Chay Shegog

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Chay Shegog
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Free agent
Position Center
Personal information
Born (1990-02-22) February 22, 1990 (age 27)
San Diego, California
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Career information
High school Brooke Point (Stafford, Virginia)
College North Carolina (2008–2012)
WNBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career 2012–present
Career history
2012 Connecticut Sun
2012 UNISEAT Gyor
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Chalysa Janee "Chay" Shegog (/ˈʃ ʃˈɡɒɡ/ SHAY shi-GOG; born February 22, 1990) is an American basketball player who played for the Connecticut Sun in the WNBA in the 2012 season. Shegog played for the North Carolina Tar Heels in college. In 2012, she was selected as the 21st overall draft pick for the WNBA by the Connecticut Sun.[1] In August 2012, Shegog was waived by the Sun.[2] She played for Hungarian team UNISEAT Gyor in the WNBA off-season.

Personal[edit]

Shegog was born Chalysa Janee Shegog in San Diego, California on February 22, 1990. She is the daughter of Theresa (née Poblete) and Darnell Shegog. Shegog has two brothers, Richard and Anthony. Her family lived in Ewa Beach, Hawaii before moving to Virginia just before her freshman year of high school.[3]

USA Basketball[edit]

  • Silver Medal at 2007 USA Youth Development Festival. Shegog averaged 7.6 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game and 1.6 blocks per game to help the USA Blue Team to a 2-3 record and silver medal.
  • Participated in the 2008 USA U18 National Team Trials.
  • In 2009 Shegog was selected for the USA Women's U19 National Team.

High school[edit]

  • Shegog was named a WBCA All-American in 2008.[4] She participated in the 2008 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored fifteen points and eleven rebounds for the victorious Red Team [5]
  • Shegog was selected to play for the Girls East Team in the 2008 McDonald's All-American Game. Shegog tallied six points, seven rebounds and two steals as a starter for the East Team.
  • Played AAU for the Fairfax Stars and won the 2003 13U national title.
  • Shegog is currently Brooke Point's all-time leader in points (1,692), rebounds, blocks (570) and assists (214).[6]

College[edit]

Shegog was recruited by colleges including Duke and LSU but committed to the Tar Heels early. Shegog played for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lettered in all four seasons. Shegog reached 1000 career points in December 2011.[7] In early January 2012 Shegog was the leading scorer in the ACC conference with an average of 17.3 points per game.[8]

North Carolina statistics[edit]

Source[9]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008-09 North Carolina 35 251 49.8 - 62.0 4.4 0.7 0.8 1.2 7.2
2009-10 North Carolina 29 257 51.6 - 55.0 6.0 0.9 0.7 0.7 8.9
2010-11 North Carolina 36 321 51.3 - 74.0 4.9 0.8 0.7 1.1 8.9
2011-12 North Carolina 31 484 52.9 - 59.3 6.9 1.6 1.3 2.3 15.6
Career North Carolina 131 1313 51.6 - 63.0 5.5 1.0 0.9 1.3 10.0

Connecticut Sun[edit]

In the 2012 season, Shegog saw very little court time and finished with a total of 3 points.[10]

WNBA draft[edit]

Shegog was selected as the #21 overall pick in the 2012 WBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun.

Overseas career[edit]

In 2012, Shegog played for Hungarian team UNI SEAT Gyor.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Was named to Parade Magazine fourth All-America team in 2007 and third All-American team in 2008 [11]
  • Was named the Fredericksburg Freelance Star Player of the Year in all four of her high school varsity seasons.
  • Was named to the 2008 Slam Magazine All-America third team.
  • Was named to the 2007 and 2008 Washington Post All-Met first team and honorable mention in 2005 and 2006.
  • Was named the 2007 and 2008 Commonwealth District Player of the Year, and was selected to the All-Commonwealth District and All-Northwest Region first teams in 2005–2008.
  • Was named to the 2009 Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman Team.
  • Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors in 2008 and 2011.[12]
  • Was named to the All-ACC Conference's second-team in 2012.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeShazo, Steve (April 16, 2012). "Shegog drafted by WNBA's Sun". Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Connecticut Signs Moore, Waives Shegog". Connecticut Sun Official Website. Retrieved August 20, 2012. 
  3. ^ Coghill Jr., Taft (March 25, 2006). "Shegog's encore raises bar". Fredericksburg Freelance Star. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Past WBCA HS Coaches' All-America Teams". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  6. ^ Coghill Jr., Taft (March 29, 2008). "Shegog's star shines on ALL-AREA: Chay Shegog: Girls basketball player of the year". Fredericksburg Freelance Star. Retrieved August 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ DeShazo, Steve (December 26, 2011). "College Notebook: Murchison rebounding for Tribe". Fredericksburg. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Statistics". ACC Conference Official Site. Retrieved January 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Chay Shegog WNBA stats". WNBA. Retrieved November 2, 2012. 
  11. ^ "High School Girls Basketball Team". Parade Magazine. Advance Publications. Retrieved October 26, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Georgia Tech's Goodlett & UNC's Shegog Share Women's Basketball Weekly Honors". ACC. ACC. Retrieved January 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "2011-12 all-ACC women's basketball teams". The Miami Herald. February 27, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2012. 

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