|No. 20 – Phoenix Mercury|
February 15, 1982 |
Hot Springs, Arkansas
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Hot Springs (Hot Springs, Arkansas)|
|WNBA draft||2004 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the New York Liberty|
|2004–2009||New York Liberty|
|2012–2014||San Antonio Stars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
She attended college at the University of Arkansas, and was named the Player Of The Year in the Southeastern Conference during her 2004 senior year. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work.
She was selected by the Liberty as the fifth overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft.
Between WNBA seasons, she has played for two Israeli teams (Elizur Ramla and Raanana Hertzliya) and Spanish club Rivas Futura. Her teammates on the Spanish squad included then-fellow Liberty player Becky Hammon.
Christon was invited to the USA Basketball Women's National Team training camp in the fall of 2009. Christon was one of twenty players named to the national team pool. Twelve of this group will be chosen to represent the USA in the 2010 World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.
Christon was named to the USA Women's U19 team which represented the USA in the 2001 U19 World's Championship, held in Brno, Czech Republic in July 2001. Christon scored 5.7 points per game, and helped the USA team to a 6–1 record and the bronze medal.
Awards and achievements
- "USA Basketball Women's National Team To Tip-Off Training Tomorrow In D.C.". USA Basketball. Retrieved October 1, 2009.
- "Charles, Moore lead U.S. pool additions". ESPN. March 3, 2010. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
- Silver Stars Sign Shameka Christon
- Mercury Sign Shameka Christon
- "FIFTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19/JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2001". USA Basketball. Retrieved 12 Oct 2013.