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Kristi Toliver


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5-7 Guard - Maryland 
Preseason All-American (08-09), Preseason ACC Player of the Year (08-09), AP All-American (07-08), Wooden Award Finalist (07-08), Preseason Wade Trophy Candidate (06-07), Preseason Naismith Award Candidate (06-07), Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist (2007), Third Team All-ACC (2007), NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team (2006), Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (2006), ACC All-Freshman Team (2006), ACC Rookie of the Week (twice).

Career Averages: 13.7 ppg, 5.5 apg, 2.8 rpg, 44% FG, 41% 3FG, 88% FT
Senior Season: 18.4 ppg, 5.0 apg, 3.4 rpg, 44.3% FG, 452.3 3FG, 85% FT

WNBA Comparison: n/a                                  WDN Score: 19                   WDN Rank: 19

Strengths: A very emotional player; gets great elevation on jump shot; has deep range to her jumper; quick in the open floor; loves to push tempo; good shooter from the free throw and three point lines; very creative with her dribble, effectively using stop-and-go and hesitation moves; very aggressive offensively (loves to get into shooting duels with opposing team's best player); can take and hit big shots; long-limbed despite being small for a point guard (5-7) 
Weaknesses: Lacks the basketball IQ to manage a pro team (in particular decision-making and knowing personnel); needs work on the defensive end, which stems from being too thin and not strong/quick enough to guard position; shot selection can be horrible at times; shoot first, pass second nature won't always work in the WNBA; handle can get sloppy and can easily be picked off by average college defenders; prone to high turnover numbers, compounding of mistakes, and losing composure (does not hide frustration well); commits bad reach fouls on defense due to lack of defensive fundamentals; lacks creativity in the half court (not a playmaker);