* McCarville huggedGophers teammate Lindsay Whalen as they secured their Mideast Regional final victory over Duke in 2004.
* No. 1 overall in 2005
Chart: Janel McCarville bio and timeline
- May 18, 2013 - 9:30 PM
JANEL MCCARVILLE FILE
Age: 30 Ht./wt: 6-2, 205
WNBA career averages: 8.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists
Best season: In 2008 with New York, she averaged 13.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists
1996 (approximately): Her father helps her hang a basketball hoop on a barn on the family farm.
2001: Leads her high school to the Wisconsin big-school finals and is named co-Wisconsin player of the year. That fall she begins playing for the University of Minnesota.
2003: On U.S. team that wins silver at Pan American Games.
2004: Leads Gophers to the Final Four.
2005: No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft by the Charlotte Sting.
2006-08: Plays for Good Angels Kosice in Slovakia.
2007: Claimed by the New York Liberty in the dispersal draft after the Sting folds and is named the league’s most improved player.
2008: Named Eastern Conference player of week twice.
2009-10: Plays for Spartak Moscow.
2010-12: Plays for Famila Schio in Italy.
2011-12: Skips WNBA season after being threatened with fines for missing Liberty training camp.
2012: Signs with Canik Belediyesi in Turkey.
2013: Traded to the Lynx.
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