Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga

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Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga
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No. 32 – Indiana Fever
Position Point guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1989-05-02) May 2, 1989 (age 28)
Downey, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 171 lb (78 kg)
Career information
High school Brea Olinda (Brea, California)
College Stanford (2007–2011)
WNBA draft 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
Playing career 2011–present
Career history
Indiana Fever
2011–2012 Tarsus Belediyesi
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Stats at

Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga (born May 2, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever. As a collegiate athlete recruited by Stanford University, she was known by Cardinal fans for her great play against the Lady Huskies of the University of Connecticut when she scored 31 points leading Stanford to victory over the undefeated Huskies.[1] Born in Downey, California, Pohlen appeared in 4 straight Final Fours at Stanford; including three straight Championship games. Pohlen captured her first gold medal in international competition as a member of the USA Basketball World University Games Team in July 2009.

Stanford statistics[edit]


  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
2007-08 Stanford 39 178 43.0 26.9 82.8 2.9 1.9 0.7 0.2 4.6
2008-09 Stanford 38 407 40.3 37.4 68.4 3.8 3.8 1.2 0.4 10.7
2009-10 Stanford 37 345 38.5 37.0 89.5 2.9 4.5 1.2 0.5 9.3
2010-11 Stanford 36 523 43.6 41.7 89.3 3.2 4.8 1.3 0.3 14.5
Career 150 1453 41.3 37.7 81.3 3.2 3.7 1.1 0.3 9.7

USA Basketball[edit]

Pohlen was named a member of the team representing the USA at the 2009 World University Games held in Belgrade, Serbia. The team won all seven games to earn the gold medal. Pohlen averaged 5.0 points per game.[3]


Pohlen was selected in the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (9th overall) by the Indiana Fever.[4] Recognized for her long range shooting, Pohlen led the league in three point shooting percentage in 2011.

In 2012, Pohlen won her first WNBA championship with the Fever after they defeated the Minnesota Lynx in the Finals. In 2014, Pohlen was waived by the Fever during training camp due to an achilles injury.

In 2015, she rejoined the Fever after recovery.[5]

In 2016, Pohlen was waived once again by the Fever a week before the start of the season.[6] Midway through the season, she returned to the Fever signing a 7-day contract on July 6, 2016.[7] A week later she signed another 7-day contract with the Fever. On July 21, 2016, she re-signed with the Fever for the rest of the season.[8]

In February 2017, Pohlen re-signed with the Fever.[9]

In February 2018, Pohlen re-signed once again with the Fever.[10]


Pohlen played the 2011-12 season with Tarsus in Turkey. She averaged 10.1 points in 13 games with the team.

Personal life[edit]

Pohlen has an uncle who played who football at the University of Notre Dame, both her grandfather and great-grandfather played basketball at Purdue University and her great-uncle is inducted into the Texas A&M Basketball Hall of Fame. In July 2016, Pohlette married former Indiana all-state basketball player Julian Mavunga who currently plays overseas in Japan.[11]


  1. ^ "Fever: Fever Opts For Versatility In Pohlen". 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 18 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Twenty-Fifth World University Games -- 2009". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ " Draft 2011". Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  5. ^ "Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga - - Official Site of the WNBA". - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  6. ^ "Fever Waive Goree, Pohlen, and Taylor as Regular Season Approaches - Indiana Fever". Indiana Fever. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Jeanette Pohlen Makes Return to Fever - Indiana Fever". Indiana Fever. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  8. ^ "Transactions - WNBA". - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  9. ^ "Fever Sign Jeanette Pohlen-Mavunga and Bashaara Graves - Indiana Fever". Indiana Fever. Retrieved 2017-09-14. 
  10. ^ WNBA Transactions
  11. ^ "Julian Mavunga Player Profile, Maine Red Claws, News, Rumors, NCAA Stats, G League Stats, International Stats, Events Stats, Game Logs, Bests, Awards - RealGM". Retrieved 2017-09-14.