The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the re-signing of former WNBA Champion forward Camille Little.
“Keeping Camille in a Mercury uniform was a top priority for us,” said Mercury General Manager Jim Pitman. “She is a proven commodity in this league who comes to work every night. We are excited about the options [Mercury Head Coach] Sandy [Brondello] will have with Camille, Sancho and BG.”
The 6-foot-2 Little, who was acquired by the Mercury prior to the 2017 season in a three-team trade, is coming off a 2017 season in which she was the only Mercury player to start all 34 games, and averaged 7.1 points and 3.8 rebounds. In the Mercury’s final playoff game, Little posted 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block. With Little, two-time Defensive Player of the Year and five-time blocks champion Brittney Griner, and the addition of six-time All-Defensive Team selection Sancho Lyttle, Phoenix now boasts one of the toughest and most versatile front lines of any WNBA team.
A 2010 WNBA Champion with the Seattle Storm, Little owns career averages of 9.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in 369 games. She owns a 44.8-percent career field goal percentage and has continued to show her ability to play as a stretch-four over the years, having made 164 career three-pointers, 132 of which have come in the past six seasons. She is one of only five active players in the WNBA with 1,500 career rebounds and 150+ made three-pointers, joining Diana Taurasi, Monique Currie, Candace Parker and Lindsay Whalen.
Originally the 17th overall pick of the 2007 WNBA Draft by San Antonio, Little was a four-time All-ACC selection at North Carolina where she guided the Tar Heels to a Final Four berth in her senior season after averaging 13.7 points and 5.9 rebounds. Little was the 2004 ACC Rookie of the Year and became the first player in UNC women’s history to be named All-ACC First Team as a freshman.