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Kristi Cirone

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5-8 Guard - Illinois State

Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year (07-08); All-Valley First-Team (07-08);  All-Defensive Team (07-08);  MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team selection (2008); AP Honorable Mention All-American (2008); WBCA/State Farm Honorable Mention All-American (2008); Nominee for the Nancy Lieberman Award (2008); All-MVC Scholar-Athlete Second-Team selection (2007); MVCFreshman of the Year (2006); Honorable mention All-Valley selection (2006); Missouri Valley Conference All-Freshman Team (2006).
 
                                                 Career Averages: 15.7 ppg, 5.1 apg, 1.9 spg, 42% FG, 36% 3FG, 76% FT
                                                 Senior Season: 18.7 ppg, 3.9 apg, 2.2 spg, 49.4% FG, 43.8% 3FG, 73.4% FT
WNBA Comparison: Becky Hammon                WDN Score: 43                 WDN Rank: 7

Strengths: Lightning quick; valuable in transition as both scorer and passer; excellent three point shooter; makes smart cuts in the lane; strong finisher at the basket; reads passing lanes well; very scrappy defender; one of the better assists to turnover ratios in the nation; a very smart player; can carry a team offensively;
 
Weaknesses: Wirey frame may be an issue for WNBA GM's; could improve on free throw shooting; doesn't play in an extremely tough conference; will need to shift to point in pros, maybe limiting her offense;