Brooke Smith (basketball)

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Brooke Smith
Center
Born (1984-04-30) April 30, 1984 (age 30)
San Anselmo, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Stanford
WNBA draft 23rd overall, 2007
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA career 2008–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Phoenix Mercury (2008–2010)

Brooke Smith (born April 30, 1984 in San Anselmo, California) is a professional basketball player most recently in the WNBA.

High school[edit]

Smith played for Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2002 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eight points.[1]

College[edit]

Smith played her freshman year in college at Duke University in 2002–03. After sitting out a year, she played three years at Stanford and graduated in 2007. Following her collegiate career, she was selected 23rd overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx, but was released on April 26. On April 29, the Connecticut Sun signed Smith, only to waive her on May 11.

USA Basketball[edit]

Smith was a member of the team representing the USA at the 2005 World University Games Team in Izmir, Turkey. Smith averaged 5.0 points per game while helping the team to a 7–0 record, resulting in a gold medal at the event. Smith connected on 19 of her 24 shot attempts for a 79% shot percentage.[2]

Professional[edit]

She played for Virtus Viterbo in the Italian A-1 League for the 2007–08 season.,[3] Her 2007–2008 stats: Gescom Viterbo (ITA-A1,1T): 32 games: 14.6ppg, Reb-2(10.3rpg), 2.7spg, FGP: 52.0%, FT: 72.2%[4]

Smith has played with the Phoenix Mercury since the 2008 season, winning the championship in 2009.

For two seasons she played with the Italian team Pool Comense. In her second season (2009–2010), she led the team in shooting with 17.53 points per game and was Italian A1 League Center of the year and league "First Team".[4] In 2010–2011, Smith is playing for the current Italian title defending champions Cras Basket Taranto, replacing Rebekkah Brunson.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ "TWENTY-SECOND WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2005". USA Basketball. Retrieved 25 Oct 2013. 
  3. ^ "Italian job: Brooke Smith hooks up with top-level pro team". 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  4. ^ a b "Brooke Smith". 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 

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