Camille Little

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Camille Little
Camille Little.jpg
No. 20 – Phoenix Mercury
PositionPower forward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1985-01-18) January 18, 1985 (age 33)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolCarver (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
CollegeNorth Carolina (2003–2007)
WNBA draft2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007San Antonio Silver Stars
2008Atlanta Dream
20082014Seattle Storm
20152016Connecticut Sun
2017–presentPhoenix Mercury
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Camille Little (born January 18, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She began her WNBA career with the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2007. She played college basketball at North Carolina.

High school career[edit]

Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Little played for Carver High School, where she was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2003 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored ten points.[1]

College career[edit]

Known for her offensive skills and defensive game, Little and fellow All-American Ivory Latta led the North Carolina Tar Heels to two Final Four appearances in her four years at North Carolina. Little was voted the 2004 ACC Freshman of The Year and was named to the 2007 ACC All-Defensive Team. In her career at UNC, she has scored 1,773 points and averaged 12.8 points per game with 5.9 rebounds per game. Little was a McDonald's All-American in high school (2003).

College 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
2003-04 North Carolina 31 442 51.2 32.7 74.0 7.9 1.1 1.3 0.4 14.3
2004-05 North Carolina 34 401 44.9 43.3 68.2 5.9 1.6 2.1 0.5 11.8
2005-06 North Carolina 35 408 45.4 38.0 66.1 5.5 2.1 1.9 0.4 11.7
2006-07 North Carolina 38 522 48.3 31.0 69.0 5.9 2.7 2.6 0.3 13.7
Career North Carolina 138 1773 47.5 36.0 69.4 6.3 1.9 2.0 0.4 12.8

Professional career[edit]

Young woman wearing orange basketball uniform leaning to her right carrying the ball
Little in 2018

Little was selected 17th overall by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2007 WNBA Draft. Dan Hughes, the Silver Stars' coach and general manager, was surprised she was still available: "No mock-draft scenario we put together had us able to get Camille in the second round." [1]

On April 9, 2008 Little was traded along with Chioma Nnamaka and the first round pick of the 2009 WNBA draft to the Atlanta Dream for Ann Wauters, Morenike Atunrase, and the second round pick of the 2009 WNBA draft. On June 22, 2008 Little was traded to the Seattle Storm for a second round pick of the 2009 WNBA Draft. Little helped the Seattle Storm win their second championship in 2010.[3]

On January 28, 2015 Little was traded along with Shekinna Stricklen to the Connecticut Sun for Renee Montgomery, and the third and fifteen overall pick of the 2015 WNBA draft.[4]

She averages 45.1% FG, 72.1% in free throws, and 9.2 points per game.[5]

In 2017, Little was traded to the Phoenix Mercury along with teammate Jillian Alleyne in a three-team deal that sent Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever along with the Mercury's 2017 first round pick and the Connecticut Sun receiving the 8th overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft along with Lynetta Kizer from the Fever.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Little is a Christian. Little has spoken about her faith saying, "It’s not about the talent I have but about the gifts God has given me to use for His glory. Basketball accomplishments are great, but they can’t compare to my relationship with God."[7]

According to ESPN The Magazine, Little enjoys the television show SpongeBob SquarePants.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 7 October 2015.
  3. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (September 16, 2010). "Second title even sweeter for Storm". ESPN. Retrieved September 17, 2010.
  4. ^ Connecticut Acquires Little, Stricklen
  5. ^ "Camille Little career". WNBA. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "Mercury Trade Candice Dupree to Indiana in Three-Team Deal". SLAMonline. 2017-02-21. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  7. ^ "Camille Little, Seattle Storm".

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