Matee Ajavon

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Matee Ajavon
Matee Ajavon WNBA.jpg
WNBA's Washington Mystics  – No. 22
Guard
Born (1986-05-07) May 7, 1986 (age 28)
Nationality Liberian American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg)
College Rutgers
Draft 5th overall, 2008
Houston Comets
WNBA career 2008–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
Houston Comets (2008)
Washington Mystics (2009–2014)
Atlanta Dream (2014–present)
Non-WNBA teams
Fenerbahçe Istanbul (2008–2010)
Istanbul University (2010-2011)
Optimum Ted Kolejliler (2011-2012)
CSM Târgovişte (2013)
Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi (2013-present)

Matee Ajavon (born May 7, 1986) is a Liberian American player in the WNBA for the Washington Mystics. A 5'8" guard, Ajavon was chosen by the Houston Comets as the fifth overall draft pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft.

Early life[edit]

As a child, Ajavon immigrated to the United States with her family from Monrovia, Liberia.[1]

High school[edit]

Ajavon graduated from Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey. She led the Shabazz girls' basketball team to victory in the State of New Jersey's "Tournament of Champions" in both 2003 and 2004, the first time a school had repeated as champion. Ajavon was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored nine points.[2]

College[edit]

Ajavon graduated from Rutgers University in 2008, having majored in Africana Studies. She was a key member of the 2006–2007 Scarlet Knights women's basketball team that reached the NCAA Championship game.

USA Basketball[edit]

Ajavon 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.[3]

Professional[edit]

Ajavon played primarily off the bench during her rookie WNBA season, but averaged 8.0 points per game. When the Houston Comets folded in 2008, Ajavon was selected second in the dispersal draft by the Washington Mystics.

During the 2008–2010 WNBA offseason, Ajavon played in the EuroLeague Women for Fenerbahçe Istanbul.[4]

In her first season with Washington, Ajavon put up remarkably similar numbers to her first WNBA campaign. Again mainly playing as a reserve, she scored 8.0 points per game. Ajavon helped the Mystics reach the playoffs, where she played well, scoring 19 points in just 34 total minutes, but Washington suffered a two-game sweep at the hands of the Indiana Fever.

WNBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game
 PPG  Points per game  TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage  Bold  Career high League leader

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