Jantel Lavender #42 Center
2013 Playoff PPG 3.7 RPG 2.3 APG 0.0 EFF +5.00
Bio Born: Nov 12, 1988 Height: 6-4 / 1,93 Weight: 185 lbs. / 83,9 kg. College: Ohio State Years Pro: 2
2012 (Los Angeles): Played 34 games, starting one contest…Averaged 5.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.5 assists…Scored a season-high 16 points vs. Washington on June 18…Established a new career-high in defensive rebounds (9) and a season-high 11 total rebounds vs. San Antonio on June 16…Played all four postseason games…Averaged 1.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 10.0 minutes …Set playoff highs in points (7), rebounds (5) and assists (2) in Game 2 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals at San Antonio.
2011 (Los Angeles): Averaged 6.6 points and 3.1 rebounds during her rookie campaign, registering 11 double-digit scoring efforts and making three starts…Pair of double-doubles, 25 points and 10 rebounds at Phoenix on Aug. 12 and 19 points, 12 boards vs. Tulsa on Sept. 9…Second-most double-dips among all WNBA rookies…Nearly tallied a third with 21 points, nine boards during July 9 game at Seattle…Shot an even .500 on the season, second-highest field goal percentage on the team…Selected in the first round, fifth overall of the 2011 WNBA Draft by the Sparks.
College: Lavender attended Ohio State where she was the only player, male or female, to be selected Big Ten Conference Player of the Year four straight seasons (2007-08 through 2010-11)…Scored in double-figures in each of her 136 games as a Buckeye, an NCAA record…Schools all-time career scoring leader (2,818 points), while 1,422 rebounds are a Big Ten record…Holds OSU’s record for most consecutive starts (136), which she obtained while leading the Buckeyes to three consecutive Big Ten tournament championships…Four-year career averages of 20.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game…Led Buckeyes to four straight NCAA Tournaments, including the Sweet 16 her final two years…As a senior in 2010-2011, was Named WBCA/State Farm and USBWA All-America for the third consecutive year ...Associated Press First Team All-America for the second straight season…In 2009-2010, Lavender was named Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding player for the second year in a row…First-ever Buckeye to eclipse 2,000 points as a junior…In 2007-2008, became the first Big Ten freshman – male or female – to win Player of the Year honors while averaging 17.6 ppg, 9.9 rpg and shot 51% from the field.