Charde Houston

Charde Lakishia Houston (born April 10, 1986) is a professional basketball player in the WNBA, last played for the New York Liberty.[1]

Charde Houston
Charde Houston.jpg
Personal information
Born (1986-04-10) April 10, 1986 (age 35)
Oceanside, California
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolSan Diego (San Diego, California)
CollegeUConn (2004–2008)
WNBA draft2008 / Round: 3 / Pick: 30th overall
Selected by the Minnesota Lynx
Playing career2008–present
PositionForward
Career history
20082011Minnesota Lynx
20122013Phoenix Mercury
2014New York Liberty
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com
Medals
Women's Basketball
Representing USA
U18 and U19
Gold medal – first place 2004 U18 Puerto Rico Team Competition
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2007 Brazil Team Competition

Born in Oceanside, California, Houston played high school basketball at San Diego High from 2000–2004, where she set the California state scoring record of 3,837 points. After becoming the first in her family to graduate high school in 2004, Houston signed a letter of intent to play college basketball at UConn. Houston graduated in 2008 with a degree in sociology.

Charde Houston in Tarbes (2009).

Following her collegiate career, she was selected in the 3rd round (30th overall) of the 2008 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx.

Houston was signed by the WNBA's New York Liberty in June 2014 after spending the previous season with the Phoenix Mercury.[2]

USA BasketballEdit

Houston was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The event was held in August 2004, when the USA team defeated Puerto Rico to win the championship. Houston helped the team win the gold medal, scoring 10.4 points per game.[3]

Houston 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]

University of Connecticut statisticsEdit

Charde Houston Statistics[5] at University of Connecticut
Year G FG FGA PCT 3FG 3FGA PCT FT FTA PCT REB AVG A TO B S MIN PTS AVG
2004–05 33 148 296 0.500 0 1 0 62 99 0.626 178 5.4 42 69 49 51 643 358 10.8
2005–06 33 125 237 0.527 0 2 0 63 89 0.708 159 4.8 28 85 30 36 556 313 9.5
2006–07 36 188 347 0.542 0 0 0 73 111 0.658 251 7.0 90 98 39 68 948 449 12.5
2007–08 37 113 205 0.551 0 1 0 19 37 0.514 147 4.0 42 58 14 34 584 245 6.6
Totals 139 574 1085 0.529 0 4 0 217 336 0.646 735 5.3 202 310 132 189 2731 1365 9.8

Awards and achievementsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Appeal, Swish (February 28, 2012). "Merc get RFA Charde Houston in sign-trade deal w/ Lynx. Phx 18th overall pick to Minn, 24th pick returned. Interesting move for Phx". @SwishAppeal. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Liberty sign Charde Houston". ESPN.com. Associated Press. June 23, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  3. ^ "Fifth Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team -- 2004". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on September 12, 2015. Retrieved October 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Fifteenth Pan American Games -- 2007". USA Basketball. November 19, 2010. Archived from the original on September 7, 2015. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "UConn Media Guide" (PDF). p. 142. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2009.

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