Meet The Starters: Shameka Christon

Shameka Christon # 20
Guard/Forward
3rd Season
Arkansas ’04


What did you do during the off-season?
I played in Israel and put on basketball clinics for kids in Algeria, Africa.

Do you enjoy traveling, and if so, where?
Yes, almost everywhere. In the past 6 months, I went to France, Africa, Serbia, Israel, and Australia.

What is your favorite food/cuisine, and do you like to cook?
My favorite food is mac and cheese and I love to cook.

What are your favorite sports besides basketball?
Baseball and football.

Are you interested in fashion? What kind of style do you enjoy wearing?
Yes, the latest style out.

Where were you/how old were you when the WNBA started and when did you decide that you wanted to play in the league?
I was 14, living at home in Hot Springs (Arkansas) with my mom. As soon as the WNBA started, I knew I wanted to play.

If you could play one-on-one with any NBA player, who would it be and why?
Kobe Bryant – because he is a great player and I would learn how he does some of the things he does.

What is your favorite part of playing in New York?
Playing in The Garden and the fans.

What do you want to do when your playing career is over?
Work with kids.

What do you want to do or accomplish during your time in New York?
Win a WNBA Championship.