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Amber Bland

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(photo courtesy of ncataggies.com)

5-11 Guard - NC A&T

MEAC Player of the Week (four times); First-team All-MEAC selections (2007-2008); North Carolina Sports Information Association first-team (2007-2008); Played freshman season at Penn State.
 
Career Averages: 17.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 2.8 spg, 2.8 apg, 43.6% FG, 78.5% FT
Senior Season: 15.9 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.4 spg, 2.0 apg, 48.1% FG, 75.9% FT
WNBA Comparison: Marie Ferdinand                  WDN Score: 20                   WDN Rank: 17

Strengths: Natural scorer who has improving range on jump shot; former BCS athlete with prototypical athletic SG build; fantastic three point shooter; good off of set plays and screens; very athletic, shows the ability to recognize the defense denial of her outside shot early in the game and adapts;  can post up her smaller defender drawing double teams on the block freeing up her team; rarely, if ever, forces things early in the game;  strong lateral speed; decent offensive rebounder for a guard using her athleticism and length.
 
Weaknesses: Lack of experience defending WNBA prospects; sometimes waits too long to get involved; a bit turnover prone; too unselfish at times  and tries hard to get her team involved for a shooting guard; needs to call for the ball more; needs to be more aggressive in drawing fouls;