Season Statistics
PPG
RPG
APG
2.8
FG%

Player Profile

Kristen Veal



DOB: 24.07.81

Height: 176cm

Junior Club: Norwood Flames (SA)

WNBL Clubs: AIS 1997 – 1999; Canberra Capitals 1999 – 2004; Sydney Uni Flames 2005 – 2008; Logan Thunder 2008 – Current.

WNBL Championships: (4) AIS 1999; Canberra Capitals 2000, 2002, 2003.

Bio: Emerging on the scene alongside Lauren Jackson, Suzy Batkovic and Penny Taylor as part of the AIS team that created history in winning the 1999 WNBL Championship, Veal quickly became a household name.

She remained in Canberra, joining the Capitals and adding a further three titles to her trophy cabinet – all the while she was creating history in America, becoming the then youngest player to be  selected in the WNBA Draft.

At just 19 Veal was selected at pick 13 of the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury, just the second Australian to be selected in the first round behind former AIS and Canberra teammate Lauren Jackson.

Despite a lucrative deal to stay in the WNBA, Veal decided against extending her stay in the USA and after a successful stint in Canberra, the then 24-year-old took her talents to Sydney in 2005.

A brief, but successful, stay in Sydney saw the team reach back-to-back finals, before Veal was offered the chance to take on a leadership role at the new WNBL club – the Logan Thunder in 2008.

In her five seasons at the Thunder, Veal has played over 100 games for the club and is seen as the spiritual leader of the team. After a solid 2012/13 season in southern Queensland, Veal was called into the Opals squad by Head Coach Brendan Joyce.

Career Highlights: WNBL All-Star Five: 2003, FIBA Oceania Championships: 2003, 2013, FIBA Junior Women’s

World Championships: 1997 (Silver), Youngest ever player selected in WNBA Draft in 2001 (19), Drafted at pick 13 of the 2001 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.


Season Statistics
  2PT 3PT FT Rebounds  
  M MIN 2PM-A 1st Half H.S 3PM-A 3PT
%
FTM-A FT % TOT AST PTS
Season 22 15/10/2011 20 - 60 33.3 25 - 97 20 - - Dandenong 2.8
Career 340 11/03/2000 - - - 0.0 780 - 1342 596 - - - 5.3


Previous Seasons
Competition Season M MIN 2PM-A 1st Half H.S 3PM-A 3PT
%
FTM-A FT % PF Total Pts TOT AST PTS
WNBL 2014/15 2014 0 - - - 0.0 - - - - - - 0.0 0.0
2013/14 2013 24 15/12/2013 28 - 69 40.6 47 - 93 38 - - Canberra 80.9 4.5
2012/13 2012 24 20/01/2013 30 - 84 35.7 38 - 106 32 - - West Coast 84.2 5.5
2011/12 2012 22 15/10/2011 20 - 60 33.3 25 - 97 20 - - Dandenong 80.0 2.8
2010/11 2011 24 23/01/2011 - - - 0.0 93 - 59 73 - - Sydney 78.5 7.0
2009/10 2010 21 16/01/2010 - - - 0.0 89 - 79 67 - - Sydney 75.3 5.6
2008/09 2009 22 25/01/2009 - - - 0.0 48 - 115 35 - - AIS 72.9 6.6
2007/08 2008 26 05/01/2008 - - - 0.0 27 - 145 24 - - AIS 88.9 4.3
2006/07 2007 23 03/12/2006 29 - 81 35.8 40 - 97 26 - - West Coast 65.0 4.7
2005/06 2006 5 14/01/2006 10 - 15 66.7 10 - 19 8 - - Canberra 80.0 4.2
2003/04 2004 21 13/12/2003 49 - 118 41.5 41 - 133 27 - - West Coast 65.9 6.1
2002/03 2003 23 07/12/2002 56 - 159 35.2 77 - 108 60 - - Bulleen 77.9 5.7
2001/02 2002 8 07/12/2001 14 - 40 35.0 10 - 24 9 - - AIS 90.0 4.8
2000/01 2001 23 04/02/2001 74 - 173 42.8 34 - 93 28 - - AIS 82.4 6.4
1999/00 24 11/03/2000 77 - 171 45.0 70 - 57 53 - - Adelaide 75.7 5.9
1998/99 19 06/11/1998 59 - 117 50.4 51 - 65 34 - - Adelaide 66.7 5.4
1998 14 14/03/1998 31 - 82 37.8 42 - 23 33 - - Melbourne 78.6 4.5
1997 17 04/05/1997 42 - 100 42.0 38 - 29 29 - - Canberra 76.3 3.9