Matee Ajavon

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Matee Ajavon
Matee Ajavon WNBA.jpg
No. 10 – Atlanta Dream
Position Guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (1986-05-07) May 7, 1986 (age 30)
Nationality American / Liberian
Listed height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Listed weight 160 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Malcolm X Shabazz
(Newark, New Jersey)
College Rutgers (2004–2008)
WNBA draft 2008 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Houston Comets
Playing career 2008–present
Career history
2008 Houston Comets
2008–2010 Fenerbahçe Istanbul
20092014 Washington Mystics
2010–2011 Istanbul University
2011–2012 Optimum Ted Kolejliler
2013 CSM Târgovişte
2013–present Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi
2014–present Atlanta Dream
Stats at WNBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Matee Ajavon (born May 7, 1986) is a Liberian American basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). A 5'8" guard, Ajavon was chosen by the Houston Comets as the fifth overall draft pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft.

Early life[edit]

As a child, Ajavon immigrated to the United States with her family from Monrovia, Liberia.[1]

High school[edit]

Ajavon graduated from Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey. She led the Shabazz girls' basketball team to victory in the State of New Jersey's "Tournament of Champions" in both 2003 and 2004, the first time a school had repeated as champion. Ajavon was named a WBCA All-American. She participated in the 2004 WBCA High School All-America Game, where she scored nine points.[2]

College[edit]

Ajavon graduated from Rutgers University in 2008, having majored in Africana Studies. She was a key member of the 2006–2007 Scarlet Knights women's basketball team that reached the NCAA Championship game.

College statistics[edit]

Source[3]

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
2004–05 Rutgers 35 434 41.6 26.2 72.2 2.9 3.5 2.2 0.2 12.4
2005–06 Rutgers  32 402 43.3 34.1 75.0 2.8 4.5 2.6 0.4 12.6
2006–07 Rutgers  32 383 41.5 39.5 70.6 3.1 3.8 1.7 0.4 12.0
2007–08 Rutgers  33 403 39.8 25.2 78.8 3.6 5.2 1.8 0.3 12.2
Career Rutgers  132 1622 41.5 30.9 74.1 3.1 4.2 2.1 0.3 12.3

USA Basketball[edit]

Ajavon played for the USA team in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The team won all five games, earning the Gold Medal for the event.[4]

Professional[edit]

Ajavon played primarily off the bench during her rookie WNBA season, but averaged 8.0 points per game. When the Houston Comets folded in 2008, Ajavon was selected second in the dispersal draft by the Washington Mystics.

During the 2008–2010 WNBA offseason, Ajavon played in the EuroLeague Women for Fenerbahçe Istanbul.[5]

In her first season with Washington, Ajavon put up remarkably similar numbers to her first WNBA campaign. Again mainly playing as a reserve, she scored 8.0 points per game. Ajavon helped the Mystics reach the playoffs, where she played well, scoring 19 points in just 34 total minutes, but Washington suffered a two-game sweep at the hands of the Indiana Fever.

WNBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game  RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game  BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game  FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold  Career high League leader

Regular season[edit]

Postseason[edit]

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