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M I T C H E L L E T E S S

Governor

Born into a family of hoteliers, Mitchell Grossinger Etess brings literally a lifetime of experience in the hospitality industry to his role as Executive Vice President of Marketing for Mohegan Sun. Etess joined Mohegan Sun as a member of the casino’s pre-opening team in 1996 and is responsible for food and beverage, entertainment and hotel operations.

Prior to his position at Mohegan Sun, he served as Vice President of Marketing at Players IslandResort•Casino•Spa in Nevada. From 1988 to 1994, Etess was employed at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, rising through the ranks from Public Relations Manager to Senior Vice President of Marketing. Before that, Etess was a partner in the advertising and public relations firm of Gordon Etess Associates in Pinehurst, North Carolina after serving as General Manager at CCA/Holly Inn in Pinehurst. Prior to 1985, Etess worked in virtually every capacity – and finally as General Manager – at his family’sGrossinger’s Hotel in Grossinger, New York. It was here that Etess, who was raised at the hotel, got his early training in the hospitality industry.

A graduate of New York City’s Columbia University, Etess resides in Old Lyme, Connecticut with his wife Karen and his two children.

J E F F R E Y H A RT M A N

Alternate Governor

Jeffrey E. Hartmann, Executive Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Mohegan Sun, has been with the legendary destination since December 1996. In his current position, he is responsible for day-to-day accounting, financial reporting to the Securities Exchange Commission, and bondholder and banking relations. In addition, he oversees Mohegan Sun’s information systems, as well as its table games, slots, poker and Race Book.

Hartmann has eight years of experience in the casino and hotel industry. Prior to joining the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority, he served as Vice President of Finance for Foxwoods Management Company from August 1991 to December 1996. A certified public accountant, Hartmann was employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, as an Audit Manager from 1984 to 1991.

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PAU L M U N I C K

President

As Vice President of Sports and Entertainment for Mohegan Sun, Paul Munick overseas the business affairs, operations and marketing for Mohegan Sun’s three entertainment venues: the Mohegan Sun Arena, Cabaret Theatre and Wolf Den. Munick has been instrumental in bringing world class sporting events, many of which have been nationally televised, to the Mohegan Sun Arena, including championship boxing, college and professional men’s and women’s basketball, indoor lacrosse, Arena Football, tennis and professional bull riding. He has also secured world-renowned performers such as Tim McGraw, Cher, Janet Jackson, Bon Jovi, the Eagles, Aerosmith and others to perform in Connecticut’s premier entertainment venue. In 2002, the Mohegan Sun Arena was nominated by POLLSTAR as the Best New Concert Venue in the country.

Munick is the President of the Connecticut Sun, the WNBA’s newest professional women’s basketball franchise, which is owned and operated by Mohegan Sun and calls Mohegan Sun Arena home. In this position, Munick is responsible for all facets of team operations, marketing and finance.

Prior to joining Mohegan Sun, Munick served as vice president of athletics and entertainment at Madison Square Garden in New York City. In this role, he was involved in the development and expansion of all business initiatives, including contract negotiations, operations, marketing, sponsorship and television. Munick was responsible for a wide variety of national events at Madison Square Garden, such as the Goodwill Games, NFL Draft, Millrose Track & Field Championships, Big East Championship and the Women’s Tennis Association’s Chase Championships where he served as Tournament Director. In this position, he also directed the Arena’s family entertainment events and in 1995, reestablished the professional boxing program at Madison Square Garden.

Munick holds a master’s degree in sports

administration from Ohio University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stony Brook University. A native New Yorker, he currently resides in Berkeley Heights, NJ with his wife and two daughters.

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C H R I S TO P H E R S I E N KO

General Manager

Chris Sienko has been with Mohegan Sun since 2002. He currently holds the role of General Manager for the Connecticut Sun, managing the day-to-day business functions of the franchise and overseeing all aspects of the team’s basketball operations, including player contracts and personnel moves for the team. In addition to his role as GM for the Sun, Sienko also directs all sporting events for the property, including championship boxing, wrestling, men’s and women’s college and professional basketball, bowling, billiards and more.

Sienko, who specializes in profit and loss management, strategic partnerships, online and traditional marketing, direct and channel distribution, integrated marketing strategies and client relationship management brings a wealth of experience to the Connecticut Sun. Prior to joining Mohegan Sun, Sienko was an integral part in the start up of another professional sports team, the ABL’s New England Blizzard, where he served as vice president of marketing, then general manager. He also was president of the Arthur Robert Group, a small advertising agency in Connecticut for eight years, before becoming vice president of marketing for thePit.com, which was successfully sold to Topps, Inc. in 2000.

Holding senior level positions with each of the organizations he has worked, his experience and guidance have brought in millions of dollars in revenues, new business and long-lasting partnerships. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Sienko lives in Newington, Connecticut with his family.

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H E A D C O A C H

M I C H A E L T H I B AU LT

Coaching Career Synopsis: • Assistant coach, Cabrillo Junior

College, 1977-78

• Assistant coach, St. Martin’s College, 1978-80 • Scout, Los Angeles Lakers, 1978-80 • Assistant coach/director of scouting,

Chicago Bulls, 1982-86

• General Manager/head coach, Calgary 88’s (WBL), 1987-89

• Head coach, US National Team – World Championship Qualifying Tournament 1993

• Head coach, US National Team – Pan American Games, 1995 • President/head coach,

Omaha Racers (CBA), 1989-97 • Scout, Seattle Sonics, 1997-98 • Assistant coach, Milwaukee Bucks

(1998-2001)

Mike Thibault’s coaching resume goes way beyond his tenure in Milwaukee.

Thibault entered the NBA ranks in 1978 as a scout for the Los Angeles Lakers, and was promoted to director of scouting and assistant coach in 1980.The Lakers won two World Championships (1980, 1982) during his tenure. From 1982-1986, he was an assistant coach and director of scouting for the Chicago Bulls during a period in which the Bulls acquired John Paxson and drafted Charles Oakley and Michael Jordan.

From 1987-89,Thibault was the general manager and head coach of the Calgary 88’s of the World Basketball League (WBL), earning WBL Coach of the Year honors in 1988. In 1989,Thibault began a remarkable eight-year run as general manager and head coach of The CBA’s Omaha Racers.The Racers made the playoffs each season (1989-97) under his watch, bringing home a CBA title in 1993.

Thibault was named 1993 Sportsman of the Year by the Omaha sportscasters, and ranks sixth on the CBA all-time coaching victory list (236). In March of 1995, he coached the silver medal-winning USA National Team at the Pan American Games, and in August of 1993, he served as head coach of the gold medal-winning USA National Team at the World Championship Qualifying Tournament in Puerto Rico. He spent the 1997-98 season as a scout for the Seattle Sonics.

Mike and his wife, Nanci, have two children, Eric Dean and Carly Ann.

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A S S I S TA N T C O A C H E S

S C OT T H AW K

46, brings more than 20 years of coaching experience in men’s and women’s basketball to the Connecticut Sun. For the past 13 years he has served as the Director of the Omaha Crusaders, a 501 C3 non-profit corporation created to benefit young people of Nebraska and western Iowa and the parent organization of one of the largest high school summer basketball programs in Nebraska. Since 1980, Hawk has served as a teacher, head coach and assistant basketball coach in top high school programs in Omaha including his alma mater Omaha Creighton Prepatory High School, Plattsmouth High School, Omaha Cathedral High School and Bellevue West High School. His coaching record includes two Nebraska State Championship titles and Coach of the Year Awards. Hawk earned a masters in educational technology from Lesley University and a bachelor of science from The University of Nebraska (Omaha). Hawk will join the team immediately. He currently resides in Omaha and will move to the area with his wife and two daughters.

B E R N A D E T T E M AT TOX

43, has 18 years of Division I and international level coaching experience including the past eight seasons as head coach of the University of Kentucky women’s team. Mattox will come on board with the Connecticut Sun full time immediately. Mattox was named the first female Division I assistant bench coach for a men’s team in 1990 and spent four years with Coach Rick Pitino and the Kentucky Wildcats, including an NCAA Final Four appearance in 1993. During her four seasons, the team also amassed an impressive 108– 24 record. Mattox graduated from the University of Georgia, where she was an outstanding player, earning the school’s first All-American player designation. After graduating she spent five years as an assistant and top recruiter to coach Andy Landers and two years as a graduate assistant. Mattox currently resides in Lexington, Kentucky and will move to the area with her husband and son.

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C O N N E C T I C U T S U N R O S T E R

# PLA YER POS HT WT DOB FROM YRS 24 Deb bie Black G 5-3 124 7/29/66 St. Joseph’ s '88 4 15 Cour tne y Coleman F-C 6-0 170 4/11/81 Ohio State '03 R 32 Katie Douglas G-F 6-0 165 5/07/79 Pur due '01 2 7J essie Hicks C-F 6-4 188 12/02/71 Mar yland '93 4 31 Adrienne J ohnson G 5-10 154 2/05/74 Ohio State '96 5 14 Shannon J ohnson G 5-7 144 8/18/74 South Car olina '96 4 50 Rebecca Lobo F 6-4 185 10/06/73 Connecticut '95 5 11 T aj McWilliams-F ranklin F-C 6-2 184 10/20/70 St. Edwar d’ s '93 4 3W endy P almer F 6-2 165 8/12/74 Virginia '96 6 42 Nyk esha Sales F-G 6-0 184 5/10/76 Connecticut '98 4 21 Br ook e W yck off F 6-1 183 3/30/80 Florida State '01 2 TEAM

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#24 GUARD

Height/Weight:

5-3/124

Birthdate:

July 29, 1966

College:

St. Joseph’s ’88

Transactions:

Selected by Utah in the second round (15th overall)

of the 1999 WNBA Draft (5-4-99)... Selected by

Miami in the third round (11th overall) of the 2000

WNBA Expansion Draft (12-15-99).

D E B B I E B L A C K

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1999 32 62-163 .380 8-40 .200 31-50 .620 111/3.5 161 163/5.1

2000 32 57-150 .380 9-42 .214 29-42 .690 92/2.9 98 152/4.8

2001 32 70-187 .374 3-20 .150 37-48 .771 126/3.9 123 180/5.6

2002 32 64-160 .400 0-3 .000 25-33 .758 123/3.8 137 153/4.8

Totals 128 253-660 .383 20-105 .190 122-173 .705 452/3.5 519 648/5.1

WNBA PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

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2001 WNBA Season: Named the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year...Led the league in steals (82) and steal-to-turnover ratio (1.61)...Recorded at least one steal in 30 of 32 games ... Led the SOL in assists (123) for the second consecutive season...Recorded franchise record six steals and career-high 15 points on Aug. 11 @ Orlando...Scored a then career-high 14 points July 22 @ New York while producing team-highs in rebounds (8), assists (4) and steals (4) while committing only one turnover ... Led or co-led the team in rebounds in seven games...Grabbed five or more rebounds in 13 games ... Recorded franchise record nine assists on June 9 at Sacramento ... Registered five steals on three occasions (June 16 at Cleveland, July 20 vs. Houston and July 27 vs. Orlando)

2000 WNBA Season:Started all 32 games for the SOL and led the team in assists (98) and steals (58)...Scored a then career-high 13 points in the SOL’s inaugural game June 1 vs. Indiana...Hit all five field goal attempts and scored 11 points July 30 @ Seattle...Played a season-high 41 minutes in the final regular season game Aug. 9 vs. Orlando...Dished out season-high seven assists in a victory vs. Utah on July 21 ... Underwent back surgery in February and did not make SOL debut until the final pre-season game May 26

1999 WNBA Season:Led the Utah Starzz and ranked third in the league with 77 steals... Also led the squad and ranked fifth in the league with 161 assists...Started all 32

games...Recorded career-high 11 assists July 24 vs. Cleveland...Made career-high seven steals @ Washington on July 8.

Other Professional Experience:Played for Rescifina Messina in Italy in 2001-02 and was a teammate of Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough …Played three seasons for the Colorado Xplosion of the ABL...A two-time ABL All-Star selection (1998 & 1997)...Recorded a quadruple-double with 10 points, 14 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 steals on Dec. 8, 1996 against the Atlanta Glory to become the only woman and one of only four professionals to accomplish the feat...Finished ABL career as the all-time leader in steals (330) and ranked second in assists (608)...Named 1997 ABL Defensive Player of the Year...A 1998 All-ABL Honorable Mention and 1997 All-ABL Second Team selection...Averaged five assists (fifth in ABL) and 7.1 points In 13 games in the 1998-99 season...Led the ABL in steals (4.4 per game) and ranked second in assists (4.4 per game) in 1997...Played professionally in Australia with the Tasmanian Islanders (1989-96)...Led the Islanders to the Australian National Championship in 1991 and Southern National Championship in 1995. College:Named 1988 All-District and All-Atlantic 10 Conference First Team at St. Joseph’s University...Selected to the 1987 and 1986 All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and 1985 All-Rookie team...Completed career ranked as St. Joseph’s all-time career leader in assists (718) and steals (572)...Earned 12 varsity letters in basketball, field hockey and softball...Inducted into the Philadelphia Big Five Hall of Fame in 1995, the St. Joseph’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1994 and the St. Joseph’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2000.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:45 vs. Houston (7-16-99) FGM:6, two times FGA:15 vs. Detroit (6-12-01) 3FGM:2 vs.Washington (6-08-00)

3FGA:4, three times

FTM:6 @ Orlando (8-11-01)

FTA:8 @ Washington (7-08-99)

REBOUNDS:9, two times

ASSISTS:11 @ Cleveland

(7-24-99)

STEALS:7 @ Washington

(7-08-99)

BLOCKS:1, fourteen times

POINTS:—15 @ Orlando

(8-11-01)

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C O U R T N E Y C O L E M A N

#15 CENTER

Height/Weight:

6-0/170

Birthdate:

April 13, 1981

College:

Ohio State ’03

Transactions:

Second Team All-Big Ten (2003, 2002, 2001)...

COLLEGIATE TOTALS

G MIN FGM-FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT OFF DEF TOT AST ST TO BLK PTS RPG APG PPG

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College:Led Ohio State to a perfect 14-0 home record during her senior year as the team finished 22-10 and advanced to the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game for the first time since the 1994-1995 season... Led the Buckeyes to the NCAA Tournament in 2002-2003 for the first time since 1999 and the team won an NCAA game for the first time since 1996...Won the 2003 NCAA field goal percentage title (66.2%)... Member of the Ohio State 1,000 point club (1,540 career points)... Owns Ohio State record for best field goal percentages in a career (.603)... A three-time second-team All Big-Ten selection... 2003 District Kodak/WBCA All-American... Named OSU MVP during her junior year.

Personal:Was a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, which is given to the outstanding male and female senior Division I basketball player annually and originated from the award's Honorary Chairman, Dick Enberg... Earned national recognition and exposure as a junior member of the Ohio Air Alpha AAU squad, where she was an All-American... Also competed in the National Junior Olympics.

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#32 GUARD/FORWARD

Height/Weight:

6-0/165

Birthdate:

May 7, 1979 (Indianapolis, IN)

High School:

Perry Meridian High School (Indianapolis, IN)

College:

Purdue ’01

Career Highlights:

Finished ranked second amongst all WNBA rookies

in spg (1.68), ninth in ppg (7.0), 14th in rebounding

(2.8) and seventh in assists (2.2) in 2001.

Transactions:

Selected in the first round (10th overall) of the 2001

WNBA Draft on April 20.

K AT I E D O U G L A S

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

2001 22 51-141 .362 18-57 .316 34-47 .723 51/2.3 39 154/7.0

2002 32 92-205 .449 29-79 .367 58-67 .866 135/4.2 53 271/8.5

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2002 WNBA Season:Set or tied career-highs in nine statistical categories (Minutes-40, FGM-6, FGA-15, 3FGM-3, FTA-7, Rebounds-12, Steals-5, Blocks-2 and Points-19) and ranked in the WNBA top 40 in five statistical categories (Rebounds, FG%, 3FG%, FT% and Steals)... Averaged 8.5 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.53 spg and started in 30 games...Tied for the team's third leading rebounder...4th in the WNBA in FT% (.866)... 24th in the WNBA in FG% (.449) and 25th in 3FG% (.367)... 16th in steals (1.53)...Tied for 4th in the league in steals per turnover ratio (1.17)... Led the team in rebounding six times... Saw her scoring average increase each month (May-4.0 ppg, Jun-7.1ppg, July-8.4 ppg, August-12.1 ppg)... Played a career-high 40 minutes and notched her first-ever career double-double by scoring 15 points, grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds and had two steals at Indiana (8/7)...Tied her career-high in steals (5), scored 16 points and pulled down three rebounds at Cleveland (7/28)...Tied her season-high in assists with four at Los Angeles (7/22)... Scored 12 points (6 coming in overtime), pulled down four rebounds, dished out two assists and had one block against Indiana (7/3)... Scored a career-high 19 points, pulled down a game-high nine rebounds and swiped a season-high four steals versus the Mercury (7/6)... Shot 8-10 FGS, 1-2 3FGS, 2-2 FTS... Started her first-ever WNBA game at Miami (6/4) and grabbed 10 rebounds (also a game-high).

2001 WNBA Season:Finished ranked second amongst all WNBA rookies in spg (1.68), ninth in ppg (7.0), 14th in rebounding (2.8) and seventh in assists (2.2)... In the last five games, she averaged 22.8 mpg, 11.4 ppg, 2.2 apg, 2.4 steals and 1.8 rpg while shooting 52.9% (18-for-34) from the field and 88.2% (15-for-17) from the free-throw line.

College:Two-time Kodak All-America (2000, 2001)... Named 2001 Big Ten Player of the Year... Only Purdue player to rank in the top 10 in points (3rd-1,965) points, rebounds (8th-727), assists (3rd-526), steals (1st-327) and blocks (9th-66)... During the 2001 NCAA Tournament, averaged 19.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.5 apg and 3.3 spg... Named to the 2001 and 1999 NCAA Women’s Final Four All-Tournament Team... Led Purdue in scoring her senior (15.5 ppg) and junior (20.4 ppg) seasons...Won a national championship under the direction of Orlando Miracle GM/head coach Carolyn Peck in 1999... Recipient of the 2001 Big Ten Suzy Favor Award, given to the conference’s female athlete of the year... Leading scorer (17.6 ppg) on silver medal-winning 1999 USA Women’s World University Games Team.

Personal:Full name, Kathryn Elizabeth Douglas... Has an older sister, Kim Rostrelli (30), two older brothers, Brian Douglas (27) and Scott Douglas (25)... Pre-game ritual includes eating the same (food), chicken, spaghetti, fruit salad, salad and mashed potatoes, taking a nap and wearing the same clothes (for every game)... Favorite moment on the court is throwing the ball in the air after winning the NCAA Championship in 1999... Wants to support Race for the Cure because mother passed away from breast cancer... Serving as co-spokesperson for the WNBA’s breast health awareness initiative... Credits Purdue coach Kristy Curry with her development off the court because Curry taught her how to have balance in her life and to get through the hard times...Winning the 2001 Jim Valvano Award for Comeback Player of the Year is her proudest achievement...Wears a women’s size 11 shoe... Can’t watch scary movies.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:40 @ Indiana

(8-07-02)

FGM:8 vs. Phoenix (7-6-02) FGA:15 vs. Detroit (8-11-02)

3FGM:3, two times

3FGA:7 @ Los Angeles

(6-14-01)

FTM:7 vs. Cleveland (8-7-01)

FTA:7 two times

REBOUNDS:12 @ Indiana

(8-7-02)

ASSISTS:5 @ New York

(8-10-01)

STEALS:5, two times

BLOCKS:2, three times

POINTS:19 vs. Phoenix

(7-6-02)

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#7 CENTER/FORWARD

Height/Weight:

6-4/188

Birthdate:

December 2, 1971 (Richmond,VA)

High School:

Thomas Jefferson High School (Richmond,VA)

College:

Maryland ’93

Transactions:

Added to the Miracle training camp roster on May 3, 2000.

J E S S I E H I C K S

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1997 26 37-80 .463 0-1 .000 9-16 .563 36/1.4 10 83/3.2

2000 26 10-23 .435 0-0 .000 18-29 .621 26/1.0 4 38/1.5

2001 32 63-162 .389 0-0 .000 43-66 .652 92/2.9 22 169/5.3

2002 31 73-153 .477 0-0 .000 44-63 .698 102/3.3 23 190/6.1

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2002 WNBA Season:Averaged a career-best 6.1 ppg and 3.3 rpg... Played in 31 games, started in the last 6 contests and averaged 15.2 mpg... Set a new single season-high for points (190), minutes (471), rebounds (102), blocks (25), and assists (23)... Set career-highs in five statistical categories (FGM-7, FTM-8, FTA-11, Blocks-4, and Points-18)...Team leader in blocks (25)...Tied for 16th in the league in blocks (.81)... Led the team in rebounding in two games and scored in double figures in six games... In her first start of the season, had a career-high 4 blocks, scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Charlotte (8/1)... Scored 14 points, set career-high in FTM (8) and FTA (11) and pulled down six rebounds at Sacramento (7/21)... Scored a career-high 18 points off the bench in 28 minutes of play versus Cleveland (6/8).

2001 WNBA Season:Played in all 32 games averaging 5.3 ppg and 2.9 rpg... Eclipsed career-highs in points (167), rebounds (91) and assists (24)... Set new career-highs in nine statistical categories (Min-35; FG-6; FGA-13; FT-5; FTA-6; Reb-8; Ast-5; Stl-4; Pts-16)... Started five games on the year.

2000 WNBA Season:Averaged 1.5 ppg and 1.0 rpg in 26 games... Grabbed a career-high seven boards and scored three points versus Detroit (8-6-00)...Tied her season-high of five points (2-2 FG) versus Cleveland (6-22-00)... Scored five points and had two rebounds at Charlotte (6-10-00)... Scored two points and grabbed three rebounds against Sacramento (6-5-00)... Scored two points, had two rebounds and two assists against Charlotte (6-1-00)... Started and played 14 minutes at Washington in the season opener.

1997 WNBA Season:Played for the Utah Starzz and averaged 3.2 ppg and 1.4 rpg... Scored nine points, on 4-of-5 shooting, against Charlotte Sting on 7-16-97... Posted seven points, on 3-of-3 shooting, against New York Liberty on 7-17-97... Recorded a team-high 13 points and three rebounds against the Charlotte Sting on 8-24-97.

Other Professional Experience:Averaged 17 points and nine rebounds for Juven Saski Baloia in Spain during the 1993-94 season... Played for Nacionales Ingenerios in Honduras in January 1997... Played professionally in Spain from 1998-2000.

College:Selected Honorable Mention Kodak All-America for the 1992-93 and 1991-92 seasons... Named to All-ACC Conference first team as a junior and senior... Selected to 1993 ACC All-Tournament team... Ranks fourth in points (1,601), fifth in rebounds (703) and third in blocks in Maryland history... In 112 career games, averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.24 steals and shot .588 from the field... Received B.A. in criminal justice.

Personal:Full name, Jessie Yvette Hicks... Spent 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons as assistant coach at Bowie State University... Served as an assistant coach at Maryland Eastern Shore in 1994-95... Most defining moment was at age 22 when she broke her engagement and began her coaching career... Enjoys speaking to children... Speaks Spanish... Has four brothers and one sister... Father was an amateur boxer... Enjoys softball, tennis and football... Has a four-year-old son, Jamon Emmanuel Hicks.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:35 @ Miami (7-27-01) FGM:7 vs. Cleveland (6-8-02) FGA:13 @ Utah (6-7-01) 3FGM:3FGA:1 @ Cleveland (7-19-97) FTM:8 @ Sacramento (7-21-02) FTA:11 @ Sacramento (7-21-02) REBOUNDS:8 vs. Indiana (8-14-01)

ASSISTS:5 vs. New York

(6-25-01) STEALS:4 @ Phoenix (6-16-01) BLOCKS:4 vs. Charlotte (8-1-02) POINTS:18 @ Cleveland (6-8-02) TEAM

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#31 GUARD

Height/Weight:

5-10/154

Birthdate:

February 5, 1974 (Louisville, KY)

High School:

Butler High School (Louisville, KY)

College:

Ohio State ’96

Transactions:

Signed as developmental player and assigned to the

Cleveland Rockers, May 27, 1997... Moved to active

roster June 17, 1997... Selected by the Orlando Miracle

with the eighth pick in the 1999 WNBA Expansion

Draft,April 6, 1999.

A D R I E N N E J O H N S O N

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1997 25 22-59 .373 2-4 .500 7-9 .778 22/.88 9 53/2.1 1998 29 53-116 .457 14-33 .424 13-18 .722 48/1.7 15 133/4.6 1999 29 25-62 .403 1-8 .125 6-9 .667 28/1.0 14 57/2.0 2000 32 175-393 .445 52-148 .351 34-38 .895 90/2.8 54 436/13.6 2002 32 68-181 .376 18-61 .295 12-17 .706 46/1.4 22 166/5.2 Totals 147 348-811 .423 87-254 .343 72-91 .791 234/1.6 114 845/5.7

WNBA PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1998 2 0-3 .000 0-2 .000 0-0 .000 3/1.5 0 0/0

2000 3 14-42 .333 3-12 .250 3-4 .750 4/1.3 8 34/11.3

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2002 WNBA Season:Played in all 32 games and started in two contests... Averaged 5.2 ppg, 18.8 mpg and shot 37.6% from the field for the season... Scored a season-high 12 points in 21 minutes of play against Indiana (7/3)... Connected on a season-high 4-of-7 3FGS...Tied her season-high in rebounds with four against Seattle (7/25)... Saw her consecutive game streak with at least one 3FG end at 18 vs. Detroit (5/30)... Prior to this season, had started the last 33 games in which she had played.

2001 WNBA Season:Spent entire season on the injured list due to ruptured right Achilles tendon suffered in training camp.

2000 WNBA Season:Hit at least one three-pointer in 18 consecutive games (tying the second longest streak in WNBA history)... Made 42-103 3FG (40.8%) during the streak... Second on the team at 13.6 ppg... Averaged 18.2 ppg over the final six contests... Shot 89.5% from the foul line... Finished second to Tari Phillips (New York Liberty) for 2000 Most Improved Award.

1999 WNBA Season:Averaged 2.0 ppg and 7.7 mpg... Played in 29 games and provided a spark off the bench... Posted a season-high in points (8) against the Washington Mystics on August 15 and a season-high in rebounds (6) versus the Utah Starzz on July 10.

Playoff Experience:Participated in the 1998 WNBA Playoffs for the Cleveland Rockers... In the 2000 WNBA Playoffs, started all three games and averaged 11.3 ppg.

Other Professional Experience:Played the last half of the 1997-98 season in Italy with Parma.

College:Averaged 13.0 points and 3.1 assists her senior season... Member of the Buckeyes’ 1,000-point club... As a senior, won the team’s Most Improved Player Award and the Leadership Award... Served as team captain in senior season... Played for the Big Ten All-Stars in 1992 when the team traveled to Hungary, and in 1995 when the team went to Japan... Majored in exercise physiology.

Personal:Full name, Adrienne Lynn Johnson... Became a certified personal trainer during the 1998-99 off-season while working at a fitness center in Louisville... Got her start playing on “dirt courts with milk crates”...Wears No. 31, but with differing views on why... She says it stems from nickname of “Little Cheryl Miller” given to her by her junior high school coach... Her mother claims it came from the birthday of her brother, Parris, who was born on January 31... Has always looked up to her mother, Lisa... Enjoys working with youngsters and has participated in AAU basketball clinics for inner-city children... Practices relaxation and visualization before every game... Gives much credit to Arkansas coach, Gary Blair, who taught her the importance of “playing with emotion.”

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:50 @ Miami

(8-9-00)

FGM:10, two times FGA:19 vs. New York (7-14-00)

3FGM:5 vs. Detroit (8-6-00) 3FGA:10 @ Sacramento (7-27-00) FTM:7 vs. Miami (6-28-00) FTA:8 vs. Miami (6-28-00) REBOUNDS: 10 vs. New York (7-14-00)

ASSISTS:4, two times

STEALS:3, two times

BLOCKS:2 @ Detroit

(6-15-98)

POINTS:25 vs. Detroit

(8-6-00)

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#14 GUARD

Height/Weight:

5-7/144

Birthdate:

August 18, 1974 (Hartsville, SC)

High School:

Hartsville High School (Hartsville, SC)

College:

South Carolina ’96

Career Highlights:

Voted a Eastern Conference reserve in the 2000

WNBA All-Star Game. Named to the 1999 and

2000 All-WNBA Second Team. Named to the East

team for the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game in 1999.

Transactions:

Allocated to the Orlando Miracle, May 3, 1999

S H A N N O N J O H N S O N

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1999 32 151-338 .447 40-110 .364 105-153 .686 150/4.7 141 447/14.0

2000 32 122-309 .394 30-90 .333 107-144 .743 155/4.8 169 381/11.9

2001 26 90-245 .367 38-104 .365 84-111 .757 77/3.0 68 302/11.6

2002 31 157-389 .404 21-77 .273 164-214 .766 129/4.2 163 499/16.1

Totals 121 520-1,281 .406 129-381 .339 460-622 .740 511/4.2 541 1,629/13.5

WNBA PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

2000 3 6-27 .222 2-13 .154 4-8 .500 21/7.0 14 18/6.0

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2002 WNBA Season:Named to the 2002 All-WNBA Second Team for the third time (2002, 2000, 1999)... Member of the 2002 WNBA All-Star Eastern Conference Team for the third time...Averaged a career-best 16.1 ppg and tied her career-high with a 5.3 apg average... Named WNBA's Player of the Week (games played from 6/3-6/9)... First-ever Miracle player to receive the league's weekly award...Team's leading scorer (9th in WNBA) and ranks first in assists (163)... Finished 4th in the league in assists... 11th in the WNBA in steals (1.65)... 6th in minutes (35.8 mpg)... 2nd in the league in FTA (214)...Set a new career-high in FTA... Ranked in the WNBA top 15 in four statistical categories (points, assists, steals and minutes)...Ranked 19th in the league in assists/turnover ratio (1.66)... Set or tied career-highs in six statistical categories (Minutes, FGA, FTM, FTA, Assists and Points)... Has 6 career double-doubles and led the team in double-doubles with two...Attempted a franchise-high 22 field goals at Sacramento (7/21)...Scored a game-high 21 points, tied her

career-high in assists (12) and pulled down three rebounds versus Utah (7/19)...Tied her season-high in steals (4) at Seattle (6/27)... Set a season-high in FGA (18) at Portland (6/26)...Pulled down a season-high nine rebounds, dished out three assists and scored 17 points versus NY (6/23)... Set a new career high in FTM (12) and FTA (15)... Set career-highs in minutes (51-4th most played in the WNBA) and points (35) versus the Rockers... Scored 11 points in the third overtime period...Led the team in scoring 16X's and owns one 30+ point game and a team-high eight 20+ point games... Posted team-highs in scoring in 16 games, 8X's in rebounding and 26X's in assists... Member of the career 1,000-points, 500-rebounds, 250-assists club. 2001 WNBA Season:Averaged 11.5 ppg (team’s third leading scorer), 3.0 rpg and 2.7 apg in 26 games... Missed the first six games of the season (the first missed games of her WNBA career) due to surgery to repair her meniscus... Averaged 15.1 ppg and 2.5 spg from 7-1-7-21...Tied season-high in assists (6) and pulled down six rebounds versus Cleveland (8-7-01)... Had a season-high and game-high 25 points and tied season-high in assists (6) against Phoenix (8-5-01)... Had a season-high and game-high nine rebounds, tied for game-high honors with five assists and scored 14 points against Portland (8-1-01)... Eclipsed the 1,000 career point scoring mark by scoring 14 points and grabbing six boards at Miami (7-27-01)... Set a new career-high in three-point field goals made (5) and three-point field goals attempted (10) at Indiana (7-13-01). 2000 WNBA Season:Named to the 2000 All-WNBA Second Team and Eastern Conference All-Star Team for the second year in a row... Averaged 11.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg and a team-leading 5.3 apg (fourth in WNBA)... Finished the season with four double-doubles... Ranked 11th in the league with 1.81 spg... Started all 32 games... Averaged 35.2 mpg (fifth in WNBA)... Set the single-season team record with 169 assists... Nearly had a triple-double with team-highs in rebounds (10) and assists (9) while scoring eight points at Sacramento (7-27-00)... Posted her second double-double of the season against the Starzz (6-13-00) with a franchise

record 12 assists and a game-high 19 points... Hit the game-winning three-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining at Charlotte (6-10-00)... Recorded her first career double-double at Indiana (6-3-00) with 16 points and 10 assists, in the process setting team records for made free throws (10) and assists in a half (8).

1999 WNBA Season:Named to the 1999 All-WNBA Second Team and to the 1999 Eastern Conference All-Star Team... Started and played in all 32 regular season games... Led the team in scoring (14.0 ppg) and was the team’s second-leading rebounder with an average of 4.7... Scored a career-high 31 points in a win over the Sacramento Monarchs on July 24... Ranked seventh in the league in assists (4.4) and led the WNBA in minutes (35.8).

College:Ranked second among 1996 NCAA Division I leaders for scoring (24.7 ppg.)... Kodak honorable mention in 1996... Named to the 1994, 1995 and 1996 All-SEC First Team... Completed career-second in school history for scoring (2,230) and three-point field goal percentage (.387)... Owns school record for career free throws made (478) and attempted (680)... Holds the record for most points in a single game with 50 against Appalachian State (1-31-96)... Has been inducted into the South Carolina Hall of Fame... Majored in retailing. Personal:Full name, Shannon Regina Johnson... Participated in T-Mac Bowl last season which benefited the Special Olympics... Served on the Board of Directors for 2001 Osceola Wish Foundation... Member of the gold medal-winning 1997 USA Women’s World University Games Team... Second oldest of six children... Became interested in basketball in the seventh grade... Considers Minnesota coach Brian Agler to be an inspiration to her career... Has three sisters, Stacey, Shaquetta and Shquanda Bennett, and two brothers, Sanquan and Savion Bennett... Mother is Jo-Ann Bennett... Likes to listen to music, fix her hair and stay in the locker room until the game starts... Enjoys playing PlayStation, cooking, playing pool, dancing and barbecuing on the grill in her spare time...Also plays volleyball and flag football... Favorite music is R&B... Collard greens and hog maws are her favorite foods... Has two dogs, Scottie and Misty... Nickname is “Pee Wee,” given to her in the sixth grade because she was smallest player on the volleyball team...Would like to own her own business, possibly a restaurant after her basketball career is over.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES: 51 vs. Cleveland (6-8-02) FGM:12 @ Sacramento (7-24-00) FGA:22 @ Sacramento (7-21-02) 3FGM: 5 @ Indiana (7-13-01) 3FGA:10 @ Indiana (7-13-01) FTM: 12 vs. New York (6-23-02)

FTA: 15 vs. New York (6-23-02)

REBOUNDS: 11, two times

ASSISTS: 12, two times

STEALS: 6 @ New York

(8-1-99)

BLOCKS: 2, two times

POINTS: 35 vs. Cleveland

(6-8-02)

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#50 FORWARD

Height/Weight:

6-4/185

Birthdate:

October 6, 1973

High School:

Southwick-Tolland Regional (MA)

College:

Connecticut ’95

Transactions:

Assigned to the New York Liberty in the WNBA’s first

player allocations on January 22, 1997.Traded from New

York to the Houston Comets on 4/3/02. Acquired from

Houston on 2/14/03.

R E B E C C A L O B O

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1997 28 133-354 .376 18-63 .286 64-105 .610 203/7.3 53 348/12.4 1998 30 136-281 .484 12-39 .308 66-93 .710 207/6.9 44 350/11.7 1999 1 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 0-0 .000 1/1.0 0 0/0.0 2001 16 7-22 .318 1-2 .500 2-4 .500 14/0.9 1 17/1.1 2002 21 15-32 .469 3-7 .429 1-4 .250 23/1.1 12 34/1.6 Totals 96 291-689 .422 34-111 .306 133-206 .646 448/4.7 110 749/7.8

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2002 WNBA Season:Saw limited playing time... averaged 1.6 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists in an average of 6.3 minutes per game... had her best outing on July 6 vs. Detroit when she scored a season-high nine points and grabbed a season-high four rebounds… on injured list for four games (7/30-8/8) with Costo Chondral sprain (left rib injury).

As a Professional:One of the WNBA’s original players… assigned to the New York Liberty, along with Teresa Weatherspoon, in the WNBA’s first player allocations on January 22, 1997… spent first five years of her career with New York… acquired by the Comets on April 3, 2002, from the New York Liberty in exchange for Houston’s second-round selection (26th overall) in the 2002 WNBA Draft… voted as a member of the first-ever WNBA Eastern Conference All-Star Team in 1999 held at Madison Square Garden (did not play due to injury)… was named to the All-WNBA Second Team in 1997. 2001: Battling back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee the past two years, re-emerged on the scene during the 2001 campaign… overall, appeared in 16 games (all off the bench) and averaged 1.1 points while shooting .318 (7-22 FGA)… scored her first basket in two years at Cleveland on June 7… scored a season-high nine points with five rebounds in a victo-ry at Phoenix on June 21… placed on the injured list August 10. 2000: Missed the entire 2000 season with torn ACL in her left knee. 1999: Suffered a torn ACL in her left knee during the first minute of play against the Cleveland Rockers in the season’s opening game on June 10… she missed the rest of the season, including the playoffs… underwent successful surgery on July 1… was progressing well with her rehabilitation until suffering a complete tear of the reconstructed ligament on December 12… underwent surgery to reconstruct the ligament again on December 15. 1998: Started all 30 games with New York, averaging 11.7 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.1 blocks… led New York in shooting percentage (.484), rebounding (6.9 rpg) and blocked shots (1.10 bpg)… notched a team-high five double-doubles, topped the team in rebounding 14 times and led the team in scoring on three occasions. 1997:All-WNBA Second Team… averaged 12.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.9 assists in 28 starts… led the team in rebounding 15 times, scoring eight times and assists once in her first season with Liberty… also posted four double-doubles in the regular season to go along with her two 20+ scoring games and five 10+ rebounding games.

In the Playoffs:Played in both games in the 1997 WNBA Playoffs, averaging 12.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots.

Additional Basketball Experience:Played with the Springfield Spirit of the National Women’s Basketball League during the 2002 offseason… youngest member of the 1996 U.S.Women’s Olympic Team that won the gold medal at the Atlanta Games… member of the undefeated 1996 USA Basketball Women’s National Team… also a member of the 1992 Junior World Championship Qualifying Team, the 1991 Junior Select Team and the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival East Team.

As a Collegian:Led the University of Connecticut to a 35-0 record in 1995 and the NCAA Championship… finished her four-year career with the Huskies as the school’s all-time leader in rebounding (1,286) and blocked shots (396) while posting a 16.9 scoring average… the Huskies compiled a 106-25 record during her career and played in four NCAA Tournaments… her list of honors as a senior included the 1995 Final Four Most Valuable Player, the Wade Trophy (selected as the consensus National Player of the Year), the GTE/CoSIDA Women’s Basketball National Academic All-American of the Year and being named to The Associated Press as well as Kodak All-America First Teams… was named the 1994 and 1995 Big East Conference Player of the Year, the Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Player, Academic All-America First Team member and the Big East Conference Women’s Basketball Scholar Athlete of the Year… also a member of the 1994 Kodak All-America First Team… from 1993-95, earned All-Big East First Team honors and was named the 1992 Big East Rookie of the Year… Phi Beta Kappa graduate with a B.A. in political science.

Personal:Born Rebecca Rose Lobo on October 6, 1973, in Hartford, Connecticut… teamed up with New York Knicks All-Star Guard Allan Houston for 1998 Nestlé Crunch All-Star 2Ball at the 1998 NBA All-Star Weekend… was named one of the 1998 USA Weekend’s Most Caring Athletes in recognition of the charitable work she has done… co-wrote a daughter-mother autobiography called The Home Team, about the special relationship she has with her mother, RuthAnn, and about RuthAnn’s battle with breast cancer… loves to write and hopes to put out another book someday… in October 2001, launched the RuthAnn and Rebecca Lobo Scholarship in Allied Health at the University of Connecticut… scholarship encourages more diversity in the health care professions and will expand opportunities for young Hispanics and African Americans… very active in numerous organizations that support breast cancer research and awareness… also involved in the Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Children’s Miracle Network and the Hispanic Scholarship Fund… has a brother, Jason, and a sister, Rachel… attended the dedication of “Rebecca Lobo Way” in Southwick, Massachusetts… once went for a jog with President Bill Clinton during a visit to the White House… played the saxophone in high school and was a member of the school band… enjoys people with a sarcastic, witty sense of humor and believes in finding humor in everything… favorite movie is Shawshank Redemptionand her favorite book isRoad Swingby Steve Rushin.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:41 @ Houston

(6-26-97)

FGM:11 @ Utah (8-19-97) FGA:20 @ Utah (8-19-97)

3FGM:3 @ Utah (8-19-97)

3FGA:5, four times

FTM: 8 @ Cleveland (7-14-97) FTA: 11 @ Cleveland (7-14-97)

REBOUNDS:13 @ Washington

(7-5-98)

ASSISTS:5, two times

STEALS:3, three times

BLOCKS: 4 vs. Detroit

(6-16-01)

POINTS:27 @ Utah (8-19-97)

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#11 CENTER/FORWARD

Height/Weight:

6-2/184

Birthdate:

October 20, 1970 (El Paso,TX)

High School:

T.W. Josey High School (Augusta, GA)

College:

St. Edward’s ’93

Transactions:

Selected by the Orlando Miracle in the third round

(33rd overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft on May 4, 1999.

TAJ M

C

WILLIAMS-FRANKLIN

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1999 32 153-319 .480 20-45 .444 94-141 .667 239/7.5 51 420/13.1

2000 32 173-330 .524 5-17 .294 27-122 .713 244/7.6 54 438/13.7

2001 32 157-331 .474 2-10 .200 87-117 .744 243/7.6 69 403/12.6

2002 13 41-82 .500 1-3 .333 27-31 .871 63/4.8 13 110/8.5

Totals 109 524-1,062 .493 28-75 .373 295-411 .718 789/7.2 187 1,371/12.6

WNBA PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

2000 3 15-31 .484 3-10 .300 0-2 .000 9/3.0 4 33/11.0

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2002 WNBA Season:Only appeared in 13 games due to her pregnancy... Placed on the injured list on July 6... Started in a Miracle record 102 consecutive games before her streak was snapped when she came off the bench at New York (6/18)...Averaged 8.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 1.46 spg... Dished out a season-high five assists versus the Liberty (6/23)... Scored a season-high 17 points (15 coming in the first half), blocked one shot and had one steal in 20 minutes of play at Detroit (6/21)... Logged a season-high nine rebounds at Cleveland (6/19)... Prior to being placed on the injured list, led the team in rebounding five times.

2001 WNBA Season:Named to her third consecutive WNBA All-Star team...The only Miracle player to start every single game (96) in her career... Finished 16th in the WNBA and second on the team in scoring (12.6 ppg) and finished tied for eighth in rebounding (7.6 rpg-first on the team)... Averaged 12.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 1.6 spg and 1.6 bpg... Broke her career single season record for offensive rebounds ending with 114... Led the team in double-doubles (8) and double figure scoring games (27) and team-high rebounding games (20).

2000 WNBA Season:Led the team at 13.7 ppg (17th in WNBA) and 7.6 rpg (6th in WNBA)... Started all 32 games... Shot 54.4% from the floor to rank fourth in the league...Averaged 34.3 mpg (t10th in WNBA)... Named to the 2000 Eastern Conference All-Star team as a starter... Recorded her team-leading fifth double-double with a season-high 23 points and 13 rebounds in a career-best 47 minutes of action... Hit 7-7 FG (tying a WNBA record) in scoring 15 points at Washington (7-21-00)...At Cleveland (7-12-00), scored 22 points and tied career-high with 10 made free throws... Hit the game-winning basket with 10.1 seconds remaining in a 69-68 win against Charlotte (6-24-00)... Set a Miracle team record for steals in a half against Washington (5-31-00) with five.

1999 WNBA Season:Named to the 1999 Eastern Conference All-Star Team... Started in all 32 regular season games... Led the team in rebounding (7.5) and averaged 13.1 ppg... Had a team-high eight double-doubles... In the league, ranked fifth in rebounds, third in three-point field goal percentage (44.4), ninth in blocks (1.19) and steals (1.78)... Posted a career-high in points (24) versus the Washington Mystics on August 5... Set a career-high in rebounds with 15 against the Cleveland Rockers on August 12.

Other Professional Experience:Was drafted in 1996 (40th overall) and played three seasons for the Richmond-Philadelphia Rage of the American Basketball League... Led the league in blocks with 1.5 per game and ranked fifth in field goal percentage (.528)... Member of the 1997 All-ABL second team... Finished the 1996-97 season ranked first in the ABL in blocked shots (1.5), second in rebounds (8.5), third in field goal percentage (.540) and eighth in steals (2.1)... Has also played in Galilee, Israel (1995-96); Contern, Luxembourg (1994-95); and Wolfenbuettel, Germany (1993-94).

College:NAIA National Player of the Year in 1993... Selected to the 1993 Kodak NAIA All-America team...A member of the 1992 NAIA All-America second team...Two-time (1992 and 1993) NAIA All-Tournament Team member... Set records at St. Edwards for career scoring (1,837 points), most points scored for a single season (760), highest scoring average (24.5 ppg) and highest field goal percentage (.640)...Transferred to St. Edwards after one season at Georgia State (1989-90)... Has a degree in English writing and rhetoric.

Personal:Full name,Taj Madona McWilliams-Franklin... Member of the gold medal-winning 1998 USA World Championship Team... Member of the silver medal-winning 1997 World Championship Qualifying Team... Has a 12-year old daughter named Michelle... Calls her greatest on-court moment when the U.S. beat Russia in the 1998 World Championships... Speaks German and Hebrew... Most proud of being a parent and getting her degree.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES: 47 @ Miami (8-9-00) FGM:11 @ Miami (8-9-00) FGA:23 @ Miami (8-9-00) 3FGM: 3 vs. Houston (6-10-99) 3FGA:5 vs. Houston (6-10-99) FTM: 10, two times FTA:12, two times

REBOUNDS: 15 vs. Cleveland

(8-12-99)

ASSISTS:6 @ Charlotte

(6-10-00)

STEALS: 5, four times

BLOCKS: 5 vs. Detroit

(7-8-01)

POINTS: 24 @ Washington

(8-5-99)

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#3 FORWARD

Height/Weight:

6-2/165

Birthdate:

August 12, 1974

College:

Virginia ’96

Transactions:

Selected by the Utah Starzz in the second round

(ninth pick overall) of the 1997 WNBA Elite Draft.Traded

from the Utah Starzz to the Detroit Shock on 7-29-99.

Acquired from Detroit on 7/8/02.

W E N D Y PA L M E R

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1997 28 157-420 .374 12-48 .250 117-173 .676 225/8.0 48 443/15.8 1998 28 145-307 .472 6-17 .353 81-124 .653 186/6.6 30 377/13.5 1999 (UTA)20 57-141 .404 9-30 .300 44-68 .647 83/4.2 30 167/8.4 1999 (DET)11 47-100 .470 4-16 .250 42-55 .764 105/9.5 12 140/12.7 2000 32 167-373 .448 12-48 .250 95-135 .704 219/6.8 39 441/13.8 2001 22 91-215 .423 11-33 .333 40-59 .678 154/7.0 23 233/10.6 2002 32 130-301 .432 42-120 .350 62-92 .674 189/5.9 41 364/11.4 Totals 173 794-1,857 .428 96-312 .308 481-706 .681 1,161/6.7 223 2,165/12.5

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2002 WNBA Season:Played and started in 16 games... Averaged 11.3 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 31.3 mpg... Team leader in rebounding... Finished tied for 31st in the league in scoring... 16th in the WNBA in rebounds... 31st in FG% (.432)...Tied for 30th in 3FG% (.350) and tied for 34th in minutes... Notched double figures in scoring in 11 games and led the team in rebounding in seven contests... Scored 14 points, grabbed a team-high six rebounds and had three steals versus the Starzz (7/19)... In her first game as a Miracle player, scored five points, pulled down five rebounds, had two steals in 33 minutes of play against Charlotte... Prior to the trade, she was Detroit’s second-leading scorer (11.5 ppg) and led the team in rebounding (6.0 rpg)... Scored her career 2,000th point in a game in Miami (7/13).

2001 WNBA Season:In 22 games (all as a starter), averaged 10.6 ppg, 7.0 rpg and 29.6 mpg…Led team in rebounding average (7.0 rpg), led team in defensive rebounds (116), tallied a team high three double-doubles, second on team in total rebounds (154), second on team in scoring average (10.6 ppg), third on team in games started (22), third in FG’s (91), fourth on team in games played (22), fourth on team in minutes (651), fourth on team in points (233), fourth on team in FGA (215), fourth on team in steals (23), fifth on team in field goal percentage (.423), fifth in 3PT field goal percentage (.333), fifth on team in FTA (59), fifth on team in PF (64)…Led team in rebounds 14 times, scoring three times and assists once… Scored 10-plus points 13 times, grabbed 10-plus rebounds three times, five-plus rebounds 18 times… 11th in WNBA in rebounding average (7.0 rpg).

2000 WNBA Season:One of only three Shock players to play in all 32 games during 2000 season...Started 30 of 32 contests in first full season in a Shock uniform... Represented Shock at 2000 WNBA All-Star game in Phoenix as an Eastern Conference reserve... Became the fifth player in league history to grab 200 offensive rebounds (at Minnesota 6/5)... Established new Shock record with 14 made field goals at Seattle 6/28... Recorded five double-doubles. 1999 WNBA Season:Saw action in 31 games, starting 14... Registered five double-doubles, all as a member of the Shock... Recorded her first start in a Shock uniform and scored seven points– including her 1000th point of her career– versus Washington August 2...Traded to Detroit on July 29, along with forward Olympia Scott-Richardson, in exchange for forward Cindy Brown and guard Korie Hlede.

1998 WNBA Season:Finished 14th in WNBA with 13.5 ppg, the highest scoring average on the team... Finished 10th in WNBA in rebounding average, securing 6.6 rpg.

1997 WNBA Season:Named to the 1997 ALL-WNBA Second-Team... Ranked second in the WNBA in 1997 in rebounds (8.0 rpg) and fourth in scoring (15.8 ppg)... Led the 1997 Starzz in scoring, rebounding and steals.

Personal:Started playing basketball when she was in fifth grade... Admires parents Melvin and Mary Palmer and grandmothers... Has run a basketball camp with her parents... Father is a Baptist minister... Has one brother, Leroy, and one sister,Tracy... Member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority... In spare time, likes horseback riding... Began riding in high school...Won gold medal with the 1992 Jones Cup Team...Was a high school state champion in the high jump three years in a row...Was recruited to run track and play basketball at UVA...Would like to be a professor of African-American studies after her professional playing career is over... Spent 2000-01 and 1999-00 WNBA off-seasons as Shock community relations player for Metro Detroit and state of Michigan... Made over 200 community relations appearances and was the recipient of the Black Legends of Professional Basketball John Issacs Service Award and garnered nomination for USA WEEKEND magazine’s Most Caring Athlete Award for her extensive community efforts.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:43 vs. Houston

(7-21-00) FGM:14, two times FGA:31 vs. Los Angeles (8-16-97)

3FGM:4 vs. Utah (7-19-02)

3FGA:8 @ Charlotte (7-17-02)

FTM:12 vs. Los Angeles (6-23-97)

FTA:18 vs. Los Angeles (6-23-97)

REBOUNDS:15 vs. New York

(6-9-02)

ASSISTS:5 @ Orlando

(7-10-99)

STEALS:7 vs. New York

(7-5-97) BLOCKS:3 vs. Sacramento (6-19-99) POINTS:32 @ Seattle (6-28-00) TEAM

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#42 FORWARD/GUARD

Height/Weight:

6-0/184

Birthdate:

May 10, 1976 (Bloomfield, CT)

High School:

Bloomfield High School (Bloomfield, CT)

College:

Connecticut ’98

Transactions:

Signed by the WNBA and assigned to

the Orlando Miracle, September 15, 1998.

N Y K E S H A S A L E S

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

1999 32 153-397 .385 36-109 .330 95-118 .805 135/4.2 91 437/13.7

2000 32 170-383 .444 47-119 .395 43-62 .694 139/4.3 69 430/13.4

2001 32 166-379 .438 43-137 .314 58-74 .784 172/5.4 58 433/13.5

2002 32 155-376 .412 37-115 .322 84-106 .792 120/3.8 60 431/13.5

Totals 128 644-1,535 .420 163-480 .340 280-360 .778 566/4.4 278 1,731/13.5

WNBA PLAYOFF STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

2000 3 15-31 .484 3-10 .300 0-2 .000 9/3.0 4 33/11.0

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2002 WNBA Season:Named to her fourth consecutive WNBA All-Star Team... Became first Miracle player to join the career 1,000-points, 500-rebounds, 250-assists club... Averaged 13.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.88 spg... Orlando’s second leading scorer (18th in WNBA)... 5th in the league in steals... Led the team in scoring 12 times... Scored in double figures 25 times and had 15-plus points in 13 games this season... Only Miracle player to play in every game in franchise history (128)... Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds against New York (8/13)...Tallied a game-high 25 points, pulled down six rebounds and swiped four steals at Washington (7/30)... Set a season-high in FGA (17) at Seattle (6/27)...Tied her career-high in points with 29, grabbed seven rebounds and had one steal versus the Liberty (6/23)... Set new franchise record for most points in a half with 25 versus New York (6/23)... Set career-highs in FTS (10) and FTA (11) vs. Detroit (5/30)... Has recorded multiple steals 20 times this season... Played a career-high 46 minutes versus Cleveland (6/8).

2001 WNBA Season:Was named to her third consecutive WNBA All-Star Team... Led the team in scoring (13.5 ppg), steals (2.19 spg), and was the team’s second-leading rebounder (5.4 rpg)... Finished third in the WNBA in spg (2.19) and in total steals (70)...Averaged 13.5 ppg (T13th in WNBA)... Led the team in 20-point scoring games with seven and team-high scoring honors with six... Set a career-high in total offensive rebounds (57), total rebounds (172), steals (70) and defensive rebounds (115) for a season.

2000 WNBA Season:Averaged 13.4 ppg (19th in WNBA), 1.47 spg... Named to 2000 Eastern Conference All-Star Team... Hit a team-leading 39.5% (6th in WNBA) from three-point land... Led the team with nine 20-point games this season... Started all 32 games... Scored a season-high 25 points while breaking Miracle records with seven three-pointers in 11 attempts... Set a career-high with seven assists while scoring 20 points versus Detroit (7-19-00)... Notched the first double-double of her career with a game-high 22 points (3-6 3-PT FG) and career-high 10 boards versus Charlotte (6-24-00).

1999 WNBA Season:Started in all 32 regular season games... Named to the 1999 Eastern Conference All-Star Team... Was the team’s second-leading scorer (13.7) and averaged 4.2 rpg and 2.16 spg... In the league, ranked 13th in scoring, 17th in free throw percentage (80.5) and fifth in steals... Posted a career-high in points (29) in a win over the Los Angeles Sparks on June 15... Did not play during the 1998 season due to rehabilitation of Achilles tendon after rupture suffered on February 21, 1998.

College:Connecticut’s all-time leading scorer with 2,178 points... Established UConn all-time, career-high marks in steals (447/3.3 spg; sixth all-time in NCAA Div. I history) and total points (2,178/15.9 ppg), while also holding the school’s single-game scoring mark with 46 points... Ranks eighth in UConn history in assists (371/2.7 apg.) and rebounds (688/5.1 rpg.)... Led the Huskies to an NCAA Championship in 1995 and a Final Four appearance in 1996... Committed to the WNBA after her senior season...A ruptured Achilles tendon sidelined her for the last month of her collegiate career...Two-time Kodak All-American (1996-97, 1997-98), also AP first team All-American in 1997-98...As a senior, named Big East Player of the Year, Big East Defensive Player of the Year and All-Big East first team... For 1996-97 season, named All-Big East first team, Big East Defensive Player of the Year and Big East Tournament MVP... In 1994-95, named Big East Rookie of the Year, while also being the only first-year player to be named to the Big East All-Tournament team... Majored in business.

Personal:Full name, Nykesha Simone Sales... Orlando Miracle’s inaugural player... Nickname is “Cool Keesh”...The leading scorer of the gold medal-winning 1997 USA Basketball World University Games Team, averaging 18.3 points... Enjoys meeting people, traveling and shopping in her spare time... Says her pregame routine is a secret... Favorite sports figures are Gary Payton, Grant Hill and Michael Jordan... Most memorable sports moment was winning the last possible game of the 1994-95 season, which was the NCAA Championship Game... Named 1993-94 USA Today High School National Player of the Year, averaging 36.2 points and 12.3 rebounds as a senior for Bloomfield (Conn.) High School.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:46 @ Cleveland (7-8-02) FGM:10, two times FGA:17 @ Seattle (6-27-02) 3FGM:4 @ Los Angeles (7-22-02)

3FGA:8 @ Los Angeles

(7-22-02)

FTM:10 vs. Detroit (5-30-02) FTA:11 vs. Detroit (5-30-02)

REBOUNDS:8 vs. New York

(8-13-02)

ASSISTS:5, three times

STEALS:4, two times

BLOCKS:1, seven times

POINTS:29 vs. New York

(6-23-02)

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Height/Weight:

6-1/183

Birthdate:

March 30, 1980 (Lake Forest, IL)

High School:

Lakota High School (West Chester, OH)

College:

Florida State ’01

Transactions:

Selected in the second round (26th overall)

of the 2001 WNBA Draft on April 20.

B R O O K E W Y C K O F F

WNBA STATISTICS

SEASON G FGM-FGA PCT 3FGM-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REBS/AVG AST PTS/AVG

2001 32 41-124 .331 6-36 .167 20-28 .714 122/3.8 37 108/3.4

2002 32 31-95 .326 14-50 .280 5-7 .714 90/2.8 32 81/2.5

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2002 WNBA Season:Played in 32 games and started in five contests...The Miracle were 4-1 in games which Wyckoff was a starter... Averaged 2.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 16.1 mpg... Second on the team in blocks (18)...Tied for 27th in the WNBA in blocks... Set or tied career-highs in six statistical categories (Minutes, FGM, 3FGM, 3FGA, Assists, Points)... Attempted a career-high 50 3FGA... Led the team in rebounding twice... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds and scored nine points at Houston (8/3)... Posted career-highs in points (13), FGM (5) and minutes (41) against the Fever (7/3)... In her first start of the 2002 season, pulled down six rebounds and had one steal in 24 minutes of play at New York (6/18)... Dished out a career-high five assists, had a season-high two steals, scored five points and pulled down four rebounds against Indiana (6/11)... Has played in 64 consecutive games dating back to 2001.

2001 WNBA Season:Averaged 3.4 ppg, 3.8 rpg (4th among WNBA rookies) and 1.2 apg (11th among WNBA rookies)... In 21 minutes, pulled down six boards and dished out two assists versus the Mercury (8-5-01)...Tied career-high with four assists, pulled down three boards and scored two points versus the Fire (8-1-01)... Played a career-high 33 minutes and secured a career-high nine rebounds along with seven points at Cleveland (7-30-01)... Had six points and six boards against Washington (7-24-01)... Chipped in six points and grabbed five boards against the Lynx (7-21-01)...Tied career-high in points with eight and had two blocked shots versus the Comets (7-18-01)... Had a career-high three blocks, pulled down three boards and scored three points at Indiana (7-13-01)... Played 32 minutes and dished out four assists, grabbed six boards and scored five points versus Washington (6-23-01)... Recorded her first-ever WNBA career start, scored five points and had seven rebounds (five on the offensive end) at Los Angeles (6-14-01).

College:First team All-ACC selection (2001)...Two-time member of the ACC All-Defensive team (2000, 2001)... Named to the All-ACC second team (2000)... Ranked among the ACC’s top nine in six statistical categories... Ranks eighth on FSU’s all-time scoring list with 1,337career points... FSU’s all-time shot blocker with 209, ranking sixth all-time in ACC history... Named ACC Player of the Week on February 12, 2000... Spent three summers with USA Basketball (1998, 1999, 2000)... Starter for both the Jones Cup and World University Games teams... Captain for the 2000 Jones Cup Team.

Personal:Full name, Brooke Elizabeth Wyckoff... Has a degree in social science education... 2001 Hometown Hero nominee for Florida Sports Awards... Supports Compassion International by financially sponsoring a child in a third world country... Has five siblings: two brothers, Scott (15) and Jeffrey (12), and three sisters, Jaime (18), Alison (14) and Whitney (6)... Hobbies include golfing and reading... If she wasn’t a basketball player, she would be a tennis player...Wears a men’s size 11 shoe... Most proud of making the 2001 All-ACC First Team... Favorite book is Pride and Prejudice... Received a post-graduate scholarship and may use it in the next five years to obtain master’s degree... After playing career is over, plans to be a high school teacher.

WNBA CAREER HIGHS

MINUTES:41 vs. Indiana

(7-3-02)

FGM:5 vs. Indiana (7-3-02) FGA: 10 @ New York (6-30-01)

3FGM: 3 @ Houston (8-3-02)

3FGA:6 @ Houston (8-3-02)

FTM: 3, three times FTA: 4, four times

REBOUNDS: 9 @ Cleveland (7-30-01) ASSISTS:5 vs. Indiana (6-11-02) STEALS: 3 @ Indiana (7-13-01) BLOCKS: 3 @ Indiana (7-13-01) POINTS: 13 vs. Indiana (7-3-02) TEAM

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