SPORTS: Washington Mystics

#12 Ivory Latta - Guard

  • POSITION: Guard
  • HEIGHT: 5'6"
  • WEIGHT: 143
  • BIRTHPLACE: McConnells, South Carolina
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/25/84
  • AGE: 28

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Ivory Latta BIO:

2012: Started in 18 out of 34 games played…averaged 28.3 minutes per game…shot a career high .840 from the free throw line…dished out 3.3 assists per game…scored a career high 14.3 points per game.

2011: Averaged 12.2 points, 3.2 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 28.5 minutes a game … Matched a career-high with 26 points at Connecticut on 6/12 … Score 20 or more points in three games and 10 or more points in 14 games … led the team in scoring five times … led the team in assists eight times … Scored her 1000th career point against Atlanta on 7/26 … Tied a career-high with six rebounds against Seattle on 7/30 … Scored a team season-high 17 points in the fourth quarter against Connecticut on 6/12 … Made a team season-high 11 field goals in a game against Connecticut on 6/12 … Was second on the team in points and led the team in assists … Started all 24 games in which she appeared … Missed the final five games with a knee injury from 9/2 to 9/11.

2010: Played with Tulsa in training camp, but did not make the roster at the beginning of the year . . . Signed with the team on July 5th and played in each of the remaining 18 games with the Shock . . . Started the final 16 games of the season . . . Averaged 12.4 points per game . . . Scored double-figures in 14 of her 18 games . . . Tied a career high 26 points against Los Angeles on 8/14/10 . . . Her 26 point performance was also the season-high for Tulsa in 2010. . . Led the team with 3.9 assists per game.

2009: Appeared in 24 games for the Dream…averaged 14.6 minutes per game…shot .826 from the free throw line…scored 6.1 points per game.

2008: Started in 31 out 34 games played…averaged 28.2 minutes per game…shot .802 from the free throw line…dished out 3.6 assists per game…collected 1.3 steals per game…scored 11.4 points per game.

2007: Made her season debut vs. the Sacramento Monarchs on 5/19… Scored the first points of her WNBA career on 5/30 vs. Washington…Started her first WNBA game vs. Indiana on 8/11 posting three points and one rebound.

In the Playoffs: Averaged 1.9 ppg. in her first 47 minutes of WNBA postseason action in 2007... Averaged 3.0 ppg and 7.1 mpg in her rookie season with the Shock… Ranked second in the league in 3-point percentage (44.9%). In the 2009 playoffs with Atlanta, Latta started in both games, averaging 37.5 minutes per game, scoring 13.5 points per game and dishing out 2.5 assists per game.

Off-Season: Signed with Holon in Israel for the 2007-08 season… Averaged 23.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.3 apg and 1.1 spg.

College: Averaged 16.6 ppg during her collegiate career… Led UNC to back-to-back Final Four appearances (2006 and 2007)… Honored as an AP All-American, Wade Trophy Finalist and Naismith Trophy candidate (2007)… Named to the 2007 All-ACC First Team… Was named the 2006 Player of the Year by ESPN.com, USBWA, GballMag.com and Basketball Times National Player of the Year… Nancy Lieberman Award Winner as Point Guard of the Year (2006)… Runner-up for Associated Player of the Year honors (2006)… Consensus All-American (2006)… ACC Player of the Year (2006)… Most Outstanding Player in the NCAA Tournament Cleveland Regional (2006)… One of four finalists for the Honda Award (2006)… WBCA National Player of the Month for February (2006)… In 2006, led UNC in scoring with 18.4 points per game (second in the ACC) and in assists with 5.2 per game (fourth in the ACC)… Led the ACC in free throw percentage (85.2)… ACC Tournament MVP (2005, 2006)… WBCA National Player for the Month of March (2005)… All-ACC First Team (2007, 2005)… AP All-American Third Team (2005)… ACC Preseason Rookie of the Year (2004)… All-ACC Second Team (2004)… All-ACC Freshmen Team (2004).

Personal: Majored in exercise and sports science…Is the all-time leading scorer in South Carolina history (boys and girls) with a total of 4,319 career points…She shattered the girls’ record in scoring, formerly held by Allison Feaster with 3,427, by almost 1,000 points…Other recognition included a resolution read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by U.S. Representative John Spratt and a key to the city of York, S.C., which celebrated Ivory Latta Day on Jan. 10, 2003…Voted Homecoming Queen in high school.

Career Transactions

  • Signed by the Washington Mystics on February 1, 2013
  • Signed by the Tulsa Shock on 7/15/10. Played with Tulsa in the team's 2010 training camp, but did not make the roster at the beginning of the year . . . Signed with the team on July 5th and played in each of the remaining 18 games with the Shock
  • Acquired by the Atlanta Dream from the Detroit Shock in the 2008 expansion draft.
  • Selected by the Detroit Shock in the first-round (11th overall) of the 2007 WNBA Draft.

Career Honors:

·         Scored the first points of her WNBA career on May 30, 2007 vs. Washington

·         Ranked fifth in the league in the 2012 season in both three point field goals made (69) and three point field goals attempted (177)

·         Scored her highest points per game average (14.3) and highest free throw percentage (.840) in the 2012 season with the Tulsa Shock.

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