Joy Cheek

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Joy Cheek
Personal information
Born (1988-06-25) June 25, 1988 (age 28)
Hyattsville, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Career information
High school South Mecklenburg
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
College Duke (2006–2010)
WNBA draft 2010 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Indiana Fever
Playing career 2010–2011
Position Forward
Number 21
Career history
2010 Indiana Fever
2011 Washington Mystics
Stats at WNBA.com

Joy Kristin Cheek (born June 25, 1988) is an American former professional women's basketball player in the WNBA and current assistant coach for the Vanderbilt Commodores women's basketball team.[1] Joy was born in Hyattsville, Maryland and attended South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She played college basketball at Duke University.[2] One of 26 former Duke standouts to register over 1,000 career points, Cheek played in 137 contests in her four years. A four-year letterwinner from 2007–10, she owns career averages of 8.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals. As a senior, Cheek averaged 9.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.3 assists as she started all 36 contests for the Blue Devils. She was named to the Memphis Regional All-Tournament team, All-ACC Tournament First Team, All-ACC Third Team and was a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award.

Cheek was the 35th overall selection in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever, playing in seven contests for the Fever before traveling overseas to play in Leszno, Poland. After signing a brief contract with the Washington Mystics to open the 2011 WNBA season, Cheek was prepared to play in Spain before accepting a job at Duke University as an assistant coach. She held this position from 2011-2013.[3]

Duke statistics[edit]

Source[4]

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
2006-07 Duke 33 176 45.1 - 75.0 3.8 0.5 0.8 0.1 5.3
2007-08 Duke 35 334 51.3 42.3 68.1 5.3 0.7 1.2 0.3 9.5
2008-09 Duke 33 281 39.1 26.7 70.1 4.7 0.9 1.3 0.4 8.5
2009-10 Duke 36 357 37.6 32.7 68.4 5.9 1.3 1.5 0.6 9.9
Career Duke 137 1148 42.5 31.5 70.1 5.0 0.9 1.2 0.3 8.4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheek joins WBB coaching staff". Retrieved 1 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "Joy Cheek Bio - Duke University Blue Devils". Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Joy Cheek Returns as Assistant Coach". Retrieved 19 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 2 October 2015.