Anna

DeForge

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Guard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
City/State: Niagara, Wis.
High School: Niagara

Bio

One of the best all-around players in Nebraska history, Anna DeForge earned honorable-mention All-America honors from The Associated Press in both 1996-97 and 1997-98, while claiming first-team All-Big 12 Conference honors in both seasons. She also earned a spot on the Big 12 All-Tournament team as a junior in 1996-97.

Along with her accomplishments on the court, DeForge was a strong performer in the classroom, earning honorable-mention academic All-Big 12 honors in 1996-97 and 1997-98. DeForge's success earned her one of five spots on Nebraska's All-Century Team announced in February of 2000.

DeForge ranks fifth in total points (1,859), fourth in total rebounds (804), fifth in assists (392) and sixth in steals (222). DeForge's 15.9 points per game rank as the seventh-highest career average and her 6.9 rebounds per game rank eighth all time at Nebraska.

DeForge scored a career-high 33 points in an 84-76 loss at Colorado on Jan. 7, 1998, and set a career best with 15 rebounds in a 78-53 win over the Buffaloes in Lincoln on Feb. 22, 1998.

The Niagara, Wis., native produced 611 points and 260 rebounds as a senior to rank eighth on Nebraska's single-season scoring chart and ninth on NU's season rebounding chart, while helping the Huskers to the second NCAA Tournament victory in school history. In a 76-59 drubbing of New Mexico at Norfolk, Va., on March 13, 1998, DeForge scored 13 points to go along with a career-high tying 15 rebounds and six assists. She added 17 points and nine rebounds in the final game of her Husker career in a 75-60 loss at No. 2 Old Dominion in the tournament's second round.

DeForge went on to become a second-round draft pick of the San Jose Lasers in the 1999 American Basketball League Draft. She was also the first Nebraska player to earn a spot on a WNBA regular-season roster after starting the 2000 season with the Detroit Shock. In 2004, DeForge ranked 10th in the WNBA by averaging 14.4 points per game, while leading the league in minutes played and three-pointers made (70). She added 3.6 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game on the year. In 2003, she led the Mercury with 11.9 points per game to go along with 3.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per contest.

DeForge's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

Pts-Avg.

1994-95

27-24

128-311

.411

46-138

.333

37-55

.672

185-6.9

339-12.6

1995-96

29-29

159-370

.429

29-94

.308

73-89

.820

197-6.8

420-13.5

1996-97

28-28

185-402

.460

30-78

.384

89-114

.780

162-5.8

489-17.5

1997-98 33-33 222-543 .408 50-154 .324 117-151 .774 260-7.9 611-18.5

Career

117-114

694-1, 626

.426

155-464

.334

316-409

.772

804-6.9

1, 859-15.9

 

 

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