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Ivory Latta #12 Guard

Ivory Latta

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2011: Averaged 12.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes a game … Matched a career-high with 26 points at Connecticut on 6/12 … Score 20 or more points in three games and 10 or more points in 14 games … led the team in scoring five times … led the team in assists eight times … Scored her 1000th career point against Atlanta on 7/26 … Tied a career-high with six rebounds against Seattle on 7/30 … Scored a team season-high 17 points in the fourth quarter against Connecticut on 6/12 … Made a team season-high 11 field goals in a game against Connecticut on 6/12 … Was second on the team in points and led the team in assists … Started all 24 games in which she appeared … Missed the final five games with a knee injury from 9/2 to 9/11

2010: Played with Tulsa in training camp, but did not make the roster at the beginning of the year . . . Signed with the team on July 5th and played in each of the remaining 18 games with the Shock . . . Started the final 16 games of the season . . . Averaged 12.4 points per game . . . Scored double-figures in 14 of her 18 games . . . Tied a career high 26 points against Los Angeles on 8/14/10 . . . Her 26 point performance was also the season-high for Tulsa in 2010. . . Led the team with 3.9 assists per game

2007: Made her season debut vs. the Sacramento Monarchs on 5/19… Scored the fi rst points of her WNBA career on 5/30 vs. Washington…Started her fi rst WNBA game vs. Indiana on 8/11 posting 3 pts and 1 reb.

2007 Playoffs: Averaged 1.9 ppg. in her fi rst 47 minutes of WNBA postseason action... Averaged 3.0 ppg and 7.1 mpg in her rookie season with the Shock… Ranked second in the league in 3-point percentage (44.9%).

College Career: Averaged 16.6 ppg during her collegiate career… Led UNC to back-to-back Final Four appearances (2006 and 2007)… Honored as an AP All-American, Wade Trophy Finalist and Naismith Trophy candidate (2007)… Named to the 2007 All-ACC First Team… Was named the 2006 Player of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA, GballMag.com and Basketball Times National Player of the Year… Nancy Lieberman Award Winner as Point Guard of the Year (2006)… Runner-up for Associated Player of the Year honors (2006)… Consensus All- American (2006)… ACC Player of the Year (2006)… Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament Cleveland Regional (2006)… One of four finalists for the Honda Award (2006)… WBCA National Player of the Month for February (2006)… In 2006, led UNC in scoring with 18.4 points per game (second in the ACC) and in assists with 5.2 per game (fourth in the ACC)… Led the ACC in free throw percentage (85.2)… ACC Tournament MVP (2005, 2006)… WBCA National Player for the Month of March (2005)… All-ACC First Team (2007, 2005)… AP All-American Third Team (2005)… ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year (2004)… All-ACC Second Team (2004)… All-ACC Freshmen Team (2004).

International Experience: Signed with Holon in Israel for the 2007-08 season… Averaged 23.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.3 apg and 1.1 spg.

Personal

  • Majored in exercise and sports science.
  • Is the all-time leading scorer in South Carolina history (boys and girls) with a total of 4,319 career points.
  • She shattered the girls’ record in scoring, formerly held by Allison Feaster with 3,427, by almost 1,000 points.
  • Other recognition included a resolution read on the fl oor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Representative John Spratt and a key to the city of York, S.C., which celebrated Ivory Latta Day on Jan. 10, 2003.
  • Voted Homecoming Queen in high school.
  • Career Transactions

    Signed by the Tulsa Shock on 7/15/10 - Played with Tulsa in the team's 2010 training camp, but did not make the roster at the beginning of the year . . . Signed with the team on July 5th and played in each of the remaining 18 games with the Shock
    Acquired by the Atlanta Dream from the Detroit Shock in the 2008 expansion draft.
    Selected by the Detroit Shock in the first-round (11th overall) of the 2007 WNBA Draft.