November 17, 1986 |
Asheville, North Carolina
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||161 lb (73 kg)|
|High school||Asheville (Asheville, North Carolina)|
|College||North Carolina (2005–2009)|
|WNBA draft||2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Minnesota Lynx|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Her brother is Rashad McCants.
Rashanda Chanee’ McCants is the daughter of James and Brenda McCants . Her older brother, Rashad, played basketball for the Tar Heels from 2003–05 and was the 14th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by Minnesota, she also has a younger sister, Sade and a niece Aiyana and nephew Braylen. She also has a cousin, Cameron Maybin, he was the 10th pick in the 2005 Major League Baseball draft by the Detroit Tigers he has since been traded to the San Diego Padres where he starts as the Center Fielder. Another cousin, John Avery, played football at Mississippi then in the NFL as a first-round pick in 1998 and is now in the Canadian Football League
McCants played for Asheville High School in Asheville, North Carolina Coached by Sonita Gibbs. She also played travel basketball for the WNC Lady Royals...McCants was an All-America selection by McDonald's, the WBCA and EA Sports as a senior in the WBCA High School All-America Game she scored twenty-seven points, and earned MVP honors... She and her older brother, Rashad, are the first brother-sister duo to play in the McDonald's All-American Game ... Second-team All-America by Parade magazine and third-team All-USA by USA Today ... All-Southern Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel ... Averaged 21 points, 7.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.5 steals as a senior, when her team was undefeated and won a third consecutive state championship ... Two-time Class 3A Miss Basketball in North Carolina and two-time all-state selection ... Gatorade Player of the Year in North Carolina as a senior ... Two-time region MVP ... Second-team all-state as a sophomore... As a senior, recorded two quadruple-doubles: 21 points, 12 assists, 12 rebounds, 10 steals and 25 points, 10 assists, 10 blocks, 11 steals ... Also competed in track and field ... An honor roll student National/International: Participated in trials for the Junior National Team in 2004 and 2005 ... Played for the South team in the 2004 USA Youth Development Festival.
Freshman Year: McCants as a Freshman was an honorable mention selection for the ACC All-Freshman team. She also appeared in 34 games all but one against Wofford due to illness. She ranked fifth on the team in scoring and tops among reserves with 5,8 points per game.
Sophomore Year: McCants started all 38 games for the Tar Heels establishing a new school record for games played and games started in a season. she was third on the team and 8th in the ACC in steal with 2.16 per game.
Junior Year: McCants started 35 of 36 games her Junior year averaging 15.8 points, 3.3 assist, and 6.6 rebounds per game. She was named to the All ACC Second team ACC All-Tournament team. She recorded a season and career high against Purdue 11/29/07 scoring 28 points.
Senior Year: McCants was an All-America, ACC Player of the Year, Naismith Watch List, Preseason Wooden List and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate. She was also a preseason Wade Watch List selection. She averaged 15 Points 6.5 Rebounds per game.
McCants was drafted 15th (second round) overall in the WNBA draft to the Minnesota Lynx in 09’ She was later traded to the Tulsa Shock for Alexis Hornbuckle. McCants has played internationally in Israel, Poland, and Finland.