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Shameka Christon's Bio

About Shameka Christon

SHAMEKA CHRISTON #20

Height: 6-3

Weight: 192

Birthdate: February 15, 1982

Birthplace: Springfield, Ill.

College: Arkansas, ‘04

Acquired: Signed as a free agent on March 24, 2015.

 

WNBA CAREER

Entering her 11th WNBA season and first with Phoenix…..also played with San Antonio (2012-2014), Chicago (2010) and New York (2004 – 2009)

Named to the WNBA All-Star team in 2009 in a year that saw her average a career-high 16.1 points and 4.9 rebounds

Finished 10th in the WNBA in scoring in 2009

Averages 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in her career

Career 34.3-percent (431-of-1255) shooter from the three-point line

Played in all 34 games three times in her career (2005, 2006 and 2012)…..over the last three seasons has played in 98 of a possible 102 games

Scored a career-high 32 points on July 19, 2009 vs. Atlanta

Handed out a career-best eight assists on June 4, 2010 at Atlanta

Led New York in scoring four consecutive seasons (2006 – 2009)

Named Eastern Conference Player of the week on July 7, 2008 after averaging 24 points and three rebounds per game during the week prior

Finished the 2006 season ranked seventh in the WNBA in blocked shots (42) and ninth in three-point field goals (99)

Owns career playoff averages of 10.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 18 career games, 12 career starts

Missed the entire 2011 season after suffering a right knee injury during training camp

Played in 10 games in 2010 before suffering an eye injury that sidelined her for the remainder of the season

Signed with San Antonio as a free agent on February 8, 2012

Acquired by Chicago in a three-team trade along with Catherine Kraayeveld on March 29, 2010 – New York received Cappie Pondexter and Kelly Mazzante from Phoenix while Phoenix received Candice Dupree and a second-round draft pick from Chicago

Originally selected by New York in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft

 

2014

Averaged 3.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 31 games with San Antonio

Scored a season-high 14 points, making four three-point field goals vs. Atlanta on June 26

Played a season-high 24 minutes in the regular season finale at Chicago on August 17

Scored in double-figures three times: June 14 vs. Los Angeles, June 26 vs. Atlanta and July 3 at Minnesota

Played in one playoff game, August 23 vs. Minnesota

 

COLLEGE CAREER

Named SEC Player of the Year as a senior in 2004 after averaging career-highs of 21.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game…..also named First Team All-SEC and AP Third-Team All-American

Finished her career ranked second on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list (1,951 point)s

Named to the All-SEC Second Team in 2003 as a junior…..also earned SEC All-Tournament Team recognition

Scored her 1,000th career point in 2003, becoming the 22nd player in Arkansas history – male or female – to accomplish the feat

Earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2001 averaging 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game

 

INTERNATIONAL/NATIONAL TEAM

Won a Gold Medal with Team USA at the 2002 FIBA World Championships for Women in China

Spent the 2010-11 offseason with Russia’s Nadezhda Orenburg…..averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game through eight Russian League games…..averaged 6.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game through 11 EuroLeague contests

Spent the 2009-10 offseason with Poland’s Lotos Gdynia…..averaged 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game through seven Polish League games…..averaged 10.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks per game through seven EuroLeague contests

In the 2008-09 offseason, played for Russia’s Nadezhda Orenburg…..named to the Eurobasket.com Russian Superleague All-Imports Team…..garnered Russian Superleague All-Domestic Team honors from Eurobasket.com…..averaged 15.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game through 20 Russian League games…..averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals through eight EuroLeague contests

Played for Spain’s Hondarribia Irun in 2007-08 and Spain’s Rivas Futura in 2006-07

Helped guide Raanana Herzeliya to the Israeli Cup semifinals in 2005-06…..averaged 15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game through 12 games

Led Elizur Ramla to the Israeli League Championship title in the 2004-05 offseason…..named Israeli League Championship MVP…..garnered Israeli League Small Forward of the Year honors…..averaged 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game through 21 games

 

PERSONAL

Shameka Delynn Christon was born on February 15, 1982 in Springfield, Ill.

Has a son, Logan Percy (4)

Raised by her mother, Beverly Phillips and stepfather Roy Lee Phillips…..has one brother and one sister

Guided Hot Springs (Ark.) High School to back-to-back state championships while earning state championship MVP honors twice…..named Gatorade Player of the Year…..earned Arkansas Player of the Year honors

Graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2004 with her degree in social work

Owns her own company – Shameka Christon Enterprises – which encompasses profit and non-profit ventures including a daycare, mentoring program and personal basketball and fitness training academy

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