July 23, 2011
By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Former Ram Becky Hammon, who made her sixth all-star game appearance Saturday, was honored as one of the top 15 WNBA players of all time. Fans, media, current players and coaches all voted to determine the top athletes.
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 were announced and honored at halftime during the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. Hammon leads San Antonio, starting in all 14 games for the Stars so far this season averaging team-high 15.8 points and 6.2 assists per contest. She also leads the team in minutes played (30.6) and three-point field-goal percentage (.422).
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; 29th
Total points: 4,785; eighth
Field Goals made: 1,560; 13th
Three Pointers made: 659; second
Free Throw Percentage: .894; sixth
Free Throws made: 1,006; 10th
Total assists: 1,291; sixth
Total steals: 413; 16th
Minutes per game: 27.7; 18th
Total minutes played: 10,127; 11th