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Clarissa Cristina dos Santos (born March 10, 1988) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for the San Antonio Stars of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).[1]

Clarissa dos Santos
Clarissa dos Santos (cropped).jpg
No. 11 – San Antonio Stars
PositionCenter
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (1988-03-10) March 10, 1988 (age 31)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
NationalityBrazilian
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2015ADCF Unide Americana
20152016Chicago Sky
2017–presentSan Antonio Stars
Stats at WNBA.com

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Early life and careerEdit

She began practicing sports at 13 on the Miécimo da Silva Sports Complex, and one day, as the basketball court was right along the athletics field where she practiced discus throw Santos was invited to play that sport. Eventually it became her priority.[2] In 2005, she joined the young teams of the club, and one year later was already in the adult team of Fluminense.

Player profileEdit

Clarissa excelled at rebounds, a statistic she topped in the Brazilian championship for two straight years. She was champion in 2012 with the Americana team.[3] She is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) tall.

National Team and international competitionEdit

For the Brazil women's national basketball team, Clarissa won a bronze medal at the 2011 Pan American Games,[4] and was champion of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship for Women which qualified Brazil for the 2012 Summer Olympics.[5] In the women's event, Brazil fell at the group stage with only one win, but Santos lead the rebounds statistic.[6] She was also part of the Brazilian team that played at the Rio Olympics.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sky Acquire Astou Ndour From Stars In Exchange For Clarissa Dos Santos
  2. ^ Interview Archived 2013-07-02 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ TREINADOR MANDA MENSAGEM DE APOIO A PUPILA CLARISSA Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Basketball: Women's Bronze Medal Match 17". Guadalajara2011.org.mx. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19.
  5. ^ cbb.com.br Archived 2012-07-21 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ http://archive.fiba.com/pages/eng/fa/statistics/p/rpp//tid/0/sid/6233/sp/ALL/ss/RB/srid/ALL/_/2012_Olympic_Women/player-leaders.html
  7. ^ "BARBOSA DEFINE SELEÇÃO BRASILEIRA PARA OS JOGOS RIO 2016". www.cbb.com.br. Archived from the original on 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2017-07-12.