Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota

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Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota
Anete Jekabsone-Zogota by Augustas Didzgalvis.jpg
Personal information
Born (1983-08-12) August 12, 1983 (age 33)
Riga, Latvia
Nationality Latvian
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1997–present
Position Shooting guard
Career history
2009–2010 Connecticut Sun
2014 Phoenix Mercury
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota (born August 12, 1983 in Riga) is a Latvian basketball player who plays for UMMC Ekaterinburg and formally for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury.[1] She is a daughter of former VEF Rīga star player Andris Jēkabsons.

Jēkabsone-Žogota played for Dynamo Moscow. She joined the club in 2006-07 season after Ainārs Zvirgziņš was named head coach of the team. Before that she played for USO Mondeville and CJM Bourges Basket, both which are teams from France.

In 2007, Jēkabsone-Žogota played for the Latvia women's national basketball team in EuroBasket Women 2007. It was her second finals, where Jēkabsone-Žogota was the second-leading scorer behind Belgium's Ann Wauters with 17.2 points per game. She was also named to the EuroBasket Women 2007 all-tournament team.

At the 2008 Olympics she was fourth in scoring with 15.8 points and also was second with 4.0 assists per game.

In 2009, Jēkabsone-Žogota was signed as a free agent by the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association. She joined the team at the end of June and played in her first game on July 2 at Indiana.

European clubs[edit]

Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Anete Jēkabsone-Žogota Čikāgā kļūst par WNBA čempioni" (in Latvian). nra.lv. 13 September 2014. Retrieved 8 October 2014. 

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Awards
Preceded by
Maria Stepanova
FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year
2007
Succeeded by
Maria Stepanova
Preceded by
Jeļena Prokopčuka
Latvian Women's Sportspersonality of the Year
2008-2009
Succeeded by
Ineta Radēviča