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Chante Black

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2012
Appeared in 29 games, starting 13... Averaged 3.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game... Earned a season-high ten points twice on August 21 at Connecticut and on August 30 vs. Los Angeles... Earned seven rebounds twice on May 22 vs. Phoenix and at Atlanta on August 28.

2011
Black missed the entire 2011 season after suffering a back injury while playing overseas.

2010
Averaged career-high 5.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.6 blocks on 53.7 percent shooting from the field in 34 games... Had a Shock season and career-high six blocks, eight offensive rebounds and 17 total rebounds against Minnesota on May 23... Led the Shock in rebounding in 13 games, while recording 10+ rebounds in a team-high eight games... Scored a career-high 12 points against Phoenix on May 25... Recorded a career-high five assists against Indiana on July 8... Ranked sixth in the league in rebounds-per-40 minutes (12.3).

2009
Appeared in 33 games as a rookie, starting eight for the Connecticut Sun… Averaged 2.9 ppg and 3.2 rpg in 13.0 mpg… Ranked 17th in the WNBA in blocks per game (0.82)… Ranked 16th in the WNBA in total blocks (27)… Ranked 12th in WNBA in offensive rebounds per 40 minutes (3.8)… Ranked 14th in WNBA in rebounds per 40 minutes (10.0)… Ranked sixth in the WNBA in blocks per 40 minutes (2.52)… Scored a season-high eleven points against San Antonio on June 21… Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds vs. Atlanta on June 14.

College
Was the third player in ACC history to register over 1,400 points, 900 rebounds and 250 blocked shots... Notched 26 double-doubles... Became the 24th player in Duke history to register 1,000 career points… As a senior, started all 33 games, while collecting Associated Press Third Team All-America, USBWA All-America, John R. Wooden Award finalist, ACC Defensive Player of the Year, All-ACC Defensive Team, and First Team All-ACC accolades... Named State Farm Region II Finalist… Recorded ten double-doubles and had 31 double-figure scoring games(2008-09)... Opened the season with a career-high 28 points to go along with ten rebounds and four blocks against 14th-ranked Oklahoma State (2008-09)…In her junior season, earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors, named to the Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament team, a State Farm All-America finalist and on the All-ACC second team... Ranked 26th nationally in blocked shots (2.3) and 40th in field goal percentage (52.5)(2007-08)…Redshirted the 2006-07 season due to a knee injury suffered in preseason practice… Was an All-ACC Freshman Honorable Mention selection in her first season with the Blue Devils ... Averaged 6.2 points, 7.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.1 assists in 34 games (2004-05)…Earned All-ACC Tournament second team honors after averaging 9.7 points, 10.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks (2004-05).

Personal

Born and raised in Austin, Texas... Daughter of Mazie Black... Member of Who's Who Among American High School Students as a junior and senior... Made the Honor Roll each of her four years at East Forsyth… Played for the silver medal-winning South Team at the USA Basketball Youth Developmental Festival in 2003… As a senior at East Forsyth, averaged 19.8 points, 16.3 rebounds, 4.8 blocks and 4.2 assists... Gatorade North Carolina Player of the Year... Played in the McDonald's All-America game and the WBCA All-America game… Winner of the 2004 Winston-Salem Journal's Mary Garber Award, given annually to the top female high school player in Northwest North Carolina... Named third team USA Today All-America, third team Parade All-America and honorable mention Slam Magazine All-America... Led East Forsyth to the 4A Section II title… Named Street & Smith's third team All-America... 4A Metro Player of the Year and second team All-State as a junior... A two-time Winston-Salem Journal All-Northwest team and 2001 and 2002 Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-America ... A Nike All-America... Received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biological anthropology & anatomy and women's studies in May of 2008.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Sun in the first round (tenth overall) in the 2009 WNBA Draft on April 9, 2009.
Acquired in a 2010 Draft day deal by the Tulsa Shock in exchange for the Shock’s seventh overall pick in 2010 and second round pick in 2011 on April 7, 2010.
Signed with the Tulsa Shock on February 6, 2012.