2007 In Review: Shameka Christon

The summer came and went, but not without plenty of excitement from the 2007 Liberty. Through the up’s and down’s, it was a great season for the young squad to get some experience in the quicker, bigger, stronger WNBA.

As players are beginning to part ways en route to off-season endeavors, NYLiberty.com is handing in its season homework – a final report, which takes a look back at how each member of the team faired this summer. Today’s chapter of the report looks at forward Shameka Christon.


LEADING THE WAY
Despite a mid-season shooting slump, Christon wrapped 2007 as the Liberty’s leading scorer with 11.2 points per game … For the second year in a row, she led the team in points scored (368) and free throws made (93) … Christon averaged 4.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.0 steals and 32.3 minutes per game this summer … She led the team in scoring nine times and rebounding five times.

A PLAYOFF PRESENCE
Christon made her third appearance in the WNBA Playoffs this season, when the Liberty faced the Shock in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals … She led the team in scoring with 14.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists in the three-game series … Christon recorded her first Playoff career double-double in Game One, netting 16 points and pulling down 15 boards … Her damage on the glass tied a franchise Playoff record for most rebounds in one game.

SHINE ON IN THE SUN
Christon turned in season highs during the leg of the Liberty’s second to last road trip of the regular season in Phoenix … Against the Mercury on August 9th, she tied her career high of 25 points and three-point field goals made (4) and topped her previous career-high of field goals made (9) … Christon also notes Phoenix as her favorite WNBA city to visit.

LEGEND IN THE MAKING
With just four seasons under her belt, Christon has worked her way onto the Liberty’s all-time franchise leader board … She appears in 13 out of 14 categories, including games played (7th, 134), minutes played (8th, 3,420), points scored (6th, 1,293), scoring average (tied 8th, 9.6), field goals made (tied 6th, 432), field goals attempts (6th, 1,135), free throws made (5th, 290), free throws attempts (5th, 364), three-point field goals made (4th, 139), three-point field goal attempts (4th, 446), rebounds (10th, 429), assists (8th, 178) and blocked shots (4th, 89).


Want more on Shameka’s ride through 2007? Check out her WNBA.com Playerfile.

Next Chapter of our Report: Center Barbara Farris
Previous Chapters: Forward Cathrine Kraayeveld; Guard Ashley Battle; Forward Tiffany Jackson; Guard Lisa Willis; Center Jessica Davenport; Guard Erin Thorn; Center Janel McCarville; Guard Loree Moore