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Renee Montgomery


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5-7 Guard - UCONN 

State Farm First Team All-America (2008); AP Third Team All-America choice (2008); Greensboro All-Region squad (2008); All-Big East First Team (07-08); All-Big East Tournament Team (2008); Finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award (07-08); Kodak/WBCA All-District I Team (2007); Honorable mention APAll-America (2007); Member of Gold Medal winning USA U-20 National Team (2007); Big East Freshman of the Year (2006); Big East All-Freshman Team.

Career Averages: 12.1 ppg, 3.9 apg, 1.8 spg, 41.5% FG, 76.3% FT
Senior Season: 16.2 ppg, 5.2 apg, 1.5 spg, 44.5% FG, 76% FT
WNBA Comparison: Rita Williams                     WDN Score: 26                   WDN Rank: 14

Strengths: An improving shooter with legit NBA 3-point range and an excellent pull-up jumper; a defensive dynamo who is capable of defending pro-sized point guards; shows the ability to run a pro-style offense littered with future pro stars; a natural leader as a true point guard since her freshman season who commands and receives the respect (and adoration) of her teammates; a good playmaker (not just a passer) who drives the lane well and can either finish at the rim or kick out to a teammate; takes care of the ball well (consistently posts assist-to-turnover ratios over 2.0)
Weaknesses: Does not project to be a prolific scorer or a great shooter in the WNBA, so better shot selection will need to be practiced; despite playing the two-guard as a junior, does not possess the size to play any position other than point in the WNBA; needs to learn to trust left hand and should demonstrate improved ability to "go left"; slight frame does raise concerns if player is to be a starting point guard, but strength and quickness should allow player to excel in a back-up role; needs the ball in her hands to be effective