Shameka Christon - Biography

BACKGROUND

• WNBA All-Star (2009)

San Antonio Silver Stars

2013: Recorded a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Seattle on 8/25/13 ... Led the team in scoring with 18 points, just one off her season-high, at Tulsa on 8/23/13 ... Led the team with 15 points, including a season-best five made 3-point field goals at Minnesota on August 2 ... Had a pair of blocks against New York on July 25 ... Did not play at Los Angeles on July 6 due to a sprained ankle ... Had a season-high 19 points off the bench against Seattle on June 21... Ranked second on the team with 10 points in the season opener against Indiana on May 24.

2012: Played in all 34 games, starting 31 ... Averaged 7.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game ... Ranked ninth in the WNBA 3-point field goals made (58) ... Notched 13 double-figure scoring performances ... Led the team in scoring once, rebounding once and blocks on nine occasions ... Had two three-game double-figure scoring streaks from June 24 to July 1 and again from Sept. 18 to Sept. 23 ... Made at least one 3-point field goal in the final 12 games of the season from Aug. 30 through Sept. 29 ... Had 16 points at Tulsa on May 19, her Silver Stars debut and first WNBA game in almost two complete seasons ... Second on the team with 14 points at Connecticut on May 25 ... Made her first start with the Silver Stars against Phoenix on June 1 ... One of five double-digit scorers against Los Angeles on June 28 ... Had a team-best three steals against Washington on Aug. 21 ... Notched a season-best two blocks against Tulsa on Aug. 25 ... Had a season-high six rebounds at Phoenix on Sept. 1 ... One of five players in double-figures against Indiana on Sept. 7 ... Led the team with a season-high-tying 17 points at Tulsa on Sept. 12 ... Set season-highs in assists (4) and blocks (3) against Seattle on Sept. 14 ... Playoffs: Started both Western Conference Semifinal games against Los Angeles ... Averaged 8.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists through the two playoff games ... One of five double-figure scorers in Game 2 against Los Angeles on Sept. 29.

Chicago Sky

2011: Played in Chicago’s preseason game against the Chinese National Team, tallying eight points and three rebounds … Missed the remainder of the season with a right knee injury suffered during training camp.

2010: Played in 10 games, starting 9 before being sidelined by an eye injury … Averaged 8.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game …Notched five double-digit scoring performances … Posted a season-best 17 points while adding two steals at Minnesota on April 30.

New York Liberty

2009: Named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team … Played in 32 games with 31 starts … Averaged a career-high 16.1 points with 4.9 rebounds per game … Led the team in points per game for the fourth-consecutive season and minutes played per game (31.7) … Scored a career-best 32 points against Atlanta on July 19.

2008: Started all 31 games in which she played … Missed three games due to injury … Led the team in scoring from the third-consecutive season … Notched eight 20-plus scoring performances … Had a season-best eight rebounds at Atlanta on June 11 … Recorded a season-high 28 points at Los Angeles on July 1 … Named Eastern Conference Player of the Week – the first such honor of her career – on July 7 after averaging 24.0 points and 3.0 rebounds per game … Playoffs: Played in all six games … Averaged 13.7 points per game … Posted 11 rebounds in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals against Detroit on September 26.

2007: Played in 33 games with 32 starts … Ranked among the WNBA Top 20 in eight categories including scoring average (11.2) and rebounds per game (4.5) … Had a season-high five assists at Minnesota on June 1 … Posted a season-best five steals at Detroit on July 6 … Had a season-high three blocks at Connecticut on July 26 … Notched a season-best 25 points at Phoenix on August 9 … Playoffs: Started all three playoff games … Averaged a team-best 14.7 points per game … Tied a franchise record with 15 rebounds in game one of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Detroit on August 24.

2006: Played in all 34 games, making 33 starts … Averaged 12.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game … Ranked seventh in the WNBA in blocked shots (42) and ninth in 3-point field goals (99) … Led the team in scoring in 10 games … Notched six 20-plus scoring performances … Posted a season-best 25 points at Seattle on July 14 … Blocked a season-high six shots at Phoenix on July 16 … Had a season-best three steals at Sacramento on July 20 … Dished out a season-high five assists at Chicago on July 25 … Paired 22 points with a season-high 10 rebounds against Washington on August 13.

2005: Played in all 34 regular-season games, starting nine … Averaged 9.1 points and 2.7 rebounds per game while shooting 41 percent from the floor … Ranked fourth on the team in scoring average … Notched 19 double-digit scoring performances … Had a season-best 19 points at Charlotte on June 25 … Dished out a season-high seven assists at Connecticut on July 28 … Recorded a season-high seven rebounds against Indiana on July 31 … Playoffs: Played in two games … Notched 11 points, five rebounds, an assist and a block through 47 minutes of action.

2004: Played in 33 games with four starts … Averaged 5.8 points and 2.1 rebounds per game … Notched 10 double-figure scoring performances … Had five or more rebounds on four occasions … Ranked seventh among WNBA rookies in scoring average … Notched 10 points in her WNBA debut at Indiana on May 21 … Notched seven rebounds against Washington on July 8 … Had a season-best 18 points and five assists against Washington on September 19 … Playoffs: Played in five games … Totaled 28 points with three blocks, two steals and four assists through 63 minutes of play.

WNBA Offseason

2010-11: Played for Russia’s Nadezhda Orenburg … Averaged 8.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game through eight Russian League games … Averaged 6.1 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game through 11 EuroLeague contests.

2009-10: Played for Poland’s Lotos Gdynia … Averaged 16.4 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game through seven Polish League games … Averaged 10.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 blocks per game through seven EuroLeague contests.

2008-09: Played for Russia’s Nadezhda Orenburg … Named to the Eurobasket.com Russian Superleague All-Imports Team … Garnered Russian Superleague All-Domestic Team honors from Eurobasket.com … Averaged 15.9 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per game through 20 Russian League games … Averaged 13.8 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals through eight EuroLeague contests.

2007-08: Played for Spain’s Hondarribia Irun … Earned All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention honors from Eurobasket.com … Averaged 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals through 26 Spanish League games … Averaged 20.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game through seven EuroCup contests.

2006-07: Played for Spain’s Rivas Futura beginning in December … Averaged 10.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.5 blocks per game through 15 Spanish League games.

2005-06: Played for Israel’s Raanana Herzeliya … Helped guide the team to the Israeli Cup semifinals … Averaged 15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game through 12 games.

2004-05: Played for Israel’s Elizur Ramla … Led the team to the Israeli League Championship title … Named Israeli League Championship MVP … Garnered Israeli League Small Forward of the Year honors … Averaged 17.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game through 21 games.

USA Basketball

• World Championships Gold Medal (2002)

• FIBA World Junior Championship (2001)

2009: Invited to the Women’s Senior National Team training camp.

2002: Member of the Young Women’s Qualifying Team that earned a gold medal at the world championships in Brazil.

2001: Helped the Junior National Team earn a bronze medal at the FIBA World Junior Championship in Czech Republic

Arkansas

• Associated Press Third Team All-America (2004)

• SEC Player of the Year (2004)

• All-SEC First Team (2004)

• All-SEC Second Team (2003)

• SEC All-Tournament Team (2003)

• SEC All-Freshman Team (2001)

Senior (2003-04): Garnered Associated Press Third Team All-America honors … Named SEC Player of the Year and earned All-SEC First Team recognition … Finished her career ranked second on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list (1,951) … Set the Arkansas single-season record for points in SEC play (224) … Averaged career-highs of 21.8 points and 7.0 rebounds per game … Shot 43.8 percent from the field … Notched 46 blocked shots on the season while posting career-highs with 49 assists and 195 rebounds.

Junior (2002-03): Named to the All-SEC Second Team … Earned SEC All-Tournament Team recognition … Started all 32 games in which she played … Scored her 1,000th career point, becoming the 22nd player in Arkansas history – male or female - to accomplish the feat … Scored a season-high 28 points and added nine rebounds in the season opener … Had a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Memphis.

Sophomore (2001-02): Played in 31 games, making 29 starts … Notched 40 points in 37 minutes of play against Vanderbilt – ranking second on the single-game scoring list … Posted 36 points versus Clemson.

Freshman (2000-01): Earned All-SEC Freshman Team honors … Played in 32 games with 24 starts … Averaged 10.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game … Ranked second on the team with 47 steals.

Hot Springs High School: Guided Hot Springs to back-to-back state championships while earning state championship MVP honors twice … Named Gatorade Player of the Year … Earned Arkansas Player of the Year honors.

PERSONAL

Shameka Delynn Christon … Born on February 15, 1982 … Native of Hot Springs, Ark. … Raised by her mother, Beverly Phillips and stepfather Roy Lee Phillips … Has one brother and one sister … Graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2004 with her degree in social work … Owns her own company – Shameka Christon Enterprises – which encompasses profit and non-profit ventures including a daycare, mentoring program and personal basketball and fitness training academy.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Signed with San Antonio as a free agent on February 8, 2012 … Acquired by Chicago in a three-team trade along with Catherine Kraayeveld on March 29, 2010 – New York received Cappie Pondexter and Kelly Mazzante from Phoenix while Phoenix received Candice Dupree and a second-round draft pick from Chicago … Selected by New York in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2004 WNBA Draft.