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Sugar Rodgers's Bio

About Sugar Rodgers

 

WNBA In The News Overseas College High School Personal
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SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter @14Sugar
Instagram @sugarrodgers

 

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

April 15, 2013 Selected by the Minnesota Lynx in the Second Round of the 2013 WNBA Draft with the 14th overall selection
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April 16, 2014 Acquired by the New York Liberty in a trade with the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for the rights to swap 2015 third round draft picks.
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February 7, 2017 Resigned with New York Liberty as a restricted free agent
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April 11, 2019 Acquired by the Las Vegas Aces in a three-way trade with the New York Liberty and Atlanta Dream which saw the Aces send Nia Coffey to Atlanta, and the Dream send their second round pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft to New York.

 

WNBA CAREER 

2018 (New York)

  • Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Las Vegas on August 15
  • Scored a season-high 16 points on 3 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs. Connecticut on August 1
  • Scored in double-figures on 8 occasions
  • One of five players on the team to average double figures in scoring’
  • Led the Liberty in made threes

2017 (New York)

  • Named WNBA’s Sixth Woman of the Year
  • Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team
  • Blocked a career-high 3 shots vs Seattle on June 11
  • Handed out a season-high 6 assists vs. Chicago on August 27
  • Scored in double figures on 17 occasions, including three games of 20 or more points
  • Scored a season-high 21 points on 2 occasions—at Seattle on May 26, and vs. Seattle on June 11
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds on 6 occasions

2016 (New York)

  • Finished third in league Most Improved Player voting
  • Ranked 14th in the WNBA in scoring average, second in made three pointers, and fifth in three-point field goal percentage
  • Set Liberty record for made three-pointers in a season with 86, breaking Shameka Christon’s record of 78 from the 2011 season
  • Finished second on the team in scoring and steals
  • Scored a career-high 30 points vs. Minnesota on June 29
  • Handed out a career-high 7 assists vs. Seattle on July 6
  • Scored in double figures on 26 occasions, including 6 games of 20 or more points
  • Grabbed a season-high 9 rebounds vs. Los Angeles on May 21

2015 (New York)

  • Finished third on the team in scoring and first in made threes
  • Scored 10 or more points on 12 occasions, including a season-high 23 points on 2 occasions—vs. Los Angeles on June 28, and vs. Atlanta on September 1
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds vs. Phoenix on June 11
  • Handed out a season-high 5 assists on 2 occasions

2014 (New York)

  • Finished second on the team in made three-pointers
  • Scored in double figures on 8 occasions, including a season-high 21 points at San Antonio on July 9
  • Grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds on 2 occasions
  • Handed out a season-high 4 assists at Seattle on July 24

2013 (Minnesota)

  • Scored a season-high 10 points and grabbed a season-high 6 rebounds at Los Angeles on June 21
  • Handed out a season-high 3 assists on 2 occasions

 

SUGAR RODGERS IN THE NEWS

 

OVERSEAS CAREER 

2017-18 [Lattes Montpellier—France (LFB)] 

  • Named Player of the Week for Round 21
  • Scored 10 or more points in 6 of 13 games, including a season-high 27 points vs. Lyon on April 7
  • Grabbed a season-high 8 rebounds vs. Hainaut on March 10
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. Lyon on April 7
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals on 3 occasions

2016-17 [Osmaniye Genclik—Turkey (KBSL)] 

  • Scored a season-high 25 times on 2 occasions (out of 3 games)—vs. Game Univ. on October 22 and vs. Istanbul on November 12
  • Grabbed a season-high 7 rebounds on 2 occasions—vs. Game Univ. on October 22, and vs. Botas on October 29
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists vs. Game Univ. on October 22
  • Recorded a season-high 4 steals vs. Istanbul Univ. on November 12

2015-16 [Manatee—Puerto Rico (BSNF)] 

  • Team finished second in the regular season, and advanced to the league semifinals
  • Scored in double figures in all 9 of her games, including 2 games of 20 more points and a season-high 30 points vs. Ponce on October 16
  • Recorded 4 double-doubles
  • Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on 4 occasions, including a season-high 11 vs. Mayaguez on November 10
  • Handed out a season-high 7 assists vs. Isabela on October 22

2014-15 [Good Angels Kosica—Slovakia (SLO)] 

  • Won regular season and postseason Championships

2014-15 [Good Angels Kosice—EuroLeague (EL)] 

2013-14 [Arras Pays d’Artois—France (LFB)] 

  • Scored in double-figures in 5 out of 7 games
  • Scored a season-high 29 points, and picked up a season-high 5 steals vs. Union Hainaut on February 1
  • Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, and posted her lone double-double of the season (19 points) vs. Tarbes on January 19
  • Handed out a season-high 3 assists vs. Tarbes on January. 19

2013-14 [Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion—Israel (D1] 

  • Scored in double-figures in 6 of 7 games, including 2 games of 20 or more points
  • Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Elitzur Holon on November 18
  • Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds, and posted her lone double-double of the season (18 points) vs. Maccabi Ashdod on November 4
  • Handed out a season-high 8 assists vs. Bnot Hertzeliya on November 25
  • Recorded a season-high 3 steals on 3 occasions

 

OVERSEAS STATISTICS 

Year Team League G Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2013-14 H.R. Le-Zion D1 7 248 40 112 .357 13 55 .236 21 26 .808 6 44 50 25 14 2 28 18 114 16.3
2013-14 Arras Pays d’Artois LFB 7 243 31 104 .298 18 56 .321 23 30 .767 6 33 39 13 13 1 10 18 103 14.7
2014-15 Good Angels Kosice SLO 13 263 46 120 .383 19 62 .306 22 24 .917 4 62 66 17 16 1 4 20 133 10.2
2014-15 Good Angels Kosice EL 5 98 11 41 .268 11 30 .367 3 4 .750 1 13 14 3 3 1 6 6 36 7.2
2015-16 Manatee BSNF 9 280 58 141 .411 18 51 .353 24 34 .706 10 60 70 31 9 26 158 17.8
2016-17 Osmaniye KBSL 3 123 19 49 .388 9 27 .333 9 15 .600 2 16 18 17 9 0 11 4 56 18.7
2017-18 Lattes Montpellier LFB 13 381 49 152 .322 33 98 .337 14 16 .875 4 40 44 37 16 1 38 29 145 11.2
Israeli League (D1) 7 248 40 112 .357 13 55 .236 21 26 .808 6 44 50 25 14 2 28 18 114 16.3
Slovakian League (SLO) 13 263 46 120 .383 19 62 .306 22 24 .917 4 62 66 17 16 1 4 20 133 10.2
EuroLeague (EL) 5 98 11 41 .268 11 30 .367 3 4 .750 1 13 14 3 3 1 6 6 36 7.2
Puerto Rican League (BSNF) 9 280 58 141 .411 18 51 .353 24 34 .706 10 60 70 31 9 26 158 17.8
Turkish League (KBSL) 3 123 19 49 .388 9 27 .333 9 15 .600 2 16 18 17 9 9 11 4 56 18.7
French League (LFB) 20 624 80 256 .313 51 154 .331 37 46 .804 10 73 83 50 29 2 48 47 248 12.4
Totals 57 1636 254 719 .353 121 379 .319 116 149 .779 33 268 301 143 71 15 97 121 745 13.1

 

COLLEGE

Career (Georgetown, 2009-13)

  • Finished career as the school’s all-time leader in scoring, made three-pointers, and steals
  • Ranked fifth in career free throw percentage, eighth in rebounds, and tied for eighth in assists at the time of her graduation
  • Has the top four single-season made three-pointer totals in program history
  • Started a program record 104 consecutive games

Senior (Georgetown, 2012-13)

  • Named AP Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named First Team, All-Big East
  • Named Big East Player of the Week on 2 occasions
  • Broke her own school single-season points record, and set the record for highest scoring average and most three-point field goal attempt sin a season
  • Connected on what was then the second most three-pointers in program history
  • Picked up the second most steals in program history

Junior (Georgetown, 2011-12)

  • Named AP Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named First Team, All-Big East
  • Helped the Hoyas to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Named Big East Player of the Week on 3 occasions
  • Scored the sixth most points in program history
  • Connected on what was then the third most three-pointers in program history

Sophomore (Georgetown, 2010-11)

  • Named AP Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named First Team, All-Big East
  • Helped the Hoyas to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament
  • Named Big East Player of the Week on 2 occasions
  • Broke the school single-season points record
  • Posted the ninth best free throw percentage in program history
  • Broke her own school single-season record for made three-pointers

Freshman (Georgetown, 2009-10)

  • Named AP Honorable Mention All-American
  • Named First Team, All-Big East
  • Named Big East Rookie of the Year, and to the Big East All-Rookie Team
  • Helped the Hoyas to the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Named Big East Rookie of the Week on 5 occasions
  • Scored the fourth most points in program history
  • Broke the school single-season record for made three-pointers

COLLEGE STATISTICS 

Year Team League G GS Min FG FGA FG% 3G 3GA 3G% FT FTA FT% OR DR REB A S B TO PF PTS Avg
2009-10 Georgetown Big East 33 32 1015 199 503 .396 83 249 .333 99 127 .780 40 80 120 62 60 7 68 74 580 17.6
2010-11 Georgetown Big East 35 35 1130 225 556 .405 96 276 .348 107 129 .829 59 112 171 85 90 9 112 97 653 18.7
2011-12 Georgetown Big East 31 31 971 189 551 .343 78 266 .293 118 144 .819 59 109 168 54 71 13 75 75 574 18.5
2012-13 Georgetown Big East 31 30 1166 236 649 .364 89 279 .319 150 198 .758 52 163 215 127 105 14 145 85 711 22.9
Totals 130 128 4282 849 2259 .376 346 1070 .323 474 598 .793 210 464 674 328 326 43 400 331 2518 19.4

 

HIGH SCHOOL

  • A McDonald’s All-American who participated in the three-point competition placing second at the annual game
  • Three-time Tidewater Conference Player of the Year
  • Earned team MVP honors all four seasons at King’s Fork High School
  • Virginia First Team All-State honoree
  • Won Southeastern District Regular Season and Tournament MVP awards her senior year
  • Four-time all-district selection
  • Nike Nationals MVP and 2007 AAU U-16 MVP playing for coach Boo Williams
  • Ranked 26th overall on HoopGurlz.com’s top 100 ranking and fifth out of the shooting guards
  • Was the ninth-ranked player in the nation by slamonline.com and 20th by Mike Flynn’s Blue Star Report
  • Scored 49 points in a game her senior season
  • Holds school records in career points, rebounds, assists and blocks.

PERSONAL

  • Full name is Ta’Shauna Rodgers, but goes exclusively by “Sugar”
  • Born in Suffolk, Virginia

 

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