Brooke Smith (basketball)

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Brooke Smith
Personal information
Born (1984-04-30) April 30, 1984 (age 31)
San Anselmo, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Marin Catholic (Kentfield, California)
College Duke (2002–2003)
Stanford (2004–2007)
WNBA draft 2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Position Center
Career history
2008–2010 Phoenix Mercury
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Brooke Smith (born April 30, 1984) is a professional basketball player most recently in the WNBA.

High school[edit]

Born in San Anselmo, California, Smith played for Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, California, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2002 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eight points.[1]

College[edit]

Smith played her freshman year in college at Duke University in 2002–03. After sitting out a year, she played three years at Stanford and graduated in 2007. Following her collegiate career, she was selected 23rd overall in the 2007 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx, but was released on April 26. On April 29, the Connecticut Sun signed Smith, only to waive her on May 11.

Duke and Stanford statistics[edit]

Source[2]

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
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002-03 Duke 25 85 53.1 - 65.4 2.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 3.4
2003-04
2004-05 Stanford 35 465 61.0 - 67.7 5.5 1.9 0.9 1.3 13.3
2005-06 Stanford 34 584 57.6 - 77.9 7.5 3.1 1.1 1.4 17.2
2006-07 Stanford 34 471 50.4 21.6 82.6 7.6 3.5 1.3 1.1 13.9
Career Combined 128 1605 55.9 20.5 75.2 6.0 2.4 0.9 1.1 12.5

USA Basketball[edit]

Smith was a member of the team representing the USA at the 2005 World University Games Team in Izmir, Turkey. Smith averaged 5.0 points per game while helping the team to a 7–0 record, resulting in a gold medal at the event. Smith connected on 19 of her 24 shot attempts for a 79% shot percentage.[3]

Professional[edit]

She played for Virtus Viterbo in the Italian A-1 League for the 2007–08 season.,[4] Her 2007–2008 stats: Gescom Viterbo (ITA-A1,1T): 32 games: 14.6ppg, Reb-2(10.3rpg), 2.7spg, FGP: 52.0%, FT: 72.2%[5]

Smith has played with the Phoenix Mercury since the 2008 season, winning the championship in 2009.

For two seasons she played with the Italian team Pool Comense. In her second season (2009–2010), she led the team in shooting with 17.53 points per game and was Italian A1 League Center of the year and league "First Team".[5] In 2010–2011, Smith is playing for the current Italian title defending champions Cras Basket Taranto, replacing Rebekkah Brunson.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Twenty-Second World University Games -- 2005". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Italian job: Brooke Smith hooks up with top-level pro team". 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 
  5. ^ a b "Brooke Smith". 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2007-11-16. 

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