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Murriel Page

Murriel Page
No. 10, 00
Forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1975-09-18) September 18, 1975
Louin, Mississippi
Nationality United States
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Bay Springs (Bay Springs, Mississippi)
College University of Florida
NBA draft 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Pro career 1998–2009
Career history
As player:
1998–2006 Washington Mystics
2006–2009 Los Angeles Sparks
As coach:
2010–present Florida (assistant)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

LaMurriel Page (born September 18, 1975) is a former American college and professional basketball player who was a forward and center (basketball) in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) for eleven seasons. Page played college basketball for the University of Florida, and was drafted in the first round of the 1998 WNBA Draft. She played professionally for the Washington Mystics and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.

Early years

Murriel Page was born in Louin, Mississippi in 1975. She attended Bay Springs High School in Bay Springs, Mississippi, where she led her Bay Springs high school basketball team to two state championships.[1]

College career

Page accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Carol Ross's Florida Gators women's basketball team. At the end of her Gators career, Page was ranked second all-time in points (1,915), rebounds (1,251), field goal percentage (.550), and free throws made (334). She graduated from the University of Florida with her bachelor's degree in 1998, and was later inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2009.[2][3]

USA Basketball

Page competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 1997 Jones Cup Team that won the silver medal in Taipei. Several of the games were close, with the USA team winning four games by six points or fewer, including an overtime game in the semifinal match against Japan. The gold medal game against South Korea was also close, but the USA fell 76–71 to claim the silver medal for the event. Page was the leading scorer for the team, averaging 14.7 points per game.[4]

Professional career

Page was selected third overall in the first round of the 1998 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics, where she played for eight seasons. In March 2006, Page was traded to the Los Angeles Sparks along with Temeka Johnson in exchange for Nikki Teasley. During the 2008–2009 WNBA off-season, she played in Spain with Mallorca.[5] During the 2007–08 off-season she played with San Jose, also in Spain.[6]

College coach

Following her retirement from professional basketball, Page become an assistant coach for the Florida Gators women's basketball team under head coach Amanda Butler for the 2010–11 season.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Dana Gelin, " Murriel page, Florida," Sports Illustrated (March 1998). Retrieved November 3, 2011.
  2. ^ F Club, Hall of Fame, Gator Greats. Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  3. ^ " Eight 2009 Honorees Inducted Into UF Athletic Hall of Fame," GatorZone.com (April 17, 2009). Retrieved July 22, 2011.
  4. ^ "1997 WOMEN'S R. WILLIAM JONES CUP". USA Basketball. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Offseason 2008-09: Overseas Roster
  6. ^ Offseason 2007-08: Overseas Roster
  7. ^ GatorZone.com, Women's Basketball, Coaching & Support Staff, Murriel Page. Retrieved June 7, 2011.

External links

  • Murriel Page – Official WNBA player profile
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