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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.

2019 HIGHLIGHTS WITH ATLANTA: 

  • Played and started in all 34 games
  • Made her 500th career three-pointer on July 31 at Indiana, making her just the 13th player in WNBA history to reach the milestone
  • Held the longest active streak of consecutive games with at least one made three-pointer in the WNBA from July 12 to July 23, ending her streak with 24 straight games. It is the longest streak in franchise history ahead of the record she set last season (14 straight games)
  • Tied the franchise record she set last season with 210 three-point field goal attempts
  • Made six three-pointers at Chicago (7/17), which is tied for the third-most recorded in a game in Dream history, Her 13 attempted three-pointers in that game is tied for the second-most in franchise history, tying the record she set twice last season
  • Scored in double digits 13 times and led the team in scoring on five occasions
  • Led the team in assists six times, including a season-high nine assists against Indiana (6/19)
  • Made multiple three-pointers in a game 19 times this season
  • Shot 100 percent from the line (with two or more attempts) nine times, including a team-best 8-8 against Minnesota (8/6)

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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