Jessica Breland 2021 Season Review

Jessica Breland

Height: 6-2

Position: Forward

Age: 33

Years Pro: 9

College: North Carolina

Acquired: By Indiana via free agency on 2/16/21

Overview: Jessica Breland played her second stint with the Indiana Fever in 2021. The veteran forward opted out of the 2020 regular season in Bradenton, Florida, but returned to the court this season and played in 26 games for the Fever. Breland averaged 5.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 blocks, 20.9 minutes per contest and started 18 games. She ended the season second on the team with 39 blocked shots, pushing her to 367 blocks in her career, which is good for 15th all-time in WNBA history. Breland also became the 47th player in WNBA history to reach as least 1,500 rebounds in a career. The 6-foot-2 forward recorded three double-doubles in 2021 to give her 25 for her career.

Notable Achievements/Performances:

May 21: Breland finished with 15 points and a career-high 16 rebounds against the Atlanta Dream in the final regular season game the Fever played at Gainbridge Fieldhouse during the 2021 season.

May 23: Breland followed up her career-setting performance with a season-high 17 points and 10 rebounds to help the Fever notch the first win of the season against the Washington Mystics.

June 17: To round out a two-game homestand against the Seattle Storm, Breland finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds, which was the last double-double of the season for her.