October 13, 1978 |
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||162 lb (73 kg)|
|WNBA draft||8th overall, 2001
|Utah Starzz (2001–2002)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2003–2007)
Los Angeles Sparks (2008–2010)
Phoenix Mercury (2011)
|Awards and honors|
|3× WNBA All-Star (2002, 2003, 2005)|
Marie Ferdinand, also known as Marie Ferdinand-Harris, (born October 13, 1978) was an American professional basketball player of Haitian descent, most recently for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women's National Basketball Association.
On January 13, 2006, the San Antonio Express-News reported that Ferdinand was expecting a baby boy in June, and was planning to return to the San Antonio Silver Stars by July 2006, preferably after the WNBA All-Star Game. She and Cedrick Harris, a former player on the LSU Tigers baseball team and former baseball coach (2007–2009) at Antonian College Preparatory High School in San Antonio, met at Louisiana State University and were married on October 8, 2006.
High school career
As a senior, Ferdinand averaged 24.0 points, seven rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2 steals per game, and was named the 1995 Player of the Year in Florida.
Ferdinand attended Louisiana State University and played for the LSU Lady Tigers basketball team. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.
Ferdinand was selected by the Utah Starzz 8th overall in the 1st round of the 2001 WNBA Draft. For her career, Ferdinand averages 13.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, and 1.56 steals per game. She is a two time WNBA All-Star, playing on the 2002 and 2003 teams.
Ferdinand missed the entire 2006 WNBA season after giving birth to her first child.
On February 22, 2008 Ferdinand-Harris signed with the Los Angeles Sparks.
- After the 2005 WNBA season ended, Ferdinand remained in her hometown of Miami and oversaw the opening of her first start-up business, a bakery in a new shopping development.