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DeLisha Milton-Jones

Basketball

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Position: Forward
Height: 6?1" / 185 cms.
Weight: 172 lbs. / 78 kgs.
WNBA Team: Washington Mystics
School: University of Florida '97

NOTE: As of May 2, 2008

USA Basketball Notes:

Gold Medals: 2008 Olympic Games, 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, 2002 FIBA World Championship, 2002 Opals World Challenge, 2000 Olympic Games, 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup, 1998 FIBA World Championship, 1997 World University Games, 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival.

Bronze Medal: 2006 FIBA World Championship.

  • Assisted the USA to a 2-0 mark in its 2008 Spain training, averaged 5.0 ppg. and 4.0 rpg.
  • Member of the 2007 USA FIBA Americas Championship Team that competed in Valdivia, Chile, posted an unblemished 5-0 slate, captured the gold medal and qualified the U.S. for the 2008 Olympics; averaged 6.8 ppg. and 4.6 rpg.
  • Prior to the FIBA Americas Championship, aided the USA to a pair of victories against the Australia National Team.
  • Named to the 2007-08 USA Basketball Women's National Team on March 6, 2007.
  • Member of the 2006 USA Basketball Women's World Championship Team that posted an 8-1 record and took home the bronze medal from Sao Paulo, Brazil; started all nine games and averaged 7.6 ppg. and 4.9 rpg. in just over 18 minutes per game.
  • Aided the U.S. to a 56-49 exhibition victory over eventual World Championship gold medalist Australia, had nine points and seven rebounds.
  • Member of the 2006 USA Senior National Team for the USA's March 2-9 European Tour; played in two games (missed the second due to the 2006 EuroLeague All-Star Game) and averaged a team-high 19.5 ppg. and added 7.5 rpg.
  • Named to the 2004 USA Senior National Team core group, but was sidelined four days into training. She suffered a torn ACL in her right knee in Jacksonville, Fla., the day before the squad was slated to travel to Cuba in February. She returned to the floor for the WNBA season, but another injury kept her from being named to the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team.
  • A member of the 2002 USA World Championship Team that collected the gold with a perfect 9-0 record in China.
  • Aided the 2000 U.S. Olympic Team to the gold medal and an 8-0 record in Sydney.
  • As a member of the gold medal winning ?98 USA Worlds squad that finished with a perfect 9-0 record in Germany, started eight of the team's 13 games in its pre-World Championship tour.
  • A member of the USA gold medal winning teams at the 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup, 1997 World University Games and 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival.
  • Competed as a member the 1999-00 squad that compiled a 38-2 record and earned the 1999 U.S. Olympic Cup and the USA Basketball International Invitational titles prior to Sydney, the 1999 USA National Team that compiled a 4-1 record during its Winter European Tour, the 1998 USA National Team that rebounded to win its final two games and finish with a 2-3 record against host Australia and in 1997 helped the U.S. capture the USA Basketball Women's International Invitational title.

Professional Notes:

Drafted: No. 4 by the Los Angeles Sparks in the 2004 WNBA Draft and traded to the Washington Mystics on March 22, 2005; drafted No. 2 by the Portland Power in the 1997 ABL Draft.
WNBA titles: 2001, 2002
WNBA All-Star Games: 2000, 2007
EuroLeague titles: 2003, 2006
EuroLeague All-Star Games: 2006, 2007

  • Returned to Spain to play for Ros Casares during the 2007-08 season, averaged team-highs of 8.3 rpg. and 1.3 bpg., while contributing a team second-best 15.3 ppg. in aiding the club to a 13-3 slate and the EuroLeague quarterfinals.
  • Sprained the MCL in her left knee on June 17 and missed 12 games during the middle of the 2006 season.
  • In 2003 helped the Sparks to a 24-10 record as L.A. advanced through the playoffs to the Finals.
  • In 2002 aided the Sparks to a 25-7 record, a first place finish in the Western Conference and their second consecutive league title.
  • Helped lead the Sparks to a 28-4 record in 2001, a first place finish in the Western Conference, the Conference title and 2001 WNBA crown.
  • Member of the 1998 ABL Western Conference champion Portland Power.
  • Paced all EuroLeague participants in scoring (20.9 ppg.) and rebounding (10.9 rpg) in aiding Ros Casares to the 2007 EuroLeague Final Four title game.
  • Averaged 16.4 ppg., 7.6 rpg. and 1.9 apg. for Gambrinus Sika Brno (Czech Republic), which captured the 2006 EuroLeague crown.
  • Spent the 2001-02 season playing for Lavezzini Basket (Italy), averaged a team high 16.8 ppg. and second best 7.3 rpg., assisted her team to the EuroLeague Final Four, where they finished in third place.
  • In 2002-03, playing in Ekaterinburg, Russia, averaged 14.5 ppg. and 9.2 rpg., while helping her team to the EuroLeague title.
  • Averaged in 2003-04 a EuroLeague fourth best 17.0 ppg., as well as 8.3 rpg. in helping UMMC Ekaterinburg to the top spot in Group A with a 9-3 record and a quarterfinals berth.

College Notes:

  • During her four years (1994-97), helped Florida to a 91-34 (.728) record and four NCAA Tournaments, including the 1997 Elite Eight.
  • The 1997 Wade Trophy recipient, also collected 1997 NCAA Mideast Regional Most Outstanding Player honors and was tabbed 1997 All-America first team by the Associated Press, Kodak/WBCA and Basketball Times.
  • The 1997 Southeastern Conference (SEC) Player of the Year; named to the 1996 and 1997 All-SEC first team, 1995 All-SEC second team, and 1994 SEC All-Freshman Team; and earned 1997 and 1994 SEC All-Tournament Team honors.
  • Currently lists among the top 10 in the all-time Florida record book for several categories, including firsts for steals (281), fourth for points (1,858) and rebounds (1,109) and second for blocked shots (172). Additionally, was the first Lady Gator to have posted a triple-double with 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals versus Bethune-Cookman (2/2/94).

Personal Notes:

  • Born on September 11, 1974, hails from Riceboro, Georgia, and married Roland Jones on June 30, 2003.
  • Daughter of Beverly Milton, her sister, Charmaine, played for Flo
    rida in 1995 and 1996 after transferring from Stetson University (Fla.).
  • Earned her degree in sports management, with a minor in mass communications.
  • Nicknamed "Sunshine," she has an 84-inch wingspan, which is equal to that of a 7-footer.
  • The recipient of the 1997 University of Florida President's Recognition Award for her civic activities has participated in many community activities and charities, including visiting people in hospitals, running for breast
    cancer and alzheimers and giving motivational speeches to students and teenage parents.
  • Attended Bradwell Institute (Ga.), where she was named the 1992 and 1993 Naismith High School Player of the Year.