Shameka Christon

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Shameka Christon
WNBA's San Antonio Stars  – No. 20
Small forward
Born (1982-02-15) February 15, 1982 (age 33)
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg)
High school Hot Springs High School
College Arkansas
Draft 5th overall pick, 2004
New York Liberty
WNBA career 2004–present
Profile WNBA player profile
WNBA teams
New York Liberty (2004–2009)
Chicago Sky (2010)
San Antonio Stars (2012–present)
Awards and honors
Southeastern Conference Player of the Year (2004)
WNBA All-Star (2009)

Shameka Delynn Christon (born February 15, 1982) is an American professional women's basketball player with the San Antonio Stars 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]

USA Basketball[edit]

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.[4]

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