Monique Currie BIO:
2012: Started in 28 out of 34 games played. Second on the team in scoring with 12.0 points per game. Posted 20 10+ point games and five 20+ point games. Led team in scoring in 12 games. Shot .774 from the free throw line, connecting on 127-164 from the charity stripe. Scored her 2,000th career point with 23.9 seconds remaining in the second quarter in the Mystics loss to the Seattle Storm on June 26.
2011: Returned to the lineup following a successful anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) recovery, making her season debut against the Atlanta Dream on September 1 after missing the first 29 games of the season. In her debut, Currie played just over nine minutes and scored eight points, shooting 2-for-4 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Currie also tallied three rebounds and collected one steal in the Mystics, 85-81 victory. In her final game of the season, Currie rejoined the Mystics starting lineup for the first time this season. Currie played 25 minutes and scored 14 points in the Mystics loss to the San Antonio Silver Stars on September 10. In her four games this season with the team, Currie shot perfect from the free throw line, 16-for-16.
2010: Played and
started in all 34 games. Posted best
scoring average of her four-year career (14.1).
Shot perfect from the free throw line in 15 games. Ranked eighth in the league in free-throw
percentage (.877). Ranked third in the
league in three-point field-goal percentage (.446). Was a candidate for Most Improved Player of
the Year award. Posted a career-high six
steals in a win over the New York Liberty (June, 12 2010). Shot a career-high five three-point field
goals in a win over the Seattle Storm (August, 15 2010).
.803 at the free throw line. Ranked 15th
in the league in total free throws (102).
Had two season-high games with 17 points. Shot perfect from the free throw line in 11
games. Tied her career high of 11
rebounds against the Minnesota Lynx (July, 7 2009)
every game. Set career highs in numerous
categories such as points per game (11.9), assists (7) and points scored
(28). Led the team in free throw
shooting with 82%. Scored her 1000th
point against the Chicago Sky (8/29/07).
Ranked 11th in the league in three-point percentage
(38%). Scored in double figures 20 times
and led the team in scoring five times.
Ranked 20th in the league in free throws (109)
2007: Traded to
Washington from Chicago two games into the season. Started 24 games, averaging 25.2 minutes per
game. Averaged career highs in points
(10.7) and rebounds (4.0). Had career
highs in total points (354), blocks (7) and total rebounds (133). Recorded a career-high 11 rebounds twice in
games against the Seattle Storm (July, 24 2007) and Houston Comets (July, 18
2007). Grabbed a career-high five steals
against the Minnesota Lynx (July, 20 2007).
Played a career-high 42 minutes against the Seattle Storm (July, 24 2007). Recorded three double-doubles on the season. Ranked eighth in the league in free throws
(128) and seventh in the league in free throw attempts (163)
2006: Named to
the WNBA All-Rookie Team. Played in 34
games recording 33 starts. Averaged 25.0
minutes per game. Averaged 10.0 points,
3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.0 steals. Shot
.810 from the free throw line
Played in Russia and Italy
Kodak All-American honors twice, joining Alana Beard as the only players in
Duke history to be selected as repeat honorees. Posted the only triple-double in the ACC in
2005-06 with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists against Florida State on
January 5, 2006. Tallied 118
double-figure scoring games and 22 double-doubles over her career. Named to the AP All-American Second Team in 2006
and the First Team in 2005. 2005 ACC
Player of the Year and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award, State Farm
Wade Trophy and Naismith Trophy for the National Player of the Year. Received All-ACC First Team honor in 2006 and
2005 and Second Team honors in 2004 and 2002.
Personal: Name is
Monique Paulette Currie. Daughter of
Michael and Gwendolyn Currie. Has one
sister, Mikia. Three-time Maryland Miss
Basketball selection. In 1998 led her
AAU team to the national title. Lists
the most famous person she has met as Bill Clinton and her craziest ambition is
to sky dive. Graduated from Duke with a
degree in public policy and African-American studies and spent her fifth-year
on campus pursuing a degree in humanities.
Re-signed as a free agent on February 21, 2012
Re-signed as a free agent with Washington on February 18, 2010
Traded to Washington from Chicago for Chasity Melvin, May 24, 2007.
Selected by Chicago (1st overall) in the Dispersal Draft, January 8, 2007.
Selected by Charlotte in the first round (third overall) of the WNBA Draft, April 5, 2006.