Kristen Mann

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Kristen Mann
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Personal information
Born (1983-08-10) August 10, 1983 (age 33)
Lakewood, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High school Foothill (Santa Ana, California)
College UC Santa Barbara (2001–2005)
WNBA draft 2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career 2005–present
Position Forward
Number 44, 11, 24
Career history
2005–2007 Minnesota Lynx
2008 Atlanta Dream
2008 Indiana Fever
2009 Washington Mystics
2010 Minnesota Lynx
Stats at

Kristen Cherie Mann (born August 10, 1983) is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA.


Born in Lakewood, California on August 10, 1983, Mann is the daughter of Kathy Deeds and Gene Mann. She has two brothers, Mack and Guy, and one sister, Payton, all younger than her. She went to Foothill High School, playing both basketball and softball. She played first and third base for her high school softball team, and the Foothill Knights won the state and national titles in 2000. In basketball she holds 25 school records, and was a Nike All-American.

College career[edit]

Mann went to the UC Santa Barbara, alongside fellow WNBA player Lindsay Taylor, and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Women's Studies. She played basketball all four years at UCSB, and played softball for the 2003 season. She played first base and was a designated hitter with a batting average of .263 for the season. Some of her college awards are being First Team All-Big West in 2003–04 & 2002–03, 2001–02 Big-West Freshman of the Year, 2004–05 John Wooden All-American, and being awarded the Kristen Lohman trophy. The Gauchos won the Big-West tournament championship in 2002–03. During the summer of 2003 Mann was a member of Team USA and helped win the gold medal in the inaugural FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia.

UC Santa Barbara 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
2001-02 UCSB 32 401 43.0 32.4 72.3 6.5 1.8 1.4 0.1 12.5
2002-03 UCSB 20 284 44.0 36.7 73.0 6.5 1.9 1.5 0.3 14.2
2003-04 UCSB 33 450 46.0 35.5 65.1 6.6 2.5 1.5 0.3 13.6
2004-05 UCSB 29 565 44.0 31.7 68.3 9.4 2.3 1.2 0.2 19.5
Career UCSB 114 1700 44.3 33.8 69.7 7.3 2.1 1.4 0.2 14.9

WNBA career[edit]

Following her collegiate career, she was selected 11th overall in the 2005 WNBA Draft. In her rookie season, Mann averaged 3.0 points and 7.7 minutes per game. In 2006, Mann was inserted into the starting line-up and averaged 7.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.

In 2007, Mann started 17 of the Lynx 34 games and posted career highs in scoring (7.6 ppg) and rebounds (3.6 rpg). On February 6, 2008 the Atlanta Dream selected Mann in their expansion draft. She was traded to Indiana midway through the 2008 season in exchange for Alison Bales.

While a member of the Indiana Fever, she played in five games averaging just over 6 minutes player per game and averaging 0.4 points per game. After the 2008 season, Mann was signed by the Washington Mystics, who cited her "ability to stretch the defense with her three point shot, a very high basketball IQ, and a competitive work ethic" as the reasons why they had chosen to bring her on board.

Former Lynx teammates Lindsey Harding and Eshaya Murphy joined Mann for training camping prior to the 2009 season. On June 4, 2009, Mann was waived from the Mystics, but she was re-signed on June 16, 2009.[2]

Mann signed partway through the 2010 season with the Minnesota Lynx and would play a total of five games with them to finish out the season.

Overseas career[edit]

Kristen Mann with her French team of Tarbes GB.
Seasons Team Country
2005–2006 Zaragoza Mann Filter Spain
2006–2007 Mersin Büyükşehir Belediye  Turkey
2007–2008 Tarbes GB[3]  France
2009–2010 SK Cēsis[4]  Latvia
2010–2011 Flammes Carolos Basket Ardennes  France
2011–2013 Lattes Montpellier  France
2013-2014 Toulouse Metropole Basket  France
2014-2015 CAB Madeira  Portugal
2015-2016 TTT Riga  Latvia

Music career[edit]

She is also a singer/songwriter and has released recordings with Gabriel Mann, no relation, but was a college friend under the band name Sapphica.


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