2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11
2014 USA 3x3 National Championship
Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 9-11

Renee Montgomery

Position: Guard
Height: 5'7" / 190 cms.
Weight: 139 lbs. / 78 kgs.
WNBA Team: Connecticut Sun
School: University of Connecticut ‘09
Hometown: St. Albans, West Virginia

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Gold Medals: 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational, 2006 FIBA Americas U20 Championship.
  • Named as a finalist for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team on Feb. 13, 2012.
  • Was one of 17 finalists for the 2010 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team; aided the U.S. to a 3-1 exhibition record, started two games and averaged 4.3 ppg. and 1.8 apg.
  • Dished out three assists for the USA National Team that defeated the WNBA Stars 99-72 in the “WNBA vs. USA Basketball: Stars at the Sun” game on July 10, 2010.
  • Named to the 2010-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team on March 3, 2010.
  • Aided the USA National Team to a 3-0 mark and the gold medal at the 2009 UMMC Ekaterinburg International Invitational.
  • Member of the 2006 USA U20 National Team that recorded a perfect 5-0 mark to capture gold at the 2006 FIBA Americas U20 Championship for Women in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • Averaged 6.8 ppg. while dishing a team-leading 2.2 apg.
  • Ranked first among all tournament participants in assists, fifth in field goal percentage (.591) and tied for ninth in steals (1.2 spg.).
  • A 2005 USA Junior National Team (U19) Trials participant.
  • Member of the 2004 USA Youth Development Festival East Team that went 1-4 and finished in fourth place.
  • Ranked ninth among all Festival participants in scoring (10.4 ppg.), tied for third for steals (2.4 spg.) and tied for sixth for assists
    (3.2 apg.).

Professional Notes:

  • Drafted: No. 4 by the Minnesota Lynx in 2009, traded to the Connecticut Sun on Jan. 12, 2010.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2009
  • Upped her rookie averages to 13.3 ppg., 4.1 apg., 1.4 spg. and 2.2 rpg. during her sophomore campaign in 2010.
  • Competed for TEO Vilnius (Lithuania) in 2009-10 and played eight EuroLeague contests in the qualifying round, averaged 17.6 ppg., 3.1 rpg. and 3.9 apg.; returned to the USA after her stint in Lithuania and worked for ESPN as a commentator for women’s college basketball and worked out with the University of Connecticut Huskies.
  • Played in all 34 games as a rookie and logged nine starts, averaged 9.0 ppg. and 2.1 apg.

Collegiate Notes:

  • During her four years at UConn, helped the Huskies to a 139-11 record (.927), captured the 2009 NCAA title, three Big East Conference Tournament championships, three Big East regular season crowns and advanced to the 2008 Final Four and 2006 and 2007 Elite Eights.
  • Was a 2009 All-America first team selection by the Associated Press, U.S. Basketball Writers Association and ESPN.com.
  • Earned 2008 and 2009 NCAA Tournament All-Regional honors.
  • A unanimous selection to the 2009 All-Big East first team.
  • Was a finalist for the 2009 Wade Trophy, Naismith Award, Wooden Award and Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
  • Earned the 2009 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award.
  • Was a three-time 2009 WBCA/State Farm All-American.
  • Collected the 2009 Big East Sportmanship Award.
  • Earned 2008 Big East All-Tournament Team honors.
  • Registered 147 career starts, 139 of which were consecutive, the most by any player in UConn history.
  • Left Connecticut as the only player in program history to rank among all-time Husky leaders 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 alltime scoring list (1,977 points).
  • Earned the 2009 Nancy Lieberman Award and was a finalist for the award in 2007 and 2009.
  • Inducted into the Huskies of Honor on Feb. 15, 2009, becoming the first active player and the 11th player overall to be so honored.
  • A three-time All-Big East first team selection and was a unanimous pick in 2009.
  • A 2008 WBCA/State Farm All-America first team selection.
  • Named to the 2008 A.P. All-America third team and was a 2006 A.P. All-America honorable mention.
  • Named the 2006 Big East Conference Freshman of the Year and to the 2006 Big East All-Freshman Team.
  • Tied the UConn freshman assist record with 123.

Personal

  • Born Renee Danielle Montgomery on December 2, 1986, in her hometown of St. Albans, W.Va.
  • Daughter of Bertlela and Ron Montgomery; has two sisters, Nicole and Nachette.
  • Has written two nationally published poems.
  • Compiled 1,790 points, 628 assists, 577 rebounds, 480 steals and 123 blocks in her prep career, while leading South Charleston High School (W.Va.) to a trio of state titles and a 2005 runner-up finish.
  • Named the 2005 Gatorade Circle of Champions West Virginia Player of the Year.
  • Listed as a 2005 McDonald's All-American and was a 2005 WBCA All-America honorable mention.
  • Was a 2004 all-conference second team and 2003 all-conference honorable mention in soccer.
  • Majored in communications at UConn.
USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2010 WCx
4/2
6- 14
.429
1- 5
.200
4- 7
.571
1/ 0.3
17/ 4.3
7
0
2
2010 WNT
1/0
0- 2
.000
0- 2
.000
0- 0
.---
1/ 1.0
0/ 0.0
3
0
1
2009 WNT
3/2
5- 16
.313
0- 5
.000
4- 4
1.000
8/ 2.7
14/ 4.7
8
2
4
2006 U20
5/1
13- 22
.591
2- 8
.250
6- 9
.667
9/ 1.8
34/ 6.8
11
0
6
2004 DF-E
5/4
19- 44
.432
2- 11
.182
12- 13
.923
15/ 3.0
52/ 10.4
16
0
12
Totals
18/9
43- 98
.439
5- 31
.161
26- 33
.788
34/ 1.9
117/ 6.5
45
2
25

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2010
34/23
158- 394
.401
66- 189
.349
71- 83
.855
74/ 2.2
453/ 13.3
138
3
47
2009
34/ 9
102- 250
.408
42- 121
.347
60- 72
.833
66/ 1.9
306/ 9.0
72
9
25
Totals
68/32
260- 644
.404
108- 310
.348
131- 155
.845
140/ 2.1
759/ 11.2
210
12
72
 
Collegiate Statistics:
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2009
39/ 39
226- 505
.448
99- 260
.381
93- 125
.744
82/ 2.1
644/ 16.5
199
67
9
2008
38/ 38
176- 468
.376
70- 225
.311
115- 145
.793
97/ 2.6
537/ 14.1
147
72
7
2007
36/ 36
177- 403
.439
46- 148
.311
79- 113
.699
99/ 2.8
479/ 13.3
163
70
5
2006
37/ 35
124- 288
.431
39- 116
.336
43- 54
.796
80/ 2.2
330/ 8.9
123
3
63
Totals
150/148
703-1664
.422
254- 749
.339
330- 437
.755
358/ 2.4
1990/ 13.3
632
24
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