Rashanda McCants

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Rashanda McCants
Rashanda McCants versus Connecticut 2.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-11-17) November 17, 1986 (age 31)
Asheville, North Carolina
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 161 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Asheville (Asheville, North Carolina)
College North Carolina (2005–2009)
WNBA draft 2009 / Round: 2 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career 2009–2011
Position Forward
Career history
2009–2010 Minnesota Lynx
2010–2011 Tulsa Shock
Stats at WNBA.com

Rashanda McCants (born November 17, 1986) is an American former professional women's basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association. Her brother is Rashad McCants, who also played professional basketball.

Personal life[edit]

Rashanda Chanee’ McCants is the daughter of James and Brenda McCants. Her older brother, Rashad McCants, played in the National Basketball Association.

High school[edit]

McCants played for Asheville High School in Asheville, North Carolina. McCants was an All-America selection by McDonald's.[1][2] She and her older brother, Rashad, are the first brother-sister duo to play in the McDonald's All-American Game.


As a freshman, McCants was an honorable mention selection for the ACC All-Freshman team. She appeared in 34 games, ranking fifth on the team in scoring.

In her sophomore campaign, McCants started all 38 games for the Tar Heels, establishing a new school record for games played and games started in a season. In her junior year, McCants averaged 15.8 points, 3.3 assists, and 6.6 rebounds per game. She was named to the All ACC second team.

In her senior season, McCants was named to the All-American, ACC Player of the Year, Naismith Watch List, Preseason Wooden List and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate. She was also a preseason Wade Watch List selection. She averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds per game.

WNBA career[edit]

McCants was drafted 15th (second round) overall in the WNBA draft to the Minnesota Lynx in 2009. She was later traded to the Tulsa Shock for Alexis Hornbuckle. McCants was waived by the Shock in June 2011.[3]

College statistics[edit]


  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
2005-06 North Carolina 34 196 37.8 29.9 56.8 3.0 1.5 1.2 0.4 5.8
2006-07 North Carolina 38 356 44.5 26.7 72.7 4.3 2.2 2.2 0.6 9.4
2007-08 North Carolina 36 569 44.7 28.2 62.9 6.6 3.3 2.2 0.6 15.8
2008-09 North Carolina 34 488 45.5 28.6 62.7 6.4 2.1 1.3 0.6 14.4
Career North Carolina 142 1609 43.9 28.1 64.2 5.1 2.3 1.7 0.5 11.3


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Team MVP's". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Shock cut two to finalize roster". ESPN. Associated Press. June 1, 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 25 Sep 2015. 

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