Shameka Christon

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Shameka Christon
No. 20 – Phoenix Mercury
Position Small forward
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1982-02-15) February 15, 1982 (age 39)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Hot Springs (Hot Springs, Arkansas)
College Arkansas (2000–2004)
WNBA draft 2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the New York Liberty
Playing career 2004–present
Career history
20042009 New York Liberty
2010 Chicago Sky
20122014 San Antonio Stars
2015–present Phoenix Mercury
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Shameka Delynn Christon (born February 15, 1982) is an American professional women's basketball player with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.

She attended college at the University of Arkansas, and was named the Player Of The Year in the Southeastern Conference during her 2004 senior year. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work.

She was selected by the Liberty as the fifth overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft.

Between WNBA seasons, she has played for two Israeli teams (Elizur Ramla and Raanana Hertzliya) and Spanish club Rivas Futura. Her teammates on the Spanish squad included then-fellow Liberty player Becky Hammon.

Christon was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009.[1] Christon was one of twenty players named to the national team pool. Twelve of this group will be chosen to represent the USA in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.[2]

In March 2010, Christon was traded to the Chicago Sky in a three-team, multi-player deal.[3]

On February 8, 2012, Christon signed with the San Antonio Silver Stars.[4]

On March 24, 2015, Christon signed with the Phoenix Mercury,[5]

Arkansas statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2000–01 Arkansas 32 327 40.5 32.7 77.8 4.1 0.6 1.5 0.9 10.2
2001–02 Arkansas 31 517 47.2 29.8 69.2 6.2 0.8 2.0 1.5 16.7
2002–03 Arkansas 32 496 44.5 35.8 68.6 6.1 1.5 1.6 1.1 15.5
2003–04 Arkansas 28 611 43.8 36.4 75.9 7.0 1.7 1.7 1.6 21.8
Career Arkansas 123 1951 44.3 33.7 72.6 5.8 1.1 1.7 1.3 15.9

USA Basketball

Christon was named to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2001 U19 World's Championship, held in Brno, Czech Republic in July 2001. Christon scored 5.7 points per game, and helped the USA team to a 6–1 record and the bronze medal.[7]

Awards and achievements

External links


  1. "USA Basketball Women's National Team To Tip-Off Training Tomorrow In D.C." USA Basketball. Retrieved October 1, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Charles, Moore lead U.S. pool additions". ESPN. March 3, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Silver Stars Sign Shameka Christon
  5. Mercury Sign Shameka Christon
  6. "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved September 26, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Fifth FIBA Women's U19/Junior World Championship – 2001". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on September 28, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>