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Ivory Latta #12 Guard

Ivory Latta

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Scored the first points of her WNBA career on May 30, 2007 vs. Washington
Ranked fifth in the league in the 2012 season in both three point field goals made (69) and three point field goals attempted (177)
Scored her highest points per game average (14.3) and highest free throw percentage (.840) in the 2012 season with the Shock
Was named Eastern Conference Player of Week for her performances in the Mystics’ back-to-back wins June 7-8, 2013; Won second honor for her performance on July 24 where she posted a double-double with 18 points and 13 assists; Received third honor for her performances in the Mystics last three games of the regular season versus Indiana, Connecticut and New York
Received her first All-Star nod; named to the 2013 WNBA All-Star Team as a reserve
Scored her 2,000th career point, connecting on two free throws vs. Chicago on August 20, 2013

2013: Started in all 34 games…made her Mystics debut against her former team on 5/27…scored a new career-high 27 points, including 4-for-8 from three-point range and a perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line…played a career high 41:46 minutes…led the team with 13.9 points per game…dished out 4.4 assists per game, including a season-high 13 on July 24 vs. Chicago…shot .902 (83-for-92) from the free throw line (second in the league)…played 31.5 minutes per game…shot .396 from three point range (third in the league)…received first All-Star nod after being selected to 2013 WNBA All-Star team as a reserve…scored her 2,000th career point on August 20 vs. Chicago…posted two double-doubles…

2012: Started in 18 out of 34 games played…averaged 28.3 minutes per game…shot a career high .840 from the free throw line…dished out 3.3 assists per game…scored a career high 14.3 points per game.

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.

2009: Appeared in 24 games for the Dream…averaged 14.6 minutes per game…shot .826 from the free throw line…scored 6.1 points per game.

2008: Started in 31 out 34 games played…averaged 28.2 minutes per game…shot .802 from the free throw line…dished out 3.6 assists per game…collected 1.3 steals per game…scored 11.4 points per game.

2007: Made her season debut vs. the Sacramento Monarchs on 5/19… Scored the first points of her WNBA career on 5/30 vs. Washington…Started her first WNBA game vs. Indiana on 8/11 posting three points and one rebound.

In the Playoffs: Averaged 1.9 ppg. in her first 47 minutes of WNBA postseason action in 2007... 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%). In the 2009 playoffs with Atlanta, Latta started in both games, averaging 37.5 minutes per game, scoring 13.5 points per game and dishing out 2.5 assists per game

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 Washington Mystics on February 1, 2013

    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.