Bridget Pettis

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Bridget Pettis
Dallas Wings
Position Assistant coach
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1971-01-01) January 1, 1971 (age 46)
East Chicago, Indiana
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Central (East Chicago, Indiana)
College
WNBA draft 1997 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Mercury
Playing career 1997–2006
Position Guard
Number 32
Career history
As player:
1997–2001 Phoenix Mercury
2002–2003 Indiana Fever
2006 Phoenix Mercury
As coach:
2014–present Tulsa Shock / Dallas Wings (asst.)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-SEC (1993)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Bridget Pettis (born January 1, 1971) is a former American college and professional basketball player who was a guard in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for eight seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Pettis played college basketball for the University of Florida, and professionally for the Phoenix Mercury and the Indiana Fever of the WNBA.

Early years

Pettis was born in East Chicago, Indiana. She attended East Chicago Central High School, and played high school basketball for the EC Central Cardinals.

College career

Pettis attended Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona, and played junior college basketball for the Central Arizona Vaqueras. She accepted an athletic scholarship to transfer to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Carol Ross's Florida Gators women's basketball team from 1991 to 1993. Memorably, she completed eight three-point shots against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 20, 1993—still the Gators' single-game record.[1]

She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in 1993.

Professional career

The Phoenix Mercury selected Pettis in the first round (seventh pick overall) of the 1997 WNBA Draft. She played for the Mercury from 1997 to 2001, the Indiana Fever in 2002 and 2003, and the Mercury again in 2006. Her first two seasons with the Mercury were the most productive, when she started fifty-six of sixty games played, and averaged over fourteen point per game.[2] In her eight-season WNBA career, she played in 228 games, started seventy-one of them, and scored 1,408 points.[2]

In 2013, Pettis and Frank and Eddie Johnson started a club team called Team 2j Thunder. Three months later, Pettis applied for an assistant coaching job for the LA Sparks.[3]

On March 6, 2014 Pettis was named Assistant Coach for the Tulsa Shock.

See also

References

  1. ^ CoachAmandaButler.com, The Gators, WNBA Gators, Bridget Pettis. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Basketball-Reference.com, Players, Bridget Pettis. Retrieved November 6, 2011.
  3. ^ Bridget Pettis Archived May 17, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved May 17, 2013

External links

  • Bridget Pettis – Official WNBA player profile
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