Chasity Melvin

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Chasity Melvin
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Personal information
Born (1976-05-03) May 3, 1976 (age 40)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Lakewood (Salemburg, North Carolina)
College NC State (1994–1998)
WNBA draft 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Rockers
Playing career 1999–present
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1999–2003 Cleveland Rockers
2004–2007 Washington Mystics
2007–2008 Chicago Sky
2009–2010 Washington Mystics
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Chasity Melvin (born May 3, 1976) is an American professional basketball player, originally from Roseboro, North Carolina.

A 6'3" (1.90 m) forward, Melvin entered the WNBA in 1999, and played for the Cleveland Rockers, the Washington Mystics, and the Chicago Sky over twelve seasons in the league. She recorded WNBA career averages of 9.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.[1] Melvin has also played professionally in Italy, Israel, Spain, Poland, Russia the ABL,[2] and China.

During a game at the UIC Pavilion on August 15, 2007, Melvin's left eye was dislodged from its socket after Shameka Christon of the New York Liberty accidentally struck Melvin's face as the two were battling for a rebound. Melvin was treated at the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical Center, where her eye went back into its socket by itself. She was able to return to the arena to participate in Fan Appreciation Night activities after the game. Melvin suffered scratches to her cornea, but no skull fractures or vision loss.[3]

Melvin played for Asia Aluminum Basketball Club in China during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.[4] She returned to the Mystics for the 2009 season; she had played there previously from 2004–07.

Melvin attended and played basketball for North Carolina State University from 1994 to 1998. In 1996-7, she was named a Kodak All-American. She led the Wolfpack to a Final Four appearance in her senior season and set an NCAA semifinal record by scoring 37 points in the Wolfpack's loss to Louisiana Tech on March 27, 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Career statistics at basketball-reference.com
  2. ^ Biography Archived September 29, 2007, at the Wayback Machine. at WNBA.com
  3. ^ Tina Akouris. "Eye caramba!" Chicago Sun-Times. August 16, 2007.
  4. ^ Offseason 2008–09: Overseas Roster

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