BOULDER – Former University of Colorado guard Chucky Jeffery has signed a 7-day contract with the New York Liberty of the WNBA.
She is the first Colorado player to find her name on a regular season WNBA roster since Tera Bjorklund played four games for the Charlotte Sting in 2004.
Jeffery was originally selected by the Minnesota Lynx with 12th pick of the second round (24th overall) of the 2013 WNBA Draft. She played in two preseason games for Minnesota before being released prior the beginning of the regular season.
The Liberty are coached by former NBA standout Bill Laimbeer. New York is currently 8-12 and resides in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. The Liberty have three games scheduled in the next seven days, including a Tuesday morning game (9 a.m. MT) against Washington at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
A 5-foot-10 guard from Colorado Springs, Colo., Jeffery led Colorado in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (4.0 apg), rebounds (8.2 rpg) and steals (2.2 spg) in 2012-13. One of the most dynamic players in Colorado history, Jeffery was an honorable mention All-American and a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-Region nominee for the 2013 WBCA Division I Coaches' All-America Team.
Jeffery was named All-Pac-12 for the second-straight year by both the media and the coaches. She also earned Pac-12 All-Tournament honors and was an honorable mention to the coaches' All-Defensive team. She is the only player in program history to record 1,600 points, 900 rebounds and 400 assists, ending her career sixth in scoring (1,644), fifth in rebounding (921) and fourth in assists (481).
She also ranks third in minutes played (3,965), fourth in steals (283) and steals average (2.3 spg), fifth in double-doubles (30), sixth in assists average (3.8 apg) and field-goals made (619), seventh in minutes average (31.7 mpg), ninth in rebound average (7.4 rpg), starts (108) and games played (125), 11th in free-throws made (331), 13th in blocks (71), 14th in scoring average (13.2 ppg) and 15th in 3-point field goals (75).
Colorado finished the 2012-13 season at 25-7 overall and fourth place in the Pac-12 at 13-5. The Buffaloes, who were ranked No. 19 in the final AP Top 25 poll, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 13th time in team history and first time since 2004.