Charde Houston

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Charde Houston
Charde Houston.jpg
WNBA's New York Liberty  – No. 22
Forward
Born (1986-04-10) April 10, 1986 (age 28)
Oceanside, California
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg)
College Connecticut
Draft 30th overall, 2008
Minnesota Lynx
WNBA career 2008–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Minnesota Lynx (2008–2011)
Phoenix Mercury (2012-2013)
New York Liberty (2014-present)
Awards and honors
WNBA All-Star (2009)
WNBA Champion (2011)

Charde Lakishia Houston (born April 10, 1986 in Oceanside, California) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, currently playing for the New York Liberty.[1]

Houston played high school basketball at San Diego High from 2000–2004, where she set the California state scoring record of 3,837 points. After becoming the first in her family to graduate high school in 2004, Houston signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at UConn. Houston graduated in 2008 with a degree in sociology.

Charde Houston in Tarbes (2009).

Following her collegiate career, she was selected in the 3rd round (30th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx.

Houston was signed by the WNBA's New York Liberty in June 2014 after spending the previous season with the Phoenix Mercury.[2]

USA Basketball[edit]

Houston was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The event was held in August 2004, when the USA team defeated Puerto Rico to win the championship. Houston helped the team win the gold medal, scoring 10.4 points per game.[3]

Houston played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event.[4]

University of Connecticut statistics[edit]

Charde Houston Statistics[5] at University of Connecticut
Year G FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG A TO B S MIN PTS AVG
2004–05 33 148 296 0.500 0 1 0 62 99 0.626 178 5.4 42 69 49 51 643 358 10.8
2005–06 33 125 237 0.527 0 2 0 63 89 0.708 159 4.8 28 85 30 36 556 313 9.5
2006–07 36 188 347 0.542 0 0 0 73 111 0.658 251 7.0 90 98 39 68 948 449 12.5
2007–08 37 113 205 0.551 0 1 0 19 37 0.514 147 4.0 42 58 14 34 584 245 6.6
Totals 139 574 1085 0.529 0 4 0 217 336 0.646 735 5.3 202 310 132 189 2731 1365 9.8

Awards and achievements[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Swish Appeal
  2. ^ "Liberty sign Charde Houston". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "FIFTH WOMEN'S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFYING TEAM -- 2004". USA Basketball. Retrieved 8 Feb 2014. 
  4. ^ "FIFTEENTH PAN AMERICAN GAMES – 2007". USA Basketball. Retrieved 2009-08-08. 
  5. ^ "UConn Media Guide". p. 142. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 

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