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Rashanda McCants #16 Forward

Rashanda McCants
2012 Preseason Statistics
PPG5.5
RPG2.0
APG1.0
EFF +4.00

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Background

2009: Concluded her rookie season in the WNBA... Appeared in all 34 games for the Lynx, starting the Aug. 19 contest at Los Angeles... Tallied 4.3 ppg and 2.0 rpg in 14.2 mpg; she shot 37.3% from the field and 56.4% from the FT line... Led the Lynx in scoring (12) and rebounding (six) Sept. 9 vs. Detroit, one of three double-figure scoring nights (second against the Shock)... Posted season highs in minutes (31:03) and rebounds (a team-high eight) Aug. 19 at Los Angeles, and contributed season bests in steals (four) and blocked shots (three) in the Sept. 13 finale at Sacramento... Led Minnesota with a season-high 14 points July 31 at Detroit, and added 11 points vs. Phoenix on June 27... Averaged 16.3 mpg after the All-Star Break (12.1 mpg in the first 17 games)... Pulled down five rebounds June 19 at Seattle (all on the offensive end) before fouling out, and paced the Lynx with a season-high four assists June 17 at Phoenix.

Overseas
2009-10: Played in Israel (Elizur Holon) over the winter, averaging 21.9 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 2.6 apg and 2.16 spg in 17 contests.

College
2008-09: A State Farm Honorable Mention All-American selection... Member of ACC All- Academic Team... Averaged 14.9 points and 6.4 rpg... Shot a career high .473 percent from the floor, including a career high .300 percent from beyond the arc... Scored in double figures 23 times her senior year, including five 20+-point games... Scored a season high 24 points in a 79-81 OT loss to Duke on March 1, 2009... Hauled in a season high 13 rebounds Feb. 13, 2009 at Florida State... 2007-08: Started 35 of 36 games, averaging 15.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest... Also dished out a team-high 3.3 assists per game... ACC All-Tournament... Second-team All-ACC... Had a breakout junior season during which she established a new career high in every major statistical category... 2006-07: Started all 38 games for the Tar Heels, establishing a new school record for games played and games started in a season... Averaged 9.4 points and 4.3 rebounds in 21.2 minutes per game... Third on the team and eighth in the ACC in steals with 2.16 per game... 2005-06: An honorable mention selection for the ACC All-Freshman Team... Appeared in 34 games, all but the Wofford contest (Dec. 8), which she missed due to illness... Ranked fifth on the team in scoring and tops among reserves with 5.8 points per game.

Personal

The daughter of Brenda and James McCants... Her older brother, Rashad, played basketball for the Tar Heels from 2002-05 and was the 14th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by Minnesota... Also has a younger sister, Sade and a three-year-old niece, Aiyana... Cousin, Cameron Maybin, was the 10th pick in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers... Another cousin, John Avery, played football in the NFL and is now in the Canadian Football League.

Career Transactions

Drafted 15th overall by Minnesota in the 2009 WNBA Draft.