Devereaux Peters

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Devereaux Peters
WNBA's Minnesota Lynx  – No. 14
Born (1989-10-08) October 8, 1989 (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
College Notre Dame
Draft 3rd overall, 2012
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA career May 20, 2012–present
Non-WNBA career 2012–present
WNBA teams
Minnesota Lynx (2012–present)
Non-WNBA teams
Gesam Gas Lucca (2012-2013)
WBC Dynamo Novosibirsk (2013-present)
Awards and honors
WNBA Champion (2013)

Devereaux Peters (born October 8, 1989) is an American basketball forward with the Minnesota Lynx of the WNBA and WBC Dynamo Novosibirsk of the Russian women's league.[1]

Peters played at Notre Dame, where she was Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. She led a Notre Dame squad that finished second in the 2012 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.[2]

Peters made her WNBA debut on May 20, 2012, scoring 3 points and grabbing 4 rebounds in a win over the Phoenix Mercury.[3]

Peters quickly became the first power forward off the bench, and led the team in field goal percentage through sixteen games. In July, Peters broke a finger on her left hand, forcing her to miss three games.[4]

Peters would remain the primary backup in 2013, leading the Lynx in blocked shots. She played a key role in the Lynx's second WNBA championship, serving as a reliable defensive presence.

USA Basketball[edit]

Peters played on the team presenting the USA at the 2011 World University Games held in Shenzhen, China. The team, coached by Bill Fennelly, won all six games to earn the gold medal. Peters averaged 10.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.[5]