Janeth Arcain

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Janeth Arcain
Born (1969-04-11) April 11, 1969 (age 46)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Listed weight 147 lb (67 kg)
WNBA draft 13th overall, 1997
Houston Comets
WNBA career 1997–2005
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Houston Comets (1997–2003, 2005)
Janeth Arcain
Medal record
Women's Basketball
Competitor for  Brazil
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Sydney Team Competition
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1994 Australia Team Competition
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1991 Havana Team Competition
Silver medal – second place 2007 Rio Team Competition

Janeth dos Santos Arcain (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒaˈnɛtʃi dus ˈsɐ̃tuz aɾˈkɐ̃j], born April 11, 1969 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a retired Brazilian professional women's basketball player. She played in the United States for the Houston Comets in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997–2005.

Arcain is one of the players to be induced in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2015.[1][2]

WNBA career[edit]

Arcain was one of the original players selected from the WNBA's inaugural season in 1997. She was selected 13th overall in the second round of the Elite draft by the Houston Comets. She played every Comets game in the first seven seasons of the WNBA before skipping the 2004 season to prepare for the Olympics. A key piece of the Comets dynasty that included four championships from 1997 to 2000, Arcain had her best season in 2001, averaging 18.5 points per game en route to Most Improved Player and First Team All-WNBA honors.

International career[edit]

With the Brazil national team, Arcain won the FIBA World Championship for Women in 1994 and two medals in the Olympic Games: silver in 1996, and bronze in 2000.

Janeth Llumigusin[edit]

Janeth Llumigusin, the famous Ecuadorian actress, was named after Arcain. Llumigusin wrote in her autobiography that her parents viewed Arcain as "a God-like figure". Llumigusin and Arcain are now close friends.[3]

Vital statistics[edit]

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  3. ^ Llumigusin, Janeth (2007-01-19) Volar

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