Jessica Adair

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Jessica Adair
Center
Born (1986-12-19) December 19, 1986 (age 27)
Washington DC
Nationality United States American
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg)
College George Washington
Draft 34th overall, 2009
Phoenix Mercury
WNBA career 2014–present
Non-WNBA career 2010–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Minnesota Lynx (2010–2012)
Non-WNBA teams
Samsun (2010-2011)
Tarsus Belediyesi (2011–2012)
Townsville Fire (2012-2013)
Awards and honors
WNBA Champion (2011)

Jessica Elizabeth Adair (born December 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who played most recently for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA.[1] Adair is currently playing for the Townsville Fire in the Australian WNBL.

Personal[edit]

Born December 19, 1986 in Washington, D.C. Her full name is Jessica Elizabeth Adair (pronounced 'AY-dare'). She is the daughter of Angela Monica Adair. Her twin sister, Jazmine, also played at George Washington. She majored in criminal justice.[2]

College career[edit]

Averaged 12.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game over her four-year career at George Washington. A three-time All-Atlantic First Team selection. Completed her career ranked 11th on GW's career scoring list (1,475 points), 7th in career rebounds (770 rebounds) and 5th in career blocks (161 blocks). Led the Colonials in scoring (13.7 ppg), rebounding (7.4 rpg), blocks (1.7 bpg), steals (1.1 spg) and field goal percentage (.584) her senior year.[3] Finalist for USA Basketball's 2007 Pan Am Games squad.[4] Helped GW advance to the NCAA Tournament in both 2006 and 2007, and registered a 15-point, 21-rebound outing in the first-round victory over Boise State during her sophomore season (March 17, 2007).[5]

WNBA career[edit]

2009: Drafted by Phoenix in the 3rd round (34th overall) in the 2009 draft. She was later waived on May 13.[6]
2010: She was signed by Minnesota on April 22 and appeared in one preseason game with the Lynx, totaling 14 points, six rebounds, three steals and three blocks (in 26:06) April 30 vs. Chicago in St. Paul, but missed the May 6 rematch in Chicago due to a strained left hip. She was then waived on May 14. She then signed as a free agent later that season on August 18, and drew a DNP-CD at Los Angeles on August 20. Made her WNBA debut by appearing in the August 22 season finale at Indiana, collecting five points and a team-high eight rebounds (logging 13:35) in Minnesota's OT victory.[7]
2011: She was re-signed by the Lynx on February 1.[8] During the 2011 season, Adair started one game and served as the primary backup to center Taj McWilliams-Franklin. She appeared in 31 games drawing three DNP-CD early in the season.

Adair was injured throughout much of the 2012 season, and was released by the Lynx prior to the 2013 season.

Overseas[edit]

2010–11: Played for Samsun in the Turkish League where she played in 25 games, averaging 14.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per game.[9]

WNBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010 Minnesota 1 0 14.0 1.000 .000 .750 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 5.0
2011 Minnesota 31 1 10.4 .485 .000 .653 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.6 4.3
Career 32 1 10.4 .490 .000 .660 3.1 0.3 0.2 0.6 4.3

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011 Minnesota 8 0 12.3 .469 0.667 3.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 5.8
Career 8 0 12.3 .469 0.667 3.6 0.3 0.6 0.6 5.8

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Lynx stay busy making money overseas
  2. ^ "Jessica Adair Playefile:Bio". WNBA. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Player Bio: Jessica Adair". George Washington University. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "USA Women's Pan-American Roster". USA Basketball. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jessica Adair Playefile". WNBA. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Adair waived by Mercury". George Washington University. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  7. ^ "MIN @ IND Boxscore". WNBA. Retrieved June 17, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Lynx Re-Sign Center Jessica Adair". WNBA. Retrieved June 16, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Jessica Adair Playefile". WNBA. Retrieved June 16, 2011.