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Friday May 23, 2014Gators in the WNBA

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Catching up with the Gators in the WNBA

Gator alumnae Aneika Henry and DeLisha Milton-Jones are competing in the WNBA, which is in its 18th season.

 

Additionally, Gator great Bridget Pettis is an assistant coach with the Tulsa Shock and former Gator head coach Carol Ross is in her third season as the head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks.

 

Aneika Henry, Atlanta Dream (Florida letterwinner, 2007-09)

·         Atlanta Dream season record: 2-0

·         Upcoming Schedule: May 24 at Chicago, May 25 host Indiana, May 30 host Seattle

·         Henry’s Recent Games at a Glance: Henry scored 9 points with 3 rebounds in 12 minutes of action during the Dream’s 90-88 win at Indiana, May 17

·         Henry’s 2014 Season Stats: 2 GP, 9.5 MPG, 66.7% FG (4-5), 4.5 PPG, 1.5 RPG

·         Henry’s Career WNBA Stats: 70 Games, 15 Starts, 4.4 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 15.2 mpg

·         Played for the Atlanta Dream for the 2012 and 2013 seasons

·         2014 is her third year in the WNBA

·         Final Gator Bio: http://www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women/bios.php?year=2008&player_id=18

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/aneika_henry/index.html

 

DeLisha Milton-Jones, New York Liberty (Florida letterwinner, 1993-1997)

·         New York Liberty season record: 1-1

·         Upcoming Schedule: May 24 at Minnesota, May 27 host Seattle, May 30 at Washington

·         Milton-Jones’ Recent Games at a Glance: 2 GP, 2 Started, 9.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 43.8% FG, 28.0 min/pg

·         Milton-Jones’ 2014 Season Stats: 2 GP, 2 Started, 9.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 1.5 apg, 43.8% FG, 28.0 min/pg

·         Milton-Jones’ Career WNBA Stats: 463 PG, 434 Started, 11.7 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 44.2%FG, 30.1 min/pg

·         Securing a spot on the team makes her the oldest player in the WNBA, at age 39

·         Played for the Los Angeles Sparks from 1999-04 and 2008-12; Washington Mystics 2005-07; San Antonio Stars 2013 (15 games); New York Liberty (11 games) 2013

·         15-year WNBA veteran

·         Final Gator Bio: http://www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women/history/1996/bios.pdf

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/playerfile/delisha_milton/index.html

 

Bridget Pettis, Tulsa Shock Assistant Coach (Florida letterwinner, 1991-93)

·         Shock’s season record: 0-1

·         Upcoming Schedule: May 23 host Minnesota, May 28 at San Antonio, May 30 at Phoenix

·         First season as assistant coach of the Tulsa Shock

·         Los Angeles Sparks assistant coach in 2013

·         2010-11 Director of Basketball Operations for the Phoenix Mercury

·         Phoenix Mercury assistant coach from 2006-09

·         Eight-Year WNBA Veteran

·         Played for the Phoenix Mercury from 1997-2001 and 2004-06; Indiana Fever from 2002-03

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/coachfile/bridget_pettis/index.html?nav=page

 

Carol Ross, Los Angeles Sparks Head Coach (Florida head coach, 12 years from 1990-2002 (record: 247-121))

·         Sparks’ season record: 1-1

·         Upcoming Schedule: May 25 host San Antonio, June 1 at Washington, June 3 at Atlanta

·         Third season as head coach of the Los Angeles Sparks

·         2012 WNBA Coach of the Year

·         Assistant coach with the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, 2009-11

·         WNBA Bio: http://www.wnba.com/coachfile/carol_ross/index.html?nav=page

 

For all of the latest information on Florida women’s basketball:

Official Website: www.gatorzone.com/basketball/women

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Twitter: @GatorZoneWBK  and  @CoachButlerUF 

 

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