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CSU's Hammon among 30 finalists for best WNBA players of all time

Hammon's retired jersey number hanging from the rafters at Moby Arena

Hammon's retired jersey number hanging from the rafters at Moby Arena

June 23, 2011

By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations

NEW YORK – Former Ram Becky Hammon was named to a list of 30 finalists on Monday in an effort to determine the top 15 WNBA players of all time.

The nominees were selected by a panel of media members and basketball experts. Fans, media, current players and coaches will vote to determine the top 15. Fans can cast their vote online once per day at WNBA.com. Voting ends at 10 p.m. MT on July 14.

Now in her 13th season in the WNBA, Hammon was drafted by and played for the New York Liberty from 1999-2006 before being traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars where she has played ever since, in 2007. Last season, she led her team to the conference semifinals, but the Silver Stars were unable to advance as they fell to Phoenix in two games.

While at Colorado State from 1995-99, Hammon scored more points in her illustrious four-year career than any CSU player - male or female - with 2,740 career points. She also still holds the record in the WAC for all-time scoring, regardless of gender. Hammon was a two-time All-American and three-time WAC Player of the Year, and she also was the recipient of the Francis Pomeroy Naismith Award for the best player in the nation under the height of 5-8.

The top 15 players will be announced and honored at the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. ABC will nationally broadcast the game on July 23, at 1:30 p.m. MT.

In 10 of 18 WNBA statistical categories, Hammon is ranked in the all-time top 30. Below are her stats and ranking in each category.

Hammon’s career stats
Points per game: 13.1; 27th
Total points: 4,651; ninth
Field Goals made: 1,517; 12th
Three Pointers made: 369; second
Free Throw Percentage: .896; fifth
Free Throws made: 978; 11th
Total assists: 1,239; sixth
Total steals: 402; 16th
Minutes per game: 27.7; 18th
Total minutes played: 9,845; 11th




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