Erlana Larkins (photo courtesy of the Indiana Fever)
Erlana Larkins (photo courtesy of the Indiana Fever)
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Tar Heels In The WNBA Update
Release: 07/02/2013
Five former University of North Carolina women's basketball players are active this season in the WNBA, highlighted by former league champions Erlana Larkins of the Indiana Fever and Camille Little of the Seattle Storm. Joining Larkins and Little are Ivory Latta and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt of the Washington Mystics and Jessica Breland of the Fever. Here's a look at how these former Tar Heels are doing in 2013:

Jessica Breland, F, Indiana Fever
The former first-round draft pick of the Minnesota Lynx, Breland signed with the Fever in February after not playing in the WNBA in 2012. She has appeared in all 10 games for Indiana this season, and is averaging 4.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Breland recently had the best game of her American professional career, finishing with 10 points and 10 rebounds in a win over Seattle.

Erlana Larkins, F, Indiana Fever
Larkins had a breakthrough season in 2012, helping lead the Fever to the WNBA title after entering the starting lineup late in the season. Now a fixture in the Indiana rotation, Larkins has averaged 6.4 points and a team-high 6.7 rebounds while starting all 10 games for the Fever.

Ivory Latta, G, Washington Mystics
Latta has had perhaps the best year of her professional career in 2013. Playing with the Mystics for the first time, Latta ranks 13th in the league in scoring with 15.8 points per contest. She earned league Player of the Week honors earlier this season and has started every game for Washington.

Camille Little, G/F, Seattle Storm
Arguably the most successful professional to come out of North Carolina, Little is having another solid season for Seattle in 2013. The veteran is third on the team in scoring with 12.2 points per game and leads the Storm with 5.4 boards per outing, having started all 10 games so far this year.

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, G, Washington Mystics
The free agent rookie has come off the bench to appear in all 11 games for Washington, averaging 4.5 points and 2.4 rebounds. Despite having to adjust to a new situation and a new league, the chance to play for a team just minutes from her hometown of Alexandria, Va., has been a positive one for Ruffin-Pratt.

Carolina fans can vote for Larkins, Latta and Little for the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game by visiting Voting runs through July 17 and the game is July 27 at 3:30 p.m.

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