Newark, NJ – June 14, 2013 – New York Liberty guard Katie Smith became the WNBA second all-time leading scorer in WNBA history during Friday night’s game against the Connecticut Sun. Smith hit a three-pointer at the 4:05 mark in the first quarter, surpassing former WNBA great Lisa Leslie. Smith now has 6,272 career points.
“It’s a lot of pride in the work that you put in and knowing that you’ve been consistently on top of your game or your craft for a long time.” Smith said when asked about her milestone. “Some of these young guns will pass us in the future, but it’s been great to be able to play this long and compete.”
Smith, 38 entered the league in 1999 when she was selected by the Minnesota Lynx during the expansion draft. The ABL veteran – Smith played for the Columbus Quest of the ABL, helping the team to win both League championships in its only two full seasons of existence – signed with the Liberty prior to the start of the season when her former Detroit Shock coach, Bill Laimbeer became head coach of the Liberty.