|No. 42 – Los Angeles Sparks|
November 12, 1988 |
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Cleveland Central Catholic
|College||Ohio State (2007–2011)|
|WNBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the Los Angeles Sparks|
|2011–present||Los Angeles Sparks|
|2012–2013||Beretta Famila Schio|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
|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|
Lavender was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The event was held in July 2006, when the USA team defeated Canada to win the championship. Lavender averaged 4.8 points per game. Lavender was a member of the USA Women's U19 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Bratislava, Slovakia. The event was held in July and August 2007, when the USA team defeated Sweden to win the championship. Lavender scored 16 points in the preliminary round game against Lithuania, then scored 28 points in a win over Spain. She scored 25 points in the win over the Czech Republic. Over the course of the tournament, she averaged 16.0 points per game, second only to Maya Moore with 16.3 per game. Lavender led the team in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per game. Lavender was named a member of the team representing the USA at the 2009 World University Games held in Belgrade, Serbia. The team won all seven games to earn the gold medal. She recorded a double-double, with 16 points and 12 rebounds against France. In the gold medal game against previously undefeated Russia, Lavender had 14 points.
Lavender was selected the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (5th overall) by the Los Angeles Sparks. Lavender won her first WNBA championship with the Sparks in 2016, as they defeated the Minnesota Lynx 3-2.
- "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Sixth Women's Fiba Americas U18 Championship For Women -- 2006". USA Basketball. November 29, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Seventh FIBA Women's U19 World Championship -- 2007". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "TWENTY-FIFTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 2009". USA Basketball. Retrieved 17 Oct 2013.
- http://www.wnba.com draft2011/draft_board.html 2011 WNBA Draft board
- New ransfers for women basketball section