A 5-9 shooting guard, Pondexter is the fourth-leading scorer in WNBA history (6,638 points), just behind Fever legend Tamika Catchings (7,380). She also ranks sixth among the league’s all-time leaders in assists (1,534) and free throws made (1,433), and 13th in 3-point field goals made (453). A seven-time WNBA All-Star, Pondexter won a pair of WNBA championships with Phoenix in 2007 and 2009. She was the Finals MVP in 2007 and played a key role in a five-game Finals series against the Fever in 2009.
An Olympic gold medalist and USA teammate of Catchings in Beijing 2008, Pondexter was the WNBA’s No. 2 overall draft selection, by Phoenix, in 2006; just ahead of new Fever teammate Candice Dupree, chosen with the No. 6 pick by Chicago.
Pondexter enjoyed four years of success with the Mercury, prior to a trade to New York in 2010. She averaged 17.9 points per game with the Liberty through 2014 and established a career scoring high of 40 points in an overtime loss to Indiana, July 18, 2010, at Madison Square Garden. Pondexter’s 40 points remain a single-game record for the Liberty and the most ever scored against the Fever.
Raised in Chicago, she was acquired via trade by Chatman and the Sky prior to the 2015 season. The Sky finished second in the Eastern Conference in back-to-back seasons with Pondexter averaging 13.9 points per game as a two-year starter.
Pondexter was selected 2nd overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury. As a rookie, she was named to the western conference WNBA all star team.
In 2007, alongside Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor, Pondexter played a key role in the Mercury’s championship run, and was named 2007 WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player after averaging 22 points per game during the hard-fought five-game series.
During the 2009 WNBA season Pondexter became the first player in WNBA history to win 3 consecutive Western Conference Player of the week awards. She was also named to her third WNBA All-star team as a Western Conference reserve. At the end of the 2009 season, Pondexter helped the Mercury defeat the Indiana Fever 3 games to 2 to win the WNBA championship, the second title for the team in 3 years.
In March 2010, Pondexter was traded to the New York Liberty as part of a three-team, multiplayer deal. Pondexter indicated in interviews that she had requested the trade. In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen-year history of the WNBA.
In February 2015, Pondexter was traded to the Chicago Sky for Epiphanny Prince. In 2016, Pondexter was named in the WNBA Top 20@20, a list of the top 20 players of all-time in the WNBA in celebration of the league’s twentieth anniversary. In 2018, Pondexter signed with the Los Angeles Sparks. On June 28, 2018 Pondexter was released by the Sparks. On July 1, 2018, the Indiana Fever signed Pondexter to a free-agent contract
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|Pondexter in 2018|
|No. 25 – Indiana Fever|
|Born||January 7, 1983 (age 35)
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|High school||John Marshall Metropolitan
|WNBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2nd overall|
|Selected by the Phoenix Mercury|
|2010–2014||New York Liberty|
|2018||Los Angeles Sparks|