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Bridget Pettis’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

IntroAmerican basketball player, guard
Is Athlete 
Basketball player 
Sports coach 
From United States of America 
Type Sports 
Genderfemale
Birth 1 January 1971, East Chicago, Lake County, Indiana, U.S.A.
Age:49 years
Stats
Height: 175

Bridget Pettis (born January 1, 1971) is a former American college and professional basketball player who was a guard in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) for eight seasons during the 1990s and 2000s. Pettis played college basketball for the University of Florida, and professionally for the Phoenix Mercury and the Indiana Fever of the WNBA.

Early years

Pettis was born in East Chicago, Indiana. She attended East Chicago Central High School, and played high school basketball for the EC Central Cardinals.

College career

Pettis attended Central Arizona College in Coolidge, Arizona, and played junior college basketball for the Central Arizona Vaqueras. She accepted an athletic scholarship to transfer to the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where she played for coach Carol Ross’s Florida Gators women’s basketball team from 1991 to 1993. Memorably, she completed eight three-point shots against the Georgia Bulldogs on January 20, 1993—still the Gators’ single-game record.

She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in 1993.

Professional career

The Phoenix Mercury selected Pettis in the first round (seventh pick overall) of the 1997 WNBA Draft. She played for the Mercury from 1997 to 2001, the Indiana Fever in 2002 and 2003, and the Mercury again in 2006. Her first two seasons with the Mercury were the most productive, when she started fifty-six of sixty games played, and averaged over fourteen point per game. In her eight-season WNBA career, she played in 228 games, started seventy-one of them, and scored 1,408 points.

In 2013, Pettis and Frank and Eddie Johnson started a club team called Team 2j Thunder. Three months later, Pettis applied for an assistant coaching job for the LA Sparks.

On March 6, 2014 Pettis was named Assistant Coach for the Tulsa Shock.