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  • As of  Sept. 7, 2017.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2006, 2010, 2012 & 2016 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year, 2010 All-FIBA World Championship Team, 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball All-Tournament Team, 3-point trophy winner at the 2006 World Championship, 2001 FIBA All-Junior World Championship (U19) Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2004, 2008, 2012 & 2016 Olympics, 2010 & 2014 FIBA World Championships, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2000 Junior World Championship Qualifying Tournament.
  • Bronze Medals: 2006 FIBA World Championship, 2001 Junior World Championship.
  • International Invitationals: 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament (gold), 2007 FIBA World League Tournament (silver).
  • Accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Women's National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Is one of only 10 players to have earned a World Championship gold medal, Olympic gold medal, an NCAA title and WNBA championship. Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Brittney Griner, Asjha Jones, Maya Moore, Sheryl Swoopes and Kara Wolters round out the list.
  • Played on a pair of USA junior teams in 2000 and 2001 before being called up to the USA National Team in 2004. Since then, has helped the USA earn four Olympic gold medals (32-0), two FIBA World Championship golds (15-0), 2007 FIBA Americas Championship gold (5-0) and 2006 FIBA World Championship bronze medal
  • (8-1); has helped USA National Teams to a 34-2 record in exhibition play.
  • Ranked second at the 2012 Olympics for free throw percentage (.960, 24-25 FTs).
  • Owns U.S. Olympic single-game records for 3-pointers made (6) and attempted (10), both of which came against Serbia in 2016.
  • Hit a perfect 15-of-15 from the line at the 2008 Olympics, which trails just Juliene Simpson’s 16-of-16 in 1976 in the U.S. Olympic record book.
  • Ranks tied for first among all-time U.S. Olympic career record holders for games played (32), second for points (379), third for 3-point field goal percentage (.464), fourth for free throw percentage (.931) and assists (76) and ninth for rebounds (96)
  • Aided the 2007 USA Select Team to a 3-2 record and the silver medal at the 2007 FIBA World League Tournament in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
  • Her 6-of-7 shooting from 3-point in the 2006 bronze medal game set the USA World Championship single-game record for made 3-pointers and tied the record for attempts.
  • Earned the 2006 FIBA World Championship’s 3-point trophy after nailing 50.0 percent of her 50 attempts from afar.
  • Joined the 2004 USA National Team less than 48 hours after winning her third NCAA title and averaged 9.0 ppg.,
  • 2.3 rpg. and 4.0 apg. in the USA's three exhibition games.
  • Member of the 2001 USA Junior World Championship (U19) Team that posted a 6-1 record and earned the bronze medal in Brno, Czech Republic; was named to the five-member All-FIBA Junior World Championship Team.
  • Member of the 2000 USA Junior World Championship Qualifying (U18) Team that won gold with a 5-0 record in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 1 overall in 2004 by the Phoenix Mercury.
  • WNBA titles: 2007, 2009, 2014.
  • WNBA MVP: 2009.
  • WNBA Finals MVP: 2009, 2014.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2004, 2006-11, 2013-14.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2005, 2016.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017.
  • WNBA Rookie of the Year: 2004.
  • WNBA All-Decade honorable mention: 1997-2006.
  • Top 15 Players in WNBA History (15th Anniversary Team): 2011.
  • WNBA Top 20@20: 2016.
  • WNBA Scoring Champ: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
  • WNBA assists champ: 2014.
  • EuroLeague All-Star Games: 2006, 2008-10.
  • EuroLeague titles: 2007-10, 2013, 2016.
  • EuroLeague Finals MVP: 2009, 2010, 2016.
  • EuroLeague scoring champ: 2009-12.
  • Russian League Player of the Year: 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Is the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer and ended the 2017 season with 7,867 points.
  • In 13 years playing for Phoenix (she sat out the 2015 season), the Mercury compiled a 246-206 (.544) record, competed in the playoffs eight years and captured three WNBA titles.
  • Sat out most of the 2012 WNBA season due to injury.
  • Spent the past five seasons helping lead UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia) to the 2013 and 2016 EuroLeague crowns and the 2013-17 Russian Premier League titles and the 2013, 2014 and 2017 Russian Cup championships.
  • Played in Europe since the 2005-06 season, starting with Moscow Dynamo for one year before signing with Spartak Moscow Region Vidnoje (2006-17 to 2009-10), where she helped Spartak claim four-straight EuroLeague titles, including 2010 when Spartak earned a perfect 16-0 record. She then played seven EuroLeague contests for Fenerbache (Turkey) in 2010-11, during which time Fener went undefeated; and played for Galatasaray (Turkey) in 2011-12.
  • Six-time ESPY award winner: Best WNBA Player (2010, 2011, 2012), Best Female College Athlete (2003, 2004) and Best Female Athlete (2004).
  • Is the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer and became the first WNBA player to reach the 800-point mark in a single season, finishing the 2006 campaign with 860, bettered the previous marks (23.1 ppg., 739 points) established in 2001 by Katie Smith.

College Years

  • In her four years, helped Connecticut to a 139-8 (.946) overall record, including a 22-1 (.957) mark in NCAA tournaments, winning three NCAA titles, along with four Big East Conference regular season and two Big East Tournament crowns.
  • Was the fifth two-time winner of the Naismith Player of the Year award (2003, 2004), also collected a pair of Honda awards (2003, 2004).
  • Wade Trophy winner (2003) and National Player of the Year by the Associated Press and USBWA (2003).
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2003, 2004), All-Final Four (2003, 2004), NCAA Regional MOP (2001, 2003, 2004), four-time NCAA All-Regional (2001-04).
  • Big East Player of the Year (2003, 2004), All-Big East first team (2002, 2003, 2004), Big East All-Tournament Team (2001, 2002, 2003), first rookie to earn All-Big East Tournament MVP honors (2001).
  • Named to the Big East Silver Anniversary Team, the only then-current athlete selected to the squad.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Glendale, California.
  • Daughter of Mario, who was born in Italy and raised in Argentina, and Liliana, a native Argentinian; has one sister, Jessika, who played basketball at UC Riverside.
  • Married Penny Taylor on May 13, 2017.
  • Majored in sociology at Connecticut.
  • Her father played professional soccer as a goalie.
  • Her family moved to Southern California before Dee was born; Spanish is the laguage spoken in the Taurasi household.
  • Attended Don Lugo High School (Calif.), where she was named the 2000 Naismith and Parade Magazine National High School Player of the Year.
  • First overseas trip was in 1996 when the USA Junior squad went to Mar del Plata, Argentina.

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USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN/G FGM-A PCT 3PM-3A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2016 OLY 8/8 24.3 41-72 .569 33-57 .579 10-11 .909 20/ 2.5 125/ 15.6 26 16 0 6
2016 OLYx 4/4 25.8 17-36 .472 9-26 .346 8-9 .889 10/ 2.5 51/ 12.8 12 5 2 2
2014 WC 6/6 22.0 18-38 .474 8-20 .400 9-12 .750 14/ 2.3 53/8.8 27 6 1 3
2014 WCx 4/4 22.5 8-29 .276 4-13 .308 9-10 .900 10/ 2.5 29/7.3 11 4 0 11
2012 OLY 8/8 24.1 30-66 .455 15-35 .429 24- 25 .960 24/ 3.0 99/ 12.4 23 12 2 7
2012 OLYx 5/5 20.0 21-42 .500 9-19 .474 2-2 1.000 8/ 1.6 53/ 10.6 15 13 2 5
2010 WC 9/9 20.6 38-76 .500 14-28 .500 18-20 .900 22/ 2.4 108/ 12.0 23 16 1 9
2010 WCx 4/2 15.0 12-25 .480 3-10 .300 4-5 .800 4/ 1.0 31/7.8 9 5 0 1
2010 WNT 1/1 20.0 4-7 .571 1-4 .250 0-0 .--- 1/ 1.0 9/9.0 0 1 1 1
2008 OLY 8/8 19.5 30-61 .492 12-28 .429 15-15 1.000 31/ 3.9 87/ 10.9 19 6 2 7
2008 OLYX 3/3 24.3 14-26 .538 3-9 .333 3-3 1.000 9/ 3.0 34/ 11.3 5 11 0 4
2007 COLL 8/8 28.5 40-84 .476 23-52 .442 15-18 .833 50/ 6.3 118/ 14.8 34 8 6 12
2007 FWLT 5/5 26.4 25-74 .338 11-33 .333 12-15 .800 23/ 4.6 73/ 14.6 10 15 1 8
2007 TOA 5/5 21.8 19-36 .528 9-19 .474 8-9 .889 28/ 5.6 55/ 11.0 17 5 4 5
2006 WC 9/9 21.9 48-96 .500 25-50 .500 8-15 .533 28/ 3.1 129/ 14.3 20 9 3 4
2006 WCX 1/1 21.0 4-8 .500 2-3 .667 0-0 .--- 1/ 1.0 10/ 10.0 2 3 1 0
2006 WNT 3/2 23.7 8-24 .333 4-15 .267 0-0 .--- 5/ 1.7 20/6.7 10 8 1 2
2004 OLY 8/0 19.2 26-69 .377 11-33 .333 5-7 .714 24/ 3.0 68/8.5 8 11 3 7
2004 OLYx 3/0 17.0 6-17 .353 1-9 .111 0-3 .000 7/ 2.3 13/4.3 3 3 0 1
2004 WNT 3/0 18.0 11-21 .524 5-10 .500 0-0 .--- 7/ 2.3 27/9.0 12 1 2 3
2001 JWC 7/7 28.9 47-100 .470 22-51 .431 19-24 .792 31/ 4.4 135/ 19.3 19 26 4 7
2001 JWCX 4/4 25.8 21- 41 .512 8-18 .444 5-9 .556 13/ 3.3 55/ 13.8 16 5 2 11
2000 JWCQ 5/5 24.3 21- 40 .525 11-26 .423 10-13 .769 21/ 4.2 63/ 12.6 23 12 2 13
Totals 121/104 22.4 509-1088 .468 243-568 .428 184-225 .818 390/ 3.2 1445/ 11.9 344 201 40 129

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