Liberty Selects McCarville in Dispersal Draft

January 8, 2007 - New York, NY - New York Liberty Senior Vice President and General Manager Carol Blazejowski announced today that the team selected 2005 WNBA #1 overall draft pick, Janel McCarville, with the 3rd pick in the 2007 WNBA Dispersal Draft.

A native of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, McCarville a 62 forward/center, established herself as a top player at the University of Minnesota. In 2004-05, her senior season, McCarville averaged 16 ppg while shooting .502 from the floor, along with 10.6 rpg in 30.8 mpg. McCarville was named a first team Kodak and USBWA All American as well as a finalist for the Wooden Award, Wade Trophy and Naismith Award as the nations top collegiate female basketball player.

Currently in Slovakia playing for K Cero Vods Kosice, McCarville is posting a robust stats line: 14.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg, 4.3 apg and 3.7 spg in 34 mpg. Her team is currently undefeated at 14-0.

As a member of the Charlotte Sting, McCarville played through several injuries her first two seasons. In 2006, McCarville averaged 14 mpg posting 4.5 ppg on .456 shooting and 3.5 rpg.

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to add someone with Janel McCarvilles size and skills to the New York Liberty, said Blazejowski. Janel has demonstrated the ability to score in the low post and rebound and will provide us with another option up front. She is having a breakout year overseas and we look forward to adding her ability, youth and confidence to the team this summer.

New York plays its first regular season home game on Sunday, May 20th at 4:00 p.m., as point guard Loree Moore leads the Liberty up against Candice Dupree and the Chicago Sky.

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