Jia Perkins

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Jia Perkins
Perkins-20161011.jpg
Personal information
Born (1982-02-23) February 23, 1982 (age 36)
Newburgh, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High school Granbury (Granbury, Texas)
College Texas Tech (2000–2004)
WNBA draft 2004 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Charlotte Sting
Playing career 2004–2017
Position Shooting guard
Career history
20042005 Charlotte Sting
20062010 Chicago Sky
2007–2008 Electra Ramat-Hasharon
2009–2010 Galatasaray
20112015 San Antonio Stars
20162017 Minnesota Lynx
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jia Dorene Perkins (born February 23, 1982) is an American retired professional basketball player. She announced her retirement after the 2017 season when the Lynx won the WNBA championship.[1] She was born in Newburgh, New York. She moved to Granbury, Texas where she attended Granbury High School.

College career[edit]

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
2000–01 Texas Tech 32 435 45.8 36.4 80.5 4.1 3.8 2.8 0.5 13.6
2001–02 Texas Tech 32 513 42.6 23.3 77.5 5.0 3.8 2.7 0.8 16.0
2002–03 Texas Tech 35 556 43.0 5.3 78.0 5.1 2.8 2.6 0.8 15.9
2003–04 Texas Tech 16 264 50.2 42.1 80.8 4.4 2.1 2.3 0.8 16.5
Career Texas Tech 115 1768 44.4 28.2 79.2 4.7 3.3 2.7 0.7 15.4

2000–2001[edit]

Jia helped Texas Tech to get to March Madness, as Texas Tech claimed the 2nd seed. Texas Tech went all the way to the Regional Semifinals, beating 15th seeded Penn State and 7th seeded Virginia Tech. However, in the Regional Semifinals, Texas Tech lost 74-72 to Purdue, who went all the way to the National Championship before losing to Notre Dame.

2001–2002[edit]

Despite being seeded in a lesser position, Texas Tech still managed to surge their way through to the Sweet Sixteen round again as the 4th seed team in the West Region's bracket. Texas tech beat 13th seeded Stephen F. Austin in the 1st round, then went on to beat 12th seeded Mississippi State. However, Texas Tech came to the same end as they did in 2001, losing by 10 points to 1st-seeded Oklahoma, who also went on to lose in the Championship.

2002–2003[edit]

Texas Tech looked to overcome their Sweet Sixteen losing streak, and this year they were the 2nd-seeded team again. Texas Tech started off a bit shaky, beating 15th-seeded Missouri State by only 8 points. However, they redeemed themselves in the 2nd round, winning 71-48 over UC Santa Barbara. They went on to beat New Mexico by the same score, advancing to the Elite Eight for the first (and last) time in Jia's college era. Texas Tech went on to lose to Duke.

2003–2004[edit]

In Jia's last year at Texas Tech, Jia played her fewest ever games in her college career, only playing 16 total games. That being said, Texas Tech also was eliminated in the earliest stage of Jia's college career. Texas Tech finished 4th seeded again, and beat Maine in the 1st round. They went on to lose by 17 points to Louisiana Tech. Jia never did go to the Final Four tournament.

WNBA career[edit]

Perkins was selected by the Charlotte Sting with the 35th pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. Perkins missed most of the season due to the birth of her daughter.

On November 16, 2005, Perkins was selected by the Chicago Sky in the expansion draft. She played in Chicago for five years and posted a career-best 17.0 points per game in 2008.

In 2009, Perkins was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team as a reserve.

Prior to the 2011 season, she was traded to the San Antonio Stars in exchange for Michelle Snow. That same year, Perkins made her first playoff appearance.

During the 2016 WNBA Draft, Perkins was traded to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for Jazmon Gwathmey.

In February 2018, it was announced that Perkins had officially retired from the game of basketball.[3]

WNBA playoffs[edit]

Perkins in game 5 of the WNBA Finals in 2017

The Silver Stars qualified for the 2011 WNBA Playoffs and Perkins made her first career postseason appearance in 2011, where the Stars lost in the first round to the Minnesota Lynx. Perkins scored the team's high of 24 points in the 2nd game of the series, played in San Antonio, where the Stars won 84-75.

The next year, the Stars made the 2012 WNBA Playoffs, where the Stars improved to the third seeded spot. However, their season came to an early end as the Los Angeles Sparks defeated them 2-0 in the 1st round.

The Stars missed the playoffs in 2013, but came back in 2014 as the third seed. However, they met the same sticky end that they did in 2012, losing 2-0 to the Lynx. Perkins has played in every playoff game the Stars have partaken in since 2011.

In her first season with the Lynx, they made it all the way to the WNBA Finals where the faced the Sparks. However, they Lynx ended up losing the series 2-3.

In her second season with the Lynx, they made it back to the Finals for the third straight season. This time the Lynx would win in 5 games against the Sparks, winning their fourth championship in seven seasons, tying the now-defunct Houston Comets for most championship titles.

WNBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high League leader

Source[4]

Denotes seasons in which Perkins won a WNBA championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2004 Charlotte 4 0 4.3 .000 .000 .750 0.8 0.3 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.8
2005 Charlotte 30 11 15.5 .424 .333 .633 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.3 1.0 5.0
2006 Chicago 30 27 28.0 .351 .277 .806 3.6 3.2 1.4 0.4 1.8 9.4
2007 Chicago 33 5 23.1 .464 .433 .774 3.3 2.3 1.5 0.2 1.5 11.7
2008 Chicago 34 34 31.9 .436 .363 .891 4.0 2.8 1.9 0.3 1.7 17.0
2009 Chicago 34 34 27.4 .417 .385 .846 3.4 2.9 2.2 0.2 1.6 13.2
2010 Chicago 34 34 27.5 .396 .349 .814 2.9 2.4 1.6 0.2 1.1 10.7
2011 San Antonio 34 8 25.1 .418 .313 .845 3.5 1.4 1.2 0.2 1.0 12.0
2012 San Antonio 33 3 23.0 .380 .386 .754 2.8 1.9 1.6 0.3 0.8 10.6
2013 San Antonio 34 33 30.5 .400 .388 .865 3.1 2.0 2.3 0.2 1.4 13.9
2014 San Antonio 23 2 22.6 .442 .411 .895 2.3 1.7 1.4 0.2 0.9 12.5
2015 San Antonio 26 26 27.3 .376 .272 .880 3.0 1.7 1.4 0.3 1.2 13.3
2016 Minnesota 34 5 20.7 .366 .228 .833 2.6 1.3 0.9 0.2 0.6 6.4
2017 Minnesota 34 2 16.3 .369 .316 .833 2.0 1.4 1.0 0.0 0.8 4.2
Career 14 years, 4 teams 417 224 24.4 .405 .351 .834 2.9 2.0 1.5 0.2 1.2 10.6

Postseason[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2011 San Antonio 3 3 33.7 .395 .368 1.000 5.3 2.7 2.7 0.3 2.3 13.0
2012 San Antonio 2 0 21.5 .375 .333 .500 1.5 2.5 3.0 0.5 0.5 12.0
2014 San Antonio 2 0 23.0 .625 .600 .500 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.0 12.0
2016 Minnesota 8 0 17.6 .390 .100 1.000 2.0 1.9 0.5 0.1 0.3 5.1
2017 Minnesota 8 0 15.8 .333 .286 1.000 2.0 0.9 0.7 0.1 0.6 3.3
Career 5 years, 2 teams 23 3 19.9 .403 .316 .800 2.3 1.6 1.3 0.2 0.7 6.7

Awards and achievements[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Dull, Ben (February 5, 2018). "Minnesota Lynx guard Jia Perkins retires". Summitt Hoops. Retrieved February 6, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 23 Sep 2015. 
  3. ^ Minnesota Lynx guard Jia Perkins retires
  4. ^ "Jia Perkins stats". WNBA.com. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Jia Perkins Bio". WNBA.com. Retrieved April 9, 2016. 

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