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Drafted by the Storm in 2002 as the first overall pick, Bird came in at second in the votes for this year’s All-Star game.
With an outstanding background with the University of Connecticut, Bird will be a terrific addition as a starter for the West.
During her senior year at UConn in 2002, Bird was a member of the undefeated champs while receiving individual accolades as well. From the Wade Trophy to the Naismith College Player of the Year Award, she won it all. She was ranked first in three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage; she was second in assists and steals and a three time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award.
As a five time All-Star Starter, she is also one of seven women to win an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA Championship and a WNBA Championship.
2011 Stats (average): 0.473 field goal percentage, 0.409 three-point percentage, 0.826 free throw percentage, 2.8 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game and 15.5 points per game.