Katie Douglas

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Basketball player
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Information about the player
Full name Kathryn Elizabeth Douglas
Nickname KT
birthday 7th May 1979 (age 41)
place of birth Indianapolis , Indiana , United States
United StatesUnited States 
size 183 cm
position Shooting Guard
college Purdue University
WNBA Draft 2001 , 10th pick, Orlando Miracle
Jersey number 23
Clubs as active
2002-2003 GreeceGreece THE Áno Liósia
2003-2004 GreeceGreece Glyfada Esperides Kyklos
2004-2007 LithuaniaLithuania TEO Vilnius
2007-2008 SpainSpain Ros Casares Valencia
2008-2009 RussiaRussia PBK CSKA Moscow
2009-2010 TurkeyTurkey Galatasaray Istanbul
2010-2011 SpainSpain Ros Casares Valencia
2011–2012 RussiaRussia Nadezhda Orenburg
2012-2013 PolandPoland Wisła Can-Pack Krakow
WNBA clubs as active
2001-2002 United StatesUnited States Orlando Miracle
2003-2007 United StatesUnited States Connecticut Sun
2008-2013 United StatesUnited States Indiana Fever
2014 United StatesUnited States Connecticut Sun
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Kathryn Elizabeth Douglas (born May 7, 1979 in Indianapolis , Indiana , United States ) is a professional basketball player. Most recently she played in the 2014 season for the Connecticut Sun in the Women's National Basketball Association , and in Europe in the 2012/13 season for the Polish team of Wisła Can-Pack Krakow .



Katie Douglas played until 2001 for the women's basketball team of the Boilermakers of Purdue University with whom she won the 1999 NCAA Division I Basketball Championship . She was named All-American in 2000 and 2001 and elected to the NCAA Women's Final Four All-Tournament Team in 1999 and 2001. She also won the Big Ten Conference Suzy Favor Award in 2001 .

WNBA (2001 to 2014)

Douglas was selected in the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Orlando Miracle in tenth place. In the 2001 season she played 22 games this season for the Miracle, but was never in the starting lineup. She made the jump into the starting line-up of the Miracle in the 2002 season , where she played in 30 of 32 games from the start. This season she played an average of 25.9 minutes per game, during which time she averaged 8.5 points.

After the 2002 season, the Miracles were relocated to Connecticut. So she played from the 2003 season for the Connecticut Sun , where she was also always in the starting line-up except for a single game. Douglas grew from season to season and was slowly becoming one of the best players in the league. In the 2004 and 2005 seasons , she even made it with the Sun to the WNBA finals, where she failed first at the Seattle Storm and then at the Sacramento Monarchs . Douglas was able to convince in the 2005 season above all with her strong defensive game, so she was elected to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team at the end of this season . In the 2006 season she set a new personal record with 16.4 points per game. She was also voted MVP of the game at the WNBA All-Star Game. She also came third in the WNBA Most Valuable Player election . In the 2007 season she was able to improve her points average to 17 points per game. Since she stood out again this season with her strong defensive game, she was elected to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team for the second time in her career .

On February 19, 2008 Douglas was transferred to the Indiana Fever for Tamika Whitmore and a first-round pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft . In 2009 she reached the WNBA Finals with the Fever, where she failed at the Phoenix Mercury . In Indianapolis, too, she was one of the main players on the team. She was in the starting line-up for all of her appearances for the team and played her part in winning the WNBA championship in 2012 . In the 2013 season she was only able to play four games for the team due to an injury.

At the end of her career, Katie Douglas played another season for the Connecticut Sun team in the 2014 season , which ended without a playoff participation.

Up to this point, she played in 14 WNBA seasons in the regular season 412 games, it was 387 times in the starting lineup and scored 5563 points, 1569 rebounds and 1075 assists. In 27 playoff games (27 of them in the starting line-up) she scored 307 points, 110 rebounds and 75 assists.

Europe (2002 to 2013)

During the break of the season in the WNBA, Douglas played like many WNBA players regularly for clubs in Europe. She worked for nine clubs in six European countries in eleven seasons.

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