|No. 1 – New York Liberty|
|Born||August 28, 1986|
|Nationality||American / Croatian|
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||188 lb (85 kg)|
|High school||Jones (Orlando, Florida)|
|WNBA draft||2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Shock|
|2016–present||New York Liberty|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Shavonte Zellous (born August 28, 1986) is an American professional basketball guard for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was a standout basketball player at the University of Pittsburgh. Zellous was drafted 11th in the first round of the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Shock.
As a rookie in 2009, Zellous ranked second among rookies in points (11.9), was second overall in the league in free throws made (155) and averaged 1.8 assists per game. Zellous scored in double-digits in 21 of the 34 games played during her first season and earned honors by making the WNBA All-Rookie Team, the lowest draft selection to ever make the All-Rookie team up until that point. Zellous was a member of the Indiana Fever team that won the WNBA championship in 2012 and was named a WNBA All-Star in 2013.
In 2013, Zellous almost doubled her scoring average, from 7.5 ppg in 2012 to 14.7 ppg in 2013. This improvement, coupled with increases in rebounding and shooting percentage helped her to win the WNBA Most-Improved player award in 2013.
While in college, Zellous was a standout guard for the University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team from 2005–2009. While there, she helped lead her team to a WNIT "Final Four" in 2006 and three straight NCAA tournament appearances from 2007–2009, during which her team advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" in 2008 and 2009. While at Pitt, she earned Third Team AP All-American honors in 2009 and was the Big East Conference Most Improved Player in 2007. Zellous finished her career at Pitt ranked third on the university's all-time scoring list with 2,253 points. Zellous also became the first player in Pitt history (men's or women's) and the ninth in Big East history (men's or women's) to score 600 points in three separate seasons.
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|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|
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- Pretzer, Ryan (September 24, 2009). "Recognition for the Rookie". Detroitshock.com. Retrieved October 5, 2009.
- "Former Pitt Star Shavonte Zellous Named to WNBA All-Star Team". PittsburghPanthers.com. July 23, 2013. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- Michaelson, Lee (September 22, 2013). "Fever's Zellous is 2013 WNBA Most Improved Player". FullCourt.com. Lee Michaelson. Retrieved 23 Sep 2013.
- "Liberty Signs Shavonte Zellous and Carolyn Swords - WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA". WNBA.com - Official Site of the WNBA. Retrieved 2017-08-30.
- "Shavonte Zellous stats". Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- "Former Pitt guard Shavonte Zellous to play in her first professional game for the Detroit Shock". University of Pittsburgh. 09–06–05. Retrieved June 6, 2009. Check date values in:
- "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-27.