Jantel Lavender

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Jantel Lavender
WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks  – No. 42
Born (1988-11-12) November 12, 1988 (age 26)
Cleveland, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College Ohio State
WNBA draft 5th overall, 2011
Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA career 2011–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Los Angeles Sparks (2011–present)

Jantel Lavender is a basketball player who most recently played for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association.

USA Basketball[edit]

Lavender was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event was held in July 2006, when the USA team defeated Canada to win the championship. Lavender averaged 4.8 points per game.[1]

Lavender was a member of the USA Women's U19 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event was held in July and August 2007, when the USA team defeated Sweden to win the championship. Lavender scored 16 points in the preliminary round game against Lithuania, then scored 28 points in a win over Spain. She scored 25 points in the win over the Czech Republic. Over the course of the tournament, she averaged 16.0 points per game, second only to Maya Moore with 16.3 per game. Lavender led the team in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per game.[2]

Lavender was named a member of the team representing the USA at the 2009 World University Games held in Belgrade, Serbia. The team won all seven games to earn the gold medal. She recorded a double-double, with 16 points and 12 rebounds against France. In the gold medal game against previously undefeated Russia, Lavender had 14 points.[3]


Lavender was selected the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (5th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks.[4]


  1. ^ "SIXTH WOMEN'S FIBA AMERICAS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOMEN -- 2006". USA Basketball. Retrieved 15 Oct 2013. 
  2. ^ "SEVENTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2007". USA Basketball. Retrieved 13 Oct 2013. 
  3. ^ "TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2009". USA Basketball. Retrieved 17 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.wnba.com draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board