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Renee Montgomery's Bio

About Renee Montgomery

Position: Guard

Height: 5-7

Weight: 141

Date of Birth: December 2, 1986

College: Connecticut

High School: South Charleston (WV)

Drafted: Selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the fourth overall pick in the 2009 WNBA Draft, traded to the Dream in February 2018.

2018 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA: 

  • Signed a multi-year contract with the Dream on February 1, 2018
  • Started all 34 games and averaged 27.5 minutes per game
  • Made a career-high 8 three-pointers (8-13 3PM) with a season high of 30 points (9-17 FGM) and 100% from the free-throw line against New York (8/12)
  • Tied her career high of 5 steals for the 6th time and a season high of 9 assists against Las Vegas (8/19)
  • Averaged 84.6 FT%, 2.0 rebounds per game, 4.2 assists per game including 8.6 points per game during the playoffs against Washington
  • Recorded a double-double with 10 assists and 12 points, 75% (3-4) from the free-throw line and made 3-5 from the 3-point line in the playoffs against Washington (9/2)
  • Playoff averages: 8.6 points, 2 rebounds, 4.2 assists per game

2017 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA:

  • Appeared in all 34 games for Minnesota and made 12 starts
  • Averaged 8.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 21.8 minutes per game
  • Shot a career-best 42.4% from the field, 84.2% from the FT line and 35.8% (39-for-109) from beyond the arc
  • As a starter, averaged 9.7 points and 4.1 assists in 29.5 minutes per game while hitting 42.9% (21-for-49) from long range
  • Netted a season-high 21 points vs. Chicago, her third 20+ night of the year (19th career) and one of 10 double-digit efforts (9/1)
  • Led Minnesota in assists on eight occasions, including a season-best eight assists at San Antonio (8/25)
  • Scored 20 points vs. Indiana, going 5-for-7 from three-point distance with six rebounds (8/18)
  • Erupted for 20 points (with a season-high three steals) vs. Los Angeles (7/6), her best scoring night since tallying 25 for Connecticut vs. Phoenix (9/7/12)
  • Earned her second WNBA championship by appearing in all eight playoff games and averaging 7.0 points and 1.9 assists in 17.1 minutes per game
  • Contributed a playoff career-high 18 points in the Game 1 win vs. Washington (9/12)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA:

  • Played all 34 games and made two starts
  • Averaged 7.5 points, 2.8 assists and 0.97 steals in 19.3 minutes per game
  • Shot 39.7% from the field, 32.1% (27-for-84) from three-point distance and 82.8% from the free-throw line
  • Scored her 2500th career point vs. New York; the game was also the 250th of her WNBA career (7/15)
  • Led the Lynx with 15 points at Washington (6/26), one of 11 double-digit nights
  • Hit the game-winning three-pointer with :02.9 to play at Los Angeles (6/21)
  • Tied her career best with the game-high 10 assists at Seattle (6/19)
  • Scored a season-high 18 points vs. Phoenix (6/7)
  • Equaled her career high with five steals both vs. Phoenix and at Chicago (5/14, 5/18)
  • Averaged 4.1 points per game in eight postseason games

2015 HIGHLIGHTS WITH SEATTLE AND MINNESOTA:

  • Acquired by Seattle during the 2015 WNBA Draft
  • Traded to Minnesota in July 2015
  • Saw action in 36 games overall, tying Katie Smith’s league record (set in 2005) for a single season and made seven starts
  • Averaged 6.4 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 17.8 minutes per game with Seattle
  • Shot 23.2% (13-for-56) from beyond the arc in Minnesota, having fired at a 39.2% clip with the Storm
  • Averaged 5.7 points and 2.5 assists in 19 games with the Lynx
  • Dealt nine assists vs. Atlanta (7/31)
  • Scored a season-high 19 points vs. Los Angeles (6/6)
  • Played in all nine postseason games for the Lynx, averaging 3.7 points
  • Won her first WNBA title as the Lynx defeated Indiana to win their third WNBA Championship

2014 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 33 of 34 games
  • Tallied a career-low 6.7 points and 2.4 assists while logging 16.3 minutes per game
  • Put together a run of 12 consecutive games with a made three-pointer (7/1-8/3)
  • Reached double figures on six occasions
  • Posted season highs with 18 points and three steals vs. Atlanta (6/1)
  • Handed out a season-best seven assists vs. Minnesota (7/27)

2013 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Appeared in 23 games with 18 starts for Connecticut in 2013
  • Averaged 10.1 points and 3.1 assists in 27.1 minutes per game
  • Shot 32.7% (36-for-110) from beyond the arc and a career-best 89.7% (35- for-39) from the line
  • Chipped in a season-high 18 points at New York (8/3), the first of 12 double-figure scoring nights
  • Scored 16 points with a season-best eight assists in the finale vs. Indiana (9/15)

2012 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Won the 2012 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year award following a season in which she helped Connecticut to a 25-9 record and first place in the Eastern Conference
  • Came off the bench in all 34 games
  • Averaged 11.6 points and 2.6 assists in 24.0 minutes per game
  • Shot 36.4% (47-for-129) from long range and 84.8% (117-for-138) from the line
  • Tacked on 6.8 points and 3.4 assists per game in five postseason appearances as the Sun reached the Eastern Conference Finals
  • Scored a season-high 25 points vs. Phoenix (9/7)
  • Dished a playoff career-best seven assists in the victory over Indiana (10/5)

2011 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Selected to the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game
  • Started all 34 games
  • Averaged a career-best 14.6 points and 4.9 assists – the latter ranking 3rd in the WNBA – in 29.1 minutes per game
  • Shot a career-high 38.4% (61-for-159) from three-point range and 82.9% from the line
  • Finished 5th in free throws made with 126
  • Tied her career best with 33 points (in a career-high 43:22) at Chicago (6/23)
  • Scored 28 points at Phoenix (8/7)
  • Averaged in 13.0 points and 4.5 assists per game in two playoff outings

2010 HIGHLIGHTS WITH CONNECTICUT:

  • Traded to Connecticut during the 2010 WNBA Draft
  • Played in all 34 games and made 23 starts
  • Averaged 13.3 points and 4.1 assists in 27.6 minutes per game
  • Shot 40.1% from the field, 34.9% from long range and 85.5% from the line
  • Poured in a career-high 33 points at Minnesota (8/3)
  • Scored 22 points and a career-best 10 assists two nights later in Seattle (8/5)

2009 HIGHLIGHTS WITH MINNESOTA:

  • Played in all 34 games, including nine starts
  • Averaged 9.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 22.5 minutes per game
  • Shot 40.8% from the floor, 34.7% (42-for-121) from three-point range and 83.3% from the line
  • Reached double figures on 11 occasions
  • Pumped in a season-high 24 points vs. Connecticut (8/7) and added 21 points vs. Washington on (7/7)
  • Registered season bests with six rebounds and seven assists vs. Atlanta (7/15)

OVERSEAS COMPETITION:

  • 2009-10 (TEO Vilnius, Lithuania): Averaged 14.3 points and 3.8 assists per game in nine LMKL outings and averaged 17.6 points and 3.9 assists per game in eight EuroLeague starts
  • 2010-11 (Maccabi Ashdod, Israel): Averaged 17.8 points and 3.8 assists in 28 appearances
  • 2011-12: Uni Seat Györ, Hungary
  • 2012-13: Nadezhda Orenburg, Russia
  • 2013-14: Tarsus, Turkey and Vologda-Chevakata, Russia
  • 2014-15: Vologda-Chevakata, Russia
  • 2015-16: Canberra, Australia
  • 2016-17: Basket 90 Gdynia, Poland
  • 2017-18: Maccabi Ramat Hen, Israel

COLLEGE HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Led Connecticut to a 138-11 record in her four-year career that included two trips to the NCAA Women’s Final Four, four NCAA Regionals, four BIG EAST regular season titles and three BIG EAST Tournament crowns
  • Registered 147 career starts, 139 of which were consecutive, the most by any player in UConn program history and the most nationally
  • Left Connecticut as the only player in program history to rank in the top-10 in points (1,977), assists (626), steals (266) and three-pointers (251)
  • Finished her four-year career at Connecticut third all-time in assists (626), fourth all-time in three-pointers made (251) and sixth on the all-time scoring list (1,977 points)
  • 2009 Nancy Lieberman Award winner
  • Established career-highs her senior year in scoring (16.5 ppg), assists (5.1 apg), field-goal accuracy (.448 percent) and three-point accuracy (.381 percent)
  • Led Connecticut to a perfect 39-0 record as a senior, just the fifth perfect season in NCAA history
  • Senior year culminated in a National Championship
  • Inducted into the “Huskies of Honor’ on Feb. 15, 2009, becoming the first active player and the 11th player overall to receive the honor
  • 2008 State Farm First Team All-America as a junior
  • 2008 Associated Press Third Team All-America choice
  • Named first team All-BIG EAST as a sophomore
  • Was an honorable mention Associated Press All-American as a sophomore
  • Her team-leading 479 points in 2006-07 ranks as the eighth-highest scoring total ever by a Connecticut sophomore  Named 2006 BIG EAST Freshman of the Year
  • Tied the Connecticut freshman assist record with 123
  • Named to BIG EAST All-Freshman Team

PERSONAL:

  • Full name is Renee Danielle Montgomery
  • Parents are Ron and Bertlela Montgomery
  • Communications major at Connecticut
  • Spent the 2009-10 offseason with ESPN as a color commentator during NCAA Women’s Basketball games
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