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Crystal Allison Langhorne (born October 27, 1986) is an American basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played for the University of Maryland Terrapins. In 2008 she was drafted by the Washington Mystics of the WNBA.

Crystal Langhorne
Crystal Langhorne at 2 August 2015 game cropped.jpg
No. 1 – Seattle Storm
Position Power forward
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1986-10-27) October 27, 1986 (age 31)
Queens, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Willingboro (Willingboro, New Jersey)
College Maryland (2004–2008)
WNBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
20082013 Washington Mystics
2014–present Seattle Storm
2014–2016 Good Angels Košice
2016–2017 Daqing Rural Commercial Bank
2017–present Uniqua Sopron
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Contents

High schoolEdit

Langhorne is a graduate of Willingboro High School in Willingboro, New Jersey.[1] Langhorne was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored five points, and earned MVP honors.[2]

CollegeEdit

In 2006, she helped the Terrapins win the NCAA Championship, and in 2007 she starred in helping the USA win the FIBA World Championship under 21 for women. She is the first player in the University of Maryland's history to score 2,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds for either the men's or women's teams, and only the 106th women's college basketball player to do so.[3]

Her jersey was retired and raised to the rafters at the Comcast Center during her last regular season home game.[4] She was the first Maryland player to have her jersey raised to the rafters while still active.

College statisticsEdit

Source[5]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Maryland 32 549 59.2 - 56.7 10.6 1.2 1.0 0.4 17.2
2005–06 Maryland 38 654 67.0 - 69.3 8.6 2.0 0.7 0.4 17.2
2006–07 Maryland 34 508 70.7 - 56.5 8.1 1.6 1.1 0.4 14.9
2007–08 Maryland 31 536 64.7 - 66.7 9.4 1.3 0.8 0.5 17.3
Career Maryland 135 2247 65.2 0.0 62.8 9.1 1.5 0.9 0.4 16.6

Professional careerEdit

 
Seattle Storm forward Crystal Langhorne takes a free throw.

WNBAEdit

In 2008, Langhorne was drafted 6th overall by the Washington Mystics in the 2008 WNBA draft. In her rookie season, Langhorne was a reserve for the Mystics, playing 34 games with 6 starts, averaging 4.8 ppg.

In her second season, Langhorne started in 22 of 34 games played and averaged 12 ppg, she would win Most Improved Player award for that season.

In 2010, Langhorne officially became the Mystics' starting power forward. During the season, she scored a career-high 31 points in a win against the Phoenix Mercury.[6] By the end of the season, she averaged 16.3 ppg and also averaged a career-high in rebounds, she would also be named to the All-WNBA Second Team.

In 2011, Langhorne averaged a career-high in scoring with 18.2 ppg and was voted into the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game, making it her first career all-star game appearance.

In 2012, Langhorne re-signed with the Mystics once her rookie contract expired.[7] Langhorne would play two more seasons with the Mystics before being traded to the Seattle Storm in 2014, in exchange for Bria Hartley and Tianna Hawkins.[8]

Langhorne would continue to be a starter with the Storm, as she averaged 12.9 in her first season with the team.

In 2016, Langhorne re-signed with the Storm in free agency.[9] During the season, Langhorne set the franchise record for field goals in a game without a miss, when she scored 18 points on 8-for-8 field goal shooting in a win against the Connecticut Sun.[10]

In the 2017 season, Langhorne achieved a new career-high in field shooting percentage and averaged 12.4 ppg. During the season, Langhorne would set a new franchise record for field goals in a game without a miss, by scoring 20 points on 9-of-9 field goal shooting in a win against the Atlanta Dream.[11]

USA BasketballEdit

Langhorne was a member of the USA Women's U19 team which competed in the 2005 U19 World Championships in Tunis, Tunisia. The USA team won all eight games, winning the gold medal. Langhorne led the team in scoring with 16.6 points per game and hit nine out of nine field goals attempts in the opening round game against South Korea.[12]

OverseasEdit

Langhorne played in Slovakia for Good Angels during the off-season from 2014 to 2016.[13] In 2016, Langhorne signed Daqing Rural Commercial Bank of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association for the 2016-17 off-season.[14] In 2017, Langhorne signed with Uniqua Sopron, a Hungarian club for the 2017-18 off-season.[15]

WNBA career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high League leader


Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2008 Washington 34 6 15.6 .624 .000 .549 4.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.0 4.8
2009 Washington 34 22 29.8 .574 .000 .689 7.9 0.9 1.0 0.3 2.2 12.0
2010 Washington 34 34 34.1 .589 .167 .772 9.7 1.1 0.8 0.2 2.6 16.3
2011 Washington 31 31 34.3 .534 .125 .711 7.6 1.6 1.2 0.4 3.2 18.2
2012 Washington 31 31 32.2 .562 .125 .641 6.3 1.4 1.4 0.1 2.4 14.7
2013 Washington 34 34 28.6 .515 .125 .651 7.2 1.3 0.9 0.2 2.3 12.0
2014 Seattle 34 34 28.9 .571 .667 .658 7.4 1.0 0.6 0.3 2.0 12.9
2015 Seattle 34 34 25.7 .545 .000 .750 5.7 0.8 0.9 0.4 2.0 11.1
2016 Seattle 33 33 25.6 .630 1.000 .759 5.5 1.4 0.7 0.3 1.5 9.5
2017 Seattle 34 34 28.4 .647 .500 .735 6.1 0.5 0.3 1.6 2.0 12.4
Career 10 years, 2 teams 333 293 28.2 .572 .200 .698 6.7 1.2 0.9 0.3 2.1 12.3

PostseasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG TO PPG
2009 Washington 2 2 39.6 .700 .000 .625 10.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 3.0 16.5
2010 Washington 2 2 34.8 .458 .000 1.000 8.0 1.5 0.0 2.0 2.5 13.5
2013 Washington 3 3 27.9 .400 .000 .333 8.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 5.7
2016 Seattle 1 1 20.8 .333 .000 1.000 7.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 7.0
2017 Seattle 1 1 21.7 .500 .000 .000 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
Career 5 years, 2 teams 9 9 30.5 .500 .000 .737 7.8 1.3 0.1 0.7 1.9 9.6

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Crystal Langhorne player bio – UMD Archived June 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Accessed February 17, 2008.
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  3. ^ #5/5 Terps and Virginia Tech Collide on Monday Night in Blacksburg – CSTV.com. "National player of the year candidate Crystal Langhorne became the first Maryland women's basketball player to score 2,000 points. She is the 106th player in NCAA history to have 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and the first in Maryland men's or women's basketball history." Accessed February 17, 2008.
  4. ^ "Player Bio: Crystal Langhorne". Umterps.com. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  5. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 22 Sep 2015. 
  6. ^ Crystal Langhorne leads the Washington Mystics to 95-85 win
  7. ^ Mystics re-sign Crystal Langhorne
  8. ^ Washington Mystics acquire Bria Hartley and Tianna Hawkins from the Seattle Storm in exchange for Crystal Langhorne
  9. ^ Seattle Storm re-sign PF Crystal Langhorne
  10. ^ Crystal Langhorne Steps Up With Record-Setting Performance Against Sun
  11. ^ After Perfect Night, Crystal Langhorne On Pace For Historically Efficient Season
  12. ^ "Sixth FIBA Women's U19 World Championship -- 2005". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015. 
  13. ^ "Good Angels Košice Signs American Forward Crystal Langhorne". Retrieved 11 Sep 2014. 
  14. ^ 2016-2017 WNBA Overseas Signings
  15. ^ WNBA Players Playing Overseas

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