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Chasity Melvin #44 Forward/Center

Chasity Melvin
2011 Preseason Statistics
PPG2.0
RPG4.0
APG0.0
EFF +3.00

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2009 Season: Started in 33 of 34 games played…posted a career-high 29 blocks in one season…ranked fourth in the league in total offensive rebounds (79.0)…tied her career-high of four blocks against the Connecticut Sun (6/6/09)…posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds against the Minnesota Lynx (7/7/09)

2008 Season: Started in 18 games and appeared in all 34…She averaged 8.2 points, and 5.1 rebounds …Set a new career high with 10 offensive rebounds and a season high 19 points in the 6/26 game vs. the Phoenix Mercury…On 6/26 she grabbed the 1000th defensive rebound of her WNBA career…A week later, she pulled down her 701st offensive rebound… only the 5th player in WNBA history to reach the 700 milestone… She is ranked 4th in the WNBA in offensive rebounds with 85 and 5th in offensive rebounds per game with 2.5.

2007 Season: Melvin started 25 games of 29 played...averaged 9.9 pts, 1.3 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game...Set career high in rebounds (15) and defensive boards (12) on 6/1 at Washington...Scored the most points in a Sky uniform (26) vs. Indiana on 8/7....Ranked 6th in the league in rebounds per game (6.7)....Prior to joining the Sky, Melvin had 3 starts of 3 games in the beginning of the ’07 season...averaged 11.3 pts and 6.7 rebounds per game in a Washington jersey.

2006 Season: Melvin started 34 games out of 34 played...averaged 11.9 pts, 1.3 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game.

2004 Season: Averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.8 rpg…helped lead the Mystics to its third playoff berth.

2003 Season: Averaged a career-high 13.1 ppg.

2002 Season: Started every game…averaged 12.5 ppg and 6.3 rpg.

2001 Playoffs: Averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds during the 2001 Playoffs...Handed-out a playoff high 4 assists on August 20 vs. Charlotte.

2001 Season: Played in 27 games (20 starts) during the 2001 season, 9.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.5 apg during the 2001 season...On July 11, The WNBA announced that Melvin was among the 12 players selected by WNBA head coaches as reserves for the 2001 WNBA All-Star Game... Melvin did not participate in the game due to an eye injury…On June 2 at Sacramento, pulled-down a career-high 6 offensive rebounds…Was placed on the Injured List on July 10 and missed 5 games due to a right eye orbital wall fracture (July 10 -- July 21)…Was activated from the Injured List on July 25.

2000 Season: Started every game during the 2000 regular season...Averaged a team-high 11.7 points on .471 (136-289) FG% with a team-high 5.4 rebounds a game...Had 4 points, 6 rebounds and a team-high 3 assists at Washington...Recorded her first double-double of the season (second of her career) at Detroit (7/31), with 13 points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds...Grabbed a career-high tying 10 rebounds at Portland (6/28)...Against the Mercury (6/25), tied a franchise single-game record with a career-high 4 blocks...Against the Shock (6/16), scored a franchise-record and career-high 28 points on 10-12 FG and 7-12 FT with a career-high 7 assists...Notched 21 double-digit scoring outings...Grabbed double-digit rebounds twice...Led the Rockers offensive effort eight times...Grabbed team-high rebounds 13 times...Dished-out team-high assists seven times … In Game Two of 2000 Playoffs vs. Orlando, recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 35 minutes...Scored 14 points at Orlando in Game One on 6-8 FG with 4 rebounds and 3 assists...In the playoffs, averaged 8.8 points and 6.7 rebounds

1999 Season: One of only three players in play in all 32 games, while starting 9…Rockers’ third leading scorer with 8.1 ppg and second leading rebounder with 4.0 rpg (37th in WNBA)…Went to the free throw line a team-high 98 times, scoring a team-high 68 points from the line…Grabbed a team-high 53 offensive rebounds…Recorded a team-high 22 blocked shots…Paced the team offensively in six games…Grabbed team-high rebounds in five games…Dished-out team-high assists in three games…Recorded two double-digit rebound outings…Tallied one double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Sacramento on July 16…Notched a career-high 16 points at Washington on July 21.

Off-season: Played in Turkey…has played in Italy, Israel, Spain and China

Other Professional Experience: Played one season with the Philadelphia Rage of the ABL … Was the No. 2 selection in the 1998 ABL Draft … Averaged 12.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per game during 1998-99 season and ranked third in the league in field goal percentage (.556).

College: Named to 1996-97 Kodak All-America team … Helped lead Wolfpack to first-ever NCAA Final Four appearance during the 1997-98 season … Led the team in scoring all four years … Ranks fourth in school history for career points (2,042) and third for career rebounds (1,020) and field goals made (838) … Only player in N.C. State history to lead the team in field goal percentage all four years.

Personal: Full name is Chasity Monique Melvin …Likes to be called “Chas” …Started playing basketball in the fourth grade…She is the middle child of five and has two brothers, Alejandro and Adam… Parents are Jimmy and Janet Melvin…Has several pre-game superstitions, including wearing her socks inside out, reading her Bible and listening to gospel music…Notes that the achievement she is most proud of was being able to stay overseas and winning a championship in Spain ...plays the piano…Also plays tennis, softball, and volleyball and enjoys bowling and playing pool…

Career Transactions

Signed with the Washington Mystics on February 9, 2009

Traded to Sky from Washington for Monique Currie on May 24, 2007

Selected by the Washington Mystics with the second pick in the 2004 Dispersal Draft on January 6, 2004

Selected by the Cleveland Rockers in the first round (11th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft on May 4, 1999

Personal

  • Likes to be called “Chas”
  • Started playing basketball in the fourth grade
  • If given the opportunity to play anyone one-on-one, would want to play against her sister Danielle because “she would player her hardest against me because we are both so competitive”
  • She is the middle child of five and has two brothers, Alejandro and Adam
  • Parents are Jimmy and Janet Melvin
  • Her cousin, George Williams plays for the New York Giants
  • Has several pre-game superstitions, including wearing her socks inside out, reading her Bible and listening to gospel music Notes that the achievement she is most proud of was being able to stay overseas and winning a championship in Spain
  • Thinks people would be surprised to know that she plays the piano
  • Enjoys reading, going to the movies and being with family and friends
  • Also plays tennis, softball, and volleyball and enjoys bowling and playing pool
  • Lists chicken and meatloaf as her favorite food, red as her favorite color and Ghost as her favorite movie…Will Smith and Whoopie Goldberg are her favorite actor/actress
  • Enjoys listening to gospel, R & B and rap music
  • After she is done playing she wants to get married and have a family and maybe become a color analyst or coach
  • Full name is Chasity Monique Melvin
  • Career Transactions

    Selected by the Cleveland Rockers in the first round (11th overall) of the 1999 WNBA Draft on 5/4/99...Selected by the Washington Mystics (2nd) in the 2004 Dispersal Draft on 1/6/04...Traded to Sky from Washington for Monique Currie on May 24, 2007.