Marie Ferdinand-Harris

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Marie Ferdinand-Harris
Personal information
Born (1978-10-13) October 13, 1978 (age 39)
Miami, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 162 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Miami, Florida)
College LSU (1997–2001)
WNBA draft 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Utah Starzz
Playing career 2001–2011
Position Shooting guard
Number 9
Career history
2001–2002 Utah Starzz
2003–2007 San Antonio Silver Stars
2008–2010 Los Angeles Sparks
2011 Phoenix Mercury
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Marie Ferdinand-Harris (born October 13, 1978) is an Haitian-American professional basketball player most recently for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women's National Basketball Association.

Early years[edit]

Ferdinand-Harris was born in Miami, Florida and is of Haitian descent.[1]

High school career[edit]

As a senior, Ferdinand averaged 24.0 points, seven rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2 steals per game, and was named the 1995 Player of the Year in Florida.

College career[edit]

Ferdinand attended Louisiana State University and played for the LSU Lady Tigers basketball team. She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.[2]

LSU 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% FT% RPG PPG
1997-98 LSU 27 66 37.7% 58.3% 2.3 2.4
1998-99 LSU 30 368 46.3% 66.3% 5.2 12.3
1999-00 LSU 32 500 50.1% 66.7% 4.7 17.5
2000-01 LSU 31 654 51.5% 73.9% 5.1 21.1
TOTALS 120 1648 48.9% 69.7% 4.4 13.7

WNBA career[edit]

Ferdinand was selected by the Utah Starzz 8th overall in the 1st round of the 2001 WNBA Draft. For her career, Ferdinand averages 13.1 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 2.4 apg, and 1.56 steals per game. She is a two time WNBA All-Star, playing on the 2002 and 2003 teams.

Ferdinand missed the entire 2006 WNBA season after giving birth to her first child.

On February 22, 2008 Ferdinand-Harris signed with the Los Angeles Sparks.



On January 13, 2006, the San Antonio Express-News reported that Ferdinand was expecting a baby boy in June, and was planning to return to the San Antonio Silver Stars by July 2006, preferably after the WNBA All-Star Game. She and Cedrick Harris, a former player on the LSU Tigers baseball team and former baseball coach (2007–2009) at Antonian College Preparatory High School in San Antonio, met at Louisiana State University and were married on October 8, 2006.


  1. ^ "Marie Ferdinand". Retrieved 15 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "2000 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". Retrieved 2014-08-03. 
  3. ^ "LSU Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2017-09-07. 

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