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Erika de Souza's Bio

About Erika de Souza

Position: Forward

Height: 6-0

Weight: 173

Birthdate: Feb. 25, 1983

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

High School: Bullis School

College: Duke ’06

WNBA Seasons: 11

Acquired: Traded from Phoenix to San Antonio for 2017 2nd round draft pick on May 7, 2016.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by Charlotte in the 2006 WNBA Draft (3rd overall)… Selected by Chicago in the 2007 Dispersal Draft (1st overall)… Traded to Washington for Chasity Melvin May 24, 2007… Re-signed with Washington Feb. 18, 2010… Re-signed with Washington Feb. 21, 2012… Signed with Phoenix Feb. 5, 2014… Traded from Phoenix to San Antonio for 2017 2nd round draft pick May 7, 2016.

 

WNBA CAREER
2016 (San Antonio)

Started all 34 games in which she averaged 10.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.1 assists… Ranked second on the team in rebounds (148), third in assists (73), and tied for third in blocks (13)… Led the team in free throw percentage (.918), … Led the Stars in scoring six times, rebounds seven times, and assists six times… Tied her career-high of 10 defensive rebounds at Washington (8/28)… Made 10 free throws at Chicago (9/4), the most a Stars player made in a game in 2016.

 

2015 (Phoenix)
Averaged 8.6 points and 3.2 rebounds in 21.5 minutes….Scored a season-high 26 points at Tulsa (9/13)… Notched a double-double on at Tulsa (7/12), scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds… Scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field on at Phoenix (7/15)… Was one-of-four Mercury players to appear in all 34 regular-season games, and was the only player to start every game… Reached double-figure scoring in 14-of-24 games and recorded two 20-point games… Named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week in final week of the season after averaging 24 points and shooting 60.7 percent in the two games.

2014 (Washington)
Averaged 9.8 points and 4.6 rebounds in 23.5 minutes… Recorded double-figure scoring in 18 of 34 games including 10 of the last 14 regular season games… Notched a double-double on at Tulsa (7/12), scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds… Scored a season-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the field on at Phoenix (7/15).

2013 (Washington)
Started every game of the season … averaged 25.9 minutes per contest … shot 81.4 percent from the free throw line … averaged 10.5 points per game, ranked third on her team … Grabbed her 1,000th career rebound against the Atlanta Dream (8/23)

2012 (Washington)
Scored her 2,000th career point against the Seattle Storm (6/26) … ranked second on her team in scoring (12 points per game) … averaged 3.6 rebounds in 24.1 minutes.

2011 (Washington)
Missed all but four games of the 2011 season while recovering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery in her left knee.

2010 (Washington)
Was named as a replacement player on the 2010 WNBA All-Stars vs. USA Women’s National Team; was one of three players (Langhorne, Harding) named an All-Star for the first time in franchise history … scored 5 points and grabbed 3 rebounds in 14 minutes … averaged a career-high 14.1 points.

2009 (Washington)
Averaged 8.2 points per game … Started every game of the season, averaging 21.4 minutes per game … grabbed 146 total rebounds on the year and 61 total assists.

2008 (Washington)
Averaged 11.9 points and 4.1 rebounds in 28.6 minutes… Started every game of the year … ranked second on the team in scoring… ranked first on her team in free throw percentage (.826)… Scored a career-high 28 points at Connecticut (6/8).

2007 (Washington)
Averaged 10.5 points per game, good for fifth on the team … averaged 3.9 total rebounds and 1.7 assists … shot 79.1 percent from the free throw line.

2007 (Chicago)
Scored 29 points in two games with the team … grabbed 12 total rebounds and hit 8 field goals.

2006 (Charlotte)
Started 33 games in her rookie season and was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team … ranked fourth on her team in scoring (10 points per game) … averaged 3.9 total rebounds and 2.6 assists.

INTERNATIONAL

2016-2017

(Woori Bank- South Korea)

Korean WKBL Regular Season Champion… Korean WKBL Champion… Ranked second in 3-point field goal percentage (.389)… Ranked third in free throws made (72)… Averaged 10.2 points and 4.9 rebounds in 15.3 minutes.

2015-2016

(S Birds- South Korea) Korean WKBL All-Star Game MVP… Ranked first in scoring (573)… Ranked first in free throws made (160) and free-throw percentage (.812)… Ranked first in rebounds (266) …Ranked third in 3-point field goals made (21)… Averaged 16.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 24.4 minutes.

2014-2015

(Blue Minx Yongin- South Korea)  Korean WKBL All-Star Game selection… Led the team in scoring (602)… Led the team averages in points (.163) and rebounds (.066), and ranked second in steals (.014).

2013-2014

(KB Stars- South Korea) Korean WKBL All-Star Game… Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 1st Team… WKBL Semifinals… Led the team in scoring (772)… Second in three-point percentage (.774)… Had the highest average on the team for points (.209), rebounds (.079), steals (.019), and blocks (.007).

2012-2013

(Perfumerias- Spain) Spanish LFB Cup Finalist… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Players of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Guard of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Import Player of the Year… Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 1st Team… Eurobasket.com Spanish LFB All-Imports Team… Spanish LFB Regular Season Runner-Up… Spanish LFB Champion- 2013… Averaged 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds in 27.3 minutes, the highest averages in those categories on the team

(Perfumerias- Euroleague) Had the third-highest free-throw percentage on the team (.885)… Averaged 12.2 points and 4.0 rebounds in 28.0 minutes.

(CSM Targoviste- Romania)

Averaged 14.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 2 games.

(CSM Targoviste- Euroleague)
Averaged 13.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in 6 games.

2011-2012

(Belediyesi- Turkey) Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 2nd Team… Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention… Averaged 16.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 27.8 minutes.

2010-2011

(Galatasaray- Turkey) Turkish President Cup Finalist… Averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.2 steals in 24.3 minutes.

2009-2010

(Umana Reyer Venezia- Italy) Averaged 8.9 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22.3 minutes… Held the second-highest free throw percentage (.886)

(Nadezhda Orenburg- Russia) Russian Superleague Semifinalist… Averaged 13.3 points and 3.7 rebounds in 22.4 minutes.

(EuroCup) EuroCup finalist… Averaged 15.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 26.8 minutes.

2008-2009

(Lotos PKO BP Gdynia-Poland) Polish Cup Finalist… Polish PLKK Regular Season Champion- 2009

Polish PLKK Champion… Averaged 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds in 18.0 minutes.

(Lotos PKO BP Gdynia- Euroleague) Averaged 7.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22.5 minutes.

2007-2008

(BC Moscow- Russia) Averaged 17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 19 games.

(BC Mosow- EuroCup) Europe Cup Finalist…  Averaged 17.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 16 games.

2006-2007
(Elizur Ramla- Israel)
Israeli League Regular Season Champion… Israeli League Champion… Israeli Cup Winner… Averaged 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 23 games.

(Elizur Ramla- EuroCup) Averaged 20.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.0 assists in 8 games.

 

DUKE
Earned Kodak All-American honors twice, joining Alana Beard as the only players in Duke history to be selected as repeat honorees… Tallied 118 double-figure scoring games and 22 double-doubles over her career… Named to the AP All-American Second Team in 2006 and the First Team in 2005… 2005 ACC Player of the Year and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy for the National Player of the Year… Received All-ACC First Team honor in 2006 and 2005 and Second Team honors in 2004 and 2002.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Named finalist for the 2001 Naismith Prep Player of the Year award as a senior at The Bullis School … earned Parade second team All-America, AAU All-America, WBCA All-America, Student Sports All-America second team, All Star Girls Report (ASGR) first team All-America, Street & Smith All-America second team and Nike All-America honors … as a senior, averaged 21.6 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals … selected USA Today Super 25 and Gatorade Circle of Champions, USA Today Maryland Player of the Year and Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year … scored a total of 2,151 career points and holds the school record with 46 points scored in a game … ranked third by the ASGR and eighth by the Blue Star Report in the individual rankings as a senior.

 

AWARDS & HONORS

Finalist for the 2001 Naismith Prep Player of the Year Award

USA U18 National Team- 2001

World Championships U18- 2001

All-ACC Freshman Team- 2002

ACC Tournament MVP- 2002

WomensCollegeHoops.com Freshman All-America- 2005

Second Team All-ACC- 2002, 2004

Mideast Regional All-Tournament- 2004

Second Team All-ACC Tournament- 2004

USA University National Team- 2005

World University Games (gold)- 2005

Kodak All-America- 2005

First-Team Associated Press All-America- 2005

John R. Wooden All-America- 2005

USBWA All-America- 2005

All-ACC 1st Team- 2005, 2006

ACC Player of the Year- 2005

Finalist for the John R. Wooden Award- 2005

State Farm Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy or the National Player of the Year- 2005

ACC Regular Season Runner-Up- 2006

ACC Tournament Semifinals- 2006

ACC All-Tournament 2nd Team- 2006

NCAA Finalist- 2006

WBCA All-America Team- 2006

Israeli League Regular Season Champion- 2007

Israeli League Champion- 2007

Israeli Cup Winner- 2007

Europe Cup Finalist- 2008

Polish Cup Finalist- 2009

Polish PLKK Regular Season Champion- 2009

Polish PLKK Champion- 2009

EuroCup Finalist- 2010

Russian Superleague Semifinals- 2010

WNBA Eastern Conference Regular Season Champion- 2010

WNBA Quarterfinals- 2010, 2013, 2014

Turkish President Cup Finalist- 2011

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 2nd Team- 2012

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Honorable Mention- 2012

Spanish LFB Cup Finalist- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Players of the Year- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Guard of the Year- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Import Player of the Year- 2013

Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 1st Team- 2013

Eurobasket.com Spanish LFB All-Imports Team- 2013

Spanish LFB Regular Season Runner-Up- 2013

Spanish LFB Champion- 2013

Korean WKBL All-Star Game- 2014, 2015, 2016 (MVP)

Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 1st Team- 2014

WKBL Semifinals- 2014

Asia-Basket.com All-Korean WKBL 2nd Team- 2015, 2016

Asia-Basket.com Korean WKBL All-Imports Team- 2015, 2016

WNBA Western Conference Regular Season Runner-Up- 2015

WNBA Western Conference Finalist- 2015

WNBA Semifinals- 2015

South Korean WKBL- 2017

Korean WKBL Regular Season Champion- 2017

Korean WKBL Champion- 2017

 

PERSONAL

Full name is Monique Paulette Currie…. Daughter of Michael and Gwendolyn Currie…. Has one sister, Mikia.

 

CAREER HIGHS

Points…………………………………………………….. 28 vs. Connecticut (6/8/2008)

Field Goals………………………………………………. 11 vs. Connecticut (6/8/2008)

Field Goal Attempts…………………………………… 20 vs. Washington (7/6/2016)

3-Point Field Goals……………………………………. 5 vs. Seattle (8/15/2010)

3-Point Field Goal Attempts………………………… 10 vs. New York (5/20/2007)

Offensive Rebounds…………………………………… 5 (2 Times)

Defensive Rebounds………………………………….. 10 (3 Times)

Rebounds………………………………………………… 12 vs. Tulsa (7/12/2014)

Assists…………………………………………………….. 7 (2 Times)

Steals……………………………………………………… 6 vs. New York (6/12/2010)

Blocks…………………………………………………….. 3 (2 Times)

Minutes…………………………………………………… 42 vs. Seattle (7/24/2007)

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