Averaged 7.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game … Member of the USA Senior National Team for the teams European Tour … Played in two games and averaged a team-high 19.5 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

2004: Named to the 2004 USA Senior National Team core group, but was sidelined by a right knee injury four days into training.

2002: Member of the 2002 USA World Championship Team that won gold with a 9-0 record in China … Averaged 5.8 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

2000: Member of the U.S. Olympic Team that won gold with an 8-0 record in Sydney … Averaged 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.

1999: Member of the U.S. Olympic Cup Team that won the gold medal.

1998: Member of the gold-medal winning USA Worlds team that finished with a 9-0 record in Germany.

1997: Member of the World University Games Team that won gold in Italy.

1994: Member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic Festival Team.

University of Florida

• Wade Trophy (1997)

• SEC Player of the Year (1997)

• Associated Press First Team All-America (1997)

• Kodak/WBCA First Team All-America (1997)

• Basketball Times First Team All-America (1997)

• NCAA Mideast Regional Most Outstanding Player (1997)

• All-SEC First Team (1996, 1997)

• SEC All-Tournament Team (1994, 1997)

• All-SEC Second Team (1995)

• SEC All-Freshman Team (1994)

Senior (1996-97): Honored as Florida’s first Wade Trophy recipient, which honors the top women’s basketball player in the country … First Florida athlete- male or female – to earn first team All-America honors for basketball, garnering both Associated Press and Kodak All-America mention … Earned All-SEC First Team honors for the second-consecutive season … Tallied 11 double-doubles … Scored in double figures in 100 of 125 career games … Became the third player in school history to reach the 1,000 rebound plateau at Arkansas … Ranked among the SEC leaders in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, free throw percentage, steals and blocks … Became the all-time steals leader with five steals against Auburn.

Junior (1995-96): Became the fifth player in Florida history to earn first team All-Conference honors … Led the team in scoring and free throw percentage while ranking second in rebounding … Netted double figures in 26 games, including 13-consecutive games to end the season … Averaged 18.4 points and 10.3 rebounds against nationally ranked opponents … Recorded 12 double-doubles … Became the 10th Lady Gator to top the 1,000-point plateau against Central Florida on Jan. 9.

Sophomore (1994-95): Earned All-SEC Second Team accolades … Played in all 33 games, starting 31 … Ranked second on the team in scoring averaged (13.5) and third in rebounds per game (6.6) … Ranked among the SEC top five in field goal percentage (second, 56.8), blocks (fourth, 1.3 per game) and steals (third, 2.4 per game) … Ranked 30th in the nation in field goal percentage … Led the team in scoring nine times and rebounds on five occasions.

Freshman (1993-94): Unanimous SEC All-Freshman Team selection … Ranked seventh in the SEC in blocks per game (1.4) and tied for sixth in steals per game (2.4) … Selected to the SEC All-Tournament team, the first UF player to earn the distinction, after averaging 19.5 points and 14.0 rebounds per game through two games … Only player to start all 29 games … Ranked third on the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game … Ranked 15th nationally and led the SEC in rebounding with 11.5 boards per game … Top freshman rebounder in the nation … Recorded the first triple-double in Florida women’s basketball history with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals against Bethune-Cookman … Led the Gators in rebounding in 18 of 29 games … Led the team in total steals (69) and blocks (42) … Notched 17 double-doubles … Had 20 double-digit rebounding performances and 19 double-digit scoring games.

Bradwell Institute High School: Played for Coach Janet Reddick at Bradwell Institute High School in Hinesville, Ga. … Two-time Naismith Award winner (1992, 1993) … Averaged 21.0 points and 16.0 rebounds as a senior … Led the team to a 29-1 record and a runner-up finish in the Georgia State High School Championship in 1993 … Garnered Coastal Empire (C.E.) Player of the Year honors, Most Valuable Player accolades (1992, 1993) and was selected to the C.E. All-Tournament team three-consecutive years … Was selected to the Georgia All-Star Team … Earned team MVP honors as a junior and senior.

PERSONAL

Delisha LaChell Milton … Born on September 11, 1974 in Jesup, Ga. … Daughter of Beverly J. Milton … Has one sister, Charmaine … Sister, Charmaine, played basketball for Florida in 1995 and 1996 after transferring from Stetson (Fla.) University … Married Roland Jones on June 30, 2004 ... Became the second woman to coach a men’s professional basketball team when she took over the ABA’s Los Angeles Stars in 2005 … Appeared in the 2000 film Love & Basketball ... Graduated from the University of Florida in 1997 with a degree in sports management and a minor in communications.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Signed with San Antonio as a free agent on March 7, 2013 … Acquired by Los Angeles in a trade with Washington in exchange for Taj McWilliams-Franklin and a 2009 first-round draft pick on April 22, 2008 … Traded to the Washington Mystics along with the 13th pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft in exchange for Chamique Holdsclaw on March 21, 2005 … Selected by Los Angeles in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft on May 4, 1999.