Laine Selwyn

Laine Selwyn
Personal information
Born (1981-05-16) May 16, 1981
Coral Springs, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Listed weight 143 lb (65 kg)
Career information
High school Coral Springs (Coral Springs, Florida)
College Pittsburgh (1999–2003)
WNBA draft 2003 / Undrafted
Position Point guard

Laine Selwyn (born May 16, 1981) is an American professional women's basketball player with Maccabi Ashdod (women's basketball). A guard, who has played previously in the WNBA and professionally on multiple teams throughout Europe and Israel, she was a former standout for the University of Pittsburgh's women's basketball team from 1999 to 2003.

Early years

Selwyn, the daughter of Bill and Faye Selwyn, averaged 21.5 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, 6.3 assists per game, and 4.1 steals per game at Coral Springs High School in Florida. Selwyn was named the Miami Herald and Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel Girls Basketball Player of the Year as a senior in 1998-99. She also was a USA Today All-U.S.A. Basketball honorable mention in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Selwyn earned 6A first team all-state honors in 1998-99 and second-team honors in 1997-98.[1] As a senior, she was the runner-up for 6A Player of the Year honors. Selwyn was a four-time letter winner in basketball, but also earned one letter each in volleyball and softball.[2]

University of Pittsburgh

2002-03: Honored by the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame as their recipient of the Marty Glickman Outstanding Jewish Scholastic Athlete of the Year, she led the Panthers in scoring (16.5), rebounding (6.2), assists (5.9) and steals (3.0) for the second year in a row as a senior...a Third Team All-Big East Conference honoree, she was named the Big East Player of the Week three times in her career and recorded the only two triple-doubles in the program's history…she left Pittsburgh in possession of three school records and ranked among the top 10 on three different career lists…she scored in double figures in all but two games during the season…she scored a season-high 27 points at Syracuse, 3/1, and scored 20 or more points nine times…she notched her second triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 14 assists vs. Norfolk State, 12/29…her 5.9 apg ranked third-best in the Big East and 27th nationally…she was second in the conference in steals per game and she tied for 28th in the country in that department…she finished third on the school's all-time chart with 232 steals, and fourth in assists with 530…she also ranked eighth on Pittsburgh's all-time scoring list with 1,344 points and became the only player in Panthers' history to record 1,000 points, 400 assists and 400 rebounds in her career. 2001-02: The first player in Pittsburgh history to record a triple-double, she had 12 points, a season-high 11 rebounds and 10 assists against St. John's 2/9…for the season, she led the Panthers in scoring (14.6 ppg), assists (5.9 apg) and steals (2.48 spg)…her career-high 16 assists vs. St. Francis, 12/30, tied a school record…in the season finale at Providence, 2/26, she scored a career-high 32 points…she had a team-high 67 steals and ranked among the Big East's best with an average of 2.48 spg. 2000-01: She took over as the Panthers' starting point guard as a sophomore, starting all but two games...second on the team with 11.4 points per game, she ranked among the Big East leaders in assists, steals, free throw percentage and assist-turnover ratio...she had single-game career highs in every category...she set a school record for field goal percentage against a Big East opponent, shooting 81.8 percent (9-of-11) at Syracuse (Jan. 6). 1999-00: She gained valuable experience during her freshman campaign, sharing the duties at point guard...she played in every game and earned 11 consecutive starts from Dec. 4 through Feb. 12...for the season, she averaged 6.3 points and was second on the team with 2.9 assists per game...she was selected to play on the Big East All-Star Tour of Canada during the summer between her freshman and sophomore seasons…she was Pittsburgh's top free-throw shooter in Big East games, connecting on 31-35 shots (.886)...she netted her first 20-point game with 21 points against Georgetown.[3]

Pittsburgh statistics


  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
1999-00 Pittsburgh 29 184 43.9 28.1 78.0 2.7 2.9 0.9 0.0 6.3
2000-01 Pittsburgh 27 308 39.1 34.2 70.4 3.4 4.6 2.0 0.1 11.4
2001-02 Pittsburgh 27 394 41.5 21.3 76.0 5.9 5.9 2.5 0.1 14.6
2002-03 Pittsburgh 28 458 43.1 36.5 81.7 6.2 5.9 3.1 0.4 16.4
Career Pittsburgh 111 1344 41.8 30.6 77.0 4.5 4.8 2.1 0.2 12.1

Professional career


  1. Lauten, Burt (2002). "2002-03 Panthers". 2002-03 Pittsburgh Panthers Women's Basketball Media Guide. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Media Relations Office. p. 20.
  2. "Player Bio: Laine Selwyn". Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  3. "Laine Selwyn Playerfile". 2010-05-03. Retrieved 2011-05-13.
  4. "NCAA® Career Statistics". Retrieved 2016-05-21.
  5. "Laine Selwyn Basketball Profile". Retrieved 2011-05-13.
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